Fashion Friday – The New (2009) England Jersey

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WoAi wearing the 2009 England football jersey

Those of you who pay attention to my blog will remember on my recent trip to Hongkong I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to find the new England football jersey that was just launched earlier this year. My brother was clearly paying attention because yesterday a package arrived from England and inside was a brand new England jersey. At this point I have to explain to American readers that this is the new jersey that the English soccer team will be wearing and not the New England Patriots American football team jersey!

I liked the jersey as soon as I read about it a few months ago but I have to say, now I have one, I like it even more. It’s definitely in my top 5 England jerseys (they change the design once every 2 years so there have been lots over the years).

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WoAi with the older, less well fitting England jersey (medium size)

What do I like about it? Well firstly I like its simplicity. Less is more. I also like how it looks more like a regular polo jersey than a football shirt which means it looks good as an everyday item of clothing and not just something to wear when England are playing a match. And lastly, for the first time, Umbro have offered these shirts in specific chest sizes rather than just small / medium / large which means you can get a much better fit.

Thanks Rich for the second best 2009 birthday gift (the best was mum’s gift – she gave me 100 pounds in cash!).

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18 Responses to Fashion Friday – The New (2009) England Jersey

  1. maxiewawa says:

    With a great fit like that, you could probably get a game with the team! Would change the jeans to footy shorts though.

  2. Not being able to see the England shirt makes me sad :’( #flickrblockkkkk

  3. WoAi says:

    Maxie – Thanks you’re very kind. My brother’s budget couldn’t stretch to the shorts sadly so I just have the top.

    Oli – Problem fixed. Sorry about that.

  4. T. says:

    He really does like the thumbs tucked in the pockets pose.

  5. WoAi says:

    T – It’s because I don’t actually have any thumbs. And it’s my trademark, nobody else can use it.

  6. Swiss James says:

    Errr, third surely

  7. WoAi says:

    Swiss – Ah yes, sorry your gift was the best but I can’t say that in front of my own flesh and blood can I?

  8. Wow that is what I call super-retro. Did the Umbro sign get fatter or did y…nothin!

  9. WoAi says:

    Oi cheeky, yes, the logo got fatter, not the “model”.

  10. wisemanofasia says:

    Am liking the retro look, but have to say, for those of us with more muscular bodies I prefer the older, slightly tighter fitting shirt! ;)

  11. chrisB says:

    WoAi… can’t help but notice you appear to be in some sort of photographic studio… what’s that all about?

  12. WoAi says:

    Wiseman – Yes well we can’t all have six packs like you can we!

    ChrisB – It’s actually the wall of my apartment not a studio, but it was taken with my professional studio flash heads attached to a huge softbox. I usually take photos of other people but occasionally I turn the camera on myself.

    You can see all my photography related posts here.

  13. Rich says:

    Looking good bruv, glad it fits! Lucky for me Woai didn’t have any problems finding all the expensive items on his shopping list during his trip to HK ;)

  14. WoAi says:

    Rich – Well now you mention it, there was also a Playstation 3 that I had trouble finding and some blue ray DVDs to play on it.

  15. Rich says:

    Unfortunately the plug on the uk console wont fit the socket in your new apartment. Nevermind :P

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  17. charlie says:

    you can buy these in the “soccer shop” at Hongkou football stadium. Look good. Think I will pick one up!

  18. Sara says:

    Wooohooo! What a generous 100 pound gift for your birthday! You almost have to rub her feet now, ha ha!

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