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Photos of England Home Shirt Leaked

Editor’s note: The images of the new England home shirt have been removed after we received an e-mail request from Haymarket, publishers of Four Four Two Magazine. The image of the shirt will be unveiled in a future supplement of 442 magazine.

Here it is. One of the biggest secrets in football during the past few months has been leaked, a picture of England’s new home shirt..

Modeled by John Terry, the new England shirt designed and manufactured by Umbro features a traditional white collar. The shirt is influenced by a photograph of Bobby Moore wearing an England shirt from 1966. Umbro wanted a new shirt design that exuded confidence, looked smart and gave England players a psychological advantage in games.

One of the concepts behind the England shirt is that it’s tailored to fit rather than having just the usual shirt sizes of XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL. It’ll be available with different chest sizes from 34 to 50 inches. To determine your chest size, take measurements under armpits, around fullest part of chest and shoulder blades.

Another unique aspect of the England shirt is the team crest, which has been redesigned and features the name of the opponent on each shirt as a mark of respect. The first time England will wear the new football shirt will be this Saturday against Slovakia in the friendly at Wembley.

Also pictured is David James who is modeling the new England goalkeeper shirt, which is a traditional green.

So what do you think of the new England shirt? Personally I think it’s a thing of beauty. It’s a return to a classic, simple design that is in complete contrast to the flashy Adidas designs for international shirts. In life, most things go full circle. And in this example, the design of a football shirt has done just that by returning to its roots. Sure, it looks like a polo shirt but the crest is elegant and makes it stand out from a crowd. To me, this is an instant classic and full credit must go to Umbro on a job well done.

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  1. The Gaffer

    March 28, 2009 at 10:51 am

    For the real England home shirt, you can see it at

    The Gaffer

  2. Paul Bestall

    March 24, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    It’s reaslly growing on me actually. I wans’t that keen this afternoon, but the more I see it, the more I like it.

  3. Martin

    March 24, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Why do people go batshit about the reveal of new kits? I mean, who cares? Teams use em for a year or two, then change em again slightly. So??????????????

  4. craig

    March 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    hi guys. sorry but i missed the image, could somebody send it to me please thanks very much.

  5. Gary Hunt

    March 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

    From what I can see, I like it a lot. Wonder if they’ll have a long sleeve option too (I generally judge the kit by the long sleeve version).

  6. AW

    March 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Even if it is a decoy, anything is better than the last home shirt, which was clearly designed by 3 different 6 year olds.

  7. judge dreads

    March 24, 2009 at 9:11 am

    hey Umbro, what took you so long to pull the image?

  8. GingerbreadSi

    March 24, 2009 at 7:23 am

    LOVE IT. PTP have you seen the vids on the Umbro blog? You can see parts of it on there, that’s a lot of work for a decoy imo

  9. Wayne

    March 24, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Beautiful kit. Has something that few modern kits have; class and style.

    Funny though, it looks like the polo shirts cricketers wear.

  10. Part-time Pundit

    March 24, 2009 at 7:12 am

    You’re telling me all this hype and talk of tailoring and this is it!?… balls!
    I don’t believe it for a second! Definitely a decoy pic.

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