Vintage football shirts are becoming more and more popular in recent years and are a great way of showing everyone just how proud you are of your team. What is more, they are a statement of the great affection that you have for the club and it’s history.
Below are three reasons why it makes excellent sense to purchase a retro football shirt next season rather than fork out for yet another strip, which only has the slightest of design changes from last season.
If you are planning to wear your club’s current team shirt in a 5-a-side game then that is probably fine, so long as you buy three sizes larger than you would normally do, but please be aware that in almost any other situation you are going to look far from cool wearing it. Whatever you do, please do not go out wearing the shirt with a pair of jeans, as that would be a crime.
A retro football shirt on the other hand will usually look pretty cool with a pair of jeans and many clubs’ vintage football shirts are almost fashion statements, which can be worn at all manner of occasions.
If you can afford to support your team by buying printed shirts the latest home and away shirt when it changes every season then that is all well and good. However, for those of us on a budget paying out for one of your club’s vintage football shirts makes far more sense.
If you can’t afford the latest strip each year to wear on the terraces, then it is certain that you are going to look much better in a well known retro football shirt from the past, than the away kit from a couple of season’s ago.
This is even more important when the shirt in question has an old sponsor on the front, while on the back is the name of your then favourite player, who has since left the club under a cloud, which seems to be more and more the case with modern day footballers.
The final reason why it is worth considering buying a retro football shirt is that they can be a good investment. Please note that this is not always the case, because some of the more popular vintage football shirts are now mass produced, though not to the same extent as a modern day kit. However, it is still possible to find some real gems out there if you shop around.