English Premier League
Up-Close: Everton 1966 FA Cup Winners Shirt
Everton Football Club are into the semi-finals of the 2015/16 FA Cup courtesy of their convincing sixth round win over Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday.
As part of Kitbag’s “Relive with Retro” event, this is a World Exclusive in-person and up-close look at the Everton FC 1966 FA Cup Winners home shirt.
Made by UK-based throwback football kit specialists Score Draw, the Everton 1966 FA Cup Winners jersey is a true to the era replica of the famous blue Toffees home shirt worn by the likes of Brian Labone, Gordon West and Ray Wilson during the 1965/66 season. What was then EFC’s third FA Cup title is celebrated by white cursive embroidery beneath the team’s crest.
The shirt is made of the 100% heavy cotton that was used for most football shirts until polyester arrived int he 1970s. Its simple yet timeless appeal includes a classic ribbed crewneck collar in Everton’s secondary white and ribbed sleeve cuffs. The kit fits true to size but shrinks slightly upon washing (since it is cotton) for what we thought was an even better fit on athletic physiques.
Given that the Everton 1966 FA Cup Winners shirt is long sleeved and is a close replica of kits used in a period before global warming, it is best suited for the cooler temperatures of spring and autumn. Alternatively, it can be worn under a jacket during winter time or even for outdoor soccer in the cold.
Currently on sale during the month of March for just $38 / £25 / 36 € at the Kitbag Retro Lounge, this Everton kit is a steal for the club’s fans and footy shirt collectors alike.
It’s a classic piece of soccer shirt history that can be used year after year regardless of the sometimes over creative designs that kit makes now use to convince fans to fork out hundred of dollars for new replica. Lastly, it comes from a time before often ostentatious shirt sponsor logos and is there adorned by nothing that is not football related. Ideal for the kit purists among us!