Retro Football: The 1935 Umbro Kit Catalogue

Chris Wright

8th, March 2013


By Chris Wright

The chaps over at Yank sports uniform-obssessed blog Uni Watch have stumbled across this little beaut and we thought it was definitely worth sharing with a more ‘soccer conscientious’ audience.

What you see before you is the official Umbro kit catalogue from 1935 which lists the Sports and Athletics Outfitters’ entire kit range; from football strips to rugby shirts, boxing shorts, jock straps and various running apparel – including a rather suspect looking adult-sized babygro.

The first image is the front cover and the second is the back cover, which was apparently supposed to be filled in yourself and used as a souvenir keepsake for any big match that took your fancy…

We know for a fact that Umbro did a bloody fine line in gentleman’s knickers back in those days, just ask Man City’s 1935 FA Cup Final team!

(Images: Uni Watch/Thanks to Pies fan Daniel Schroeder for the tip-off!)

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  1. tipo 00 says:

    ooh, a slight improvement on the image galleries! now if they just popped up with the rest of the page darkened, that would be great. also a next/previous button so you can click through. we’re getting there.

  2. Grant says:

    Always amazed that they made the refs run around in blazers and ties back in the day.

  3. Álvaro says:

    Umbro and Puma are my favourites brands, classics and stylish.

  4. JB says:

    Wonderful to see that the accurate and wholly descriptive marketing names for each product variation is a tradition we continue up-hold to this day!

  5. Jarren says:

    The ref looks like a 60 year old in school uniform

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