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Retro football shirts at Toffs

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Cosmos So, the new England shirt has been launched to cries that it harks back to the ‘golden era’ of football – that is, when we last won something 40 years ago. In effect, it’s nothing of the sort – just another stretchy t-shirt that wouldn’t look out of place in the bargain bin of Salford market.

What happened to proper shirts with their understated charm? They all disappeared – until being reissued by one far-sighted company. Toffs is the home of all your favourite footballs shirts and tracksuits of old – club shirts, international ones, even obscure vintage shirts from around the world. My favourites are the now-defunct clubs like New York Cosmos (pictured) and the teams that never actually existed in the first place – Escape To Victory and Melchester Rovers to name but two.

If you’re after a more recent reproduction though, beware – a right issue seems to stop then using any trademarks of original manufacturers. So my wish for Bolton’s promotion shirt of 1978 comes true – but it doesn’t have the Umbro diamonds down the arm. Oh well.

Check out the Toffs football shirt website

One thought on “Retro football shirts at Toffs

  1. I saw on ebay a bolton wonderer’s top with diamonds cira. 1978 – its a Far Eastern copy but good luck to them. If Umbro cant reproduce these then let someone else. I want an Everton one from the same period – with diamonds galore.
    The Toffs stuff isnt that good. They arnt 100% accurate

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