Courtesy of Umbro
This past weekend, Umbro debuted 2009 home soccer kits (in Britain, "kits" are outfits created for a specific purpose... in this case, the "kit" is for playing soccer) for the England pro soccer team. That's awesome news in GearHead-land (kind of like waking up one morning in March and finding an un-opened Christmas present beside your pillow), as I'm a pretty big fan of all things related to sports and fashion. So I decided to do a little digging and see what I could find out about the kits...
As it turns out, I didn't have to do much digging at all to deliver a scoop to you guys; the good folk over at Umbro were willing to hook me up with all kinds of info!
The new kit was inspired by the team's 1966 World Cup kit, and was designed through a collaborative effort by British designer Aitor Throup, Umbro Senior Designer David Blanch and Charlie Allen. They were also created to cater to the specific movements of each player on the team, meaning every England futbol'r was measured as part of the process.
I could go on and on... but see that video up above? Click that instead. It'll break down the whole process for you a lot faster (and cooler). Oh, and if you want even more info after that, click here. It's a gallery of the process.