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4,500 retro national team kits for sale

Unwilling to pay the £64.95 for the official England kit? Following the trend of wearing old school retro kits from the 80s and 90s? think new kit designs are just rubbish?

We have followed the success of the She Wore Shop (exclusive Arsenal merchandise) site and The Arsenal Shirts (real old school Arsenal shirts, signed and match worn) with a new venture, Retro Kits.

We have brand new England Shirts, used England items, National shirts from all round the world and finally classic shirts and kits from club teams. We have around 4500 items to add to the site, so it is still very much a work in progress.

With shirts available from £10, we are sure we have something that suits you.

England, Brazil, Argentina, France, Spain, Nigeria, Holland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Wales, Columbia, Canada, USA, Cameroon, Iran, Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe are amongst the collection we currently have available, with thousands more shirts still to be process and up loaded.

If you can not see the shirt that you want, it does not mean we do not have it. drop us an email at shewore@gmail.com letting us know the country, year and size and we will you know what we have.


The Arsenal and Me – John’s Story

I just wanted to share the experience of my first trip to The Home of Football. I was 12-years-old when the family decided to take a holiday in London in August 1980. I had been an Arsenal fan since my uncle bought me a t-shirt aged 5 so Dad took me to visit Highbury with a view to getting tickets for a midweek match against Southampton.

When we arrived at the box office, we saw the gate that led to the pitch was open. We decided to go for a stroll and there in front of us was the first team training on the hallowed turf. It was a real shock and then a voice started shouting at us telling us to leave. When the guy got closer we heard his Irish accent.

Dad had a word with him, lied a bit about it being our last day in England and the gentleman groundsman, who was Paddy, let us sit in the dugout and watch the players going through their paces. When they had finished training I was able to meet all of my heroes including David O’Leary, Pat Jennings, Willie Young and Frank Stapleton.

We thanked Paddy and went on our way. I could not sleep all night, I just kept staring at all the names in my autograph book. The following night I sat in the West Stand for my first ever game, but all I could do was stare at the North Bank and take in the noise. Charlie George played against the arsenal that night and he got a great ovation from the North Bank, I remember asking my dad who he was and he replied , a legend son a legend,

It took me another six years before I was able to travel from Ireland to watch another game. That Southampton game, which finished 1-1, cemented my love for all things Arsenal and now thirty years later I still enjoy my trips to London as much as ever. well maybe not as much since we moved as I miss the old lady Highbury and the emirates just doesn’t compare, but as the saying goes, I’m Arsenal till I  die, proud to be a Gooner.

The Arsenal family is one I am proud to be a part of.