IT will all be kicking off around Europe next year so what better way ensure a summer of footballing fun with the new, yet to be released, England Euro 2012 away tops, that are available on pre-order from Stuarts.
The navy blue with light blue collar tops are a hark back the good old days of football tops, when men were men and diving was only seen at the Olympic pool.
The Umbro tops are following the line of the previous white home tops that appeal to the fan rather. Who is after style and tradition than some corporate image of what and England top should be.
This top boasts all those aspects and some, as it really is something unusual.
A cool fit, with the open V-neck collar, Umbro logo on the right and the Three Lions badge sitting proudly next to the heart.
The textured main body also boasts a darker blue star, to designate England’s role as World Champions in 1966. The button fastening is hidden and is a nice touch.
The shirt, which are available in short and long sleeve are only available on pre-order from Stuarts until the official release of August 10, so anyone in the know will be contacting the shop to get the shirt lined up ready to don as summer closes out.
Even boxer David Haye has got in on the act and is seen sporting the top with menace.
England Expects, Umbro has delivered now this summer can produce its first real away day top.