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Be Alternative: Four England Shirts To Enjoy The Euros In

March 13, 2016

- Grant Whittington

The European Championships are just around the corner and we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait. England have revealed a brand new kit, and hopefully it’ll mean a brand new result, i.e. not getting beat on penalties.

But if the new kit isn’t for you, never fear, there’s a chance to go old school, with some classic kits available to buy online. But what exactly should you be wearing when England walk out for the first time in France?

Euro 96

It’s been 20 years since England hosted the European Championships, making it all the way to the Semi Final. And they did it in style too. The Euro 96 shirt as worn by the likes of Shearer, Ince, and Gazza and saw the Three Lions coast past the Netherlands in the Group Stage and of course beat Scotland in which Gascoigne scored that incredible goal followed by the infamous dentist’s chair celebration.

Price: £40-£50

World Cup 66

The shirt England won the World Cup in is a timeless classic. Many issues nowadays are based on the strip, but you won’t get better than the original.

Brands such as Score Draw keep the shirt alive, and you’ll hopefully bring a bit of luck to the England team by wearing one of these. They’re easy to get hold of and you’ll be the coolest looking supporter in the pub.

Price: £25

Euro 88

England’s Euro 1988 campaign may have been a total disaster, but their shirt was far from that. England were knocked out in the Group Stage losing all three games in Germany, but they at least looked good doing it.

Probably not the shirt to wear if you’re superstitious, but none the less a fine kit to support the Three Lions in.

Price: £80

World Cup 1998

World Cup 1998 will be remembered for a number of reasons. There was the emergence of Michael Owen onto the world stage with that phenomenal goal against Argentina, and then there was the sending off of David Beckham, making him public enemy number one in the Premier League.

Of course we’ve all forgiven Becks now and despite losing to rivals, and crashing out before the Quarter Final, this kit is actually pretty cool.

Price: £35-70

2010-2011

England only played a handful of times in this kit, but this special edition is a real treat. At first glance it may look ordinary, but the back is actually covered in multi-coloured St George’s crosses.

Designed by Peter Saville, the man behind Factory Records’ unique and ground-breaking record sleeves and event posters, the crosses signal the diversity and multi-cultural society we live in. The shorts got some criticism for going against the standard navy blue of England, so we’d suggest just the shirt. Plus, England never wore it at a tournament so you don’t know if it’s bad luck or not.

Price: £25-35

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