- Thanks to Barry Rojack for providing us with this
Everton are about to leave Umbro for Hummel, but, given that they have had four stints in the double-diamonds since the 1970s, you get the feeling that a return is never too far away.
Having begun watching football in 1990-91, Everton in Umbro is the natural fit in my eyes, all the more so with yellow change kits. The colour returned in the summer of 1996 after the club had had salmon and navy and then white, grey and black.
The design was certainly of its time, while the home strip, in the second of its two years, was notable for the prominence of black, especially in the hooped socks. However, it had capital if for no other reason than the fact it was worn in the 1995 FA Cup final win, albeit with the logo of outgoing sponsors NEC.
One thing to note is at the bottom of page 5. In 1995, Everton had entered into an alliance with Irish side Home Farm, who renamed themselves Home Farm Everton and switched from wearing blue and white hoops to Everton shirts featuring the two clubs’ crests and ‘Everton’ on the front. This shirt was available to buy, albeit for £8 more than the actual Everton shirt.