Everton launch 2019-20 home kit

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 88comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's new home strip was officially unveiled this morning and will be worn by the team for the first time in Nairobi this Sunday.

Featuring a new design element of overlapping diagonal lines in shades of blue inspired by Goodison Park itself, the new Umbro design marks a departure from the more traditional solid-colour kits of recent years.

The distinctive Archibald Leitch criss-crossed iron-work from the upper tier of the Bullens Road stand has been used as the influence for a graphic that appears prominently on the chest of the new home jersey.

The 2019-20 kit, which will be worn for the first time when Everton face Kariobangi Sharks in the SportPesa Trophy this Sunday, also features a familiar EFC logo on the back of the neck.

As ever the shorts are white, and white socks, featuring thin vertical stripes, are preserved for another season.

Supporters can pre-order the 2019-20 home kit from 9am today by going online at evertondirect.com or visiting Everton One or Everton Two Stores. The kit will be on sale in stores from Thursday 18 July.

To celebrate the launch of the new strip, Everton and Umbro have produced St. Domingo, a limited edition shirtzine based on the ‘Built to Last' theme which includes exclusive interviews, features, and an insight into the design of the shirt.

The shirtzine is a magazine devoted to the new kit and contains interviews with Davies, Richarlison, Seamus Coleman, Megan Finnigan and Danielle Turner, alongside Umbro designer Bryony Coates and lifelong Everton fans.

Only 1878 first edition copies of St. Domingo have been printed — fans should keep an eye on evertonfc.com and the Club's social media channels to find out where they can get theirs.

 

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James Marshall
1 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:14:21
I haven't bought an Everton kit since the One2One shocker in the 90's so my opinion is not that meaningful, but I really like this years effort.
Jimmy Hogan
2 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:16:38
Kerching. The annual drive to part Evertonians from their money begins. As long as it's blue shirts and white shorts, I'm happy.
Jim Bennings
3 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:17:02
I’ve seen better, I’ve seen worse, would be my opinion.

I don’t think it’s as big an issue as is made by some the entire kit drama.

Much like when the new “kindergarten badge” was released in 2013/14, we had all forgotten about it once the team started playing some great football on the way to a 5th place finish with 72 points.

It’s hard to keep coming up with new designs on a yearly basis, if I had a preference I’d go back to the days when home kits were kept on for two seasons but those days aren’t going to happen again now.

What we really need now is a few more top signings to wear the bloody thing.

James Hughes
4 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:38:04
I see Chelski have signed Lampard as a manager. With that and the sale of Hazard we could rival them for a position.
Karl Masters
5 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:38:28
Bizarre choice of the sleeve logo from the inglorious 1991-93 period kit being used on the back.🤷🏻‍♂️

I quite like it, it’s certainly better than some we’ve had.

Using light, almost sky blue on it seems a bit strange as well. I wonder why they did that. 🤔

Tony Everan
6 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:43:09
Looks ok and they've got to try to make it a bit different to get new sales.

They could wear a royal blue Primark £2.99 T shirt for all I care, as long as they get into the top four and win a trophy.

Sam Hoare
7 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:44:05
It's growing on me. Prefer the training tops though.
Tony Twist
8 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:45:30
Looks ok, the look might grow on me, to me it looks a bit cheap, t-shirt-ish. I have said it before but I will say it again, as long as it brings us luck and ultimately success.
David Pearl
9 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:49:20
I don't suppose they'll be using the angry birds logo on the chest for kids so that theirs isn't so plain. It's okay. Its blue. Dont know why they waited so long to release these photos though.
James Stewart
10 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:03:17
Hideous. Why not use one of the fan designs, all miles better than this.
Steve Ferns
11 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:06:14
It looks like a cross between a Christmas jumper and a golf t-shirt. It’s not bad and I think it’ll grow on me. The main blue is the right shade and there’s nothing bad about it. It’ll also be easy to pick us out on first glance when sometimes you really need to look hard to be sure it’s us and not say Chelsea or Birmingham.
Jim Bennings
12 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:12:18
Steve

It’s apparently a bespoke design especially for Everton so that’s what I’ve heard, the intention being we are instantly recognisable.

It’s a decent effort, as I say, I’ve seen worse efforts.

It’s a design that looks 1990’s, and the 90’s right now is in vogue.

Brent Stephens
13 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:16:09
The logo on the advert for the shirt says "Built to Last". Yes, for one season until a new shirt is launched.
Jason Broome
14 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:17:09
I agree with James. The fan concept kits are a lot better. It's umbro though so my expectations are met.

It's blue I guess so it will work for a year. I won't be buying it though so that's 50 pounds saved.

Craig Walker
15 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:19:37
Bit odd that they've used a logo from '91-'93 on the back. Mind you, I do remember Peter Beardsley scoring a winner against the RS at Goodison in that shirt. I'd settle for something similar happening this season.

I think it's okay and I'll probably get it. It's better than the dark blue panels one from 2 seasons' back.

Dave Williams
16 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:23:38
It’s fine if a little unimaginative. I’d love us to do something more radical whilst maintaining the traditional colours but ultimately as the guys all say above getting the team sorted for an assault on the top 4 is what really matters
James Morgan
17 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:44:00
I don’t buy kits but I like this one.
Jim Bennings
18 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:48:45
Dave

Radical change for me would be for us to try a kit all blue.

Blue is predominantly Everton’s colour and I believe players looks more imposing wearing all the one colour.

In terms of radical change just for the shirt alone, we have had quite a few different designs over the years from the 1985 white bib, the shocking pale blue effort in 1997/98, to the crazy white flashes down the sides in 2000/02.

The shirt itself this season is probably about as radical it can be without causing too much offence with mad white or yellow plastered all over it.

One other idea would be fine white pinstripes but I’m not really sure about that even.

Eddie Dunn
19 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:50:42
Get rid of these plastic kits. What if the lads run past one of those flame throwers at Wolves - the whole thing would go up in a puff of smoke lets get the kit made from cotton or bamboo -proper natural fabrics. Oh and leather boots too. Quite like the graphics though!
Andy Kay
20 Posted 04/07/2019 at 11:14:12
Seeing as we're stuck with Umbro again for the foreseeable future (oh for an Adidas kit), are they going to bin off the "scoredraw" retro kits from the club shop. These are shocking. The 86/87 shirt we won the league in, should be made by Umbro with an Umbro badge on the chest. It was a classic shirt we had success in. It surely would sell. Yet we still have a cheap alternative from score draw. I bought the 1980 Hafnia with diamonds on the sleeves at Christmas. Absolutely love it because it looks authentic. Need Umbro to do the same with the 1982/83 kit too. Retro shirts should look authentic not blag. It worked with the 92 and 94 shirts.
Michael Lynch
21 Posted 04/07/2019 at 11:16:08
Personally, I don't think we've had a decent kit since 1967. I think that might have been the last one I bought as well, size XS boys.
Duncan McDine
22 Posted 04/07/2019 at 11:37:07
So those random diagonal lines were inspired by those cross things at Goodison... do they mean us?
Tommy Surgenor
23 Posted 04/07/2019 at 11:44:15
It’s certainly a grower.
The more I see images of it, the more I think it’s the best we’ve had in a few years.

Looks better with the short sleeves.

The goalkeeper kits are shocking though.

Jeff Spiers
24 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:09:04
Bloody awful!!
Mark McParlan
25 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:10:09
I've come round to liking it. As others have said, at first glance you don't like it, but the more you see of it, the better it becomes. It's better than last years, and especially the awful 17/18 kit.

I still maintain however that Everton kits are better with more white on them.

Steve Carse
26 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:12:36
Presumably, seeing as Richarlison is in the promo, the kit was finalised and a prototype in production, some time ago. Amazing it was never leaked then.
Paul Curwen
27 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:20:09
Saw this leaked last night ...looks too much like a training top.... hope the away strip looks better
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

28 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:24:14
It's blue. It's got the club badge on it. The team will wear it this season to help us identify we are cheering on the correct team.

Next.

Paul Smith
29 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:24:33
Not had a good looking kit in years. Nothing in this years effort to change that.
Pete Hughes
30 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:30:02
As usual too much white in the kit, somebody needs to remind them our primary colour is BLUE
Neil Copeland
31 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:36:15
Steve #11, you win first prize for best description.

Duncan # 22, very good - haha!

Neil Copeland
32 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:36:16
Steve #11, you win first prize for best description.

Duncan # 22, very good - haha!

Ray Roche
34 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:10:46
Jim@18

All blue? Behave yourself, who wants to be a Chelsea lookalike? Most ridiculous comment on here for ages.

It needs a white collar.

Ray Roche
35 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:12:17
Pete @30.

Not you as well! We were at our most successful in blue AND white!
And let's have blue and amber for our second kit.

Dennis Stevens
36 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:16:07
Yet again, no blue stripe down the side of the white shorts!
Pete Hughes
37 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:18:35
Ray Roche, what's ridiculous about Jim's all blue kit? Why shouldn't we? What the fuck have Chelsea got to do with us?? Leicester don't care about Chelsea playing in all blue, as Jim said blue is our primary colour and our kit should reflect that!!!
Eric Yarker
38 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:24:41
Presumably the criss cross design will follow through on to the numerous away strips we will have. Don't know why we can't just go for the old school tangerine and dark blue kit of the sixties which won't clash with any other teams but it's all about how much money they can get out of us.
Peter Warren
39 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:27:21
Always liked yellow as our away kit
Darren Hind
40 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:27:48
A kit is just kit
A sigh is just a sigh
Dennis Stevens
41 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:41:21
Regarding the side debate on wearing all blue, I must admit to hating it. If, for some reason, we aren't going to wear white shorts with our famous blue shirts then I'd prefer the alternative to be black.
Ray Roche
42 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:44:11
Peter Hughes@
“Our primary colour is blue “,
So is the new shirt.
Ray Roche
43 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:45:57
Eric @38

That’s the amber and blue kit I mentioned in post 35

John G Davies
44 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:15:55
As long as it’s Royal Blue I am not interested how it looks. I am more interested in the people who will be wearing it. Plenty of time left in the window for new additions.

Only criteria for me are :
*defenders who can actually defend
*midfield players who can create.
*forwards who can score.

Not rocket science

Jamie Crowley
45 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:19:47
Don’t like it. Don’t like the pattern running through the royal blue.

Too busy. Too chaotic with no rhyme or reason for my eyes.

Shameless step and repeat Umbro diamond splattered all over the thing.

The NASCAR jersey of footy.

Justin Doone
46 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:20:04
Ugly 80's retro style kit that has sadly followed the poor world cup designs from last year.

Last seasons white away was of similar garbage design. It's maybe OK on a 4 year old but not on an adult.

I just hope the away and 3rd kit's are truly amazing. I've enjoyed the recent seasons purple and green 3rd kits. They looked great and fresh. Something a bit different.

Wouldn't mind some hoops!

Pat Kelly
47 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:21:54
Any sign of some new players. The only new one we've signed won't be wearing this new kit.
Eric Yarker
48 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:22:49
Ray must check my Dulux colour chart as always thought the shorts a darker blue and the tops and stockings tangerine rather than amber
Pete Hughes
49 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:38:57
Ray@42, perhaps we should wear a white shirt to go with the bloody whites shorts, and white socks?
Frank Sheppard
50 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:44:57
It’s OK. It’s not an embarrassing over fashioned disaster. It’s predominantly royal blue, and tries to connect with our history.
Pete Hughes
51 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:51:57
Frank, I beg to differ, it's predominantly white!
Tommy Carter
52 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:59:53
Looks good to me.

Personally not a fan of a kit change every season but that’s the modern game for you I suppose.

I’m not too fussed with tradition. I’m a bit more open minded than some it seems. Personally I loved the 1985/1986 Kit, or the Lineker kit as I know it. This wasn’t the most traditional.

I disliked the 2000/2002 kit completely. In fact, the Puma ones I thought were all quite poor. Particularly the round collared 2003/2004 kit. This was abysmal not only in design but also quality. It was incredibly uncomfortable and fit almost like a maternity blouse.

The 2005/2006 with the terrible short fold collar was also a very poor kit.

2010/2011, another poor effort from ale Coq Sportif

My top 5:

1985/1986
1993/1995
1997/1999
2016/2017
1987/1989

Eoin O Donnell
53 Posted 04/07/2019 at 15:02:14
No matter what was designed I just can't bring myself to buy a shirt with a gambling company advertised on it. It ruins lives, is a huge problem in current society, and as a club we should be showing more class and a better example to young Evertonians.
Rob Marsh
54 Posted 04/07/2019 at 15:09:28
Does anybody have an idea why we've never had Adidas, Puma or any of the other big brands (except Nike once (and it was a decent kit))?

We always to tend to stay with low end suppliers who probably have art student on minimum wage designing their products.

Is it us who don't want them (the big suppliers) or them that don't want us?

Tony Rice
55 Posted 04/07/2019 at 15:40:56
Rob Marsh @54. We had Puma around 2003
Iakovos Iasonidis
56 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:01:21
Like a training shirt. Really poor effort on something so important.Yes it is important no matter a lot of people think. It is what everybody see the whole year in the internet, games, news...Last year the 3rd shirt was really nice.
Nicholas Randall
57 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:11:50
I agree with Jim. I think Everton should wear all blue but I do not think it will ever happen as the majority of fans are against it. I always like to see them in all blue when they play away against a team who wear white shorts or socks but it only happened once last season against West Ham. The away kit was used when they played Arsenal.
Rob Marsh
58 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:17:36
Tim # 55,

I also remembered that after I'd done the post, we weren't long with them.

Having said that, we generally do stick to some crappy brands and always seem to end up with Umbro?

James Hughes
59 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:18:10
Darren #40 very good post sir and appears to have passed people by
Ray Roche
60 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:30:20
Pete@49

If you remember on occasions in the sixties we DID wear all white. And white with black shorts, and amber and blue shorts, and amber and white shorts... in fact, several different combinations. But always blue shirts, white shorts as a first choice so why change it to Chelsea or Leicester? How about all effin' red as a second kit? Suck up to another “Big Club”? Eh?

John Pierce
61 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:47:38
The kit is poor. Doesn't immediately make me think of Everton at all. If the simplified Leitch bars are indeed that, then they've failed to inspire this particular Evertonian.

Again it's not just a kit is it? Easy to dismiss when it's not your bag. The noise around the launch, especially on social media, was non-existent; no date published from the end of the season, were there any teasers?

Branding, the messaging and ultimately the ambition to reach non-Evertonians just seem lacking. When your club cannot consistently get this type of thing right, I wonder what else is.

Dave Abrahams
62 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:52:07
Ray (60), there was a kit, only used a few times, maybe before you were old enough to be going to the game in the late fifties early sixties: It was a white shirt with two yellow lines going round the chest and a blue one in between the yellow ones, or the other way round, with white shorts and white socks.

I went to Birkenhead to get to Lewis’s with that story didn’t I.

Ray Roche
63 Posted 04/07/2019 at 17:22:48
Dave, I don’t remember that kit but I know we had umpteen combinations over the years. I remember we wore all white at home to Inter Milan in 63, I think so that it would be easier to differentiate between the teams on tv highlights.
Birkenhead to Lewis’s 😅
Terry White
64 Posted 04/07/2019 at 17:32:50
Dave (#62), we wore the kit you mention as a second kit in the late '50s. I seem to recall black shorts with it but I may be wrong. I am sure we wore those shirts for Bobby Collins's debut at Maine Road.

There was some pressure for us to wear all blue in the '60s when the RS changed from red and white to all red. Quite correctly, in my view, we resisted as it would have been too obvious a copy of them at that time. We have played in blue and white forever, let's keep it that way. To me we always seem to be running so much slower when playing in blue shorts and socks compared to white shorts and socks.

James Newcombe
65 Posted 04/07/2019 at 18:33:31
I like it! The EFC graphic brings back memories of the 91-92 shirt which was my first Everton kit. The next shirt I badgered my parents for was the salmon pink effort, which was a bit of a shocker on reflection.
Anyway there is a ‘shirtzine' on the official website which is well worth a read
John McFarlane Snr
66 Posted 04/07/2019 at 18:50:16
Hi Dave [62] I too remember the white shirt with the coloured chest bands, but as it would have been worn for away games in the event of a colour clash, I can't recall seeing Everton playing in this strip.

I'm sure I have a picture of this playing strip somewhere in the house, possibly in an old programme, I'll continue to look for it but don't hold your breath.

Anthony Murphy
67 Posted 04/07/2019 at 18:56:03
Looks like a tractor has driven over it.
Dave Abrahams
68 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:11:29
Terry (64), yes definitely remember Bobby Collins in that shirt but I'm sure (nearly) that it was worn with white shorts.

I think there was also an article by Dave Prentice (Liverpool Echo) about the use of this shirt, using Brian Labone to explain it.

David McMullen
70 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:18:29
Some odd comments. Our colours are royal blue shirts and white shorts. I'd say it's a shade lighter the shirts have had different shades down the years. Fifty I think.

It'll do for about 12 months.

Martin Berry
71 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:30:58
Nice shirt but don't like the sponsors name so something without that will have to suffice.

I still think the yellow and blue away shirt in the Chang days takes some beating.

Barry McNally
72 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:27:00
Almost as bad as Chelsea's.
Paul Tran
73 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:45:56
It's fine by me, though it would look even better with Seamus holding a trophy aloft next spring.
Martin Nicholls
74 Posted 04/07/2019 at 21:11:28
Dave, John, Terry - if you Google Bobby Collins Everton and go to images, you'll find a photo of BC in that kit 8th down on the left. Sorry I can't do a link!
Dave Abrahams
75 Posted 04/07/2019 at 21:56:06
Martin (74), yes got it, black and white photo, shows the three bands across the chest plus the vneck is one of the colours, maybe yellow going by the shade.

Thank you.

Dave Older
76 Posted 04/07/2019 at 22:02:32
I like it..as long as we win most of our games next year then we can wear an all brown away kit next year for all I care. Seriously though, I would like to see an all yellow away kit and maybe a silver and blue striped 3rd kit. I do wish they didn't change the kits every year though. Every two years should be minimum unless there is a sponsor or manufacturer change.
Simon R Smith
77 Posted 05/07/2019 at 00:18:15
First thoughts, not a fan.

Said it before, will say it again – I would like to see some of the concept kits given a chance, maybe put forward 3 or 4 kits and have a vote which could not be hijacked so open to people with a reference number or a season ticket number.

Waited weeks for this and I just feel a bit disappointed!

Terry White
79 Posted 05/07/2019 at 04:05:32
Martin (#74), thank you for the reference. In looking further on the site there are 2 action photos of us wearing the kit. One is from the Bobby Collins game and shows Jimmy Harris beating Bert Trautman at Maine Road. We are playing with white socks and a blue top. The other is an away game at Chelsea, probably the game where Tommy Ring suffers the broken leg, and we are playing in hooped socks.

There is also a photo of Peter Farell's testimonial game when the opposition to the Blues is wearing that kit. In all instances we are wearing white shorts, so you are correct, Dave (#68)

Si Smith
80 Posted 05/07/2019 at 05:50:32
I like it.
Mike Allison
81 Posted 05/07/2019 at 08:34:49
I don’t really like any kit that shows evidence of a ‘designer’ trying to get noticed.

Just make a plain blue shirt, plain white shorts and plain white socks. Nothing will look better than that. One of our last Le Coq Sportif kits did exactly that, somewhere around 10 years ago. It’s the last one I bought.

John Pierce
82 Posted 05/07/2019 at 09:30:07
Some great takes on social media, personally I think it looks like a bus seat cover.

But the best description of ‘jarg tartan' is about spot on.

Matthew Williams
83 Posted 05/07/2019 at 12:55:50
Toffs should be our supplier and the shirts should be 💯% made of bamboo.

Forest Green have just gone 50% bamboo on their new shirt, maybe we should go for another Everton first, folks.

As for the new shirt... erm, the club shop sells the early 90s version and it's cheaper too!

Francis van Lierop
84 Posted 05/07/2019 at 13:15:48
Not a great fan.

I dislike the shirts with no white included, and preferably a touch of yellow too.

Call me old-fashioned, my favourite one was the NEC one of the '80s.

Denny Kerr
85 Posted 06/07/2019 at 03:35:10
I quite like it, but really how can anyone be overly enthusiastic about a shirt with Angry Birds prominently displayed on the sleeve ?
Steve Austin
86 Posted 06/07/2019 at 03:35:20
#39 Peter

I completely agree with you. Away kits should be the yellow of the '70s.

But at the end of the day as long as the shirt is Royal Blue and they are winning week in and week out...I wont care what colour the away kit is

Brian Wilkinson
87 Posted 07/07/2019 at 01:13:31
What about the horrendous khaki 3rd kit we has a few seasons ago, tell you what though, we had success when we wore it.

For me, as long as the top is Blue and we win, will do for me.

John Hall
88 Posted 08/07/2019 at 19:44:30
How about a blue Liver Bird on the sleeve (as we own the building now) lol
John Hall
89 Posted 08/07/2019 at 19:45:07
How about a blue Liver Bird on the sleeve (as we own the building now) lol
David Ellis
90 Posted 09/07/2019 at 05:25:31
I think I like it. The criss cross makes it more recognisably Everton (or at least different) from other blue shirts.
Talks of blue shorts on here is MADNESS I tell you.
Jay Woods
91 Posted 09/07/2019 at 21:04:17
The white socks need binned for a few years; too much white on the kit for my liking.

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