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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1 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:14:21
2 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:16:38
3 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:17:02
I dont think its 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.
Its hard to keep coming up with new designs on a yearly basis, if I had a preference Id go back to the days when home kits were kept on for two seasons but those days arent going to happen again now.
What we really need now is a few more top signings to wear the bloody thing.
4 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:38:04
5 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:38:28
I quite like it, its certainly better than some weve had.
Using light, almost sky blue on it seems a bit strange as well. I wonder why they did that. 🤔
6 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:43:09
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.
7 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:44:05
8 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:45:30
9 Posted 04/07/2019 at 09:49:20
10 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:03:17
11 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:06:14
12 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:12:18
Its apparently a bespoke design especially for Everton so thats what Ive heard, the intention being we are instantly recognisable.
Its a decent effort, as I say, Ive seen worse efforts.
Its a design that looks 1990s, and the 90s right now is in vogue.
13 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:16:09
14 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:17:09
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.
15 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:19:37
I think it's okay and I'll probably get it. It's better than the dark blue panels one from 2 seasons' back.
16 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:23:38
17 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:44:00
18 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:48:45
Radical change for me would be for us to try a kit all blue.
Blue is predominantly Evertons 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 Im not really sure about that even.
19 Posted 04/07/2019 at 10:50:42
20 Posted 04/07/2019 at 11:14:12
21 Posted 04/07/2019 at 11:16:08
22 Posted 04/07/2019 at 11:37:07
23 Posted 04/07/2019 at 11:44:15
The more I see images of it, the more I think its the best weve had in a few years.
Looks better with the short sleeves.
The goalkeeper kits are shocking though.
24 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:09:04
25 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:10:09
I still maintain however that Everton kits are better with more white on them.
26 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:12:36
27 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:20:09
28 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:24:14
29 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:24:33
30 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:30:02
31 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:36:15
Duncan # 22, very good - haha!
32 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:36:16
Duncan # 22, very good - haha!
33 Posted 04/07/2019 at 12:44:22
34 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:10:46
All blue? Behave yourself, who wants to be a Chelsea lookalike? Most ridiculous comment on here for ages.
It needs a white collar.
35 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:12:17
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.
36 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:16:07
37 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:18:35
38 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:24:41
39 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:27:21
40 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:27:48
A sigh is just a sigh
41 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:41:21
42 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:44:11
“Our primary colour is blue “,
So is the new shirt.
43 Posted 04/07/2019 at 13:45:57
Thats the amber and blue kit I mentioned in post 35
44 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:15:55
Only criteria for me are :
*defenders who can actually defend
*midfield players who can create.
*forwards who can score.
Not rocket science
45 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:19:47
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.
46 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:20:04
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!
47 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:21:54
48 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:22:49
49 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:38:57
50 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:44:57
51 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:51:57
52 Posted 04/07/2019 at 14:59:53
Personally not a fan of a kit change every season but thats the modern game for you I suppose.
Im not too fussed with tradition. Im 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 wasnt 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:
53 Posted 04/07/2019 at 15:02:14
54 Posted 04/07/2019 at 15:09:28
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?
55 Posted 04/07/2019 at 15:40:56
56 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:01:21
57 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:11:50
58 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:17:36
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?
59 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:18:10
60 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:30:20
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?
61 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:47:38
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.
62 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:52:07
I went to Birkenhead to get to Lewiss with that story didnt I.
63 Posted 04/07/2019 at 17:22:48
Birkenhead to Lewiss 😅
64 Posted 04/07/2019 at 17:32:50
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.
65 Posted 04/07/2019 at 18:33:31
Anyway there is a ‘shirtzine' on the official website which is well worth a read
66 Posted 04/07/2019 at 18:50:16
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.
67 Posted 04/07/2019 at 18:56:03
68 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:11:29
I think there was also an article by Dave Prentice (Liverpool Echo) about the use of this shirt, using Brian Labone to explain it.
70 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:18:29
It'll do for about 12 months.
71 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:30:58
I still think the yellow and blue away shirt in the Chang days takes some beating.
72 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:27:00
73 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:45:56
74 Posted 04/07/2019 at 21:11:28
75 Posted 04/07/2019 at 21:56:06
76 Posted 04/07/2019 at 22:02:32
77 Posted 05/07/2019 at 00:18:15
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!
79 Posted 05/07/2019 at 04:05:32
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)
80 Posted 05/07/2019 at 05:50:32
81 Posted 05/07/2019 at 08:34:49
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. Its the last one I bought.
82 Posted 05/07/2019 at 09:30:07
But the best description of ‘jarg tartan' is about spot on.
83 Posted 05/07/2019 at 12:55:50
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!
84 Posted 05/07/2019 at 13:15:48
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.
85 Posted 06/07/2019 at 03:35:10
86 Posted 06/07/2019 at 03:35:20
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
87 Posted 07/07/2019 at 01:13:31
For me, as long as the top is Blue and we win, will do for me.
88 Posted 08/07/2019 at 19:44:30
89 Posted 08/07/2019 at 19:45:07
90 Posted 09/07/2019 at 05:25:31
Talks of blue shorts on here is MADNESS I tell you.
91 Posted 09/07/2019 at 21:04:17
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