East Lower’s first ever Arsenal shirt will make your eyes bleed

We caught up with Jim from East Lower to talk about the acid inspired Arsenal away shirts and “Thomas charging through the midfield”.

What is your first football shirt?

Bruised banana Arsenal away shirt
It was the scrambled egg, dazzle ship horror show from 1992, clearly designed by people who’d had a lot of fun in the acid house years. I’ve supported Arsenal since 1980, but that was the first shirt I ever had and I bought it as a joke – that’s how eye-stingingly foul it was. I could never have guessed that 20 years later it would gain cult status.

You can get that Arsenal shirt here.

What is your favourite football shirt?

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It’s the yellow and blue Adidas / JVC away shirt worn in our title-winning season in 1989. I never had it, so no, I don’t have a photo of me wearing one. Although *in my mind*, during idle moments, I often wear it as I am bearing down on goal to score the goal that wins us our first title in 18 years.

What is your favourite football moment? 

It’s a straight fight between ‘Thomas, charging through the midfield, it’s up for grabs now’, and ‘Would you believe it, that sums it all up’. Bit of a cliché, I know.

I was present at the latter, but the specific moment has melted into a blur with the passing of time. Thank god for YouTube.

Looking for a gift for an Arsenal fan.  Check out our marketplace for vintage football shirts and prints including this tribute to the bruised banana.

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