Your Cart is Empty

Vintage shirts
  • Modern classics
  • Featured

  • FC Nordsjælland home shirt

    2021-22 FC Nordsjælland

  • Concept kits
  • Featured

  • Nasa concept club

    Nasa Concept Club

  • FC Killa Villa

  • Blog
  • Add description, images, menus and links to your mega menu

  • A column with no settings can be used as a spacer

  • Link to your collections, sales and even external links

  • Add up to five columns

  • by Mike Maxwell February 24, 2022 2 min read

    We caught up with Jim from East Lower to talk about the acid inspired Arsenal away shirts and "Thomas charging through the midfield". This interview was part of our My First Football Shirt series


    What was your first football 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.

    What is your favourite football shirt?

    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.

    You can follow Jim from East Lower here and check out our marketplace for vintage football shirts.

    Mike Maxwell
    Mike Maxwell

    Mike is the founder FSC in 2012, and grew it from a blog, to the marketplace it is today. Alongside the day to day running of the business, Mike is always on the look out for new vintage shirts and modern classics to add to our store!