Choosing A Chelsea Retro Shirt
Retro shirts provide for an excellent gift for a Chelsea supporter. However, if you are the one choosing the shirt and you have no idea about football then which shirt do you select?
We recently received a question from Lisa who was looking for a retro shirt for her boss who was an avid Chelsea fan and she wanted some pointers on what shirt to choose.
Whilst our pointers below were aimed at someone buying a retro shirt as a gift, you may well use the below as guidance in selecting a retro shirt for yourself. You can view the full range of retro shirts here.
Choose a landmark year
This could be the year that the person was born, the year they went to their first Chelsea game or a year they remember well for the success that Chelsea had in that year. Ask some probing questions, such as 'Have you been to Stamford Bridge? Oh, really - when did you first go?'.
Or ask their colleagues, friends or family who may know about or share his interest in football. Do they have any posters, pictures or screensavers that may give you some indication? For example, a picture of Chelsea lifting the FA Cup in 1970.
Choose a favourite design or colour
Not all Chelsea shirts are blue and indeed not all Chelsea fan's favourite colour is blue. There are white, red and yellow Chelsea retro shirts available (amongst others). So, if the persons favourite colour is yellow then take a look at yellow retro shirts. There are a number of fits available such as crew neck, v-neck and polo collar.
There are also various designs such as horizontal stripes and vertical stripes. What type of leisure clothing does the intended recepient normally wear? If you are clubbing together then maybe narrow your search down to a few shirts and take a vote. You can add a personal touch to the shirt by adding a name and number on the reverse for a small additional cost.
Follow the crowd
If you still can't decide then choose a shirt that is a bestseller.You can't go far wrong here, as the top shirts all represent an important landmark in Chelsea's history. Consider these bestsellers, all available in our retro shirts category.
1. Chelsea 1970 FA Cup final retro shirt.
2. Chelsea 1970 FA Cup final retro shirt.
3.Chelsea 1963 retro shirt.
4. Chelsea 1984-5 retro shirt.
5. Chelsea 1960s retro shirt.