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AFL Vintage and Retro Football Guernseys

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys do change. Whilst the style and colours remain a constant part of the design, team sponsors,  and fabric of manufacture vary.

 

North Melbourne Kangaroos

North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

Initially the original  football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys were knitted from wool. The team colours and club insignia was constant. Players wore a long sleeved version of the football jumper, jersey, guernsey with a collar and button up front.  Manufacturing processes changed and the guernsey was still knitted but from acrylic wool. Long sleeves, v necks with collars, favourite players numbers sewn on the back and sewn on AFL logo patches proliferated.

 

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

Fitzroy Football Club were the first football club that began displaying sponsors logos on guernseys for a commercial fee. Ironic that the club was deemed to be economically unviable by the AFL, and ceased to exist . An amalgamation of sorts was attempted with the establishment of a new team the Brisbane Bears in Queensland, who bore the FFC initials on the back of their guernsey . A later incarnation saw the Brisbane Lions adopt the Fitzroy team mascot of a lion on their guernsey.

Today, collectors, football fans, club historians, lovers of AFL, and curators collect the older style vintage, and retro football jumpers, guernseys, and jerseys. Irreplaceable and markers of a pivotal point in an AFL Club's history they are highly coveted items.

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

Jumpers post Summer

Friday, January 29th, 2010

An end to summer is in sight with the nights and early mornings drawing in with less daylight and a drop in temperatures. With the changing season a football fans thoughts turn to their teams first game of the year .Last years jumper , jersey , guernsey is pulled out of the wardrobe and inspected . The questions has it got another season in it? , are the sponsors too dated ?but mainly will it still fit ?are asked .The sponsors may come and go, as will some of the mascots ( who would have thought the Lions would run out with a new Lion ).The team colours may appear a bit darker or lighter each passing year but one thing remains the same and will never go out of fashion ,at round one every ardent footy fan will be out in their teams colours wearing their jumper , jersey or guernsey.Sometimes these jumpers have often had a short respite over the warmer months but the humble jumper has definitely become more of a fashion trend and wearable iconic item of clothing over time .Of one thing you are assured , the jumper ,whether temporarily rested , newly purchased or freshly washed will be proudly on display at the first bounce of the Sherrin .

year of the Bomber

year of the Bomber

sponsors come and go

sponsors come and go

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