Everton debuted their 15/16 home shirt for the new season, in their final game of the prior season.
The kit manufacturer Umbro revealed a new v-neck collar with a white rib insert that they state "is inspired by iconic Everton home shirts of the past and gives the kit a unique visual look for the season ahead." Indeed club legend and ambassador Graeme Sharpe admitted on the Everton website that the 2015/16 strip reminds him of those worn in his playing days.at Goodison Park during the 1980's. An era that Evertonians would be keen to replicate.
Otherwise The Toffees home shirt is not dissimilar to the 14/15 version, which was popular with the Goodison faithful last season.
Front of the 15/16 home shirt showing the by white v-neck rib collar (Everton FC)
Reverse side of the new home shirt, and the reference to the club's motto on the nape of the neck (Everton FC)
Phil Jagielka and co model the Toffees latest home shirt designed by Umbro (Everton FC)
The 14/15 home shirt popular with the fans (Everton FC)
At Soccerjury, we preferred last year's shirt over the latest version. The current v-neck design does feel like a downgrade to the previous understated but classy collar. But this is partially offset with the reference to the club's motto which we consider a nice touch. Although the shirt is a clean and effective design, it does lack a certain x-factor and fails to match the aspirations of its motto.
However, it does score a respectable 7/10, from Soccerjury.