Classic Silkmen Shirts – Part One

To coincide with the imminent unveiling of the new Macclesfield Town kits for the 2017/18 season, we look back at some of the classic shirts from yesteryear – starting with perhaps the most iconic of them all.

The 1995-7 home shirt is difficult to evaluate objectively due to the unparalleled success we had during those glorious years.

Vauxhall Conference Champions in ’95 and ’97 with an FA Trophy triumph thrown in for good measure, there can be no doubt that some lifelong memories were played out in this memorable shirt.

Steve Wood’s free kick at Stevenage, Cec Edey’s goal-line clearance at Chorley, Chris Byrne’s hat-trick at Kettering, Ian Monks awesome solo goal against Woking which sealed ten straight Conference victories – they were all played out in this fabulous shirt.

 

Soccer - FA Umbro Trophy - Macclesfield Town v Northwich Victoria - Wembley Stadium

Great memories. Great shirt. Ryan Price and Neil Howarth celebrate winning the FA Trophy in 1996 (Pic courtesy of MTFC).

 

Setting aside the successes however, this is actually one of my favourite Silkmen shirts ever. Made by Super League, the light-weight top which sported a chequered pattern if you looked carefully enough, was incredibly comfortable to wear.

The badge played a very prominent part in the design, yet it was the collar which really did set this shirt out on it’s own. At a time when the world was marvelling over a Frenchman in Manchester, the fact that the collar could be stuck up, and actually looked good was a great feature – especially for a 15 year old teenager who thought he looked cool!

I still wear this shirt today and although it has picked up a few bobbles over the years, it is still really comfortable and smart as well as a lasting reminder of so many awesome memories.

 

Soccer - Pre Season Friendly - Macclesfield Town - FC United - Moss Rose