I’ve been in touch with Vic Hill from @laceupjumpers and he is doing a run of Essendon jumpers.
Limited run of 50 to start with.
Orders will be taken soon for delivery in mid Feb 2020.
Same price as these.
His email is
Hit him up.
WOW!! That’s one I don’t have in the collection! Will they come with VFL/sponsor logos or just plain?
Will email the bloke tonight!
I don’t understand.
There was never a lace up Dons Logo Jumper, . ?
I also don’t get why anyone would want a
lace up Jumper tbh.
They were a rather silly, & unnecessary concept to begin with, and don’t look anywhere near as good as a non lace up Jumper IMO.
Loved those jumpers. Did anyone besides Roger & Merv wear one back in the day?
TO be fair you need a certain physique to look good in these. And they did have a purpose. To make tackling more difficult. Ken Fletcher was the last player I remember wearing one
Yep. Nobby Clarke as well I think?
Mmmm,. . The only thing I can think of there, is to make the thing tight, … but that is easily achieved by just wearing a tight jumper.
Well. I stand corrected. Had zero recollection of them being a thing in the DON era.
I think a few of the boys gave them a crack at stages. They became really popular just before they were banned. I actually think Vander wore one at one point.
Vanders, Merrett, Merv Neagle, Leon Baker, Tony Elshaug all wore the lace-up jumpers at various stages…
Are they gonna come with those cricket style caps they also used to wear in the 1800’s?
I wouldn’t have thought you were so interested in retro fashion bg
The lace-ups went by the wayside in the late-80s IIRC. Pretty sure some players got fingers caught in the laces when tackling, which would’ve caused some bad breaks/tendon damage…
Yeah Robbie Flower broke his finger tackling Michael Turner? Finger got caught.