I’m guessing that this Aston Villa jersey was worn for the 1935-36 season. It has a lace-up collar and a single blue ring.
The jersey was manufactured by Umbro who didn’t debut their football kits until the 1934 FA Cup final when both Manchester City and Portsmouth wore kits designed and made by the Wilmslow based company.
The famous Umbro diamond is used as a surround for both the name of the innovative Tangeru fabric and the name of the company. The other label sewn into the collar belongs to the Birmingham “Athletic Outfitter” William Shillcock.
Umbro’s association with Villa’s kit came to prominence again for season1975-76 and for the next five seasons as the club’s official kit sponsor, when its diamond logo was featured on the front of the shirt.
• More information about Aston Villa’s colours and kits at historicalkits.co.uk