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With the Umbro x Aitor Throup ‘Archive Research Project’ Collection coming to stores soon, we can finally give you a first look at some items from the collaboration.

“The A.R.P. sees Umbro team up once again with revered designer Aitor Throup, following on from their ground-breaking work on the 2009 England Home Kit and 2010 Away Kit. For the project Throup has reworked seven iconic archive pieces, including the legendary Ramsey Jacket and Aztec football shirt, focussing on ergonomics and anatomy to add new dimensions to these classic designs. Every piece has been thoroughly researched, starting with what made the original so popular, then designing each item around casts of footballers in a number of poses to look at the points at which articulation was most important.

The result is a collection that truly does justice to these iconic silhouettes, updated using the finest modern fabrics and forward-thinking design processes in true Aitor Throup Fashion.”

END will launch the collection on August 10th, 2011.

A further look follows after the jump.

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