Beginning around 1960,
crew necks started to replace V-necks. Shirts became ever
tighter, shorts became very short indeed and stockings were
The Sixties was a period
the modern "look" was for sleek and simplified design.
Simplified football kits stood out better under floodlights,
which now became universal and allowed mid week games to be
played at night. Coventry City were the first club to adopt
matching shirts and shorts in 1962 (although all white kits
had been popular as change colours and of course are
Swansea's traditional kits). The idea was taken up by
Chelsea (1963) and Liverpool (1964) setting a trend that
created a vogue for single colour kits and a great many
well-loved traditional designs disappeared.
In the 1960s clubs started
to wear numbers on their shorts for the first time
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to go direct to details for that season
season as “Oxford United”. Champions of Southern
League Premier Division.
The 'away' colours were listed as "white
shirts & white shorts" in the programme for the away match v
Boston United on 28 Jan 1961