Owls fans will finally be able to get their hands on the home shirt for the club’s 150th anniversary year next Monday.
The Championship club, who cut their ties with Sondico earlier this year in favour of producing their own kit, have had a number of issues getting the strips to market.
Discussions broke down with one kit supplier at the end of June. Another was later found but Wednesday only revealed the designs of their kit three days before the start of the Championship season. They also had to delay their plan of unveiling the kits at the club’s community fun day ‘Owls in the Park’ last month.
But a lengthy statement on Wednesday’s official website today read: “Sheffield Wednesday’s home shirt for the club’s 150th anniversary year is on sale from next Monday, 23 October.
“The shirt will be available alongside a range of 2017/18 training wear.
“All home adult men’s, women’s and junior sizes from 3-6 months up to 7-8 years will be on sale in limited numbers, with stock replenishment to follow as the club continues to receive further shipments.
“Junior sizes 9-10 and 13-14 will be available in long sleeve only on Monday, while goalkeeper shirts will be in stock soon.
“Some sizes are expected to sell out on Monday, in which case supporters can leave their details with the retail team, who will make contact when the respective size is available.
“We anticipate that all stock will be replenished in good time with deliveries every other day. The club will issue regular updates via social media and swfc.co.uk so please check for details.
“The home shirt, with a three-button down placket, showcases a striking royal blue body with white sleeves. The shirt is designed and manufactured by kit partner Elev8 using the very latest technology, with extra breathable panelling on an interlock material, an embroidered 150th anniversary crest and ‘150 years 1867 - 2017’ printed below the collar on the back of the shirt.
“Infants’ range this season is available as shirt only and fully sublimated in sizes 3-6 months up to 2-3 years, with embroidery in ages 3-4 years and 5-6 years.
“Shirts were originally priced at £59 for adults, £45 for juniors and £35 infants, but due to the unexpected delay in delivery, the club will offer a discount to all supporters who make their purchase before Thursday 30 November.
Adult shirts: £49
Junior shirts: £35
Infant shirts: £25
“In addition, during the same period, the Owls Megastore will be offering 70% off all 2016/17 replica strip, with prices on all training wear from last season slashed by 50%.
“All items adorned with the previous SWFC crest will also be discounted by 70% until the end of November.
The shirts will be available in store and the Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop, with anticipated online delivery times of up to 48 hours due to the expected demand.
“Away shirt availability will follow shortly and the anniversary third kit, designed by Wednesdayite Karl Nuttall, will be worn by the team against Aston Villa on Saturday 4 November, with sale details of this special edition strip revealed in the coming weeks.”