Shirt Condition Grading


Football Finery sell 100% authentic football shirts to football fans all over the world. 


The majority of the stock we sell is 'pre-loved', so has been owned previously, probably by someone who loves football shirts just like you.  However, we do occasionally stock new items.


New items are labelled as:


  • BNIB (Brand New In Bag) or
  • BNWT (Brand New with Tags).


 Used items are graded as:


  • Mint
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good 
  • Fair


Each item is individually assessed while being photographed for listing.  We carry out careful checks for signs of wear & tear, such as bobbling, pulls, tears, holes repairs, marks, discolouring etc. 


Many of the shirts we sell are over 30 years old, so we also take the age of the item into consideration too, when deciding on how to grade it. 



Arsenal Bruised Banana Shirt Close-Up Photo


Each product listing includes a description of any specific flaws and features, along with a photograph, so you can see ahead of buying a genuine representation of the shirt's condition. 


We appreciate there will be some subjectivity around the grading of a second hand item.  But rest assured, Football Finery are genuine football shirt lovers, like you.  If you are happy, we are happy!  We are only human and we miss things from time to time.  We hope the situation never arises, but in the event of an error or problem with your purchase, please contact us at and we will do everything we can to resolve your issue. 


Remember also for peace of mind, we offer a 30-day return period. To action a return, email us at and we will issue you with a return authorisation code.  Full details of our Returns Policy can be found here.