A Connoisseur's Guide to Football Shirts

Sep 21 2017 19:00 - 21:00

Libreria Bookshop, 65 Hanbury St, E1 5JP London

Hear pop culture historian Neal Heard discuss football shirts as remarkable social, historical and design artefacts.

Taking the football shirt as a starting point, it’s possible to trace developments not only in graphic and textile design but in the game’s relationship to corporations and nations.

Consider that Levi’s once made a shirt for Mexico and Ralph Lauren for the New York Cosmos, that Bob Marley often wore iconic shirts and that the Corinthian Democracia - a club/ ideological movement - has been recognised in Brazil as one of the most important actions in the history of their struggle against dictatorship, and you’ll get a sense of the rich cultural and political associations these garments have.

Neal Heard is the author of The Football Shirts Book. His recent exhibition The Art of the Football Shirt - hosted with premium menswear platform Jacket Required - is due to start a global tour later this year.

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