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As de­sign clas­sic clas­sic­scs reap­praised Soc­cer r shirts

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pat­terns tak­ing the shin­ing cre­ated by an light through a ash­tray onto r. pho­to­copie “The ge­nie the was out of of bot­tle. One would the iconic ones ‘bruised bruised banana.’ be the Arse­nal But for that time. touch­stoneh­stone That was a the do­ing it,” said boys were all the big New­port County Rabbel­jee, ty fan. who l Jesse Dutch col­lec­tor noted, other 110 shirts, to pro­vided the started to 1990 things “Around 1988 it got comin the 1990s evolve – and pletely mad. recently they them. But “I didn’t like me.” grow­ing on have been de­signs old said those The 43-year- re­turn­ing. were style: us­ing in a ‘retro-new’ “Now were from the 80s and styles the old pat­terns new back with a bring­ing it and 90s and go back to take long to touch. It won’t he said. crazy kits again,” football “Shirts and teams that way. The are go­ing more said as brands,” them­selves are see­ing Ju­ven­tus’ newly Ital­ian side Heard, cit­ing J-shaped logo. in­tro­duced com­puter pop­u­lar soc­cer He also said kits a love of the spread­ing games were . youngsters among and col­ors their teams “Kids know them as play­ers wear­ing and see the a 48-year­said Heard, life­style heroes,” who penned con­sul­tant sports­wear r’s old Con­nois­seu The Shirts Book: The Football Guide. are not oc­cer shirts of team just sym­bols The col­ors, al­le­giance: styles are be­ing de­signs and of sar­tod as icons reap­praise in ex­hi­bi­tion an rial cool at Lon­don. Football Shirt The Art of the difthrough 180 takes vis­i­tors (football) shirts, fer­ent soc­cer le rec­og­nizab from in­stantly that strange strips clas­sics to , and bound­aries pushed the into crossed over jer­seys that and pol­i­tics. fash­ion, mu­sic plain shirts It shows how wave way to a tidal grad­u­ally gave ts, ex­per­i­men de­sign of graphic loose grad­u­ates let with art school and shapes, pat­terns to play with col­ors. owns Heard, who Cu­ra­tor Neal said kits col­lec­tion, the 70 shirts in the out be­yond were now jump­ing again. sport once items are fash­ion “Th­ese things now,” he said. ization’ of basketball- ‘ “I call it the more about be­com­ing football – it’s the tribal reso­less about life­style and team’s shirts.” nance of a jer­seys mod­ern soc­cer com­pared He – a sym­bol Yan­kees caps to New York any alpeo­ple with­out worn by many knowl­edge of, the or even legiance to, base­ball side.

Sex­plo­sion de­sign Icons and

iconic XI in­cludes an ex­hi­bi­tion The soc­cer sta­tus, their leg­endary cho­sen for into sec­down the col­lec­tion but breaks mu­sic, pol­i­tics streetwear, as tions such than eras, de­sign, rather and graphic in­ter­na­tion al shirts. club and as coun­tries or clas­sics such XI in­cludes The iconic shirt, the bright red 1966 away Eng­land’s AC Mi­lan’s Brazil jer­sey, yel­low 1970 green-and­stripes, Celtic’s red-and-black and-white and the black- white hoops stripes of Ju­ven­tus. the Neth­from 1988, It also in­cludes, Ruud Gul­lit van Bas­ten/ er­lands’ Marco and the white orange shirt, era pat­terned a tri­color top fea­tur­ing and West Ger­many black, red na­tional flag’s band of the that trig­gered Adi­das shirts yel­low – two ex­plo­sion. graphic de­sign was the 1990s pe­riod the early 1990s Heard said grad­u­ates left by art school dom­i­nated t, in­clud­ing ex­per­i­men free to

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City shirts Oa­sis sported by blue Eng­land and the sky- d i in the Eng­land/ third kit fea­tured Cup song 1990 World New Order Mo­tion.” “World In City’s in­clude Hull Cu­ri­ous strips s 1992 Fiorentina’ shirts; tiger print af­ter ap­with­drawn change jer­sey, were t swastikas in­ad­verten par­ently County’s and Stock­port found on it; pulled when style strip, Ar­gentina- Ar­gentina to war with Bri­tain went 1982. Is­lands in over the Falk­land Cul­tural Leonesa’s Span­ish side bow tie top jacket and 2013 cock­tail a Bre­t­on­a­long with is fea­tured, by change jer­sey striped France Paul Gaultier. de­signer Jean- is part of ex­hi­bi­tion The free menswear the Jacket Re­quired Tru­man at the Old trade show Brew­ery. with chil­dren who works Rabbel­jee, started his col­prob­lems, be­hav­ioral with and green with a yel­low lec­tion in 1999 Bob Mar­ley like the one Nantes jer­sey in the thrift store found in a once wore, at US. ex­hi­bi­tion looks of the One sec­tion crossed over into shirts have how soc­cer the Nantes scene, in­clud­ing r the mu­sic Manch­este the by Mar­ley, col­ors worn

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