Football shirts have a huge global resonance which transcends place and time.
Neal Heard is a popular culture historian who has worked in the fashion industry since the mid 90s. He wrote the first book on sneaker culture back in 2003 and has since published the first book to look at football shirts from a design and popular culture perspective; A Lover’s Guide to Football Shirts. This homage to football shirts explores over 150 original and super rare shirts from the iconic, to the sartorial and the obscure.
This month Jacket Required have teamed up with Neal Heard to showcase an exhibition of over 100 iconic football shirts detailed within Neal’s book. Curated by Neal, the exhibition will take place as part of the Jacket Required trade show and will include design led shirts from Neal Heard and a famous collectors archive. The jerseys are not only iconic but have been chosen with design, fashion and streetwear in mind with pieces from Palace, Patta and YMC on display. The exhibition will explain and explore the links between team kits and how they fuse with the worlds of music, fashion and politics – a must see for anyone with an interest in football but also those with a keen interest in history, design and popular culture.
Taking place on the 26th and 27th of July at The Old Truman Brewery, Jacket Required invites you to see The Art Of The Football Shirt exhibition.