The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts: Broccoli, Beer and Bruised Bananas

The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts: Broccoli, Beer and Bruised Bananas

Our friends at Stanchion Books sent an interesting list of Easter reads this week and one that immediately caught my eye was “The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts” by Richard Johnson. Interested in all things shirt, I shot over to their website to discover more!

“From the first woollen jumpers to the latest ultra-light jerseys, football shirts have always been a huge part of a football club’s identity. Seeing your team take the field in their traditional colours instils a great sense of pride in a fan. But what if your heroes ran out looking like the Incredible Hulk, or as if they’d been skinned alive? How about a team of giant hotdogs, or 11 broccoli florets?

The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts documents one man’s vast collection of the most iconic and unconventional offerings, spanning the 80s to the present day. It features not only an overview of groundbreaking classics and all the coolest curios but also a glimpse into the future of football kit design.

Richard Johnson is the co-founder of football nostalgia blog, The Football Attic. He has been obsessed with football shirts for nearly 35 years, is a regular guest on kit podcasts and has appeared on the radio to talk about football shirts numerous times. He has written for the Coventry City matchday programme and Backpass magazine, and has contributed football shirts from his own 700-strong collection to several national exhibitions.”

I was interested to see that several of the highlighted shirts had been featured here on TheShirt2010 and as I work through the book, I am sure I will be pick put others. Don’t wait for me …. shoot over to the Stanchion Books website and grab your copy!


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