From Sportswear to Leisurewear: The Evolution of English Football League Shirt Design in the Replica Kit Era

@article{Stride2015FromST,
  title={From Sportswear to Leisurewear: The Evolution of English Football League Shirt Design in the Replica Kit Era},
  author={C. Stride and J. Williams and D. Moor and Nick Catley},
  journal={Sport in History},
  year={2015},
  volume={35},
  pages={156 - 194}
}
  • C. Stride, J. Williams, +1 author Nick Catley
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Sport in History
  • The football shirt is of iconic significance, defining a club's visual identity through its role as sporting uniform and fan identifier, providing a canvas for commercial interactions and increasingly acting as the focus of nostalgia and collector culture. In this article we focus on the football shirt's extension from sportswear to a replica product worn as cross-generational leisurewear. We first consider how a replica's authenticity, its principal attribute, exists in objective, constructive… CONTINUE READING

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