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

  title={From Sportswear to Leisurewear: The Evolution of English Football League Shirt Design in the Replica Kit Era},
  author={Chris Stride and Jean Williams and D Moor and Nick Catley},
  journal={Sport in History},
  pages={156 - 194}
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… 
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