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Football's Greatest Fashion Icons

Posted on June 28 2018

If you haven’t been living under a rock you may have noticed a small sporting event happening this summer over in Russia. Yes my friends, the FIFA 2018 World Cup is well underway!  

There has been some amazing kit releases pre-World Cup from the likes of Off-White x Nike, ACNE, Umbro x Christopher Raeburn and Versace, so it’s safe to say that football fever has consumed the fashion world. No doubt that this summer's staple street fashion piece is a bit of football kit.

What better way to inspire you all than by looking back at some Football Fashion Moments.

Michael Jackson, OGC Nice 83-85


Even the king of pop loves a classic kit. Supposedly, MJ was in talks with Olympia, OGC Nice’s sponsor, to wear their socks for upcoming music videos. The deal fell through but MJ had already been snapped looking fresh in the Nice kit, Jheri curl n’ all!

ABBA, Arsenal FC 78

ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad rocked the Arsenal FC kit whilst on stage at Wembley in 79. Some say she is the hottest person to wear an Arsenal Kit but Olivier Giroud still has my vote.

Gallagher's, Manchester City 93-95


As Oasis dominated the airwaves, the iconic brother duo helped propel football chic to the masses in the 90s donning City’s kits on stage and in public. Still synonymous with City, their music reportedly inspired the blues record 15 game winning streak of last year, madferit!

Robert Plant, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 77-79


Led Zeppelin frontman, Robert “I’m a golden god” Plant, is a lifelong supporter of the Wolves and even became the Vice President of the club in recent years. Also, quite possibly, the only man in history that can pull off a long sleeve football shirt, budgie smugglers with Con’s and socks in public. Phwoar.

New Order, EN-GER-LAND 90-92

Italia ‘90 had it all! Bad haircuts, Lineker squatting, Gazza’s Tears and New Order’s World Cup number one single, World in Motion. The video featured some badman rhymes by John Barnes and appearances by fellow England football players, though we all know the real star of the video was that cracking England third kit worn by Bernard Sumner.

With Englands 6-1 victory over central American “juggernauts” Panama. There is no better time to show your colours!


Words by Damien Watt