The National Football Museum has a major exhibit all about football kits, which has been a big hit with visitors. So, in light of the Museum’s temporary closure, highlights of the exhibition have been put online to enjoy at your self-isolating leisure. On the website (link below), you can view many iconic shirts and read the stories behind them. There’s in-depth analyses, opinion, and discussion by industry experts into what makes certain strips so special – and you can watch video interviews with the creators of some classic jerseys and hear from modern day designers from top sports brands. It’s not all about blokes; there’s a look at the styles from the Women’s World Cup, too. People are also invited to take part in a poll to decide which strip is the GOAT (Greatest of all Time). Is Brazil’s vivid yellow and green design better than Newcastle’s famous black and white stripes? You get to decide.

Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 4 Jun 2020