Pretty Poly

Pretty Poly

The History of the Football Shirt
Alex Ireland
240 x 160


Pretty Poly tells the fascinating story of the football shirt, charting its dramatic evolution over a 150-year period, from modest beginnings to a product at the centre of a billion-dollar industry. Packed with facts, figures and anecdotes, it uncovers the history embedded in every feature of modern-day strips, from necklines to namesets.

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About the author

Alex Ireland is a university academic, football writer and kit collector. He has written about football kits and football history for a number of publications including World Soccer, Halb Vier and United We Stand. Alex supports his local side, Manchester United, and collects 1990s long-sleeve club football shirts.

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