Saturday night fever pitch: the magic and madness of football style

by  Simon Doonan


"Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Football. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: football and fashion have fallen in love. The unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today's soccer stars offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game. Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, Doonan entertainingly explores the magic and madness of this unique culture. Charting football style from its very beginnings, he pays homage to the great style icons of the game, from George Best to David Beckham, before turning his gaze to the hair, the tattoos and the cars, not to mention those other style icons of the game: the fans, the managers and, of course, the WAGs. Doonan's laser wit and hilarious observations are complemented by more than 230 photographs, making this a laugh-out-loud read for even the most fickle football fan or fashionista."--Provided by publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Boots, balls and Balenciaga
  • Dedicated gootballers of fashion : the style tribes of soccer
  • Football's kings of style : the fashion hall of fame
  • Bleach it like Beckham : the hairdos and don't of footie history
  • Ink : the poetry, the platitudes and the pain
  • Car porn : the boys and their million-dollar toys
  • Fans : the mod, the mad and the malevolent
  • WAGs : the worthy and the WAG-tastic
  • The big shill : how football learned to cha-ching
  • Nabbing the silverware : what to wear?
  • Final thought


Clothing / Anecdotes / Humor / Soccer players / Soccer players' spouses / Fashion / Clothing and dress


Published London : Laurence King, 2018
Language English
Material 199 p.
ISBN 1786272598 / 9781786272591
In Process - TCDC Bangkok Back Office

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