Full of interviews, anecdotes, long-awaited details and irresistible ’70s/’80s vibes, GET SHIRTY is this year’s must-have for every collector and admirer of vintage football kits. A long-awaited labour of love from the director of the brilliant ITV documentary, this lavish production features 250 images of rare kits, unseen behind-the-scenes photos, cult collectables and period catalogues.
Be the first kid in your street to own a copy! Available now from Conker, for the regular RRP of £16 – plus free limited-edition Admiral print.
Back in the 1970s, a small Midlands underwear firm changed football forever when they won the contract as England’s kit supplier. Admiral Sportswear’s bold designs and branding were controversial at the time, but helped pioneer today’s multi-billion-pound sportswear industry. It was Admiral that invented the replica football strip and revolutionised the worlds of football finance and street fashion alike – before their colourful empire finally came crashing down around them.
A long-awaited labour of love from Andy Wells, director of the brilliant ITV documentary, GET SHIRTY is the definitive, lavishly illustrated account of the untold Admiral story.
Drawing on hours of previously unheard interviews and years of research, it reveals the true stories behind Coventry City’s infamous chocolate-brown strip and England’s disastrous kit fiasco at the 1982 World Cup finals. Read about Admiral’s Wales international shirt bonfire, Manchester United’s laundry scandal – and the deals that got away, including the prototype Liverpool kit that saw Bill Shankly clash with directors at Liverpool.
CLICK HERE for more information, and to buy your author-signed advance copy for just £16… Out 14th September!