The Shirt Hunter – One Man’s Ceaseless Pursuit of Classic Football Kits

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One Man’s Ceaseless Pursuit of Classic Football Kits
By Peris Hatton, with Derek Hammond & Gary Silke
Paperback: 184 pages     Pub date: 12 October 2023
ISBN-13: 978-1739770563    Size: 148 x 210mm     RRP: £16.00

It’s the ultimate Christmas gift for any football shirt collector or enthusiast… or why not treat yourself?! Be the first kid on your street to own THE SHIRT HUNTER. 

A story of obsession with vintage football shirts that will chime with every collector – as well as every fan who has ever been stopped in their tracks by the astonishing design, the profound nostalgic effect or rocketing cash value of an item of iconic nylon.

Peris Hatton is one of the UK’s best-known football shirt collectors and traders, with a seemingly magical supply of rare vintage finds. THE SHIRT HUNTER shares the best of his jaw-dropping collection spanning the past five decades, with stunning visuals illuminating an A-Z covering every aspect of the football shirt as a cult object of desire.

There are endless combinations of time, place and backstory that can result in a ‘must-have’ shirt. All the most prized brands, vintage and modern, are featured here, from Adidas and Admiral right through to Xara – including Peris’s beloved ‘Holy Grail’ shirts among the fruits of his extensive research into collectable anomalies.

Along the way, THE SHIRT HUNTER shares the secrets of how he has unearthed so many sought-after shirts, with thrilling tales of the strange and unnerving places his ceaseless quest has led him over the past 25 years.

About the Author
Having started out selling TV memorabilia in the mid ‘90s, Peris Hatton is now one of the UK’s best-known football collectors and dealers – a regular contender for Most Admired Stall on the Retro Football Fairs circuit. Peris has appeared on BBC TV’s The Antique Inspectors, HTV Wales’ Money Spinners, BBC Radios 5 Live, Wales and Cymru. He has written articles for Turnstiles and Kit Magazine, featured with his legendary collection in the ITV documentaries Get Shirty (on Admiral Sportswear) and Stuck On You (football stickers), and live at the Jumpers for Goalposts Festival. Follow Peris @toy-toys football shirts on X and YouTube.

1 review for The Shirt Hunter – One Man’s Ceaseless Pursuit of Classic Football Kits

  1. Ed The Shirt

    One of the very best shirt books out there, and the only one to focus on the details of being an obsessive collector over the years, as well as the details of a brilliant collection. If you always wondered where the serious collectors and dealers source their steady stream of vintage and rare finds and which brands to invest in, Peris Hatton is a revelation.

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