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The Beautiful Game T-Shirt

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Regular price £65.00

The Beautiful Game.

Have three words ever encapsulated so perfectly all that is glorious – indeed, beautiful – about football?

It’s a phrase any of us would’ve wished to conceive, given its transcendental power - an unequivocally global message that translates effortlessly into every known language without losing its meaning; therefore, it’s only fitting that its origins are widely disputed.

There’s no doubt that Pelé popularised the term – his own personal nickname for the sport that gave him everything – in 1977, when he christened his autobiography My Life and the Beautiful Game; however, former English football commentator Stuart Hall lays claim to originating it in 1958 after watching Manchester City’s Peter Docherty light up the turf at Maine Road with his unique style of play.

Other pretenders to the crown include the Brazilian midfielder Didi – widely credited as being the first person ever to speak these immortal words – and English author and football fanatic H.E. Bates, who used the phrase in 1952 as part of a newspaper piece extolling the virtues of the game (‘Brains in the Feet’).

Regardless of who said it first, its iconic status in the footballing lexicon is firmly assured – a quote that will outlive us all, with its impact eternally preserved.

SIZE AND FIT

We have taken a classic weight of jersey fabric and designed it to look great either on its own or under a jacket/shirt. Our T-shirts are close fitting around the collar, sleeves and chest which gives a smart appearance.

All measurements are approximate and in cm.

SIZE S M L XL XXL
CHEST 100-104 105-109 110-114 115-119 120-124
HIP
100-104
105-110 110-115 115-120 120-125
LENGTH 68-72 70-74 72-76 74-78 76-80
SLEEVE LENGTH 18-22 19-23 20-24 21-25 22-26
MATERIAL AND CARE

Fabric details:

  • Made from 100% Cotton
  • Weight: 160gsm
  • Composition: 100% Cotton - Supima ‘Star’ 
  • Yarn Count: 2/72Ne 
  • Gauge: 28gg
  • MADE IN BRITAIN

Caring for your T-shirt:

  • Wash at 30°C 
  • Do not bleach 
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Iron on a low heat 
  • Do not iron on print 
  • Do not dry clean 
  • Wash inside-out
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