Score off the pitch, too, with our football-focused shopping guide

Score off the pitch, too, with our football-focused shopping guide

by Robyn Pullen
9 min

Ahead of a summer of footy with the Euros kicking off in June, we’re rounding up some of the best designer takes on the classic football kit. From Martine Rose’s iconic half-and-half football tees to Balenciaga’s massively oversized kits, here’s some pieces that will get you in the mood for a summer of slamming pints in the back of a beer garden, chanting “It’s Coming Home.” Here’s hoping it actually does.

Martine Rose Half and Half Football Top – £315.00 / $398.00

Martine Rose’s love of British culture, melded with her Jamaican heritage, is evident in her footy-inspired half-and-half tees. The reworked-imitation look of the contrasting jersey shirts adds a repurposed aesthetic, perfect for those who aren’t ready to commit to repping the shirt of one team.


Balenciaga Paris Soccer T-Shirt – £725.00 / $916.00

Balenciaga never does anything by half, which is why its Paris soccer shirt is absolutely enormous. In classic Demna fashion, the black and white vintage jersey style shirt is emblazoned with the Balenciaga name and a good few sizes too big.


SERAPIS Green & Blue Football Polo – £430.00 / $543.00

SERAPIS’ green and blue football polo is for those looking for a footy-inspired fit with a more elevated aesthetic. Made from soufli silk satin, the long-sleeved shirt arguably looks like one of the most dressy on this list, and certainly isn’t for kicking a ball around in. 


Acne Studios Logo Satin Top – £360.00 / $455.00

Acne Studios’ light-pink logo satin shirt featured a scrawled logo on the front and ad-style emblem on the back. Reminiscent of Barcelona Football Club’s pink shirt Messi once wore, this Acne Studios iteration is iconic. 


Billionaire Boys Club NYC Football Shirt – £85.00 / $107.00

The streetwear brand backed by Pharrell, Billionaire Boys Club brings a sleek, black “NYC football shirt” to the mix. With a silver printed “NYC” logo and silicone patch at chest, the shirt is speckled with white in a style reminiscent of star-dust.


Y3 X Real Madrid Goalkeeper Fourth Shirt – £160.00 / $202.00

This limited-edition adidas Real Madrid jersey in collaboration with fashion brand, Y-3 is bold, floral, and iconic. This shirt is arguably more of a statement piece due to its flower design, and the heat-applied Y-3 logo and Yohji Yamamoto signature which take the spotlight. Find this tee and the rest of the collection in FLANNELS.


Off-White Football Ow Mesh S/S Tee – £785.00 / $991.00

Off-White’s mesh-panelled sports jersey is a more liberal take on the classic football tee. With an “Abloh” motif scrawl referencing the brand’s founder, Virgil Abloh, and white stripe detailing, its a little more basketball than football but we’ll take it.


Courrèges Black Football Shorts – £300.00 / $379.00

What’s a football kit without shorts? Courréges‘ black jersey football shorts are a summer staple to be worn to any occasions, whether there’s a football involved or not. Pair these with a matching shirt or even just a hoodie, and you’re set.


Ahluwalia Football Conscious Organic Cotton Polo Shirt – £559.00 / $706.00

Ahluwalia’s organic cotton football shirts are a more bright and playful take on the classic footy tee. With a blue and green colour palette, graphic print, and stripe sash across the front, this shirt is giving major summer vibes.


Balenciaga Soccer Baggy Shorts – £750.00 / $948.00

What’s massive, bright red, and giving blue-core? Balenciaga’s baggy soccer shorts. Labelled with the iconic Balenciaga logo and a lion motif for an added touch, these could pass for real soccer shorts any day… only if you sized up a few times.


AMBUSH Black Football Shirt – £395.00 / $499.00

AMBUSH’s black football tee is one of the most minimalistic iterations on our list, but its silver logo hardware and asymmetric hem add an elevated touch to the look. It’s a classic staple.


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