Classic football shirts celebrated by Neil Bedford for The Green Soccer Journal

Date
2 March 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

All football fans have a fetishistic relationship with the shirts that runs deeper than simple affirmations of tribal loyalty. We obsess over the exact shades of colours, the detailing on the cuffs, and the stitching on the crest – and most of us can vividly remember how certain shirts smelled (is this getting weird?). Anyway a new project from the chaps over at The Green Soccer Journal celebrates this relationship between fan and jersey in a new series of photos shot by their long-term collaborator Neil Bedford. Occasionally we glimpse a club name or badge but this is more universal than that and the close-ups in particular speak to the intensity of our addictions.

It’s also worth poking around on the new GSJ site which has been designed by Marc Kremers. It’s stylish and has some nicely surprising navigational touches that make it feel interesting.

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Neil Bedford: Classic Football Shirts for The Green Soccer Journal

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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