Due to the global impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, Jacket Required will no longer take place in 2020. Jacket Required will return to the iconic Saatchi Gallery on 14th – 16th February 2021 for its AW21 edition

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The Art of the
Football Shirt
The football shirt has a huge global resonance which transcends age and language, place and time. Iconic and nostalgic on the world's pitches and streets – a unifying item, fused into a collective consciousness of specific moments, incidents and provenance, remembered well and fondly.

To explore this wonderful world further, Jacket Required recently partnered with Neal Heard, author of A Lover's Guide to Football Shirts. Consultant, historian and fanatic - sharing his vast knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to tell a story which crosses over far beyond the realms of the beautiful game.

Presenting a curated selection of sartorially sound, obscure, vintage football shirts which travel through history, design and popular culture, entrusting the collection of key pieces to narrate the many links between team kits of previous generations which have gained rarity and iconic status, and how they fuse or collide with the worlds of music, fashion and politics.

In a dedicated exhibition space accessed from Brick Lane, the selection was on show to both buyers and the public during the Jacket Required July 2017 dateline. Not just about the game, or the players, but more about us - the fans, the people, without whom, football would be nothing...

Thank you for being part of it.

Please direct any enquiries to [email protected]