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The Magic and Madness of Football Style


Simon Doonan is Creative Ambassador for Barney NY, Author & Slate Columnist.
The first book that combines Soccer with Style
From George Best to Gazza, the Managers to the fans and style tribes this is the first book to dissect their look on and off the pitch
Designer labels, flash cars


ISBN: 9781786272591 Category:

Simon Doonan


“I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not.” David Beckham

Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Soccer. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: soccer and fashion have fallen in love. The unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today’s soccer stars offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game.

Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, Doonan entertainingly explores the magic and madness of this unique culture. Charting soccer style from its very beginnings, he pays homage to the great style icons of the game, from George Best to Lionel Messi, before turning his gaze to the hair, the tattoos, and the cars, not to mention those other style icons of the game: the fans, the managers, and, of course, the WAGs.

Doonan’s laser wit and hilarious observations are complemented by more than 230 photographs, making this a laugh-out-loud read for even the most fickle soccer fan or fashionista.

Additional information

Weight 858 g
Dimensions 17.5 x 24.7 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 17.5 x 24.7 cm
Weight 858 g
Writer, columnist and football obsessive Simon Doonan is the Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York. He has worked in fashion for over 35 years, and is the author of six books, including the tongue-in-cheek style guides Eccentric Glamour and Gay Men Don't Get Fat. He writes a bi-weekly humour column for