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Friday, 1st Feb 2013
Manchester's National Football Museum is playing host to a new free exhibition celebrating 50 years of football and fashion. 'Strike a Pose' opens on the 1st of February, and is inspired by the book The Fashion of Football, From Best to Beckham, From Mod to Label Slave by Fred Perry friends Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter.
From the flamboyant fashions worn by players ever since the wage cap was lifted in 1961, to the clothing adopted by the likes of mods, skinheads and casuals on the terraces; football has always had an intriguing influence on both spectator and sportsman. The coloured tipping applied to the iconic Fred Perry shirt was first initiated by West Ham fans who were keen to sport their club's colours, taking what was traditionally a tennis shirt and adopting it as their own. The National Football Museum has a selection of original 1960s Fred Perry shirts on display.
'Strike a Pose' explores a wide range of football influenced trends; the good, the bad and the Beckham sarong. George Best - who many consider to be the godfather of football and fashion - is remembered with a dedicated section showcasing a selection of 60s clothing sold at his Manchester shops. The museum will also be holding a series of related events alongside the exhibition, kicking off with a conversation with Baxter and Hewitt this afternoon.
'Strike a Pose: 50 Years of Football and Fashion' runs from the 1st of February to 27th August 2013. The Fashion of Football, From Best to Beckham, From Mod to Label Slave by Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter is available now. You can see both authors' customised shirts, created as part of our 60 Year Anniversary gallery, HERE.
Tuesday, 30th Oct 2012
This month celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first single, Love Me Do. To coincide with the event, writer and music journalist Paolo Hewitt has taken the opportunity to create a brand new biography of the band, taking the reader from the group's beginnings in the late 50s to the existing member's reformation in 1996, when Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr recorded and released two of John Lennon's songs.
Love Me Do takes a new approach to the band's story, with Hewitt including little-known moments including the Beatles' audition to be Billy Fury's backing band and George Harrison being deported from Hamburg; to more famous moments such as the band's stint at The Cavern and their 1969 rooftop show. Paolo Hewitt's previous work includes the A-Z of Mod, a comprehensive guide co-written by Mark Baxter with sections from 'Absolute beginners' to 'Zoot Money'.
Love Me Do by Paolo Hewitt is available now, published by Quercus.
Wednesday, 6th Jun 2012
Written by Mod experts, Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter, the book explores all aspects of the subculture, from Absolute Beginners to Zoot Money. A section of the book is dedicated solely to Fred Perry, highlighting the iconic position of our brand within the movement and referencing the classic Fred Perry shirt as a staple item in any Mod's wardrobe. Offering a detailed account of one of the most influential and long-lasting youth cults of our time, The A to Z of Mod is ideal for enthusiasts and novices alike.