Adults wearing replica football shirts...

Look-a-Hill

Full Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2010
Messages
1,720
Location
Somewhere over the rainbow
The argument about fashion is a weird one to have come up but I suppose there are people whose best clothes are their football tops, and yes it's probably not the best choice for a job interview or a nice meal. But that's true of most casual clothing. In a casual setting it'd be no different for me than wearing a band shirt or any branded top.
 

Pogba's Barber

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Aug 1, 2017
Messages
116
Location
Manchester, UK
Supports
Droylsden FC
Seems like there's also a bit of cultural snobbery going on here too. Whenever I visit East Asia, I always think its cool when I see guys of all ages going about their daily business wearing a football shirt, and thinking nothing of it. They would probably be really confused by this conversation.
 

AllGoodNamesRGone

New Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2021
Messages
844
Supports
Arsenal
Why not combine being an adult who wears a replica shirt down the pub with an opinion on celebrity culture?

 

cafecillos

Full Member
Joined
Aug 20, 2014
Messages
280
Like some others have said, it looks like a UK culture thing because it's completely normal and very usual for people of all ages to wear football shirts as casual clothes. Personally, I believe it's completely fine, and actually what I find it odd (and rather snobbish) is to think it's odd to wear them. Also, I think they can actually look good and be a nice fashion choice, but for that to happen I believe there are 2 factors: the shirt needs to not be too tight for one's body (which applies to any other clothes too), and the design needs to be "nice" (although this is obviously subjective), which to me means not too garish and as few and small commercial logos as possible (if possible, none). For example, some of the Roma home kits from the mid 10s would look good on any reasonably fit person.
 

Dudu

Full Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2012
Messages
4,154
I feel like this is cultural thing limited to the UK (and maybe other European countries?).

It's quite common and acceptable to do so in Asia and Africa. Yes it's rare to see anyone wear the full kit (except children), but the shirt? Absolutely! And I'd venture a guess that it's the same for South America and most other regions.

Tbh it makes me happy to see random people of all ages on the streets visibly rocking a United shirt/gear. Our fanbase is so far reaching and diverse - it's a beautiful thing! :)
 

Hectic

account not controlled by niall
Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
73,713
Supports
30fps
Is this where we are at? Criminalizing people who support their clubs by openly buying and wearing jerseys. Do we forget where the money goes to at the end of the day?? Do you think sometimes players are bought with risk but the club are reassured that they will recoup a good chunk of money back with shirt sales and lettering with the players name??

Get a grip ffs.
Maybe there is a parallel universe where people are hunted and executed for wearing football shirts in public. One day I hope to take you to that world.
 

Noc-Z

ffs
Joined
Jun 17, 2014
Messages
1,092
Location
Fergie's Backyard.
I buy them to kick about in, mostly at home on match day, they're comfy to chill out in. If I was going anywhere away from my home I wouldn't specifically wear it. If I knew I was going to the pub, shopping or anywhere planned pretty much I wouldn't wear it. But if I had it on and thought, fridge is looking empty, I need to grab a few beers, I would wear it round to the shops just to nip in and out. Not much more than that.
 

11 forwards

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Nov 25, 2020
Messages
134
Supports
Rosenborg
It's a kind of... uninteresting question..

Anyhow it's more fun to see people breake those kinds of "rules" than to applaud those who follow them.
 

Botim

Full Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Messages
520
Supports
Royal Antwerp FC
I've never seen a grown up wear one outside of a football setting (big screen, pub or stadium) here in Belgium. Some scarves or coats with a badge here and there in winter, but that's it.
Would definitely be looked upon as trashy, unless it's a NT jersey during the WC.

Call me snobby, but one of the things that annoys me most in the US is how people go to a store, bar or even a restaurant in oversized football/baseball/basketball shirts (and matching hats). Looks so incredibly slobby.
 

Chesterlestreet

Man of the crowd
Joined
Oct 19, 2012
Messages
16,820
On a more serious note, I suppose an actual full kit wenger would be a full kit wanker who dresses exactly like Wenger - which could be a rather subtle thing and hard to spot, at least if the person in question follows the seasons, more or less, when making sartorial choices (in winter, he'd be easy to spot - wearing his Wenger style padded coat - but he could easily fly under the radar at other times, wearing nothing but a fairly inconspicuous shirt + trousers combo, or a full suit at worst).
 

SoCross

Full Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2014
Messages
2,837

Any excuse.
Classic haha. Too good.

On a more serious note, I suppose an actual full kit wenger would be a full kit wanker who dresses exactly like Wenger - which could be a rather subtle thing and hard to spot, at least if the person in question follows the seasons, more or less, when making sartorial choices (in winter, he'd be easy to spot - wearing his Wenger style padded coat - but he could easily fly under the radar at other times, wearing nothing but a fairly inconspicuous shirt + trousers combo, or a full suit at worst).
I thought wanker was a banned word hence the use of Wenger. But in fairness, I’d rather be a full kit Wenger than a full kit Wanker.
 

Oranges038

Full Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2020
Messages
3,093
Saw someone I know wearing a PSG kit with Messi on it the other day. Funnily enough, I have only ever seen them wearing Arsenal shirts before.
 

MackRobinson

Full Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2017
Messages
2,809
Location
Terminal D
Supports
Football
I think it’s precious that fans will unashamedly criticize footballer’s fashion sense (ie. Pogba) but can’t handle other fans criticizing theirs.
 
Last edited:

MackRobinson

Full Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2017
Messages
2,809
Location
Terminal D
Supports
Football
In America, you generally look like a dbag wearing an American football, hockey, or basketball jersey if you aren’t watching sports.
 

MackRobinson

Full Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2017
Messages
2,809
Location
Terminal D
Supports
Football
Like some others have said, it looks like a UK culture thing because it's completely normal and very usual for people of all ages to wear football shirts as casual clothes. Personally, I believe it's completely fine, and actually what I find it odd (and rather snobbish) is to think it's odd to wear them. Also, I think they can actually look good and be a nice fashion choice, but for that to happen I believe there are 2 factors: the shirt needs to not be too tight for one's body (which applies to any other clothes too), and the design needs to be "nice" (although this is obviously subjective), which to me means not too garish and as few and small commercial logos as possible (if possible, none). For example, some of the Roma home kits from the mid 10s would look good on any reasonably fit person.
Someone might find your 2 factors snobbish
 

skc_18

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jul 1, 2021
Messages
64
I love some of the comments on here like this.

“How dare you judge someone for wearing a football shirt in public”
“Wearing a full kit is weird though”
The irony :lol: :lol: :lol:
:D I see it now . I always thought people buy full kits only for playing but I may be wrong.
At the end of day person who bought should have the freedom.
 

Ananke

Full Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2014
Messages
1,117
Location
Manchester
:D I see it now . I always thought people buy full kits only for playing but I may be wrong.
At the end of day person who bought should have the freedom.
I didn’t mean to single out your post, I’d seen a few before that were more defensive about the shirt wearing and then claiming full kit was weird. Yours just tipped it off :lol:
 

Isotope

Full Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2012
Messages
18,800
Wearing a full football kit? Yeah. I don't see why wearing just a jersey is seen as negative.

Maybe I have missed it, did any media conduct a poll or survey on how people feel about wearing sports jersey at different places?

Also wearing jerseys casually is different from wearing them while attending interviews where you usually have dress codes. Not sure how attending interviews has any relevance, if anyone attends interview when there is a dress code then yes, they will be judged for not following a simple rule.

Yes, like you said few people judge and like i said it says more about them if they think they can judge a person wearing a jersey. I didn't say it won't happen, I disagreed with the point that it says something about the people who wear them.
Agreed. Unless it's a formal occasion (wedding, church, office (friday maybe Ok), etc), i don't really care about people wearing jersey (of any sport). Yes, that includes full kit. I'm not a fan wearing one myself, but that's just personal preference.
 

Varane around town

Full Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2021
Messages
143
I do agree with the OP.

I think once you're over the age of 13 it's weird to get wear a football shirt with a name and number anywhere apart from a football stadium
 

iammemphis

iwillnotaskforanamechangeagain
Joined
Sep 6, 2014
Messages
5,202
Location
Hertfordshire
I have an original, vintage 'European Cup Winners Cup Final' Adidas replica shirt. No name on the back. I wear it out and about still and im 35 years old. Is that acceptable?
 

ThehatchetMan

Full Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2020
Messages
928
Not owned a Man Utd shirt for a very long time now, somewhere between 10 and 15 years. I do like the away one this season though and would be tempted to get one.

When I was in my early 20s and more into fashion I may have been a bit more judgemental and maybe seen it as slightly immature.

As Ive grown up and matured though, I don't really care? I think it's a bit sad and shallow to judge others on what they choose to wear to be honest.

In my younger years I was a bit more self conscious and insecure which probably influenced my opinion on football shirts. Nowadays I'm not so influenced by society norms or other opinions which is very liberating and empowering; and probably why I'm not so bothered about what people wear.

I'd say one of the biggest influences in UK adults not wearing football shirts is the pricing. At near £80 it's hard to justify the price to be honest. If they were £40 I'd probably have one myself.
 

Lj82

Full Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2016
Messages
964
Location
Singapore
Seems like there's also a bit of cultural snobbery going on here too. Whenever I visit East Asia, I always think its cool when I see guys of all ages going about their daily business wearing a football shirt, and thinking nothing of it. They would probably be really confused by this conversation.
Yeah, I am. Didn't know that it is actually "weird" to some people until I see it discussed here. Guess I am just too used to people of all ages wearing jerseys here in Asia.
 

Galactic

Incorrigible pest
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
7,544
Location
Never Forget
Not owned a Man Utd shirt for a very long time now, somewhere between 10 and 15 years. I do like the away one this season though and would be tempted to get one.

When I was in my early 20s and more into fashion I may have been a bit more judgemental and maybe seen it as slightly immature.

As Ive grown up and matured though, I don't really care? I think it's a bit sad and shallow to judge others on what they choose to wear to be honest.

In my younger years I was a bit more self conscious and insecure which probably influenced my opinion on football shirts. Nowadays I'm not so influenced by society norms or other opinions which is very liberating and empowering; and probably why I'm not so bothered about what people wear.

I'd say one of the biggest influences in UK adults not wearing football shirts is the pricing. At near £80 it's hard to justify the price to be honest. If they were £40 I'd probably have one myself.
Well said. Well said.
 

Jaeger

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Nov 11, 2020
Messages
15
Supports
Real Madrid
I feel like this is cultural thing limited to the UK (and maybe other European countries?).

It's quite common and acceptable to do so in Asia and Africa. Yes it's rare to see anyone wear the full kit (except children), but the shirt? Absolutely! And I'd venture a guess that it's the same for South America and most other regions.

Tbh it makes me happy to see random people of all ages on the streets visibly rocking a United shirt/gear. Our fanbase is so far reaching and diverse - it's a beautiful thing! :)
You are indeed right.

It’s pretty normal down here in Latin America for anyone who watch football to wear the jersey/shirt of the club they support. Here in my country is a rarity to see one without the name of their favorite player on the back in the streets. I never thought doing otherwise was a thing. But it’s good to see a different perspective as I was under the assumption that it was pretty common across Europe too.

As for the full kits, only kids playing on football ground/parks.
 

dwd

Saturday Night Spies
Joined
Jan 16, 2012
Messages
14,589
Location
Under soil heating.
WTF is going on with United Direct? Ordered on the 29th Sep now just had an email to say it won't be here until 3rd December at the earliest. No way of cancelling or speaking to a human being so United sit on my money no matter what. We are a fecking shambles from top to bottom lately.
 

indianabones2021

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Oct 11, 2021
Messages
7
Supports
WBA
I've never owned a team shirt because it's not good value for money. £55 for a Baggies shirt, I love them but not enough to through £45 away. That's right I think football shirts, not just the WBA one are worth £10 at best. As for what I think of guys wearing them casually, it doesn't bother me one iota but if I had to think about it, then my question would be have they no other clothes?

I have seen some Tennis T shirts which I would like to wear when working out or perhaps even cassually, but they too are over priced. Uniqlo, Nike and Lacoste shirts are crazy overpriced too.
 

SirReginald

Full Member
Joined
Oct 7, 2019
Messages
509
Supports
Chelsea
Honestly, I’ll wear a shirt out if I’m dressing casual. Unless you have a political message written on the back or a dumb inside joke, then it really doesn’t matter. Obviously if your going to a restaurant or something it is something entirely different but theres no issue of wearing one when your out shopping or with mates at a pub etc.

Only time I don’t like it is when someone runs around wearing fakes from market stools and probably couldn’t name the squad and never seen them play (Barcelona/Madrid are most common).

If anyone finds a football shirts a problem, maybe the problem is them.
 

Deery

Full Member
Joined
May 21, 2019
Messages
12,201
I had to wait well over a month as well for my Ronaldo 7 shirt but wore it for the first time on Wednesday night for luck and felt class when Ronnie scored..