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Football Casuals

Fashion and football started to become intertwined during the post-war period when fans started to treat match day as an occasion worth dressing for. Old clips of Liverpool's Spion Kop show fans packed together wearing suits with shirt and tie often accompanied by a Beatle's style 'mop top' hairstyle.


As the game progressed into the 1970s, the opportunity to go abroad and explore continental Europe, gave ordinary fans the chance to sample other cultures and fashion trends. Following your team in European competition often meant bringing back some fashionable 'trainees' to show off to all your mates. This is the origin story of Liverpool's influence on the Football Casual culture.

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