Capturing the magic of football with Art of Football

I’m not the first person to say it and I won’t be the last – men can be very difficult to buy presents for! And with two teenage sons, a husband and a dad, that’s a lot of men for me to struggle with.

Regular readers will know that I live with a whole lot of football lovers – my younger son and my husband both play football, my husband coached football until very recently and the entire family loves to go to football matches and watch football on TV. So I was very pleased when Art of Football got in touch with me to ask if I would like to review one of their Tshirts.

Luke and Gabriel, two brothers in their 20s, run Art of Football. They create illustrations that capture the energy and emotion from split second moments in football. They use this artwork on Tshirts and prints.
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Both my husband and my younger son would have been delighted to receive one of Art of Football’s Man Utd Tshirts, but I had other ideas in mind. My dad is the hardest man in the world to buy for. In his early 70s, he doesn’t drink or potter about in a shed or go fishing or any of those other cliched things which older men are supposed to do. He really doesn’t want anything for Christmas or his birthday – as he has been telling me for my entire adult life. And just to make matters worse, his birthday is only two weeks after Christmas. But not buying your dad a present isn’t really an option, is it?
Luckily, my dad is a massive life-long Leicester City fan. We were so happy to be able to take him to the Community Shield earlier this year, as a belated 70th birthday present. When I saw that Art of Football has a Tshirt commemorating Leicester City’s incredible 2015-16 Premier League-winning season, I knew exactly which Tshirt I wanted to review!
The Tshirt comes beautifully packaged in tissue covered in footballing headlines from yesteryear. And inside is a Tshirt capturing 12 key moments from Leicester’s 2015-16 season, each of them including the final score and the scorer. Players captured include Vardy, Mahrez and, of course, Leicester’s inspirational manager, Claudio Raineri. I even love that this Tshirt is called 5000-1 – which were the odds on Leicester winning the league at the start of the season.
I know my dad is going to be very happy with his Tshirt and I can’t wait to give it to him in January.
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Art of Football make Tshirts and prints depicting a huge range of British clubs and national teams, so there really is something for everyone. Tshirts are available in white, black, navy or grey.
Priced at £25 for men’s sizes or £14.99 for kids’ sizes, these Tshirts make a great Christmas or birthday present for the football lover in your life.
We were given an Art of Football Tshirt for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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22 Comments

  1. Oh this is such a good idea. My husband is footy crazy and he’d love this!

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    • I think they’re brilliant! I’m sure any football fan would love them 🙂

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  2. Oh that’s brilliant, always good to find something to buy for difficult dads! I really like this idea, do they do a rugby one?? They’re very reasonably priced as well for what they are.
    Nat.x

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    • Dads are a nightmare to buy for!
      They don’t do rugby ones, but maybe they should expand into rugby for the future?! x

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  3. Boys/men in my family are also notoriously hard to buy for! The t-shirts are very different to the usual kind you see – great for a footie mad fan!

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    • What is it with boys and men? I think these are really subtle and tasteful. I will definitely be checking them out again in future.

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    • They’re really good quality! I’m confident they will wash well too.

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  4. Aww that’s a lovely idea for your dad and I hope he really likes it! It can be tricky when family have birthdays so close to Christmas can’t it? I have a few people for whom this is true in my case. but I always try to get them something extra special for their birthday!

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    • That’s a really good idea! My niece’s birthday is two days after Christmas, but at least a little girl is easy to buy for!

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    • Thanks, they’re great, aren’t they? 🙂

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  5. Oh these are a nice idea. You’re right- men are a nightmare to buy for!

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    • They really are and my dad is the worst of the lot! I was really pleased to come across these Tshirts.

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  6. Oh this is a lovely idea for the football mad. The illustrations are pretty cool

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    • Thanks. I was really pleased to discover them. I’m sure I’ll be buying more Tshirts from them in future!

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  7. Oh what a lovely idea, I think Hubby would love one of these (a Chelsea one obvilously)

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  8. Oh what a lovely idea – I know a few men who would love one of these xx

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  9. Such a thoughtful gift and beautifully illustrated shirt.
    He will be able to look at the detail and smile x

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  10. This look awesome, the artwork looks incredible. I don’t have any men to buy for that are football fans though… much to my delight 😉

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