Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dedicated Followers of Fashion

Philosophy Football are a company who, for over 15 years, have been producing T shirts on a football theme. If you have a look at their website you'll see that the idea is to take a well known historical characters pronouncement on football, and create a unique T shirt style out of it. Somewhere I still have one of the first they produced, based on Harold Wilson's comment - 'Have you noticed that we only win the World Cup under a Labour Government'. Incidentally, that's still the case, even if you include Rugby Union!

The reason for raising this now is that, not before time, they've branched into cricket, and are sending CB Fry in to open the batting for them. Here's their full sales pitch: -

"The self-styled 'sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction' at Philosophy Football find quotes from philosophers about football and slap them on a T-shirt with name and squad number added. This summer they have launched a their philosophy cricket range with opening bat CB Fry's musings on cricket as a philosophy.

As a cricketer CB Fry captained both Sussex and England. A gifted footballer too, he played professionally for Southampton and Portsmouth, making his England debut in 1901. For a time he was also holder of the world record for the long jump. A superbly gifted cricket writer and academic off the pitch CB politically managed to combine standing unsuccessfully for Parliament as a Liberal Party candidate with the bizarre idea ideas that if Germany could be persuaded to play England at test cricket WW2 might be avoided.

The T-shirt is available from www.philosophyfootball.com with the search now on for other cricket quotes for T-shirted immortality.

What they don't mention is the popular pub-quiz question, that CB Fry was once offered the throne of Albania! Heck, no one's prefect...

As you can see, they are after suggestions for other cricket related shirts. Leave your ideas in the comments section, or contact them direct via the webiste.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Bought loads of their footie ones - be nice to have some cricket ones too.