The History Behind Lyle & Scott Football Casuals

Since the 1980s, we have been synonymous with football casuals. Whether our clothes are being worn in the stands or we’re celebrating the subculture with our Casuals collection, we’re intertwined with terrace culture.

Where did our relationship with football casuals start?

Our relationship with football casuals starts, ironically, with our expertise in golfwear. Our knitwear had long been worn by successful golfers and was revered as the go-to brand for golfers, but that soon evolved.

Early football casuals ditched their team’s strips in favour of premium pieces, pairing jeans and trainers with our argyle and V-neck prints so they could wear their team’s colours without donning a football shirt. These early style choices have since developed into the football casuals clothing we see today…

The evolution of football casuals clothing

As the casuals movement advanced, so did the clothing. Liverpool fans would follow their team to Europe and picked up Italian and German sportswear.

We also developed our pieces,  experimenting with more technical materials and silhouettes, which you can see in our jackets and overshirts.

The Pocket Overshirt is a classic layering piece with a timeless design, while the Double Zip Packable Gilet is a lightweight and water resistance piece that can be can be conveniently packed away.

Despite its European influences, terrace culture and the football casual style is inherently British. That’s why timeless pieces (like the polo shirt and knitted jumper) have remained staples of casuals’ wardrobes, and why our Casuals collection stays true to its roots, with high-quality knitwear pieces like the Mixed Rib Jumper and Tipped Polo Shirt.

What else is in our Casuals collection?

Our Casuals collection features many other pieces to wear on the terraces, like the Casuals Mineral Swimshort – perfect for warm Saturday afternoons and away days abroad.

For cooler days, the High Neck Zip Through is the ideal piece of football casuals clothing. The jacket features a high neck with partial face covering to keep the elements at bay while you watch your team.

What’s next?

Now you know more about our Casuals collection, why not explore the full range?

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2022-06-26 12:42:06By Lyle & Scott

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