We also talked about storing football shirts, but what about if you want to do more than just keep your shirts neatly tucked away? What if your latest purchase is something you want to show off to friends and family? What if your home office needs a centrepiece item, something which will inspire you each and every day (or more reaslistically, tempt you into more purchases you don't strictly need...).
Helping us with today’s subject are @TheShirtMan_ and @aleksandarjason, two collectors who are active in the shirt community.
How to display football shirts
1. Use a rail for a flexible storage/display solution
When it comes to displaying shirts, it’s good to walk before you run. Many of us have used or still use some sort of open rail to store our shirts, and the great thing about a rail is that your shirts are both neatly stored away and also on display.
Whilst you won’t quite get the full effect of a shirt that’s hung on a wall, you can still easily show off your latest finds with minimal hassle.
Whatever your chosen display method, it’s fun to arrange your shirts in some sort of theme. Popular options include grouping by country, or opting for a colour system (rainbow display anyone?).
The Shirt Man:I have my shirts on display in colour order for all to see!
Of course if your collection is particularly large, there’s also a practical consideration when arranging your shirts in a certain way.
4. Display your shirt alongside other items
One of the best ways you can bring life to your display is with the addition of some extra pieces of football memorabilia.
The possibilities are endless. You can try and pair items by colour, or even match that old ticket of yours with shirts worn during the same game! Non football items can pair well too; even the simplest combinations can work wonders.
Aleksandar: Alongside my shirts, I display books, vinyls, scarfs and only recently a pair of adidas f50 boots i've had since I was 18! There are also a lot of magazines that I’ve had my photography featured in such as SoccerBible, Ramona, Pog Mo Goal and more.
5. Create content using your display
Once you have a good display setup, why not make use of it?
Use the display as a backdrop for some videos of YouTube. Curate a series of posts on Twitter that utilise your kit display. Shirts are a universal language, and even the humblest collections can be the foundation of a great conversation on social media.