Gear Up for the Game

Get your face paint ready and your jersey ironed, we are going to show you how to dress like a true fan

Issue: Jun 2014

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Few sports in the world can engender the kind of passion and devotion football does. Called the world’s game, it is the most watched, most played sport worldwide. So, when it comes to the upcoming international football phenomenon this June, the biggest football competition of all time, the fervour is understandably frenzied.

Part of the fun of the game, of course, is rooting for your favourite team - paint your face, don the national jerseys of your chosen teams, and cheer like a maniac. Scientists have even found that sport fans who throw themselves totally into the match experience hormonal surges and psychological highs. Supporting your team is apparently good for your health.

To help you get into the spirit of things, we tell you where to go to dress up like a true World Cup fan this season.

In Support of the Event

adidas offers a creative take. Their football t-shirt for men has the flags of the countries in the world in an artistic swirl. Made of soft cotton and polyester blend, the t-shirt promises cool comfort. If you enjoy interesting graphics and want your support to be more subtle, this is the design for you.

With adidas’ World Cup backpacks you have your support of the sport in the bag
With adidas’ World Cup backpacks you have your support of the sport in the bag Photo credit: adidas

You can wear your support of the football phenomenon in another way – with adidas’ World Cup bags. Pick from two designs of backpacks (S$59 and S$25) or a messenger bag to suit your style and needs.

In Support of the Team

Argentina, Germany, Japan, and Spain – pick from these national jerseys to show whose side you are on
Argentina, Germany, Japan, and Spain – pick from these national jerseys to show whose side you are on
Photo credit: Royal Sporting House

You don’t have to make the national squad to wear the national colours. Royal Sporting House at Junction 8, Tampines Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza, and Bedok Mall offer the national jerseys of four top teams (S$99.00) – Argentina, Germany, Japan, and Spain by adidas. These replica home kits feature climacool® ventilation where the fabric used is light and breathable, and conducts heat away from the body keeping it cool and dry even in the warmest of conditions by increasing micro-ventilation through the mesh inserts in the cloth.

Every man, woman and child can cheer on his or her favourite national team with jerseys and even whole football kits from Premier Football
Every man, woman and child can cheer on his or her favourite national team with jerseys and even whole football kits from Premier Football
Photo credit: Premier Football

At Premier Football, you can pick out jerseys of over 20 different countries playing at the World Cup. The sweat-wicking fabric of the t-shirts means that they remain comfortable even when the competition heats up. The lightweight shirts, many by Nike, come in designs for men, women and even children. You can even pick up matching shorts and socks to complete the outfit. Prices range between S$69 and S$109 depending on the team you select and the design.

Scarves of Argentina, Germany, Japan, and Spain (S$39 each) give you another option in your fashion choice as you support your team
Scarves of Argentina, Germany, Japan, and Spain (S$39 each) give you another option in your fashion choice as you support your team
Photo credit: adidas

But you don’t have to limit yourself to t-shirts. adidas has country scarves as well. So what if it is too warm here for winter accessories. Passion and fashion trump practicality.

With Argentina, Spain, and Germany-inspired backpacks, you can wear your support in a different way
With Argentina, Spain, and Germany-inspired backpacks, you can wear your support in a different way
Photo credit: adidas

For another way to wear your support, adidas also has country-themed backpacks (S$65). You know your team has your back with these bags. Plus, it’s a practical way to carry around your team kits and scarves.

In Support of the Man

Premier Football has personalised jerseys so you can not only support your favourite team, but also your favourite player
(Left) Premier Football has personalised jerseys so you can not only support your favourite team, but also your favourite player; (Center) With adidas, you can make Messi your man; wear his image done in bold graphic style; The adidas Messi shoe bag will let you display your devotion to all; (Right) With adidas, you can make Messi your man; wear his image done in bold graphic style; The adidas Messi shoe bag will let you display your devotion to all
Photo credit: Premier Football, adidas

Suppose you want to show an even deeper devotion than the regular fan. Suppose your support is for that single player, then, Premier Football has the answer for you. They carry personalised jerseys with the name and number of the star player you identify with (S$139). You can even get a regular country jersey and personalise it with the name and number of the player of your choice.

Lionel Messi fans will be thrilled to know that Messi is the man for adidas as well. You can either have a t-shirt with a Messi graphic on the front or his number and his badge on the left shoulder (S$55 each). Or if you are a real fan, get them both.

When you have gotten your Messi t-shirt, complete the look with Messi bags. You can have a Messi shoe bag (S$25) or a Messi backpack (S$99). Either way, everyone will know who is your man.

All-out Support

Face up to the fact that you are a true fan and paint your face with the flag of your favourite national team this World Cup
Face up to the fact that you are a true fan and paint your face with the flag of your favourite national team this World Cup

Since it happens only once in four years, why not go all out in your support of your team. In the true tradition of frenzied football fans, paint the flag of your favourite national team on your face. Spotlight has 61 high quality face paints you can choose from so there is no fear of not finding the exact shade you want.

Painting a country flag on your face is thankfully not that difficult since most flags have rather straight forward designs (usually broad strips of colours) and feature standard symbols (celestial bodies are very popular). To get the lines straight, use cosmetic tape to demarcate the boundary before applying the paint. Use a sponge for a more even and easy spread. Be conservative about the amount of paint you slap on at first. A too-thick layer of paint will crack when you smile or talk. You need to be patient as well. Let one colour dry before you apply another or the colours might mix to give you an unwanted hue. For the emblems, you can go to Spotlight for stencils for some of the standard symbols. For the more complex ones, practice on paper before you try it on your face. Good luck!

Wear it, drape it round your neck, or carry it with you. Show who you are rooting for with your choice of football-inspired fashion and gear up for the game!

Shop with us:

adidas OriginalStore
201 Victoria Street
Bugis+
02-10/11
Singapore 188067
Tel: (65) 6238 0198
www.adidas.com.sg
Premier Football
200 Victoria Street
Bugis Junction
#02-16
Singapore 188021
Tel: (65) 6338 1856
www.premier-football.net
Premier Football Outlet
2 Jurong East Street 21
IMM
#01-134
Singapore 609601
Tel: (65) 6634 3680
www.premier-football.net
Total Football Outlet
2 Jurong East Street 21
IMM
#02-19
Singapore 609601
Tel: (65) 6899 4209
www.premier-football.net
Royal Sporting House
No 1 Jelebu Road
Bukit Panjang Plaza,
#01-33/34
Singapore 677743
Tel: (65) 6769 9376
www.royalsportinghouse.com
Royal Sporting House
311 New Upper Changi Road
Bedok Mall
#B1-12/13
Singapore 467360
Tel: (65) 6844 9378
www.royalsportinghouse.com
Royal Sporting House
9 Bishan Place Junction 8
#02-15/16
Singapore 579837
Tel: (65) 6256 2989
www.royalsportinghouse.com
Royal Sporting House
4 Tampines Central 5 Tampines Mall
#02-17
Singapore 529510
Tel: (65) 6781 8702
www.royalsportinghouse.com
Spotlight
68 Orchard Road
Plaza Singapura
#05-11-19
Singapore 238839
Tel: (65) 6733 9808
www.spotlight.com.sg
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User Pietro
188.143.232.X | 2016-02-14 18:14:01
Suigsirrnply well-written and informative for a free online article.
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