The COPA George Best collection is made under license from Best Promotions LLP. This line features a range of T-shirts that pay homage to one of the greatest legends in the history of football.
Along with his talent, Best became known for his long hair, good looks and extravagant celebrity lifestyle. He was named as one of the 50 most stylish men of the past 50 years, and with the George Best collection we celebrate a true football icon.
George Best was discovered by a scout, whose telegram to United manager Matt Busby read: ‘I think I've found you a genius.’ He was right and Best helped Manchester United win many trophies. His immense popularity even led to receiving more than 1,000 fan mail letters a week.
At a time when football salaries were a fraction of what players earn today, Best still earned a tidy fortune with his celebrity status. However, he lost almost all of it, and explained: 'I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.'
The superior quality garments are 'Made in Europe' and get a special treatment, which is probably our best kept secret, to give them a super soft touch. Our inspiration came from unique photos from the archives of IMG, Mirrorpix, Press Association Images and the private George Best archive.