- Words Darcy Culverhouse
Spanish football heritage brand, MEYBA, and music’s biggest band, The Beatles, unravel a collection that brings football and music to the forefront.
What do you get when you meld Barcelona’s quintessential sports brand with the most eminent music band of all time? You get a dream collection for buffs of both football and music. Bringing the disparate—yet deeply interconnected—realms of football and music together, the MEYBA x The Beatles limited collection draws inspiration from the legendary catalogue of music, film and imagery from the world’s best-selling band of all time.
Interlacing the widely recognised iconography of The Beatles, with classic MEYBA cuts and silhouettes, the collection unravels two bespoke football shirts, four t-shirts and one-track top, all designed with the same monochromatic exploration of The Beatles 1969 Abbey Road album cover.
The football shirts both embrace MEYBA’s retro aesthetic with a broad neck collar and woven applique badges. The AOP Jersey showcases a mash up of the album cover image which runs throughout the shirt. While the second shirt in the collaboration, the Sash Jersey, harnesses a diagonal white sash design, with the infamous zebra crossing image printed on the back.
The overarching monotonous theme extends to the t-shirts, even to the practical training tee, which showcases an enhanced zebra walk print as well as The Beatles logo on the back. There is a combination of classic and oversized fits all of which ensure breathability by the inclusion of MEYBA’s hallmark underarm mesh.
However, the singular track top calls out to a different design, with the inside lining curated from images of The Beatles gig tickets in the 60’s. Dual zipped front pockets perch on either side, with the number 4 etched onto the front and back of the jacket, not forgetting the repeated zebra crossing on the side of each sleeve.
Find the MEYBA x The Beatles limited collection online at MEYBA.COM.