80's Casual Classics

adidas Orion Terry Fox 15/04/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Orion Trainer

The adidas Orion trainer was worn by the Canadian athlete, Terry Fox, during the ‘Marathon of Hope’ in 1980 to raise awareness of cancer. Just like a lot of the great adidas trainers from the 1970s & 80s there’s usually a story behind them. A heritage that modern day releases just simply cannot compete with. Performance shoes designed for a range of sports such as running, football, handball or tennis, the golden era marked some of the greatest 3 stripes trainers of all time. In the case of the adidas... Read More

Gabicci Knitwear Soul Music 10/04/2021
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Get In The Groove With These Latest Gabicci Knits

Our latest selection of Gabicci knitwear makes you want to get in the groove to some Gloria Jones in classic Soul Boy style. What’s the point of something if it doesn’t have soul? From the original Northern Soul scene in the late 1960s, to the Soul Boys of the late 1970s, to classic Soul songs from the likes of Gloria Jones & Glen McCrae, there’s just something feel good about the whole Soul scene. A British brand that has Soul music running through its cotton veins is Gabicci. Founded in... Read More

George Baggs Gogglebox 08/04/2021

Looking Good Feeling Good: George Baggs x 80s Casual Classics

We teamed up with the 18 year old Essex boy & Gogglebox star, George Baggs, for this latest video which explores a selection of track tops & trainers currently available from 80s CC. Those who have watched Channel 4’s Gogglebox will recognise George Baggs who is the youngest son of the Baggs family from Great Dunmow, Essex. The British reality show features a range of families and friends from different areas in the UK watching TV from the comfort of their own homes. With a regular cast of familiar faces,... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Fjord Track Top Mcenroe 03/04/2021
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The Sergio Tacchini Fjord Track Top Returns To Its Spiritual Home

The classic Sergio style as worn by John McEnroe returns to its spiritual home with the return of the Sergio Tacchini Fjord track top. Let’s rewind to 1982 for a second. Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. New Order were in the studio recording ‘Power Corruption & Lies’ and the UK saw the introduction of a 4th TV channel to their airwaves. England’s dreams of World Cup glory in Spain came to a sudden halt after failing to reach the knockout stages, although their new Admiral kits were pretty cool. Casual... Read More

Diadora Titan Trainer 01/04/2021

Clash Of The Titans: The Return Of The Diadora Titan Trainer

The Diadora Titan trainer gives a nod to past running icons from the Italian sportswear brand and now returns to its spiritual home. If there’s one thing that a good sports brand does it’s diversification. Take the Italian sportswear brand Diadora for example. From humble beginnings with the introduction of their very first climbing boots in the 1950s, to their first football boots & tennis shoes in the 1970s & then their first running shoes in the 1980s. There has always been something a bit different about Diadora that has... Read More

Fila Settanta Pro Badge Navy 27/03/2021
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The Fila Settanta Pro Badge Track Top Pays Tribute To Borg’s Original BJ Style

The Fila Settanta Pro Badge track top now arrives at 80s Casual Classics for an exclusive & rare re-release of the original tennis style as originally worn by Björn Borg. Considered by many as the holy grail of casual apparel, the Fila Settanta track top is easily one of the most recognisable styles from the golden era of casual sportswear. An original design from Pier Luigi Rolando’s legendary White Line, the Settanta marked the next generation of tennis apparel from the Italian sportswear brand. It was all about fusing function... Read More

PUMA Mallorca trainer history 25/03/2021
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The PUMA Mallorca Trainer Is Revived From The Archives

The PUMA Mallorca trainer is a classic casual style that was first introduced in the 1970s & is now revived from the archives for 2021. When we think of Mallorca, we think of Balearic beats, white sandy beaches, limestone mountains, palm trees & days spent in the sunshine without a care in the world. Forget the lilos and the parasols for a second though, as the picturesque Balearic Island is also the name of a classic PUMA trainer from the golden era of casual sportswear. The PUMA Mallorca trainer is... Read More

ellesse vicenza track-top 20/03/2021
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Fresco Stile Ellesse Anni ’80 (Fresh Ellesse 80s Style)

The colourful Italian sportswear brand introduce a selection of new pastel track styles like the Ellesse Vicenza track top for the latest season. If you could sum up Ellesse in the 1980s it would probably look something like an unseeded 17 year old kid from West Germany lifting the most prestigious tennis trophy out there. Well that did actually happen. We’re of course talking about one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Boris Becker. At the mere age of 17, Becker was the youngest player to win a... Read More

adidas München trainer Japan Red 19/03/2021
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The adidas München Returns To Its Spiritual Home

This latest adidas München trainer release draws inspiration from the original ‘Made in Japan’ version which was first introduced in the early 1980s. When it comes to classic adidas trainers it’s all about the cities & the celebrated City series from the German 3 stripes brand. As far as classic adi goes from the 70s & 80s, it really doesn’t get much better. From Malmo to Milano to München, the City Series explored some of the top European cities, their colours and their associated football teams. First introduced in the... Read More

Weekend Offender 1989 The Firm 13/03/2021
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The Weekend Offender 89 T-Shirt References The Classic Scene From The Firm

The classic British hooligan film, The Firm, is now brought back to life courtesy of our friends at Weekend Offender with the 89 t-shirt. Although nowhere near as colourful as Nick Love’s remake from 2009, The Firm from 1989 was one of the very first films to capture the world of the British hooligan throughout the 1980s. Love’s version, which was loosely based around the original, was all about the early 80s, where colourful sportswear & peacocking reached its peak and casual culture was in full swing. Although the authenticity... Read More

Creation Records Alan McGee 11/03/2021
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Creation Stories: Riots, Raves & Running A Record Label

Creation Records is widely regarded as one of the most influential British labels of the last 30 years. Alan McGee’s story is now brought to life with ‘Creation Stories’ courtesy of Irvine Welsh, Danny Boyle & Nick Moran. Let’s rewind back to the Brit Awards in February 1996 for a second. Oasis have just won their second award of the night with ‘The Best Album’ and the Gallagher brothers are up to their usual casual clowning. After singing Blur’s ‘Parklife’ in a posh southern accent, Noel goes on to say... Read More

Replay Denim Goods Hyperflex jeans 06/03/2021
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Replay Jeans: Denim Goods Since 1981

Born in the early 80s, Replay quickly became the go to brand for those with a penchant for authentic jeans & quality casual wear. As far as decades go, the 1980s had a massive impact on fashion & subculture. From the flamboyant sportswear of the original casuals, the big bubble jackets of the Paninaro & the looser fitting casual designer brands of the late 80s ravers, the colourful decade had it all. If there was one thing that the different styles of the 1980s had in common it was probably... Read More

Nick Love A Town Called Malice 04/03/2021

A Town Called Malice: Nick Love Returns To The Costa Del Crime

Nick Love & Vertigo Films are apparently working on A Town Called Malice, a forthcoming crime saga set on the Costa Del Crime in the 1980s. According to numerous sources Nick Love & Vertigo Films will be revisiting the Costa Del Crime again in the 1980s with A Town Called Malice, a series which will follow in the footsteps of the cult classic, The Business, from 2005. The Business marked the next chapter of British crime thrillers and starred a young Danny Dyer alongside Tamer Hassan & Geoff Bell. Throwing... Read More

Weekend Offender Jackets 27/02/2021

New Weekend Offender Jackets

Our new collection of Weekend Offender jackets includes everything from exclusive parachute fabrics to anti-pollution facemasks. If there was one thing that Weekend Offender have built their ever growing reputation on it would be their jackets. As previously seen on a range of musical royalty from Mike Skinner (The Streets) to Liam Gallagher (Oasis), the British brands’ outerwear offerings are second to none. Founded back in 2004 by Sam Jones and Rhydian Powell, Weekend Offender has become one of the most popular UK terrace brands. With a no fuss approach... Read More

adidas ZX 700 history main 25/02/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas ZX 700 Trainer

The adidas ZX 700 trainer was released in a golden era of retro runners & captured all the running tech innovation of the 1980s. From the running track to the office commute, the 1980s was about all about technology & innovation. The colourful decade gave us a new era of tech from portable devices like the Walkman, the mobile phone & the Gameboy to the very first Mac computer and the introduction of CD’s. Tech may have come a long way since the 1980s but it was like someone had... Read More

Diadora Borg Elite Made In Italy White Gold 20/02/2021
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Diadora Borg Elite: It Was All About Representing The Elite

The Diadora Borg Elite trainer now returns to 80s Casual Classics, a classic 80s tennis style that became an underground status symbol among the original Casuals. Berlin based fashion magazine, Highsnobiety, throw a spotlight on UK Casual Culture in collaboration with the legendary Italian sportswear brand, Diadora, in this short video below. Featuring a range of people who were involved in the original Casual scene such as Cass Pennant and our very own founder, Neil Primett, the short video explores how Diadora in particular had such a lasting impression on... Read More

adidas Spezial trainer blue vivid red 18/02/2021

The adidas SPEZIAL Trainer Gets A Bright Blue & Vivid Red Update

The celebrated casual silhouette, the adidas SPEZIAL trainer, gets a striking colourway update in bright blue & vivid red for the latest season. Things started to change in 1979. Punk had progressed into New Wave. Synthesisers & drum machines were replacing traditional instruments & disco flares were yesterdays news. Blondie gave us ‘Heart of Glass’ & the first Sony Walkman went on sale. There was a sense of something new on the horizon and that anything was possible. The new era also marked a seismic shift in sportswear. The birth... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Ghibli Tracksuit 15/02/2021

Kick Back In True 80s Style With The Sergio Tacchini Ghibli Tracksuit

Could this latest Sergio Tacchini Ghibli tracksuit which now arrives at 80s Casual Classics be the king of casual lounging? We certainly think so. The full tracksuit is arguably the king when it comes to retro sportswear. A classic sporty look that has been adopted by everyone from elite athletes to the Beastie Boys. The tracksuit really made its mark in the 1970s thanks to the German football legend, Franz Beckenbauer, who endorsed his very own tracksuit courtesy of adidas. The combination of casual sportswear and the growing fitness boom... Read More

Tipped Polo Shirts 11/02/2021

Tipped Polo Shirts: Classic Crocodiles & Emblematic Eagles

The tipped polo shirt has a rich heritage of subcultures from the original Skinheads of the 1960s to the original Casuals of the 1980s. There aren’t many clothing styles that can claim the same heritage as the tipped polo shirt. Forget about a load of hooray henrys playing polo on a Sunday morning down at their local country club for second. We’re talking subcultures here. Subcultures that have changed the map of Britain since the 1960s. The Mods, the Skinheads, the Rude Boys & the Casuals have all put their... Read More

Weekend Offender Morrie Goodfellas 07/02/2021
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The Weekend Offender Morrie T-shirt References The Classic Goodfellas Scene

The latest Morrie T-shirt from Weekend Offender depicts the famous scene from Goodfellas where Jimmy goes to collect a debt from Morrie. First released in 1990, Goodfellas is arguably one of the greatest gangster films of all time. Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s ‘Wiseguy’, the real life story follows ex- mobster, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), & his involvement in New York’s Lucchese crime family. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Goodfellas has it all from brutal beatings to iconic nightclub scenes to the Lufthansa heist which saw the crew bag an estimated $5.875... Read More

john mcenroe sergio tacchini track tops 04/02/2021
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Sergio Tacchini: The Marvel Of McEnroe

If there was anyone that put the Sergio Tacchini track top on the casual radar, it was without a doubt the American tennis legend John McEnroe. John McEnroe was the perfect athlete to take Sergio Tacchini’s style driven vision of tennis apparel to the next level. Tachini thought traditional tennis whites were boring and who better to endorse that than a no fuss “go getter” like McEnroe who would stop at absolutely nothing in his tracks. The rising tennis star took Tacchini to the next level with his numerous Grand... Read More

Lyle & Scott New arrivals 31/01/2021
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New Arrivals From Lyle & Scott

The latest collection from Lyle & Scott includes a selection of outerwear, sweatshirts, polo shirts & retro style tees in some fresh pastel hues. For the Casuals it was only the finest Scottish knitwear from the likes of Lyle & Scott. Argyle patterns, premium fabrics, V-neck designs & vibrant colourways you would normally associate with the golf course were the all the traits the Casuals looked in for in their knitwear. Lyle & Scott ticked all these boxes. It was a premium golf brand that could be found in traditional... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Orion The Firm Tracksuit 28/01/2021

Neil Primett Has a Casual Chat With Awayday Radio

80s Casual Classics founder, Neil Primett, has a casual chat with Awayday Radio exploring the revival of casual fashion & retro sportswear. “For Awayday Radio just adjust the dial for terrace casual, panache and style, interviews and tunes the awayday buzz keeps it fresh is what it does, soul two-tone reggae and ska old tune classic and acoustic guitar, lads and lassies stay safe stay true Awayday Radio is made for you.” This pretty much describes what Away Radio are all about. A melting pot of casual culture, casual fashion... Read More

80s casuals hype beasts 23/01/2021

Were The Casuals The Original Hypebeasts?

Hypebeasts are generally young adults & teenagers that will pay hundreds of pounds for rare & exclusive items, but did ‘Hype’ culture as we know it today actually start with the Casuals back in the 1980s? How we now shop for apparel & trainers has changed massively since the 1980s, but the demand for certain styles still remains. Some adidas trainer releases have seen re-sale values in their thousands with the demand for sought after trainers now at an all time high. Whether you’re a 3 stripes fanatic or just... Read More

Fila Terrinda Polo Shirt Bjorn Borg 22/01/2021
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Fila Polo Shirts From The Golden Era Of Casual Sportswear

The Fila Settanta & the Fila Terrinda polo shirts were both introduced in the golden era of “Borg Mania” as part of Pier Luigi Rolando’s highly celebrated White Line. When Björn Borg defeated Ilie Năstase in 3 straight sets at the Wimbledon final in 1976 the world was watching. There was a new Swedish tennis champ on the scene but there was something more than just a great athlete with Borg. 1976 marked a huge turning point for traditional tennis apparel. It was the start of the prestigious White Line... Read More

17/01/2021

Check Out The Latest MA.STRUM Arrivals At 80s CC

MA.STRUM introduce their latest collection with a selection of staple sweatshirts, military inspired overshirts & classic polo shirts. Brands like MA.STRUM don’t come along that often. Over the last 10 years the brand has stuck to what it does best and that’s simply creating some of the very finest technical apparel to come out of Essex (where they are based) and the UK for that matter. As other brands come & go, MA.STRUM have continued to carve out their own unique take on technical sportswear. After originally collaborating with the... Read More

PUMA DELPHIN TRAINER HISTORY 14/01/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Delphin Trainer

The PUMA Delphin trainer is an OG PUMA silhouette that was originally released in the 1970s & now arrives at 80s Casual Classics. Taking the German word for ‘Dolphin’, the PUMA Delphin trainer is now revived from the German sportswear label’s extensive archives. Headed up by Mr Puma himself, Helmut Fischer, the PUMA archive is something like the equivalent of Disney World to the adult trainer enthusiast, boasting over 8000 different shoes from PUMA’s rich sporting history. Sadly the archives are not open to the average trainer enthusiast which only... Read More

Fila Terrinda Mk3 Pastel 09/01/2021
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Pastel Persuasion: Freshen Things Up With The Fila Terrinda Mk3 Track Top

Freshen up your casual wardrobe with the Fila Terrinda Mk3 track top which is now introduced in some updated pastel colourways for the latest season. A testament to casual fashion of the early 1980s, the Fila Terrinda Mk3 is now introduced in some updated pastel colourways. Continuing the legacy of Pier Luigi Rolando’s prestigious ‘White Line’, the Terrinda marked a new generation of one-upmanship as expensive sportswear swept the nation. Following the huge success of the Fila Settanta in the late 70s, the Terrinda took casual sportswear to the next... Read More

adidas Padiham trainer history 07/01/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Padiham Trainer

Taking its name from the East Lancashire town just outside Burnley, the adidas Padiham trainer now arrives at 80s Casual Classics in all its 3 stripes glory. Although the adidas Padiham trainer is a relatively new release, the story of adidas trainers & the casual nostalgia attached to these specific styles will never grow old. It’s like a biblical tale of good vs evil, well maybe not so extreme as that, but the point here is the story is so significant to adidas collectors & enthusiasts. How did a shoe... Read More

adidas tracksuit mafia firebird 26/12/2020
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Tracksuit Mafia: The adidas Firebird Tracksuit Arrives In Classic Green

Arguably one of the most celebrated adidas tracksuit styles of all time, the adidas Firebird now returns in full tracksuit form in a classic green colourway. From mafia dons to Madchester icons to matchday superstars, the adidas tracksuit is rich in subcultural & sporting heritage. The adidas Firebird is a name which needs no introduction when it comes to the classic adidas tracksuit. Alongside the Superstar & the Beckenbauer, the adidas Firebird is one of the most celebrated adidas tracksuit styles of all time. There’s something so timeless about that... Read More

Weekend Offender Maradona Oasis 23/12/2020

Going Mad For It With Maradona

The Weekend Offender Diego Maradona t-shirt celebrates the legendary meeting between the Gallagher brothers & Maradona in Argentina. Following the death of the Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona last month, Weekend Offender have now introduced a t-shirt which celebrates the legendary photo of the Gallagher brothers with “El Pibe de Oro”. A god like figure to many Argentinians & arguably one of the greatest number 10’s ever to grace the grass of the football elite, Maradona sadly passed away last month after suffering a heart attack at his home in... Read More

Marshall Artist Acier MA-2 overshirt 19/12/2020

Marshall Artist Introduce A Selection Of Military Inspired Technical Overshirts

Marshall Artist have now introduced an updated selection of technical overshirts like the Marshall Artist Acier MA-2 overshirt which gives a nod to classic military apparel. Synonymous with sirens & street style, Marshall Artist have become a staple British casual brand since its inception back in the early noughties. Focusing on garment innovation, Marshall Artist merges 90s football casual style with modern day streetwear & terrace trends whilst still maintaining their strong British heritage throughout. With a continued focus on technical outerwear, military inspiration & unique dyeing concepts, outerwear &... Read More

adidas ZX 1K BOOST 17/12/2020

The adidas ZX 1K BOOST Trainer Combines Archival 3 Stripes & BOOST Trainer Technology

We’ve now introduced the adidas ZX 1K BOOST trainer which gives a nod to the original ZX line from the 1980s as well as utilising the latest 3 stripes trainer tech. If you’re a 3 stripes collector, fan or just like wearing them, you should know of the importance of the adidas ZX line. The ZX line saw adidas take on the running world like never before. Following the success of previous adidas running trainers like the adidas Oregon in 1982, the adidas New York in 1983 & the Boston... Read More

adidas trainers 3 stripes 12/12/2020
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Forever 3 Stripes: adidas Trainers At 80s CC

Our massive collection of adidas trainers includes a variety of archive 3 stripes styles such as the Spezial, the Hamburg & the Gazelle. If there was one particular style of footwear that epitomised the casual movement it would be the adidas trainer. Different footwear styles have played a key part in the uniform of youth cultures since the 1950s. For example; Hippies were renowned for wearing Birkenstocks, Teddy Boys wore brothel creepers & the Skinheads wore Dr. Martens. Alongside the B-Boys & the Breakers of NYC of the 1970s &... Read More

xmas gift guide 10/12/2020
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Tis The Season: Xmas Gift Guide

The Xmas season is officially here which means it’s probably time to think about that very special someone with our massive selection of casual goodies! As the dust starts to clear on what has probably been the most f*cked up year of peoples’ lives so far, at least we can now try to enjoy the festive season. We’re not going to mention Covid-19 or some of the crazy conspiracy theories out there because “casual” & “crimbo” are the only C words we really want to talk about during the festive... Read More

adidas ZX 700 HD Black 05/12/2020
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The adidas ZX 700 HD Harks Back To The Original ZX Line From The 1980s

The adidas ZX 700 HD trainer draws inspiration from the original ZX 700 trainer which was originally released in 1985. The ZX line saw adidas take on the running world like never before. Following the success of previous adidas running trainers like the adidas Oregon in 1982, the adidas New York in 1983 & the Boston Super in 1984, the 1980s saw adidas release some of their most celebrated running trainers of all time. The ZX line took running trainer technology to the next level. It was all about creating... Read More

Lacoste Polo Shirts 03/12/2020

Seasonal Lacoste Polo Shirts At 80s CC

Long before the colourful casuals of the 1980s starting swaggering around in the iconic crocodile, the Lacoste polo shirt had already achieved its “icon” status. Actors like Clint Eastwood, James Dean & Steve McQueen championed the whole preppy look back in the 1960s with slick backed hair, Harrington’s & polo shirts. They were cool & charismatic, but it was their roguish element that really got them noticed. Clint was photographed on several occasions sporting the classic crocodile style, usually tucked into a pair of slacks. It gave the Lacoste polo... Read More

28/11/2020

Introducing The Gentlemans Headquarters Magazine

Gentlemans Headquarters Magazine is a new digital & print magazine exploring the world of fashion, sports, health, humour, politics & music. Headed up by editor-in-chief, Jason Allday, the Gentlemans Headquarters is a recently launched platform that features everything from subcultures to sports and everything else in between. With podcasts from Alan McGee (Creation Records) and guest features from Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) as well as our very own Neil Primett, GHQ is a must have read. Above: Neil Primett is a guest contributor to GHQ and will be talking about all... Read More

Nick Love 26/11/2020
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Casual Recollections With Nick Love

Ever since the early noughties British film director, Nick Love, has brought us a range of different subcultures & scenes to the big screen. Nick Love is a British film director that has put his spin on various eras from the 1980s to the mid noughties. From growing up on a London council estate in the early noughties with Goodbye Charlie Bright, the glamourous ex-pat gangster life on the “Costa Del Crime” in the 1980s & an insight into Chelsea’s notorious Headhunter’s firm with the Football Factory in the mid... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Orion The Firm Tracksuit 21/11/2020
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Put That Yellow Sergio In The Bag!

The iconic Sergio Tacchini Orion tracksuit which famously featured in the shop scene from The Firm now returns to 80s Casual Classics for an exclusive release. When B-boy culture arrived in the UK from the boroughs of New York in the early 1980s, the casual sportswear style of the scene was also adapted by the Casuals. The American & European influences of the two subcultures merged together with the Casuals also favouring expensive tracksuits from the likes of Fila & Sergio Tacchini. The B-boy style of wearing full tracksuits alongside... Read More

PUMA Dallas trainer history 19/11/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Dallas Trainer

The PUMA Dallas trainer was a must have casual style of the 1980s and is now brought back for a very special archival release. For November 2020, PUMA have now revived the Dallas from the archives for a very special re-release. Who doesn’t love the classic stuff from PUMA? After the introduction of game-changing silhouettes like the PUMA Suede in 1968 & then the Clyde in the 1973, PUMA quickly became a respectable household game. American athlete, Tommie Smith, famously raised his fist in defiance at the Mexico City Olympics... Read More

Casual Gilets Lacoste Hooded Gilet 14/11/2020

Casual Gilets At 80s CC

We’ve now introduced a range of casual gilets for the colder months like the Lacoste Hooded Gilet, perfect for layering up as the mercury drops. The Autumn/Winter season is the perfect to time to flex your casual wardrobe. As the nights draw darker & the weather starts to become colder, wetter & windier, it’s that time to get them extra layers on. For the dressers though this isn’t a problem. It’s time to dust off the outerwear in the crisp autumn air & in this case the classic gilet/vest/bodywarmer or... Read More

adidas Broomfield Navy 13/11/2020

The adidas Broomfield Trainer Returns In An Updated Navy Colourway

The adidas Broomfield trainer revives the AS700 silhouette for an archive inspired release which now drops in an updated navy colourway. Ask any adidas trainer fan or collector what really get’s them excited when it comes to the latest 3 stripes releases. One thing the majority of them will all agree on is one thing…and that’s the very special archive releases. Whether it’s in the form of inspiration or the re-release of an actual archive silhouette you just simply cannot beat the OG stuff from the 70s & 80s from... Read More

Barbour International Ouston Jacket 07/11/2020

Going International: New Barbour International Bits

Our latest collection from the International arm of the British heritage brand includes a range of winter ready gear like the Barbour International Ouston Jacket. Barbour International celebrates the British brands’ rich motorcycle heritage of the last 100 years. The stand alone brand takes it name from the Barbour International wax cotton motorcycle suit which was first introduced for the 1936 International Six Day Trials. Made from Barbour’s signature waxed cotton fabric that was waterproof & durable the International jacket quickly became a firm favourite for riders in the competition... Read More

adidas Gazelle Indoor Trainer history 05/11/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Gazelle Indoor Trainer

The adidas Gazelle Indoor trainer drew inspiration from the Handball Spezial and was introduced as an indoor alternative to the original Gazelle. When we think of the adidas Gazelle trainer we think of of the casuals & the colourful 90s era but before “Cool Britannia” & the hundred different colourways there was also another version of the Gazelle, the adidas Gazelle Indoor trainer. Originally released as an “indoor” alternative, the Gazelle Indoor might not be as recognisable as the OG Gazelle or the Gazelle 91′ but its relevance to the... Read More

deerstalker casuals 80s 31/10/2020
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How The Deerstalker Became A Casual Icon

The Deerstalker was a key part of the original casual look, we take a look at the history of the British headpiece and how it ended up on the shores of the casual scene. What was once worn by hunters & fictional Baker Street detectives, somehow became a key headwear style of the casual elite in the late 70s & early 80s. The Deerstalker was originally made famous by Sherlock Holmes, a pipe smoking private detective who was brought to life thanks to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. You’re probably already... Read More

Leo Gregory Signature Collection 29/10/2020

Weekend Offender x Leo Gregory: The Signature Collection

The Weekend Offender x Leo Gregory features a selection of apparel in collaboration with the British actor best known for his roles in the likes of Green Street, Cass & Top Dog. You were probably first introduced to Leo Gregory on the big screen as Bovver in Lexi Alexander’s football hooligan film Green Street from 2005. Whilst Elijah Wood might have not played the most convincing hooligan to date, Leo Gregory certainly did. There was something about his swagger that stood out in the film from the iconic pub scene... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Masters Tracksuit 24/10/2020
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Dress Like An 80s Retro Pro With The Sergio Tacchini Masters Tracksuit

The ever popular Sergio Tacchini Masters now arrives in full tracksuit form for the ultimate 80s retro sportswear vibes fresh from the archives. The significance of the full tracksuit to the 80s is huge. A combination of subcultures, sporting legends & a new wave of fitness freaks put the tracksuit on the apparel map like nothing before it. Yes we’d already had the likes of the Beckenbauer from adidas but before the late 70s & early 80s came with its colourful casual style, the tracksuit was still really just worn... Read More

adidas Hamburg leather monochrome 22/10/2020

The adidas Hamburg Trainers Gets A Luxurious Leather Update

The latest adidas Hamburg Leather trainer adds an extra touch of class to the coveted City Series shoe with some minimal monochrome colourways. If you had to describe the adidas City Series to a complete 3 stripes novice it would probably be something like; Classic adidas trainers that are rare as hell and some of the most talked about among adidas aficionados. When it comes to the City Series it’s usually all about the colourways. Take the adidas Hamburg trainer for example which has seen a variety of different colourway... Read More

Fila Velour Track Tops 17/10/2020

Dress Like A Don: New Fila Velour Track Tops

Add a touch of casual luxury to your wardrobe with our latest selection of Fila Velour track top for the ultimate in luxurious lounging. There’s classic Fila track tops and then there’s classic Fila Velour track tops. Think the New York wise guys or the London wide boys of the 1970s & 1980s. Tony Soprano from the Sopranos or Sammy & Frankie from The Business. Even Brooklyn Nine Nine’s lead detective Jake Peralta sports a full velour tracksuit & slicked back hair when he goes undercover in the New York... Read More

Reebok Classic Leather white/red/blue 16/10/2020
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Let’s Put On Our Classics & We’ll Have A Little Dance Shall We?

The Reebok Classic Leather trainer was born out of the 80s fitness boom when leotards & all leather trainers took over the fitness world. Mike Skinner from The Streets didn’t mess about when it came to classic Reebok trainers with his famous lyrics, “Let’s put on our Classics & we’ll have a little dance shall we?” from the early noughties track ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’. The track was a testament to the early noughties urban style with the Reebok Classic Leather playing a key role in the casually inspired wardrobe... Read More

Berghaus Sky Hiker Jacket 10/10/2020

New Berghaus Bits

Berghaus look back to their extensive outdoor archives of colourful outerwear with the introduction of the Berghaus Sky Hiker Jacket. Berghaus is a Newcastle born brand that has a lot more to offer than your average outdoors label. Their colourful designs and garment innovation are some of the very best the outdoors apparel world has to offer. Started by Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison, the brand was one of the first to pioneer GORE-TEX technology across outerwear and rucksacks. The subculture connection allowed the brand to cross over from the... Read More

Ellesse Rimini Bex 08/10/2020
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Ellesse Exclusives: The Return Of The Rimini

The Ellesse Rimini track top now returns to 80s Casual Classics in the sought after ‘Bex’ colourway as featured in The Firm. After the neon film credits have ended and Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ starts to play on the radio, we get the first glimpse of Bex as he flicks his wedge haircut to the side and browses his wardrobe which is packed full of expensive designer sportswear. On this occasion Bex opts for a full Ellesse Rimini tracksuit and a pair of adidas Forest Hills in true 80s casual... Read More

adidas Hamburg Tech Purple trainer 01/10/2020
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The adidas Hamburg Trainer Gets Treated To A Tech Purple Update

The adidas Hamburg Tech Purple trainer gives a nod to classic adi colourways with a fresh iteration of the early 80s 3 stripes classic. Those who know their Tahiti from their Trimm Trab from their TT Super will know the significance of certain adidas trainer styles. The world of 3 stripes is constantly changing & it’s always great to see adidas re-working old styles whilst also introducing brand new silhouettes to their ever growing brand roster. However, for many die hard 3 stripes fans & adidas aficionados it will always... Read More

PUMA Oslo City trainer history 26/09/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Oslo City Trainer

The PUMA Oslo City trainer was born in West Germany & was first introduced for the 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, Norway. PUMA hit us up with another very special City inspired archive re-release for the latest season. Following on from the recent revival of the PUMA Madrid trainer, we are very pleased to announce another city trainer from the German sportswear brand. The PUMA Oslo City trainer is now revived from the Herzogenaurach archives for the latest season, a classic PUMA training style which is rich in sporting... Read More

Mani Fila Settanta Brown 24/09/2020
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From Matchday to Mani: Fila Settanta Mk1

Madchester legend & Stone Roses bassist, Mani, sports the latest Fila Settanta track top in choc brown on set for our forthcoming film, The Pebble & The Boy. Earlier in the year we announced that we were working on another film called The Pebble & The Boy which follows the scooter journey of John Parker and a load of Mod memorabilia in between. A celebration of mod culture, retro casual fashion & a nineteen year old from Manchester who embarks on a journey from ‘Cottonopolis’ to Brighton in memory of... Read More

Ellesse Jackets 2020 19/09/2020
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From The Slopes To The Streets: New Ellesse Jackets At 80s CC

Our latest selection of Ellesse jackets includes a re-worked Rimini outerwear style that combines the slopes with the stylish tennis era. It’s easy to get carried away with all the tennis nostalgia attached to Ellesse from the 1980s. The vibrant sportswear styles from the golden casual era worn by the likes of Boris Becker & Guillermo Vilas. However, before the Italian brand made its colourful presence known on the tennis courts, it was massive on the ski slopes. The glamorous ski scene of the 1970s & the 1980s saw some... Read More

PUMA Madrid London trainer 17/09/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Madrid Trainer

The PUMA Madrid trainer now makes a grand return to 80s CC for 2020 with an ‘Old Smoke’ twist on the Continental casual trainer style. We all love a special archive trainer re-release don’t we? And when it comes to the classic casual styles from PUMA it doesn’t really get much better than this one. We’re talking about the PUMA Madrid trainer of course, an ultimate casual trainer style from the 1970s that is now revived from the Herzogenaurach archives. After the Dassler brothers parted ways, the Bavarian born brothers... Read More

Marshall Artist Molecular Overshirt 13/09/2020

Casual Military Style: New Overshirts At 80s CC

New overshirt styles like the Marshall Artist Molecular Overshirt give a nod to the past & the present with updated fabrics & military inspiration. Military inspired outerwear continues to have a strong connection within the casual subculture that spans the last 30 years. The 90s & the noughties saw a massive rise in outerwear on the casual scene. It was all about military inspired silhouettes, loads of pockets & performance fabrics that could withstand whatever the British weather had to offer on a cold November’s evening on the terraces. Worn... Read More

Fila Terrinda Velour track top 10/09/2020
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A Touch Of Casual Luxury: The Fila Terrinda Velour Track Top

The highly anticipated Fila Terrinda Velour track top makes a return to 80s Casual Classics in OG navy for a premium spin on the early 80s sportswear icon. The Fila Terrinda Velour track top is a testament to casual fashion of the early 80s. It was all about the premium price tag, premium fabrics & the elitist appeal that every top boy wanted a piece of. Fila’s White Line range from the legendary Italian designer, Pier Luigi Rolando, wasn’t just about designing sportswear, it was about revolutionising tennis apparel with... Read More

adidas forest Hills green 05/09/2020
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The adidas Forest Hills Trainer Returns In An Exclusive Green Colourway

The latest adidas Forest Hills trainer in green puts a classic colourway spin on the lightweight tennis shoe. There’s something about a classic adidas trainer in that original collegiate green colourway with white stripes that just looks the business. Whether its on the Gazelle, the Campus or the SL72, it’s just a timeless adidas colourway combination that never really tires. Green isn’t generally a colour we usually associate with the Forest Hills trainer but this latest version of the OG tennis shoe certainly looks to change that. adidas have now... Read More

Fjällräven Vardag Anorak 04/09/2020

Introducing The Vardag Anorak From Fjällräven

The Fjällräven Vardag Anorak comes in the classic cagoule style and features the Swedish brands’ signature G-1000 fabric. First introduced by Ake Nordin in 1960, the last 60 years  has seen Fjällräven build a solid reputation for outdoors apparel, accessories & everything else you need to survive in the great outdoors. First specialising in durable backpacks with military inspiration, Ake grew the Arctic Fox logo brand to specialise in sleeping bags, tents & more importantly…outerwear. It’s the outerwear connection for many of us that saw us first fall in love... Read More

Weekend Offender Technician Jacket 28/08/2020

Weekend Offender Jackets: Technical Fabrics & Face Masks

We’ve now introduced the latest collection of Weekend Offender jackets which includes brand new face mask styles like the Weekend Offender Technician jacket. Founded back in the early noughties by Sam Jones and Rhydian Powell, Weekend Offender has become one of the most popular UK terrace brands. With a no fuss approach to their collections and a ‘does what is says on the tin’ mentality, Weekend Offender takes inspiration from the casual subculture of the UK, the music associated with it and everything in between. Offering full ranges of apparel... Read More

adidas spezial malmo 28/08/2020
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The adidas Spezial Drops In A Malmo Inspired Colourway

This latest version of the adidas Spezial trainer gives a nod to the celebrated City Series with some Malmo inspired Swedish hues. If you have ever seen the sheer volumes of adidas trainers that some die hard adidas collectors have put together over the years then there is always one thing that stands out and that’s the variation of colourways. Exclusive colourways of classic adidas styles have become like the holy grail for adidas fans and this latest Malmo inspired adidas Spezial trainer release is exactly that. Mixing the Swedish... Read More

Weekend Offender Vinnie Jones 22/08/2020

It’s Been Emotional: New Weekend Offender Tees

The Weekend Offender Vinnie Jones t-shirt gives a nod to the iconic scene from the British gangster film from Guy Ritchie. Founded back in 2004 by Sam Jones and Rhydian Powell, Weekend Offender has become one of the most popular UK terrace brands. With a no fuss approach to their collections and a ‘does what is says on the tin’ mentality, Weekend Offender takes inspiration from the casual subculture of the UK, the music associated with it and everything in between. Offering full ranges of apparel from technical outerwear to... Read More

ll cool j serio tacchini 19/08/2020
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LL Cool J: An 80s Casual Sportswear Icon

James Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J, pioneered the original 80s casual sportswear look from Sergio Tacchini track tops to Kangol bucket hats. The actual sound of what is now “classed as” rap music or hip hop is certainly a far cry from the OG street sounds of the 1980s. Trap beats, lazy lyrics, grills, face tattoos & multi-coloured dreadlocks have now replaced the raw street talent & classic sportswear style we witnessed in the 1980s from the likes of Run DMC, The Beastie Boys & LL Cool J. These... Read More

Fila Courto Track Tops 14/08/2020
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Fila Courto: Vilas, Victories & Sports Shop Scenes

The Fila Courto track top, as originally worn by Guillermo Vilas, now returns to 80s Casual Classics in true OG form for the latest season. As far as classic Fila goes it doesn’t really get much better than the original White Line collection from the 70s & 80s. First introduced in 1973, the White Line collection merged premium Italian designer style with performance sportswear. Headed up by the Italian designers, Pier Luigi Rolando & Alessandro Galliano, the White Line put Fila light-years ahead on the tennis courts, rebelling against tennis... Read More

adidas Originals Track Top 09/08/2020

It’s An Originals Thing: Classic Track Tops & Tees

Our latest collection from the German sportswear brand includes the retro adidas Originals track top which delves deep into the 3 stripes archives. If you wanted to get your hands on retro adidas before adidas introduced their Originals line in the early noughties your only option really was to trawl through endless rails at your local vintage store. There was the odd chance that you might come across one of them proper retro looking adidas track top styles only to realise it was 2 sizes too small. As much as... Read More

Levi's Jeans 06/08/2020
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Levi’s: The Original Casual Jeans Brand

The story of Levi’s jeans goes way back to the Wild West when gun slinging & drinking whiskey in saloons with saddle sore was the thing. Originally born in Bavaria in 1829, Levi Strauss moved to San Francisco in the USA in 1853 and formed Levi Strauss & Co. 1873 saw the birth of their signature blue jeans, which would become a key look of the cowboys of the Wild West at the time. Strauss had no idea just how big the jeans would become over the next 100 or... Read More

Sergio Tacchini New Young Line McEnroe 01/08/2020
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Sergio Tacchini New Young Line: The Return Of An 80s Tennis Icon

The Sergio Tacchini New Young Line range came off the back of the original Young Line and was worn by 80s tennis legends such as John McEnroe & Pat Cash. Even if you didn’t grow up in the golden era of Italian sportswear in the 1980s it’s not hard to see why there was such a massive appeal of brands like Sergio Tacchini at the time. For one it just looked cool & classier than the majority of sportswear brands available during the era. It was also endorsed by rock... Read More

adidas Hamburg Trainer Burgundy 30/07/2020
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adidas Hamburg: The Return Of The Coveted City Series Trainer

The adidas Hamburg trainer makes its grand return to 80s Casual Classics in a fresh burgundy colourway for the latest season. To adidas aficionados & 3 stripes collectors there’s just something very special about the coveted City Series. The timing of the original launch of the City Series combined with the growing casual movement at the time was like a match made in heaven. As young casuals who were associated with teams like Man United, Aberdeen & Liverpool were playing across Europe they would bring back never seen before grails... Read More

adidas jeans trainer 25/07/2020
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The adidas Jeans Trainer Returns In Some Classic Colourways

The adidas Jeans trainer drew inspiration from the early SL ranges, a slim line classic 3 stripes style that will never loose its casual appeal. Classic adidas silhouettes like the Jeans don’t come around that often. In fact the adidas Jeans trainer had literally become like gold dust to get hold of prior to its re-release around 5 years ago. Classic 3 stripes styles like the Jeans trainer were literally available in OG form, meaning the only way to get your hands on the shoe was from specialist vintage sportswear... Read More

danny dyer human traffic 23/07/2020

How Human Traffic Introduced Rave Culture To The Big Screen

Human Traffic was arguably one of the very first cult British films of its time, 21 years later we explore its significance to rave culture & film. There’s only really a handful of films that are on point when it comes to the UK’s rave & club culture. Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting from 1996 gave a “real life” insight into the club culture of Scotland in the 1990s, although there was more talk about the mighty Hibs & shooting heroin. Human Traffic from 1999 on the other hand focused mainly on... Read More

FILA Polo Shirts 19/07/2020

Fresh Fila Polo Shirts & Tees

Our latest range of Fila polo shirts & t-shirts includes subtle updates of the BB1 & headband inspired prints as worn by Björn Borg himself. Fila never fail to disappoint when it comes to their vintage polo shirts from the golden era of tennis. In fact our range of Fila polo shirts are just as important as anything else when it comes to representing the brand in true archive form. The legacy of the BB1 from Pier Luigi Rolando’s super stylish White Line has allowed Fila to constantly freshen up... Read More

adidas 84 trainer 17/07/2020

Introducing The adidas USA 84 Trainer

The adidas USA 84 trainer harks back to a golden era of 3 stripes, running trainers & elite athletes from the 1980s. It’s always pretty exciting when adidas delve deep into the 3 stripes archives & look back at the golden eras of 3 stripes from the last 40 years. The adidas HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany has become like the Aladdin’s cave for adidas designers who are constantly reviving past designs’ for the modern day trainer enthusiasts. Without the archives, adidas would simply not be “Die Marke Mit Den 3... Read More

80s casual classics 11/07/2020
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Celebrate The Good Times: 80s Casual Classics 2005-2020

We take a look back at the last 15 years of 80s Casual Classics from dropping exclusive Diadora’s to supplying sought after Sergio & much more! In many ways the Covid Epidemic has brought us back closer to our customer and had us thinking about our achievements to get our loyal following , who have contributed immensely to releases and various revival success stories. Over the past years 80s Casual Classics has first;y made a name as a “go too” platform for all things retro & classic sportswear from the... Read More

Italia 90 Gazza 08/07/2020
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Italia 90: 30 Years On

Italia 90′ certainly packs a punch when it comes to football nostalgia for England football fans & supporters. Italia 90′ was the first major football tournament of the 1990s, a decade that was arguably one of the most successful for England at international & European level. Italia 90′ also marked the start of a new era in Europe with the rise of rave culture in the late 80s & the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. And although Germany still remained divided by East & West in 1990, a... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Star Track Top Feature 02/07/2020
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Timeless Tacchini Track Tops At 80s CC

Sergio Tacchini’s tennis heritage goes back a lot further than when John McEnroe stepped foot onto centre court, clad exclusively in expensive tennis-wear. Tacchini was also a professional tennis player who competed in the Davis Cup, Wimbledon, the French Open & also the Australian Open throughout the 1960s. Although the Italian born designer never made it to world number one, usually not going further than the 2nd round of most major grand slam’s, Tacchini’s name would somehow change the tennis world forever. Tacchini’s vision was to create tennis apparel that... Read More

adidas Superstar Track Top 27/06/2020
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The adidas Superstar Track Top is Rich In Football Heritage

The adidas Superstar track top first made its mark on the global football stage at the Argentina World Cup in 1978. Sometimes its nice to take a step back & appreciate the past with how fast big global sportswear brands like adidas are constantly evolving. Technology & social media have dramatically changed the way in products are now marketed whereas back in the 1980s football teams had only really just started becoming accustomed to wearing sponsored kits. The fact is no matter how far adidas master their latest BOOST technology... Read More

Fila Terrinda Ice White 25/06/2020
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Cold As Ice: The Fila Terrinda Mk3 Arrives In Classic ‘Ice Man’ White

The prestigious Fila Terrinda Mk3 track top now arrives in an ‘Ice Man’ inspired ice white colourway for the latest season. Like a lot of good things that came out of the 1980s, the mark of a model which was usually abbreviated to ‘Mk’ in the title was a big thing. Take the VW Golf GTi Mk2 for example which originally launched in 1984, a hot hatch which is still regarded as one of the greatest models to come from the sporty Wolfsburg based Autohersteller. Like a lot of classic... Read More

Pretty Green Paisley Print 20/06/2020

New Arrivals From Pretty Green

Pretty Green introduce 60s inspired psychedelica with paisley shirts and paninari inspired striped tees for the latest season. Liam Gallagher and his Pretty Green imprint return for the latest season with a selection of summer styles with Pretty Green Paisley shirts & 90s style Britpop tees. Drawing inspiration from a range of subcultures from swinging 60s London & psyschedilica to the sandwich cafes of the paninaro in 1980s Milan. Launched back in 2009, Pretty Green has become the go to brand for rock ‘n’ roll aficionados, taking its name from... Read More

Beverley Short Film Blog 18/06/2020

BEVERLEY Is A Short Ska Film From Urbanedge Films

Cass Pennant and Urban Edge films introduce BEVERLEY, a short film about a mixed race teenager living in Leicester in the early 1980s. BEVERLEY follows the “real life” story of a mixed race teenager living on a white suburban estate in Leicester in the early 1980s. Drawing inspiration from the 2 Tone & Ska scenes of the Midlands in the late 70s and early 80s, the coming of age film features a range of familiar faces such as Vicky McClure (This is England), Winston Ellis (Pirates of the Caribbean, The... Read More

adidas Lacombe tennis trainer 11/06/2020
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The adidas Lacombe Trainer Is An OG Hybrid Tennis Shoe

What do you get when you combine the names Laver & Newcombe? “Lacombe” of course, which in essence is exactly what the adidas Lacombe tennis trainer is. For those out there who don’t know their Superstar’s from their Stan Smith’s, the Lacombe trainer could quite easily be mistaken for an original 3 stripes tennis silhouette from the 1970s. Well in a way it kind of is, but at the same it isn’t. Confused? There’s no need to be. The Lacombe is basically a hybrid design that combines the heritage of... Read More

Bjorn Borg Fila 06/06/2020
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Borgmania: Get The Complete “Ice Man” Look

Does classic sportswear from the 80s really get much better than Bjorn Borg Fila sportswear connection? Dubbed by many as a rock ‘n’ roll star of his era. Bjorn Borg was like the on court equivalent of The Beatles, but instead of guitars and grey suits Borg had a tightly strung tennis racket & wore some of the very finest Italian sportswear known to man. Everything was just super cool about the guy. His ‘Ice Man’ demeanor & cool head that literally never gave anything away to his opponent even... Read More

adidas Continental 80 world famous for quality 04/06/2020
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The adidas Continental 80 Trainer is World Famous For Quality

It’s not really surprising that the adidas Continental trainer originated in the 1980s as an exclusive European release. European trainer culture & US sneaker culture may have somehow merged closer together in more recent years thanks to social media, trainer raffles & modern day hype culture. However, back in the 1980s the trainer landscape was a lot different to what you see around you today. There has always been a certain European style when it comes to footwear & trainers. Whether that’s a pair of Gazelles on the football terraces... Read More

casual culture t-shirts 30/05/2020

Going Underground: Music & Casual Culture Tees

We’ve now introduced a selection of music & casual culture t-shirts with references to classic songs from the Jam, The Stone Roses & Oasis. It would be almost impossible to imagine the casual subculture without the music connection. Different genres of music and a certain style of dress code have always been the fundamentals of any subculture from the Teddy Boys to the Rude Boys. Songs like ‘Going Underground’ from the Jam became an instant hit with the original Casuals as they ventured into the never ending tunnels of London’s... Read More

Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew Fila 28/05/2020
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The Legacy Of Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew

Over the last 40 years the hip hop music genre has given us everything from gangster rap to G-funk to grime. Listening to modern day trap artists like Drake, Travis Scott, Post Malone or Lil Yachty can be a stark contrast from the original old skool hip hop sound from the 1980s. It was in the early 80s where the street influenced sounds really started to make headway with pioneering artists like Afrika Bambaata merging together electro and hip hop sounds for the very first time. Afrika Bambaata’s ‘Planet Rock’... Read More

24/05/2020
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Step Into The Sunshine With Ellesse At 80s Casual Classics

The Italian brand add a touch of lime green to a range of staples and classics with Ellesse t-shirts & shorts for the latest season. What do you get when you put the letters L & S together? Ellesse of course, which are the initials of its very own founder, Leonardo Servadio. Founded back in 1959, Servadio looked to offer a completely new angle on sportswear, originally focusing on ski-wear. The designs were vibrant, cool & also functional for the slopes giving Ellesse an edge over traditional ski apparel. Moving... Read More

PUMA Roma 1968 Italy 21/05/2020
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The PUMA Roma 68 Trainer Celebrates European Football Glory

Winning and hosting a major football tournament seems like a good time to release a celebration trainer doesn’t it? Of course it does, and that’s exactly what the PUMA Roma trainer was for Italy. Maybe England should have cashed in on a celebratory trainer after winning the World Cup in 1966 because there hasn’t exactly been much to shout about since for England fans since has there! Who would of made the trainer though? Gola perhaps? Anyway, that’s a question for another day as we’re here to talk about the... Read More

adidas 3 stripes t-shirt 16/05/2020
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3 Stripes 1 Love: Classic Summer Tees & Shorts

The adidas 3 stripes t-shirt is just about as iconic as it gets when it comes to classic adidas sportswear. How did a simple t-shirt design with 3 stripes running down the sleeves become so iconic? Well nostalgia for one. OG adidas training styles like the Beckenbauer tracksuit & the adidas 3 stripes t-shirt were game-changers of their era. These iconic adidas styles were released at a time when sportswear became sportswear and sponsorship really made its way into sport. Just like Admiral had taken the world of British football... Read More

New Balance 574 trainer 14/05/2020

New Balance 574: The Return Of An 80s Running Icon

The New Balance 574 trainer was born from an era of marathon runners & some of the very finest running shoes that were ever released. For the majority of footwear brands’ out there it was the 1980s where the real magic started to happen when it came to the performance of running trainers. The 1980s fitness boom not only saw an increase of would-be runners take to the streets but a seismic shift in running shoe technology. It was all about the sole technology. Who could create the best traction,... Read More

Summer Casual Style 09/05/2020
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Summer Casual Style @80s Casual Classics

With the weather hotting up, we’ve now introduced a selection of summer casual styles to keep you looking on point. Short sleeve casual shirts, shorts & trainers (when combined) just looks the business doesn’t it? Well we certainly think so. A reminder of them roasting hot days abroad on holiday without a care in the world & your main concerns are deciding whether to buy an inflatable doughnut or an inflatable watermelon slice. Perhaps memories of a day sat in your local beer garden with a few cold ones or... Read More

adidas Trimm Trab skyblue 07/05/2020
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“I’ve Got Trimm Trab Like The Flash Boys Have”

The adidas Trimm Trab trainer returns to its spiritual home in an updated sky blue colourway for the latest season. You don’t have to be a die hard trainer fan to appreciate the significance of the Trimm Trab to the casual subculture. It’s pretty clear that the Trimm Trab has earned far more than its “stripes” when it comes to classic adidas footwear. A connection that only a handful of OG adidas styles can truly claim. The adidas Trimm Trab trainer is undeniably one of the most renowned & respected... Read More

adidas Gazelle Cool Brittiania 02/05/2020

How Cool Britannia Took The Gazelle To A New Level Of 3 Stripes’ Stardom

The adidas Gazelle trainer became the go to trainer for Britpop artists and British supermodels during Cool Britannia. 1991 was an absolutely massive year for music. Nirvana released Nevermind. REM released Out Of  Time. Massive Attack released Blue Lines. 808 State released ex:el & Primal Scream released Screamadelica. Hip House had really made its mark on the airwaves & Michael Jackson promoted racial unity with ‘Black & White’. The charts were an amalgamation of alternative grunge, heavy metal, rave, rap, piano house, pop music & …Bryan Adams. 1991 was also... Read More

Mike Bassett England Manager 29/04/2020

Lockdown Laughs: Mike Bassett England Manager

Mike Bassett England Manager is a laugh a minute and features’ all round hard man, Geoff Bell, up to his usual psycho antics. Originally released back in 2001, Mike Bassett England Manager is a mockumentary style football film by Steve Barron. At the time Sven-Göran Eriksson had just taken over the reins of the real England football team. With dreams of world cup glory and a new continental flare for England fans, the public opinion was that England desperately needed a change. Barron’s mockumentary version sees the England team go... Read More

New Balance 997H Leather Lux 26/04/2020

The New Balance 997H Trainer Gets A Lux Leather Update

The New Balance 997H Lux Leather trainer puts a premium spin on the original NB runner from 1991. Continuing the legacy of the coveted 99x series, the New Balance 997H is a modern update of the world renowned 997 trainer. First released in 1991, the 997 trainer was simply built for running with runners needs at the heart of the design process. The concept was pretty simple. No fancy gimmicks, no fancy marketing campaigns and no fancy colourways. A continuation of the grey theme which had already featured on the... Read More

1982 England shirt 20/04/2020
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How Admiral Revolutionised The Football Shirt

A new ITV documentary explores the story of Admiral and re-visits classic 3 Lions Admiral styles like the 1982 England shirt. The replica football kit market is now a multi billion £ industry. Go to a football game nowadays and you’ll likely see home & away shirts from the 70s, 80s & 90s associated with golden eras & legendary players. Supporters of all ages are now kitted out in retro football shirts all over the country from the Premiership to Non League clubs. But supporters wearing football shirts wasn’t always... Read More

Reebok Club C 85 19/04/2020
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Reebok Club C 85: The Original Leather Champion

The Reebok Club C 85 trainer was born from of an era of classic leather designs and the 80s fitness revolution. If there is one thing that the majority of classic Reebok trainers from the 1980s have in common is that they were all relatively simple in design. Whilst the likes of Nike, adidas & ASICS were creating running shoes & technology that looked like they had just flown back in a time machine from 2035, Reebok were keeping things simple. The design concept was pretty straight forward, create a... Read More

Adidas firebird stripes 16/04/2020
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Sporty Stripes: Classic Track Tops At 80s CC

Our latest collection of track tops features sporty stripes, exclusive styles & classic track silhouettes like the adidas Firebird. You can talk about “athlesiure” and the modern day sportswear phenomenon but the fact is the track top will always be the king when it comes sportswear. Originally designed for track athletes to wear during breaks, the track top was one of the first ever sportswear styles to also be worn for everyday use. Whether it was keeping athletes warm after 100m hurdle sprints or worn by the casuals with a... Read More

Puma Future Rider Trainer 11/04/2020

Introducing the PUMA Future Rider & Style Rider To 80s CC

The running heritage of the PUMA Fast Rider is re-invented with the latest Future Rider & Style Rider. PUMA’s running heritage goes back to the 1960s when Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously raised their fists as a sign of protest on the winners podium for the 200m sprint at the Mexico Olympics in 1968. Both athletes were wearing PUMA trainers at the time with the spectacle becoming one of the most iconic moments in Olympic history. Whilst the Dassler brothers were looking to bag the best athletes to endorse... Read More

Spike Island Stone Roses 09/04/2020

Spike Island: 30 Years On

The legendary Spike Island concert saw The Stone Roses play to a sell out crowd on the Mersey Estuary back in 1990. This May will mark the 30th anniversary of Spike Island and while a lot has changed over the last 30 years from New Labour to Brexit, there is still something very magical about the iconic Stone Roses concert from 1990. Traditionally rock ‘n’ roll royalty in the UK had played at Knebworth House but the idea for Spike Island was about merging together rave culture with the more... Read More

Lyle & Scott Harrington Jacket 04/04/2020
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The Harrington: A Very British Icon

There are only really a handful of classic outerwear styles that hold the same iconic status that the Harrington Jacket does. The Harrington’s origins can be traced back to places like Manchester & Burnley in the North West back in the 1930s. Before the decline of the cotton industry, the UK was an industrial powerhouse with Manchester famously getting dubbed ‘cottonopolis’ for it’s large scale cotton manufacturing. As the once booming cotton industry started to decline after the first world war, factory mill owners started to look for other ways... Read More

adidas Turf Royal Trainer 01/04/2020

The adidas Turf Royal Celebrates Original Suede Styles From The Terraces

The Turf Royal gives a subtle nod to the original 3 stripes suede silhouettes from the casual heydays. We could literally talk about classic 3 stripes all day and that’s not an exaggeration! Since the late 70s adidas have maintained a terrace connection like no other brand out there. Of course there are other casual trainer brands, but the truth is it will always be, and to continue to be, 3 stripes on the terraces.  Now archive adidas styles are bigger than ever before thanks to social media and the... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Ghibli 27/03/2020
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Ghiblis, Grand Slams & Groans

John McEnroe famously wore the Sergio Tacchini Ghibli track top when he lifted the prestigious Wimbledon trophy in 1981. Born in Germany and raised in New York, John McEnroe added a roguish element to the world of tennis. Picking up his first tennis racket at the age of 8, McEnroe quickly rose through the ranks of the tennis elite. McEnroe once said “I did a terrible job of composing myself. I was a spoiled brat from Long Island who benefited from the energy of New York.” You could say his... Read More

Diadora Titan II Trainer 25/03/2020

Fresh Diadora Runners At 80s CC

The Diadora Titan II trainer harks back to a golden era of retro runners from the 80s for a modern update. Diadora has become a key brand at 80s Casual Classics over the years thanks to centre court classics like the Borg Elite. Diadora’s running heritage however is just as important as its highly celebrated casual tennis styles. As well as giving us some of the best tennis shoes ever, Diadora have also given the highly celebrated Azurri line which saw pro deals with the Serie A legend Roberto Baggio,... Read More

Fila tiebreaker track top 22/03/2020
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Fila Tiebreaker: The Original White Line Collection

The Fila Tiebreaker was born from the original White Line collection from head designer Pier Luigi Rolando. The 70s & 80s gave birth to some of the most iconic tennis apparel to ever come out of the sport. In fact probably the best ever. Nowadays tennis apparel is much more performance orientated and apart from maybe the odd track top or Lacoste polo shirt, it’s not really something you would team up with a pair of Munchen’s or Malmo’s. So what was so different about the 70s & 80s? Well... Read More

Fila Swim Shorts Dyer 20/03/2020

Nick Love: Back To Business

It would be fair to say that Nick Love & Vertigo Films have given us some of the best cult classics to ever come out of the UK. If you are an avid customer of 80s Casual Classics then chances are you know exactly who Nick Love is. The British film director & writer has given us some of the best legendary lines, laughs and London slang to ever come out of the British film scene. Over the last 20 years Nick Love & Vertigo Films have given us cult... Read More

Diadora Borg Elite Premium 18/03/2020
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The Diadora Borg Elite Trainer Returns In Gold To Its Spiritual Home

The Diadora Borg Elite trainer is still considered one of the best tennis trainers of all time. The connection between tennis & trainers goes way back. Every sportswear brand and his dog seems to have had a stab at a tennis trainer at some point. Some didn’t quite get the ‘game, set & match’ point on the court but also failed to really capture the hearts of the non-tennis player. When all said and done there’s probably only really a handful of tennis trainers that did. The Diadora Borg Elite... Read More

big logo tees 14/03/2020

Big Logo Tees At 80s CC

Get that classic 90s vintage sportswear look with our great selection of big logo tees at 80s Casual Classics. We could probably talk about different subcultures, clothing trends and the music that went with it from the 80s & 90s all day long. With a massive focus on our huge selection of retro sportswear from the original casual era, sometimes the simple t-shirt can be overlooked a little. However, as with the majority of our items stocked, even the simple t-shirt has its own story and not just any t-shirt…the... Read More

Borg BB1 Polo Shirt 13/03/2020
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The Fila BB1 Polo Shirt Returns In Some Fresh New Colourways

Björn Borg wasn’t just one of the greatest ever players to ever grace the courts of Wimbledon, the French Open or the Masters, he was also an original style icon for the racket sport. Boasting a total of 6 French Opens & 5 Wimbledon titles in-between 1974 & 1981, the Swedish tennis legend had it all. A penthouse apartment in Monte Carlo, the latest sports cars and a signature two handed backhand style that would send shivers up the spines of his rivals. When all said and done, it was... Read More

adidas Lacombe Suede 11/03/2020

The adidas Lacombe Trainer Gets A Subtle Suede Update

Inspired from the 3 stripes tennis archives, the adidas Lacombe trainer is now treated to a subtle suede update for the latest season. Although not officially an original adidas archive silhouette, the adidas Lacombe trainer doesn’t disappoint on the heritage inspiration front. The Lacombe is rich in 3 stripes tennis nostlagia and looks back to a golden era of performance court shoes from the German sportswear brand. Although adidas really made its mark in the 80s with their revolutionary running trainers, the 60s and 70s was all about indoor training... Read More

adidas ripstop track top 08/03/2020

Ripstop, Retro, Originals & 3 Stripes

Straight from the retro running archives, the new adidas Originals Ripstop Track Top oozes 3 stripes nostalgia. The Originals line from adidas opened up a whole new world of heritage apparel, accessories and footwear for retro 3 stripes fans across the world. Before Originals there wasn’t really an option to get your hands on the old skool trefoil stuff without having to thrift through various vintage stores. adidas changed that in the early noughties with the introduction of Originals, reviving retro trefoil sportswear styles and archive silhouettes from the 60s,... Read More

Weekend Offender Green Street 06/03/2020

Stand Your Ground: New Weekend Offender Terrace Tees

The Weekend Offender Green Street t-shirt features the famous final fight scene from the 2005 hooligan film. Founded back in 2004 by Sam Jones and Rhydian Powell, Weekend Offender has become one of the most popular UK terrace brands. With a no fuss approach to their collections and a ‘does what is says on the tin’ mentality, Weekend Offender takes inspiration from the casual subculture of the UK, the music associated with it and everything in between. In 2016 the UK government even launched an investigation into the Welsh brand... Read More

adidas Stadt trainer 04/03/2020

Introducing the adidas Stadt Trainer

Although the adidas Stadt trainer maybe a new comer to the 3 Stripes roster, it’s inspiration goes way back to the original City Series. Unless you have been living on the moon for the last 40 years those in the know will know the significance of the City series when it comes to classic adidas and collectable styles. The 70s & 80s saw young Casuals go absolutely mad for the City series from adidas. The German sportswear brand introduced a variety of legendary 3 stripes trainer styles named after numerous... Read More

Gabicci Knits 01/03/2020
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Gabicci Knits & Polos: One For The Soul Boys

Gabicci knitwear was a classic soul boy style which crossed over into the original casual scene. Gabicci was originally started back in 1973 by Jack Sofier and Alex Pyser after a visit to the Italian town of Gabicce Mare, located in the picturesque Province of Pesaro and Urbino. The original Gabicci style was smart, and casual at the same time, looking to Italian menswear style for its main inspiration. The iconic G logo captured the hearts of the soul movement of the 1970s with Northern Soul in the North of... Read More

Gola Harrier Trainer 01/03/2020
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The Gola Harrier Returns In Some Fresh New Colourways

The Gola Harrier trainer was one of the very first trainer styles to be worn with jeans in the UK. Although not officially a trainer adopted by the Casuals, it was the Gola Harrier trainer that really started the ‘trainers with jeans’ trend. The trainer trend would revolutionise the world of lifestyle footwear for decades to come, and in the UK it all started with the Harrier. The Harrier’s subculture connection, although still a very casual looking shoe, really comes from the UK’s music scene and football heritage. Originally released... Read More

The Pebble & The Boy 25/02/2020

Coming Soon: The Pebble & The Boy

The Pebble & The Boy follows the scooter journey of John Parker and a load of Mod memorabilia in between. TV & film work has played a vital part in the 80s Casual Classics story ever since we started trading in Terrinda’s and selling Settanta’s on the back of The Business from 2005. We’ve worked with a wide range of films & period dramas such as The Firm from 2009, This Is England ’86 from 2010, The Guvnors from 2014 and the Hooligan Factory also from 2014. We even kitted... Read More

Marshall Artist Siren Sweatshirt pastel 22/02/2020

Marshall Artist: Sirens, Staples & Sweatshirts

Staple styles like the Marshall Artist Siren Sweatshirt get the updated pastel treatment for the latest season. It can certainly be a funny time of the year for the weather here in the UK. Last February we had a mini heat wave, the year before we had the ‘Beast from the East’ and this year has seen a months worth of rainfall descend on our cities, towns and villages. With unpredictable weather, it can sometimes be hard to chose the right gear for the right conditions. But there is no... Read More

Saucony Shadow 5000 history 21/02/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The Saucony Shadow 5000

The Saucony Shadow 5000 trainer continued the running legacy of the Shadow Original silhouette from the mid 1980s. The history and origins of Saucony might go all the way back to Kutztown, Pennsylvania in 1898 but it was the 1980s when the brand really started to set the pace in the world or running trainers. In fact, four of Saucony’s most memorable silhouettes were born in the 1980s. It was the Jazz trainer that first kicked things off back in 1981 at a time when the running trainer revolution was... Read More

Fila Settanta Borg 19/02/2020
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The Fila Settanta Is The Original Björn Borg Track Top Style

Björn Borg is highly regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Born in 1956, the Swedish tennis legend won a staggering 11 Grand Slam titles between 1974 and 1981. His strength and signature two handed backhand gave the Swede the edge on the court with Borg winning his first French Open title in 1974 at the age of 18. Borg reached the height of his career in the late 1970s and with that came brand endorsements with the likes of Diadora, Pre-Sun sun screen and of... Read More

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket 15/02/2020

New Arrivals From Patagonia At 80s CC

The Patagonia Torrentshell 3L jacket will keep you looking on point and protected from the elements all at the same time. As sustainability and eco-friendly fabrics become more popular due to the reality & clear impact of climate change, many brands are now changing how they source and manufacture their products. One brand that has really pioneered environmentally friendly fabrics from the beginning is Patagonia. Patagonia have not only inspired their consumers to be more environmentally aware but have also inspired other fashion and outdoors brands to be more pro-active... Read More

PUMA Fast Rider 14/02/2020
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PUMA Fast Rider: The Original Jogging Trainer

The PUMA Fast Rider was a game changer in the world of running shoes and featured the famous Federbein studded outsole. When we talk about the legacy of running shoes and trainer designs, it’s always the 1980s that gets a mention. During the 80s the big sportswear brands like adidas, New Balance & PUMA went head to head with who could create the fastest and the comfiest running shoe of them all. adidas gave us legendary running styles like the Oregon, New Balance the 99x Series and PUMA the Rider... Read More

Ben Sherman Check Shirts This Is England 12/02/2020
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This Is England: Ben Sherman Check Shirts

Ben Sherman check shirts have remained a key part of the original skinhead look for the last 50 years. The Skinhead subculture originally started back in the late 60s. The Windrush generation saw black and white working class youths housed in the brutalist housing estates of the major cities like London & Birmingham come together for a mutual love for reggae music. Record labels like Trojan Records pioneered the original Rudeboy sound but the fashion was just as important as the music. Skinhead fashion went totally against the bohemian ‘flower... Read More

Pretty Green Overshirts 09/02/2020

New Overshirts At 80s CC

We’ve now introduced the classic military style from the likes of Weekend Offender, Lyle & Scott & Pretty Green. Military apparel has played a big role in British subcultures over the last 50 years. The mods for example were the first to wear the M-51 military parka whilst riding around the cold and wet streets of London on their scooters. The skinheads were famous for wearing the M-A1 bomber jacket which was a key part of the skinhead uniform. Over the last 30 years the military overshirt has become a... Read More

adidas Campus collection 08/02/2020
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adidas Campus: A 3 Stripes Icon

There’s only really a handful of classic adidas styles that hold the same 3 stripes status as the adidas Campus does. Just like the Samba, the Gazelle and the Stan Smith before it, the Campus is just one of them easily recognisable adidas trainer styles. Relatively simple in design yet so iconic at the same time. Whereas the Samba and the Gazelle were focused on football training, and the Stan Smith on tennis, the Campus was designed for the basketball court. Originally called the Tournament trainer, the Campus first made... Read More

K-Way Pac A Mac 05/02/2020
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K-Way: The Original Pac A Mac

The K-Way Pac A Mac is a timeless anorak style from the original casual era. The story of K-Way started with a vision from Leon Claude Duhamel. Whilst sat in a Parisian cafe in 1965, soaking up the culture of the romantic European city, it began to rain. Duhamel observed how the Parisians’ mood quickly changed as it began to pour down, soaking their clothes in the process. The light bulb moment struck when Duhamel realised there was clearly a demand for a lightweight and functional waterproof rain jacket and... Read More

Ellesse Track Tops 02/02/2020
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New Exclusive Ellesse Track Top Styles At 80s CC

The Ellesse Caprini & Rimini track tops take us back to an era of Argentinian tennis legends and vibrant 80s sportswear. 80s Casual Classics have played a pivotal role in the revival of the Italian sportswear brand, Ellesse. A brand that really made its mark in the casual sportswear heydays of the 1980s and then also in the 90s retro sportswear revival. After reviving other classic 80s sportswear brands like Fila & Sergio Tacchini, we were approached by Ellesse to bring back archive styles as worn by the likes of... Read More

New Balance 997H 01/02/2020

New Balance 997: The King Of The 99x Series

The New Balance 997 trainer is regarded by NB aficionados as the greatest silhouette from the 99x series. Although the New Balance 997 trainer didn’t arrive until the early 90s, New Balance had already stamped its mark on the world of running shoes. Throughout the 80s running boom, the Boston born brand introduced their celebrated 5 series, followed closely by the 99x series. The 99x series was all about top tier performance & tech, offering the best trainer technology available at the time. Elite runners all across the US &... Read More

Trojan Records 29/01/2020
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Rocksteady, Reggae & Rudeboys: The Story Of Trojan Records

Trojan Records have now introduced their very own Trojan clothing label to 80s Casual Classics. 1960s Britain saw mass immigration from Jamaica and the Caribbean. The British government invited these countries to come to work in major cities like London & Birmingham on the public transport and services with the promise of a better life. The reality was far from this. The Windrush generation were housed in social housing areas in the likes of Brixton & Hackney where poverty was rife and general living conditions were poor. Throughout these inner... Read More

Fila Vintage 5 Stripe Track Top Red 26/01/2020
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5 Stripes 1 Love: The Return Of An 80s Sportswear Icon

The legendary 5 Stripe track top from Fila returns in all its 80s casual glory for an exclusive release. There’s numerous classic Fila styles from the casual heydays of the 70s and the 80s. The Settanta, the Terrinda & the Fila 5 Stripe, for example, are some of the most iconic Pier Luigi Rolando designs from this magical era. The Fila White Line gave us the original Björn Borg connection and arguably some of the greatest sportswear to ever set foot out of Italy. The elitist appeal and exclusivity of... Read More

adidas trimm trab glory green 25/01/2020
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The adidas Trimm Trab Gets Treated To A Mexico 86′ Makeover

It was never really anticipated that the Trimm Trab would leave a lasting legacy like it did after its original release in the late 1970s. Like a lot of other things that have happened in the world, sometimes just being in the right place at the right time counts for a lot, and where the Trimm Trab was concerned this was certainly the case. The ‘Trimm’ series had already seen other original 3 stripes fitness styles from adidas like the Trimm Star from 1971. Introduced as part of a nationwide... Read More

Barbour Check Shirting 22/01/2020

New Barbour Check Styles At 80s Casual Classics

Barbour has built its reputation on waxed cotton outerwear and their world famous Barbour check shirting. Barbour’s origins go way back to 1894 and South Shields in the North East of England. Originally founded by John Barbour, it was actually John’s grandson who developed the brand’s signature waxed cotton fabric for motorcycle uniforms. The durable waxed cotton fabric was robust and water repellent making it ideal for speedy road use. Barbour’s waxed cotton jackets also became popular in the countryside with farmers who needed extra protection from the elements. The... Read More

New Balance 720 Trainer Yellow 19/01/2020

The New Balance 720 Trainer Is Revived From The 80s Running Archives

The New Balance 720 trainer is a retro running shoe that was born out of the 80s running boom. Before the massive club sponsorship deals with some of the biggest football teams in Europe such as Liverpool, Porto & Celtic, New Balance were known predominantly for one sport and that was running. The Boston born sportswear brand really captilised on the American running boom of the 1970s & 80s, with Boston itself becoming an epicentre of marathon runners, elite athletes & casual joggers. Built on an ethos of customer satisfaction,... Read More

Marshall Artist Balistic Vest 18/01/2020

Marshall Artist Get Tactical With Vests & Technical With Sweats

New styles like the Marshall Artist Balistic Vest  & Hybrid Tech Roll Neck will keep you looking on point. It would be fair to say that Marshall Artist have certainly been about the block for a while now. Set up in London back in the early noughties, Marshall Artist has become a respected British designer brand among those in the know. With a rich heritage in military apparel and street ready styles, Marshall Artist has built its reputation around unique designs, quality outerwear and the latest in garment innovation. Crossing... Read More

PUMA Ralph Sampson history 16/01/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Ralph Sampson Trainer

The PUMA Ralph Sampson trainer continued the basketball legacy of the German sportswear brand throughout the 1980s. The legacy of the PUMA Ralph Sampson trainer goes way back to the 1970s with the dominance of the German sportswear brand on the basketball court and the rise of the legendary PUMA Suede silhouette. The Suede had already set the bar as far as indoor court trainers could go, and the Basketball connection went to all new levels courtesy of Walt Frazier and the Clyde trainer in 1973. The street connection was... Read More

adidas Oregon Forest Grove 14/01/2020
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The Spirit Of The adidas Oregon Lives On With The Forest Grove Trainer

It would be hard to imagine the modern day trainer world without the adidas Oregon and all its 3 stripes running nostalgia. It would be fair to say that adidas have given us some of the greatest running trainers of all time. Original 80s adidas running styles not only influenced a range of athletes and marathon runners from novice to pro to become the very best in their game, but also a new generation of young casuals & sportswear lovers. Among these OG 80s running trainer styles were the likes... Read More

Benetton Spring 2020 09/01/2020
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It’s All About The Colours: Brighten Up With Benetton

Benetton is officially back and is now introduced to its spiritual home with loads of colour to brighten up the mood. The festive period maybe well and truly over, and you’re probably already thinking about booking some well earned sunshine in a hotter tropical climate. But when all said and done, January really isn’t that glum! Here at 80s Casual Classics we don’t believe in the dreaded ‘January Blues’ and what better to way beat them with these latest releases from Benetton which are guaranteed to brighten up your day,... Read More

MA.STRUM Spring 2019 06/01/2020

New MA.STRUM Arrivals At 80s Casual Classics

MA.STRUM has become a highly respected UK brand among those in the know with a penchant for Italian inspired technical sportswear. The MA.STRUM legacy started back in 2009 with an exclusive collaboration with the Massimo Osti Archive, the holy grail of technical outerwear research and garment engineering. The archives feature a vast array of Osti’s brands from Stone Island to C.P. Company, with fabric research, original designs and garment dyeing experimentation from the 70s, 80s & 90s from the godfather of technical sportswear himself. Teaming up with Massimo’s very own... Read More

adidas Country Trainer 05/01/2020
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The adidas Country Trainer Returns For A Special Mexico 86′ Release

The adidas Country trainer couldn’t scream retro running or classic 3 stripes any more if it tried. An all time classic archive running style, the Country’s origins go way back to the 1970s when adidas started on a mission to create the perfect all terrain running shoe. A design story that would eventually lead to the likes of the Boston Super, the highly respected ZX series, the Oregon, the New York and the Micropacer to name a few, with adidas stamping their 3 stripes authority on the world of running... Read More

Fila Settanta Mk 1Kelly Green 03/01/2020
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The Fila Settanta Mk1 Returns In Kelly Green

As far as casual sportswear goes it doesn’t really get much more nostalgic than the Fila Settanta Mk1 in Kelly Green. It was one of the first Björn Borg designs that really catapulted the Italian sportswear brand into the public spotlight thanks to tennis superstar endorsements, grand slam titles & Borg’s highly profiled playboy lifestyle. Born out of the original Pier Luigi Rolando designs and the highly respected White Line, the Settanta Mk1 really set the bar for casual sportswear. After its release in 1976 the Settanta became one of... Read More

30/12/2019
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adidas Firebird Tracktop & Trainer Combos

We’ve teamed the adidas Firebird tracktop up with a selection of classic adidas trainers from the Stan Smith to the Samba. As well as an ever growing archive of footwear & classic trainers styles, the tracksuit is arguably the main sportswear apparel silhouette that adidas has ever stamped its 3 stripes on. Yes their might be some retro adidas football tops from the 80s or 90s that could be classed as contenders, but when all said and done the tracksuit will always be the adidas apparel king. The sporting and... Read More

Kickers Kick Hi 29/12/2019
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The Kickers Kick Hi Boot Gets Mashed Up

The Kickers Kick Hi boot was famously worn by Ian Brown when he visited the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester. For those who aren’t aware of what getting mashed actually meant, picture the faces of the crowd on the dance floor at the Hacienda back in the early 90s when the likes of Sasha, Mike Pickering or Graeme Park were mixing it up between Black Box & Bizarre Inc on the 1s & 2s. Smiling (gurning) faces, dilated pupils, no sight of alcohol with rushes of serotonin and euphoric highs that... Read More

Neil Primett 2019 27/12/2019

2019: End Of Year Review From Neil Primett

80s CC owner & founder, Neil Primett, reflects on 2019 with original 80s re-releases from Benetton and putting the customer first. “It’s always interesting to get called BOSS by the customer. It’s pretty obvious to me there is only really one BOSS and with the size of 80s Casual Classics, it’s increasingly hard to name them all as I wake up every day knowing our customer is the BOSS. I’m sure endless businesses would say the same for customer service but our customer has taken charge of proceedings in influencing... Read More

adidas Stan Smith Trainer 22/12/2019
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Endorsed By Stan Smith

The adidas Stan Smith trainer returns in OG form with the ultimate retro version for the latest season. Just like a lot of the classic adidas styles from the 60s, 70s & 80s, the adidas Stan Smith trainer has seen numerous re-releases, revivals and reiterations over its 40 year lifespan. After its most recent re-release which was back in January 2014, now 6 years ago, the Stan Smith has continued to remain a popular style from the German sportswear brand, breaking the norm of trainer lifespans. Its simplicity and easy... Read More

adidas Rivalry Low Trainer History 20/12/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Rivalry Low Trainer

The adidas Rivalry Low was born during the basketball trainer heydays of the 1980s. The mid 80s saw the competition really heat up in the world of basketball and trainers with sportswear brands’ battling it out for top NBA player endorsements, performance sole technology and who could create the greatest court shoe of them all. Nike had already set the bar pretty high with the Air Force 1 from 1982 as far as revolutionary basketball trainers could go. The American sportswear brand then started to introduce their first ever basketball... Read More

Sportswear Trainers 80s Films Main Rocky IV 18/12/2019

Some Of The Best Sportswear Featured in Films From The 80s

We take a look at how sportswear, casual fashion and trainers influenced some of the biggest films from the 80s. It wasn’t just on the terraces, the tennis courts, the gyms, the workout studios or the streets where sportswear took its hold in the 80s, it also made a massive impact on the big screen. Movies’ marvelled in sportswear throughout the 1980s showcasing everything from iconic adidas styles to centre court classics. The birth of the all action hero saw big guns, close body combat skills and vigorous work-out routines... Read More

adidas Super Samba 16/12/2019

Back To The Old Skool: The Return Of The adidas Super Samba

The Superlicious Super Samba reminds us of the golden era of 3 stripes and now returns in OG form for the latest season. Before we had internet retailers, raffles and resale sites the world of adidas & 3 stripes was a very different place. adidas trainers and the casual youth culture which surrounded them was predominantly a UK thing. With regions like the North West flying the 3 stripes flag throughout the late 70s & early 80s thanks to independent sportswear stores like Wade Smith, a new footwear legacy was... Read More

adidas gift guide 14/12/2019
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All I Wants For Xmas is 3 Stripes!

There’s still plenty of time to bag some casual Xmas goodies and our adidas gift guide is packed full of 3 stripes inspiration. It might be madness out there in the malls and the markets but there’s still plenty of time to box off them Xmas presents and stocking fillers. With the big day fast approaching with shopping centres, precincts and stores starting to look more like a scene out of Jingle All The Way with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sinbad, what better way to bag some casual goodies than straight... Read More

The Firm 1989 Gary Oldham 11/12/2019

Suits, Sierras & Suburbia: 30 Years Of The Firm (1989)

Alan Clarke’s The Firm from 1989 delved deep into the world of the British football hooligan with hot hatches, tear ups and even Phil Mitchell. The Firm from 1989 was one of the very first films to capture the world of the British hooligan throughout the 1980s. Starring Gary Oldman as Bex, Phil Davis as Yeti and even Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell Eastenders) as Billy. The Firm explores the contrasting worlds of Thatchers’ Britain, football firms and the sinister side of the beautiful game. The film delves into the world... Read More

80s Xmas Songs Wham Last Christmas 07/12/2019

Our Top 5 Xmas Songs From The 80s

With the Xmas period now officially here, we take a look at some of the very best 80s Xmas songs from Band Aid to Run DMC. We’re now coming into the third decade of the 21st century, and yet we still smash out the same Xmas songs each year. Apart from the original Rat Pack classics from the likes of Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin, the Xmas pop song was really born in the 70s & 80s. Many of the artists from this era are still cashing in on their... Read More

Reebok Exofit history 07/12/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Trainer

The Reebok Ex-O-Fit trainer was first introduced in 1983 as a male equivalent of the Freestyle from the previous year. It was the 80s where the magic of fitness footwear really started for Reebok. Seeing a gap in the market, the Bolton born sportswear brand embarked on a new fitness venture, looking to capitalise on the growing number of fitness freaks, gym goers and leotard lovers. So when did the fitness takeover start for Reebok? Well 1982 would be a good year to start with the launch of the Reebok... Read More

Lacoste Oxford Shirt Xmas 04/12/2019

The Croc At Christmas: Lacoste Gift Ideas At 80s Casual Classics

You’ll love our selection of Lacoste gift ideas & classic crocodile styles like the Lacoste Oxford shirt for the festive season. There’s not really any time of the year when the crocodile looks out of place. Over the summer months we have the tennis season with the likes of Wimbledon and the French Open where the croc comes out in full swing. The festive season is certainly no different. A great time to don the croc whether it’s on a classic Lacoste Oxford shirt or a pair of dark denim... Read More

Pretty Green Parka Liam Gallagher 30/11/2019

Pretty Green: Parkas, Paisley Prints & Psychedelica

The Pretty Green Parka is now introduced to 80s Casual Classics in a range of cuts and colourways for the latest season. “Glad you have started to receive the clobber, thanks for all your comments on the clothes & packaging nice one!”, were the words of the ex Oasis front-man after launching his very own British designer label back in 2009. After the Burnage born brothers parted their ways in 2009, following on stage punch ups and even law suits against each other, Liam focused on his own solo ventures... Read More

Fila Terrinda Mk3 30/11/2019
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New Fresh Colourways Of The Fila Terrinda Mk3 Track Top

The Fila Terrinda Mk3 track top gets treated to a brand new citrus enriched colourway update for the latest season. Still up there as one of our all time best sellers the Fila Terrinda Mk3 is just one of them famous 80s tennis styles that we could talk about for hours. Its revival in 2009 introduced the retro Fila style to a new generation of sportswear fanatics whilst also bringing back memories of casual nostalgia for its original wearers from the 80s. To this day the Terrinda still remains one... Read More

27/11/2019
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Best Sellers: £5 Goes To Mind With Every Purchase

Mental health is a growing problem in modern society which is why we are donating £5 from every purchase to Mind. What better way to raise awareness of mental health issues than spoiling yourself with some of our best selling retro sportswear and trainers. This week we are running a very special campaign in aid of the Mental Health charity, Mind, and will be donating £5 from every purchase of our best sellers. Mental health is nothing anyone should be afraid to talk about or seek advice on, with charities... Read More

Weekend Offender Bovver 24/11/2019

Bovver, Ultras, Referees & Riots: Casual Tees At 80s CC

You’ll love out our latest collection of casual tees at 80s Casual Classics including the latest Weekend Offender Bovver t-shirt. We all love a bit of Bovver don’t we, the hardcore West Ham hooligan played by Leo Gregory in Lexi Alexander’s Green Street from 2005. Bovver wasn’t scared to get stuck in when it came on top with the likes of Birmingham’s Zulu’s, Man Utd’s Red Army or Millwall’s Bushwhackers. Alongside Top Dog, Cass and the more recent Once Upon A Time in London (now streaming on Netflix), Bovver has... Read More

adidas Continental 80 raw white 22/11/2019

The adidas Continental 80 Gets Treated To A Monochrome Suede Update

The adidas Continental 80 trainer returns to 80s Casual Classics in some updated black & white (monochrome) colourways. When it comes to new trainer releases, not every trainer style gets a good reception or reputation for that matter. Hundreds of new styles come and go, to be completely forgotten about forever or left collecting dust in the archives. Not many styles can claim an archival revival like the adidas Continental 80 trainer has. Since its re-release back in 2018 the Continental 80 has remained a key adidas style and a... Read More

Geoff Bell Fila 20/11/2019

Geoff Bell: From Psycho To Syco

We caught up with Geoff Bell whilst on the set for a music video with Louis Tomlinson which is set for release in 2020. It does make you wonder if Geoff Bell is a complete psycho in real life or just a very convincing actor considering the roles he generally plays. Maybe it’s the latter, but Bell’s characters always seem to remind you off the old school days when the underworld was run by a secret code, sharp clothes and honour among thieves. Some of Bell’s most notable roles have... Read More

Xmas Gift Guide 16/11/2019
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One For The Festive Dressers: The 80s CC Xmas Gift Guide

With the run up to the festive period now upon us we have put together a very special Xmas gift guide with our own casual spin. With just over 5 weeks to Xmas it’s probably about time you started to think about what gifts and pressies you’re going to get for your friends, family & love ones. With Xmas markets now getting geared up in your local towns or cities, and the smell of mulled wine and bratwurst soon to be wafting through the streets, the festive period will soon... Read More

Britpop fashion Liam Gallagher Oasis 15/11/2019
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Britpop Fashion: The Revival Of Retro Sportswear

The birth of Britpop saw two brothers from Burnage, Blur, Bjorn Borg tennis tops & the revival of retro sportswear from the 80s. Fashion changed a lot from the late 80s to the mid 90s. Acid House had given birth to the Madchester look with baggy jeans from brands like Joe Bloggs, smiley face t-shirts and the introduction of outdoors brands like Berghaus to rave revellers and pill poppers. One the other side of the Atlantic, Seattle grunge gave us the thrift shop look with holey cardigans, scruffy jeans, Converse... Read More

PUMA Roma 68 History Trainer 15/11/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Roma 68 Trainer

The PUMA Roma 68 trainer was originally released to celebrate the UEFA Euro Championship in Italy back in 1968. Although the PUMA Roma 68 trainer may have officially launched in 1968, its definitely got a certain 80s swagger about it. What’s great about a lot of sports shoes from this particular era, and the same goes for adidas, is how the lines between performance and lifestyle then merged together throughout the 70s and 80s. Subtle updates and re-releases introduced the shoe to new wearers with the introduction of full tracksuits... Read More

Pretty Green Mac 10/11/2019

The Return of The Mac: An 80s Casual Icon

The Pretty Green Langley Mac adds a subtle touch of 60s psychedelica to the classic British military outerwear style. The mac started its life as part of military uniforms for soldiers, known more commonly as the trench coat. However, it was the 1980s when the mac really made its mark in places like Manhattan in New York with yuppie culture and filthy rich stock brokers spending their hard earned stock commissions on designer clothing. British brands like Burberry & Aquascutum became the go to brands for the 80s crowd, with... Read More

adidas Broomfield trainer 08/11/2019
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The adidas Broomfield Trainer Celebrates The Old Home of Airdrieonians F.C.

Harking back to the 3 stripes archives, the adidas Broomfield trainer takes original design inspiration from the AS700. There’s nothing more appealing than a classic adidas trainer style with its own story behind the design. The adidas Broomfield trainer is not only rich in 3 stripes heritage and nostalgia, but has also got its own little story behind it. In the case of the Broomfield it’s a heartwarming tale of charity, the love & passion for your local football team and a subtle nod to the casual archives of the... Read More

gabicci knitwear 06/11/2019
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Smart Dressers: The Smarter Side Of Casual

The festive period is a great time to switch up the sportswear for the smarter side of casual with Gabicci knitwear and desert boots. The serious dressers out there should be familiar with the smarter side of casual, or smart dressing as we like to call it here at 80s Casual Classics. If you aren’t familiar with the term then you’re probably thinking what’s so smart about wearing a Sergio Tacchini track top? Well, smart dressing strictly leaves the sportswear at home with influences from the original soul boys, the... Read More

hummel history 03/11/2019
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From Hamburg To Hearts: The Football Heritage Of Hummel

The Hamburg born sportswear brand, Hummel, is now introduced to 80s Casual Classics with a selection of retro track tops, chevrons and bumble bee logos. Started in Hamburg in 1923 by two brothers, Albert Messmer and Michael Ludwig Messmer, Hummel are a heritage sportswear brand with nearly 100 years in the game. Just like the Dassler brothers had the vision to be the greatest sportswear brand in the world, so did the Messmer’s, introducing one of the first football boots to the world in the 1923. Football boot production soon... Read More

02/11/2019
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World in Motion: Retro Football Shirts

The retro 1990 England 3rd shirt was famously worn by Bernard Sumner for New Order’s ‘World in Motion’ video from 1990. Something had changed in 1990. The Berlin wall had come down the previous year. Subcultures and fashion were now changing with the rise of Acid House and rave culture. As you stepped into the early 90s there was an outlook of positivity, unity and change. All this came together for Italia 90′ for one of England’s most memorable World Cups of all time. Although West Germany were still officially... Read More

Puma Fast Rider History 30/10/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Fast Rider

The history of the PUMA Fast Rider trainer goes back to the early 80s and a new era of trainer traction from the German sportswear brand. Decades before the running boom of the 70s & 80s, PUMA’s running trainer heritage had already firmly stuck its spikes into the running world. German athlete, Armin Harry, wore a pair of PUMA running shoes as he crossed the line for the 100 meter sprint at the Rome Olympics in 1960. Funnily enough he then switched to wearing a pair of adidas trainers for... Read More

Berghaus Mountain Jacket 27/10/2019
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From The Ridges To The Raves: Classic 90s Berghaus Style

The Berghaus Mountain jacket was a great bit of kit to keep you dry on the cold muddy fields of the UK during the original rave scene. When it comes to outdoor brands, there are literally a handful that have somehow transitioned onto the streets. When all said and done it’s really about performance and function. But the question really is did the outdoors style and heritage make brands like Berghaus cool or was it the people that wore them? Just like the majority of the time, the story of... Read More

Shed Seven UK Tour 2019 25/10/2019

Shed Seven UK Tour & An Exclusive Message From Rick Witter

Rick Witter from Shed Seven gives 80s CC a shout out ahead of their biggest ever UK headline tour. If you know anything about 90s Britpop then you will know that Shed Seven played a massive role in it. After forming in York back in 1990, the group went onto perform at some of the top music festivals and even Channel 4’s ‘The Big Breakfast’ in 1996. Shed Seven also worked with our very own founder, Neil Primett. Neil, who also worked with the Gallagher brothers back in the early... Read More

Berghaus Logo beanie 23/10/2019

Shake Your Pom Pom: Winter Bobble Hats At 80s CC

Wrap up the ultimate casual way at 80s Casual Classics this winter with styles like the Berghaus Logo Beanie alongside many others. With the usual, rather comical, media rumours of the ‘coldest winter in the last 30 years’ or the return of the ‘Beast From The East’, it can be hard sometimes to plan your apparel and accessories for the winter season. However, as the mornings start to get noticeably colder and the evenings slightly darker, it’s probably about time to start thinking about them extra layers, and more importantly... Read More

adidas Firebird tracktop Purple 19/10/2019
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Purple Magic: adidas Firebird & Samba Combos

The adidas Firebird track top now arrives at its spiritual home in the highly sought after collegiate purple colourway. Matching your track top with your trainers is a very important part of any outfit evaluation for the serious dressers of the world. The key really to any good outfit is matching colourways which is why we have put together some purple 3 stripes outfit inspiration. The adidas Firebird track top in purple is teamed up with the adidas Samba, which also sports’ the same sought after collegiate purple colourway. Why... Read More

Marshall Artist Overshirts 18/10/2019

Modern Tailoring: New Marshall Artist Overshirts At 80s CC

Our selection of Marshall Artist Overshirts will make a great additional technical layer over a t-shirt for the colder months. The overshirt is certainly nothing new. The style actually dates back to military uniform introduced throughout the 1940s by the US army. The khaki green field shirt was also a staple part of military uniform worn by US soldiers throughout the Vietnam war, and just like the parka, soon made its way into the general population as a popular ‘military’ style. Although usually in khaki or combat camouflage, the overshirt... Read More

New Balance 574 trainer 12/10/2019

Road Runners: New Balance Running Styles

The New Balance 574 and 997H are both treated to some updated colourways for the latest trainer season It’s fair to say that trainer culture is now more accessible than ever before. With Instragram feeds filled up with new drops and exclusive styles, it’s the OG styles from the 80s and 90s that remind us of an era before we all had access to the entire world at our fingertips. OG running styles like the New Balance 574 trainer became popular simply because they did what they were designed to... Read More

adidas Beckenbauer Cord track top 11/10/2019
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Trefoils, Track Tops & Three Stripes

The adidas Beckenbauer cord track top is just one of our many classic adidas track top styles to arrive at 80s Casual Classics for the latest season. Is there really another sportswear style out there that has the same subculture and music connection as the adidas track top? Probably not. The original B-boys and the casuals of the 80s, Snoop Dog, Run DMC, Missy Elliot, The Gallagher brothers, 90s Britpop and the global hip hop scene all have their own personal affiliation to the original 3 stripes training style. OG... Read More

adidas Rom trainer 09/10/2019

A 3 Stripes Legend: The Return Of The Rom

The adidas Rom trainer gets treated to a seasonal Chile 62 colourway inspired update. The world of adidas trainers is crazy when you think about it. Never mind some of the resale values of the original vintage styles that are still in mint condition, but some styles are now 60 years old! In an ever changing world or trainer innovation, trends and styles, it’s still the original adidas styles that trainer enthusiasts want with OG styles like the adidas Rom trainer just about as ‘OG’ as you can physically get.... Read More

Patagonia Lone Mountain Parka 05/10/2019

Premium Parka Styles At 80s Casual Classics

The Patagonia Lone Mountain Parka is just one of the many premium parka styles to arrive at 80s Casual Classics for the latest season. The parka has long been associated with British subcultures from the original Mod scene of the 1960s to 90s Britpop. Scooters, amphetamines, desert shoes and parkas were all a staple part of the mod lifestyle. It was notably the M-51 Fishtail Parka that became a go to style for the Mods, an updated version of the M-48 which the US army had used throughout the Korean... Read More

Brandon Block Interview 05/10/2019

Interview With Brandon Block: 80s CC Customers

In our latest interview we caught up with the legendary DJ, motivational speaker, radio presenter and friend of 80s CC, Brandon Block. Brandon Block is a name that will be forever engraved across the beaches, bars and night clubs of Ibiza. A highly respected DJ from the original house scene, Brandon also happens to be a friend of 80s Casual Classics and life time customer. As well as playing to thousands of rave revellers at the likes of Space Ibiza, to featuring on BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, to reaching... Read More

adidas powerphase trainer history 02/10/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Powerphase Trainer

The adidas Powerphase trainer was introduced as the 3 stripes equivalent to the Reebok Workout, also coming from an era of spandex, sports shoes and studio aerobics. The history of the adidas Powerphase trainer started a long time before Kanye West stamped his Yeezy imprint on the original 1980s fitness shoe. ‘Yeezus’ may have re-introduced the classic 80s trainer style with the Powerphase ‘Calabasas’ which debuted in 2017, but take the Yeezy connection away and the Powerphase history goes back a lot further than modern day ‘sneaker hype’. After several... Read More

MA.STRUM Jackets 28/09/2019

New MA.STRUM Jackets & Apparel At 80s Casual Classics

The British techwear brand, MA.STRUM, is back for the latest season with a collection of technical MA.STRUM jackets, training inspired sweats and pique polo shirts. It was 10 years ago when MA.STRUM first burst onto the global technical outerwear scene back in 2009 as part of a very special partnership with the Massimo Osti Archive. Under the control of the late Massimo’s very own son, Lorenzo Osti, the Osti Archive is like the Aladdin’s cave of fabric research, garment dyeing and classic Italian sportswear from the 70s, 80s and 90s.... Read More

80s Casual Classics Store 27/09/2019

An 80s Casual Classics Store Is Coming To A Town Or City Near You!

We are giving you the chance to vote for where you would like to see us open the next 80s Casual Classics store. It’s crazy to think its been nearly 30 years since we launched Planet Clothing back in 1993. A lot has certainly changed in the world since the early 90s but the demand for casual & retro sportswear has only increased, with 80s Casual Classics continuing its exclusive supply of classic sportswear to the world. From kitting out the Gallagher brothers in adidas trainers for the Live Forever... Read More

Cass Pennant Podcast Neil Primett 24/09/2019
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A Casual Chat: Neil Primett Talks Football & Casual Fashion With Cass Pennant

80s Casual Classics founder, Neil Primett, features on the latest episode of ‘A Casual Chat’, a podcast series from Cass Pennant. Ex-ICF top boy, Cass Pennant, has featured in a variety of films, documentaries and books about casual culture. Cass lived and breathed casual culture throughout the 70s and 80s as a football hooligan, rising through the ranks of West Ham’s notorious Inter City Firm. In 2008, Cass even had a film made about him, based on real life events and featured the likes of Tamer Hassan (The Business) and... Read More

Lacoste Quarter Zip sweatshirt 21/09/2019

Lacoste: Quarter Zip Sweats, Knits & Crocodiles

The Lacoste Quarter Zip sweatshirt is a classic 90s sportswear style and a perfect layering option for the colder months. As the dark evenings and colder temperatures draw ever nearer the layering season has officially started. Layering up isn’t just about throwing on a random top and hoping for the best, it’s all about doing it in style. Jackets, jumpers and quarter zip sweats are great for the colder months and there’s one brand that will always have you covered in the layering department and that’s Lacoste. Offering a wide... Read More

adidas Samba OG 20/09/2019
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Forever 3 Stripes: The adidas Samba OG Trainer Returns

It would be hard to imagine a world without classic 3 stripes styles like the adidas Samba OG in it. If you questioned a random selection of people about popular adidas trainers, there is no doubt there would be a mention of the Samba, regardless of their 3 stripes knowledge. Chances are even your Grandma knows about the adidas Samba. What more do you really need from a trainer that was designed by Mr Adidas himself, Adi Dassler, and that is filled with football training nostalgia from the 50s and... Read More

Fila Roll Neck main 19/09/2019
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Roll Roll Up: Fila Roll Necks At 80s Casual Classics

The Fila Roll Neck was a staple part of any casual sportswear outfit throughout the 80s. The roll neck, polo neck or turtle neck as it is sometimes referred to has been around for time. A style associated with artists, creatives, sailors and skiers was given a new sub-cultural connection throughout the 80s courtesy of the casuals. Before Italian brands like Fila introduced the roll neck as part of their famous ‘Ski Line’ collections, the style had already become a popular college look throughout the 1950s in the USA. Also... Read More

Benetton Rugby Shirt Casuals 15/09/2019
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The Return Of An 80s Casual Classic: The Benetton Rugby Shirt Is Back

The Benetton Rugby Shirt is quite possibly one of the most iconic casual 80s styles of all time. Whether you wore a Benetton Rugby Shirt underneath your red Fila Terrinda back in the early 80s or remember seeing other young casuals wearing it, there is no denying the significance of the striped sports top to casual fashion. Casual fashion has remained relatively similar over the last few decades. New brands come and go but the overall style has remained the same. Back in the 80s however it literally changed over... Read More

Diadora Aberdeen Trainer 13/09/2019
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The Diadora Aberdeen Trainer Has Now Arrived At 80s Casual Classics

The Diadora Aberdeen trainer celebrates the famous Scottish City with a revival of the late 70s court silhouette. The late 70s and early 80s introduced a new era of casuals, commodities & cash for the Scottish City of Aberdeen. Aberdeen was experiencing an economical boom thanks to the growing oil trade in the North Sea bringing with it prosperity, opportunities and even a new football manager. Alex Ferguson took the managerial reigns of Aberdeen F.C. in 1978, before joining Manchester United in 1986 with even greater success. Fergie brought European... Read More

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels 11/09/2019
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Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: 21 Years Of Gangsters, Gambling & Antique Guns

2019 marks the 21st anniversary of Guy Ritchie’s cult British gangster flick ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’. It’s hard to believe its 21 years since the likes of ‘Hatchet’ Harry, Barry The Baptist, Rory Breaker and Nick the Greek brought us a new wave of British gangster film to the big screen. Guy Ritchie’s tongue ‘n’ cheek cult crime classic brought about the next generation of British gangster films after the likes of ‘Get Carter’ from 1971 and ‘The Long Good Friday’ from 1980. The London underworld was captured... Read More

adidas Indoor Super trainer 07/09/2019
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Built For Court Performance: The Adidas Indoor Super Is Back!

The adidas Indoor Super trainer makes a grand return to 80s Casual Classics for a late September 2019 delivery. Yes you heard it right, the adidas Indoor Super trainer is back at 80s Casual Classics for September 2019! There’s a lot of classic 3 stripes trainers out there, some more sought after and collectable than others, some with higher price tags than others, but not many can claim to have ‘Super’ in their name! An original archive design from the 1980s, the Indoor Super was built for indoor court performance,... Read More

Marshall Artist Paninaro Jacket 06/09/2019

New Marshall Artist Styles At 80s Casual Classics

Marshall Artist returns for the latest season with a collection of Paninaro inspired jackets and ripstop windrunners. Even though it may have started in London back in 2001, Marshall Artist has been based out of Manchester since 2015. The Manchester connection has recently seen the brand collaborate with the up and coming North Manchester Grime artist, AITCH. Gaining global ‘apparel’ exposure as seen in his recent collaboration on the track ‘Take Me Back To London’ with Stormzy and Ed Sheeran which has now racked up over 15 million views. As... Read More

Definitely Maybe Oasis 25th Anniversary 04/09/2019
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Supersonic Swagger: 25 Years Of Definitely Maybe

A lot as happened in the world of Oasis over the last 25 years. From brotherly beefs, Mancunian melodies, on stage punch ups and songs that have been the soundtrack of summers for generations. Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the album Definitely Maybe and it’s fair to say the album is still definitely, not maybe, as relevant today as it was when it was first released back in 1994. Some have even dubbed it the Britpop equivalent to Sex Pistols’ ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ album to punk music.... Read More

Patagonia Outdoors 01/09/2019

Born On The Mountains: Patagonia At 80s Casual Classics

Patagonia is an American clothing brand that has grown into one of the most respected outdoor labels on the planet. Started in Ventura, California back in 1973 by Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia is a world renowned outdoors brand who are on a mission to save our planet. Starting out as an outdoors brand catering for rock climbers, Patagonia has built its environmentally friendly reputation by donating 1% of all their sales to help environmental causes and the planet. As well as raising awareness of global environmental concerns through their products, Patagonia... Read More

Fila Sweatshirts 30/08/2019

Fila Take Us Back To The 90s With These Latest Styles

Our latest selection of Fila sweatshirts & jackets revives an era of rave culture, big logos and 90s hip hop. The 70s & 80s saw Fila introduce legendary lines such as the White Line with designs from Pier Luigi Rolando and a gargantuan tennis connection courtesy of Bjorn Borg & Guillermo Vilas. As Fila moved into the 90s their collections became bolder, bigger and brighter mixing the heritage of the White Line and the Winter Ski Line into a colour blocking frenzy of apparel, accessories and trainers. Subcultures were changing,... Read More

Reebok WorkOut History Plus 30/08/2019
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The Reebok Workout Plus Trainer Gets Re-Worked in An Updated Chalk Colourway

The history of the Reebok Workout trainer goes back to an era of leotards, leggings and leisure shoes. It doesn’t take a genius to ‘work out’ what the Reebok Workout trainer was initially intended for. We may have seen a massive rise in cross-fitters and ripped up calisthenics’ over the last 10 years but this new found fitness trend is certainly nothing new. Diet fads and exercises may have changed slightly but the 80s was where the fitness revolution really happened. The Reebok Workout trainer fuelled the feet for your... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Ghibli track top 25/08/2019
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The Sergio Tacchini Ghibli & Masters Are Both Treated To A Tonal Update

Two classic Tacchini tennis styles from the masterful McEnroe era are treated to some updated colourways for the latest season. The original track top styles worn by John McEnroe throughout the 80s put Sergio Tacchini on the sportswear map like never before. McEnroe played by his own rules and showed the tennis elite that a rebellious streak could go a long way for the traditional gentleman’s sport. Whereas Borg had already won numerous Grand Slam titles, McEnroe had something to prove and he did just that. Cited by some as... Read More

Lacoste Partner Trainer runner 24/08/2019

Retro Runners & Classic Court Trainers From Lacoste

The Lacoste Partner trainer is just one of the many Lacoste footwear styles to arrive at 80s Casual Classics for the latest season. Ever since René Lacoste introduced the first polo shirt with an embroidered crocodile on it in 1933, the French sportswear brand has become a timeless sportswear style icon. The original casuals of the late 70s and early 80s even stitched fake crocodiles onto their polo shirts. A testament to how desirable it was to be kitted out in the famous ‘green croc’ logo and a heritage which continues... Read More

adidas 70th anniversary adi dassler 21/08/2019
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Forever 3 Stripes: 70 Years Of adidas

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the German sportswear brand, adidas, we take a look into the world of Adi Dassler and ‘Die Marke Mit Den Drei Streifen’. There’s literally only a few brands on the entire planet that have the same clout and respect in the world of sportswear that adidas does. A game changer, a performance innovator and an industry leader in trainers, apparel, sportswear and kit, the 70th anniversary of adidas falls this August 2019. Marking 70 years since Adolf (Adi) Dassler officially registered the German company... Read More

Ellesse Roma Tracktop 18/08/2019

The Ellesse Roma & Rimini Track Top Returns In Some Updated Colourways

We’ve just taken delivery of some updated versions of the Ellesse Roma and Rimini track tops fresh from the Italian archives. Following on from the success of Nick Love’s ‘The Firm’ which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, we were approached by Ellesse to re-introduce the classic Italian sportswear brand. Reviving numerous styles as seen in the ‘The Firm’ as well as original archive pieces from the back catalogues of the 80s and 90s, Ellesse has become a key brand to our business over the last 10 years. Styles like... Read More

adidas Trimm Trab trainer history 17/08/2019
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The adidas Trimm Trab Makes Its Grand Return To 80s Casual Classics

The treasured 3 stripes trainer, the adidas Trimm Trab, is now treated to a very special re-release for 2019 If you had to name a handful of the most favoured adidas trainers from the late 70s and early 80s the Trimm Trab will always get a mention. Possibly one of the most popular 3 stripes trainers that embraced the ‘casual connection’, the Trimm Trab quickly became the footwear of choice for young casuals across the North West. Its popularity soon spread to the rest of the country thanks to adidas... Read More

The Firm 2009 14/08/2019
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10 Years On: The Firm (2009) Shop Scene

“Put that yellow Sergio in the bag for me n’all and send it over to the office”, Bex (Paul Anderson) – The Firm. This September marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Nick Love’s The Firm from 2009. Packed full of cockney slang, clashes and classic 80s clobber, The Firm saw Love focus on the British casual subculture of the early 80s with more sportswear on set than you thought was previously possible. After bringing us other cult classics such as Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001), The Football Factory (2004... Read More

Weekend Offender The Firm T-Shirt 10/08/2019

New Weekend Offender Graphic Tees At 80s Casual Classics

The Weekend Offender The Firm t-shirt is just one of the latest styles to land at 80s Casual Classics from the British ‘casual’ brand. Weekend Offender was founded by Sam Jones and Rhydian Powell back in 2004. Over the last 15 years the British brand has established itself as one of the ‘go to’ brands within the casual subculture across the UK and Europe. As previously seen on the likes of Liam Gallagher as well as numerous boxers and MMA fighters, Weekend Offender have built up a loyal following of casual followers... Read More