Archive

August 2017

tommy hilfiger revival 29/08/2017

20 Years On: The Revival of Tommy Hilfiger Jeans

During the late 90’s it was all about big designer labels and the red, blue and white branding of Tommy Hilfiger. The late 90’s in particular was a massive era for the New York designer, Tommy Hilfiger. After going public with the company in 1992 the brand soon started to connect with the music subcultures of the USA and Europe. That signature red, blue and white ‘Tommy’ logo was everywhere. Everything was Tommy and everyone wanted to be seen in Tommy, from boxer shorts to aftershaves to big bold jackets.... Read More

casuals documentary 24/08/2017

The Casuals: The Story of the Legendary Terrace Fashion

80’s CC’s very own, Neil Primett, stars in the casuals documentary exploring the British subculture and terrace trends. The casual movement really started in the late 70’s when football clubs such as Liverpool were experiencing European glory. On their European travels ‘firms’ of young lads would bring back new and unseen continental labels like Lacoste, Fila, Sergio Tacchini and other sportswear labels. These designer sportswear labels were to become some of the most talked about terrace brands for decades to come.  The police were still looking for the Dr Martens type... Read More

Ellesse Mont Jacket 22/08/2017
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Everything You Need To Know About The Ellesse Mont Jacket

The Ellesse Mont Jacket is a true 80’s Casual Classic and has now been treated to another update for 2017. It would be fair to say that Ellesse made some screamers of ski jackets back in the 80’s. Louder than Duran Duran fans and more in your face than Tom Selleck’s shirts in Magnum PI. Traditionally we always think of Ellesse on the tennis courts but their ski heritage is just as big with a vast archive of ski apparel and classics at their disposal. From the Alps to Alta... Read More

guide to trainer protection 20/08/2017

The 80s CC Guide To The Ultimate Trainer Protection

When it comes to splashing out on your favourite footwear, sneakers or ‘trainees’ as some may call them, it makes perfect sense to give them the right protection. We are all guilty of stepping out in a pair of new brand new box fresh trainers to have them covered in dirt, mud and any other substances you come into contact with. Before brands like Crep Protect came on the scene there were other shoe protection brands out there but none really that connected with the sneaker lovers of the world... Read More

MARSHALL ARTIST MICRO RIPSTOP OVERSHIRT 15/08/2017

This Marshall Artist Overshirt Is Made From A Micro Ripstop Fabric

80’s Casual Classics have you covered this season with the Marshall Artist Micro Ripstop Overshirt. Marshall Artist was born out of Central London in the early noughties and quickly became a sought after menswear label. As well as gaining media attention from the likes of ID, Hypebeast, GQ and Real Clobber, the brand has continued to develop a core following over the years. After a recent revamp and slight branding change the brand now focuses more on the terraces, offering product that doesn’t break the bank but still packs the... Read More

Neil Primett 80s casual classics 11/08/2017
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Neil Primett of 80s Casual Classics Talks To Sapeur One Step Beyond

Our very own founder, Neil Primett, talks about the inspirations of modern classics, the 80’s and where it all began. Neil Primett catches up with Sapeur One Step Beyond, a casual menswear blog from Germany. The story of how Neil created a whole world of 80s Casual Classics lovers, admirers and followers is a real retail success story. Neil has classic sportswear running through his veins and has even revived some of the brands to the success they have received from the mid noughties onward.   From eBay to your... Read More

Tamer Hassan Interview 09/08/2017

Interview With Tamer Hassan: 80s CC Film Icons

In our Tamer Hassan interview we talk about current projects, Danny Dyer & 80’s casual sportswear. Known for his roles in The Layer Cake with Daniel Craig, The Football Factory and The Business with Danny Dyer as well as Dead Man Running with 50 Cent, Tamer Hassan is arguably one of the most recognisable faces of cult British crime films. His tongue and cheek partnerships with Danny Dyer has seen the duo become one of the most adored ‘bromances’ in modern movie culture. From running London nightclubs to amateur boxing... Read More

reebok classic club c 85 05/08/2017
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The Reebok Classic Club C 85 Is A True 80’s Casual Classic

During the 1980’s Reebok introduced a range of athletic inspired trainers that would go down in sneaker history. As the fitness revolution took its hold on the everyday consumer in the 80’s, the likes of Reebok were at the top of their game. As people took to fitness equipment trying to try to look like the guys in the ads Reebok introduced a range of trainers for the gyms, courts and tracks. The 80’s saw the first generation of commercial gyms opening up around the world with people wanting to... Read More

franz beckenbauer adidas tracksuit 01/08/2017
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Franz Beckenbauer: Football Legend & adidas Tracksuit Icon

As far as classic 3 stripes goes, the Beckenbauer adidas tracksuit is one of the most iconic pieces of sportswear ever made. When it comes adidas nostalgia, we always seem to go back to the 1970’s or 80’s. An era of the first revolution of sportswear as we know it today, where athletic apparel became cool to wear off the courts and pitches. The connection between sports and adidas is closer than most, with vast amounts of signature pieces and releases coming from the beautiful game. Rewind back to the early... Read More