Archive

January 2019

Reebok Workout Plus White 30/01/2019
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Reebok Workout: It’s Still All About The 80s Classics

The Reebok Workout was born in the 80s fitness revolution with Reebok paving the future for fitness footwear for a new generation. In decades to come we’ll still probably be talking about the Reebok Workout. Why? Because it’s a classic and as far as anything 80s and classic goes it doesn’t really get much better. Take the Workout for example, with a name like that it didn’t exactly make you want to sit on your backside eating crisps and watching TV all day did it? Reebok was one of the... Read More

Marc O'Polo main 27/01/2019

Marc O’Polo: One For The Old Skool Ravers

We’ve now introduced a selection of classic ‘Big Logo’ pieces from the Swedish/German brand, Marc O’Polo, to 80s Casual Classics. Marc O’Polo was founded in Stockholm, Sweden back in 1967 by Rolf Lind, Göte Huss and Jerry O. The main concept of the brand was the use of natural fabrics, as other brands at the time were increasingly using synthetic materials, Marc O’Polo sourced its materials from the East. The name itself draws inspiration from the Italian explorer Marco Polo who was one of the first explorers to write about... Read More

roy of the rovers gola harrier 25/01/2019
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GOLA: Get That Indie Swagger On!

There’s something quintessentially British about the Gola Harrier trainer, a true heritage style that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The story of the British born sportswear brand, Gola, really starting to gain momentum following the release of the Harrier running shoe in the 1960s. The 70s saw the brand become a household name with football teams like Liverpool FC wearing Gola football boots and even Roy of the Rovers with school kids all over the country sporting their famous leather Gola bag. The Harrier became one of the first ever training... Read More

adidas Gazelle Main 20/01/2019

A Breed Apart: The adidas Gazelle

The adidas Gazelle was the very first 3 stripes silhouette to be made from suede, 50 years later and it’s still as relevant as ever. There’s only really a handful of 3 stripes silhouettes that have stood the test of time and the adidas Gazelle is most certainly one of them. First launching in the late 1960s, the shoe was the one of the very first styles to feature suede on the uppers. Just like PUMA had introduced styles like the Suede at around the same time, the future of... Read More

fila terrinda mk3 wham 17/01/2019
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The Fila Terrinda Mk3 Was Born In A Golden Age Of Casual Sportswear

From its Borg connection to appearances in cult classics like The Business it’s no surprise the Fila Terrinda is one of all our time top sellers! Some brands have them and some simply don’t. We’re talking about icons from a golden age of sportswear. Styles that couldn’t be forgotten about if you tried to. With a connection harking back so far their sporting and subculture connection remains just as strong decades later. adidas for example has styles like the Beckenbauer, Sergio Tacchini the Dallas and Fila the Terrinda. Born out of... Read More

PUMA Suede clyde 13/01/2019
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From The Courts To The Streets: The Story Of The PUMA Suede

The PUMA Suede story started back in 1968, over the next 20 years it would become a B-Boy icon and one of the most celebrated PUMA styles of all time. The same year Adi Dassler was releasing 3 stripes training classics like the Gazelle and the Perfekt , PUMA, still under the direction of his brother, Rudolf Dassler, introduced the Suede. The PUMA Suede captured the growing civil rights movement in the US, with Puma sponsoring Tommie Smith and John Carlos, two African American athletes at the 1968 Olympics in... Read More

Diadora Borg Elite Gold Trainer 10/01/2019
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An Unrivaled Winner: The Diadora Borg Elite Gold Trainer Is Back!

Arguably one of the most celebrated and legendary tennis trainers of all time, the Diadora Borg Elite Gold trainer now makes its return to 80s Casual Classics. No disrespect to a lot of the modern day tennis players but if they were playing in the 1980s and endorsed the Diadora Borg Elite trainer it wouldn’t have the same respect it has today. They just don’t have the same panache and appeal that the likes of Björn Borg had throughout his career. The blonde headband wearing Swede was the man you wanted... Read More

Saucony Jazz trainer Running 05/01/2019
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The Saucony Jazz Trainer Started The 80s Running Revolution Of The Massachusetts Brand

Saucony first released the Jazz trainer in 1981, a year that marked the beginning of a revolution of legendary running silhouettes. What is it about the 80s that holds such a strong connection to the majority of sportswear brands out there? There is no one correct answer but it’s really a contribution of factors that led to the running trainer revolution of the 1980s. Times had changed, new subcultures had been born, trainer technology had advanced and people wanted to get in shape. Running trainers really made their mark in... Read More