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February 2019

ellesse rimini bex the firm 21/02/2019
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Ellesse Rimini – An 80s Casual Sportswear Icon

The Ellesse Rimini is brimming with 80s casual nostalgia and takes its legendary name from the Italian city on the Adriatic coast. First released in 1982, the original Ellesse Rimini track top couldn’t have really been born at a better time as far as casual sportswear goes. With sportswear endorsements with tennis greats such as Boris Becker and Guillermo Villas, Ellesse made sportswear cool, fresh and vibrant unlike anything seen before it. Just like Fila dominated the courts throughout the late 70s and early 80s so did Ellesse and it was these... Read More

Puma California Trainer 17/02/2019
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The PUMA California Was Born In The Magical Tennis Era Of The 1980s

The PUMA California trainer came straight from the courts courtesy of the Argentinian tennis legend Guillermo Vilas. Performance court shoes made a massive impact in the 1980s thanks to endorsements and sponsorship deals with some of the very greatest. Diadora had Björn Borg with the legendary Borg Elite (1981) a style that is still regarded as one of the greatest 80s casual trainers of all time. Nike had John McEnroe with the Nike Air Trainer 1 (1986) and PUMA had the Argentinian tennis icon, Guillermo Vilas with the California (1982). Alongside Borg and... Read More

80s casuals its grim up north 15/02/2019

It’s Grim Up North – Casual Tees From 80s Casuals

Born in the North West of England, 80s Casuals captures the nostalgia of the UK’s casual culture and everything associated with it from the 1980s to modern day. With famous tag lines like ‘It’s Grim Up North’, the slogan has become synonymous to the whole casual scene ever since they released their first graphic tees back in the early noughties. We’ve now introduced an assortment of 80s Casuals styles with their famous graphic t-shirts capturing everything from the legendary Oasis front man to their iconic Northern influences and designs. Each tee... Read More

Diadora N9000 10/02/2019

Diadora N9000 – The Legacy Of N.

The Diadora N9000 marked a new direction for the Italian sportswear brand with the release of their ‘neutral’ 90s running styles. Boasting previous sporting endorsements with the likes of the Borg Elite with the Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg alongside the iconic Azzurri line with the Italian football legend Roberto Baggio, Diadora’s sportswear heritage certainly runs very deep. As the Italian sportswear brand pretty much dominated the tennis courts throughout the 80s with the Borg Elite, the 90s saw them take a different turn in the form of running silhouettes. As... Read More

ellesse vilas track top 07/02/2019
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As Worn By Legends – Classic Track Tops At 80s Casual Classics

Legendary track top styles like the Ellesse Vilas were born on the courts as famously worn by the top tennis players at the time such as Guillermo Vilas. When it comes to retro 80s sportswear from the classic Italian brands likes Ellesse and Fila, these guys didn’t just think lets release some styles for the modern day consumer and pretend they came from the legendary tennis era of the 70s and 80s. They actually did! Styles like the Ellesse Vilas and the Fila Settanta became famous because they were worn... Read More

Diadora sweatshirt logo 02/02/2019

Fresh New Logo Sweats At 80s Casual Classics

From the classic Diadora sweatshirt to the iconic adidas trefoil logo you’ll love our latest collection of sweatshirts for the season. In more recent years the basic crewneck sweatshirt has become just as popular as the traditional knitted jumper with its athletic heritage going back nearly 100 years. As new trends come and go the sweatshirt has stood the test the time and was first seen on athletes in a traditional grey colourway back in the 1920s. The name came from the sweat absorbing function of the fleece cotton jumper... Read More