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Luke Taylor

Fjallraven Vardag Anorak 21/10/2021

Fjällräven: Casual Bushcraft Gear

The latest collection from Fjällräven includes updated styles like the Fjällräven Vardag Anorak which features the Swedish brands’ signature G-1000 fabric. Let’s cut straight to the chase. If you want some of the most functional, well made, “does it what it says on the tin” outdoors gear then you probably need a bit of Fjällräven in your life. Fjällräven is just one of them classic outdoors brands that never grows old. Born out of a casual need for clobber that kept you dry and protected from the elements on the... Read More

Diadora Titan Trainer 16/10/2021

Impact Control: The Diadora Titan Trainer Returns

The Diadora Titan trainer first surfaced on the sneaker world all the way back in 2013 and has since become a bit of an “Azzurri” staple. Coming off the back of the retro runners’ revival of the twenty-tens, the Titan trainer captured all of the Italian sportswear brands’ running nostalgia of the 1980s & 1990s. From past collaborations with the likes of NYC’s Extra Butter to exclusive colourways such as ‘Ocean Depths’ & ‘Chilli Pepper’, the Titan trainer captured the hearts of modern day sneaker fans as well as the... Read More

MA.STRUM Smock 14/10/2021

MA.STRUM: Garment Dyed Smocks & Military Overshirts

The new MA.STRUM Smock will probably make you want to start swaggering down the street to the sound of Supersonic. If there’s one thing you can say about MA.STRUM is that they have constantly stuck to their guns as far as their designs & ethos are concerned. Perhaps a little underrated when compared to some of the more well known Italian sportswear brands like Stone Island or C.P. Company, MA.STRUM still packs a punch. The fact is MA.STRUM are just as good as far as their fabrics and designs are... Read More

PUMA Palermo OG trainer 09/10/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Palermo OG Trainer

The PUMA Palermo OG trainer takes its name from the Sicilian capital with its Mafia connections and Mediterranean coastlines. PUMA have gone all out over the last 12 months or so with their very special archive releases. From the original GAT trainer (we still don’t really know if that one was originally Rudolph or Adi), the Oslo, the Mallorca & the Delphin to name a few were all treated to an archive re-release. This time around its the turn of the PUMA Palermo trainer, an original gum soled performance training... Read More

Fila Terrinda tracksuit 07/10/2021
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Red Alert: The Fila Terrinda Arrives In Full Tracksuit Form

Something like the Casual subculture’s equivalent of the MA1 Flight Jacket to the Skinheads or the M51 Parka to the Mods, the Fila Terrinda tracksuit is just one of them classic 80s sportswear styles that we will always associate with the original Casual scene. The Terrinda’s connection to the Casual scene itself is probably just as about as strong as it gets. From working class youths who overcrowded the UK’s rail networks on a weekend to the 80s pop duo, Wham, the Terrinda is still probably one of the most... Read More

Leo Gregory Weekend Offender 02/10/2021

Weekend Offender Teams Up With Leo Gregory For Another LG Signature Collection

The latest Weekend Offender Leo Gregory collection features crinkle effect jackets & classic sweatshirts in an updated lilac colourway. Following on from the last Signature Collection which launched back in October 2020, the cult British actor Leo Gregory teams up with Weekend Offender again for 2021. 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... Read More

adidas Cord Trainer 27/09/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Cord Trainer

The adidas Cord trainer was originally released as a UK exclusive in 1979 as a corduroy alternative of the adidas Jeans trainer. When adidas decide to re-release a trainer from the archives, it’s usually for a good reason & the adidas Cord trainer is no different. Steeped in 3 stripes nostalgia, the Cord trainer is now back by popular demand. An extremely rare trainer when compared to say the likes of the Gazelle or the Samba, the Cord was first introduced in a golden era of adidas trainers when rarity... Read More

Trojan Records Bob Marley 23/09/2021
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We’re Jamming With These Latest Arrivals From Trojan Records

The latest collection from Trojan Records includes a Bob Marley inspired track top straight from the streets of Trench Town. Trojan Records was founded in North West London in 1968 by Island Records founder Lee Gopthal & Chris Blackwell. Trojan was all about bringing the sounds of Jamaica direct to the UK and became an instant with the growing skinhead culture of Britain in the late 1960s. The upbeat music with songs about sunshine and smoking reefer were a stark contrast to the grey London estates where discontent was everywhere,... Read More

Roll Neck Jumper Casuals 19/09/2021
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Roll With It: The Classic Roll Neck Jumper At 80s Casual Classics

Even before the Casuals came on the scene with their wedge haircuts, adidas trainers and flamboyant sportswear, there was already something super cool about the classic roll neck jumper. Think Steve McQueen in his Mustang in Bullit from 1968 and it doesn’t really get much cooler than Mr Cool himself. A style traditionally associated with artists, creatives & sailors was given a whole new direction thanks to the original dressers of the late 70s & early 80s. Apple founder Steve Jobs was famously photographed in 1984 by Norman Seef with... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Wilander Track Top 17/09/2021
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The Sergio Tacchini Wilander Is An OG Tennis Style As Worn By Matts Wilander

The Sergio Tacchini Wilander track top is revived in all its OG glory and now returns to its spiritual home. Like the majority of classic tennis gear from the 1980s its usually got some association with some of the great tennis players of the era. We owe a lot to the likes of Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Guillermo Vilas & Matts Wilander to name a few. Each player had their own style, their own sponsors & their own sportswear endorsements. The Grand Slam titles of the... Read More

New Balance 574 'History Class' Pack 11/09/2021

Introducing the New Balance 574 ‘History Class’ Pack

The New Balance 574 ‘History Class’ Pack features a selection of OG colourways which reference the NB models of the 1980s that would later inspire the 574. If there’s one thing that New Balance know something about its running shoes. Moving into the 1980s, the road-running boom of the 1970s had transitioned into a fully fledged lifestyle crossover with the big sportswear brands battling it out on the tracks & the streets to create the best running shoe. The advancements in trainer technology, lifestyle choices and the booming economy allowed... Read More

argyle jumper casuals 09/09/2021
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All About The Argyle: How The Scottish Diamond Pattern Became A Casual Favourite

The Argyle jumper was a key look among the original Casuals but how did the Scottish diamond pattern traditionally worn by golfers become so popular with the Casual elite? When you actually think about it everything the original Casuals wore was sportswear that was designed specifically for sports. Apart from the Lois cords and jeans, the Casuals pretty much dressed head to toe in sports gear. Hijacking Lacoste polo shirts and Fila Settanta’s from the tennis world, adidas trainers from the European handball courts and even knitwear from the elite... Read More

MA.STRUM Sweatshirts 04/09/2021

Staple Sweats From MA.STRUM

You can’t really beat the good old sweatshirt but when it’s from a well respected technical sportswear brand like MA.STRUM it doesn’t really get much better. A casual wardrobe staple, the sweatshirt can be integrated into a range of different sporty looks whether its with a pair of classic denims or sweat shorts. Great as an extra layer in the colder months, the sweatshirt has become a key casual style style thanks to technical sportswear brands like MA.STRUM. Originating back in 2008 as a partnership with the Massimo Osti Archive,... Read More

Reebok Classic Camping trainer 02/09/2021

This Latest Reebok Classic Trainer Is Inspired By Old-School Camping Gear

When it comes to Reebok, it’s all about the Classics & in the case of the Reebok Classic itself, it just doesn’t really get much better than this old-school camping inspired release. Classic – “Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.” You’ve got to be pretty confident in your product to call it the Classic. Reebok clearly were and who could blame them? When it first came out there was nothing else that quite looked liked it. There was also... Read More

Weekend Offender Football Shirt Acid House 27/08/2021

Weekend Offender Introduce Some Acid House Inspired Football Shirts

Our latest collection of Weekend Offender football shirts looks back to the colourful 90s era with some retro inspired designs. As well as the carnage & the cries, if there was one thing that was clear at the Euros this year it was just how much we all love our retro football shirts. Packed with nostalgia, memories & mad designs from the 1980s & 90s, there’s something about the retro football shirt that you just can’t replicate nowadays. From the original corporate sponsors across the front of the shirt, the... Read More

PUMA Army GAT Trainer OG 22/08/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Army Trainer

The PUMA Army trainer, also known as the GAT, was originally designed as an all purpose training shoe for the West German Army. The original Germany Army trainer, or GAT as it is also known, is an OG training shoe that is clouded in Dassler drama. Was it the PUMA Army trainer or the adidas Army trainer? Are there any other global brands like PUMA & adidas that were led by two rival brothers? Oasis & the Gallagher brothers might be a shout from a band perspective, but as far... Read More

Fila Terrinda Mk3 Pro Badge 20/08/2021
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It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than The Fila Terrinda Pro Badge Track Top

The Fila Terrinda Pro Badge Track Top is just about as it good as it gets when it comes to elite casual sportswear from the early 1980s. Does it really get much better than the Fila Terrinda Pro Badge track top? Probably not. The Terrinda is still considered the crème de la crème of casual sportswear, and one of the original White Line designs from an era of Borg mania, one-upmanship & all out peacocking. The Settanta Mk3, or Terrinda as it was more commonly known, marked one of the... Read More

PUMA Easy Rider OG 14/08/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Easy Rider Trainer

The PUMA Easy Rider Trainer is an OG running shoe from the late 1970s which is now revived from the archives. Although the Easy Rider trainer was not connected with the rebellious road movie about two freewheeling motorcyclists from 1969, its influences on the world are just as great. The PUMA Suede had already captured the hearts of the running world, thanks to Tommie Smith and John Carlo at the Mexico Olympics in 1968 with their Black Power salutes. Moving into the late 70s & early 1980s, running trainer technology... Read More

The Pebble & The Boy Cinema Times 12/08/2021

Watch The Pebble & The Boy At A Cinema Near You

After teasing The Pebble & The Boy back in 2020, we can reveal the official cinema dates and times of the film. If you have been following 80s Casual Classics over the last 15 years you will know how much films have played in our story. From proudly bringing back a range of archive sportswear styles to actually working on set with the crème de la crème of the UK’s film industry from Paul Anderson to Nick Love. Our next film project takes a slightly turn in the form of... Read More

Weekend Offender Overshirt 07/08/2021

Meet The Crew: Introducing The Weekend Offender Overshirt

The Weekend Offender Overshirt is treated to some Mob movie inspiration with parachute fabrics & some vibrant new colourways. In the voice of Ray Liotta, “There was Anthony Stabile, Frankie Cabourn. And then there was Mo Black’s brother “Fat Andy” & his guys Frankie The Wop & Freddy No Nose. And then there was Pete The Killer who was Sally Ball’s brother. And you had Nicky Eyes, Mikey Francheze, & Jimmy Two Times.” Henry Hill played by Ray Liotta gives us an introduction into the Lucchese crime family crew from... Read More

05/08/2021
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The adidas USA 84 Arrives in Some OG Inspired Colourways

Even though the adidas USA 84 trainer is a brand new silhouette, it’s archive inspiration could easily be mistaken for an OG 3 stripes classic from the 1980s. The 1980s was where the magic really started to happen for adidas, and if there was any specific sport that really put “Die Marke Mit Den 3 Streifen” on the map it was running. The changing of lifestyle trends moving into the flamboyant 80s era and a shift in sportswear innovation allowed the German sportswear brand to really show the world what... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Iceberg Track Top 30/07/2021
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Be Someone: Introducing The Sergio Tacchini Iceberg Track Top

The Sergio Tacchini Iceberg track top is an original early 80s style as worn by Danny Dyer in Nick Love’s cult classic ‘The Business’ from 2005. Nick Love’s ‘The Business’ from 2005 did a great job of highlighting the stark contrast between the flamboyant sunny shores of the Costa Del Crime compared to the gloomy & grey concrete jungles of South East London in the 1980s. After Duran Duran’s hit 80s classic ‘Planet Earth’ has played out we are taken back to reality in South East London a few years... Read More

adidas Superstar trainer history 25/07/2021
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My adidas: The Return of The Superstar

The adidas Superstar trainer was one of the very first switchover trainer styles to slide off the B-ball courts of the 5 boroughs onto the sportswear savvy streets of NYC. With all the hyped up “sneaker” releases, resale platforms, launches, raffles & everything else in between, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the ever evolving trainer market. Nowadays it might well be some 14 year old kid with a “sneaker bot” & the brands’ themselves that dictate which styles will sell out the quickest. However, things were a lot... Read More

Barbour Ambleton Jacket 22/07/2021

New Arrivals From Barbour

Our latest arrivals from Barbour includes brand new styles like the Barbour Ambleton jacket which might make you want to get your swagger on. If there’s one person that springs to mind when talking about this latest Ambleton jacket from Barbour, it’s probably Liam Gallagher. Buttoned up to the max, fag in hand, a pair of wallabees and a little bit of swagger is what it’s really all about. Looking super cool and feeling supersonic (excuse the pun). Although this particular jacket hasn’t already featured on the rock ‘n’ roll... Read More

adidas City Series Hamburg trainer 17/07/2021
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The Hamburg Trainer is A 3 Stripes Icon From The Original adidas City Series

The adidas City Series started with the European City series in the 1970s & featured a range of iconic 3 stripes trainers like the adidas Hamburg. What is it about the adidas City Series that still makes it so special? The rarity of the OG models, the subcultural connection of the Casuals & the fond memories of looking in your local sports-shop window have all played a massive role in the revival and modern day demand for the coveted City Series. Amsterdam, Berlin, Koln, London, Athens, Belfast, Dublin, Paris, Brussels,... Read More

adidas Atlantic MKII trainer history 15/07/2021
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The adidas Atlantic MkII Trainer Returns From The 3 Stripes Archives

The adidas Atlantic MkII trainer was born in a golden era of casual fashion and now returns from the 3 Stripes archives for 2021. The late 1970s and the early 1980s marked a golden era in 3 stripes history. It’s hard to believe such a relatively short period in time could give birth to such as vast amount of classic adidas trainers. For example; the adidas Hamburg from 1982 and the majority of the City Series were born in this golden era. The Handball SPEZIAL from 1979, The Jeans MkII... Read More

Lacoste Sweatshirt Sky Blue 15/07/2021

Lacoste: Staple Sweats & Classic Casual Style

The Lacoste sky blue sweatshirt is just one of the many staple sweat styles to arrive from the French sportswear brand for the latest season. From staple sweats to classic casual styles, this latest collection from Lacoste has it all. If there’s one thing that’s really hot right now as far as sportswear goes it’s pastel colours and sweats. Lacoste have done a pretty good job of both with this latest collection. Whether you grew up in the 80s wearing Lacoste IZOD cardigans or in the 90s wearing mad colour-blocking... Read More

many saints of newark trailer 08/07/2021

The Sopranos Returns With The Many Saints of Newark

The Many Saints of Newark is an upcoming crime drama which follows the story of a young Tony Soprano amidst the Newark race riots & family gang wars. As far as TV crime dramas are concerned it doesn’t really get much better than the Sopranos. Running for a total of 6 seasons from 1997 to 2007, the Sopranos follows the life of the New Jersey mobster, Tony Soprano, and his involvement in organised crime whilst also trying to balance his own personal family life. Highly regarded as one of the... Read More

adidas ZX 500 red crimson history 03/07/2021

Everything You Need To Know About The adidas ZX 500 Trainer

Now revived in all its OG 80s running glory, the adidas ZX 500 returns for the latest season in an updated ‘Victory Crimson’ colourway. The ZX series from adidas has seen a massive resurgence in recent years. From OG re-releases of classic late 80s styles like the ZX 8000 in its iconic ‘Aqua’ colourway to collaborations with the Danish toy brand, Lego. There’s just something very special about the ZX line with its seamless running heritage of trainer designs from the golden era of archival 3 stripes. Following on from... Read More

Umbro Drill Top Liam Gallagher 01/07/2021
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Go “Mad Fer It” With Umbro’s Classic Drill Collection

The Umbro Classic Drill Collection revives a range of 90s training tops as worn by the Oasis frontman himself at the legendary Maine Road gig back in 1996. It’s mad how one person can literally change a sportswear brand overnight. Liam Gallagher certainly did that with Umbro back in April 1996. Traditionally, Umbro was a sportswear brand you wore to train in at your local football club, whether it was on a pair of football shorts or a pair of football boots. It wasn’t really a brand associated with loud... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Sammy Track Top 19/06/2021
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The Sergio Tacchini Frankie & Sammy Track Tops Celebrate Nick Love’s Cult Classic

The Sergio Tacchini Frankie & Sammy track tops both give a nod to archive tennis styles and two characters from Nick Love’s cult classic ‘The Business’ from 2005. Nick Love’s ‘The Business’ from 2005 played a phenomenal role in reviving casual sportswear from the 1980s. Filmed in and around Marbella in Spain, the film glamourized the ex-pat gangster lifestyle on the “Costa Del Crime” in the 1980s with flamboyant sportswear, expensive villas and flash cars. It wasn’t the stereotypical “football casual” look of the 1980s however. It was Club Tropicana... Read More

PUMA Oslo City Vintage 18/06/2021
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The PUMA Oslo City Returns In An OG 80s Colourway

The PUMA Oslo City trainer is an original style from PUMA’s celebrated City series and now returns in an OG inspired vintage colourway from the 1980s. The PUMA Oslo City trainer is a prime example of why we will always love the vintage trainer styles from the past. It’s so simple in design yet super clean & practical at the same time. It’s hard to believe the Oslo City is actually one of PUMA’s oldest trainers. First introduced back in 1952, 2022 will mark the 70th anniversary since the vintage... Read More

Ellesse Rimini Tracksuit Bex The Firm 13/06/2021
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Get Down On It With The Full Ellesse Rimini Tracksuit

The Ellesse Rimini which famously featured in the opening scene of Nick Love’s The Firm from 2009 now returns in full tracksuit form. As far as product placement in a film goes, Nick Love’s The Firm from 2009 did a pretty good job of it. How many opening scenes of a film can you recall where you were blown away by the colourful casual style like The Firm did? Sportswear has featured a lot in films set in the 80s era but none of them really captured it like The... Read More

Scotland 1978 Home Football Shirt 10/06/2021
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Are You Euros Ready?

Our latest collection of Euro 2020 goodies includes a selection of retro football shirts like the Scotland 1978 home shirt. Euro 2020 is officially here! Or do we now call it Euro 2021? Anyway, one of the greatest European football tournaments will get underway in just over 24 hours. You just simply cannot beat football fever during the summer months even if it is a year delayed. This year might be a bit different let’s say to previous tournaments, but at least we can now all enjoy a few cold... Read More

mcenroe Sergio Tacchini dallas 1984 05/06/2021
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The Sergio Tacchini Dallas Is Revived In All Its OG Tennis Glory From 1984

The Sergio Tacchini Dallas track top from 1984 was one of John McEnroe’s final Tacchini tennis styles he wore from the golden era of casual sportswear. It’s 1984 at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. John McEnroe has already beaten his fellow American, Jimmy Connors in the semis, to reach the French Open final. The only thing that stands in the way of McEnroe’s very first French Open glory is the 6 foot 2, adidas Argyle wearing Czechoslovakian, Ivan Lendl. McEnroe never managed to win the French Open in his... Read More

PUMA Future Rider retro 03/06/2021

The Latest PUMA Future Rider Retro Trainer Features Subtle Touches Of Neon

The PUMA Future Rider Retro trainer draws inspiration from the original Fast Rider trainer from 1980. Wherever neon is concerned, it’s usually about speed and tempo. Whether its pair of glow sticks going mental at a 90s Gabber rave at 180 BPM or Usain Bolt’s Trinomic Hawthorne Neon trainers speeding past you at 26 miles per hour. Neon has long been associated with ravers & runners. The question is why? Well for the runners it’s obviously about the extra visibility. For the rave scene it’s just something that has become... Read More

Fila Shorts Pink Club Tropicana 27/05/2021
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Club Tropicana: The 80s Casual Classics Way

Our latest selection of getaway goodies from Fila like the classic Fila tennis shorts will have you singing the words to the feel good Wham track from 1983. “Club Tropicana, drinks are free. Fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone. All that’s missing is the sea. But don’t worry, you can suntan.” The catchy chorus to Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ hit from 1983, a song that gave us suntans, sunglasses, swim shorts & a glamourous 80s poolside party vibe that we all wanted to be apart of. Filmed on location at... Read More

80s Casual Classics x Miles Kane Fila 26/05/2021

80s Casual Classics x Miles Kane Fila Collection

The 80s Casual Classics x Miles Kane Fila collection revives a selection of archive styles with an exclusive limited edition collectors re-release. What’s that an exclusive collaboration with Miles Kane? You bet your Boston’s it is. And not just any collaboration either, an exclusive limited edition re-release of 2 classic Fila styles from the Fila archives.  Above: Neil Primett & Miles Kane have a chat about the forthcoming exclusive Fila track tops. Teaming up with Miles Kane seemed like the perfect partnership after some shared passions. As well as... Read More

Madness by Madness 20/05/2021
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Before We Was We: Madness by Madness

Before We Was We: Madness by Madness is a 3 part docuseries which chronicles the rise of the one of the biggest and most loved bands in British culture. Numerous subcultures & music genres became the by-products of Thatcher’s Britain in the late 70s & early 80s. Working class youths with little prospects thanks to a system that had failed them took the musical direction as a way to get their voices heard. Sticking two fingers up at an establishment that simply didn’t care about them, it was North London... Read More

adidas Originals Liner t-shirt 15/05/2021
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Getaway Goodies From adidas Originals

Our latest collection of getaway goodies from adidas, like the adidas Originals Linear t-shirt, have all your sun drenched holiday dreams covered. With the easing of lockdowns (hopefully) now coming into force here in the UK over the coming months, we can start to think about the warmer climates. That feel good factor of waking up on a sun lounger at 2 in the afternoon at some tropical beach resort after a few “Blue Lagoons” around the pool is an annual ritual for many of us. The suns certainly not... Read More

New Balance 574 15/05/2021
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New Balance 574: The Ultimate Retro Runner

The 1980s was where the magic really started to happen for the Boston born brand & the New Balance 574 trainer played a massive part in it. In 1980 New Balance first introduced the 620, in 1982 it was the 420, 1984 the 670 & 1985 the 1300. As far as running trainers goes it all kicked off in the 1980s, from a footwear design perspective it was now or ever. Towards the end of the 1980s trainer technology had advanced at lightyear speeds from the humble beginnings of performance... Read More

Replay Denim Goods Hyperflex jeans 10/05/2021
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Neil Talks Replay, Up to 30% Off Plus £250 Draw!

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

New Balance 237 Orange trainer 08/05/2021

The New Balance 237 Gives A Nod To The Retro Runners Of The 1970s

The New Balance 237 trainer is a brand new, archive inspired, silhouette that now arrives at 80s Casual Classics. On first glimpse of the New Balance 237 trainer you’re probably thinking that looks like some sort of re-issue model. To be fair it does, but it’s actually a brand new model that could of easily featured in the Boston born brands’ running catalogue from 1976. If there’s one thing New Balance know a thing or two about it’s running shoes. Their running heritage is second to none with a vast... Read More

Tommy Hilfiger Lightweight Parka 06/05/2021

Transitional Toggery From Tommy

Our latest collection from Tommy Hilfiger includes a selection of transitional pieces such as the Tommy Hilfiger Lightweight Parka. When we think of Tommy Hilfiger we automatically think of the 90s, big logos, boob tubes & boxer shorts. If you were knocking about in the late 90s you will remember just how big the all American brand really was. It was all about big colour blocking jackets and that signature red, blue & white logo. The music connection of Tommy was also massive as famously seen on a range of... Read More

Kickers Kick Hi Pastel 01/05/2021
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Kickers Give Their Iconic Kick Hi The Pastel Treatment

The Kickers Kick Hi was adopted by the Madchester scene as a cross over footwear style in the late 1980s & now arrives in some updated pastel colourways. Some trends come and go but timeless style will always remain. If there’s one thing about the Kickers Kick Hi we can all agree on, it’s a timeless footwear style that’s for sure. Just like the skinheads had their Dr. Martens & the Teddy Boys had their brothel creepers, the Kickers Kick Hi has a rich heritage in British subculture. An all... Read More

Gabicci Vintage Video 30/04/2021
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Neil Primett Talks To Simon Parr From Gabicci Vintage

In this latest video, Neil Primett has a chat with Simon Parr from Gabicci Vintage about the latest offerings from the British heritage label. Founded in 1973 by Jack Sofier and Alex Pyser who both had a mutual love for Italian designer style, Gabicci was all about smart casual polo shirts & knitwear with inspiration from the dons of menswear themselves. The iconic G logo captured the hearts of the Soul music movement of the 1970s with the Northern Soul scene and the Soul Boys in the late 1970s. From... Read More

Danny Dyer t-shirt the business 24/04/2021

Danny Dyer & Diadora Tag Lines: New Graphics Tees At 80s CC

Our latest collection of graphic tees includes the iconic shooting scene from the Business with the Danny Dyer t-shirt, Diadora Borg tag lines & Bex from The Firm. As well as stocking some of the greatest Italian sportswear, exclusive retro track tops & classic adidas trainers, we also offer a range of pretty cool graphic t-shirts. Our exclusive designs are rich in casual heritage, cult classic films, retro sportswear & music from the last 40 years. Our tees are great for wearing under a lightweight jacket for the slightly warmer... Read More

adidas Hamburg yellow black 22/04/2021

The adidas Hamburg Trainer Arrives In An Updated Yellow & Black Colourway

The adidas Hamburg yellow & black trainer puts a classic spin on the terrace icon and now arrives at 80s Casual Classics. For classic adidas fans it doesn’t really get much better than the adidas Hamburg trainer which now arrives in an updated yellow & black colourway for a truly classic touch. Let’s face it, there aren’t many modern day trainer releases that can rival the heritage of the Hamburg trainer. Dripping in Casual culture & continental charm, the adidas Hamburg is quite simply one of the greatest adidas trainers... Read More

Colourful Casuals 17/04/2021

Colourful Casuals: It’s All About The Colours

Ever since the original Casuals stepped off their ferries from foreign lands back in the late 70s it’s always been about the colours. In the late 1970s & early 1980s Casual culture swept the nation as young football fans from teams like Liverpool & Man Utd stampeded their way across the continent in search of European glory. They would bring back new and colourful styles from a range of Continental sportswear brands such as Lacoste, Sergio Tacchini, Fila & Ellesse. Whether it was a bright yellow Pringle knit or a... Read More

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

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

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