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Luke Taylor

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 Oldham as Bex, Phil Davis as Yeti and even Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell Eastenders) as Billy. The Firm explores the contrasting worlds of Thatchers’ Britain, football firms and the sinister side of the beautiful game. The film delves into the world... Read More

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

Our Top 5 Xmas Songs From The 80s

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

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

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

Lacoste Oxford Shirt Xmas 04/12/2019

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

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

Pretty Green Parka Liam Gallagher 30/11/2019

Pretty Green: Parkas, Paisley Prints & Psychedelica

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

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

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

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

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

Weekend Offender Bovver 24/11/2019

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

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

adidas Continental 80 raw white 22/11/2019

The adidas Continental 80 Gets Treated To A Monochrome Suede Update

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

Geoff Bell Fila 20/11/2019

Geoff Bell: From Psycho To Syco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pretty Green Mac 10/11/2019

The Return of The Mac: An 80s Casual Icon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shed Seven UK Tour 2019 25/10/2019

Shed Seven UK Tour & An Exclusive Message From Rick Witter

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

Berghaus Logo beanie 23/10/2019

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

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

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

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

Marshall Artist Overshirts 18/10/2019

Modern Tailoring: New Marshall Artist Overshirts At 80s CC

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

New Balance 574 trainer 12/10/2019

Road Runners: New Balance Running Styles

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

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

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

adidas Rom trainer 09/10/2019

A 3 Stripes Legend: The Return Of The Rom

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

Patagonia Lone Mountain Parka 05/10/2019

Premium Parka Styles At 80s Casual Classics

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

Brandon Block Interview 05/10/2019

Interview With Brandon Block: 80s CC Customers

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

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

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

MA.STRUM Jackets 28/09/2019

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

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

80s Casual Classics Store 27/09/2019

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

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

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

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

Lacoste Quarter Zip sweatshirt 21/09/2019

Lacoste: Quarter Zip Sweats, Knits & Crocodiles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marshall Artist Paninaro Jacket 06/09/2019

New Marshall Artist Styles At 80s Casual Classics

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

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

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

Patagonia Outdoors 01/09/2019

Born On The Mountains: Patagonia At 80s Casual Classics

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

Fila Sweatshirts 30/08/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lacoste Partner Trainer runner 24/08/2019

Retro Runners & Classic Court Trainers From Lacoste

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

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

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

Ellesse Roma Tracktop 18/08/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Weekend Offender Graphic Tees At 80s Casual Classics

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

adidas Forest Hills Space Race trainer 09/08/2019

adidas Give The Forest Hills Trainer A Space Race Makeover

The adidas Forest Hills ‘Space Race’ trainer celebrates space travel and the original 3 Stripes NASA connection. A true 80s casual adidas trainer icon now returns to its spiritual home with an updated ‘Space Race’ makeover of the legendary Forest Hills silhouette. The adidas Forest Hills Space Race trainer adds an outer space twist to the legendary 3 stripes tennis silhouette with this exclusive release. You might now be wondering what connection, if any, classic 3 Stripes and Neil Armstrong for example have in common? Well, the adidas Forest Hills trainer... Read More

Björn Borg Fila Settanta 07/08/2019
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Classic Guillermo Vilas & Björn Borg Fila Track Tops

If there is one version of the Fila Settanta Mk1 track top that Björn Borg was seen in the most its got to be that iconic red colourway. The Björn Borg Fila connection doesn’t really get much stronger than the original Settanta Mk1 from the Italian sportswear brand. Although Borg did wear other Fila styles throughout his highly profiled and successful sporting career, like the Terrinda for example, the Settanta Mk1 is really the daddy when it comes to classic Björn Borg Fila styles from the late 70s and the early 80s.... Read More

Diadora Caiman Trainer Main 03/08/2019

Classic 90s Runners From The Diadora Archive

The Diadora N9002 trainer continued the running legacy of the N. Series, the all singing, the all dancing and the all colourful performance led running series. After signing for Juventus from Fiorentina in 1990 for a world record fee of £8 million at the time, Italia 90′ was Roberto Baggio’s moment to shine. Even though he only started in four of Italy’s games due to Italy’s manager Azeglio Vicini preferring to start Gianluca Vialli, he still manged to bag the goal of the tournament. Baggio’s wonder goal in the group... Read More

Barbour Check Shirts 02/08/2019

A Casual Icon: Classic Barbour Check Shirting At 80s CC

The iconic Barbour check shirt now arrives at 80s Casual Classics in an assortment of classic checks from gingham to tartan. The real casual heritage of check shirts came from the 90s, lad culture and Britpop. If you’re not that clued up when it comes to 90s casual fashion then think an oversized Henri Lloyd jacket in cream with massive pockets, a long sleeve Barbour check shirt underneath, a pair of stonewash jeans, adidas trainers and even a ponytail thrown in for good luck and you’ve just about nailed that... Read More

Clarks Desert Trek 31/07/2019

Two Clarks Classics’ Get The Burnt Orange Treatment

The Clarks Desert Trek & Wallabee styles are treated to a burnt orange makeover as part of the latest collection from the original ‘crep sole’ shoemakers. If you had to name a selection of all time classic Clarks styles the Wallabee and the Desert Trek would be up there all day long alongside the Desert Boot and the Caravan. Two key styles from the British born shoemakers’ archives, the Clarks Wallabee and the Clarks Desert Trek have built up a cult following over the last 30 years with endorsements from... Read More

New Balance 574 Colours 27/07/2019
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The New Balance 574 Returns In Some Vibrant Colourways

An outersole that stops at nothing! The iconic 574 trainer makes a return to 80s Casual Classics in some updated colourways. From the 99x series to numerous other running styles beginning with everything from 4,6,1 & 5 it can be difficult for the New Balance trainer novice to know what is really what when it comes to the NB archive silhouettes. As with any other trainer its personal style preference that usually gets the wearers confidence and approval but with so many different styles available it can still be difficult,... Read More

PUMA Crack Trainer 26/07/2019
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The PUMA Crack Trainer Was Also Born In The Golden Era Of Super Suede Styles

Sounding something like a free base version of the Clyde, the PUMA Crack trainer is just as important as any when it comes to retro PUMA styles. When we talk about Rudolph Dassler designed OG suede trainer styles from PUMA its generally the Suede or the Clyde that steals all the attention. The PUMA Crack trainer is however just as important as any style when looking back at the heritage of the Herzogenaurach born sportswear brand over the last 50 or so years. After Adi Dassler (adidas) and Rudolf Dassler (PUMA) decided... Read More

Diadora Action Trainer main 24/07/2019
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Stile Da Tennis: Classic Court Styles From Diadora

From 80s inspired tennis styles like the Diadora Action trainer to OG classics like the Borg Elite you’ll love our collection of classic court styles from Diadora. Founded back in 1948 by Marcello Danieli, Diadora first made a name for itself making ski boots and the very first ‘apres-ski’ boots throughout the 1960s. The 1970s and 1980s saw the Italian sportswear brand diversify into other sports such as tennis, running and football. Over the years Diadora have worked with numerous sporting champions to endorse their footwear such as Guillermo Vilas, Roberto Baggio,... Read More

Saucony Jazz trainer History 20/07/2019
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All That Jazz: New Saucony Jazz Colourways At 80s Casual Classics

The 1980s saw Saucony introduce a range of running styles such as the Jazz trainer with runners needs at the forefront of the design process and the latest trainer tech. Not many trainers out there can really claim the same ‘sneaker status’ like the Saucony Jazz trainer can. Trainers like the Saucony Jazz mark the very beginning of a series and in the case of the Jazz the start of something very special. For example; the Nike Air Max 1, the original Asics Gel-Lyte and the New Balance 990 trainers... Read More

The Firm Ellesse Rimini Sergio Orion BEX 19/07/2019
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10 Years On: Original Tracktop Styles From The Firm

The cult British film that brought us amusing cockney slang like “Dry Lunch” as well as introducing more Italian sportswear to the big screen than ever before. The Firm (2009) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and yes, we also helped Nick Love out with the wardrobe for the film and what an experience that was! The film allowed us to delve deep into the archives of classic casual 80s brands like Fila, Sergio Tacchini and Ellesse, whilst also introducing exclusive styles and colourways to our globally respected store. Original... Read More

adidas lacombe trainer newcombe rod laver history 17/07/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Lacombe Trainer

Even though the adidas Lacombe trainer is a relatively new release its inspiration and heritage goes way back to the 70s when Rod Laver and John Newcombe introduced their very own 3 stripes tennis styles. Originally introduced in 2016 as part of Gary Aspden’s SPEZIAL line, the adidas Lacombe trainer is now treated to a global 3 stripes release. Looking back to an era of the first adidas tennis endorsements and laid back leather styles, the Lacombe is rich in 3 stripes court heritage from the 1970s. What’s so great... Read More

New Balance 997 History Main 13/07/2019

The Legacy Of The 99x Series & The New Balance 997 Trainer

The 1980s had already seen trainer technology taken to all new levels thanks to a new generation of consumerism, fitness fanatics and a demand for performance and lifestyle shoes. With the start of a new decade around the corner, competition in the athletic footwear world was now fiercer than ever before. By 1991 Nike had already given us two iconic Air Max styles and adidas had introduced us to their Equipment Series or EQT as it was also known. New Balance on the other hand were looking to bring their... Read More

Fila Backpack 12/07/2019

On The Go: Fila Hats & Bags The 80s Casual Classics Way

From classic bucket hats to the trusty Fila backpack we’ve got you covered for your travels with our latest collection of Fila accessories and bags. There’s something very timeless about the original Fila colours that capture the endless nostalgia associated with the Italian sportswear brand. The classic combination of red, blue and white looks great on just about anything from track tops to tees to trainers. A reminder of tennis champions from the past and present, the legendary ‘White Line’ designs from Pier Luigi Rolando, the ‘Winter Ski Line’ archives, the... Read More

Adidas Gazelle Trainer Kate Moss 10/07/2019

Stripes, Suede & Supermodels: The adidas Gazelle Is Back!

Just like a lot of the classic adidas trainer styles the Gazelle has seen its fair share of celebrity endorsement over the last 50 years from Kate Moss to Mick Jagger to Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay. A trainer legend in itself, the adidas Gazelle earned its ‘stripes’ becoming one of the first super suede styles from the German sportswear brand. When speaking with Complex about the re-release of the adidas Gazelle back in 2016, adidas SPEZIAL’s head curator Gary Aspden recalls “We called shoes like Monaco, Madeira, and Samoa the ‘poor man’s... Read More

run dmc adidas main 06/07/2019
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My adidas: Full Tracksuits & Superstar Trainers The Run-DMC Way

If there was any hip hop group from the 80s that introduced 3 stripes tracksuits and adidas trainers to a global audience it was without a doubt Run-DMC. Originating in Queens, NYC back in 1981, Run-DMC were one of the first hip hop groups to take B-Boy culture and hip hop music into the mainstream. The rap trio consisted of Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels and Jason Mizell, with Run-DMC becoming the first hip hop group to go Gold with their debut self titled album from 1984. Crowned ‘The Greatest Group Of All... Read More

Clarks Wallabee History main 04/07/2019

Everything You Need To Know About The Clarks Wallabee

From appearances on Breaking Bads’ Walter White, iconic Britpop album covers and Brooklyn born hip hip artists, the Clarks Wallabee has seen its fair share of appreciation over the last 30 years. Since it was first introduced back in 1964 the Clarks Wallabee has become a footwear staple and timeless favourite. Such admiration wasn’t just born overnight though with other footwear brands scratching their heads and wondering just how a simple moccasin style design became so popular? Its subculture connection for one has played a pivotal role in the growth... Read More

Retro Track Tops trainer combos 02/07/2019
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Track Tops & Trainer Combos The 80s Casual Classics Way

You’ll love our latest collection of retro track tops and trainer combos to feed your addiction of all things 80s, classic & sportswear. You can never really underestimate the importance of matching the colourways of your retro track tops with your trainers. For a kick off it’s what us dressers do best and secondly it just completes any casual sportswear outfit. Mixing up and matching classic 3 stripes trainers with retro track tops, it’s just how we roll. When it comes to the sheer volumes and variety of retro track... Read More

Nike Wimbledon Trainer 28/06/2019
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The Soles Of Winners: Tennis Trainers You Need To Know

We take a look at 4 retro style tennis trainers from the 80s including legendary McEnroe court styles like the Nike Wimbledon trainer. Trainer tech has evolved massively since the 80s with the latest fabric engineering and underfoot cushioning systems now available from all the major sportswear brands. However, one thing still remains and that’s the love for retro 80s tennis trainer styles. Original winning styles like the Nike Wimbledon trainer for example, as worn famously worn by John McEnroe, or the Diadora Borg Elite trainer as famously worn by... Read More

Reebok Classic Leather History Main 27/06/2019
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How The Reebok Classic Started A Generation Of Classic Leather Styles

The 80s fitness boom saw the Bolton born sportswear brand cashing in on their all leather casual styles such as the original Reebok Classic Leather trainer. When something has ‘classic’ in its name, its got to to be the best and that’s something we also take great pride in. The Reebok Classic Leather certainly had all the classic qualities when it was first released back in the early 80s and over the last 35 years has become one of the most respected and recognised Reebok shoes to ever be released.... Read More

adidas Continental 80 23/06/2019
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Get That Original 80s Fitness Style With The adidas Continental 80

Fresh from the 3 stripes archives the adidas Continental 80 trainer makes a return to 80s Casual Classics in some updated colourways. Kanye West may have revived the late 80s 3 stripes fitness style to some extent with the introduction of the Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas trainer back in 2017, but the reality is the Continental 80 had no previous connection whatsoever with the American rapper/producer/entrepreneur. The adidas Continental 80 was originally released back in the late 80s, rolling off the back of other 3 stripes fitness styles like the adidas... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Young Line Polo Shirt McEnroe 1981 21/06/2019
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You Cannot Be Serious: Masters, McEnroe & Centre Court Meltdowns

The Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt was famously worn by John McEnroe during his centre court meltdown in 1981. The phrase “You Cannot Be Serious” is something John McEnroe will always be remembered for. The American tennis legend is still regarded as one of the greatest ever players of all time with 7 grand slam titles in total throughout his highly profiled sporting career. His fierce rivalry with Björn Borg and of course his famous centre court meltdown at Wimbledon in 1981 against Tom Gullikson as the umpire calls his... Read More

adidas Stan Smith history 19/06/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Stan Smith Trainer

The legacy of the adidas Stan Smith to tennis and trainers is probably just about as big as it gets when it comes to classic 3 stripes. There’s probably not that many retired tennis players out there that still get confused with an original adidas trainer. Yes Stan Smith is still considered an all time legend in the world of tennis, a former world number 1 and the winner of 2 grand slam titles at Wimbledon and the US Open in the 1970s. However, mention Stan Smith to someone who is... Read More

K-way Leon Festivals Flares 16/06/2019
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Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches: Festival Vibes At 80s Casual Classics

Ultimate festival essentials like the K-Way Leon jacket will keep you dry and visible in the crowds this summer festival season. With the sheer volumes of talent, live acts, artists, bands, MC’s, DJ’s and choices now available to see on the UK summer festival calendar, looking the part over the festival season has never been so important. The unpredictability of the great British summer weather means you not only need the right kit for the occasion but its also important to show other like minded dressers you don’t mess about... Read More

Adidas Firebird Track Tops main 14/06/2019
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Born On The Track: The adidas Firebird Tracksuit Is Back

The adidas Firebird may have been born in the 80s but it was the 90s where it really left its 3 stripes mark on the world of sportswear. The adidas tracksuit connection really started to gain a global appreciation when the 3 stripes brand teamed up with the German football legend, Franz Beckenbauer, back in the 1970s. The rise of sportswear, the Casuals, the B-Boys and of course a growing demand for the all important 3 stripes running down your sleeves and legs created a new hype for German sportswear... Read More

adidas Marathon Tech Oregon Main 13/06/2019
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adidas Treat The Marathon Trainer To An Updated Tech Version

The adidas Marathon Tech trainer puts an updated spin on the classic 3 stripes trail runner from 1979. When it comes to retro runners, re-releases and updated classics, adidas don’t really mess about. The same can be said for some of their latest releases to be introduced to 80s Casual Classics which includes the adidas Marathon Tech and some updated colourways of the adidas Forest Grove or Oregon as it was once known. Throughout the 70s and 80s the German sportswear brand stamped their 3 stripes logo on the running... Read More

Fila Terrinda Tennis Retro 09/06/2019
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New Balls Please: Retro Tennis Style At 80s Casual Classics

Get retro ready for the tennis season with classic 80s styles like the Fila Terrinda track top and adidas AR trainers. The summer tennis season has officially started! With the warm up to Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), now into the final stages, and the prestigious London tournament on the horizon, you just simply can’t beat this time of year. With the modern game and latest tennis uniforms reminding us of the original 80s sportswear era with crocodile advertising banners, Fila logos and updated 3 stripes tennis trainers. The game... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt McEnroe 08/06/2019
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Polo Shirts, Tennis Nostalgia & Classic 80s Casual Style

The Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt is just one of the many classic 80s polo shirt designs we have available. An iconic 80s sportswear style, the polo shirt goes way back before colour TVs, sportswear endorsements and the latest trainer tech. The polo shirt was one of the very first sportswear silhouettes designed specifically for performance and would later lead to legendary styles like the Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt as famously worn by John McEnroe. Introduced into the sport by the French tennis player René Lacoste, who... Read More

Adidas Forest Hills history 06/06/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Forest Hills Trainer

Arguably one of the most iconic 3 stripes trainer from the original casual era, the adidas Forest Hills trainer now makes a grand return in some updated colourways. “Come ‘ead Carty La”, are the words some of us may conjure up when we think of the adidas Forest Hills. Not only the Liverpool slang connection but also the fact the trainer heavily featured in Pat Holden’s ‘Awaydays’ from 2009, a British film about casual culture and the Tranmere Rovers hooligan firm based on Kevin Sampson’s book of the same name.... Read More

adidas AR trainer tennis retro 02/06/2019
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The adidas AR Trainer Revives All That Original 3 Stripes 80s Tennis Style

Not many retro trainer styles can claim the 3 stripes tennis heritage and DNA like the adidas AR does. Rewind back to the late 80s for a moment. Tennis legends like Björn Borg had retired some years earlier and John McEnroe had been taking some time out of the sport with his dominance and titles in the game starting to decline. Players like Boris Becker, Steffi Graf, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg and Ivan Lendl were now dominating the Grand Slams and finals, with the racket sport taking a new technical direction as... Read More

Wham! Fila 80s Main 29/05/2019
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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go: How Wham! Became The 80s Icons Of Italian Sportswear

Although musically Wham’s target audience and listeners were pop music teenagers, it was the posers, the gangsters and the casuals that really took note of their image. Yes films like The Business couldn’t really do a better job if it tried of capturing that whole nostalgic 80s casual sportswear era, but the cult classic was released some 20 years later after the original scene. Introducing two fresh faced school mates from Bushey Beads, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. Nothing screamed 80s casual style like the Wham! boys did. Bringing their... Read More

Jack Fincham Fila The Business 29/05/2019
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Flying The 80s Flag In Ibiza: Still Looking The Business With Jack Fincham

The Business from 2005 has become a film icon of elitist 80s sportswear, reviving the original 80s look which has become a popular holiday style from Ibiza to Ayia Napa over the summer months. Not many films can claim the cult status The Business has created over the last 14 years. For some people it was their first insight into the wonderful world of designer sportswear and for others a reminder of the elitist fashion from the era. The Business, written and directed by Nick Love, was 80s Casual Classics’ launch pad film,... Read More

adidas Handball SPEZIAL orange 25/05/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Handball SPEZIAL Trainer

The ultimate 3 stripes casual classic style, the adidas Handball SPEZIAL is considered one of the greatest trainers ever. Although the adidas Handball SPEZIAL might not be a style that previously had global recognition, its cult status and following in the UK has grown far greater over the last 40 years. Considered by some as one of the greatest styles to ever be signed off from the adidas Herzogenaurach HQ in Germany, the Handball SPEZIAL is all about indoor sports, the casual subculture of the 80s and going that extra mile... Read More

Casuals T-shirts 80s 24/05/2019

The Day We Caught The Train: Casuals T-Shirts From 80s Casual Classics

As well as bringing you some of the most sought after retro sportswear and trainers on the planet, we’ve also introduced our very own line of casuals t-shirts. Our latest selection of casuals t-shirts hark back to the original casual scene of the late 70s and early 80s, drawing inspiration from away days, the fashion, the calling cards and the music to the more recent Madchester scene of the late 80s and early 90s. We’ve now introduced an assortment of in house design, original casual styles, referencing everything from the... Read More

Holiday Essentials Fila Vilas 22/05/2019
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The Ultimate Holiday Essentials At 80s Casual Classics

We’ve gone holiday essentials mad with classic retro pieces like the Fila Vilas track top and the adidas Continental trainers. Destination? Check. Tickets? Check. Passport? Check. Wallet? Check. Money? Check. Some of the best retro sportswear, trainers and accessories on the entire planet? Not sure?? Then look no further than 80s Casual Classics this summer with our ultimate holiday essentials. The holiday season has officially started which means it’s probably a good time to start looking to update your holiday wardrobe. After all, no serious dresser wants to go away... Read More

adidas AS700 Broomfield 19/05/2019
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The adidas Broomfield Revives The adidas AS700 Trainer From The 1980s

The adidas Broomfield trainer draws inspiration from classic 3 stripes from the 80s era and the original AS700 silhouette. When it comes to the majority of modern adidas trainer styles and footwear releases, there’s usually some archive inspiration thrown into the design process in some shape or form. Take silhouettes like the recently released adidas Country x Kamanda for example, merging the old with the new, the design revives the classic 3 stripes’ aesthetic with a modern update. The adidas Broomfield trainer on the other hand is a different story. Although... Read More

Paninaro Milan Subculture 17/05/2019

Everything You Need To Know About The Milan Paninaro

The Paninaro were a youth subculture that started in Milan during the 1980s with a passion for McDonald’s, Moncler & motorbikes. Milan is a city synonymous with two major realms of culture: fashion and football. These realms rarely overlap. In terms of fashion, Milan’s long been known as a safe – if not slightly predictable – city for luxury brands and designers (though that is starting to change with young and dynamic designers and brands emerging here). On the other side of the cultural divide, we have the globally recognised... Read More

Bjorn Borg Style Fila 15/05/2019
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Dress Like A Pro: Get The Complete Björn Borg Style

The Diadora Borg Elite trainers and the Fila Settanta Mk1 track top are just some of the signature pieces as worn by the Swedish former No.1. It’s crazy when you think Björn Borg retired at the young age of 26. Saying that what more could he really have done for the sport? Winning a whopping 11 Grand Slam singles titles, 15 Grand Prix Super Series titles and setting numerous world records throughout his professional career, Borg had done it all. Between 1974 and 1981 Borg won the French Open 6... Read More

adidas Country x Kamanda trainer 12/05/2019

Old Skool Meets New Skool With The adidas Country x Kamanda Trainer

The adidas Country x Kamanda trainer is back with another hybrid 3 stripes model that merges the old with the new. Originally dropping as part of the Never Made collection which saw a collection of hybrid 3 stripes silhouettes mixing classic styles such as the Boston Super, the Micropacer and the Country with the NMD, EQT and the Kamanda. The adidas Country x Kamanda trainer combined a classic 3 stripes runner with one of its latest ‘casually inspired’ terrace trainer styles. Giving a nod to the old and the new,... Read More

Wade Smith Liverpool 80s adidas 09/05/2019
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How Wade Smith Cashed In On The Casuals, The Scallies & The Ravers

The Wade Smith store in Liverpool was one of the first places in the UK to get rare adidas at the height of the casual scene. Back in the early 80s there wasn’t instagram to check out the latest drops or even raffles now, and there wasn’t really a global trainer scene anything like we know it today. If you wanted the latest Forest Hills, Trimm Trab’s or ZX styles, it was word of mouth back then. Some sportswear stores did stock some of the original casual styles, however it wasn’t really... Read More

Ibiza Lacoste Sliders 08/05/2019
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Ibiza Holiday Vibes: Sliders, Shorts & Summer Tees

From Lacoste sliders to classic Tacchini McEnroe inspired tees, you’ll love our selection of summer sliders, shorts and tees. The Ibiza season has now officially started with opening parties and all night DJ sets kicking off all over ‘The White Island’ for 2019. From the original Balearic sounds of the late 80s to mid 90s trance to modern day minimal techno sounds the Spanish island has become the summer hot spot for dance music lovers and ravers all over the world. It’s hard to believe it was 30 years ago... Read More

Fila tennis shorts Danny Dyer 03/05/2019
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The Business Holiday Vibes: Classic 80s Tennis Shorts

Get geared up for the holiday season with the ultimate Danny Dyer style and some classic Fila tennis shorts. The famous quote from Frankie (Danny Dyer) from the Business, “Better to be someone for a day than no one for a lifetime”, is just as about inspiring as it gets when it comes to motivational quotes and sums up the cult classic from 2005 in a nutshell. Forget Einstein, Freud, Luther King and Steve Jobs, all you really need is a cockney gangster’s mindset on the run on the Costa... Read More

Liam Gallagher Kangol Bucket Hat main 01/05/2019
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Get Festival Ready With Our Casual Style Bucket Hats

We’ve got you covered in the headwear department this festival season with classic casual styles like the the Liam Gallagher Kangol bucket hat. It’s crazy when you think just how influential the bucket hat really has been when it comes to music, clothing and subcultures. When we think of festivals we automatically picture bucket hat nostalgia from the Stone Roses Spike Island concert in 1990 where something like every 1 in 2 people were wearing the famous fisherman style silhouette as the euphoric guitar melody of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’... Read More

Casual Culture History & Terrace Subculture 30/04/2019

Casual Culture History & Terrace Subculture

We take a trip down memory lane and look into the British casual culture history & subculture of the ‘naughty’ side of football. It is said (by some) that the casual subculture began in the late seventies when a group of Liverpool fans were stampeding their way across the continent in the European Cup with European glory in their blood, and the desire for high end designer clothing. Hundreds of lads returned from the away trips with new and unknown Italian & French designer sportswear brands such as Sergio Tacchini,... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Masters Track Top Young Line 28/04/2019
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Classic Track Tops, Tees & Matching Polo Styles At 80s Casual Classics

For this latest season we’ve introduced an exclusive selection of matching track tops, tees and polo styles such as the Sergio Tachhini Masters & Young Line styles. As classic 80s track top styles go, the Sergio Tacchini Masters, the Fila Settanta Mk1 and the Ellesse Rimini need no hype or over the top sales pitch as an introduction. Still some of the most celebrated and respected styles from the 3 Italian sportswear brands (and probably always will be) were originally introduced in the pinnacle casual era of the 80s. A... Read More

lacoste polo shirt crocodiles 26/04/2019

Get On Them Crocodile Chill Vibes With Lacoste At 80s Casual Classics

Our latest selection of classic crocodile goodies such as the Lacoste polo shirt and the Lacoste sliders have got you covered for the latest holiday season. You only have to tune into the tennis over the summer months to be reminded of the dominance of Lacoste with the likes of the world no.1, Novak Djokovic, kitted out head to toe in the famous crocodile logo. There’s something nostalgic about Lacoste over the holiday season that reminds us of them airport flagship stores. A place where we first saw how many... Read More

Northern Soul Ben Sherman Button Down Shirts 24/04/2019
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Keep The Faith: All Nighters, Gabicci Polo Shirts & Ben Sherman Shirts

Button Down Ben Sherman Shirts were just one of the many styles worn during the Northern Soul subculture heydays in the UK. Some say the Acid House scene started in the North whilst others claim its origins in the UK were in electronic clubs in London. However, one thing is for sure is that Northern Soul was predominantly a Northern thing, well to start with anyway. As 60s mod culture began to turn to ‘Free Love’ and more psychedelic sounds the Northern mods of the era preferred to stick with... Read More

Weekend Offender Stone Roses T-Shirt 21/04/2019

Forever Adored: Stone Roses, Oasis & Balearic Vibes From Weekend Offender

We’ve now introduced some new music influenced styles to 80s Casual Classics such as the Weekend Offender Stone Roses t-shirt. Something Weekend Offender have always done a very good job of is their graphic tees. With casual and subculture inspired graphics with everything from collectable adidas trainers to Breaking Bad characters over the years, the Cardiff born early noughties brand has kept its fans guessing from season to season. Founded by Sam Jones and Rhydian Powell back in 2004 the brand quickly established itself with lad culture from the terraces to... Read More

retro casual britpop style sergio tacchini 17/04/2019
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Cool Britannia: When The 90s Went Retro Casual

Britpop style was a unique look born in the 90s that took influences from the skinheads, the mods, the casuals and the Madchester baggies. The early 90s rave scene was starting to fizzle out due to ecstasy deaths and a growing police presence. Seattle Grunge was starting to make everyone feel depressed and there was a sense of something new in the air and that something big was about to happen. The 60’s had seen the UK export one of its biggest musical assets yet, The Beatles, and with that... Read More

Lacoste polo shirt 80s casual classics video 14/04/2019

Neil Primett Talks About The Latest Lacoste Collection

In this latest video from 80s Casual Classics, Neil Primett highlights some key styles of the season such as the legendary Lacoste Polo Shirt. Lacoste really made its sub-cultural impact with the original casuals of the late 70s and early 80s becoming a key look of the casual uniform. Thanks to the legendary French tennis player René Lacoste aka ‘The Crocodile’, the Lacoste crocodile became a symbol of sportswear quality and panache. The classic Lacoste polo shirt is just about as timeless as it gets when it comes to original casual... Read More

Fila Settanta Mk1 Track Top 11/04/2019
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Neil Primett Talks About The Latest Fila Collection

In this latest video from 80s Casual Classics, Neil Primett highlights some key styles of the season such as the legendary Fila Settanta Mk1 track top. Quite possibly one of the strongest Fila collections to arrive at 80s Casual Classics so far, we’ve broken down the latest season styles from the Italian sportswear brand, focusing on each style from track tops to tees. Ever since the revival of Fila which came off the back of Nick Love’s The Business in 2005, styles like the Fila Settanta Mk1 track top and... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Masters 05/04/2019
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Neil Primett Talks About The Latest Sergio Tacchini Collection

In this latest video from 80s Casual Classics, Neil Primett highlights some key styles of the season such as the Sergio Tacchini Masters track top. When it comes to classic Italian sportswear from the 80s it doesn’t really get much better or more nostalgic than Sergio Tacchini. With various styles worn by tennis legends such as John McEnroe, Tacchini really made a name for itself in the original casual era for its sportswear designs and sought after ‘Made in Italy’ label. We have now introduced some classic Tacchini designs such as... Read More

adidas Oregon Forest Grove 31/03/2019
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How The adidas Oregon Revolutionised 3 Stripes Running Technology Forever

The adidas Oregon or Forest Grove as it is now known, was one of the first silhouettes to adopt the famous Dellinger webbing to the midsole. Back in the 1980s a massive change was happening in the trainer world. A new demand for the best running trainer technology meant sportswear brands like adidas really had to up their design game to come up with the next revolutionary under foot cushioning system. Introducing Mr Bill Dellinger. A game changer in trainer running design technology, a 3 stripes archive legend and also... Read More

Fil Borg 28/03/2019
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Fila Borg Style & Classic Tennis Stripes

The legendary Fila Borg style revolutionised tennis apparel with his famous stripes and flamboyant Italian sportswear. Björn Borg wasn’t just the average tennis player, he was an icon and is still considered one of the greatest tennis players to ever grace the courts. The Fila Borg style started in around the mid 70s when the Italian sportswear label looked to expand its endorsements by working with some of the most in demand athletes at the time. Borg was certainly one of them, with the move putting Fila on the casual sportswear... Read More

24/03/2019

Step Back Into The Old Skool With These Classic Retro Trainer Styles

Retro styles like the adidas AR trainer takes its inspiration from classic archive court styles and the legendary 80s tennis era. As new trainer silhouettes come and go, it’s still fair to say that the majority of the most respected trainer styles out there originate back in the 1980s and 1990s. Even the latest trainer releases usually have archive inspiration. Take the adidas AR trainer for example. An archive inspired 3 stripes silhouette which looks back to the nostalgic 80s tennis era when the likes of Boris Becker, Steffi Graf,... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top Bex The Firm 21/03/2019
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The Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top Is Back At Its Spiritual Home

The legendary Sergio Tacchini Orion track top now makes its return in classic Bex and Dom colourways to 80s Casual Classics. Just like for example the Fila Settanta Mk1, the Sergio Tacchini Orion track top has become a key part of our business and a signature casual style at 80s Casual Classics over the years. An original archive silhouette from the legendary Italian tennis brand, the Orion was made famous in the early 80s at the height of the American tennis legend, John McEnroe’s career, when he wore numerous Tacchini... Read More

adidas spezial trainer 16/03/2019
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We’ve Got Some Very Adidas Spezial Colourways Of The 3 Stripes Handball Classic

The adidas Spezial trainer started a legacy of indoor handball silhouettes becoming an all time casual favourite. Not to be confused with Gary Aspden’s adidas line of the same name, the adidas Spezial trainer or Handball Spezial as it is also known, was one of the first handball silhouettes to be released from the German sportswear brand in the late 70s. However the Spezial wasn’t just your average adidas trainer at the time, it was designed for one sport in mind, handball. A popular sport in Germany, and still to... Read More

fila settanta mk1 bjorn borg track top 12/03/2019
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Fila Settanta Mk1: The Original 80s Casual Classic

The Fila Settanta Mk1 track top came from a pinnacle era of casual fashion as worn by the legendary Björn Borg himself. Sportswear endorsement has been huge over the last 50 years. For example; Franz Beckenbauer for adidas with the Beckenbauer, Walt Frazier for Puma with the Clyde, John McEnroe for Sergio Tacchini with the Ghibli, Boris Becker for Ellesse with the Wimbledon and of course Björn Borg for Fila with the Settanta Mk1. Although Borg was seen wearing several different Fila styles throughout his sponsorship period which started back in 1975,... Read More

Neil Primett 80s Casual Classics 07/03/2019

Part Of The Forever Young: Neil Primett 50 Years

80s Casual Classics founder, Neil Primett, celebrates his 50th birthday and talks us through his life from a young casual to building a world renowned retail business. Early Years I grew up in a small village in Bedfordshire and first went to London on a shopping trip when I was 14-15 years old. My youth passions were mainly football, rugby, athletics, tennis, knocking about with mates, going to the youth club and spending every night down the park kicking a football. By age 10 I was able to captain the... Read More

Marshall Artist Overshirt 03/03/2019

New Marshall Artist Styles At 80s Casual Classics

This latest collection from Marshall Artist includes an assortment unique fabrics such as the Marshall Artist Overshirt in fluid nylon. British born designer label, Marshall Artist, returns for the latest season with updated silhouettes, garment dyed outerwear and versatile sweats. Since its launch in London back in 2001, Marshall Artist has become a respected designer label from those in the know, known for its quality jackets and technical overshirts. As seen on the likes of Liam Gallagher, Marshall Artist offers affordability but also comes with the same design innovation and... Read More

adidas gazelle suede 01/03/2019

The adidas Gazelle Gets A Super Soft Suede Update

The adidas Gazelle trainer is one of the most respected 3 stripes silhouettes of all time and is now treated to a subtle update. It doesn’t take a die hard 3 stripes collector to know how iconic the adidas Gazelle really is. If you went to the streets and did a Pointless style quiz with the general public, chances are the Gazelle would be up there in the top 5 of the most well known adidas styles of all time. However, it’s not just the fact of how well known and... Read More

colour blocking outerwear 23/02/2019
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Classic Colour Blocking Outerwear Styles At 80s Casual Classics

Our latest collection of colour blocking outerwear celebrates the 90s era, raves and all things retro. Colour blocking outerwear styles and sportswear really made their mark in the early 90s where crazy colours were king and rave culture was sweeping the nation. Drawing inspiration from the 80s casual sportswear look, the 90s vintage style was all about colour blocking, mixing bold and bright hues from the colour palette for optimal visibility on the moon lit fields and disused warehouses during the early morning hours. Some people have even coined the... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diadora N9000 10/02/2019

Diadora N9000: The Legacy Of N.

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

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

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

Diadora sweatshirt logo 02/02/2019

Fresh New Logo Sweats At 80s Casual Classics

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

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

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

Marc O'Polo main 27/01/2019

Marc O’Polo: One For The Old Skool Ravers

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

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

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

adidas Gazelle Main 20/01/2019

A Breed Apart: The adidas Gazelle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

casual t-shirts the firm bex 30/12/2018
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Music, Movies & Casual Nostalgia Tees At 80 Casual Classics

From Leo Gregory’s notorious ‘Bovver’ character in Green Street to Paul Anderson’s ‘Bex’ in The Firm you’ll love our selection of casual t-shirts. We’ve now introduced a selection of casual t-shirts celebrating everything from the revival of 80s casual sportswear, the Madchester era as well as iconic football subculture & 80s movies such as Green Street, The Firm and of course The Business. Each style comes with its own exclusive graphics from celebrated casual brands like Weekend Offender as well as our own in house 80s CC label. Our casual... Read More

adidas handball top trainer 29/12/2018
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The adidas Handball Top Trainer Was Born On The Courts Of The Bundesliga

We’ve got some brand new colourways of the adidas Handball Top trainer arriving shortly at 80s Casual Classics. Go to any wettbüro (betting shop) in Germany and the chances are they will have all the latest odds laid out for the next big Handball-Bundesliga match. Although it was the Danish who invented the ‘hand and ball’ game, it was the Germans that really brought it to a global stage, first introducing it at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 and then reviving it again 40 years later at the Munich Olympics in 1976.... Read More

adidas Beckenbauer track top 22/12/2018
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The adidas Beckenbauer Is Back!

If there was one particular 3 stripes style that summed up 80s Casual Classics it would be the adidas Beckenbauer track top all day long. A style that is rich in football nostalgia and 3 stripes heritage, the adidas Beckenbauer is one of a kind. It’s a classic sportswear 3 stripes style that just can’t be matched, relatively simple in design yet so iconic and admired at the same time. Although adidas still enjoy huge celebrity football endorsements in the modern game such as the likes of Paul Pogba, Toni... Read More

adidas Forest Grove 19/12/2018

The adidas Forest Grove Has Now Landed In Some Fresh New Colourways

The original Oregon running trainer of the 1980s is now revived as the adidas Forest Grove trainer for the modern day 3 stripes admirers. Back in the early 80s adidas embarked on a project of the running kind and set out to create some of the comfiest performance led running trainers of all time. With their athletic and Olympic heritage, the 3 stripes brand dropped some of the most respected silhouettes of all time throughout the 80s era. The adidas Oregon is up there as one of the best 3... Read More

adidas Gazelle Xmas 16/12/2018
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The Ultimate Xmas Collection At 80s Casual Classics

There’s still time to get them last minute Xmas gifts with everything from the adidas Gazelle to the Aquascutum Club Check scarf we’ve got it all! Xmas seems to come around quicker each year and with now only 10 days left till the big day it’s probably about time you got your Xmas gifts in order. Well the good news is the 80s Casual Classics Santa has all your Xmas dreams covered from classic 80s track tops, retro 3 stripes trainers like the adidas Gazelle and stocking fillers for trainer... Read More

adidas Continental 80 x TFL Trainer 12/12/2018

The adidas Continental 80 x TFL Trainer Celebrates Different Lines Of The London Underground

adidas Originals team up with Transport For London for a very special London Underground inspired Continental 80 trainer. The very first underground rail network in the entire world, the London Underground now boasts 11 lines across 270 stations covering 402 km of track. The heartbeat of the ‘Big Smoke’ that keeps daily commuters on time and tourists changing lines to see the main attractions of the major city, the London Underground is one of the oldest and largest underground railway networks in the entire world. The new adidas Continental 80... Read More

lacoste beanie 10/12/2018

Cover Up Your Canister This Winter At 80s Casual Classics

From the legendary Lacoste beanie to an assortment of other iconic brands, you’ll be spoiled for choice this winter with our selection of beanies and hats. Dome, melon, bean, nut and canister are just some of the many slang terms we call our heads across the country. However, regardless of what word you use to describe your ‘brain box’, when it gets a bit colder so does your head, which is why a good hat will keep your mind at ease and warm when the mercury drops. With winter now... Read More

Retro Football Shirts Man City 1989 08/12/2018
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Retro Football Shirts At 80s Casual Classics

From legendary Newcastle shirts as worn by David Ginola to the famous top Man City wore when they beat Man Utd 5-1 in 1989, you’ll love our massive selection of retro football shirts. Retro football shirts aren’t just about old football shirt designs from the past. For fans of a certain team, a certain era or a certain player, retro football shirts are rich in football nostalgia that can tell a story of the beautiful game like no other. Whether you were watching on from the cold English football terraces... Read More

all black adidas trainers Gazelle 30/11/2018

All Black adidas Trainer Styles At 80s Casual Classics

From classic 3 stripe silhouettes like the adidas Gazelle, you”ll love our selection of easy to wear all black adidas trainers styles. When it comes to easy wear footwear, it doesn’t get much easier than a pair of all black adidas trainers does it? From casual to maybe a bit smarter casual, a pair of all black Gazelles for example, can be worn for various occasions. An easy, no fuss staple trainer option that will accompany any outfit regardless of colour. All black trainer styles are increasingly becoming a firm... Read More

adidas trefoil sweatshirt 28/11/2018

Casual Loungewear At 80s Casual Classics

From the adidas Trefoil sweatshirt to Marshall Artist garment dyed hoodies, you’ll love our selection of casual lounging gear for the latest season. Casual lounging can be anything from popping to the local supermarket, getting your haircut, meeting up with mates or simply just chilling out at home and binging on the latest Netflix box set. As the lines between casual attire and athletic apparel have merged together even greater in recent years, some fashionistas may call it ‘sports lux’, but the truth is, it’s an 80s casual thing. Wearing... Read More

Kappa Tracksuit 24/11/2018
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Everything You Need To Know About Kappa

From classic 80s sportswear like the iconic Kappa tracksuit to the famous ‘Omini’ logo we take a look at the importance of Kappa over the last 50 years. Born in Turin, Italy, in 1967, the Kappa brand has played a crucial role in the world of sportswear and subcultures over the last 50 years. Famous for its back to back, naked man and woman silhouette logo, Kappa’s sportswear heritage is rich in nostalgia, footballing legends and various subcultures. From the first B-Boys of the early 80s to 90s Britpop to... Read More

Xmas gift ideas 22/11/2018

One For The Dressers: 80s Casual Classics Xmas Gift Ideas

If we could send out our own Santa to deliver gifts for our customers for Xmas he’d probably be wearing some form of 3 stripes or classic Italian sportswear. Sadly we don’t have our own Santa (maybe we’ll get one next year?!), however we do have the gifts and a Xmas gift guide to go with it. Santa’s North Pole operation is now in full swing, which for the Dressers of the world generally means they are dreaming about what latest casual goodies and gifts await for them under the... Read More

timberland chukka boots 19/11/2018

Burly Boots & Winter Stompers At 80s Casual Classics

Get geared up for the winter with our collection of classic Timberland Chukka boots and rugged Caterpillar worker boot styles. As the dark evenings now descend upon us you may have also noticed a slight chill in the air as the winter season comes into full swing. Winter is here, which generally means to the dressers of the world their winter wardrobe also needs to be on point to cater for the cold. Forget taking them pristine ‘all white’ 3 stripes out in the winter elements, with puddles, mud, loose... Read More

adidas Beckenbauer B-Boy 14/11/2018
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B-Boys, Breakers & Beckenbauer Tracksuits

Classic tracksuit sportswear styles like the adidas Beckenbauer have got B-Boy culture running through their DNA. Even though the whole B-Boy culture was born on the streets of New York City in the 1970s it was films like Stan Lathan’s Beat Street from 1984 that introduced the Hip Hop subculture to a global audience. Back in the early 80s there was no social media, wifi or whatsapp so subcultures usually spread through word of mouth, TV news reports or people actually seeing them with their own two eyes. Following the success... Read More

Eddie Webber Interview 80s Casual Classics 10/11/2018

Interview With Eddie Webber: 80s CC Film Icons

In our latest interview with Eddie Webber we talk about The Business, growing up in Bermondsey and his passion for chillies. Those who have watched Nick Love’s The Business (2005) and The Firm (2009) will know the significance Eddie Webber has to both films. Just like Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell & Danny Dyer, Eddie Webber has played a key part on the London circuit and cult British crime films portraying everything from a South East London gangster, Ronnie, in The Business, Dom’s Dad in the Firm, the prison guard in... Read More

07/11/2018

The adidas Montreal 76 Trainer Was Originally Released For The 1976 Montreal Olympics

Like a lot of 3 stripes styles of the era, the adidas Montreal 76 was designed as a leisure shoe for the German athletes competing in the Montreal Olympics. There have been quite a few different versions of the adidas Montreal 76 trainer released since the 3 stripes brand decided to stamp the Canadian city onto their footwear catalogue. Just like all classic 3 stripes, each style is just as important as the other, although the Montreal 76 version with the rubber heel support maybe more memorable to some. 3 stripes fanatics... Read More

Classic 3 stripes 04/11/2018
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Classic 3 Stripes & Retro adidas Styles

Our adidas wall features an assortment of classic 3 stripes and retro styles, brought back to life from the archives for the modern day trainer fanatics. Collecting classic 3 stripes is like a religion to some people and if you’re reading this then you’re probably the same. Collectors and classic adidas fans go absolutely mental for the original silhouettes from the 70s and 80s and it’s no surprise really considering the heritage and nostalgia attached to certain models. The majority of classic 3 stripes were all about performance at the time,... Read More

quarter zip jumpers 31/10/2018

Quarter Zip Layering The Jose Way At 80s Casual Classics

Our huge selection of quarter zip jumpers will keep you nice and toasty this winter adding the ideal extra layer to any cold weather outfit. Long gone are the days where managers and football coaches just wear their own initialed training kit on the bench. Over the last few years managers have made a lot more effort when it comes to personal appearance on the touch line, with the likes of Man City’s Pep Guardiola and Germany’s Joachim Low famous for their casual way of dressing on match day with... Read More

Liam Howlett Interview 26/10/2018
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Interview With Liam Howlett From The Prodigy: 80s CC Customers

We talk casual days with The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett who also just so happens to be a casual fan and customer of 80s Casual Classics. Marking the start of our very exclusive 80s Casual Classics Customers series, we caught up with none other than The Prodigy main man himself, Liam Howlett. In our Liam Howlett interview we go back to the original casual era of tracksuits, break dancing and the birth of electro, something that would all be somehow incorporated into the birth of The Prodigy and the start of... Read More

Fila Trailblazer Boots 24/10/2018

Step On: A Classic Style Returns With The Fila Trailblazer

The Fila Trailblazer was born from the mountains of Biella, Italy as a trekking shoe, however it was more raving than walking  that the Trailblazer got its name for. Following on from the success of their White Line tennis collection as worn by the likes of Björn Borg throughout the 70s and 80s, Fila set out to diversify their ranges with performance led outdoors gear throughout the 1980s. From kitting out explorers like Reinhold Messner in 1986 with performance Fila kit as he reached the summit of Everest as well as the... Read More

Reebok Classic Nylon 21/10/2018

Updated Classics & Original 80s Fitness Styles From Reebok

Footwear styles like the Classic & the Reebok Phase One Pro trainer were originally launched in the 80s era for the gym goers of the new fitness revolution. The 1980s gym revolution paved the way for sportswear brands like Reebok to stamp their “classic” style on the new fitness market. Throughout the 80s the traditional gym transformed from the dirty underground sweat box once associated with shady gangsters and semi pro boxers to the fancy new commercial type, with saunas, steam rooms, work out areas and everything you needed to... Read More

Patagonia Down Jacket 18/10/2018

Get Down On It: Winter Down Jackets At 80s Casual Classics

From the Hi Loft Patagonia Down Jacket in ripstop to other iconic outerwear brands, our selection of winter down jackets will certainly keep you warm in the cold. Down Jackets are just about as warm as you can physically get when it comes to the outerwear world. The very best in apparel insulation and innovation, down jackets have been keeping avid explorers and adventurers warm for decades. Trapping air to the body with the use of real duck down feathers or synthetic insulation made from polyester fibers, the concept is... Read More

PUMA Red Star 13/10/2018

The PUMA Red Star Trainer is Revived From The PUMA Archives In True Retro Style

Classic casual style trainers like the PUMA Red Star were first released in the 1980s for athletes and indoor training. Rewind back to the late 70s and early 80s for a second. Dance crews were spinning around on their heads, blasting out the latest tracks from Afrika Bambaataa, whilst the original casuals were spreading their wings across the UK. Both were kitted out head to toe in the latest sportswear with the freshest PUMA ‘kicks’ on their feet. The performance heritage of the German sportswear brands like PUMA was always... Read More

10/10/2018

My Generation: Classic Mod Parka Style At 80s Casual Classics

The Pretty Green Hooded Parka is just one fine example of our selection of parkas and classic Mod style. If the Casuals had their Settanta’s and Borg Elite’s, the Mods had their parkas and polo shirts. The original Mod subculture came off the back of the Teddy Boy scene of the 1950s with a group of young Londoner’s looking for something new, something fresh and most of all something modern. Just like the majority of other subcultures it was all about the clothes and the music with the original Mods... Read More

Berghaus Jackets Liam Gallagher 06/10/2018

Big Jackets, Britpop & Berghaus

Our latest collection of Berghaus Jackets are full of classic 90s style and packed with all the latest outdoors garment technology. Whilst other outdoors brands like The North Face remained more of an American thing, the UK outdoors brand, Berghaus, were the ones setting the standards in Europe throughout the 70s and 80s. One of the first pioneering outdoors brands to use GORE-TEX technology in Europe, Berghaus built its reputation on creating technical outerwear that could protect its wearer in the harshest weather conditions. With the rise of Acid House... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Track Top John McEnroe 03/10/2018
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Classic Sergio Tacchini Track Top Styles As Worn By The Tennis Legend Himself

John McEnroe was one of the greatest tennis players that ever lived, he also introduced Sergio Tacchini to a new generation of casual sportswear lovers. Even those who don’t queue up for 5 hours to get a seat on ‘Murray mound’ during Wimbledon have heard of John McEnroe. Kind of like the Roy Keane of the tennis world, McEnroe was known for his famous outbursts and temper with the phrase “You cannot be serious” from Wimbledon 1981 and more umpire onslaughts at the Stockholm Open in 1984 even calling the... Read More

Kickers Kick Hi 29/09/2018

Classic Kicks The Kickers Way

The Kickers Kick Hi became the footwear choice of rave revelers of the late 80s looking to avoid the ‘no trainer’ policies of the clubs. Kickers were born out of the concept to create a shoe that could be worn with jeans with their ‘Born From Denim’ slogan setting the tone from the very beginning. The French shoemaker quickly became a respected label among the music elite of the 70s and 80s from The Who’s front man Roger Daltrey to Rod Stewart, to the king of pop music himself, David... Read More

MA.STRUM Sweatshirts AW18 26/09/2018

MA.STRUM: It’s All About The Fabrics

Our latest collection from MA.STRUM includes winter ready outerwear with crystal nylon fabrics utilising the latest technology and garment innovation. Since MA.STRUM burst on the scene back in 2008 it would be fair to say they have become a highly respected name among those who know their Maharishi from their Marshall Artist. Originally released in collaboration with the Massimo Osti Archive, MA. STRUM draws on everything we love from the original Osti designs of the 80s and 90s, from military influences to technical fabrics and the latest garment innovation. As... Read More

Tony Soprano Fila Velour 22/09/2018

Forget About It: Luxury Fila Velour Style at 80s CC

Get that luxury sportswear and Soprano look with our range of classic Fila Velour track top and track pants. There’s always been something special about classic sportswear in velour. Something which has also been closely associated with the sportswear mafia look, and these guys don’t mess about when it comes to clothes. Back in the 80s and 90s if they weren’t wearing $1000 suits they could be seen hanging around their local restaurants and bars kitted out head to toe in Fila Velour tracksuits. In the HBO TV series the Sopranos,... Read More

Neil Primett 80s Casual Classics 20/09/2018
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Neil Primett Answers Questions From 80s CC Customers

As part of our ongoing video series with 80s CC founder, Neil Primett, we asked our customers to send in some of their own questions. Last year we ran a competition to give our ever growing followers the chance to put their own questions to our very own founder, Neil Primett. As part of our ongoing series, this particular video gave our very own customers an insight into the world of 80s Casual Classics with a selection of hand picked questions answered by Neil himself. Discussing everything from our involvement... Read More

ASICS GEL LYTE 15/09/2018

The Asics GEL-LYTE Trainer Was Born Out Of The 80s Sole Revolution

The ASICS GEL-LYTE trainer marked the first of the GEL-LYTE legacy, a lightweight running trainer and still one of the greatest. The running trainer revolution of the 80s reached new levels with brands like adidas, Nike, New Balance, PUMA & Saucony all fighting for a place at the top of the athletic footwear podium. Asics were also a sportswear brand who already had close connections with the running world, for example Derek Clayton broke the marathon world record in 1967 wearing a pair of Asics running shoes. The Finnish athlete Lasse... Read More

adidas Beckenbauer Track Top 13/09/2018
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The Beckenbauer Is More Than Just A Tracktop, it’s a 3 Stripes Legacy

Does classic 3 stripes apparel get much better than the iconic adidas Beckenbauer track top? A legendary player and manager for West Germany & Bayern Munich, Franz Beckenbauer is a name that is highly regarded as one of the greatest names in football that ever lived. The celebrated football icon dominated the beautiful game throughout the 1970s winning everything from the World Cup to the European Cup. His football honours didn’t stop at player level though, the legendary German defender also went onto to manage the West Germany side to... Read More

adidas Forest Grove trainer 07/09/2018

The adidas Forest Grove Trainer Might Remind You of Something Else…

The adidas Forest Grove trainer revives the legacy of a classic 3 stripes 80s running silhouette and all that Bill Dellinger design inspiration. Whether or not you have already laid eyes on the newly released adidas Forest Grove silhouette, you are still probably thinking that it looks awfully familiar. That’s because it does. The Forest Grove comes as a very special revival of the Oregon trainer, an all time classic 80s running silhouette, released in an era where running was the thing and adidas wanted their 3 stripes stamped across... Read More

Barbour Ouston Hooded Jacket in Black 04/09/2018

Barbour: A British Heritage Brand For The Jacket Fanatics

You’ll love our latest selection of Barbour outerwear from classic motorcycle heritage style like the Barbour International Duke Jacket to classic country style like the Barbour Liddesdale. If you had to sum up Barbour in one sentence it would probably be something like, “A classic British brand rich in motorcycle heritage, country apparel and casual panache”. Long before Barbour became the global powerhouse it has become over the last 10 years the brand was already a firm favourite among the casual outerwear fanatics and dressers of the world. It was... Read More

Ellesse Terrazzo jacket 30/08/2018

Get That Retro 90s Look With Our Colourful Selection Of Ellesse & Fila Jackets

Our latest selection of outerwear includes the likes of the Ellesse Terrazzo and the Fila 1911 jacket, packed full of 90s retro style and a great addition to any sportswear fanatics wardrobes. The early 90s gave birth to a certain style of sportswear aesthetic that would go down in history. As rave culture started to gain momentum across the UK and Europe, apparel also started to change with sportswear being the look of choice, just like the original casuals had adapted 10 years earlier, only bolder and even more in... Read More

26/08/2018

The adidas SPEZIAL Trainer First Originated As An Indoor Handball Shoe

The adidas Handball Spezial trainer celebrates the original casual era and the classic indoor handball silhouette. Like the majority of classic 3 stripes trainers released throughout the 70s and 80s it was all about performance and function,  generally coming with some form of athletic inspiration and story. The casual era really saw the birth of where unknown European silhouettes started to make their way onto the UK shores. Trainers like the original adidas Spezial trainer, a shoe designed for playing indoor handball, a sport that wasn’t exactly on the rota... Read More

Marshall Artist Siren Sweatshirt 22/08/2018

New Marshall Artist Siren Sweats, Hoodies & Tees At 80s Casual Classics

The new Marshall Artist Siren sweatshirt is the perfect bit of kit for the start of the football season and the build up to Autumn. Marshall Artist has started to become a bit of a staple at 80s Casual Classics in recent years. What we really like about the British brand is their use of quality fabrics and designs with an end product that doesn’t break the bank like some other designer labels do. Affordable and functional with all the perks and style that you would expect from the casually adored... Read More

Adidas Gazelle Classic Colours 18/08/2018

The addias Gazelle Is A Classic Super Suede Silhouette

The latest adidas Gazelle trainer celebrates an era of Britpop, classic 3 stripes and the colourful 90s era. Ask any trainer nut to tell you one of the most well known adidas trainers of all time and the Gazelle will always be up there. The history of the iconic 3 stripes style spans all the way back to the 60s, starting its design initially as a track shoe and then moving onto an all round sports trainer. Interestingly enough the Gazelle was also one of the first adidas trainers to... Read More

Old Skool Cagoules K-way 15/08/2018

Time To Get Rain Ready With Our Selection Of Old Skool Cagoules

The summer festival season isn’t quite over just yet which is why you’ll love our selection of old skool cagoules. Picture this for a moment. You’ve been waiting all year for this and you’ve managed to get a good spot in the crowd, the drinks are flowing and the warm up act has just finished their set. You stand and wait as the artist you paid to come here to see gets ready to drop one of your all time favourite tracks and then from out of nowhere…its starts hammering... Read More

Fila BB1 Polo Shirt Borg 12/08/2018

New Fila Products & Classic Borg Style At 80s Casual Classics

We’ve just taken delivery of some fresh Fila BB1 colourways, new Fila styles rich in tennis nostalgia and classic 80s casual style. From its humble Italian beginnings in Biella back in 1911, it wasn’t really until Fila graced the tennis world and centre court that it transformed into one of the worlds most celebrated Italian sportswear labels. From the original White Line Collection of the 1970s, Fila looked to merge the lines between fashion and function, putting out contemporary sportswear designs with a timeless Italian edge. It just looked the... Read More

Khan Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual 07/08/2018

Khan: Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual

From a traditional Muslim background, Riaz Khan became one of the first Asians to become involved in the UK’s casual scene of the 1980s. Forget the right wing stereotype portrayed by the media for a second, the football casual scene wasn’t about race divide, it was about unity, a mutual love for designer sportswear, music and the opportunity to let off some steam at the weekend. As a young Asian lad from a traditional Pakistani background, Riaz Khan found himself involved with the notorious ‘Baby Squad’, Leicester City’s famous hooligan... Read More

PUMA Whirlwind trainer 05/08/2018

PUMA Revive The Whirlwind From The Herzogenaurach Archives

The PUMA Whirlwind trainer is a classic 80s running shoe and is now revived from the PUMA archives. Following on previously from big releases like the Clyde and the Suede, the 80s saw the Herzogenaurach based German sportswear brand continue their research and dedication into the world of sports and performance footwear. Like a lot of trainers from the era it wasn’t just their performance qualities that got people talking, it was also just simply down to the fact they looked good, regardless if you were wearing them for athletic or... Read More

New Balance 574 trainer 01/08/2018

The New Balance 574 Is An 80s Trainer Icon

The New Balance 574 trainer was originally released in an era of road running, one-upmanship and the start of a footwear revolution. There’s always been something a bit different about New Balance that will always stay true to its original fans. The 1980s not only saw the rise of the casuals but also the yuppies who were prepared to pay top dollar for the best running trainers. New Balance saw an opportunity to crossover the traditional running shoe for every day use with the introduction of a range of styles... Read More

adidas Samba OG black yellow 29/07/2018

The adidas Samba OG Trainer Was Designed By Mr Adi Dassler Himself

We’ve got some new colourways landing of the adidas Samba OG trainer, an original 3 stripes classic courtesy of Adi Dassler. First introduced back in the early 60s, in an era when the adidas brand were really starting to show the world what they were made of, the adidas Samba OG started its own legacy. Like a lot of the classic 3 stripes stuff, the Samba was designed with performance at its core. Not just a fancy shoe to look to good, the Samba was rock solid, literally, with Dassler... Read More

Barbour t-Shirts 25/07/2018

Barbour: A Classic British Heritage Brand

Barbour might have started on the backs of farmers and wealthy landowners, but the British heritage brand has become so much more than just waxed cotton and tweed. Barbour could be regularly seen on the likes of Emmerdale’s Jack Sugden throughout the 80s & 90s, although it would be fair to say the brand has gained a much larger appreciation among the dressers of the world than the countryside farmers. Big coats made out of water repellent fabrics, loads of larger than life functional pockets and classic British designs, Barbour... Read More

Holiday Essentials 23/07/2018
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Holiday Essentials This Summer At 80s Casual Classics

The World Cup might be over for another 4 years but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy the summer season with our massive selection of holiday essentials. This one goes out to all the lads holidays, the Ibiza weekenders, the summer road trippers, the island hoppers and the all inclusive pool side loungers. Whatever your plans are for the summer season our huge selection of holiday essentials have got you covered with everything from classic 80s court swagger to 90s Brit Pop nostalgia. Whether you’re romancing in Rome, partying in... Read More

diadora borg elite 17/07/2018
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Diadora Borg Elite: The Original 80s Tennis Classic & Still The Best

If a single pair of trainers could sum up the 80s casual era it would probably be the Diadora Borg Elite, as famously worn by the tennis legend himself. It would be very surprising these days if for example the likes of Novak Djokovic was to endorse a pair of trainers and create a cult following in the process. In fact it would almost certainly never happen. Its not because Djokovic isn’t a world class tennis player or that he doesn’t have any fans, it simply comes down to one thing…panache. Panache... Read More

Casual Summer Caps Lacoste 14/07/2018

Casual Summer Caps At 80s Casual Classics

The sun is shining which means its time to check out our massive range of casual summer caps. The classic cap has become a bit of a casual staple over the last 30 or so years, favoured by some casuals for its CCTV ‘face shielding’ qualities the trusty headpiece is also a great accompaniment to any outfit. Born out of the Brooklyn baseball scene over 100 years ago, the classic cap or baseball cap is once again one of the most in demand casual accessories for the summer. So whether... Read More

Diadora Sirio Trainer 11/07/2018

We’ve Got Some Brand New Colourways Of The Diadora Sirio Trainer Landing

The Diadora Sirio trainer looks back to the 80s era of running silhouettes, casual sportswear and retro style. Over the last 40 or so years Diadora have really made their mark on the world of sports from football to tennis with legends such as Roberto Baggio and Björn Borg waving the Diadora endorsement flag. Athletics and running have also been a key factor in the Italian sportswear label’s heritage with 90s running classics like the V7000 & N9000 going down as some of the trainer worlds finest running silhouettes to date.... Read More

casuals t-shirts 07/07/2018

Made For The Casuals: Casual Logos At 80s Casual Classics

Our selection of casual t-shirts and sweats celebrates the casuals with a selection of casual logo and graphics. The casuals introduced continental sportswear to the UK thanks to supporters from clubs like Liverpool during the late 70s and early 80s who were travelling across Europe. The media were quick to judge but the new found casual movement wasn’t just about ‘rep’, it was a lifestyle, no different than say the mods before them. The term dressers came out about simply because like minded youths liked to look good and most... Read More

wimbledon whites Borg 04/07/2018
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Tennis Getup & Wimlebdon Whites The 80s Casual Classics Way

‘Whiter than white’, no its not a washing detergent advert but just some of the greatest tennis gear that ever existed. Isn’t it great this time of year for sport lovers? With the beginning of July not only marking the start of the summer but also the start of the most celebrated tennis events on the entire planet, Wimbledon. If football has the World Cup, the tennis equivalent would most certainly be Wimbledon. Yes there’s the US, Australian and French Open’s but nothing really compares to the heritage and legacy... Read More

30/06/2018
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Best Company Clothing Is A Classic 80s Label As Famously Worn By The Paninaro

Best Company Clothing was a must have label for the Italian Paninaro subculture and is now proudly introduced to 80s Casual Classics. During the early 80s in the UK we had the birth of the casuals, whilst in Italy it was the Paninaro. An Italian subculture that liked hanging around cafes, fast food restaurants, riding motorbikes and wearing the latest designer clothing. The movement started in Milan, where like minded middle class youths would meet in panini bars wearing expensive designer clothing. Fueled by American consumerism and the excitement of... Read More

adidas continental 80 rascal 26/06/2018

The adidas Continental Is Revived In All Its OG 80s Glory

The adidas Continental 80 is brought back to life from the 3 stripes archive with all its original European tennis court style. The adidas Continental trainer is one of the latest silhouettes to be revived from the 3 stripes archive. The 80s era really saw some of the top adidas releases of all time and will always be remembered as one of the most influential decades for 3 stripes fanatics and followers. Although some 3 stripes silhouettes are more remembered than others, what’s always magical about any archive re-release is... Read More

old skool track tops 23/06/2018

Go Back To The Old Skool With Our Selection Of Classic Track Tops

From centre court crowds to football fan nostalgia, our selection of old skool track tops will certainly keep you on point. When it comes to classic sportswear, the track top is arguably the daddy of them all. At 80s Casual Classics the trusty track top has been part and parcel of our DNA from the very beginning, from bringing back classic 80s styles alongside re-working archive silhouettes with new exclusive colourways. Over the years our website has become the ‘go to’ place for a wide variety of signature styles from... Read More

adidas Indoor Super squash trainer 21/06/2018
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The adidas Indoor Super Was First Born On The Squash Courts

We’ve got some brand new colourways landing from the 80s squash court classic trainer, the adidas Indoor Super. Throughout the 80s, adidas released a selection of racket sport trainers that were well…super. Signature styles like for example the Barrington Super, the Squash Super and the Indoor Super were designed for the indoor courts and racket sports such as badminton and squash. As adidas had already pretty much set the standard for the classic tennis trainer with the Stan Smith, trainers like the Indoor Super saw the 3 Stripes brand diversifying... Read More

retro runners Saucony 10/06/2018

Retro Runners: Classic 80s Styles Designed For Distance

Our selection of retro runners celebrates an era of 80s casual style, marathons and running nostalgia. Just like a lot of trainer styles, the 80s also marked a significant period for running trainers, with certain styles becoming synonymous not only to the era, but also getting recognition as some as the best running silhouettes of all time. Designed for distance, it was the sportswear companies of the era that looked to introduce silhouettes that had been tried and tested across New York’s marathon which spans over the 5 boroughs of... Read More