Category Archives: 80’s CC Nostalgia

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Kappa Tracksuit

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Liam Howlett Interview

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Beckenbauer Is More Than Just A Tracktop, Its 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 … Continue reading

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Khan Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Game Set & Match – The Build Up To Wimbledon

With literally a month a go to the start of the worlds most celebrated grand slam tennis tournament, the build up to Wimbledon has officially begun. Wimbledon 2018 will mark the 132nd edition from the SW19 lawn club, with a prestige and heritage that has been built up since 1877. The 2 week tournament sees some of the worlds biggest … Continue reading

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We’ve Got All The Key Styles From The Business Now Back In Stock

If you haven’t seen The Business with Danny Dyer & Tamer Hassan from 2005 then its probably about time you did. The words of Front Magazine, “More cocaine than Casino, more guns than Goodfellas and more swearing than Scarface”, did a pretty good job of summing up Nick Love’s cult crime classic, The Business, released in 2005. Not only did … Continue reading

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Mud, Music & Pac A Mac’s – Festival Essentials At 80s Casual Classics

Get geared up for the festival season, whatever the weather, with our massive selection of festival essentials. The summer festival season is now here which means its probably about time to make sure you’ve got all the correct festival essentials for the job. 2018 will see Glastonbury take an annual break from the UK summer festival circuit but that doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Dominance of English Football Clubs in The European Cup

Before the likes of Lionel Messi & Christiana Ronaldo dazzled the Champions League crowds with their modern game skills of technical excellence, the European Cup was once dominated by the English clubs. Back in the late 70s and early 80s it was Merseyside clubs like Liverpool under the direction of Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan that stole the show, boasting … Continue reading

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Three Lions On A Shirt, Gazza Tears & Kevin Keegan Perms

Our selection of England retro football shirts celebrate the forthcoming World Cup and an era of football nostalgia from the 80s and 90s. England’s World Cup record hasn’t exactly been the greatest on the national football circuit has it? Saying that the same could be said for their World Cup anthems. New Order’s 1990 track ‘World in Motion’ obviously wasn’t … Continue reading

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One Foot In The Rave With 80s Casual Classics

We celebrate an era of Acid House & rave culture with the likes of Gio Goi, Chevignon, Lacoste & Henri Lloyd. From the words of D-Mob, “Acid, a musical phenomenon, only for the headstrong, makes you want to dance, move & groove your feet”, marks the start of their hit track ‘We Call It Acieed’ released in 1989. Although some … Continue reading

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The adidas Los Angeles Trainer Is One Of The Greatest Running Styles Of All Time

We’ve got more OG colourways of the adidas Los Angeles trainer landing at 80s Casual Classics. Its styles like the adidas Los Angeles trainer that remind us just how good the 80s really were for classic runners. As the adidas European City Series took its grip across the continent with the likes of the Munchen, the Malmo and the Milano, … Continue reading

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Sergio Tacchini Classics – No One Does It Better

The Sergio Tacchnini Dallas & Masters are now back at their spiritual home with some very special limited edition releases. Sergio Tacchnini has become part of the heritage and backbone at 80s Casual Classics since the very beginning. A key brand from the 80s tennis era as well as being a firm casual favourite, its brands like Tacchini that have … Continue reading

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An Interview with an 80s Casual Classics collector – Colin Jobling

We caught up with Colin Jobling, an 80s sportswear collector and long term customer of 80s Casual Classics. Colin Jobling has been apart of 80s Casual Classics since the very beginning. Although not directly involved in the business,  he has contributed considerably into the ideas of growing the 80s Casual Classics brand with rare finds and imagery that have been … Continue reading

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We’ve Got An Exclusive Diadora Borg Elite Trainer Dropping At 80s Casual Classics

From the words of Björn Borg himself, “If I were in your shoes, I’d want to buy my shoes”. If you had to list one of the greatest tennis trainers of all time, the Diadora Borg Elite trainer would come very close to the top. Released in an era where tennis fashion had swept the nation thanks to the likes of Björn … Continue reading

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Football Nostalgia Meets Classic 3 Stripes With the adidas Beckenbauer Track Top

If its classic adi’ you’re after then look no further than our adidas Beckenbauer range and the story of a footballing legend. First released in an era of European football magic, the adidas Beckenbauer tracksuit has become some of the most celebrated 3 stripes apparel ever released. The Beckenbauer 3 stripes’ association is as important as any, sitting firmly at … Continue reading

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Fila Settanta MK1 Track Top

From Tennis Nostalgia To Cult Classics – The Fila Settanta MK1 Is Simply The Best

Known as the Fila Settanta MK1, the Fila BJ and the Fila Matchday, its simply one of the best styles ever made by the Italian sportswear label. The Fila Settanta MK1 legacy began with an era of casual sportswear and tennis legends of the 1970s and 1980s. Thanks to Fila’s very own pin up boy, Björn Borg, who went on to … Continue reading

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We’re Back ‘In Business’ With These Fila Classics

We’ve got some great Fila Vintage classics back in stock as featured on Mr Danny Dyer himself in Nick Love’s cult classic, The Business. Released in 2005, The Business from Nick Love explored the London gangster culture of the 1980s on the Costa del Crime and an era of sunshine, sportswear and smuggling. Following on from the critically acclaimed ‘Goodbye … Continue reading

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‘You Cannot Be Serious’ – The Borg vs McEnroe Movie is Now Available on DVD!

The story of two 80s tennis legends and an era of casual classics is brought to life by Janus Metz Pedersen. If you didn’t manage to catch the iconic tennis movie, Borg vs Mcenroe at the movies back in September 2017, budding tennis fans and 80s casual admirers will be pleased to know the film is now available on DVD. That … Continue reading

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80s Casual Classics At The Movies – Hanna

We were also asked to supply the wardrobe for Tom Hollander’s character for the film Hanna released in 2011. Hanna brings everything from action, adventure and a fairy tale all under one roof. Directed by Joe Right and released in 2011 the film follows the story of a teenage girl, Hanna (Saoirse Ronan), who has been raised in the wilderness … Continue reading

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80s Casual Classics At The Movies – This Is England ’86

This Is England ’86 saw the introduction of the casual gang and we were asked to supply the wardrobe. With it being the holiday season we wanted to showcase some of the films and TV shows we have worked alongside at 80s Casual Classics. Following on from Shane Meadows’ critically acclaimed film ‘This Is England’ released in 2006, This Is … Continue reading

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The Iconic Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top At The Movies

From Breaking Bad to The Firm, the Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top has seen its fair share of big screen action. There are certain Tacchini styles that have brought with them an era of tennis nostalgia and off the court swagger that just simply can’t be replicated. Celebrated track tops like the Masters, the Ghibli and of course the Orion … Continue reading

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The 80s Casual Classics Icons T-Shirt Celebrates An Era Of Legends & Sportswear

Our own line of graphic T-shirts look to the golden era of 80s tennis legends and casual icons with Björn Borg, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. We may have seen the on court skills from the likes of Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal in recent years but the centre court legends of the 80s will almost certainly never be forgotten. … Continue reading

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Its An 80s Casual Classics Samba Thing…

The adidas Samba has been a big hit on the ever growing trainer world pretty much since it was first released. 3 stripes connoisseurs of the world may know which exact year a certain City Series style came out from the early 80s, however even someone with a minimal trainer knowledge has heard of the Samba. Some people may argue … Continue reading

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Its An 80 Casual Classics B-Boy Thing…

80s B-Boy culture was all about street dancing, old skool hip hop and being kitted out head to toe in PUMA. You may have seen the original B-Boy’s of the late 70’s and early 80’s, spinning around on their heads alongside an old skool ghetto blaster pumping out catchy electronic beats from the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. … Continue reading

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adidas Los Angeles trainer

“At Last! The Shoe That Fits More Than Your Foot”

The adidas Los Angeles trainer revolutionized the world of running and quickly became an all time 3 stripes classic and collectable. The adidas Los Angeles trainer made its debut in 1984 in celebration of the 1984 Olympics. The adidas trainer was one of the first of its kind in the world of athletic footwear earning its ‘stripes’ on the tracks … Continue reading

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Ellesse Rimini Track Top

We’ve Got A Selection Of Exclusive Ellesse Rimini & Roma Track Tops At 80s CC

In November 2010 we were approached by Ellesse to re-launch Ellesse Heritage back into the UK market. After the success of Nick Love’s film ‘The Firm’ in 2009 which showcased classic Ellesse styles from the 1980s, and of course 80s Casual Classics supplying the wardrobe, the rebirth of the Ellesse brand was born. After playing a significant role in reviving … Continue reading

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Nick Love Talks About The Firm

British film director, Nick Love, talks about the inspirations and ideas behind his remake of The Firm. Nick Love has become some what of a British cult movie icon since he first released ‘Goodbye Charlie Bright’ in 2001. The film told a tale of the real nitty gritty London, like it was, with no fancy bows, and the story of … Continue reading

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The Mac – A Smart Casual Staple Come Rain Or Shine

First adopted in the 80’s, the Mac made an ever lasting impression on the smarter dresser and early casuals. A true sign you had a bit of coin, the mac was originally adopted by the early casuals of the early 80’s putting a different spin on the ‘yuppie’ look of the era. From Manhattan to the City of London the … Continue reading

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Lyle & Scott – Quality Knitwear Worn By The Original 80s Casuals

The mods had their Laurel Wreaths and the casuals had their Golden Eagles. If any brand sits at home on 80s Casual Classics as the ultimate UK casuals/dressers brand it’s Lyle and Scott with the signature Golden Eagle. Lyle & Scott stands for quality and class and for many the brand of the Peacock Dresser. During the late 70’s and … Continue reading

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Borg vs McEnroe – The Story of Two Tennis Legends

Ahead of the release of one of the most talked about tennis films, we take a look at the clothes, the nostalgia and one of the biggest rivalries in the world of tennis. The story of some of the greatest tennis players that ever lived took place at a pinnacle era from the late 70’s to the early 80’s, with … Continue reading

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An Introduction Into 80s Casual Classics With Neil Primett

This video from 2011 explores the story of 80s Casual Classics and where it all began. After getting our hands on some deadstock trainers from a retailer closing down in Bedford and working with the burgeoning Britpop music scene, the 80s Casual Classics story really started. A personal crusade for founder Neil Primett who had personally aspired to wearing such … Continue reading

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Retro Tracktops: 80s Casual Classics Have Got Your Back

When it comes to classic retro tracktops, lets just say we know a thing or two! Classic retro styles are part of our DNA at 80s Casual Classics, it runs through our veins and it is something we take a lot of pride in. We have been sourcing some of the most sought after collectable retro tracktops for over a … Continue reading

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The Legacy Of The adidas California T-Shirt Lives On

Simple styles like the adidas California T-shirt have been about for decades bringing with it a whole legacy of 3 stripes nostalgia. There aren’t many brands that can claim to have lived through different era’s, different styles of music and different subcultures. Not to mention a simple t-shirt. Originally released in the late 70’s when sportswear was sweeping the nation … Continue reading

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The Casuals: The Story of the Legendary Terrace Fashion

80’s CC’s very own, Neil Primett, stars in the casuals documentary exploring the British subculture and terrace trends. The casual movement really started in the late 70’s when football clubs such as Liverpool were experiencing European glory. On their European travels ‘firms’ of young lads would bring back new and unseen continental labels like Lacoste, Fila, Sergio Tacchini and other sportswear … Continue reading

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Ellesse Mont Jacket

Everything You Need To Know About The Ellesse Mont Jacket

The Ellesse Mont Jacket is a true 80’s Casual Classic and has now been treated to another update for 2017. It would be fair to say that Ellesse made some screamers of ski jackets back in the 80’s. Louder than Duran Duran fans and more in your face than Tom Selleck’s shirts in Magnum PI. Traditionally we always think of … Continue reading

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Neil Primett of 80s Casual Classics Talks To Sapeur One Step Beyond

Our very own founder, Neil Primett, talks about the inspirations of modern classics, the 80’s and where it all began. Neil Primett catches up with Sapeur One Step Beyond, a casual menswear blog from Germany. The story of how Neil created a whole world of 80s Casual Classics lovers, admirers and followers is a real retail success story. Neil has … Continue reading

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The Reebok Classic Club C 85 Is A True 80’s Casual Classic

During the 1980’s Reebok introduced a range of athletic inspired trainers that would go down in sneaker history. As the fitness revolution took its hold on the everyday consumer in the 80’s, the likes of Reebok were at the top of their game. As people took to fitness equipment trying to try to look like the guys in the ads … Continue reading

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Franz Beckenbauer, A Football Legend & adidas Tracksuit Icon

As far as classic 3 stripes goes, the Beckenbauer adidas tracksuit is one of the most iconic pieces of sportswear ever made. When it comes adidas nostalgia, we always seem to go back to the 1970’s or 80’s. An era of the first revolution of sportswear as we know it today, where athletic apparel became cool to wear off the courts … Continue reading

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