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80’s CC Nostalgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

adidas ZX 500 red crimson history 03/07/2021

Everything You Need To Know About The adidas ZX 500 Trainer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Born in the early 80s, Replay quickly became the go to brand for those with a penchant for authentic jeans & quality casual wear. As far as decades go, the 1980s had a massive impact on fashion & subculture. From the flamboyant sportswear of the original casuals, the big bubble jackets of the Paninaro & the looser fitting casual designer brands of the late 80s ravers, the colourful decade had it all. If there was one thing that the different styles of the 1980s had in common it was probably... Read More

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

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

adidas Orion Terry Fox 15/04/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Orion Trainer

The adidas Orion trainer was worn by the Canadian athlete, Terry Fox, during the ‘Marathon of Hope’ in 1980 to raise awareness of cancer. Just like a lot of the great adidas trainers from the 1970s & 80s there’s usually a story behind them. A heritage that modern day releases just simply cannot compete with. Performance shoes designed for a range of sports such as running, football, handball or tennis, the golden era marked some of the greatest 3 stripes trainers of all time. In the case of the adidas... Read More

Gabicci Knitwear Soul Music 10/04/2021
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Get In The Groove With These Latest Gabicci Knits

Our latest selection of Gabicci knitwear makes you want to get in the groove to some Gloria Jones in classic Soul Boy style. What’s the point of something if it doesn’t have soul? From the original Northern Soul scene in the late 1960s, to the Soul Boys of the late 1970s, to classic Soul songs from the likes of Gloria Jones & Glen McCrae, there’s just something feel good about the whole Soul scene. A British brand that has Soul music running through its cotton veins is Gabicci. Founded in... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Fjord Track Top Mcenroe 03/04/2021
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The Sergio Tacchini Fjord Track Top Returns To Its Spiritual Home

The classic Sergio style as worn by John McEnroe returns to its spiritual home with the return of the Sergio Tacchini Fjord track top. Let’s rewind to 1982 for a second. Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. New Order were in the studio recording ‘Power Corruption & Lies’ and the UK saw the introduction of a 4th TV channel to their airwaves. England’s dreams of World Cup glory in Spain came to a sudden halt after failing to reach the knockout stages, although their new Admiral kits were pretty cool. Casual... Read More

Fila Settanta Pro Badge Navy 27/03/2021
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The Fila Settanta Pro Badge Track Top Pays Tribute To Borg’s Original BJ Style

The Fila Settanta Pro Badge track top now arrives at 80s Casual Classics for an exclusive & rare re-release of the original tennis style as originally worn by Björn Borg. Considered by many as the holy grail of casual apparel, the Fila Settanta track top is easily one of the most recognisable styles from the golden era of casual sportswear. An original design from Pier Luigi Rolando’s legendary White Line, the Settanta marked the next generation of tennis apparel from the Italian sportswear brand. It was all about fusing function... Read More

PUMA Mallorca trainer history 25/03/2021
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The PUMA Mallorca Trainer Is Revived From The Archives

The PUMA Mallorca trainer is a classic casual style that was first introduced in the 1970s & is now revived from the archives for 2021. When we think of Mallorca, we think of Balearic beats, white sandy beaches, limestone mountains, palm trees & days spent in the sunshine without a care in the world. Forget the lilos and the parasols for a second though, as the picturesque Balearic Island is also the name of a classic PUMA trainer from the golden era of casual sportswear. The PUMA Mallorca trainer is... Read More

ellesse vicenza track-top 20/03/2021
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Fresco Stile Ellesse Anni ’80 (Fresh Ellesse 80s Style)

The colourful Italian sportswear brand introduce a selection of new pastel track styles like the Ellesse Vicenza track top for the latest season. If you could sum up Ellesse in the 1980s it would probably look something like an unseeded 17 year old kid from West Germany lifting the most prestigious tennis trophy out there. Well that did actually happen. We’re of course talking about one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Boris Becker. At the mere age of 17, Becker was the youngest player to win a... Read More

adidas München trainer Japan Red 19/03/2021
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The adidas München Returns To Its Spiritual Home

This latest adidas München trainer release draws inspiration from the original ‘Made in Japan’ version which was first introduced in the early 1980s. When it comes to classic adidas trainers it’s all about the cities & the celebrated City series from the German 3 stripes brand. As far as classic adi goes from the 70s & 80s, it really doesn’t get much better. From Malmo to Milano to München, the City Series explored some of the top European cities, their colours and their associated football teams. First introduced in the... Read More

adidas ZX 700 history main 25/02/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas ZX 700 Trainer

The adidas ZX 700 trainer was released in a golden era of retro runners & captured all the running tech innovation of the 1980s. From the running track to the office commute, the 1980s was about all about technology & innovation. The colourful decade gave us a new era of tech from portable devices like the Walkman, the mobile phone & the Gameboy to the very first Mac computer and the introduction of CD’s. Tech may have come a long way since the 1980s but it was like someone had... Read More

Diadora Borg Elite Made In Italy White Gold 20/02/2021
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Diadora Borg Elite: It Was All About Representing The Elite

The Diadora Borg Elite trainer now returns to 80s Casual Classics, a classic 80s tennis style that became an underground status symbol among the original Casuals. Berlin based fashion magazine, Highsnobiety, throw a spotlight on UK Casual Culture in collaboration with the legendary Italian sportswear brand, Diadora, in this short video below. Featuring a range of people who were involved in the original Casual scene such as Cass Pennant and our very own founder, Neil Primett, the short video explores how Diadora in particular had such a lasting impression on... Read More

john mcenroe sergio tacchini track tops 04/02/2021
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Sergio Tacchini: The Marvel Of McEnroe

If there was anyone that put the Sergio Tacchini track top on the casual radar, it was without a doubt the American tennis legend John McEnroe. John McEnroe was the perfect athlete to take Sergio Tacchini’s style driven vision of tennis apparel to the next level. Tachini thought traditional tennis whites were boring and who better to endorse that than a no fuss “go getter” like McEnroe who would stop at absolutely nothing in his tracks. The rising tennis star took Tacchini to the next level with his numerous Grand... Read More

Lyle & Scott New arrivals 31/01/2021
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New Arrivals From Lyle & Scott

The latest collection from Lyle & Scott includes a selection of outerwear, sweatshirts, polo shirts & retro style tees in some fresh pastel hues. For the Casuals it was only the finest Scottish knitwear from the likes of Lyle & Scott. Argyle patterns, premium fabrics, V-neck designs & vibrant colourways you would normally associate with the golf course were the all the traits the Casuals looked in for in their knitwear. Lyle & Scott ticked all these boxes. It was a premium golf brand that could be found in traditional... Read More

80s casuals hype beasts 23/01/2021

Were The Casuals The Original Hypebeasts?

Hypebeasts are generally young adults & teenagers that will pay hundreds of pounds for rare & exclusive items, but did ‘Hype’ culture as we know it today actually start with the Casuals back in the 1980s? How we now shop for apparel & trainers has changed massively since the 1980s, but the demand for certain styles still remains. Some adidas trainer releases have seen re-sale values in their thousands with the demand for sought after trainers now at an all time high. Whether you’re a 3 stripes fanatic or just... Read More

Fila Terrinda Polo Shirt Bjorn Borg 22/01/2021
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Fila Polo Shirts From The Golden Era Of Casual Sportswear

The Fila Settanta & the Fila Terrinda polo shirts were both introduced in the golden era of “Borg Mania” as part of Pier Luigi Rolando’s highly celebrated White Line. When Björn Borg defeated Ilie Năstase in 3 straight sets at the Wimbledon final in 1976 the world was watching. There was a new Swedish tennis champ on the scene but there was something more than just a great athlete with Borg. 1976 marked a huge turning point for traditional tennis apparel. It was the start of the prestigious White Line... Read More

PUMA DELPHIN TRAINER HISTORY 14/01/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Delphin Trainer

The PUMA Delphin trainer is an OG PUMA silhouette that was originally released in the 1970s & now arrives at 80s Casual Classics. Taking the German word for ‘Dolphin’, the PUMA Delphin trainer is now revived from the German sportswear label’s extensive archives. Headed up by Mr Puma himself, Helmut Fischer, the PUMA archive is something like the equivalent of Disney World to the adult trainer enthusiast, boasting over 8000 different shoes from PUMA’s rich sporting history. Sadly the archives are not open to the average trainer enthusiast which only... Read More

Fila Terrinda Mk3 Pastel 09/01/2021
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Pastel Persuasion: Freshen Things Up With The Fila Terrinda Mk3 Track Top

Freshen up your casual wardrobe with the Fila Terrinda Mk3 track top which is now introduced in some updated pastel colourways for the latest season. A testament to casual fashion of the early 1980s, the Fila Terrinda Mk3 is now introduced in some updated pastel colourways. Continuing the legacy of Pier Luigi Rolando’s prestigious ‘White Line’, the Terrinda marked a new generation of one-upmanship as expensive sportswear swept the nation. Following the huge success of the Fila Settanta in the late 70s, the Terrinda took casual sportswear to the next... Read More

adidas Padiham trainer history 07/01/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Padiham Trainer

Taking its name from the East Lancashire town just outside Burnley, the adidas Padiham trainer now arrives at 80s Casual Classics in all its 3 stripes glory. Although the adidas Padiham trainer is a relatively new release, the story of adidas trainers & the casual nostalgia attached to these specific styles will never grow old. It’s like a biblical tale of good vs evil, well maybe not so extreme as that, but the point here is the story is so significant to adidas collectors & enthusiasts. How did a shoe... Read More

adidas tracksuit mafia firebird 26/12/2020
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Tracksuit Mafia: The adidas Firebird Tracksuit Arrives In Classic Green

Arguably one of the most celebrated adidas tracksuit styles of all time, the adidas Firebird now returns in full tracksuit form in a classic green colourway. From mafia dons to Madchester icons to matchday superstars, the adidas tracksuit is rich in subcultural & sporting heritage. The adidas Firebird is a name which needs no introduction when it comes to the classic adidas tracksuit. Alongside the Superstar & the Beckenbauer, the adidas Firebird is one of the most celebrated adidas tracksuit styles of all time. There’s something so timeless about that... Read More

adidas trainers 3 stripes 12/12/2020
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Forever 3 Stripes: adidas Trainers At 80s CC

Our massive collection of adidas trainers includes a variety of archive 3 stripes styles such as the Spezial, the Hamburg & the Gazelle. If there was one particular style of footwear that epitomised the casual movement it would be the adidas trainer. Different footwear styles have played a key part in the uniform of youth cultures since the 1950s. For example; Hippies were renowned for wearing Birkenstocks, Teddy Boys wore brothel creepers & the Skinheads wore Dr. Martens. Alongside the B-Boys & the Breakers of NYC of the 1970s &... Read More

adidas ZX 700 HD Black 05/12/2020
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The adidas ZX 700 HD Harks Back To The Original ZX Line From The 1980s

The adidas ZX 700 HD trainer draws inspiration from the original ZX 700 trainer which was originally released in 1985. The ZX line saw adidas take on the running world like never before. Following the success of previous adidas running trainers like the adidas Oregon in 1982, the adidas New York in 1983 & the Boston Super in 1984, the 1980s saw adidas release some of their most celebrated running trainers of all time. The ZX line took running trainer technology to the next level. It was all about creating... Read More

Nick Love 26/11/2020
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Casual Recollections With Nick Love

Ever since the early noughties British film director, Nick Love, has brought us a range of different subcultures & scenes to the big screen. Nick Love is a British film director that has put his spin on various eras from the 1980s to the mid noughties. From growing up on a London council estate in the early noughties with Goodbye Charlie Bright, the glamourous ex-pat gangster life on the “Costa Del Crime” in the 1980s & an insight into Chelsea’s notorious Headhunter’s firm with the Football Factory in the mid... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Orion The Firm Tracksuit 21/11/2020
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Put That Yellow Sergio In The Bag!

The iconic Sergio Tacchini Orion tracksuit which famously featured in the shop scene from The Firm now returns to 80s Casual Classics for an exclusive release. When B-boy culture arrived in the UK from the boroughs of New York in the early 1980s, the casual sportswear style of the scene was also adapted by the Casuals. The American & European influences of the two subcultures merged together with the Casuals also favouring expensive tracksuits from the likes of Fila & Sergio Tacchini. The B-boy style of wearing full tracksuits alongside... Read More

PUMA Dallas trainer history 19/11/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Dallas Trainer

The PUMA Dallas trainer was a must have casual style of the 1980s and is now brought back for a very special archival release. For November 2020, PUMA have now revived the Dallas from the archives for a very special re-release. Who doesn’t love the classic stuff from PUMA? After the introduction of game-changing silhouettes like the PUMA Suede in 1968 & then the Clyde in the 1973, PUMA quickly became a respectable household game. American athlete, Tommie Smith, famously raised his fist in defiance at the Mexico City Olympics... Read More

adidas Gazelle Indoor Trainer history 05/11/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Gazelle Indoor Trainer

The adidas Gazelle Indoor trainer drew inspiration from the Handball Spezial and was introduced as an indoor alternative to the original Gazelle. When we think of the adidas Gazelle trainer we think of of the casuals & the colourful 90s era but before “Cool Britannia” & the hundred different colourways there was also another version of the Gazelle, the adidas Gazelle Indoor trainer. Originally released as an “indoor” alternative, the Gazelle Indoor might not be as recognisable as the OG Gazelle or the Gazelle 91′ but its relevance to the... Read More

deerstalker casuals 80s 31/10/2020
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How The Deerstalker Became A Casual Icon

The Deerstalker was a key part of the original casual look, we take a look at the history of the British headpiece and how it ended up on the shores of the casual scene. What was once worn by hunters & fictional Baker Street detectives, somehow became a key headwear style of the casual elite in the late 70s & early 80s. The Deerstalker was originally made famous by Sherlock Holmes, a pipe smoking private detective who was brought to life thanks to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. You’re probably already... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Masters Tracksuit 24/10/2020
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Dress Like An 80s Retro Pro With The Sergio Tacchini Masters Tracksuit

The ever popular Sergio Tacchini Masters now arrives in full tracksuit form for the ultimate 80s retro sportswear vibes fresh from the archives. The significance of the full tracksuit to the 80s is huge. A combination of subcultures, sporting legends & a new wave of fitness freaks put the tracksuit on the apparel map like nothing before it. Yes we’d already had the likes of the Beckenbauer from adidas but before the late 70s & early 80s came with its colourful casual style, the tracksuit was still really just worn... Read More

Reebok Classic Leather white/red/blue 16/10/2020
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Let’s Put On Our Classics & We’ll Have A Little Dance Shall We?

The Reebok Classic Leather trainer was born out of the 80s fitness boom when leotards & all leather trainers took over the fitness world. Mike Skinner from The Streets didn’t mess about when it came to classic Reebok trainers with his famous lyrics, “Let’s put on our Classics & we’ll have a little dance shall we?” from the early noughties track ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’. The track was a testament to the early noughties urban style with the Reebok Classic Leather playing a key role in the casually inspired wardrobe... Read More

Ellesse Rimini Bex 08/10/2020
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Ellesse Exclusives: The Return Of The Rimini

The Ellesse Rimini track top now returns to 80s Casual Classics in the sought after ‘Bex’ colourway as featured in The Firm. After the neon film credits have ended and Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ starts to play on the radio, we get the first glimpse of Bex as he flicks his wedge haircut to the side and browses his wardrobe which is packed full of expensive designer sportswear. On this occasion Bex opts for a full Ellesse Rimini tracksuit and a pair of adidas Forest Hills in true 80s casual... Read More

adidas Hamburg Tech Purple trainer 01/10/2020
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The adidas Hamburg Trainer Gets Treated To A Tech Purple Update

The adidas Hamburg Tech Purple trainer gives a nod to classic adi colourways with a fresh iteration of the early 80s 3 stripes classic. Those who know their Tahiti from their Trimm Trab from their TT Super will know the significance of certain adidas trainer styles. The world of 3 stripes is constantly changing & it’s always great to see adidas re-working old styles whilst also introducing brand new silhouettes to their ever growing brand roster. However, for many die hard 3 stripes fans & adidas aficionados it will always... Read More

PUMA Oslo City trainer history 26/09/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Oslo City Trainer

The PUMA Oslo City trainer was born in West Germany & was first introduced for the 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, Norway. PUMA hit us up with another very special City inspired archive re-release for the latest season. Following on from the recent revival of the PUMA Madrid trainer, we are very pleased to announce another city trainer from the German sportswear brand. The PUMA Oslo City trainer is now revived from the Herzogenaurach archives for the latest season, a classic PUMA training style which is rich in sporting... Read More

Mani Fila Settanta Brown 24/09/2020
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From Matchday to Mani: Fila Settanta Mk1

Madchester legend & Stone Roses bassist, Mani, sports the latest Fila Settanta track top in choc brown on set for our forthcoming film, The Pebble & The Boy. Earlier in the year we announced that we were working on another film called The Pebble & The Boy which follows the scooter journey of John Parker and a load of Mod memorabilia in between. A celebration of mod culture, retro casual fashion & a nineteen year old from Manchester who embarks on a journey from ‘Cottonopolis’ to Brighton in memory of... Read More

Ellesse Jackets 2020 19/09/2020
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From The Slopes To The Streets: New Ellesse Jackets At 80s CC

Our latest selection of Ellesse jackets includes a re-worked Rimini outerwear style that combines the slopes with the stylish tennis era. It’s easy to get carried away with all the tennis nostalgia attached to Ellesse from the 1980s. The vibrant sportswear styles from the golden casual era worn by the likes of Boris Becker & Guillermo Vilas. However, before the Italian brand made its colourful presence known on the tennis courts, it was massive on the ski slopes. The glamorous ski scene of the 1970s & the 1980s saw some... Read More

PUMA Madrid London trainer 17/09/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Madrid Trainer

The PUMA Madrid trainer now makes a grand return to 80s CC for 2020 with an ‘Old Smoke’ twist on the Continental casual trainer style. We all love a special archive trainer re-release don’t we? And when it comes to the classic casual styles from PUMA it doesn’t really get much better than this one. We’re talking about the PUMA Madrid trainer of course, an ultimate casual trainer style from the 1970s that is now revived from the Herzogenaurach archives. After the Dassler brothers parted ways, the Bavarian born brothers... Read More

Fila Terrinda Velour track top 10/09/2020
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A Touch Of Casual Luxury: The Fila Terrinda Velour Track Top

The highly anticipated Fila Terrinda Velour track top makes a return to 80s Casual Classics in OG navy for a premium spin on the early 80s sportswear icon. The Fila Terrinda Velour track top is a testament to casual fashion of the early 80s. It was all about the premium price tag, premium fabrics & the elitist appeal that every top boy wanted a piece of. Fila’s White Line range from the legendary Italian designer, Pier Luigi Rolando, wasn’t just about designing sportswear, it was about revolutionising tennis apparel with... Read More

adidas forest Hills green 05/09/2020
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The adidas Forest Hills Trainer Returns In An Exclusive Green Colourway

The latest adidas Forest Hills trainer in green puts a classic colourway spin on the lightweight tennis shoe. There’s something about a classic adidas trainer in that original collegiate green colourway with white stripes that just looks the business. Whether its on the Gazelle, the Campus or the SL72, it’s just a timeless adidas colourway combination that never really tires. Green isn’t generally a colour we usually associate with the Forest Hills trainer but this latest version of the OG tennis shoe certainly looks to change that. adidas have now... Read More

adidas spezial malmo 28/08/2020
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The adidas Spezial Drops In A Malmo Inspired Colourway

This latest version of the adidas Spezial trainer gives a nod to the celebrated City Series with some Malmo inspired Swedish hues. If you have ever seen the sheer volumes of adidas trainers that some die hard adidas collectors have put together over the years then there is always one thing that stands out and that’s the variation of colourways. Exclusive colourways of classic adidas styles have become like the holy grail for adidas fans and this latest Malmo inspired adidas Spezial trainer release is exactly that. Mixing the Swedish... Read More

ll cool j serio tacchini 19/08/2020
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LL Cool J: An 80s Casual Sportswear Icon

James Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J, pioneered the original 80s casual sportswear look from Sergio Tacchini track tops to Kangol bucket hats. The actual sound of what is now “classed as” rap music or hip hop is certainly a far cry from the OG street sounds of the 1980s. Trap beats, lazy lyrics, grills, face tattoos & multi-coloured dreadlocks have now replaced the raw street talent & classic sportswear style we witnessed in the 1980s from the likes of Run DMC, The Beastie Boys & LL Cool J. These... Read More

Fila Courto Track Tops 14/08/2020
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Fila Courto: Vilas, Victories & Sports Shop Scenes

The Fila Courto track top, as originally worn by Guillermo Vilas, now returns to 80s Casual Classics in true OG form for the latest season. As far as classic Fila goes it doesn’t really get much better than the original White Line collection from the 70s & 80s. First introduced in 1973, the White Line collection merged premium Italian designer style with performance sportswear. Headed up by the Italian designers, Pier Luigi Rolando & Alessandro Galliano, the White Line put Fila light-years ahead on the tennis courts, rebelling against tennis... Read More

Levi's Jeans 06/08/2020
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Levi’s: The Original Casual Jeans Brand

The story of Levi’s jeans goes way back to the Wild West when gun slinging & drinking whiskey in saloons with saddle sore was the thing. Originally born in Bavaria in 1829, Levi Strauss moved to San Francisco in the USA in 1853 and formed Levi Strauss & Co. 1873 saw the birth of their signature blue jeans, which would become a key look of the cowboys of the Wild West at the time. Strauss had no idea just how big the jeans would become over the next 100 or... Read More

Sergio Tacchini New Young Line McEnroe 01/08/2020
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Sergio Tacchini New Young Line: The Return Of An 80s Tennis Icon

The Sergio Tacchini New Young Line range came off the back of the original Young Line and was worn by 80s tennis legends such as John McEnroe & Pat Cash. Even if you didn’t grow up in the golden era of Italian sportswear in the 1980s it’s not hard to see why there was such a massive appeal of brands like Sergio Tacchini at the time. For one it just looked cool & classier than the majority of sportswear brands available during the era. It was also endorsed by rock... Read More

adidas Hamburg Trainer Burgundy 30/07/2020
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adidas Hamburg: The Return Of The Coveted City Series Trainer

The adidas Hamburg trainer makes its grand return to 80s Casual Classics in a fresh burgundy colourway for the latest season. To adidas aficionados & 3 stripes collectors there’s just something very special about the coveted City Series. The timing of the original launch of the City Series combined with the growing casual movement at the time was like a match made in heaven. As young casuals who were associated with teams like Man United, Aberdeen & Liverpool were playing across Europe they would bring back never seen before grails... Read More

adidas jeans trainer 25/07/2020
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The adidas Jeans Trainer Returns In Some Classic Colourways

The adidas Jeans trainer drew inspiration from the early SL ranges, a slim line classic 3 stripes style that will never loose its casual appeal. Classic adidas silhouettes like the Jeans don’t come around that often. In fact the adidas Jeans trainer had literally become like gold dust to get hold of prior to its re-release around 5 years ago. Classic 3 stripes styles like the Jeans trainer were literally available in OG form, meaning the only way to get your hands on the shoe was from specialist vintage sportswear... Read More

80s casual classics 11/07/2020
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Celebrate The Good Times: 80s Casual Classics 2005-2020

We take a look back at the last 15 years of 80s Casual Classics from dropping exclusive Diadora’s to supplying sought after Sergio & much more! In many ways the Covid Epidemic has brought us back closer to our customer and had us thinking about our achievements to get our loyal following , who have contributed immensely to releases and various revival success stories. Over the past years 80s Casual Classics has first;y made a name as a “go too” platform for all things retro & classic sportswear from the... Read More

Italia 90 Gazza 08/07/2020
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Italia 90: 30 Years On

Italia 90′ certainly packs a punch when it comes to football nostalgia for England football fans & supporters. Italia 90′ was the first major football tournament of the 1990s, a decade that was arguably one of the most successful for England at international & European level. Italia 90′ also marked the start of a new era in Europe with the rise of rave culture in the late 80s & the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. And although Germany still remained divided by East & West in 1990, a... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Star Track Top Feature 02/07/2020
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Timeless Tacchini Track Tops At 80s CC

Sergio Tacchini’s tennis heritage goes back a lot further than when John McEnroe stepped foot onto centre court, clad exclusively in expensive tennis-wear. Tacchini was also a professional tennis player who competed in the Davis Cup, Wimbledon, the French Open & also the Australian Open throughout the 1960s. Although the Italian born designer never made it to world number one, usually not going further than the 2nd round of most major grand slam’s, Tacchini’s name would somehow change the tennis world forever. Tacchini’s vision was to create tennis apparel that... Read More

adidas Superstar Track Top 27/06/2020
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The adidas Superstar Track Top is Rich In Football Heritage

The adidas Superstar track top first made its mark on the global football stage at the Argentina World Cup in 1978. Sometimes its nice to take a step back & appreciate the past with how fast big global sportswear brands like adidas are constantly evolving. Technology & social media have dramatically changed the way in products are now marketed whereas back in the 1980s football teams had only really just started becoming accustomed to wearing sponsored kits. The fact is no matter how far adidas master their latest BOOST technology... Read More

Fila Terrinda Ice White 25/06/2020
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Cold As Ice: The Fila Terrinda Mk3 Arrives In Classic ‘Ice Man’ White

The prestigious Fila Terrinda Mk3 track top now arrives in an ‘Ice Man’ inspired ice white colourway for the latest season. Like a lot of good things that came out of the 1980s, the mark of a model which was usually abbreviated to ‘Mk’ in the title was a big thing. Take the VW Golf GTi Mk2 for example which originally launched in 1984, a hot hatch which is still regarded as one of the greatest models to come from the sporty Wolfsburg based Autohersteller. Like a lot of classic... Read More

adidas Lacombe tennis trainer 11/06/2020
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The adidas Lacombe Trainer Is An OG Hybrid Tennis Shoe

What do you get when you combine the names Laver & Newcombe? “Lacombe” of course, which in essence is exactly what the adidas Lacombe tennis trainer is. For those out there who don’t know their Superstar’s from their Stan Smith’s, the Lacombe trainer could quite easily be mistaken for an original 3 stripes tennis silhouette from the 1970s. Well in a way it kind of is, but at the same it isn’t. Confused? There’s no need to be. The Lacombe is basically a hybrid design that combines the heritage of... Read More

Bjorn Borg Fila 06/06/2020
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Borgmania: Get The Complete “Ice Man” Look

Does classic sportswear from the 80s really get much better than Bjorn Borg Fila sportswear connection? Dubbed by many as a rock ‘n’ roll star of his era. Bjorn Borg was like the on court equivalent of The Beatles, but instead of guitars and grey suits Borg had a tightly strung tennis racket & wore some of the very finest Italian sportswear known to man. Everything was just super cool about the guy. His ‘Ice Man’ demeanor & cool head that literally never gave anything away to his opponent even... Read More

adidas Continental 80 world famous for quality 04/06/2020
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The adidas Continental 80 Trainer is World Famous For Quality

It’s not really surprising that the adidas Continental trainer originated in the 1980s as an exclusive European release. European trainer culture & US sneaker culture may have somehow merged closer together in more recent years thanks to social media, trainer raffles & modern day hype culture. However, back in the 1980s the trainer landscape was a lot different to what you see around you today. There has always been a certain European style when it comes to footwear & trainers. Whether that’s a pair of Gazelles on the football terraces... Read More

Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew Fila 28/05/2020
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The Legacy Of Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew

Over the last 40 years the hip hop music genre has given us everything from gangster rap to G-funk to grime. Listening to modern day trap artists like Drake, Travis Scott, Post Malone or Lil Yachty can be a stark contrast from the original old skool hip hop sound from the 1980s. It was in the early 80s where the street influenced sounds really started to make headway with pioneering artists like Afrika Bambaata merging together electro and hip hop sounds for the very first time. Afrika Bambaata’s ‘Planet Rock’... Read More

24/05/2020
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Step Into The Sunshine With Ellesse At 80s Casual Classics

The Italian brand add a touch of lime green to a range of staples and classics with Ellesse t-shirts & shorts for the latest season. What do you get when you put the letters L & S together? Ellesse of course, which are the initials of its very own founder, Leonardo Servadio. Founded back in 1959, Servadio looked to offer a completely new angle on sportswear, originally focusing on ski-wear. The designs were vibrant, cool & also functional for the slopes giving Ellesse an edge over traditional ski apparel. Moving... Read More

PUMA Roma 1968 Italy 21/05/2020
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The PUMA Roma 68 Trainer Celebrates European Football Glory

Winning and hosting a major football tournament seems like a good time to release a celebration trainer doesn’t it? Of course it does, and that’s exactly what the PUMA Roma trainer was for Italy. Maybe England should have cashed in on a celebratory trainer after winning the World Cup in 1966 because there hasn’t exactly been much to shout about since for England fans since has there! Who would of made the trainer though? Gola perhaps? Anyway, that’s a question for another day as we’re here to talk about the... Read More

adidas 3 stripes t-shirt 16/05/2020
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3 Stripes 1 Love: Classic Summer Tees & Shorts

The adidas 3 stripes t-shirt is just about as iconic as it gets when it comes to classic adidas sportswear. How did a simple t-shirt design with 3 stripes running down the sleeves become so iconic? Well nostalgia for one. OG adidas training styles like the Beckenbauer tracksuit & the adidas 3 stripes t-shirt were game-changers of their era. These iconic adidas styles were released at a time when sportswear became sportswear and sponsorship really made its way into sport. Just like Admiral had taken the world of British football... Read More

Summer Casual Style 09/05/2020
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Summer Casual Style @80s Casual Classics

With the weather hotting up, we’ve now introduced a selection of summer casual styles to keep you looking on point. Short sleeve casual shirts, shorts & trainers (when combined) just looks the business doesn’t it? Well we certainly think so. A reminder of them roasting hot days abroad on holiday without a care in the world & your main concerns are deciding whether to buy an inflatable doughnut or an inflatable watermelon slice. Perhaps memories of a day sat in your local beer garden with a few cold ones or... Read More

adidas Trimm Trab skyblue 07/05/2020
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“I’ve Got Trimm Trab Like The Flash Boys Have”

The adidas Trimm Trab trainer returns to its spiritual home in an updated sky blue colourway for the latest season. You don’t have to be a die hard trainer fan to appreciate the significance of the Trimm Trab to the casual subculture. It’s pretty clear that the Trimm Trab has earned far more than its “stripes” when it comes to classic adidas footwear. A connection that only a handful of OG adidas styles can truly claim. The adidas Trimm Trab trainer is undeniably one of the most renowned & respected... Read More

1982 England shirt 20/04/2020
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How Admiral Revolutionised The Football Shirt

A new ITV documentary explores the story of Admiral and re-visits classic 3 Lions Admiral styles like the 1982 England shirt. The replica football kit market is now a multi billion £ industry. Go to a football game nowadays and you’ll likely see home & away shirts from the 70s, 80s & 90s associated with golden eras & legendary players. Supporters of all ages are now kitted out in retro football shirts all over the country from the Premiership to Non League clubs. But supporters wearing football shirts wasn’t always... Read More

Reebok Club C 85 19/04/2020
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Reebok Club C 85: The Original Leather Champion

The Reebok Club C 85 trainer was born from of an era of classic leather designs and the 80s fitness revolution. If there is one thing that the majority of classic Reebok trainers from the 1980s have in common is that they were all relatively simple in design. Whilst the likes of Nike, adidas & ASICS were creating running shoes & technology that looked like they had just flown back in a time machine from 2035, Reebok were keeping things simple. The design concept was pretty straight forward, create a... Read More

Adidas firebird stripes 16/04/2020
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Sporty Stripes: Classic Track Tops At 80s CC

Our latest collection of track tops features sporty stripes, exclusive styles & classic track silhouettes like the adidas Firebird. You can talk about “athlesiure” and the modern day sportswear phenomenon but the fact is the track top will always be the king when it comes sportswear. Originally designed for track athletes to wear during breaks, the track top was one of the first ever sportswear styles to also be worn for everyday use. Whether it was keeping athletes warm after 100m hurdle sprints or worn by the casuals with a... Read More

Spike Island Stone Roses 09/04/2020

Spike Island: 30 Years On

The legendary Spike Island concert saw The Stone Roses play to a sell out crowd on the Mersey Estuary back in 1990. This May will mark the 30th anniversary of Spike Island and while a lot has changed over the last 30 years from New Labour to Brexit, there is still something very magical about the iconic Stone Roses concert from 1990. Traditionally rock ‘n’ roll royalty in the UK had played at Knebworth House but the idea for Spike Island was about merging together rave culture with the more... Read More

Lyle & Scott Harrington Jacket 04/04/2020
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The Harrington: A Very British Icon

There are only really a handful of classic outerwear styles that hold the same iconic status that the Harrington Jacket does. The Harrington’s origins can be traced back to places like Manchester & Burnley in the North West back in the 1930s. Before the decline of the cotton industry, the UK was an industrial powerhouse with Manchester famously getting dubbed ‘cottonopolis’ for it’s large scale cotton manufacturing. As the once booming cotton industry started to decline after the first world war, factory mill owners started to look for other ways... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Ghibli 27/03/2020
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Ghiblis, Grand Slams & Groans

John McEnroe famously wore the Sergio Tacchini Ghibli track top when he lifted the prestigious Wimbledon trophy in 1981. Born in Germany and raised in New York, John McEnroe added a roguish element to the world of tennis. Picking up his first tennis racket at the age of 8, McEnroe quickly rose through the ranks of the tennis elite. McEnroe once said “I did a terrible job of composing myself. I was a spoiled brat from Long Island who benefited from the energy of New York.” You could say his... Read More

Fila tiebreaker track top 22/03/2020
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Fila Tiebreaker: The Original White Line Collection

The Fila Tiebreaker was born from the original White Line collection from head designer Pier Luigi Rolando. The 70s & 80s gave birth to some of the most iconic tennis apparel to ever come out of the sport. In fact probably the best ever. Nowadays tennis apparel is much more performance orientated and apart from maybe the odd track top or Lacoste polo shirt, it’s not really something you would team up with a pair of Munchen’s or Malmo’s. So what was so different about the 70s & 80s? Well... Read More

Diadora Borg Elite Premium 18/03/2020
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The Diadora Borg Elite Trainer Returns In Gold To Its Spiritual Home

The Diadora Borg Elite trainer is still considered one of the best tennis trainers of all time. The connection between tennis & trainers goes way back. Every sportswear brand and his dog seems to have had a stab at a tennis trainer at some point. Some didn’t quite get the ‘game, set & match’ point on the court but also failed to really capture the hearts of the non-tennis player. When all said and done there’s probably only really a handful of tennis trainers that did. The Diadora Borg Elite... Read More

Borg BB1 Polo Shirt 13/03/2020
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The Fila BB1 Polo Shirt Returns In Some Fresh New Colourways

Björn Borg wasn’t just one of the greatest ever players to ever grace the courts of Wimbledon, the French Open or the Masters, he was also an original style icon for the racket sport. Boasting a total of 6 French Opens & 5 Wimbledon titles in-between 1974 & 1981, the Swedish tennis legend had it all. A penthouse apartment in Monte Carlo, the latest sports cars and a signature two handed backhand style that would send shivers up the spines of his rivals. When all said and done, it was... Read More

Gabicci Knits 01/03/2020
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Gabicci Knits & Polos: One For The Soul Boys

Gabicci knitwear was a classic soul boy style which crossed over into the original casual scene. Gabicci was originally started back in 1973 by Jack Sofier and Alex Pyser after a visit to the Italian town of Gabicce Mare, located in the picturesque Province of Pesaro and Urbino. The original Gabicci style was smart, and casual at the same time, looking to Italian menswear style for its main inspiration. The iconic G logo captured the hearts of the soul movement of the 1970s with Northern Soul in the North of... Read More

Gola Harrier Trainer 01/03/2020
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The Gola Harrier Returns In Some Fresh New Colourways

The Gola Harrier trainer was one of the very first trainer styles to be worn with jeans in the UK. Although not officially a trainer adopted by the Casuals, it was the Gola Harrier trainer that really started the ‘trainers with jeans’ trend. The trainer trend would revolutionise the world of lifestyle footwear for decades to come, and in the UK it all started with the Harrier. The Harrier’s subculture connection, although still a very casual looking shoe, really comes from the UK’s music scene and football heritage. Originally released... Read More

The Pebble & The Boy 25/02/2020

Coming Soon: The Pebble & The Boy

The Pebble & The Boy follows the scooter journey of John Parker and a load of Mod memorabilia in between. TV & film work has played a vital part in the 80s Casual Classics story ever since we started trading in Terrinda’s and selling Settanta’s on the back of The Business from 2005. We’ve worked with a wide range of films & period dramas such as The Firm from 2009, This Is England ’86 from 2010, The Guvnors from 2014 and the Hooligan Factory also from 2014. We even kitted... Read More

Saucony Shadow 5000 history 21/02/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The Saucony Shadow 5000

The Saucony Shadow 5000 trainer continued the running legacy of the Shadow Original silhouette from the mid 1980s. The history and origins of Saucony might go all the way back to Kutztown, Pennsylvania in 1898 but it was the 1980s when the brand really started to set the pace in the world or running trainers. In fact, four of Saucony’s most memorable silhouettes were born in the 1980s. It was the Jazz trainer that first kicked things off back in 1981 at a time when the running trainer revolution was... Read More

Fila Settanta Borg 19/02/2020
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The Fila Settanta Is The Original Björn Borg Track Top Style

Björn Borg is highly regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Born in 1956, the Swedish tennis legend won a staggering 11 Grand Slam titles between 1974 and 1981. His strength and signature two handed backhand gave the Swede the edge on the court with Borg winning his first French Open title in 1974 at the age of 18. Borg reached the height of his career in the late 1970s and with that came brand endorsements with the likes of Diadora, Pre-Sun sun screen and of... Read More

PUMA Fast Rider 14/02/2020
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PUMA Fast Rider: The Original Jogging Trainer

The PUMA Fast Rider was a game changer in the world of running shoes and featured the famous Federbein studded outsole. When we talk about the legacy of running shoes and trainer designs, it’s always the 1980s that gets a mention. During the 80s the big sportswear brands like adidas, New Balance & PUMA went head to head with who could create the fastest and the comfiest running shoe of them all. adidas gave us legendary running styles like the Oregon, New Balance the 99x Series and PUMA the Rider... Read More

Ben Sherman Check Shirts This Is England 12/02/2020
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This Is England: Ben Sherman Check Shirts

Ben Sherman check shirts have remained a key part of the original skinhead look for the last 50 years. The Skinhead subculture originally started back in the late 60s. The Windrush generation saw black and white working class youths housed in the brutalist housing estates of the major cities like London & Birmingham come together for a mutual love for reggae music. Record labels like Trojan Records pioneered the original Rudeboy sound but the fashion was just as important as the music. Skinhead fashion went totally against the bohemian ‘flower... Read More

adidas Campus collection 08/02/2020
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adidas Campus: A 3 Stripes Icon

There’s only really a handful of classic adidas styles that hold the same 3 stripes status as the adidas Campus does. Just like the Samba, the Gazelle and the Stan Smith before it, the Campus is just one of them easily recognisable adidas trainer styles. Relatively simple in design yet so iconic at the same time. Whereas the Samba and the Gazelle were focused on football training, and the Stan Smith on tennis, the Campus was designed for the basketball court. Originally called the Tournament trainer, the Campus first made... Read More

K-Way Pac A Mac 05/02/2020
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K-Way: The Original Pac A Mac

The K-Way Pac A Mac is a timeless anorak style from the original casual era. The story of K-Way started with a vision from Leon Claude Duhamel. Whilst sat in a Parisian cafe in 1965, soaking up the culture of the romantic European city, it began to rain. Duhamel observed how the Parisians’ mood quickly changed as it began to pour down, soaking their clothes in the process. The light bulb moment struck when Duhamel realised there was clearly a demand for a lightweight and functional waterproof rain jacket and... Read More

Ellesse Track Tops 02/02/2020
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New Exclusive Ellesse Track Top Styles At 80s CC

The Ellesse Caprini & Rimini track tops take us back to an era of Argentinian tennis legends and vibrant 80s sportswear. 80s Casual Classics have played a pivotal role in the revival of the Italian sportswear brand, Ellesse. A brand that really made its mark in the casual sportswear heydays of the 1980s and then also in the 90s retro sportswear revival. After reviving other classic 80s sportswear brands like Fila & Sergio Tacchini, we were approached by Ellesse to bring back archive styles as worn by the likes of... Read More

Trojan Records 29/01/2020
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Rocksteady, Reggae & Rudeboys: The Story Of Trojan Records

Trojan Records have now introduced their very own Trojan clothing label to 80s Casual Classics. 1960s Britain saw mass immigration from Jamaica and the Caribbean. The British government invited these countries to come to work in major cities like London & Birmingham on the public transport and services with the promise of a better life. The reality was far from this. The Windrush generation were housed in social housing areas in the likes of Brixton & Hackney where poverty was rife and general living conditions were poor. Throughout these inner... Read More

Fila Vintage 5 Stripe Track Top Red 26/01/2020
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5 Stripes 1 Love: The Return Of An 80s Sportswear Icon

The legendary 5 Stripe track top from Fila returns in all its 80s casual glory for an exclusive release. There’s numerous classic Fila styles from the casual heydays of the 70s and the 80s. The Settanta, the Terrinda & the Fila 5 Stripe, for example, are some of the most iconic Pier Luigi Rolando designs from this magical era. The Fila White Line gave us the original Björn Borg connection and arguably some of the greatest sportswear to ever set foot out of Italy. The elitist appeal and exclusivity of... Read More

adidas trimm trab glory green 25/01/2020
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The adidas Trimm Trab Gets Treated To A Mexico 86′ Makeover

It was never really anticipated that the Trimm Trab would leave a lasting legacy like it did after its original release in the late 1970s. Like a lot of other things that have happened in the world, sometimes just being in the right place at the right time counts for a lot, and where the Trimm Trab was concerned this was certainly the case. The ‘Trimm’ series had already seen other original 3 stripes fitness styles from adidas like the Trimm Star from 1971. Introduced as part of a nationwide... Read More

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

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

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

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

The Firm 1989 Gary Oldham 11/12/2019

Suits, Sierras & Suburbia: 30 Years Of The Firm (1989)

Alan Clarke’s The Firm from 1989 delved deep into the world of the British football hooligan with hot hatches, tear ups and even Phil Mitchell. The Firm from 1989 was one of the very first films to capture the world of the British hooligan throughout the 1980s. Starring Gary Oldman as Bex, Phil Davis as Yeti and even Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell Eastenders) as Billy. The Firm explores the contrasting worlds of Thatchers’ Britain, football firms and the sinister side of the beautiful game. The film delves into the world... Read More

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28/05/2019

CAFÉ MAMBO IBIZA BRINGS IBIZA CLASSICS TO BEDFORD PARK

Café Mambo: Ibiza’s most iconic sunset bar brings some Balearic magic from the “White Isle” to Bedford Park this summer. Friday 26th July 2019 – Bedford Park – 5pm – 11pm If you’ve partied in Ibiza in the past 25 years chances are you’ve experienced a magical sunset at Café Mambo with a sound track unique to the White Isle! This summer Café Mambo celebrate 25 years in the game with a special UK party to be held in the beautiful victorian Bedford Park. Coming live and direct from Ibiza to... 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

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

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

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 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

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

b-boy fashion 80s casual classics 12/04/2019
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Classic B-Boy Style At 80s Casual Classics

B-Boy fashion started when a group of Bronx breakers realised that tracksuits looked just as good when you were busting out the Jackhammer. In order to talk about B-Boy fashion we must first look at its inception. In the late 70s and early 80s, there was a massive cultural shift in America, and with it a new musical genre was born. Hip-Hop stood up for the marginalised youths in society, rejecting the white elite social order of the time. Hip-Hop began making waves across the US and became a major... 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

Lacoste Polo Shirt 04/04/2019
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The Lacoste Polo Shirt: A Timeless 80s Casual Style

Youth culture movements have always had strong links to certain styles whether it is the way we dress, cut our hair, even walk or talk. Every decade has seen its own subculture emerge, from the Teddy Boys of the 50s, to the mods and rockers of the 60s. But it is 80s sportswear that has stood the test of time, becoming the iconic casual wardrobe staples of today. Brands such as adidas, Fila, and Ellesse all made waves during the casual explosion, however this article is going to take a... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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