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80’s CC Nostalgia

Hanna Tom Hollander 29/12/2017

80s Casual Classics At The Movies: Hanna

We were also asked to supply the wardrobe for Tom Hollander’s character for the film Hanna released in 2011. Hanna brings everything from action, adventure and a fairy tale all under one roof. Directed by Joe Right and released in 2011 the film follows the story of a teenage girl, Hanna (Saoirse Ronan), who has been raised in the wilderness in Finland by her ex CIA father. Trained to be the perfect assassin by her father, Hanna is raised as a soldier from hand to hand combat, physical and weapons... Read More

this is England '86 28/12/2017

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

This Is England ’86 saw the introduction of the casual gang and we were asked to supply the wardrobe. With it being the holiday season we wanted to showcase some of the films and TV shows we have worked alongside at 80s Casual Classics. Following on from Shane Meadows’ critically acclaimed film ‘This Is England’ released in 2006, This Is England ’86 brought back the original skinhead gang of Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), Woody (Joe Gilgun), Lol (Vicky McClure), Milky (Andrew Shim), Gadget (Andrew Ellis), Smell (Rosamund Hanson) and Combo (Stephen Graham).... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Orion Tracktop 22/12/2017
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The Iconic Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top At The Movies

From Breaking Bad to The Firm, the Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top has seen its fair share of big screen action. There are certain Tacchini styles that have brought with them an era of tennis nostalgia and off the court swagger that just simply can’t be replicated. Celebrated track tops like the Masters, the Ghibli and of course the Orion have become some of the most desirable releases to come from the Italian sportswear label. The connection off the court has been just as strong to the ‘match point’ action... Read More

casual icons 15/12/2017
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The 80s Casual Classics Icons T-Shirt Celebrates An Era Of Legends & Sportswear

Our own line of graphic T-shirts look to the golden era of 80s tennis legends and casual icons with Björn Borg, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. We may have seen the on court skills from the likes of Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal in recent years but the centre court legends of the 80s will almost certainly never be forgotten. No matter how far the modern game evolves its always the nostalgia of the 80s that we seem to go back to, looking to an era of playboys and casual... Read More

adidas Samba trainer 06/12/2017
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Its An 80s Casual Classics Samba Thing…

The adidas Samba has been a big hit on the ever growing trainer world pretty much since it was first released. 3 stripes connoisseurs of the world may know which exact year a certain City Series style came out from the early 80s, however even someone with a minimal trainer knowledge has heard of the Samba. Some people may argue its a popular type of Brazilian dancing however South American culture aside, the Samba is arguably one of the most well known and most celebrated 3 stripes styles of all... Read More

PUMA Savannah Jacket 27/11/2017
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Its An 80 Casual Classics B-Boy Thing…

80s B-Boy culture was all about street dancing, old skool hip hop and being kitted out head to toe in PUMA. You may have seen the original B-Boy’s of the late 70’s and early 80’s, spinning around on their heads alongside an old skool ghetto blaster pumping out catchy electronic beats from the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. The original B-Boy culture coming out neighbourhoods such as the Bronx and Brooklyn of New York City was as influential to 80s youth culture as punk and the casual movement... Read More

adidas Los Angeles trainer 13/11/2017
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“At Last! The Shoe That Fits More Than Your Foot”

The adidas Los Angeles trainer revolutionized the world of running and quickly became an all time 3 stripes classic and collectable. The adidas Los Angeles trainer made its debut in 1984 in celebration of the 1984 Olympics. The adidas trainer was one of the first of its kind in the world of athletic footwear earning its ‘stripes’ on the tracks as well as the terraces with the original casual movement and sportswear fanatics of the 80’s. The trainer revolutionized sole technology with its shock absorption system utilising 3 rods, although... Read More

Ellesse Rimini Track Top 06/11/2017
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We’ve Got A Selection Of Exclusive Ellesse Rimini & Roma Track Tops At 80s CC

In November 2010 we were approached by Ellesse to re-launch Ellesse Heritage back into the UK market. After the success of Nick Love’s film ‘The Firm’ in 2009 which showcased classic Ellesse styles from the 1980s, and of course 80s Casual Classics supplying the wardrobe, the rebirth of the Ellesse brand was born. After playing a significant role in reviving other signature 80s sportswear brands such as Fila and Sergio Tacchini, we were approached by Ellesse to exclusively re-launch Ellesse Heritage back into the UK market. In November 2010 we took... Read More

Nick Love The Firm 11/10/2017
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Nick Love Talks About The Firm

British film director, Nick Love, talks about the inspirations and ideas behind his remake of The Firm. Nick Love has become some what of a British cult movie icon since he first released ‘Goodbye Charlie Bright’ in 2001. The film told a tale of the real nitty gritty London, like it was, with no fancy bows, and the story of youths doing what they needed to do to survive the urban jungle. Then Nick gave us what is quite possibly one of the best hooligan films of all time ‘The... Read More

yeti burberry mac 28/09/2017
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The Mac: A Smart Casual Staple Come Rain Or Shine

First adopted in the 80’s, the Mac made an ever lasting impression on the smarter dresser and early casuals. A true sign you had a bit of coin, the mac was originally adopted by the early casuals of the early 80’s putting a different spin on the ‘yuppie’ look of the era. From Manhattan to the City of London the mac had become big news for big players from stockbrokers to city bankers to film stars. Originally worn over a suit, the early casuals adopted the ‘cash’ look and put... Read More

lyle & Scott casuals 26/09/2017
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Lyle & Scott: Quality Knitwear Worn By The Original 80s Casuals

The mods had their Laurel Wreaths and the casuals had their Golden Eagles. If any brand sits at home on 80s Casual Classics as the ultimate UK casuals/dressers brand it’s Lyle and Scott with the signature Golden Eagle. Lyle & Scott stands for quality and class and for many the brand of the Peacock Dresser. During the late 70’s and early 80’s, as casuals were starting to adopt their look, the V-Neck was a constant sight with dressers across terraces, clubs and streets in both lively colours and design. Whether... Read More

Borg Vs McEnroe 14/09/2017

Borg vs McEnroe: The Story of Two Tennis Legends

Ahead of the release of one of the most talked about tennis films, we take a look at the clothes, the nostalgia and one of the biggest rivalries in the world of tennis. The story of some of the greatest tennis players that ever lived took place at a pinnacle era from the late 70’s to the early 80’s, with casual sportswear taking its grip across the nation. As football firms and the early casuals were adopting the style, it was the courts where it really kicked off with the... Read More

80s casual classics 12/09/2017
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An Introduction Into 80s Casual Classics With Neil Primett

This video from 2011 explores the story of 80s Casual Classics and where it all began. After getting our hands on some deadstock trainers from a retailer closing down in Bedford and working with the burgeoning Britpop music scene, the 80s Casual Classics story really started. A personal crusade for founder Neil Primett who had personally aspired to wearing such known affluent sport brands in his teenage years. After The Business film was released to considerable attention and 80s Casual Classics were highlighted as a key wardrobe stockists in the... Read More

retro tracktops 05/09/2017
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Retro Tracktops: 80s Casual Classics Have Got Your Back

When it comes to classic retro tracktops, lets just say we know a thing or two! Classic retro styles are part of our DNA at 80s Casual Classics, it runs through our veins and it is something we take a lot of pride in. We have been sourcing some of the most sought after collectable retro tracktops for over a decade from some of the finest sportswear labels. Whilst constantly offering classics styles from the likes of Fila, Sergio Tacchini and Ellesse we are also on the ball with updated... Read More

adidas california t-shirt 01/09/2017
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The Legacy Of The adidas California T-Shirt Lives On

Simple styles like the adidas California T-shirt have been about for decades bringing with it a whole legacy of 3 stripes nostalgia. There aren’t many brands that can claim to have lived through different era’s, different styles of music and different subcultures. Not to mention a simple t-shirt. Originally released in the late 70’s when sportswear was sweeping the nation and punk had become mainstream the classic adidas style became an instant hit. Still a popular style in the 80’s the California really made its mark during the Britpop heydays... Read More

casuals documentary 24/08/2017

The Casuals: The Story of the Legendary Terrace Fashion

80’s CC’s very own, Neil Primett, stars in the casuals documentary exploring the British subculture and terrace trends. The casual movement really started in the late 70’s when football clubs such as Liverpool were experiencing European glory. On their European travels ‘firms’ of young lads would bring back new and unseen continental labels like Lacoste, Fila, Sergio Tacchini and other sportswear labels. These designer sportswear labels were to become some of the most talked about terrace brands for decades to come.  The police were still looking for the Dr Martens type... Read More

Ellesse Mont Jacket 22/08/2017
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Everything You Need To Know About The Ellesse Mont Jacket

The Ellesse Mont Jacket is a true 80’s Casual Classic and has now been treated to another update for 2017. It would be fair to say that Ellesse made some screamers of ski jackets back in the 80’s. Louder than Duran Duran fans and more in your face than Tom Selleck’s shirts in Magnum PI. Traditionally we always think of Ellesse on the tennis courts but their ski heritage is just as big with a vast archive of ski apparel and classics at their disposal. From the Alps to Alta... Read More

Neil Primett 80s casual classics 11/08/2017
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Neil Primett of 80s Casual Classics Talks To Sapeur One Step Beyond

Our very own founder, Neil Primett, talks about the inspirations of modern classics, the 80’s and where it all began. Neil Primett catches up with Sapeur One Step Beyond, a casual menswear blog from Germany. The story of how Neil created a whole world of 80s Casual Classics lovers, admirers and followers is a real retail success story. Neil has classic sportswear running through his veins and has even revived some of the brands to the success they have received from the mid noughties onward.   From eBay to your... Read More

reebok classic club c 85 05/08/2017
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The Reebok Classic Club C 85 Is A True 80’s Casual Classic

During the 1980’s Reebok introduced a range of athletic inspired trainers that would go down in sneaker history. As the fitness revolution took its hold on the everyday consumer in the 80’s, the likes of Reebok were at the top of their game. As people took to fitness equipment trying to try to look like the guys in the ads Reebok introduced a range of trainers for the gyms, courts and tracks. The 80’s saw the first generation of commercial gyms opening up around the world with people wanting to... Read More

franz beckenbauer adidas tracksuit 01/08/2017
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Franz Beckenbauer: Football Legend & adidas Tracksuit Icon

As far as classic 3 stripes goes, the Beckenbauer adidas tracksuit is one of the most iconic pieces of sportswear ever made. When it comes adidas nostalgia, we always seem to go back to the 1970’s or 80’s. An era of the first revolution of sportswear as we know it today, where athletic apparel became cool to wear off the courts and pitches. The connection between sports and adidas is closer than most, with vast amounts of signature pieces and releases coming from the beautiful game. Rewind back to the early... Read More