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 1973 by Jack Sofier and Alex Pyser who both had a mutual love for Italian designer style, the Gabicci look was all about smart casual polo shirts & knitwear with inspiration from the dons of menswear themselves. The iconic G logo captured the hearts of the Soul music movement of the 1970s with the Northern Soul scene and the Soul Boys in the late 1970s.
Above: The Gabicci Vintage Olivier knitted polo shirt now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
The “Soulful” style was also adapted by the early Casuals, where it merged into the original smart casual look of the late 1970s & early 1980s. The Casuals took a lot of inspiration from the Soul Boys with their unique London look. Gabicci polo shirts, wedge haircuts & Lois Jeans were all a key part of the Soul Boy scene.
Above: The Gabicci Vintage Bale polo shirt in Ice Blue now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
Since the early 1970s the G logo brand has been worn by a wide range of Reggae, Soul & Two-Tone royalty from The Specials to Bob Marley. The British brand has also played a key role in cult British films since the late 90s. Guy Ritchie’s British gangster film from 1998 ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’ highlighted the smart casual look & Nick Love’s The Firm from 2009 saw a full on Gabicci revival with the introduction of their very own vintage line.
Above: The Gabicci Vintage Searle polo shirt in navy now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
The classic Gabicci look is now revived with a collection of Gabicci Vintage knit styles such as the Olivier, the Bale, the Searle & the Gable which now arrive at 80s Casual Classics. Each style features its own unique design like the Olivier knitted polo shirt, for example, which features a diamond pattern print to the front which wouldn’t look out of place on the dancefloor of Canvey Island’s ‘The Goldmine’ back in the late 1970s.
Above: The Gabicci Vintage Gable knitted polo shirt in white/black now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
The Gabicci Bale knitted polo shirt features a striped pattern across the front in a rather cool Ice Blue colourway. The Gabicci Searle polo shirt features horizontal stripes for that ultimate ‘Soulboy’ style and the Gabicci Gable knitted polo shirt features a beehive inspired print across the front. Each classic knit style is completed with the iconic ‘G’ logo to the left chest.