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, kick starting iconic re-issues and archive styles from Fila, Sergio Tacchini, Diadora and later Ellesse. Danny Dyer plays Frankie (pictured below), a small time hood from London who escapes to southern Spain in the 1980s. He quickly falls in with nightclub owner Charlie (Tamer Hassan) known as ‘The Playboy’. Throughout the film Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan portray a lifestyle where 80s Italian sports brands were part and parcel of a glamorous lifestyle.
Above: The revival of casual 80s sportswear with Danny Dyer from The Business in 2005.
Neil Primett of 80s Casual Classics aka ‘The Retro King’ worked on several films including Nick Loves The Firm from 2009 and influenced many retro brand revivals fuelled by Danny Dyer and The Business. The look has always attracted attention from social media shares with TV social celeb, Jack Fincham, also endorsing that original 80s sportswear look to those heading to party destinations this summer.
Above: The original Dyer look. Jack Fincham wearing the Fila Vilas ‘The Business’ track top.
Above: The Fila Vilas ‘The Business’ track top now available from 80s Casual Classics.
“It was obvious Nick Love got Danny Dyer into character and he pulled off the look and swagger. Jack has always had the association with his known passions for the film and 80s style. To us Jack is typical of many who took influence from The Business wearing iconic film styles and he undoubtedly wears it well.”
“With Jack on the Full Monty and working out down the local boxing gym he hit a decent shape to bust the 80s style. Like buyers on 80s Casual Classics he has created a strong look of his own with many ‘The Business’ inspired styles that revitalised the 80s passion that was revived from Dyers character. Jack nailed a look and championed his own collection of fresh limited edition styles that give the 80s Business look an even greater spin, collecting rare limited edition collector styles selling out fast like the 2019 Fila Terrinda in pink, a re-working of Tamer Hassan’s navy original.”
“If centre court tennis styles in the 80s were mainly polo shirt designs, Jack Fincham highlights how today 80s designs can be worn in fresh ways with shorts in todays popular styles. Whilst heading off on my 50th celebrations this week I’m doing battle with my kids who thinks Jack owns the look despite my 3 gym visits a week. Talking about my generation, there is enough evidence that 50 year olds can still bust the looks!”
Neil Primett, 80s Casual Classics
Above: Jack Fincham wearing the Fila Terrinda track top as featured in The Business.
Many of today’s casual dressers grew up on being fans of The Business; the look, the music, the one liners and the escalating bromance of Frankie and Charlie. However if you look back in time it was Wham’s George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley that first glamorised Italian sportswear brands such as Fila, Sergio Tacchini and Diadora with the centre court and the poolside holiday party ‘Club Tropicana’ scene at the time. 80s Casual Classics owner Neil Primett goes on to say; “whilst supposedly young men were not supposed to be fans of Wham, it soon became the theme tune of 80s holidays, the haircut choice, the sunbed poser trendy look where you were simply either Andy or George with bright colours and very short shorts. Is that not full circle in 2019? I personally see the Wham look as what’s being emulated by Jack and many more lads in retro short shorts and colourful retro styles. If you can pull off the look, why not?”
Above: Jack Fincham sporting that classic Sergio Tacchini style, as supplied by 80s Casual Classics.
Above: The Sergio Tacchini Time shorts now available at 80s Casual Classics.
Above: The Sergio Tacchini Masters t-shirt in an assortment of fresh colourways now available from 80s Casual Classics.
Jack Fincham first tapped us up in search of purchasing the rare and highly sought after Fila Terrinda, acquiring all limited edition collector releases with 80s Casual Classics own Pro badge and subsequent releases. With a new revival of retro sportswear for the Ibiza holiday season, 80s Casual Classics will be releasing fresh Fila Terrinda colourways over the coming months with the next release the first ever true sky blue version. Watch this space and be sure to keep posted at 80scasualclassics.co.uk.