Keep It Lightweight With These Latest Windbreakers From Lyle & Scott
These latest lightweight windbreakers from Lyle & Scott will take you back to the Casual heydays of the early 80s when classic cagoules ruled the terraces.
If there was a specific type of jacket that you could call “uniform” of the original Casuals it was arguably the cagoule, or windbreaker as it also known. Before the military influences of outerwear on the Casual scene in the late 80s & early 90s, outerwear in the late 70s & early 80s was all about ski jackets & lightweight windbreakers. The sporty & colourful aesthetic of the jackets matched the vibrant Italian sportswear with brands’ like Lacoste & Patrick championing the original Casual cagoule style. It wasn’t just about how the jackets looked either, football fans in places like Aberdeen & Liverpool also needed protection from the rain on the terraces. The cagoule was the answer. Not only did it stop you getting piss wet through on a Saturday afternoon, it also had a certain Casual charm about it. Worn with jeans and a pair of rare adidas trainers it optimised the whole sporty look of the original Casuals. These latest lightweight windbreakers from Lyle & Scott will take you back to them rainy away days back in the 1980s when cagoules ruled the terraces.
Above: The Lyle & Scott Lightweight Windbreaker in blue now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
Although not traditionally a brand associated with the original cagoules of the 1980s, Lyle & Scott has a strong connection with the Casual subculture. Going back to the late 70s & the early 80s for Lyle & Scott it was all about colourful V-neck knits & argyle prints. Scottish knitwear for the elitist golf club’s soon became associated with Gazelles & wedge haircuts, a far cry from the birdies & the bogeys. The Golden Eagle became like a badge of honour to the young Casuals, with its hefty price tag and vibrant colourways it was obviously going to have appeal for the young Casuals looking to “one up” each other. If you had to name a handful of brands from the original Casual scene, Lyle & Scott would most certainly be on there.
Above: The Lyle & Scott Lightweight Windbreaker in rose now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
Since the revival of the Golden Eagle back in the late noughties, the Scottish heritage brand saw a huge resurgence thanks to celebrity endorsement from the likes of The Arctic Monkey’s, Example & Pete Doherty to name a few as well as appearing on Channel 4’s comedy drama Skins. Even Christiano Ronaldo was spotted sporting the iconic Golden Eagle. The last 15 years has seen the traditional knitwear brand grow into an all singing & dancing contemporary heritage label with everything from classic windbreakers to classic polo shirts.
Above: The Lyle & Scott Lightweight Windbreaker in dark navy now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
For the latest season Lyle & Scott have now introduced their latest lightweight take on the classic windbreaker. Available in a selection of colourways such as rose pink, light blue & dark navy, the classic windbreaker style features a lightweight polyester fabric, great for the sudden downpours, as well as a peaked hood for extra protection from the elements. Other highlights include the iconic Golden Eagle to the left chest as well as elasticated cuffs & two side zip pockets. Shop the latest outerwear arrivals from Lyle & Scott at 80s Casual Classics now via the links.