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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

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

Diadora sweatshirt logo 02/02/2019

Fresh New Logo Sweats At 80s Casual Classics

From the classic Diadora sweatshirt to the iconic adidas trefoil logo you’ll love our latest collection of sweatshirts for the season. In more recent years the basic crewneck sweatshirt has become just as popular as the traditional knitted jumper with its athletic heritage going back nearly 100 years. As new trends come and go the sweatshirt has stood the test the time and was first seen on athletes in a traditional grey colourway back in the 1920s. The name came from the sweat absorbing function of the fleece cotton jumper... Read More

lacoste beanie 10/12/2018

Cover Up Your Canister This Winter At 80s Casual Classics

From the legendary Lacoste beanie to an assortment of other iconic brands, you’ll be spoiled for choice this winter with our selection of beanies and hats. Dome, melon, bean, nut and canister are just some of the many slang terms we call our heads across the country. However, regardless of what word you use to describe your ‘brain box’, when it gets a bit colder so does your head, which is why a good hat will keep your mind at ease and warm when the mercury drops. With winter now... Read More

adidas trefoil sweatshirt 28/11/2018

Casual Loungewear At 80s Casual Classics

From the adidas Trefoil sweatshirt to Marshall Artist garment dyed hoodies, you’ll love our selection of casual lounging gear for the latest season. Casual lounging can be anything from popping to the local supermarket, getting your haircut, meeting up with mates or simply just chilling out at home and binging on the latest Netflix box set. As the lines between casual attire and athletic apparel have merged together even greater in recent years, some fashionistas may call it ‘sports lux’, but the truth is, it’s an 80s casual thing. Wearing... Read More

xmas gift guide 22/11/2018

One For The Dressers – 80s Casual Classics Xmas Gift Ideas

If we could send out our own Santa to deliver gifts for our customers for Xmas he’d probably be wearing some form of 3 stripes or classic Italian sportswear. Sadly we don’t have our own Santa (maybe we’ll get one next year?!), however we do have the gifts and a Xmas gift guide to go with it. Santa’s North Pole operation is now in full swing, which for the Dressers of the world generally means they are dreaming about what latest casual goodies and gifts await for them under the... Read More

Patagonia Down Jacket 18/10/2018

Get Down On It – Winter Down Jackets At 80s Casual Classics

From the Hi Loft Patagonia Down Jacket in ripstop to other iconic outerwear brands, our selection of winter down jackets will certainly keep you warm in the cold. Down Jackets are just about as warm as you can physically get when it comes to the outerwear world. The very best in apparel insulation and innovation, down jackets have been keeping avid explorers and adventurers warm for decades. Trapping air to the body with the use of real duck down feathers or synthetic insulation made from polyester fibers, the concept is... Read More

Ellesse Terrazzo jacket 30/08/2018

Get That Retro 90s Look With Our Colourful Selection Of Ellesse & Fila Jackets

Our latest selection of outerwear includes the likes of the Ellesse Terrazzo and the Fila 1911 jacket, packed full of 90s retro style and a great addition to any sportswear fanatics wardrobes. The early 90s gave birth to a certain style of sportswear aesthetic that would go down in history. As rave culture started to gain momentum across the UK and Europe, apparel also started to change with sportswear being the look of choice, just like the original casuals had adapted 10 years earlier, only bolder and even more in... Read More

Old Skool Cagoules K-way 15/08/2018

Time To Get Rain Ready With Our Selection Of Old Skool Cagoules

The summer festival season isn’t quite over just yet which is why you’ll love our selection of old skool cagoules. Picture this for a moment. You’ve been waiting all year for this and you’ve managed to get a good spot in the crowd, the drinks are flowing and the warm up act has just finished their set. You stand and wait as the artist you paid to come here to see gets ready to drop one of your all time favourite tracks and then from out of nowhere…its starts hammering... Read More

Holiday Essentials 23/07/2018
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Holiday Essentials This Summer At 80s Casual Classics

The World Cup might be over for another 4 years but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy the summer season with our massive selection of holiday essentials. This one goes out to all the lads holidays, the Ibiza weekenders, the summer road trippers, the island hoppers and the all inclusive pool side loungers. Whatever your plans are for the summer season our huge selection of holiday essentials have got you covered with everything from classic 80s court swagger to 90s Brit Pop nostalgia. Whether you’re romancing in Rome, partying in... Read More

Casual Summer Caps Lacoste 14/07/2018

Casual Summer Caps At 80s Casual Classics

The sun is shining which means its time to check out our massive range of casual summer caps. The classic cap has become a bit of a casual staple over the last 30 or so years, favoured by some casuals for its CCTV ‘face shielding’ qualities the trusty headpiece is also a great accompaniment to any outfit. Born out of the Brooklyn baseball scene over 100 years ago, the classic cap or baseball cap is once again one of the most in demand casual accessories for the summer. So whether... Read More

old skool track tops 23/06/2018

Go Back To The Old Skool With Our Selection Of Classic Track Tops

From centre court crowds to football fan nostalgia, our selection of old skool track tops will certainly keep you on point. When it comes to classic sportswear, the track top is arguably the daddy of them all. At 80s Casual Classics the trusty track top has been part and parcel of our DNA from the very beginning, from bringing back classic 80s styles alongside re-working archive silhouettes with new exclusive colourways. Over the years our website has become the ‘go to’ place for a wide variety of signature styles from... Read More

ibiza style bora bora 07/06/2018

Bora Bora, Balearic Tunes & Björn Borg Shorts – Ibiza Style At 80s Casual Classics

We’re getting geared up for some summer vibes with our Ibiza style outfit selections featuring everything from classic Fila tennis gear to archive adidas trainers. Ibiza, or the ‘White Isle’ as it called by some, became the epicenter of electronic dance music following the rise of acid house culture during the late 80s and early 90s. The sun drenched Spanish island became the holiday home of house music & techno with some of the greatest DJ’s that have ever lived to have graced its clubs, bars and terraces. From the... Read More

Lacoste Polo shirts 16/05/2018

Summer Sun – Ultimate Polo Shirts At 80s Casual Classics

We’ve got everything from classic Lacoste polo shirts to bold Ellesse stripes in our massive selection of summer polo shirts. If you can remember buying one of your first ever Lacose polo shirts, you will surely remember getting blown away by the sheer volumes of colours, hues and tones on offer. A simple style with what seemed like unlimited available colourways has become an all time casual favourite, not to mention the original and first of its kind thanks to René Lacoste’s design inspiration. Originally known as a tennis shirt, the... Read More

24/04/2018

Go Mad For It With Our Massive Selection Of Bucket Hats

We’ve got bucket hats a plenty from the classic Aquascutum Club Check bucket hat to some of the most iconic headwear pieces available at 80s Casual Classics. The good old bucket hat, its been about longer than anyone can care to remember yet always makes a massive impact over the warmer months of the year. The mods were one of the first youth subculture’s to make the bucket hat cool, from what had been traditionally worn by farmers and fisherman for protection against the sun. Then the likes of John... Read More

adidas beckenbauer track top 04/04/2018
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Trainer & Tracktop Combos The 80s Casual Classics Way

We’ve paired up some iconic Sergio Tacchini, Fila, Ellesse & adidas Beckenbauer track tops with our selection of classic trainers. As many classic sportswear collectors will tell you, getting the trainer/tracktop combo right takes a lot of thought. You’re not going to pair up some bright red trainers with a green track top are you? Paying care and attention to colourways and matching styles is as important to us dressers as anything else. So whether you’re pairing up Japanese exclusive 3 stripes with legendary adidas Beckenbauer track tops, or Borg... Read More

Fila Swim Shorts Dyer 07/03/2018

Get Your Swagger On With Our Great Selection Of Tennis Shorts & Swim Shorts

We’ve got everything from Fila swim shorts to retro Ellesse tennis shorts, good to go and ready for some poolside swagger. The cold weather has just hit us hard here in the UK, which means its probably about time to get away and get some sunshine. Whether its the Costa Del Sol or Ibiza you’re jet setting to over the next couple of months, you’re probably going to need something to swagger about in whilst you’re out there. What better than a classic pair of shorts for some chilled out... Read More

Ellesse Mont II Jacket Camo 07/02/2018

The Ellesse Mont II Jacket Is A Necessity For Any Après-Ski Activity

For February 2018 we are introducing some new colourways and styles of the classic Ellesse Mont II Jacket. It would be fair to say the Ellesse Mont II Jacket has become one of our favourite outerwear pieces and signature styles at 80s Casual Classics. As well as being known for kitting out some of the greatest tennis icons on the courts, Ellesse have always had a close connection with the ski slopes with bold and colourful winter ski apparel. Ellesse collectors will know doubt have seen some of the ‘in... Read More

Xmas gift ideas 21/11/2017
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An 80s Casual Classics Xmas Of Dreams

We’ve put together some great Xmas gift ideas at 80s Casual Classics from crocodile boxer shorts to classic 3 stripes. The holiday season comes around pretty quick each year so its better to be one step ahead than battling the bustle on Xmas Eve. If you are reading this and looking for ideas for yourself or that special someone, forgot the socks and deodorant gift set and take note. Our branded Xmas gift ideas selection highlights some of the latest trainers, track tops, sportswear, accessories and winter warmers which will make... 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

ellesse video 25/10/2017
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Neil Primett Talks About Ellesse And Our Latest Styles At 80s Casual Classics

In our series of videos, 80s Casual Classics founder, Neil Primett, takes a look at some of our latest Ellesse styles and where the whole story really started. Before the whole Ellesse resurgence came about as we know it today the brand had been laying low since the late 90’s. Obviously it was huge with the whole casual movement of the late 70’s and early 80’s and then made its comeback again in the 90’s when sportswear made a big impact. After we took care of the wardrobe for 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

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