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Sergio Tacchini

27/11/2019
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Best Sellers: £5 Goes To Mind With Every Purchase

Mental health is a growing problem in modern society which is why we are donating £5 from every purchase to Mind. What better way to raise awareness of mental health issues than spoiling yourself with some of our best selling retro sportswear and trainers. This week we are running a very special campaign in aid of the Mental Health charity, Mind, and will be donating £5 from every purchase of our best sellers. Mental health is nothing anyone should be afraid to talk about or seek advice on, with charities... Read More

Britpop fashion Liam Gallagher Oasis 15/11/2019
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Britpop Fashion: The Revival Of Retro Sportswear

The birth of Britpop saw two brothers from Burnage, Blur, Bjorn Borg tennis tops & the revival of retro sportswear from the 80s. Fashion changed a lot from the late 80s to the mid 90s. Acid House had given birth to the Madchester look with baggy jeans from brands like Joe Bloggs, smiley face t-shirts and the introduction of outdoors brands like Berghaus to rave revellers and pill poppers. One the other side of the Atlantic, Seattle grunge gave us the thrift shop look with holey cardigans, scruffy jeans, Converse... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Ghibli track top 25/08/2019
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The Sergio Tacchini Ghibli & Masters Are Both Treated To A Tonal Update

Two classic Tacchini tennis styles from the masterful McEnroe era are treated to some updated colourways for the latest season. The original track top styles worn by John McEnroe throughout the 80s put Sergio Tacchini on the sportswear map like never before. McEnroe played by his own rules and showed the tennis elite that a rebellious streak could go a long way for the traditional gentleman’s sport. Whereas Borg had already won numerous Grand Slam titles, McEnroe had something to prove and he did just that. Cited by some as... Read More

The Firm Ellesse Rimini Sergio Orion BEX 19/07/2019
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10 Years On: Original Tracktop Styles From The Firm

The cult British film that brought us amusing cockney slang like “Dry Lunch” as well as introducing more Italian sportswear to the big screen than ever before. The Firm (2009) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and yes, we also helped Nick Love out with the wardrobe for the film and what an experience that was! The film allowed us to delve deep into the archives of classic casual 80s brands like Fila, Sergio Tacchini and Ellesse, whilst also introducing exclusive styles and colourways to our globally respected store. Original... Read More

Retro Track Tops trainer combos 02/07/2019
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Track Tops & Trainer Combos The 80s Casual Classics Way

You’ll love our latest collection of retro track tops and trainer combos to feed your addiction of all things 80s, classic & sportswear. You can never really underestimate the importance of matching the colourways of your retro track tops with your trainers. For a kick off it’s what us dressers do best and secondly it just completes any casual sportswear outfit. Mixing up and matching classic 3 stripes trainers with retro track tops, it’s just how we roll. When it comes to the sheer volumes and variety of retro track... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Young Line Polo Shirt McEnroe 1981 21/06/2019
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You Cannot Be Serious: Masters, McEnroe & Centre Court Meltdowns

The Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt was famously worn by John McEnroe during his centre court meltdown in 1981. The phrase “You Cannot Be Serious” is something John McEnroe will always be remembered for. The American tennis legend is still regarded as one of the greatest ever players of all time with 7 grand slam titles in total throughout his highly profiled sporting career. His fierce rivalry with Björn Borg and of course his famous centre court meltdown at Wimbledon in 1981 against Tom Gullikson as the umpire calls his... Read More

Fila Terrinda Tennis Retro 09/06/2019
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New Balls Please: Retro Tennis Style At 80s Casual Classics

Get retro ready for the tennis season with classic 80s styles like the Fila Terrinda track top and adidas AR trainers. The summer tennis season has officially started! With the warm up to Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), now into the final stages, and the prestigious London tournament on the horizon, you just simply can’t beat this time of year. With the modern game and latest tennis uniforms reminding us of the original 80s sportswear era with crocodile advertising banners, Fila logos and updated 3 stripes tennis trainers. The game... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt McEnroe 08/06/2019
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Polo Shirts, Tennis Nostalgia & Classic 80s Casual Style

The Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt is just one of the many classic 80s polo shirt designs we have available. An iconic 80s sportswear style, the polo shirt goes way back before colour TVs, sportswear endorsements and the latest trainer tech. The polo shirt was one of the very first sportswear silhouettes designed specifically for performance and would later lead to legendary styles like the Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt as famously worn by John McEnroe. Introduced into the sport by the French tennis player René Lacoste, who... Read More

Holiday Essentials Fila Vilas 22/05/2019
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The Ultimate Holiday Essentials At 80s Casual Classics

We’ve gone holiday essentials mad with classic retro pieces like the Fila Vilas track top and the adidas Continental trainers. Destination? Check. Tickets? Check. Passport? Check. Wallet? Check. Money? Check. Some of the best retro sportswear, trainers and accessories on the entire planet? Not sure?? Then look no further than 80s Casual Classics this summer with our ultimate holiday essentials. The holiday season has officially started which means it’s probably a good time to start looking to update your holiday wardrobe. After all, no serious dresser wants to go away... Read More

Ibiza Lacoste Sliders 08/05/2019
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Ibiza Holiday Vibes: Sliders, Shorts & Summer Tees

From Lacoste sliders to classic Tacchini McEnroe inspired tees, you’ll love our selection of summer sliders, shorts and tees. The Ibiza season has now officially started with opening parties and all night DJ sets kicking off all over ‘The White Island’ for 2019. From the original Balearic sounds of the late 80s to mid 90s trance to modern day minimal techno sounds the Spanish island has become the summer hot spot for dance music lovers and ravers all over the world. It’s hard to believe it was 30 years ago... Read More

Fila tennis shorts Danny Dyer 03/05/2019
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The Business Holiday Vibes: Classic 80s Tennis Shorts

Get geared up for the holiday season with the ultimate Danny Dyer style and some classic Fila tennis shorts. The famous quote from Frankie (Danny Dyer) from the Business, “Better to be someone for a day than no one for a lifetime”, is just as about inspiring as it gets when it comes to motivational quotes and sums up the cult classic from 2005 in a nutshell. Forget Einstein, Freud, Luther King and Steve Jobs, all you really need is a cockney gangster’s mindset on the run on the Costa... Read More

Casual Culture History & Terrace Subculture 30/04/2019

Casual Culture History & Terrace Subculture

We take a trip down memory lane and look into the British casual culture history & subculture of the ‘naughty’ side of football. It is said (by some) that the casual subculture began in the late seventies when a group of Liverpool fans were stampeding their way across the continent in the European Cup with European glory in their blood, and the desire for high end designer clothing. Hundreds of lads returned from the away trips with new and unknown Italian & French designer sportswear brands such as Sergio Tacchini,... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Masters Track Top Young Line 28/04/2019
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Classic Track Tops, Tees & Matching Polo Styles At 80s Casual Classics

For this latest season we’ve introduced an exclusive selection of matching track tops, tees and polo styles such as the Sergio Tachhini Masters & Young Line styles. As classic 80s track top styles go, the Sergio Tacchini Masters, the Fila Settanta Mk1 and the Ellesse Rimini need no hype or over the top sales pitch as an introduction. Still some of the most celebrated and respected styles from the 3 Italian sportswear brands (and probably always will be) were originally introduced in the pinnacle casual era of the 80s. A... Read More

retro casual britpop style sergio tacchini 17/04/2019
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Cool Britannia: When The 90s Went Retro Casual

Britpop style was a unique look born in the 90s that took influences from the skinheads, the mods, the casuals and the Madchester baggies. The early 90s rave scene was starting to fizzle out due to ecstasy deaths and a growing police presence. Seattle Grunge was starting to make everyone feel depressed and there was a sense of something new in the air and that something big was about to happen. The 60’s had seen the UK export one of its biggest musical assets yet, The Beatles, and with that... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Masters 05/04/2019
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Neil Primett Talks About The Latest Sergio Tacchini Collection

In this latest video from 80s Casual Classics, Neil Primett highlights some key styles of the season such as the Sergio Tacchini Masters track top. When it comes to classic Italian sportswear from the 80s it doesn’t really get much better or more nostalgic than Sergio Tacchini. With various styles worn by tennis legends such as John McEnroe, Tacchini really made a name for itself in the original casual era for its sportswear designs and sought after ‘Made in Italy’ label. We have now introduced some classic Tacchini designs such as... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top Bex The Firm 21/03/2019
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The Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top Is Back At Its Spiritual Home

The legendary Sergio Tacchini Orion track top now makes its return in classic Bex and Dom colourways to 80s Casual Classics. Just like for example the Fila Settanta Mk1, the Sergio Tacchini Orion track top has become a key part of our business and a signature casual style at 80s Casual Classics over the years. An original archive silhouette from the legendary Italian tennis brand, the Orion was made famous in the early 80s at the height of the American tennis legend, John McEnroe’s career, when he wore numerous Tacchini... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Track Top John McEnroe 03/10/2018
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Classic Sergio Tacchini Track Top Styles As Worn By The Tennis Legend Himself

John McEnroe was one of the greatest tennis players that ever lived, he also introduced Sergio Tacchini to a new generation of casual sportswear lovers. Even those who don’t queue up for 5 hours to get a seat on ‘Murray mound’ during Wimbledon have heard of John McEnroe. Kind of like the Roy Keane of the tennis world, McEnroe was known for his famous outbursts and temper with the phrase “You cannot be serious” from Wimbledon 1981 and more umpire onslaughts at the Stockholm Open in 1984 even calling the... Read More

Neil Primett 80s Casual Classics 20/09/2018
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Neil Primett Answers Questions From 80s CC Customers

As part of our ongoing video series with 80s CC founder, Neil Primett, we asked our customers to send in some of their own questions. Last year we ran a competition to give our ever growing followers the chance to put their own questions to our very own founder, Neil Primett. As part of our ongoing series, this particular video gave our very own customers an insight into the world of 80s Casual Classics with a selection of hand picked questions answered by Neil himself. Discussing everything from our involvement... Read More

wimbledon whites Borg 04/07/2018
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Tennis Getup & Wimlebdon Whites The 80s Casual Classics Way

‘Whiter than white’, no its not a washing detergent advert but just some of the greatest tennis gear that ever existed. Isn’t it great this time of year for sport lovers? With the beginning of July not only marking the start of the summer but also the start of the most celebrated tennis events on the entire planet, Wimbledon. If football has the World Cup, the tennis equivalent would most certainly be Wimbledon. Yes there’s the US, Australian and French Open’s but nothing really compares to the heritage and legacy... Read More

mcenroe borg wimbledon 1980 main 03/06/2018
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Game Set & Match: The Build Up To Wimbledon

With literally a month a go to the start of the worlds most celebrated grand slam tennis tournament, the build up to Wimbledon has officially begun. Wimbledon 2018 will mark the 132nd edition from the SW19 lawn club, with a prestige and heritage that has been built up since 1877. The 2 week tournament sees some of the worlds biggest stars from all over the world secure their seats at centre court which has played host to some of the biggest tennis matches in history between Peter Sampras & Boris... Read More

The Business Sergio Tacchini 23/05/2018
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We’ve Got All The Key Styles From The Business Now Back In Stock

If you haven’t seen The Business with Danny Dyer & Tamer Hassan from 2005 then its probably about time you did. The words of Front Magazine, “More cocaine than Casino, more guns than Goodfellas and more swearing than Scarface”, did a pretty good job of summing up Nick Love’s cult crime classic, The Business, released in 2005. Not only did the film mark the next chapter of British crime thrillers, it couldn’t of really done a better job of highlighting the 80s era, with more Italian sportswear on show than... 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

Sergio Tacchini Dallas John McEnroe 25/03/2018
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Sergio Tacchini Classics: No One Does It Better

The Sergio Tacchnini Dallas & Masters are now back at their spiritual home with some very special limited edition releases. Sergio Tacchnini has become part of the heritage and backbone at 80s Casual Classics since the very beginning. A key brand from the 80s tennis era as well as being a firm casual favourite, its brands like Tacchini that have gone down in 80s folklore. Over the years we have brought back key 80s styles from the Italian sportswear brand’s archive, from an era of casual sportswear and tennis nostalgia... Read More

80s Casual Sportswear 20/03/2018
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An Interview with an 80s Casual Classics collector: Colin Jobling

We caught up with Colin Jobling, an 80s sportswear collector and long term customer of 80s Casual Classics. Colin Jobling has been apart of 80s Casual Classics since the very beginning. Although not directly involved in the business,  he has contributed considerably into the ideas of growing the 80s Casual Classics brand with rare finds and imagery that have been used to re-issue archive products. Having played at semi-professional level for Cambridge United youth academy, Colin was brought up surrounded by casual sportswear, an admiration that soon turned into lifelong... Read More

Borg vs Mcenroe 13/01/2018

“You Cannot Be Serious”: The Borg vs McEnroe Movie is Now Available on DVD!

The story of two 80s tennis legends and an era of casual classics is brought to life by Janus Metz Pedersen. If you didn’t manage to catch the iconic tennis movie, Borg vs Mcenroe at the movies back in September 2017, budding tennis fans and 80s casual admirers will be pleased to know the film is now available on DVD. That means you can sit back in your Fila dressing gown and enjoy 2 hours of 80s tennis nostalgia and the story of one of the games fiercest rivals. Starring Shia LaBeouf... Read More

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

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

winter dressers 29/11/2017
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Winter Dressers #2

Our next installment of Winter Dressers focuses on mixing quality knitwear with cords, denim, classic trainers and winter boots. If you managed to catch up on our last Winter Dressers feature, you may now be starting to get the gist of the whole concept. Its that time of year to get the best gear out from the world of classic sportswear brands and heritage labels, mixing them together for some smart winter ready get up’. The combinations are endless, and many a dressers may spend endless hours (although we may... 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

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

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