We’re Jamming With These Latest Arrivals From Trojan Records
The latest collection from Trojan Records includes a Bob Marley inspired track top straight from the streets of Trench Town.
Trojan Records was founded in North West London in 1968 by Island Records founder Lee Gopthal & Chris Blackwell. Trojan was all about bringing the sounds of Jamaica direct to the UK and became an instant with the growing skinhead culture of Britain in the late 1960s. The upbeat music with songs about sunshine and smoking reefer were a stark contrast to the grey London estates where discontent was everywhere, racism was rife and poverty was real. Trojan Records not only captured the poverty, political unrest & power struggles in Kingston, it also connected with the working class youth in the UK.
Above: The latest Jamaican inspired collection from Trojan Records now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
Black & white working class youths were united with a mutual love of music, fashion & dancing. Rocksteady music straight from the beaches of Kingston, Rasta culture and Skinhead fashion were the foundations of this new subculture and pioneering labels like Trojan Records became the godfather of the original Reggae sound. Trojan Records introduced a variety of Reggae & Ska artists to the UK such as Tony Tribe, Jimmy Cliff & Desmond Dekker to name a few, whilst also helping launch the career of the ‘King of Reggae’ himself, Bob Marley. Trojan would also inspire the two-tone scene of the late 70s with the likes of The Specials & Madness both giving a nod to the original Jamaican Trojan sound with their own musical style.
Above: The Trojan Knitted Track Top in navy now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
Back in 2015, Trojan Records launched their very own clothing collection drawing inspiration from all the subcultures associated with their very own label over its 50 year lifespan. The mods, the rude boys, the skins, the soul boys & the “all nighters” are all thrown into the mix with the all important Trojan logo at the heart of each collection.
Above: The Trojan Stripe T-shirt in black now available from 80s Casual Classics.SHOP NOW
We’ve now introduced the very latest collection from the London born record label which fuses together all the colours associated with the Caribbean Island & its “homegrown” Rasta culture. Highlights include the Trojan Knitted Track Top which gives a nod to the iconic style as worn by Bob Marley himself with contrasting cut & sew panels to the sleeves. The Trojan Stripe t-shirt features the symbolic green, red & yellow Rastafarian colours in stripe form for a modernist twist. We’ve also got a range of polo shirts, graphic t-shirts & check shirts which all feature the iconic Trojan warrior logo. Shop the latest collection from Trojan Records at 80s Casual Classics now via the links.