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FLASHBACK 80'S

HISTORY

In the early 1980s, fashion had moved away from the unkempt hippie look and overdressed disco style of the late 1970s. Athletic clothes were more popular than jeans during this period, as were more subdued colors.



Popular colors were black, white, indigo, forest green, burgundy, and different shades of browns, tans, and oranges. Velour, velvet, and polyester were popular fabrics used in clothes, especially button-up and v-neck shirts. Looser pants remained popular during this time, being fairly wide but straight, and tighter shirts were especially popular.

ATHLETIC CLOTHING

Popular clothing in the early 1980s worn by men includes tracksuits,v-neck sweaters, polyester and velour polo-neck shirts, sports jerseys, straight-leg jeans, polyester button-ups, cowboy boots, beanies, and hoodies.
Around this time it became acceptable for men to wear sports coats and slacks to places that previously required a suit. In the UK, children's trousers remained flared, but only slightly.




2017 is all about the 80's inspired fashion! So you should always be dressed up and not down for Athletic clothing. Team the sporty trousers up with a button-down shirt and cotton sweatshirt or something similarly formal up top, and not obviously a football jersey .

GET PUNKED



Throughout the 1980s, the punk style was popular among people aged 18–22. Characterized by multi-colored mohawks, ripped skinny jeans, worn band tee-shirts, and denim or leather jackets.
This style was popular among people who listened to punk music . April month is a mix of street and high fashion styles. So punk it up

PURPLE REIGNED

Perhaps it’s all to do with the Queen’s birthday, perhaps it was all about Prince's untimely death only a few months before, but rich royal purple was another significant colour in a notably muted summer season in 1980's.



It’s a bold menswear move, but fortune favours the brave, as they say. Style tip? Wear it with other dark colours to keep it in check. So this month, make your outfit stand out with purple!

RAP AND HIP-HOP

Athletic shoes had been worn as casual wear before, but for the first time they became a high-priced fashion item. Converse shoes were popular in the first half of the 1980s .



Adidas sneakers took the decade by storm, becoming popular among teenage boys and young men. Ensembles featuring the colors of Africa (green, yellow and red) became wildly popular.

In the urban hip-hop communities, sneakers were usually worn unlaced and with a large amount of gold jewelry, as well as headwraps.

Combine the current trending stripes of spring with a hip hop look and trainers.

RUDE BOYS AND SKINHEADS

The UK witnessed a revival of rude boy and skinhead fashion due to the popularity of ska punk, punk rock, rocksteady, and two tone music during the winter of discontent.

In the early 80s, slim fitting mohair, tonic and houndstooth suits were popular, together with basket weave shoes, polo shirts, sta-prest trousers.



This is the Classic "rude boy" styling, the elegant plain leather loafers in combination with the white socks makes the look quite interesting for spring summer 2017!











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