Retro-sportswear is making a massive comeback right now with all the popular sportswear brands that circulated in the late 80’s and 90’s re-featuring in both wardrobe regenerations and fresh takes on previous classics from the rejuvenated sports brands. There is no truer nor more current proof of this than the likeness of current trends with the outfits sported in the new television series of This is England ’90.
The latest series of This is England will follow the gang through to the 90’s where we see sportswear in full flourish, but with nostalgia almost always bringing amusement wouldn’t it be great to watch the gang negotiate through to the 21st Century?
The key youth movements which we can see in This is England include the skinheads, mods and casuals. This mod revival will bring the Perry boys, nothing will shake that signature polo, and Adidas kids forefront alongside timeless pieces which will certainly grow in popularity such as the Harrington jacket.
So with so many sports brands re-surfacing with their take on retro classics lets take a moment to remember those brands that never really left us. We have selected some pieces from sportswear giants Adidas, Fred Perry and Lacoste that fit right in to the trend for retro-style sportswear (think big logo’s, wide stripes and bold, simple colours – red, blue yellow) without having to do anything other than stick to what they do best. We have styled these pieces with some new-season jeans from some of our other favourite brands – Nudie Jeans, Stone Island, CP Company and Paul & Shark, for a smarter approach to the trend.
Featured in this article:
LACOSTE L1212 AQUA BLUE PIQUE POLO SHIRT
STONE ISLAND GREY SKINNY FIT DENIM JEANS
NEW BALANCE 446 BEIGE, BLUE & YELLLOW SUEDE TRAINERS
LACOSTE WHITE BOLD LOGO CREW NECK T-SHIRT
FRED PERRY X BRADLEY WIGGINS FRENCH NAVY TEXTURE MIX TRACK JACKET
ADIDAS ORIGINALS 72 VIN BLUE, RED & WHITE TRAINERS
PAUL & SHARK NAVY SOFT-TOUCH COTTON STRAIGHT FIT JEANS
ADIDAS ORIGINALS RED, NAVY & WHITE ITASCA TT SWEATSHIRT
FRED PERRY RE-ISSUES SPENCER BLACK MESH & LEATHER TRAINERS
CP COMPANY INDIGO REGULAR FIT JEANS
FRED PERRY TEXTURED LAUREL WREATH FRENCH NAVY T-SHIRT
ADIDAS ORIGINALS LIGHT GREY MARL VARSITY SWEATSHIRT
FRED PERRY KENDRICK NAVY, RED & WHITE TIPPED CUFF CANVAS TRAINERS
NUDIE JEANS LEAN DEAN ORGANIC SHELTER WORN JEANS
FRED PERRY STEEL MARL SLIM FIT COLOUR BLOCK PIQUE POLO SHIRT
NUDIE JEANS LEAN DEAN ORGANIC DRY COLD BLACK JEANS
NEW BALANCE 446 NAVY, WHITE & RED SUEDE TRAINERS