The Firm. This is England ’86. Breaking Bad. Pebble & The Boy... Just some of the film and TV work that 80s Casual Classics has proudly supplied costume for.
Our specialists worked closely with the directors and producers, providing research and advice on recreating the elitist looks of the 80s. It was an honour to work closely with critically acclaimed directors such as Shane Meadows and Nick Love whilst they payed tribute to the truly unforgettable casual era.
We have loved every second, working with the makers of these fantastic pieces of cinematography. We will continue to help and support young British film makers, particularly those paying tribute to a memorable casual movement that we, and many others look back on with great nostalgia.
The Pebble And The Boy (Release Spring 2020)
A boy, his father's ashes, a Mod scooter and an epic journey to Brighton. A modern day road movie inspired by the music of Paul Weller.
Written & Directed by Chris Green. Pebble and the Boy is a modern day road trip of discovery for nineteen year old John Parker who sets off on an eventful journey from Manchester on his late father’s Lambretta to scatter the dead man’s ashes into the sea in Brighton, spiritual home of the Mods. When John’s estranged father is knocked off his scooter and killed in an accident, John finds himself inheriting a home dominated by memories of him in the shape of Paul Weller memorabilia, a fish tail parka and a dented Lambretta.
Going on the retro casual vibe, 80s Casual Classics sponsored the film and provided the wardrobe to the cast. Featuring brands from Gabicci, Pretty Green, Fila, Lois, Gola & Kickers. Watch the making of The Pebble and The Boy Trailer Teaser here for a sneak preview of the film! www.vimeo.com/378158671
Casuals (2012), Featuring 80s Casual Classics
**Winner-Best Film: Portabello Film Festival 2012**
The insightful filmed story of an often over-looked youth subculture that swept across cities like Liverpool, Manchester and London when football firms stole expensive designer sportswear from the countries they visited. It didn't start with the high-street giants telling these lads what to wear. Instead, they set the trends and the high-street stores caught up.
As the 1980s began in Britain, under the radar the 'casual' had already arrived often known as Dressers, Smoothies seen by some as the move from mod culture. The film touches on how lads today are buying back into a period when such culture existed and a purpose to stand out and be counted, in many ways how we see youth today buying on 80s Casual Classics. This is an insightful and revealing look at how the football casual single-handedly revived the men s fashion industry to leave a legacy that is still having an impact on today s label-crazy youth.
Urban Edge Films have finally lifted the lid on the Casual movement with this superb documentary looking at the styles and the attitude that under-pinned the 80s Casual. From Adidas and Fila to Fred Perry, Stone Island, Lacoste and Burberry, this film shows how the need to be seen in the right clothing was vital to the 80s Casual.
An overdue, yet superbly researched and produced, documentary, 'Casuals' is a must-see film for followers of youth culture as well as those who remember the movement itself. 'Casuals' demonstrates how an underground movement changed the face of fashion around the globe by showing and proving on the streets of Britain, all without the push of a music-led media revolution.
Written by Cass Pennant.
This Is England '86 (2010)
Shane Meadows returned four years after his critically acclaimed cult This is England set in 1983, with another enthralling, fast pace sensation- This is England 86'. From soundtrack to costume, Meadows continues with his mesmeric, subtle identification with youth culture.
Shane Meadows had 80s Casual Classics supply some 80s clothing associated with the casual movement. The costume supplied was used for the casual bike gang in the sequel Drama (pictured below) riding their classic Yamaha FS1E and Suzuki AP50 moped's.
We agreed the gang should be dressed differently to how the casuals appeared in The Firm. By 1986, the movement had become more mainstream, with baggier clothes and shell suits becoming more popular. The gang were dressed to reflect this, with the idea that some would still be wearing the track tops which they had bought a year or so before.
We were lucky enough to be invited down to the 86' set where we met up with some of our favourite TV stars. Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) managed to get his hands on our Fila MK1 and Sergio Tacchini Dallas (yellow/navy) track tops. Meanwhile, Woody (Joe Gilgun) received a full makeover from Baracuta, courtesy of 80s Casual Classics. They are both pictured with 80s own Kev at the bottom of the page.
We were also privileged enough to meet Stone Roses front man and music god Ian Brown, who made a cameo appearance as a police officer during the gang fight scene.
The Business (2005)
The Business, written and directed by Nick Love, was the film that launched 80s Casual Classics in 2006 with first re-issue stocks and an advert within the DVD booklet. This film was the first of its kind to showcase and draw upon the elite casual styles and clothing worn in the 1980s in great detail. The sharp, cool and bright pieces used by Nick Love almost single-handedly kick started a new wave of 80s revival that saw Sergio Tacchini & Fila re-release their most iconic products that diversified youth culture nearly 30 years ago.
Danny Dyer plays Frankie (pictured below), a small time hood who escapes to southern Spain in the 1980s. He quickly falls in with Charlie (Tamer Hassan), a local club owner who happens to be partners with vicious gangster Sammy (Geoff Bell). Sammy’s none too happy about the growing friendship between Charlie and Frankie, particularly when they go into business together. To make matters worse, Frankie finds himself falling for jealous Sammy’s flirtatious wife, Carly (Georgina Chapman).
Our coverage and links with The Business DVD ignited much interest in period old school classics and relations developed with Nick Love. While our customer base grew as did confidence to run with a youth passion for 80s clothing mixing with Fila and Sergio Tacchini to exclusively re-launch some popular pieces.
Nick Love directs with a real sense of pizzazz. His sassy production and vibrant, powerful imagery gives the film an overt Balearic feel, and makes the most out of the incredibly cool casual clothing. The Business is an amazing watch and great way to see some our most popular products on show.
Snowfall Season 1,2 and now 3 (2019)
Snowfall is an American crime drama television series, created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron, that was broadcast on FX in the U.S and achieved Cult Uk coverage on BBC2.
Set in Los Angeles in 1983, the series revolves around the first crack epidemic and its impact on the culture of the city.
Check out the wardrobe throughout Season 3 for a number of retro items bought from 80s Casual Classics! Fila , adidas trainers, Tees, Lacoste and Gabicci