Sunday, 31 January 2010

NEW PROPER MAG


We believe there are only two fanzine style publications worth purchasing, the first we have already mentioned and here we have the second. Proper Mag in now up to its 8th edition and the Stockport based mag gets better with age. Born out of the ethos of 'casual' the content includes all the elements of a quality read, football, clothes, music and film with particular attention being paid to the people behind these cultural scenes. ie; Ian Paley and Kenneth MacKenzie.
In this issue is a huge interview with pioneering DJ Greg Wilson, interviews with the people behind 6876, Heritage Research, Universal Works and tuktuk, plus various other stuff relating to travel, vintage clothing and music. If you missed any of the previous publications they are all available with the current issue here. http://www.propermag.com/sections.php?section_id=41 
Cost is £4.50 but for that you will be one step ahead of the monthly mags that cost a similar price but are half full of adverts.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

POP84 JEANS

Besides trainers and sportswear, the early 80s became designer led with its jeans. Ball, C17, Armani and Lois were all foundations of the casual wardrobe. Pop84 were another quality jean that added to a sense of personal style. We recently came across this advert from the 80s that clearly shows a logo which became embedded into our psyche.

Friday, 29 January 2010

NEW BOSS MAG OUT NOW

Our friends at Boss mag inform us that the latest edition [No 10] is due for imminent release. Those of you who have never heard of the mag, it was created by three young liverpool lads in 2007 because no-one was writing what they wanted to read, as they put it. Which is basically, going the match, the pub, buying the gear and other such idiosyncrasies associated with such cultural  activities. The Times described it as "It's less a fanzine than the house magazine of a gritty, exciting real-life Scouse culture - with an admittedly red slant" Heres a run down of whats included in this issue and its available from http://www.bossmag.co.uk/buy/ for the princely sum of £1; Editorial • S'appenin lad • Real Madrid Away • 08/09 Aways Roundup • West Brom Away • St Gallen Away • SFK Lyn Away • Liverpool vs Italy (Fiorentina Away) • These are crazy days, but they make me shine • Girls at the match • Book reviews • BIFTAS 08/09 Results • The Gillett and Hicks Files • Going the gym is shite • Shopping • Under the Mud • Going to The Brook • How to jib off those embarrassng moments • Ten town things • The Breck Road/Dely mob war of 1976 • Ten things you do when you're in the boozer on your own • The Mozafather Swillogy • Romance in paradise: A BOSS magazine love story • The Worrier • Toilet Etiquette  

Thursday, 28 January 2010

SEAFARER JACKET UP-DATE

Theres been a fair bit of interest in the limited 80s Casuals Seafarer jacket so it seems only fair to give some more details of stockists/sizing etc. Jackets should be in-store by FRIDAY 12 FEB.
The 80s website should have some stock by 5 FEB.

STOCKISTS and COLOUR ordered;

WWW.80SCASUALS.CO.UK; BLACK, NAVY and DEEP RED.
TERRACES; BLACK, NAVY and  DEEP RED.
RAN; BLACK, NAVY and DEEP RED.
TRANSALPINO; BLACK.
AN-X; BLACK, NAVY and DEEP RED.
BLOC3; NAVY.
ONU; NAVY.
MANIFESTO; BLACK, NAVY and DEEP RED.
APHRODITE; BLACK and NAVY.
TWENTY5; BLACK.
CASUAL CLOBBER; NAVY and BLACK.
HIP; NAVY and DEEP RED.
JAZZ; NAVY and DEEP RED.
RED SQUARE; NAVY and DEEP RED.

SIZING in INCHES; PIT to PIT/FRONT LENGTH/ARMPIT to CUFF.
small; 22/25/21
medium; 23/26/21
large; 25/26/21
x-l; 26/27/22
xx-l; 27/28/22
xxx-l; not yet known.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

WORLD CUP T-SHIRTS




March will see the release of our World Cup range of T-Shirts. Here we have a selection but we also have an Italian and Argentinian image to add. Tardelli and Maradona respectively. We have chosen iconic players from each country so there is no explanation needed. The back will have the respective country in the same typeface used by legendary 80s brand Marc O'Polo. A new 80s Casuals logo also replaces the dictionary saying on the back of the T-Shirts henceforth. The 80s Casuals website http://www.80scasuals.co.uk/ and the usual stores will be stocking the range. Check back for confirmation of release dates in the near future. We will also be doing a separate England T-Shirt which we are working on at present.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

THE SALES

As the first month of this new decade nears completion, the sales are heading towards completion also. Nows the time to catch the best bargains. Its a time when reductions are increased so as to move on last seasons excess stock therefore making way for the incoming spring collections. Heres a list of some on-line sites were over the last few weeks reductions have increased in some cases to 70% off rrp.
At perennial favourites oi polloi  http://www.oipolloi.com/oipolloi/shop/sale.php  reductions increased this week on labels such as MA Strum, YMC, Nom de Guerre and Oliver Spencer.
Flannels  http://www.flannelsfashion.com/c45717/Men-Clearance.html  have a few Woolrich, Stone Island and C.P. Company jackets at up to 50% off plus the Paul Smith London shirts are always worth a look.
Over at Tessuti  http://www.tessuti.co.uk/  in Chester theres 50% reductions on MA Strum, Stone Island and C.P. Company jackets plus Gant and Paul Smith shirts.
Also check my-wardrobe  http://www.my-wardrobe.com/menswear/sale  for sales prices up to 75% off including YMC, Stone Island and Paul Smith.
And finally the 80s Casuals deadstock page  http://www.80scasuals.co.uk/shop7.html  contains a few t-shirts and sweatshirts at up to 50% off the retail price in store. This page is here all year round so it's worth re-visiting every now and again for a bargain.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

CASUAL RESTAURANT

  












Top Liverpool photographer Mark McNulty recently sent us this pic from a visit to Shanghai. It appears the Casual word is spreading. Mark was mainly a music photographer and many of his iconic images are available in his published book 'Pop Cultured' from the Bunnymen through to The La's and to the Zutons. 
He now also concentrates his camera on more everyday pieces of culture. 




Saturday, 16 January 2010

NME TOP 50 ALBUMS for 2010

This weeks NME has a feature on the top 50 albums to look out for this year. The Coral are featured and It was nice to see James Skelly from the band sporting our 'storm' cagoule from Spring/Summer 2009.
80s Casuals recommends THE SAND BAND. They have a limited edition 10 inch vinyl album due for release in march with a full cd album to follow a month or so later. Shacks John Head also  features on 3 of the tracks. check them out at //www.myspace.com/thesandband 

The SAND BAND soundcheck  for an 80s Casuals night at Static Gallery in Liverpool on 19 September 2009.
video

Friday, 15 January 2010

80s CASUALS SEAFARER JACKET



The 80s Casuals Seafarer jacket is waterproof and made from a rubberised cotton. The hood is detachable and the leather 80s logo badge is on the left arm. Colours available will be navy, black and red and will be limited to 100 of each colour. Stockists include Ran, Hip, Manifesto, Terraces and Stuarts plus our own website www.80scasuals.co.uk from late february.