Spring 2011 sees our first foray into designing a short sleeve shirt. Our stimulation comes from an era rich in style and character. The mid 50s American Ivy League look has captured the fashion world by storm in the last few years and its influence was also to be seen in the American Preppy and British Modernist scenes of the 60s. A key element of this look was the button-down shirt.
We love the finer details attired to this garment including a loop on the back of the shirt for hanging in a locker room and a back collar button which would keep a tie straight. The box pleated back gives a comfortable trim fit, whilst the breast pocket on the shirt became essential after the demise of the pocketed waistcoat during the 40s.
The 80s Casuals Short Sleeved Shirt due in Spring will come in two Limited Edition  colours of Navy and Blood Red/Navy Gingham. The shirt has a shorter point button down collar, a contrast coloured back collar button plus a leather back loop and a small leather patch on the pocket corner which will be embossed with the 80s Casuals logo reminiscent of the metallic Newman badge of the 80s. All buttons will also be embossed with 80s Casuals.
We will list all stockists as soon as we are ready to distribute the shirts in Spring.