Sunday 24 April 2011


After a few alterations the final sample of the 80s Casuals Autumn Gilet arrived recently. The garment has two angled side pockets plus a double breast pocket with the distinguishable 80s Casuals press stud. The inner has a hidden zipped pocket.
The Gilet will be a part of our small Autumn Collection which should be available for the start of the new season and will also include a long sleeved Shirt and a Blouson Jacket.
These Autumnal pieces form what is a key part of the "Riviera Collection" which harks back to playboy era of the 70s and 80s in Southern France and on the coasts of Italy. During this period Sportswear brands such as Fila and Ellesse were a dominant force with the Tennis and Ski Playboy stars of the day but our inspiration also comes from those supporters and fans who travelled to these areas to bring back the clothing worn by those living the playboy lifestyle. Clothing that would include a Gilet and Blouson from the likes of Sergio Tacchini, Fila and Ellesse in the early 80s and then Chevignon and Moncler in the latter parts of the decade.