Tag Archives: Casuals

Burro No Alla Violenza T-shirts


The first No Alla Violenza t-shirts were designed in late 1989, to promote a peaceful world cup for Italia 90. Initially some retailers rejected them on the grounds that the message was ‘too deep’, however they were soon stocked by shops like Duffer of St George, Bond, Geese, Psyche, Hip and Well Gosh and over the next few months everyone was wearing them.The anti hooigan message was taken up not only by serious football fans but all the cool club people as well, by the end of 1990 they were the must have item.  They have been re-released for Brazil and available here

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Adidas Gazelle OG Black & Teal



If you like your soles oxidized, adidas Originals has just released the Gazelle OG on yellowed sole. The upper is dressed in black leather with teal detailing on the tongue, lining, heel and laces. Available HERE for £65

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Adidas Grand Prix Vintage


Spotted at the recent Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin was this Adidas Originals Grand Prix. Originally debuting in 1970, the low-profile sneaker was popular among tennis pros, who favoured the shoe for its comfortable leather upper, soft textile lining and molded rubber midsole. This upcoming style features a classic white-based colourway with royal blue accents and suede toe. Borrowing a page from the Swoosh playbook, the shoe is given a vintage treatment with prominent yellowing at the midsole. Look for the Grand Prix to release as part of Adidas Originals’ Autumn Winter 2012 collection.

Adidas Malmo


After seeing its recent gum bottom iteration release for 2011 fall/winter via the “adi-Archive” pack, adidas Originals debuts its latest Malmö for Spring 2012. Mocked up in a purple suede upper, the classic silhouette is given yellow leather Three Stripes, a gum bottom outsole and matching heel and tongue hits of yellow. True to the details of its original models, the pair boasts tonal tube laces, a puffed tongue and waffle cup grips on the lower outsole.

Adidas Originals Munchen

adidas initially launched the Munchen almost 40 years ago and it was originally designed to be used for indoor sports. Although these sneakers are not seen on the indoor courts anymore, it is gaining popularity in the lifestyle segment. Here we take a preview of the upcoming Munchen from the Spring/Summer 2012 footwear collection from adidas Originals. The uppers are constructed from three types of leather materials, full-grain leather, perforated leather and suede, harmonized in a single chocolate colorway. Dark uppers are set off by all white cup soles and hints of gold can be found on the side text, tongue and heel logos adding to the premium feel.

Vintage Gear Addicts with Ian Hough

I have always been fascinated reading about the culture of football hooligans and the fashion that comes with it so I loved this informative interview done by Vintage Gear Addicts with Ian Hough on the Football Casual subculture.

“The casual subculture began in the late 1970s after Liverpool F.C. fans introduced the rest of England to European fashions that they acquired while following Liverpool at their 1977 European Cup quarter final against the French side St Etienne. These Liverpool fans arrived back in England with expensive Italian and French designer sportswear, most of which they looted from stores. The fans brought back many unique clothing brands that had not been seen in the country before. Soon other fans were clamoring for these rare items of clothing, such as Lacoste or sergio Tacchini shirts, and unusual Adidas trainers, which are still associated with Liverpool supporters today. At the time, many police forces were still on the lookout for skinhead fans wearing Dr. martens boots, and paid no attention to fans in expensive designer clothing.”