Lyle & Scott Mod Casuals for Winter 2018
Lyle & Scott's popular Mod Casuals range has just launched the Winter 2018 styles, now in stock at Atom Retro. Men's polos, tees, parkas, track tops, shirts and more, all from one of the firm favourites of the 80s casuals scenes.
What are Mod Casuals?
Mod Casuals, also knows as Football Casuals or just simply Casuals, is a British subculture originating from the football terraces of the mid to late 70s and into the 80s. In terms of style, the Casuals look crossed over into part of the Mod subculture and look, but concentrated more on wearing designer 'clobber', typically split in to retro sporty 'Terrace' brands for the daytime, and more dressy, designer clothing worn for evenings and nights at pubs or clubs. Favourite Mod Casuals brands in the day wear category include Fila Vintage, Sergio Tacchinni and Ellesse, and in the night wear category Gabicci Vintage, Fred Perry and of course, Lyle and Scott. Like with classic Mod and other Mod subcultures, the look - particularly for the night out wear - was clean cut, smart and sharp. The rise of the Casuals and the Mod Casuals look was also linked to football hooliganism in the early 80s when many 'football hooligans' started to wear smart designer clothing and sportswear instead of football shirts or club colours to evade the attention of the police.
What is Lyle & Scott's Mod Casuals range?
Lyle & Scott, a Scottish knitwear brand founded in 1874 and previously best known for their golfing look, was one of the favourite brands worn by Casuals in the late 70s and 80s. As a nod to this subculture heritage, Lyle & Scott have designed a small range of Mod Casuals clothing for the last three seasons and the look is echoed in this December's winter capsule collection, concentrating this time on mod Argyle patterns and traditional Lyle & Scott Scottish checks and tartans.
Here's our edit of some of the highlights:
Argyle Knitted Jumper:
Drawing on both thier knitwear heritage and mod casuals association this standout retro jumper is a key piece of the Casuals look. In navy, blue and teal green, a traditional crew neck jumper in 100% cotton. Buy here - £89.99
Argyle Track Jacket:
Continuing the Argyle look, always a mod favourite, this retro track jacket harks back to a Casuals Terrace look with retro 70s funnel neck collar, tonal black and navy large Argyle pattern and in a soft cotton sweat fabric, making it a perfect layering piece for watching the footie this season! The instantly recognisable Lyle & Scott golden eagle logo stands out on this piece, finishing it off to a tee. Buy here - £79.99
Retro 90s Puffer Jacket:
Hopping on the retro 90s Puffer Jacket trend for this winter, this Lyle & Scott Terrace Casuals jacket is a classic. With colour blocking in black, white and teal green and a mod chevron design to the front, the jacket is hooded, wadded and quilted - perfect for winter weather. Also comes in navy/white/red. Buy here - £139.99
Flannel Tartan Check Shirt:
Another Lyle & Scott classic, the Tartan Shirt is utilised in an on-trend, winter ready flannel shirt for this season. In an almost Blackwatch tartan, in teal green, navy and blue, this is shirt is fantastic worn on it's own or as a layering piece. Classic mod short button down collar adds another sharp detail. Buy here - £69.99
Retro 80s Striped Polo:
No Lyle & Scott range would be complete without an array of mod inspired polos and there's quite a few to choose from in this collection from classic plain piques to snow wash polos for Winter - but it's this retro 80s pique polo which we've picked as part of our highlight edit as it's a classic Mod Casuals look. Three button placket polo in teal green with navy and white retro stripes. Buy here - £54.99