Famous for their support of European football, Kappa clothing is an Italian sportswear icon. Kappa track tops, t-shirts and polo shirts are men’s retro essentials that revive the best of the 80s casuals fashion.
Founded in 1916 by the Vitale family in Turin, Kappa was originally called Maglificio Calzificio Torinese (MCT). Robe di Kappa emerged as a luxury sportswear brand in the 1960s and was the first Italian clothing brand to sponsor football, eventually sponsoring teams including Roma, Barcelona and the Italian national squad. The 80s Casuals sub-culture brought Kappa Clothing to British shores. Kappa track tops and t-shirts became essential football casualwear and the famous Kappa logo, known as ‘The Omini’ (back-to-back seated figures) became a badge of pride on the terraces. Into the 90s, Kappa clothing became a firm favourite of the Britpop 1990s scene, famously worn by bands such as Blur.
Robe Di Kappa has remained popular in Italy, but now, having transitioned from the pitch to the street, is enjoying a global revival. Here at Atom Retro you’ll find styles right out of the Kappa Clothing 70s, 80s and 80s archives such as the Banda Anniston track top and Banda Astoria pants (you know, the ones with the poppers!). We also stock Kappa coats, football shirts and logo t-shirts, as well a range of Kappa Womenswear. Buy Kappa Clothing online at Atom Retro and get free worldwide delivery (subject to minimum spend).
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