How 80’s Fashion is Still Making a Statement in Menswear

Whether its down the halls of the school corridor in The Breakfast Club, or on the streets of Brooklyn in Do The Right Thing, 80’s fashion has been a huge influence upon the industry since its birth. In 2019, we have seen a rebirth in the silhouettes and features of 80’s fashion.

We are finding our favourite fashion looks from classic 80’s film and showing you how you can recreate them using todays modern trends.

The Breakfast Club

This cult classic follows five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. It also pinpoints each aspect of 80’s highschool fashion, the “Rebel” John, the “Princess” Claire, the “Outcast” Allison, the “Brains” Brian and the “Jock” Andrew.

The “Rebel”

John is known for his rebellious attitude and laid back fashion. His rugged denim and plaid combination is a key look in the film.

Check out our TOPMAN styling of John’s Rebel outfit:

The “Brains”

Known for his naive “nerdy” personality, Brian is all about comfort an practicality. With a borg jumper and Harrington, you cant go wrong.

Check out our RIVER ISLAND styling of Brian’s Brainy Outfit

The “Jock”

Andrew is known for being the athletic popular guy. Paired with a cool varsity jacket, his cool and relaxed fashion is something that can be picked right off the high street.

Check out our boohooMAN styling of Andrew’s Jock Outfit


Risky Business

Documenting the early career of Cruise, Risky Business follows the adventures of an ecstatic youngster, when his parents leave on vacation for a few days.

Check out our Burton styling of Cruise’s iconic outfit.


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This absolute classic of an 80’s film follows Ferris Bueller a rebellious teen with a uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. His sweater vests and bomber jacket become a staple in the film.

Check out our ZARA styling of Ferris’ iconic outfit.


Do the Right Thing

In the 80’s Hollywood staple Do The Right Thing, we see the battle of race, culture and symbolism within neighbourhoods. As well as the deep and poignant meanings within the film, we also acknowledge the incredible styling of Giancarlo Esposito’s character.

Check out our NudieJeans styling of Esposito’s iconic outfit.


Say Anything…

From the film that made every man despise John Cusack and his high standard of affection, this tale of first love and eternal optimism left us with an iconic form of PDA, the boombox declaration.

Check out our Debenhams styling of Cusack’s iconic outfit.