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In the 80s – did we really wear swimwear like this?!!


Well, back in 1983 we did – I found these adverts in a colour supplement from my huge collection of 70s and 80s magazines…

Images of 2tone


Walk down Oxford Street today and it’s impossible to avoid glimpsing the ever present influence of 2Tone whether it’s the black and white check patterns, porkpie hats, tonic suits, etc, etc. The style pioneered by The Specials, The Selecter and The Beat has proved to be timeless. Don’t believe me – look at these images from 1980/81. Still achingly cool.