le coq sportif: Remembering The 80s

The French label returns to their 80s heyday.

Back in the day – circa the late 80s/early 90s – the likes of LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, wouldn’t have looked underdressed with a rooster logo across their chest.

Now in 2013, the French label le coq sportif (bearer of said crest), is hoping to repeat the old collection’s success with a new line up of key pieces.

Taking their inspiration directly from the dudes of the day – colours, styles, fabrics all remain – the label is releasing a limited collection of just 200 pieces, with a fancy Tumblr page to boot.

The Flash trainer, a running style found in the archives, has been recreated as the Flash le coq sportif x 24 Kilates, the latter part of its name in reference to the Barcelona shop, one of just a few stores worldwide selling the new collection.

Footpatrol, the brand’s London flagship store and Aberdeen’s Hanon will all be stocking the goods this side of the Channel.

From 7th November.

www.lecoqsportif.com

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