TWO TONE AND SKA FASHION
FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Ah, yes! Who can forget the Ska Revival of the late 70s?
Record labels such as 2 Tone, Stiff Records and Go Feet provided us with some amazing music from band's such as The Specials, Madness, The Selecter and the The Beat - remember Mirror In The Bathroom?
2 Tone music was influenced by ska and Jamaican Reggae and fans were known as Rude Boys and Rude Girls. Men's clothes were a combination of mod, skinhead and gangster fashions, with highly polished shoes or boots, fitted drainpipe/straight leg trousers (or jeans) which were cut short to show off their dazzling white socks, button down shirts, braces, skinny ties, Harrington jackets, overcoats, pork pie or trilby hats and wayfarer or wraparound shades. Footwear included loafers, brogues and Dr. Marten boots.
Ladies wore tight short skirts and tights (plain or checquered) with white socks and monkey boots, Doc Marten boots or winkle pickers.
Ska and 2 Tone Messenger Bags
You'll find a wide range of stylish messenger bags available at the Ripped Ink Clothing Co. store on Amazon. We found around 40 designs with prices between £17.99 and £18.99, although these are subject to change, of course.
A short sleeve, long T-shirt dress made from 100% cotton. Shaped to fit and ideal for summer festivals and parties.
A low-cost, stretchy top in two sizes from 8 to 14. Ideal for 80s and ska/2 tone dress-up.
A stylish crop top available for sizes from 8 to 14.
These low-cost 2 tone chequerboard leggings will make an ideal addition to your costume.
If you're looking to dress-up for an 80s party, then for a cost-effective 2 Tone fancy dress look you can't go far wrong with this chequered hat and braces kit. This is also ideal for groups and stag nights. You can, of course, add more items such as the Wayfarer style shades (which aren't included in the kit), drainpipe trousers and a shirt.
Enhance your look with these retro badges. Ideal for creating a rude boy or rude girl fan look.
These are excellent value and even at this price include UV400 protection! Ideal for fancy dress.
100% cotton for sizes small to XX-large. This is a nice-looking, standard fit tee which is ideal for casual or festival wear, 80s events, or as a gift.
Now, I adore this very eye-catching ska dancers design, and this tee is Pre-shrunk with a high quality screen print.
A classic style, stripe-patterned cotton button down shirt which is ideal for creating a Ska/2-Tone look.
Available in sizes X-small to 5x X-Large in black, burgundy, navy, beige, bottle green and red. Features the classic tartan lining. Ideal for both Mod and Two Tone dress-up and a bargain price!
A top quality, grey tweed hat with stripe band. Excellent value and perfect for the Ska/Two Tone look.
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