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.


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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.

Ska Dancers Dress (Black or White)

A short sleeve, long T-shirt dress made from 100% cotton. Shaped to fit and ideal for summer festivals and parties.

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Black and White Chequered Crop Top

A low-cost, stretchy top in two sizes from 8 to 14. Ideal for 80s and ska/2 tone dress-up.

Women's Chequered Two Tone Crop Top

A stylish crop top available for sizes from 8 to 14.

Two Tone Black & White Chequered Tights

These tights are ideal for the Rude Girl look and feature an elasticated waist to fit sizes 8 to 16.

Black and White Checked Shorts

These gorgeous shorts are not only suitable for a 2 Tone and Ska party/event, but could also be worn casually during the summer months long after the party's over!

Chequered Jersey Skirt

A longer-length skirt ideal for 2 Tone dress-up. Made from high quality heavy Jersey material.
Available in sizes 8 to 20.
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Women's Black and White Checkered Leggings

These low-cost 2 tone chequerboard leggings will make an ideal addition to your costume.

2 Tone Fancy Dress Kit for Men

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.

Six 2 Tone / Ska Pin Button Badges

Enhance your look with these retro badges. Ideal for creating a rude boy or rude girl fan look.

Ska Varsity Jacket

This stylish, high quality  jacket is available in grey and white or black and white and is available for sizes up to 2x X-large.

Wayfarer Style Shades

These are excellent value and even at this price include UV400 protection! Ideal for fancy dress.

2 Tone Chequered Design Ringer T-Shirt

I like the clean, retro design of this tee which is 100% cotton and available in sizes small to XXX-large for both ladies and gents.

Fruit Of The Loom Ska 2 Tone T-Shirt

Available in a choice of colours, this stylish tee would make an excellent gift idea for anyone who remembers the 2 Tone era of the late 70s and early 80s.

Specials 2 Tone Tee for Men
The Specials Ringer T-Shirt

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.

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Premium Quality Ska Ringer T-Shirt

Now, I adore this very eye-catching ska dancers design, and this tee is
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"Original Rude Boy" T-shirt

Available in charcoal grey or black, this 100% cotton tee-shirt includes free postage in the UK.

Retro Button Down Paisley Shirt

A high quality shirt which is ideal for creating a Mod-influenced Ska or 2-Tone style. Also available in purple and red.

Classic 60s Mod Style Shirt

A classic style, stripe-patterned cotton button down shirt which is ideal for creating a Ska/2-Tone look.

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British Made Harrington Jacket

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!

Skinny Fit Straight Leg Jeans

These 100% cotton Enzo jeans are excellent value and are ideal for 2 Tone and Ska dress-up. They're available in five colours in many sizes.

Retro Tweed Mod Style Straight Leg Trousers

They're not cheap, but they are perfect for creating a Madness/2 Tone costume. A classic slim fit available in sizes 30 to 40 inch waist. If you're in your 40s, like me, you'll probably need to allow room for that beer belly!

Pork Pie Hat

A top quality, grey tweed hat with stripe band. Excellent value and perfect for the Ska/Two Tone look.

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