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Top 5 must-have retro sports collections

Published on 07 November 2019
Update your wardrobe with collections that embrace a retro aesthetic.
Top 5 must-have retro sports collections
Sportswear has made its way from the fairways, courts and pitches it was intended for, and into our everyday lives for decades.

As being fashion forward increasingly means borrowing from the past, we look at the brands that incorporate this influence in their designs today.

Glenmuir – 1891 Heritage Collection
  
g.Morgan 1891 Heritage Sweater  g.TYLER CHEST 1891 Heritage Sweatshirt
g.Morgan 1891 Heritage Sweater - £80 g.TYLER CHEST 1891 Heritage Sweatshirt - £70
    
Our 1891 Heritage Collection blends retro yet contemporary styling across a range of Scottish knits. The limited-edition line features wardrobe staples that draw on 130 years of craftmanship, to achieve an effortlessly cool look.

The roll neck heritage sweater features contrast shoulder and sleeve panels on a touch of cashmere piece that harks back to a bygone era. Wear as a standard fit for men and oversized for women for a truly casual finish.


Lacoste – Lacoste Live
  

Lacoste  Lacoste
£150 www.lacoste.com £150 www.lacoste.com
  
Athletic leisure meets tennis heritage, as Lacoste’s sister label takes brand favourite polo shirts and sweaters and gives them a modern twist. Expect colour variations of the famous green crocodile, vibrant fonts and edgy prints for both men and women.

Our favourites include the vintage knit sweater with its timeless cabled look and contrasting ribbed collars and cuffs. The women’s vintage striped sweater includes oversized sleeves and vintage branding to achieve a trendy look from yesteryear.

Ralph Lauren – Polo Sportsman

Ralph Lauren  Ralph Lauren
£299 www.ralphlauren.co.uk £75 www.ralphlauren.co.uk

The American fashion brand borrows from the archives to bring ‘80s and ‘90s concepts together with modern technical styles. Expect adventure-themed motifs, heritage patches and bold prints across statement pieces.

Highlights include the Sportsman Wool Jumper, a distressed-look layer, with a nod to the great outdoors. The label synonymous with polo and all its associated luxury departs from its usual crisp look to offer something rugged and edgy. 

Bogner – Alpine Clubbing

Bogner  Bogner
£190 www.bogner.com £630 www.bogner.com
 
Inspired by ‘Alpine Clubbing’ in St. Moritz, this Bogner capsule looks to sophisticated party wear that brings sport and fashion together. Vivid reds and bold branding will have wearers standing out from the crowd when partying on the piste.

The print on the Palina Down Jacket is a real head-turner. The short outer layer channels alpine aesthetics with abstract lettering for an audacious winter warmer. For a more streamlined piece, the Jaxx First Layer combines the sporty with bold.

Pringle – Pringle of Scotland x H&M

Pringle x H&M  Pringle x H&M
£34.99 www.hm.com £49.99 www.hm.com
  
Pringle’s famous argyle pattern joins forces with high street favourite H&M, to add a sporting twist to knitwear classics. Alpaca wool, recycled polyester and organic cotton combine for an affordable range that pays homage to classic golf aesthetics.

The collaboration’s turtleneck dress, looks as though it’s been lifted from a ‘90s wardrobe with its turtle neck, soft rib knit and half-zip details. The real statement comes from the high slit at the front of the calf-length dress’. Meanwhile, the Jacquard-knit cardigan is the perfect accompaniment to your fairway and everyday pursuits.
  

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