We love TruffleShuffle tees just as much as you do!

Working for the biggest online retailer of cool t-shirts, we see our fair share of amazing tees hit the shelves…! But which ones have stuck out? Do we have a favourite..and why do we love them so much? I’ve grabbed 10 minutes with a few of my favourite TruffleShufflers and asked them about their fashion tee-ndencies while they’ve worked here, and what generally makes them tick when it comes to the world of retro! Enjoy!

First up is James, the designer for TruffleShuffle (he’s the one responsible for all the cool t-shirts – so we should probably take 5 minutes to applaud his geniusness!)

Out of Print t-shirts

Favourite t-shirt ever produced? – Old Skool Gamer T-Shirt.  I’ve been a massive computer game fan since I was about 10, so to get the opportunity to design a T-Shirt featuring all my favourite consoles and controllers was a bit of a treat.

Favourite range you’ve ever designed? – Sesame Street is always really fun to work with, they’ve got such a versatile range of characters and we’re always allowed to do quite weird and wonderful things with them.  Whether we’ve got Elmo and the gang crossing Abbey Road, joining a rock group or even recreating the Trainspotting movie poster they always make it look cool!

What was your first t-shirt ever purchased from TruffleShuffle? – My first T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle was one featuring Pac-Man and one of the Ghosts taking over Tokyo, it managed to look retro and modern at the same time and is still one of the favourite items in my wardrobe!  It came from Chunk clothing who are always experts in doing weird mash ups with their characters.

Secondly we have the ever so beautiful Lucy, the buyer here at TruffleShuffle. She’s also responsible for all the coolness on the site – so be nice to her. If you want to bribe her into stocking something, chocolate and jewellery will definitely earn you some brownie points!

TruffleShuffle t-shirts

Favourite item you’ve ever sourced for TruffleShuffle? – The brand, Mr Gugu & Miss Go. It’s a really new, crazy, quirky and punchy range which makes a real statement. We like to keep things fresh and exciting on TruffleShuffle.com and this brand offers funky, psychedelic and kitsch retro influences, teamed with modern technology, creating cool, vibrant all over prints for an edgy, hipster look! My fave has to be the crazy cat!

Who’s your favourite celebrity ever spotted in TruffleShuffle clobber? – I think Cara Delevingne has a really fab look and always looks great in a retro tee!

Sum up TruffleShuffle in 5 words? – Nostalgic, Fun, Individual, Quirky, Awesome!

Next up is Amy, she’s responsible for overseeing the whole operation when it comes to your goods hitting the shelves…! She’ was the first ever member of staff here at TruffleShuffle (to be honest, I think she’s just waiting for the day we stock high heels…she doesn’t love us at all. It’s all about the shoes!)

Grease t-shirts

So the Goonies kick-started it all for TruffleShuffle, but what’s your fave retro movie? – Mrs Doubtfire (1993!)

What item from TruffleShuffle are you lusting over at the moment? –  http://www.truffleshuffle.co.uk/store/ladies-roald-dahl-matilda-tshirt-p-11883.html coming soon – can’t wait!

Who’s your favourite Disney princess? – Cinderella (Ultimate Disney glam!)

Next up is Iain, he’s in charge of marketing! He is responsible for all the cool stuff happening on our social networking sites.

Movie t-shirts

If you could be an extra in any 80’s film, which would you choose? It would have to be Star Wars in Return of The Jedi, getting to dress up as a Stormtrooper would be so much fun. I’d make sure I didn’t pump my head though. D’oh!

Out of all the TruffleShuffle tees you have, what one gets the most comments? – Most comments? Hmmm probably my Tommy Cooper T-Shirt, I think he’s such a beloved comedian and not too often seen on screen these days sadly. Seeing it instantly reminds people of how amazing he was perhaps.

Favourite band from the 80’s?  – WOW that’s a tricky one, torn between Metallica and Queen…I’m going to say Queen. I’ve always loved their sound and really believe they helped shape music even up to today. Legends.

Lee, our photographer wears aloooot of cool t-shirts so he’s next on our quiz hit list.

Music t-shirts

Biggest fashion faux paux of your childhood? Basin hair cut. My mum was so good at it though she didn’t need the basin to cut around

Last thing you bought from TruffleShuffle? Beastie Boys Robot T-shirt

Who would win in a fight…Superman or Batman, more importantly…why? Batman because as he is a member of the Justice League he knows all Superman’s strengths and weaknesses and habits, Plus Batman has possession of a kryptonite ring which would be able to leave Superman helpless.

There you have it…! All our favourite stuff summed up! What’s your favourite TruffleShuffle t-shirt, past or present?

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Cult Classic Grease Turns 35 Years Old Today!

We know right! Where does that time fly? It’s true though guys, this cult classic flick is blowing out an impressive 35 candles on their retro cake as it celebrates another anniversary since it’s first US release.

Full of classic songs, amazing dance moves and all round love story goodness featuring an insanely handsome Travolta and ever gorgious Olivia Newton-John, it’s east to see why this film took the world by storm and is as much loved now as it ever was.

Every guy wanted hit moves and every girl wanted that style and figure, this icon is based on Warren Casey’s and Jim Jacobs’s 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers Danny and Sandy in a 1950s high school. Danny, leader of the greaser gang “T-Birds” of Rydell High, falls in love with a goody two shoes girl Sandy from Australia over the summer but when the summer ends, the two think they’ll never see each other again. However they’re both wrong! When the two later discover that they attend the same school, there is a lot of ideas over whether they can still be together since it’s pretty uncool for hard man Danny to be in love with a goody goody like Sandy. However the two, against all odds, manage to stay together. Then there’s THAT graduation! Sandy changes in a way no one expected and becomes some super cool hot chick who falls into the arms of her dream man Danny.

So ever wonder where they all are now? What they look like? Check out below as we catch up with the cast and see just what happened to those guys…

John Travolta AKA Danny
Starring in some simply amazing films since this flick including Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, Face off, The Taking of Pelham 123, Savages and many more! What a dude and what a career!

Olivia Newton-John AKA Sandy
Four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, Olivia has had two platinum singles setting over 100 million songs world wide. She has also appeared in various TV shows and appearances. What a gal!

And that’s a wrap folks!

Don’t forget to celebrate their anniversary of such a movie icon with our collection of Grease T-Shirts and Rydell High Clothing!

Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Grease Tell Me About It Stud Quote T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Grease Tell Me About It Stud Quote T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 20!

Another weekend, another retro movie rundown for you guys to feast on! Come rain or shine, sit back and enjoy our top picks of retro flicks to get you through this weekend.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Syfy 9:10pm-12:00am (2 hours 50 minutes)
Scientist Dr Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins a research team on the island where his employer first designed genetically engineered dinosaurs. Meanwhile, a big-game hunter takes the chance to bag the biggest prize of all – a Tyrannosaurus rex. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure sequel, starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite and Richard Attenborough. Includes Mini Movie Moment

Predator (1987) Channel 4 10:50pm-12:55am (2 hours 5 minutes)
An elite military team on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America encounters a merciless alien hunter, which starts to pick the commandos off one by one and skin its human prey alive. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Sonny Landham, Jesse Ventura and Shane Black

Men's Alien Egg T-Shirt
Men's Alien Egg T-Shirt

Superman (1978) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 3:15pm-5:50pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando and the late Phyllis Thaxter

Superman T-Shirt
Men's Vintage Blue Superman And Wonder Woman On A Break T-Shirt

 Men's Superman Caped Costume Hoodie
Men's Superman Caped Costume Hoodie from Poizen Industries

Ghost (1990) Sky1 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
The spirit of a murdered executive tries to find a way to help his girlfriend bring his killer to justice and enlists the aid of a fraudulent medium – who is amazed and baffled when her psychic abilities turn out to be all too real. Romantic fantasy, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tom Goldwyn and an Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg

SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)  Film4 +1 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff

Grease (1978) E4 7:45pm-10:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during the summer holidays, but when he later finds out she is a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Romantic musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl

Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt
Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt

 Ladies Grease Beauty School Dropout T-Shirt
Ladies Grease Beauty School Dropout T-Shirt

Taxi Driver (1976) Sky Movies Modern Greats 10:30pm-12:25am (1 hour 55 minutes)
An isolated, misanthropic New York cab driver becomes increasingly disturbed by the corruption he sees all around him. His desperate attempts to make connections with a political campaigner and a teenage prostitute, whom he feels compelled to save, seem doomed to failure, and he is gradually driven towards a brutal act of violence. Martin Scorsese’s drama, starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd and Harvey Keitel

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours )
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of the job. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Some real retro gems for you guys this week! Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you play nice, don’t run with your shoes undone and eat all your greens!

Bye bye till next time 😉

xoxo