|As specialists in the finest 80s clothing on the web (yes I’m biased!) it’s actually part of our job description to spend a good hour or two daydreaming of the greatest era ever every day. Growing up in the Eighties was a real treat and installed in us the knowledge to make some of the greatest retro tees just for you lucky guys! So take a couple of minutes out from your busy day to reminisce with me, You know you grew up in the 80s if…
…Saturday mornings were spent watching Going Live, wishing you had your own Gordon the Gopher.
…Your ideal classmate would have been Tucker Jenkins from Grange Hill.
…You had a hairstyle inspired by King of Mullets Pat Sharp.
…You spent ages thinking about which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle you would be, everyone wanted to be Raphael right!?
…You can recite the whole rap from The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. “Now this is a story all about how, my life got flipped, turned upside down…” You’re singing along now, right!?
…You had enough time to complete computer games over and over again, and you still never got bored of them!
…You watched every episode of Jem but were secretly cheering on the Misfits, they had better songs!
…You knew what Willis was “talking’ bout”.
…You saved up pocket money every week to scare yourself with a new Point Horror book!
…You planned a hundred different trips that you would make in the Delorean.
…You dreamed of going on Funhouse, The Crystal Maze and Knightmare.
…You wanted to get mouth to mouth resuscitation from Pamela Anderson, but definitely not from David Hasselhoff.
…The Skesis from the Dark Crystal still gives you nightmares.
…You had a slow dance at the School Disco to True by Spandau Ballet.
…You wanted to live under the sea with Ariel.
…You would always argue in the playground about what was better, Nintendo or Sega.
…You kept trying to get the high score on Pac-Man but could never quite make it!
…You would spend hours perfecting mix-tapes and then play them to death, extra points if you were skilled enough to tape songs off the radio and were able to avoid the DJ at the start and end.
…The Care Bear you identified with most was Grumpy Bear.
…All you wanted for Christmas was a My Little Pony
…You used to check your wardrobe for signs of E.T. before going to bed every night.
…Your ideal job when you grew up was to be a Ghostbuster.
…And last but certainly not least, you know you grew up in the 80s if you had at least three of the things featured on our exclusive vintage 80s toys jumper from Mr Gugu and Miss Go. This jumper is sure to bring memories flooding back, how many can you name!?
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!)
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!
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!)
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.
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.
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?
With what appears to be Summer happening right now, it’s about time to get all fun and funky!!
Here’s a question… What do feline fans love more than their fluffy balls of fun? Answer, showing off their love for cool kitties in cat t-shirts, jumpers and other cute kittie related clobber. With that in mind, the newest meow-related offering from Mr Gugu will be right up your street, or should that be alley?!?!
Kitty cats not your bag? FEAR NOT, Mr Gugu has got you covered too with more funky t-shirts and jumpers. From Pandas to Pugs and a bunny on the side you can look super cool in one of these fantastic, statement jumpers!
Want to make a real splash pool-side this summer? Look no further… Mr Gugu swim suits are purrrr-fect for paddling!!
|Something odd occurred at Truffle Towers this week, we’re ‘feline’ a little Crazy for Cat T-Shirts
Check out these new ‘purrrr’fect additions…..
Perhaps something a little more subtle? Get your paws on this!
We’re not stopping here, we have even more exciting Cat Clothing coming soon so be sure to keep your beady eyes open and your ears alert for some more ‘tee’-reats!
Probably one of the most ‘out there’, in your face and full of confidence brands we know, Poland born Mr Gugu and Miss Go have created some of the most daring to don clothing that has instantly won our hearts!
Not for the faint hearted, these bold designs are just about as subtle as a slap in the face, featuring some amazing colours and prints including king Hamsters and Hipster looking Cats, what’s not to love??
If you love a Funky T-Shirt, a cooky jumper or even some wacky leggings, this is one brand you need in your life which is why we’ve tracked down our favourite items to bring you guys.
If you’re looking to really spice up your summer style, look no further! We’ve just taken delivery of even more off the wall designs from this fantastic brand and we’re sure they’ll be a talking point wherever you decide to rock them.
Take a look at our latest collection…
|If you’re something of a wild cat, you’ll love this
awesome bold Uncle Cat Jumper featuring this
feline fella in some Hipstertastic retro glasses.
It’s official, Space is SEXY and so is this awesome new
|What a trip! This regal Hamster somehow seems
perfectly at home in outer space, where he rules over
all. Don’t underestimate the power of the hamster!
Wowsers! This crazy cat print is positively psychedelic!
And now for something a little different….
Liven up your legs with this amazing pair of out of this world firework and Nebula print leggings!
Like what you see? Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Mr Gugu and Miss Go Clothing range today and pick out your fave…if you dare 🙂