Tuesday, June 7, 2011

'80s Vintage Benetton Green & White Shirt


Benetton 1980s green and white rugby.

If you were a teen in the late 1980s, you most likely owned this shirt. This vintage Benetton rugby came in green and white or blue and white and I believe sold for like $40.

I loved Benetton Colors perfume and socks because at a size 14, Benetton clothing didn't really fit the "bigger" girl. However, this one particular green and white three-button rugby style shirt fit! I have no idea how or why, but it fit. 

Wearing this Benetton shirt made me feel special. I can't explain it. I felt so "cool" wearing this stupid shirt. Looking back now, I am ashamed that I needed to resort to an overpriced shirt to feel special. 


20 comments:

BigMike said...

OMG my sister had these, total flash back moment.

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha this sure did bring back memories! I never had one myself but I remember them being popular. Rugby shirts were so in then!

Bossy Betty said...

Rugby shirts!!! I had a lot of them.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

I was a late 80's early 90's kid, and I had all the surfer stuff (California dude... gnarly...)

Maui & Sons, T&C Surf, the whole 9. Tattered bleached jeanshorts and all.

Righteous!!!!

Zander said...

love the blog!

Zander said...

love the blog!

fpotd said...

Awesome.

Ms. A said...

My middle son needed all the names. Saved his money in order to have them.

Suze said...

My sister had this shirt! And we both wore 'Colors.' How freaking cute is this blog! Instant follower. Love the profile pic.

Belle said...

I especially remember the Benetton magazine and TV ads.

Tamago said...

I did not have the Benetton shirt but I can understand you felt "cool" wearing the shirt. When I was younger, I had a coca-cola shirt and I was so proud of wearing it :-)

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Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I was never so cool. But I did have an alligator shirt. Come to think of it, it may've been a fake alligator shirt.
That benetton shirt is pretty darn cool, though.

Copyboy said...

My sister used to love those shirts!

Riot Kitty said...

I did! The blue and white one. Which was even cooler because it was a "soccer shirt" from my aunt's Italian ex-boyfriend.

ed said...

dont remember this, they dont look so good anymore

Ada said...

Benetton had the most annoying ads ever.

chillmastor said...

Yep, if you wear high priced shirts from popular labels you always feel cooler. I dont know why

HiFi said...

Benetton was really hip back in the day. If you had one you were "wealthy" and really cool to be with. Which is probably why my Reeboks and target t-shirts never worked out for me.

Teachinfourth said...

We were a backwoods community...we were lucky to have clothes. Nobody had this shirt.

Blast from the Past said...

You know - I remember when these were cool... but I don't know anyone who had them. I saw them all the time. They were nice looking and certainly were a sign of the times.

Glad to hear that you had one and enjoyed it so much!

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