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Woolworth's Cassette Tapes TV Ad from 1983

So what has a 1983 TV advert for cassette tapes by Woolworth's got do do with 80s fashion? 
Well, quite a lot actually. For a start, cassettes were very fashionable back then, but the advert is quite fascinating to watch with regard to the clothing being worn by the people in the ad, as it is so dull! There's a lot of grey and navy blue, which suggests they wanted the attention to be focused on the tapes and not the clothing. Indeed, it looks like a store full of plain clothes police officers!
Featuring a whopping 35p off the 100 hottest tapes, that amount seems laughable now. But back in 1983, it was enough to tempt you in, I suppose. You will notice that Kenny Everett is narrating with his slightly zany voice. Of course, Kenny was huge back then, so he would have been roped in to help boost sales, and I expect he was paid a tidy sum, of course.
The end of the advert features the slogan which you will, no doubt, remember "That's the wonder of woolworth". I really m…

Retro 80s Video Tapes T-shirt for Adults

Do you remember when VHS tapes were king? Back in the day, this was the No.1 format for watching the latest movies which you rented from your local video store, but did you remember to rewind the tape before taking it back? I believe you, of course you did!
You can celebrate those golden days with this fabulous retro 80s video tape T-shirt, which has George Michael style rolled sleeves. The design is exclusive to Truffleshuffle, so you can be sure of receiving something very unique.
The tee is available for men and women, and comes in a full range of sizes. It's made from lightweight, soft feel cotton which is pre-shrunk. 
The design is thoroughly British, with the stack of cassettes including marker pen style labels (just like they were in my house back in the 80s!) featuring mostly UK TV shows such as Art Attack, Super Ted, Roland Rat and The Demon Headmaster - remember them? Men's Retro 80s Video Tapes T-shirt The  The Men's T-shirt is available in sizes from small to 4XL.…