11 Reasons Why Stranger Things Is Your New TV Style Bible

Netflix and chilly threads​

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If you're doing summer 2k16 right, then you've spent the last few weeks of brilliant, blazing sunshine holed up indoors with the curtains pulled, bingeing on Netflix's Strangers Things like it's a bucket of crack-coated Doritos.

The 80s-set thriller is one of the most captivating series to hit Netflix in years. It all centres on a group of renegade kids on the hunt for their friend, who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. It's got laughs. It's got scares. It's got Winona Ryder. What more do you want?

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It also comes up trumps in the style stakes. Here's why you should be taking your fashion tips from a bunch of kids (and a few villains, too)...

Trucker Jackets

You'd be forgiven for thinking that every Indiana-native was lawfully obliged to wear a standard-issue trucker jacket. They're absolutely everywhere

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And honestly? It's a dystopian policy that we're firmly behind. Just take a look at Jonathan's fur-lined denim with contrasting collar.

In Britain, we're no strangers to the Americana-tinged vintage style. Levis led a high-street revival last winter, and we don't see any sign of that changing come December. 

But we could all take a lesson from the variety of styles on offer in the show, including...


The classic seventies fabric staple spilled over into the eighties in the form of collars and trousers, shortly before the world completely lost its mind and started donning parachute pants un-ironically.

And after a catwalk resurgence last winter, we predict a straight-up comeback in 2017. The hard-wearing, ribbed'n'ready aesthetic works perfectly alongside the classic workwear that has dominated men's style circles of late.

But don't even attempt Caleb's camouflage bandana. You're just not on his level.

Long-Sleeve Polo

The Stranger Things' high school halls are packed with preppy fashion, but the ever-present long-sleeve rugby tops stand out from the various other varsity classics.


Layering is one of the most enjoyable parts of putting together an outfit, but during summer it's just an act of pore-sapping suicide.

But soon we'll be able to follow Caleb's lead and team a coach jacket with a bulky parka or, if the mood strikes us, team a disco-collared quilted gilet with a tee-shirt and flannel combo like Will (the mood probably won't strike us).

Harrington Jacket

If you can keep your eyes off Steve Harrington's weird bouffant for more than a split-second (impossible), you'll notice that he's rocking an eponymous jacket 24/7 (collar well and truly popped, of course).

Tucked-In Tee

Yes, this may represent the final stage in you actually becoming your full-blown dad, but who cares when it looks this good? With the right fit, you can make even the most casual of outfits look tailored and smart.


Remember when you could wear a suit on the tube without sweating out 99% of your vital bodily fluids? The days when you weren't forced to flash your sweaty pits to everyone in the office?

He may have been a proper villain, but Dr. Martin Brenner and his charcoal trademark reminded us how much we miss slipping on a dapper suit.

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