Dress Like A Pro: Get The Complete Björn Borg Style
The Diadora Borg Elite trainers and the Fila Settanta Mk1 track top are just some of the signature pieces as worn by the Swedish former No.1.
It’s crazy when you think Björn Borg retired at the young age of 26. Saying that what more could he really have done for the sport? Winning a whopping 11 Grand Slam singles titles, 15 Grand Prix Super Series titles and setting numerous world records throughout his professional career, Borg had done it all. Between 1974 and 1981 Borg won the French Open 6 times and Wimbledon a staggering 5 times. Ranked world no.1 the headband wearing Swede became an icon thanks to his expensive designer sportswear and sponsorship deals with Fila and Diadora that would go down in casual history as one of the most influential brand endorsements to ever grace the grass of centre court. The Swedish tennis legend had more style than your average athlete, from the Diadora Borg Elite trainer to the legendary Settanta Mk1 track top, the original Björn Borg style is admired by many all over the world. A tennis great, a celebrity, a playboy, a pioneer of designer sportswear and quite simply one of the coolest athletes of all time.
Above: The Complete Björn Borg Style at 80s Casual Classics.
As Wimbledon creeps upon us as well as the Ibiza holiday season it means only one thing to us at 80s Casual Classics…time to get on that classic Björn Borg style! Going with that original “The Business” vibe we’ve also kitted out Love Island 2018 winner Jack Fincham in some Fila for his Ibiza holiday this year in true geezer style. From classic Fila track tops to shorts, the original 80s casual tennis style is timeless and will always be a great look over the summer holiday season.
Above: The Fila Settanta Settanta Mk1 Pro Badge track top available now from 80s Casual Classics.
As part of our ‘Get The Complete Björn Borg Style’, we’ve put together some all time casual classics like the Fila Settanta Mk1 track top as famously worn by Borg when he lifted the trophy for his 5th consecutive Wimbledon title in 1980. The Settanta Mk1 was also arguably Borg’s most famous design, originally released in 1976, the varsity style BJ silhouette is still one of our best all time sellers. Borg also usually teamed up the Settanta MK1 track top with the iconic Settanta polo shirt, famous for its matching pinstripes and contrasting collar design.
Above: The Fila Settanta Settanta polo shirt available now from 80s Casual Classics.
No Borg style outfit would be complete without the Diadora Borg Elite trainers. Considered by some as the greatest casual style trainers of all time, the Elite’s were Borg’s very own signature style. With their premium court appeal the white/gold colourway of the Borg Elite is still regarded as one of the most sought after Diadora trainer styles of all time from the 80s sportswear era.
Above: The Diadora Borg Elite trainers in white/gold available now from 80s Casual Classics.
Finally we’ve also got Borg’s legendary headpiece with his famous striped headband, something Borg was rarely seen without throughout his tennis career. We’ve also got classic Fila tennis shorts with the High Tide 4 shorts, a great addition to your holiday suitcase and the final piece to complete your classic Björn Borg style!
Above: The Fila Borg headband available now from 80s Casual Classics.
Above: The Fila High Tide 4 shorts available now from 80s Casual Classics.