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Björn Borg Fila Settanta 07/08/2019
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Classic Guillermo Vilas & Björn Borg Fila Track Tops

If there is one version of the Fila Settanta Mk1 track top that Björn Borg was seen in the most its got to be that iconic red colourway. The Björn Borg Fila connection doesn’t really get much stronger than the original Settanta Mk1 from the Italian sportswear brand. Although Borg did wear other Fila styles throughout his highly profiled and successful sporting career, like the Terrinda for example, the Settanta Mk1 is really the daddy when it comes to classic Björn Borg Fila styles from the late 70s and the early 80s.... Read More

Nike Wimbledon Trainer 28/06/2019
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The Soles Of Winners: Tennis Trainers You Need To Know

We take a look at 4 retro style tennis trainers from the 80s including legendary McEnroe court styles like the Nike Wimbledon trainer. Trainer tech has evolved massively since the 80s with the latest fabric engineering and underfoot cushioning systems now available from all the major sportswear brands. However, one thing still remains and that’s the love for retro 80s tennis trainer styles. Original winning styles like the Nike Wimbledon trainer for example, as worn famously worn by John McEnroe, or the Diadora Borg Elite trainer as famously worn by... Read More

Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt McEnroe 08/06/2019
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Polo Shirts, Tennis Nostalgia & Classic 80s Casual Style

The Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt is just one of the many classic 80s polo shirt designs we have available. An iconic 80s sportswear style, the polo shirt goes way back before colour TVs, sportswear endorsements and the latest trainer tech. The polo shirt was one of the very first sportswear silhouettes designed specifically for performance and would later lead to legendary styles like the Sergio Tacchini Young Line polo shirt as famously worn by John McEnroe. Introduced into the sport by the French tennis player René Lacoste, who... Read More

Bjorn Borg Style Fila 15/05/2019
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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... Read More

Fil Borg 28/03/2019
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Fila Borg Style & Classic Tennis Stripes

The legendary Fila Borg style revolutionised tennis apparel with his famous stripes and flamboyant Italian sportswear. Björn Borg wasn’t just the average tennis player, he was an icon and is still considered one of the greatest tennis players to ever grace the courts. The Fila Borg style started in around the mid 70s when the Italian sportswear label looked to expand its endorsements by working with some of the most in demand athletes at the time. Borg was certainly one of them, with the move putting Fila on the casual sportswear... Read More

fila settanta mk1 bjorn borg track top 12/03/2019
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Fila Settanta Mk1: The Original 80s Casual Classic

The Fila Settanta Mk1 track top came from a pinnacle era of casual fashion as worn by the legendary Björn Borg himself. Sportswear endorsement has been huge over the last 50 years. For example; Franz Beckenbauer for adidas with the Beckenbauer, Walt Frazier for Puma with the Clyde, John McEnroe for Sergio Tacchini with the Ghibli, Boris Becker for Ellesse with the Wimbledon and of course Björn Borg for Fila with the Settanta Mk1. Although Borg was seen wearing several different Fila styles throughout his sponsorship period which started back in 1975,... Read More

fila terrinda mk3 wham 17/01/2019
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The Fila Terrinda Mk3 Was Born In A Golden Age Of Casual Sportswear

From its Borg connection to appearances in cult classics like The Business it’s no surprise the Fila Terrinda is one of all our time top sellers! Some brands have them and some simply don’t. We’re talking about icons from a golden age of sportswear. Styles that couldn’t be forgotten about if you tried to. With a connection harking back so far their sporting and subculture connection remains just as strong decades later. adidas for example has styles like the Beckenbauer, Sergio Tacchini the Dallas and Fila the Terrinda. Born out of... Read More

Diadora Borg Elite Gold Trainer 10/01/2019
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An Unrivaled Winner: The Diadora Borg Elite Gold Trainer Is Back!

Arguably one of the most celebrated and legendary tennis trainers of all time, the Diadora Borg Elite Gold trainer now makes its return to 80s Casual Classics. No disrespect to a lot of the modern day tennis players but if they were playing in the 1980s and endorsed the Diadora Borg Elite trainer it wouldn’t have the same respect it has today. They just don’t have the same panache and appeal that the likes of Björn Borg had throughout his career. The blonde headband wearing Swede was the man you wanted... Read More

Fila BB1 Polo Shirt Borg 12/08/2018

New Fila Products & Classic Borg Style At 80s Casual Classics

We’ve just taken delivery of some fresh Fila BB1 colourways, new Fila styles rich in tennis nostalgia and classic 80s casual style. From its humble Italian beginnings in Biella back in 1911, it wasn’t really until Fila graced the tennis world and centre court that it transformed into one of the worlds most celebrated Italian sportswear labels. From the original White Line Collection of the 1970s, Fila looked to merge the lines between fashion and function, putting out contemporary sportswear designs with a timeless Italian edge. It just looked the... Read More

diadora borg elite 17/07/2018
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Diadora Borg Elite: The Original 80s Tennis Classic & Still The Best

If a single pair of trainers could sum up the 80s casual era it would probably be the Diadora Borg Elite, as famously worn by the tennis legend himself. It would be very surprising these days if for example the likes of Novak Djokovic was to endorse a pair of trainers and create a cult following in the process. In fact it would almost certainly never happen. Its not because Djokovic isn’t a world class tennis player or that he doesn’t have any fans, it simply comes down to one thing…panache. Panache... Read More

ibiza style bora bora 07/06/2018

Bora Bora, Balearic Tunes & Björn Borg Shorts: Ibiza Style At 80s Casual Classics

We’re getting geared up for some summer vibes with our Ibiza style outfit selections featuring everything from classic Fila tennis gear to archive adidas trainers. Ibiza, or the ‘White Isle’ as it called by some, became the epicenter of electronic dance music following the rise of acid house culture during the late 80s and early 90s. The sun drenched Spanish island became the holiday home of house music & techno with some of the greatest DJ’s that have ever lived to have graced its clubs, bars and terraces. From the... Read More

Fila Vilas track top the Business 18/04/2018

The Business Of Classic Fila With 80s Casual Classics

We celebrate ‘The Business’ and an era of tennis icons with these classic Fila styles as worn by Danny Dyer & Björn Borg. If you didn’t already know, the 80s Casual Classics story really started to blow up after the release of ‘The Business’ in 2005. We were trusted with the task to work alongside brands like Fila & Sergio Tacchini to bring back key 80s sportswear styles from the era that were featured in the film. Bringing back archive styles with exclusive colourways and re-releases has become the backbone of... Read More

16/02/2018
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We’ve Got An Exclusive Diadora Borg Elite Trainer Dropping At 80s Casual Classics

From the words of Björn Borg himself, “If I were in your shoes, I’d want to buy my shoes”. If you had to list one of the greatest tennis trainers of all time, the Diadora Borg Elite trainer would come very close to the top. Released in an era where tennis fashion had swept the nation thanks to the likes of Björn Borg and the early casual movement also adopting the Italian sportswear look. Borg had already put fellow Italian brand, Fila, on the map and now Diadora wanted their share of... Read More

Fila Settanta MK1 Track Top 31/01/2018
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From Tennis Nostalgia To Cult Classics: The Fila Settanta MK1 Is Simply The Best

Known as the Fila Settanta MK1, the Fila BJ and the Fila Matchday, its simply one of the best styles ever made by the Italian sportswear label. The Fila Settanta MK1 legacy began with an era of casual sportswear and tennis legends of the 1970s and 1980s. Thanks to Fila’s very own pin up boy, Björn Borg, who went on to inspire the whole casual movement with his match day attire and very own BJ Fila line. Considered one of the tennis world’s greatest ever champions, Borg won a total of... Read More

fila classics danny dyer 23/01/2018
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We’re Back ‘In Business’ With These Fila Classics

We’ve got some great Fila Vintage classics back in stock as featured on Mr Danny Dyer himself in Nick Love’s cult classic, The Business. Released in 2005, The Business from Nick Love explored the London gangster culture of the 1980s on the Costa del Crime and an era of sunshine, sportswear and smuggling. Following on from the critically acclaimed ‘Goodbye Charlie Bright’ released in 2001, which explored London estate subculture and petty crime, The Business delved deeper into gangland and the notorious London underworld. Following the story of Frankie (Danny... Read More

Borg vs Mcenroe 13/01/2018

“You Cannot Be Serious”: The Borg vs McEnroe Movie is Now Available on DVD!

The story of two 80s tennis legends and an era of casual classics is brought to life by Janus Metz Pedersen. If you didn’t manage to catch the iconic tennis movie, Borg vs Mcenroe at the movies back in September 2017, budding tennis fans and 80s casual admirers will be pleased to know the film is now available on DVD. That means you can sit back in your Fila dressing gown and enjoy 2 hours of 80s tennis nostalgia and the story of one of the games fiercest rivals. Starring Shia LaBeouf... Read More

borg vs mcenroe 14/09/2017

Borg vs McEnroe: The Story of Two Tennis Legends

Ahead of the release of one of the most talked about tennis films, we take a look at the clothes, the nostalgia and one of the biggest rivalries in the world of tennis. The story of some of the greatest tennis players that ever lived took place at a pinnacle era from the late 70’s to the early 80’s, with casual sportswear taking its grip across the nation. As football firms and the early casuals were adopting the style, it was the courts where it really kicked off with the... Read More