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adidas lacombe trainer newcombe rod laver history 17/07/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Lacombe Trainer

Even though the adidas Lacombe trainer is a relatively new release its inspiration and heritage goes way back to the 70s when Rod Laver and John Newcombe introduced their very own 3 stripes tennis styles. Originally introduced in 2016 as part of Gary Aspden’s SPEZIAL line, the adidas Lacombe trainer is now treated to a global 3 stripes release. Looking back to an era of the first adidas tennis endorsements and laid back leather styles, the Lacombe is rich in 3 stripes court heritage from the 1970s. What’s so great... Read More

adidas Stan Smith history 19/06/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Stan Smith Trainer

The legacy of the adidas Stan Smith to tennis and trainers is probably just about as big as it gets when it comes to classic 3 stripes. There’s probably not that many retired tennis players out there that still get confused with an original adidas trainer. Yes Stan Smith is still considered an all time legend in the world of tennis, a former world number 1 and the winner of 2 grand slam titles at Wimbledon and the US Open in the 1970s. However, mention Stan Smith to someone who is... Read More

adidas AR trainer tennis retro 02/06/2019
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The adidas AR Trainer Revives All That Original 3 Stripes 80s Tennis Style

Not many retro trainer styles can claim the 3 stripes tennis heritage and DNA like the adidas AR does. Rewind back to the late 80s for a moment. Tennis legends like Björn Borg had retired some years earlier and John McEnroe had been taking some time out of the sport with his dominance and titles in the game starting to decline. Players like Boris Becker, Steffi Graf, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg and Ivan Lendl were now dominating the Grand Slams and finals, with the racket sport taking a new technical direction as... 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

casual icons 15/12/2017
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The 80s Casual Classics Icons T-Shirt Celebrates An Era Of Legends & Sportswear

Our own line of graphic T-shirts look to the golden era of 80s tennis legends and casual icons with Björn Borg, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. We may have seen the on court skills from the likes of Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal in recent years but the centre court legends of the 80s will almost certainly never be forgotten. No matter how far the modern game evolves its always the nostalgia of the 80s that we seem to go back to, looking to an era of playboys and casual... 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