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Sergio Tacchini 80s wear

Sergio Tacchini became a professional tennis player at age 17, by entering the Tennis Club of Milan in 1955. In 1960 he won the title of the Italian Champion over fellow countryman Nicola Pietrangeli. He was considered to be a talent on clay courts and also competed in the Davis Cup, counting five victories in singles and one in doubles in a total of fifteen games. He took another two Italian titles in doubles, with Pietrangeli as his partner in 1967 and 1968. In 1966, Sergio Tacchini founded Sandys S.p.A. which was to be renamed after him a few years later. The initial idea was to experiment with colours and fabrics in order to create elegant and stylish tenniswear, at a time white dominated the players' clothes. However the project expanded to other sports such as ski, fitness, golf and sailing, but leisure wear as well. The mid-eighties saw Sergio Tacchini issue the "Dallas" tracksuit. Simple in design, it went on to become one of the decades most recognisable items of clothing. Today it is highly sought after, but also other Sergio Tacchini 80s garments enjoy a super cult status. Many great tennis athletes have joined the Sergio Tacchini brand over the years. Most of them are well-known tennis players from the 70s and 80s such as Jimmy Connors, Vitas Gerulaitis, Ilie Nastase, Mats Wilander, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Sergi Bruguera, Pat Cash, Gabriela Sabatini and Pete Sampras. The company is based in Florence, Italy.

 

*NEW* Garry Baylon's Sergio Tacchini Vintage collection


Here are some some great Sergio Tacchini items that were photographed stock used in THE FIRM, and some shots of the movie's wardrobe:

 

 

 


Sergio Tacchini shirts and track tops you can buy at:

80s casuals classics /
Planet Clothing 93 Ltd