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Tennis Apparel for the Vintage Connoisseur. Mens Fila from the Days of Borg.

Terra Rosa Jacket 1 Fila Terra Rosa Polo

Perhaps because the Swede in me loved watching Björn Borg, I adore these terra rosa pieces from the Settantetre (73) collection of Vintage Fila.

Channel some 70s energy with Borg’s athletic apparel, offered in his cream, navy and red combination as well as the uber cool cream and lime combos above. The belted short shorts are not part of the group; good decision not to try and bring those back.

Pictured above left is the terra rosa jacket, $175 USD, in 70% acrylic and 30% wool — top quality, warm and SO awesomely retro but with an updated color scheme. The shirt, right, is the terra rosa polo, $110 complete with snap placket, contrast collar and vertical stripes. Made in Italy, these 92% cotton shirts are the real deal, right down to the stitching, based on Borg’s exact signature style but cut to fit the more modern man — who is a bit less sinewy let’s just say.

One of my team, a t-shirt and shorts kind of guy, popped the shirt on and instantly looked more polished and professional — meaning less of a rec., more of a club identity. Interesting how much a shirt can change one’s projected image. The jacket also looks great with a pair of jeans as we saw at one of Fila’s recent shows.

 

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