Retrospective: Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Jacket in The Firm (2009).

Posted: 21/08/2023 @ 20:56PM

Sitting at the cross roads between tennis and casuals culture, Sergio Tacchini is one of those clothing brands that can explore their retro heritage roots as well as move forwards with contemporary designs that reflect both sport and lifestyle fashions -  Any direction goes for Sergio Tacchini Clothing.  You can look back at images of tennis legends, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors wearing their iconic Tacchini track tops, shorts and tennis polo shirts. Timeless retro clothing that look as great today as they did back in the 1980s.

The Football Casuals took the McEnroe retro sports aesthetic from courts to the streets further adding to the legend of this iconic clothing brand. You can also cast your eyes over images of vintage terrace fashions and 80s casuals culture and easily find instances of Sergio Tacchini taking center stage. Snapshots of life in the 1980s for the casuals subculture offer a profound glimpse in to a time of socio-economic unrest and how football, fashion, music and living for the weekend gave people something good to look forward to! This was a path of rebellion, escape and belonging and ultimately the creation of a Casuals sub-culture that still exists today. 

Sergio Tacchini and their association with Football Casuals is immortalised in film. One such film that features a vast array of Sergio Tacchini Track Jackets and indeed track suits is Nick Love’s cult classic, the Firm (2009). The classic Casuals attire from Sergio Tacchini and Fila Vintage, feature prominently in the film with many of the street and fight scenes boasting the typical colour block panels of the legendary Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Top, sported by ICC (Inter City Crew) Firm leader Bex (Paul Anderson) in the film.

The film is a kind of coming of age story that centres around Dom, a teenager who finds himself drawn towards Football Casuals culture after a meeting with Inter City Crew member and leader Bex. Drawn in to a world of violence, Dom becomes part of the Firm led by Bex and witnesses first hand Bex's relentless pursuit to be the Top Dog. 

The Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Jacket is still prominent within the Sergio Tacchini collection with new colours  and archive re-sissues often finding their way in to the range. New colours in the Sergio Tacchini Orion Track Jacket coming for AW23 include Gardenia/Mountain Spring, Quiet Shade/Black, Loden Green/Maritime Blue and Mimosa/Tibetan Red. Keep your eye peeled for these!