Sergio Tacchini retro track jackets, polo shirts and t-shirts will take you right back to the 1980s, because when it comes to old skool sportswear, Sergio Tacchini is legendary! Sergio Tacchini may have had its heyday in the 80s, but the revival in retro men’s sportswear means that this brand is firmly on-trend.
Italian tennis professional, Sergio Tacchini started the company (formerly known as Sandys) in 1966. The recognisable ST logo resembles a tennis ball and baseline. Sergio Tacchini set about creating a revolution in sportswear – he broke the strict rules of the tennis world by introducing colour into the previously all-white clothing. Sergio Tacchini subsequently diversified into skiing, golf and casualwear, designing sophisticated activewear in bold new colours.
The 80s saw big name tennis players such as John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors representing Sergio Tacchini. At this time Sergio Tacchini also became firmly associated with 80s Casuals culture and trend for ‘terrace wear’. As British football fans travelled to matches in Europe, they adopted the fashion of the Italian sportswear brands including Sergio Tacchini and Ellesse, and took them back to the British football terraces. This was the era of the track suit, with the original Dallas track top by Sergio Tacchini becoming a retro classic.
The 80s revival and growth of streetwear kickstarted a surge in the popularity of Sergio Tacchini.