Friday, August 22, 2014

How Swede It Is

 I knew my childhood crush on Bjorn Borg was shared by many other girls, but I had no idea others were as mesmerized by the Swede's Fila as my brother Bill, my friend Greg and I were. The Italian clothier was so exotic and out of reach for three kids from the suburbs, so when we finally came across a tennis shop(pe) that carried it, a sweat band or pair of socks was all we could hope for. (A pair of Ellesse socks at Ross Dress for Less was sadly my greatest tennis victories!) So this little tribute to Borg's Fila warmup jacket in GQ -- wondering why it still has "iconic resonance" today.

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