6 Iconic Tough-guy Tracksuits of the Silver Screen

Actors, Clothing, Fashion, Film, Sportswear, style

 

Bex (Paul Anderson) – The Firm

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Probably the definitive tracksuit movie – the Fila and Sergio Tachini tracksuits featured in The Firm are a totally on-point rendering of the tracksuits favoured by 80s football casuals.

 

Chris Maltisanti (Michael Imperioli) – The Sopranos

 

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While not a movie, HBO’s The Sopranos gets an honourable mention for the sheer volume of tracksuits featured throughout the series. While every member of the Soprano family is partial to the odd Fila, Nike or Puma number, Moltisanti rocks his tracksuits with particular panache.

 

Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) – Goodfellas

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One of the first appearances of the tracksuit we can think of in the history of mobster-movies, Henry Hill’s classic Adidas tracksuit becomes his prison-wear in Goodfellas, accentuating the privilege afforded to him and his fellow wise-guys while behind bars.

 

Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) – Game of Death

 

 

 

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Bruce Lee’s tracksuit in Game of Death personifies tough-guy, despite its gaudy colour – a belief in which Quentin Tarantino clearly agreed with…

 

Vinz (Vincent Cassel) – La Haine

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Vinz’s tracksuit and shaved head in La Haine personifies European sportswear style.

 

Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn) – Reservoir Dogs

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As the only member of the crew not in black suits and ties, Eddie manages to look the part in this Nike tracksuit in Reservoir Dogs.

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