Inside the mafia, the tracksuit has been a piece of sofisticación and power. There is a predilection for italian brands as a symbol of pride for their roots. You could notice different status gang members because of the ones they were wearing
This garment is original from the tennis field. Italian brands as Fila and Sergio Tacchini, are more sporty and accessible. Then are some more expensive, as Alan Stuart and Cicero, with velour finishes, or Genelli, with silk finishes.
One of the maximum exponents in this game, is the HBO serie “The sopranos”, with one of the best stylings ever seen on screen, ruled by Juliet Polcsa. We got characters like Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) and Pauli (Tony Sirico), as good tracksuit ambassadors.
We can notice many other characters in italian mafia movies, that has been used this piece, as Al pacino in the movie Donnie Brasco. Also real life gangsters, as John Gotti Junior.
Many brands have taken inspiration from all this movement. One of the examples could be the parisian brand Casa Blanca, or the collab between Nike and Martine Rose.
Written by Adrián Lorca