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Biff’s green tracksuit.
March 16, 2013 9:44 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for Biff Tannen’s green Adidas tracksuit.

So my brother has red hair and will often set this image of Biff as his facebook profile picture. His wife hates it but I thought I would try to make his dream a reality!

More higher quality pics:1 2

I don't have a problem finding green vintage Adidas tracksuits but often don’t have the right hue of green and never have the white bar across the chest. Unfortunately, as I'm in New Zealand, the likelihood of finding one in a thrift store here is very slim and I've had no luck so far. Online searching has similarly been futile. Help!
posted by Start with Dessert to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm no expert, but the chest logo being on Biff's right makes me suspect that it was made especially for the movie.
posted by rhizome at 10:34 PM on March 16, 2013


never have the white bar across the chest.

Voila! (It's obviously not identical, but there's your white bar.)
posted by John Cohen at 10:38 PM on March 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


If you scroll down, you'll see an Adidas suit with a white bar and a similar shade of sea green. Good luck understanding the website, though.
posted by John Cohen at 10:52 PM on March 16, 2013


On second thought, the link from my second comment might be the identical jacket to the one in my first comment — just with different photo processing. Perhaps "teal" would be a good search term.
posted by John Cohen at 12:33 PM on March 17, 2013


The Adidas Beckenbauer has the bar, which might help with searching - though I can only find it in the reversed colours.
posted by penguin pie at 3:12 PM on March 17, 2013


The Adidas Beckenbauer has the bar, which might help with searching - though I can only find it in the reversed colours.

Here it is with a white bar on green (you can also buy it here). If only you could get rid of the black logo.
posted by John Cohen at 8:47 PM on March 17, 2013


As you can see - there are plenty of shirts available that come tantalisingly close to Biff's tracksuit.

Some are the right colour but have aspects that don't quite match. That first link has an slightly fatter oblong rather than a stripe and it also has single white strips along the sides of the torso under the arms. Another link has a big "Adidas Originals" stamp on the stripe (which is also too fat). The collar has green and white stripes where what I'm looking for is solid colour.

On the other hand there are shirts that match very closely stylistically (except for the non-circular zip) but are not currently in the correct colours: Red/navy, navy, blue, black, red, white (inverted for crying out loud!)

Thank you for identifying the style (Beckenbauer) which does assist in searchng. I'm still hoping something will come up from a past season that more closely resembles Biff's tracksuit.
posted by Start with Dessert at 10:48 PM on March 17, 2013


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