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Fred Perry is most well known for the brand of clothing. However, most people dont realise he was the last English man to win Wimbeldon! He also invented the sweat band!
Fred Perry clothing has been around for generations (the first clothing being a Polo shirt in 1952) and is worn mostly by the youth of today. The orignal Fred Perry clothing was made for Tennis but quickly become part of fashon. The designer brand Lacoste is considered the main rival to Fred Perry.
The most well known Fred Perry products are the Polo shirts. There are the plain polos, the twin stripped polo, and a few more designs. Fred Perry also make plimsols, bags, hats, wallets, belts, jumpers, cardigans, coats and other products. Fred Perry clothing is rather expensive to buy with majority of there Polo Shirts costing around £50. This doesnt seem to stop people buying the clothing, as it is seen as very fashionable.
I myself own alot of Fred Perry clothing and the quality is very good, and it looks very smart. However for the price you pay, you have to ask yourself is it worth that amount of money? If you want to fit in with everyone else and look stylish then my answer is yes.
Fred Perry was the last player to win Wimbledon since 1939. After the successful tennis carrier a range of clothes were released in his name. Ranging from tracksuits to trainers, and from watches to wallets.
However, the range of products offered does tend to be a little similar. For example, I had a black Fred Perry polo top for Christmas, and then another of the same style for my birthday, but in white this time. I find a lot of the colours would not be worn by most people. Colours include lime green and pail blue. The polo tops are priced at £45-50 depending on the shop.
I also have a pair of pumps which look very nice, but after I wore them a few times, they began to lose their colour. Again these were black and when this colour fades, you don't want to ware it. The pumps were priced at £45 which is very expensive for a pair of shoes that I can only wear occasionally.
To add to my Fred Perry collection, I also have one black and one white t-shirt. These cost £20 and I think they are not worth that money. Again, I wore the black one only a few times, and its started to fade already. However, there is nothing wrong with the white version.
As Fred Perry is a higher quality brand, you expect the higher prices and I am prepared to pay them for the polo tops as they are long lasting and can be worn for any occasion really.
Anything Fred Perry is a classic fashion item and would recommend them to anyone.
I'm sure you have heard of Fred Perry before, if not the man then his fashion range. The Fred Perry logo is iconic and has a long and (mostly) distinguished past.
I can only write from a mans point of view but I know of no-one who dislikes Fred Perry clothing, no-one. Whether wearing Fred Perry clothing day-to-day or on a night out it looks appropriate. If you are looking at FP clothing then the polo shirt is undoubtedly on your list to look at. I for one cannot rate them highly enought. They come in a range of styles, colours and of course designs. The material they are made out of is durable, hard-wearing and, very importantly if you are wearing them on a night out, easy to clean.
In the past I have bought Fred Perry items as gifts for other people and because they are appropriate everywhere you see them in them all the time. I wear FP polos all the time so I am obviously going to rate them, but not without good reason.
I realise I have written mainly about the polos, don't take this as meaning this is the only great clothing type they make. I love the hats, the watches and the shirts. However, a parting word of warning. The trainers made by Fred Perry are worn exclusively, in my experience, by people I would call chavs. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing but I just thought I should mention it.
Fred Perry is a designer range of clothing which has it's own online shop and stores, you can also find Fred Perry clothing in stores such as Debenhams and House Of Fraser. The price however though will be the same wherever you shop, unless you are lucky and can find a sale!
I am a 23 year old larger man, I have been buying Fred Perry clothes for about 3-4 years. I must admit that when saying buying clothes I really mean just buying the polo shirts, as they are a very good fit for my build. The polo shirts look good on and also give you enough room for movement. What I especially like are the Fred Perry styles, you can get a nice t shirt/jumper/cardigan or polo with very nice patterns. You can also get them in more subtle colours like black or dark blue but they all look very smart.
The one negative point with Fred Perry is that you do pay for the quality, a polo shirt on average would cost around £45-£55. If you can purchase an item of clothing in a sale then you will get it for a decent amount cheaper but this is if you are lucky. Some may think that a polo shirt for £50 is a lot of money, which I can't argue with. I mainly use the polo shirts for nights out as they are smart and look good, therefore the money paid is a bit easier to take.
If you like Fred Perry I would recommend looking only via very, they often have sales and if you need to you can spread the payments over a couple of months.
Overall I love the clothing range and the polo shirts are much better then any other, you can also feel good in these clothes as they are very comfortable.
Fred Perry, now a man of legend remembered more for his remarkable contribution to fashion than for his tennis.
The man started his clothing range with sports shirts designed for such upper class sports as tennis but soon struck gold when he created the iconic fred perry polo shirt.
The clothing range then changed in the late 1970's when the clothing range became famous for the people that wore it such bands as the special donned the logo and became iconic for it, and from then on the fred perry clothing range has become a favourite for indie groups like arctic monkeys, jamie t. and the enemy.
Every self respecting man should at least own one of these shirts, they are avaiable in such a huge variety of colours and designs and a perfect for most social ocassions, they will suit a wide variety of shapes and styles and are worn famously and often with respect from you're fellow human or at the very least fellow wearers.
However don't believe that women have been left out of the clothing range as there are plenty of great shirts, skirt, jackets and dresses sporting the fred perry logo out there too.
If you take nothing else away from this review please at least when you see that special logo in the street from now on remember its heritage
Fred Perry is a great make of clothing. The clothing is very comfortable and great quality. I have loved Fred Perry since i was a kid and find that the clothing lasts for a long time. I have had 5 of my tops for over 2 years now and they are still in great quality.
Fred Perry clothing can be found in most sports wear shops and high street retailers. Most of my clothing from this brand including shirts, jeans and T-shirts have been brought from Debenhams and JD sports but you can find that some major towns, cities or shopping centres have a Fred Perry shop, which obviously only speacilize in there clothing alone.
Clothing can come in all sizes all the way from baby up to large adults and as i have said before, i find the clothing very comfortable, Cheap for the quality of the clothing itself.
Overall i think that the brand is Very stylish, fasionable and modern. I would recommend the brand anytime and think it is great value for money.
I do state that the clothing is great value for money, however, i can say that as much as i love the make, some people may find some of the clothing 'Tacky' and over valued.
Fred Perry was founded by Fred Perry (shocker) who used to be a tennis player. It started out as a company that made clothing especially for tennis but over the years has turned into a much more fashionable make.
I is a tradionally British make and that can be seen by the style it has been used in over the years. Probably the most notible way in which it was worn - was by the skinheads and also the mods later on. Both these groups effectively made a name for it and gave it a great heritage that make it pretty inique to Britain.
I has moved on a bit since then but vintage slim fitting Fred Perry's are widely avalible and still very popular.
As for the actual make I find the tops are very well fitting and extremely long lasting - for example I am still able to wear a Fred Perry I've for well over 2 years and it is still in good condition.
Many people say that it is stupid to pay £30-50 for a polo just because of the logo. However when your buying it your not just buying the top but the British heritage that comes with it and making a fashion statement. Also in my opinion the Fred Perry tops are of far greater quality that those purchased cheapy - it is far better buying an expensive polo that can last you a good amount of time that something cheap that will not feel as nice and rip far more easily.
Overall I believe it to be a great make of clothes.
Fred Perry used to be a proffesional tennis player back in the 1940s. Shortly after his retirement Perry started his own brand of tennis clothing and accessories, over the years the range of sports clothing has changed into a much more fashionable brand. At the core of Fred Perry, the tennis element still remains within, but thre is a fashionable element over the top.
Fred Perry sell a variety of clothes. They have actual tennis gear that is used by many proffesionals, a good example being Andy Murray. But at the same time they have many fashionable items, which are still themed around tennis. The main Fred Perry items are polo shirts, and plimsole shoes. Both of these ranges are exceptional in terms of quality, I own at least one of each item. Every Fred Perry item appears to have the logo embedded on the front.
In terms of durability I would have to say that the clothing is strong and durable, the shoes are another story. While they look very nice and are certainly fashionable, you could not play any proper sports in them (I am talking about the fashion side of Perry, not the sports gear). This is certainly ironic as they originated as sports shoes and are still based on the concept, but it does hurt after a few minutes to run in the shoes. The top of the soles in mine came out after about 2 weeks, to my dissapointment.
The pricing is reasonable with Fred Perry. It is a premium brand, and as a result all the of the clothing is at a mid-price range, an example being a pair of shoes which would typically set you back around £30 - £40.
So in summary I think that Fred Perry clothing is very stylish (especially among the younger generations), and is also affordable. The only downfall seems to be the durability of some of the non-sport products, which is not very good. But I would still recommend any Fred Perry clothing, as it is very popular.
I am not a wearer of Fred Perry and neither is my partner. If i am honest i find Fred Perry too expensive for it's quality, It is just a polo shirt and yet people will pay £50 or so, You would find exactly the same quality and even colour without the Fred Perry logo for £2 in primark. This proves you are simply paying for the logo, not the quality of the clothing. Some of the clothing you can't even see the logo so why pay all that money for something you can't see. I have also found quite a number of young, teenage gangs, usually boys, tend to wear this type of logo, This should immediatly put you off the make, It is a make, brand highly associated with gangs, yobs, scally's and chavs. Not a brand i would like to be seen out in. And certainly not a brand worth the prices.
Here I am going to tell you a little bit about the Fred Perry clothing brand, but firstly a would like to let you know how this major fashion brand originated and how I has become so successful today.
FRED PERRY HISTORY
This clothing brand has taken its name from the legendry tennis player, Frederick John Perry but most will know him as Fred Perry. This Cheshire born tennis player was the world's number one player for five years running and most importantly a three time over Wimbledon winner.
He was the first British man to win titles at Wimbledon, the French and US open and lastly the Australian singles open.
This is where the clothing brand first came into the equation, as Fred Perry was so successful he was approached in the late 1940's, by an Austrian footballer who was trying to make it in the fashion industry, he had designed and invented the legendry sweat band and wanted Fred Perry to wear it and put his name to it, this was done to promote the brand on behalf of the footballer and with Perry being a roaring success within the sporting industry, This was a gamble that paid off and made the brand as popular as it is today.
This sweat band then went on to the production of polo T-shirts, with three buttons down the front and a laurel motif logo in the breast of the T-shirt. This t-shirt was an instant success in the 1952 Wimbledon games.
This was originally produced in white and natural colours, until the late 1900's when the brand was picked up by the mods, skinheads and football casual scenes. Fred Perry then went on to produce many different colours and designs, making the brand more appealing to a wide range of people.
CLOTHING BRAND TO DATE
Since the late 1900's the Fred Perry brand has come on leaps and bounds, I remember buying my first Fred Perry T-shirt and then my grandad put me right off it as he wore it when he was younger, it was at this point I looked into the background of the Fred Perry brand as I thought my Grandad was pulling my chain.
When the brand adopted the different colours and got recognised by the football casuals and teenagers it became a high fashion brand, but as the chav's have now picked it up as there must have clothing, I feel that it less appealing to most as they will get branded as a chav.
This has now branched out and currently product, round neck and polo T-shirts, shoes, bags, belts, caps, jeans, tracksuits, hoodies and most other clothing items.
Fred Perry has two different clothing brands, the sport range and the classic range.
The sport range is the lower budget Fred Perry clothing and it most appealing to the chav and football casual as it is mainly consists of tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirt jumpers.
The classic range is more advanced and this is reflective in the prices, you pay lot more as this classic range is made with better quality materials and they consist of fine knitted garments, shirts and better quality polo's, even though the polo's look the same as the sport range they are made with better materials and the only difference being the buttons.
Not only does Fred Perry cater for the sports industry, but they also cater for children, women and men.
You can expect to pay anywhere between 28.00 and 55.00 for a traditional Fred Perry polo shirt, the price varies on where you buy it and if you go for a sport or classic version.
The laurel motif logo is very eye catching and is basically a patch that is stitched onto the clothing, I feel this is much better than an iron on logo as it will never wear away.
In my experience if you pay out the full 55.00 like I did for my classic polo T-shirt, then it will last. I have washed it so many times and it is still in perfect condition without any bobbling, shrinking or even stretching, the only thing is that it has faded slightly, but what can I expect as it is now over five years old.
This was a brand I would wear religiously and I would even by my husband, but over the past four years I feel that it has gone cheap and tacky as the chav's have in my opinion killed it off.
I will still buy a few knitted ladies jumpers, as some of the classic range is still very nice indeed, but I don't flaunt the fact the is it a Fred Perry, I would never buy an item with the brand logo splashed across the whole garment.
I am sure Fred Perry will be around for years to come, but I will leave it to the youngsters and chav's to support the brand.