Over a Century Old and Still ‘Serving’ It to Us

Written by Andy | 20/05/2013

Had Frederick John Perry still been alive the Saturday just gone would have marked his 104th birthday, but sadly one of the UK’s finest ever tennis players passed away back in 1995. For those who enjoy a spot of tennis, have a supply of strawberries and cream for Wimbledon and hear ‘new balls please’ far too often the name Fred Perry will evoke feelings of respect and pride, and depending on your age possibly memories of him playing. For a man that won 8 singles Grand Slam tournaments as well as 2 singles, 2 doubles and 4 mixed doubles Pro Slams you would assume that his name would be confined to the history books, not worn across the chest of men and women of all ages around the UK.

The Fred Perry clothing range pays homage to the great man himself, ensuring that his name lives on not only on the vast winners lists at Wimbledon, statues, plaques and even walking route in Stockport. The laurel logo that Fred Perry based on the laurel reef of Wimbledon is now found, embroidered on the chests of many in the UK offering polo shirts that tip the cap to the original shirts, designed to rival Rene Lacoste and worn in the early fifties.

The spring summer 2013 range is available at Mainline Menswear, as the clothing has been on and off for the past eight or so years, and features everything from the signature twin tipped polo shirts in a wide palette of colours right through to the popular Fred Perry x Bradley Wiggins collaboration that has taken the fashion world by storm. Check out the best bits of the Bradley Wiggins collab below, or head over to Mainline Menswear to view the full summer Fred Perry clothing and footwear ranges.

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