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Posts written during 'May 2011'

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1957 - Tipping is Born

This week sees the launch of a small number of limited edition Re-issue Shirts, inspired by four of the tribes and subcultures who have helped to build Fred Perry's unique history and heritage.

The 1957 Fred Perry shirt celebrates the story behind how our twin-tipping came to be. Originally requested by die-hard West Ham football fans, the supporters approached famous retailer Lilywhites of London to see if their club colours could be added to their favourite cotton pique shirt. Lilywhites in turn approached Fred Perry, and the tipping was duly added.

1957 Shirt 

The 1957 Fred Perry Shirt, as part of the Re-issues Collection.

Made in England, the 1957 Re-issue Shirt has been created in a slightly lighter cotton pique with a soft, vintage finish. Keeping as close as possible to the very first twin-tipped shirt, the buttons have been left unbranded and the woven back neck label is almost identical to that of the 1957 original.

The Re-issue shirts have been made in small numbers and are available to buy in our Laurel Wreath Collection Shops and online at

To see the full collection which also includes The 1963 Northern Soul Shirt, The 1976 Punk Shirt and the 1979 Perry Boy Shirt, click HERE


Fred Hits Brooklyn

Last week saw the opening of a brand new Fred Perry Surplus Shop in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, NY. Located at 306 Grand Street, the shop hosts a mixture of rare collectables and stand out pieces from past collections - with special prices ensuring it sits well alongside the area's gold mine of vintage and thrift stores.

Nyc Grand St

Brooklyn and Williamsburg in particular has become known for its eclectic mix of culture, host to some of New York's best music venues, exhibitions and events. Upcoming highlights include the starting point for the 4th annual NYC Zombie Crawl at The Knitting Factory, and a much anticipated show from local punk band Japanther at the Williamsburg Music Hall. Squaring up to Manhattan in its array of restaurants and cafes from every corner of the globe, visitors to the area can pick up authentic Latin American cuisine from the infamous trucks at the Red Hook recreation area, or enjoy some home cooking from Walter Foods - located just down the street from the Fred Perry shop, at number 253 Grand Street.

May's Music

The last weekend in May sees a myriad of musical events, including two particularly exciting festivals. Once again Fred Perry Subculture have teamed up with Dot-to-Dot Festival to bring three days of music to Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester on the 28th, 29th and 30th respectively. Last year saw the likes of Wild Beasts, Blood Red Shoes and dreamy Baltimore two-piece Beach House perform; all of whom have gone from strength to strength since featuring at the three day event.

This year's line-up features the eclectic fare that the festival has become famous for, with established acts Hurts and We Are Scientists playing alongside exciting newcomers Is Tropical, Braids and Alpines to name but a few. 

Canadian natives Braids play Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester as part of Dot-to-Dot Festival 2011.

Over in Spain, Barcelona's Parc Del Forum hosts the city's eleventh San Miguel Primavera Sound festival, with an incredible line-up headlined by none other than Britpop pioneers Pulp. Other highlights include PJ Harvey and Nick Cave's project Grinderman, alongside left field acts such as Salem, the much hyped Odd Future and Britain's James Blake. Set in spacious surroundings against a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, Primavera Sound continues to garner praise as one of Europe's most varied and enjoyable music festivals.

For a full Dot-to-Dot line-up for each city, ticket and venue information visit:  or find out more through Fred Perry Subculture

For more information on San Miguel Primavera Sound, visit: