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Posts written during 'August 2011'

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New Styles from The Specials

This week saw the launch of two new styles, created in collaboration with seminal band and extended Fred Perry family The Specials. Lending their unmistakable handwriting to a classic pique shirt in black and white and a crew neck t-shirt; the new styles arrive in anticipation of the band's upcoming European tour.

The Specials' 1981 hit 'Ghost Town'

The band will be playing shows across Europe in September and October, culminating in an already sold out show at Alexandra Palace, London, in November. The special edition crew neck t-shirt released this week features the set list from the upcoming tour, as well as a small checkerboard label on the hem that also features on the accompanying pique shirt. Both styles showcase the band's ethos of 'black and white unite', with our iconic Laurel Wreath embroidery showcased with both black and white leaves.

For more information on The Specials including tour and ticket info, visit their official website:

The two Specials styles will be available in Fred Perry Authentic Shops, Manchester and Berlin Laurel Wreath Collection Shops, and online at whilst stocks last. 

Tips on the Street

Streetstyle Severin

Spotted by Columbia Road, East London. Wearing an M3 Original Fred Perry Shirt.

Reading, Steady, Go!

The Reading Museum & Town Hall is currently hosting the Reading Steady Go! exhibition, specially curated to showcase life through the eyes of a 60s Mod. Celebrating the explosion of youth culture and the birth of "the teenager", the exhibition features a bedroom scene, a mock cafe and a barbers all with original furniture, posters and artefacts from the year 1964.

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Fred Perry have donated several original pieces including a white pique shirt, a zip through track top with pale blue and navy tipping, and a traditional cable knit sweater. Towards the end of the exhibition stands a re-created club scene with amazing articles such as Bryan Jones' suit and guitar, the microphone from The Flamingo night club and membership cards to original mod clubs such as The Scene.

The exhibition is taking place until the 9th October 2011. For further information, directions and opening times, please visit: