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Posts written during 'October 2011'

Check out all of the posts written during 'October 2011' below. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try searching using the form within the right side navigation of this page.

Tipped in the Press


Volt Magazine

 Our classic Twin Tipped Fred Perry Shirt, as featured in VOLT Magazine

Friends of Fred Returns for AW11

After the huge success of our first Friends of Fred project, we decided to invite three more brands to the fold. The selection for AW11 stays true to our signature sharp mod aesthetic; using pieces from some of the finest British labels and craftsmen to create a complete outfit available at our Laurel Wreath shops and online. Our Friends of Fred for AW11 are: John Smedley, Garbstore and Alfred Sargent, with two more Levi’s styles added to the selection.

Friends Of Fred Aw11

With a rich 225 year heritage, John Smedley holds its roots in the Derbyshire countryside and continues to produce luxury knitwear using the finest wool. For Friends of Fred, the brand has chosen the iconic Dorset Sweater created in the softest merino wool to form the core of the look. We've looked to Northamptonshire brand Alfred Sargent to provide the shoes: leather lined with a rubber tipped sole, their rich suede Chukka boots make the perfect finishing touch to our outfit. Producing their own line of ‘unfamiliar vintage’; Garbstore of Portobello road have contributed a wool Kadet coat complete with the smartly tailored wool and attention to detail sought out by the mods. Last but not least, Levi’s return for a second season with two classic styles – the 1967 505 Rigid Jeans and the Sta Prest trouser, this time available in a textured wale cord.*

Some of our favourite blogs including Hypebeast and The Daily Street have written about the project - you can judge for yourself HERE.

*Please note that Levi's styles will not be available at our Manchester or Berlin Laurel Wreath Collection Shops. 

Fireworks Pre-Show Acoustic Set

Detroit band Fireworks will be bringing their melodic punk to our Grand Street Surplus Shop in Brooklyn, NY, on Wednesday 12th October. Visitors are invited to come to the shop from 4pm to see a free acoustic performance in store, before the band play The Knitting Factory later that evening alongside Polar Bear Club, Balance & Composure and Such Gold.

Fireworks 1

Fireworks are currently signed to Triple Crown Records and have previously toured with the likes of Saves the Day and New Found Glory. The Fred Perry Surplus Shop can be found at 306 Grand Street, Williamsburg. For more information including directions and opening times, please visit our Shop Finder page.