Posts written during 'August 2012'
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Thursday, 30th Aug 2012
Following on from our post on the Re-issues Harrington Jacket, this week we're taking a closer look at another piece from the collection: the Textured Knitted Shirt. The two button tipped shirt is a Fred Perry staple, and this cotton blend style offers a heritage feel with its waffle knit finish, reminiscent of the crimplene styles available in the 1960s.
Available in classic navy or maroon colour options, the textured knitted shirt has a slim fit and features all our most iconic styling details; including a twin-tipped flat knit collar, self-colour twin stitched hem and two button placket.
An embroidered Laurel Wreath badge has been referenced from our archives and applied to the chest, completing the timeless appeal of this shirt. Layer under the collection's Harrington jacket or team with a smartly tailored single breasted raincoat for a streamlined look.
Wednesday, 29th Aug 2012
Last week we held a special preview evening in selected shops to celebrate the launch of the second Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry Collection. Guests were invited to come and view the collection the evening before it went on general release, accompanied by DJs spinning Northern Soul and ska and a selection of complimentary drinks. Nottingham saw the city's local scooter club in attendance, whilst our Manchester Laurel Wreath Collection shop played host to musician Johnny Marr.
Bradley's second collection is available in limited numbers in our Authentic shops, as well as our Manchester Laurel Wreath Collection shop and online. Use our Shop Finder to find your nearest Authentic shop.
Images courtesy of Abigail Carpe and Looks Like Hands photography.
Thursday, 23rd Aug 2012
Photographer Scott Mitchell met Bradley Wiggins back in 2010, with the pair hitting it off pretty much instantly due to their shared passion for scooters, Northern soul and a very particular style of haircut. Just six weeks before the start of the Tour de France, Scott received a Tweet from Bradley asking for his mobile number. His request? “As it turned out, he wanted me to go along to the Tour and photograph what he goes through at the biggest cycling race in the world”. The much-photographed Bradley chose Scott as he wasn’t a sports photographer, and he wanted a new and fresh approach.
Scott has chosen a selection of shots from the past few months that capture some key moments from behind the scenes. His distinctive style has proved so popular that he’s now the official Team Sky photographer and his work can be seen through a series of galleries on their site, as well as on his own blog.
Scott's photographs following Bradley and the team's historic success at this year's Tour de France are still available to view on Team Sky's official site, with a possible book in the pipeline for later this year. In the meantime, he continues to shadow the team across various trips including the current Vuelta a Espana.
All images © Scott Mitchell for Team Sky