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In Focus: The Camouflage Waxed Bomber

Subverting a classic, the made in England tennis bomber is recontextualised this season, with a printed British DPM camouflage pattern and a Stewart tartan lining. Our sporting heritage combines with strong subcultural references, resulting in a unique interpretation of the iconic silhouette and an unexpected pairing of two decidedly British patterns.

Waxed Camouflage Jacket

Whilst tartans were historically worn to serve as a symbol of distinction, allowing the wearer to be recognised, British DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material) was designed to disguise, ensuring the wearer blended into the surroundings. Officially used by British forces as well as many other armies worldwide, particularly in former British colonies; the pattern made the ironic transition from military uniform to subculture uniform in a matter of decades.

Material Swatch - Waxed Camouflage Jacket

Camouflage rose to prominence during the 1960s as part of the counterculture appropriation of military surplus clothing. In stark contrast to its intended purpose, anti-war protestors took to adding peace signs and symbolic writings to their jackets. The rebellious links to the pattern continued to flourish during the late 1970s and 80s, particularly within anti-establishment punk and skinhead movements.

Pocket Detail - Waxed Camouflage Jacket

Although commonly associated with the 80s uniform of bleached jeans, braces and button up shirts, British DPM has continued to play a part in music-driven subcultures right up until today; be it the 90s Junglist kids, techno heads or 60s revivalists. A truly cultural phenomenon, in a reverse of its intended purpose, camouflage print has been used by generations not only to establish uniformity amongst each other, but to communicate individual ideas, values and beliefs.

Label Detail - Waxed Camouflage Jacket

Crafted in waxed British Millerain quality cloth, the camouflage bomber jacket has been produced in highly limited quantities and is available exclusively online and in Laurel Wreath Collection shops.

Wimbledon Begins - Spectator Style

As the 125th Wimbledon Championships begin today, all eyes will be on the courts as tennis stars from across the world limber up to compete for the titles. And just as fashions on the courts have seen many incarnations across the decades - from the Williams' sisters flamboyant ensembles to Andre Agassi's neon headbands - those lucky enough to snare a seat are sure to dress up for the occasion. For SS11, Fred Perry Laurel Wreath have looked to the sartorial style of the 50s British tennis player, an era where the cut of a players slacks were as much a talking point as the elegance of his backhand.

White Bomber

Creating a sharply tailored silhouette, this season's Laurel Wreath Collection presents contemporary interpretations of vintage tennis styles from both off and on the pitch. The lightweight 50s style bomber above is perfect for this year's spectators, layered over a crisp gingham shirt and teamed with slim cut trousers.  And in keeping with British tradition; if the weather takes a turn for the worse guests can be protected from the elements by investing in the collection's waxed duralinen duffle coat - a stand-out Laurel Wreath Collection style profiled by one of our favourite blogs: The Daily Street