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Friday, 29th Jun 2012
One of the key things that attracted us to collaborate with Bradley Wiggins, one of Britain’s greatest cyclists, is his love and appreciation of 1960s clothing and design. His sharp wit and style have won him fans on and off the tarmac. Technical skin tight fabrics in bright colours form the mainstay of a cyclist's wardrobe, however Wiggins' collection for Fred Perry characteristically references the woollen jerseys sported by the cycling legends of the 1960s.
The cycling jersey has been a mainstay of the mod wardrobe since the early 1960s. Slim fitting with a neat mock turtle neck and complete with continental allure, the merino wool tops offered a cooling alternative to the synthetic shirts widely available at the time.
In their truest form (when used in races) cycling jerseys hold great prestige, with different colour jerseys signifying a riders ranking. Perhaps the most famous and coveted jersey is the Tour de France's ‘maillot jaune’ (yellow jersey). The rider with the lowest overall time at the end of each stage receives the ceremonial yellow jersey and the right to start the next stage wearing the colour.
Wiggins is hotly tipped to be the first ever Brit to win the Tour de France this year, which starts tomorrow, the 30th of June.
The Fred Perry x Bradley Wiggins range launches instore and online mid July marking the start of a 6 season collaboration.
Wednesday, 6th Jun 2012
Written by Mod experts, Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter, the book explores all aspects of the subculture, from Absolute Beginners to Zoot Money. A section of the book is dedicated solely to Fred Perry, highlighting the iconic position of our brand within the movement and referencing the classic Fred Perry shirt as a staple item in any Mod's wardrobe. Offering a detailed account of one of the most influential and long-lasting youth cults of our time, The A to Z of Mod is ideal for enthusiasts and novices alike.
Wednesday, 11th Apr 2012
We're delighted to announce an exciting new collaboration with Olympian and cycling legend Bradley Wiggins. Bradley has long been a fan of Fred Perry, and as a self-confessed mod enthusiast he makes a perfect fit for the brand. Speaking of the new collaboration, Bradley has said:
“It’s a partnership I could only have dreamed of...I have been a lifelong fan of the brand, stemming from my following and commitment to the mod movement and what I believe is Fred Perry’s unparalleled relationship with subculture."
“My goal has been to develop an authentic, non technical range of off cycle wear that is inspired by the best of the sport’s unique heritage – something I am hugely passionate about. Fred Perry offered me that opportunity.I’ll never forget the buzz when I first heard that Fred Perry were interested in working with me and since we’ve started work it’s clear that I’m going to have the chance to execute many of my and collaborate on some great ranges in the coming seasons."
Cycling jerseys have been standard mod-attire since the early 1960’s, and Bradley's collection will be inspired by this unique relationship between the sport and Subculture. Initially, the collaboration will launch in early summer with one cotton pique, zip neck shirt style in 3 colourways available through our worldwide shops and online at fredperry.com. The collection will expand to 8 pieces for an October 2012 delivery.