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The Writing's on the Wall

Currently celebrating it's 100th year, The Brentham Club in Ealing paid homage to its most famous tennis player this week with a honorary plaque dedicated to Fred Perry. After his father Sam was re-located to London for work, Fred took his passion for table tennis with him and promptly joined the Ealing club in 1919. It was here that Fred discovered lawn tennis, and practiced his game every evening before winning the club's Championship tournaments in 1926 and 1927. Ever ambitious, Fred continued to hone his skills and went on to win Wimbledon in 1934, 1935, and 1936.

Perry Mid Air

Proving that hard work and dedication pays off, Fred's plaque was unveiled by the Mayor of Ealing and the CEO of the Lawn Tennis Association Roger Draper. The CEO said it was "an absolute honour to have officially unveiled a plaque to such a sporting legend as Fred Perry”, citing The Brentham Club as being "at the heart of our sport’s efforts to encourage more people to play tennis.” The Club's centenary celebrations continued with a transportation back to 1910, with club members dressing in period tennis attire to celebrate its history; whilst 50 tennis juniors competed in a showcase of future British talent.  

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