Lazada 6.6 : RM6 OFF Min Spend RM66
Availability: till 30 June 2024


Head over to Fred Perry Mitsui Outlet Park, Sepang from 13th to 17th June 2024 to get your favourite Fred Perry gear, for less. Browse through the collections and you might just discover hidden gems.

Fred Perry Mitsui Outlet Park, Sepang
Lot G64, Persiaran Komersial, 64000 KLIA, Selangor

The first Fred Perry Shirt was worn in 1952 – an all-white shirt with a Laurel Wreath on the left side. A simple shirt with a lot of meaning. In a matter of years, the shirt had become a uniform for British youth and a highly treasured piece of clothing. 

For many, getting their first shirt was a moment to remember. Some had to wait and save weekend after weekend of pocket money for a shirt that would become a closet staple.

The pilgrimage to a central London shop or market with the freshest stock is as memorable for many as trying on the shirt for the first time. That first shirt would be worn over and over, an effortless cool ready to take on anything and look good while doing it.

Over a decade on from the original white shirt Fred Perry introduced ‘Twin Tipping’ around the collar along with new colourways. These additions allowed for more self-expression across scenes and ages.

Mods, Skinheads, Rude Boys and Ravers had their differences, but all were connected by being made up of working-class youths. Fashion has always been a presentation of our class place in society and the kids of the later 20th century were ready to rebel against classical ideas of clothing through subverting classic shirts like the smart polo to their own more rough and ready styles.

Youth culture fashion has become synonymous with ripping clothes up, bleach splatters and patches, matching all of this with a crisp and clean shirt makes a statement about how deliberate your choices are, that you know you can be smart or scruffy and you know how to demand attention either way.

A Fred Perry Shirt is an iconic piece of British clothing and heritage. It has a cultural significance that young people have found fitting to represent their own journeys for status and respect, while finding unionship in those that wear it.