Worn by everyone from athletes and artists to card-carrying members of extremely disparate political affiliations, Fred Perry’s sportswear is able to miraculously transcend social strata, while at the same time providing the unlikely and unofficial uniform for groups who want those lines kept defined and in tact. Whether you’re punk or mod, far left or alt-right, every splinter of every subculture has found comfort, quality and a refined simplicity in Fred Perry garments. And isn’t that a testament to a solid product?
The Harrington first came about in 1930s Britain, but it was the mods of the ‘60s who gave it the cult status it has today. Paired with the Fred Perry Shirt, it became a true piece of tough, hardwearing uniform; the red tartan lining a subtle two fingers to the establishment.