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Fred perry polo shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Another question no one has been able to answer for me in the stores: does anyone know where I can find Fred Perry polo shirts, new or used, in the Seattle area? I want to look at them close up and try them on before buying otherwise I'd go ebay.
     


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    Be careful on ebay. Not to scare you off, but a friend of mine was disappointed with his ebay purchase.
    Turned off by the prices on fredperry.com, he ordered a couple of shirts from an ebay seller in Asia and was disappointed. He gave me a navy shirt with red tipping in size L that I think is ok and wear, but he claims is a fake. It is quite slim for an L; I have track jacket from the website in L that is big on me.
    Of course, you mentioned you'd like to buy in person, so this advice may be redundant. Good luck.
     


  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    J.- only places I know of are in Austin, TX, Chicago, and LA. I think they'd let you return it if it didn't fit...
     


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    J, I have seen Fred Perry polo shirts at Caban, which is a part of some Club Monaco stores, in Toronto. There is a Club Monaco store in Seattle so you might want to ask them if they have a Caban boutique associated with the store in which case they may have the shirts in question. A longshot at best but worth a try.

    Pacific Place in Seattle, 206 264-8001.
     


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    Fred Perry has a pretty good sale twice a year on their website.
    Also, last time I was in Off-Fifth I saw a bunch of Fred Perry stuff.

    In my experience, they fit on the slim side, similar to Lacoste before Lacoste revamped their sizing yet again. A XL Fred Perry would fit like a L Ralph Lauren Polo.
     


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    Originally posted by kirill73:
    What the heck is this?? I got infected by the Exploit virus when I clicked on this??
     


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    i've been buying fred perry since my mod/skinhead days in the 80s....the quality has def deteriorated since they are made in other countries now. The made in England ones have the best quality in fabric, fit....i have one made in Portugal that is actually nice and would recommend it, but the ones made in China/Singapore are not very good unless you pay less than $20 for it in which case it's ok.

    i cant believe you are having a hard time finding them as they seem to be everywhere now. I know that Macy's, Bloomingdales, and Urban Outfitters all carry a fairly large line of Fred Perry polos, track jackets, hats etc.

    but the website sale is good. i bought a couple track jackets on there for a good price but be prepared to pay a customs fee for the items.
     


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    Ben Silver sells Fred Perry. You can't walk into their store since you're in Seattle but I would think their return policy is good.
     


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    Bam.

    Thanks for the note T4phage. I don't know what that was about, but that's the end of it.

    BTW, I found Fred Perry at Loehmann's and bought a polo shirt. Their size S is about a 42" chest in case anyone is wondering, perfect for me. More later, perhaps.
     


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    No J. Dont do it...We have come to know and love that Avatar as our very own Kalra.

    Dont taint it please.

    JJF
     


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    j,

    Do you want mod style clothing store/website recommendations? If so let me know and I'll ask my work colleague and see what he says; he's a mod, though not the parka type. He gets suits altered for the mod look and hangs around with a crowd that get bespoke mod style stuff done.
     


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    Hmm.. okay, I guess. I need some more fun avatars for banned virus posting jackasses.

    Re Fred Perry, I will have to check the places people mentioned. I don't usually go to places like Urban Outfitters but next time I am up by there I'll stop in and see. The polo shirt I got is from Portugal, and it's pretty well made. I got another polo and a pair of track pants but I returned those because I didn't like them enough to justify the $70 total or whatever. But the fit of this one is perfect, not too long, slim cut, shorter sleeves, etc. Plus a couple of rarity points against the usual polo/lacoste etc.

    What is a "parka type" mod? I'd be interested to hear about your friend's clothing style, but I don't think I'm going to be taking up the mod look anytime soon.

    Thanks everyone.
     


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    J, Here's a parka: [​IMG] He wouldn't wear one, claiming that people who do to be mods, aren't mods. Â The suits he wears have quite thin lapels, close fitting and with trousers that taper. Â His shoes have squared toes, but are quite thin. Â Â Here's a URL with one style he has: http://comparestoreprices.co.uk/mens-de....hoe.asp This forum, the internet in general and this guy is where I get my shopping/clothes info and advice.
     


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    the mod+parka look is one that i'm not too fond of either. i can see the utilitarian purpose of the parka when you are riding a scooter abouts and not want to dirty up your nice gear underneath, but the parka mos def became too much of a uniform.

    "The suits he wears have quite thin lapels, close fitting and with trousers that taper. His shoes have squared toes, but are quite thin."

    nice. sounds exactly how i like to dress.

    re: Fred Perry, the best deal i got on new Freds was at Loehmanns...picked up an awesome track jacket, a black with red/white trim v-neck sweater, and navy track pants all for under $100.. and they had polo shirts for $29, sizing being limited. needless to say, that stuff was all gone within a week but i check back occasionally to see if they have anything new.
     


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    Interesting. There really aren't many mods around Seattle, and I haven't been hanging out much where they would be lately. When you said parka the only thing I could think of was the flight jackets that skinheads wear, which are somewhat similar to the one you posted, although the girls are the ones who were wearing the fur collared ones around last year. Don't know if that's still the thing for the hipsters at this point.
     


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