Fred perry polo shirts

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  1. PHV

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    If you're a mod check out Ben Sherman and Merck. Two of my old friends were huge into mod"ism".

    The parka thing is ugly. I actually find most mods to be elitist wannabes who will judge you based on the pins you wear on your shirt. Are you kidding me...
     
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    (j @ 10 Nov. 2004, 10:07) 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.
    If you're a mod check out Ben Sherman and Merck. Two of my old friends were huge into mod"ism". The parka thing is ugly. I actually find most mods to be elitist wannabes who will judge you based on the pins you wear on your shirt. Are you kidding me...
    naw, an elitist mod will judge you on the cut of your jacket and trousers....a poseur mod will look at pins on your shirt (which shouldnt be there in the first place) Ben Sherman is iffy nowadays. they had some great "gabbicci" styled vintage repro shirts up til last year but now that they sold their licensing to the company that makes Dockers, their brand has degraded into crap wannabe hipster/clubgoer gear. occasionally they will still put out a good shirt or something, but easily 90% of their line now is unwearable. and the classic slimfit Ben Sherman buttondown is a thing of the past. good luck finding one of those. Merc....now that's a brand better to stay away from altogether. esp the suits. complete garbage, altho at first look it seems to have it together with its slim lapels, ticket pocket on jacket etc. but close inspection of the fabric and cut and there's no way you'll want to wear it.
     
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    Why do you say oi oi oi ?
     
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    prolly cuz Fred Perry has traditionally been the brand of choice worn by those who do say "oi oi oi" or ride Lambretta/Vespas [​IMG] it isnt til the last couple years that "normals" have latched onto the Fred Perry brand. (at least in the USA)
     
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    That's funny..... a lot of the mods in britain wore parkas... none of them looked like the thing there, and pins of the small faces, the jam, the who, OCS were everywhere. To me all of them are posers. Mods are from the 60s. Poor kids who wanted to look relevant in society, or that's at least how Pete Townshend explained it. I've been associated with many differnet sub cultures in my life time because I'm big into music, and mods are without a doubt the most pseudo elitist jokers I've ever seen. The posers don't care, the ones who actually believe they are mods are in my opinion just as bad as wiggers in an all white suburb. Especially the non british ones who use words like "wanker" and give you the back wards peace sign instead of the middle finger.
     
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    Fred Perry has long been the brand of choice for chavs, so unfortunately a lot of british people who come here and see "fashion forward" people pushing Perry immediately think of chavs in track suits.
     
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    that parka isnt the "classic fishtail" parka that most mods wear/wore

    i'll agree with you on your take of mods. me personally, grew out of mod/skinhead altho my style is def influenced by mod style....and i still love Small Faces, Jam, Tamla/Motown, soul, etc etc. but the elitist attitude gets tired. funny how many of the hardcore mod elitists eventually grew out of the scene into hippy-dom or trance/house crap.

    what's funny is how i hear that "mod is back in fashion"...of course this uninformed interpretation is more like Austin Powers and Nancy Sinatra in go-go boots than, say, Steve Marriott and Fay Hallam.
     
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    Ride Vespa? Whom are you talking about?
     
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    (PHV @ 11 Nov. 2004, 2:20) That's funny..... a lot of the mods in britain wore parkas... none of them looked like the thing there, and pins of the small faces, the jam, the who, OCS were everywhere. To me all of them are posers. Mods are from the 60s. Poor kids who wanted to look relevant in society, or that's at least how Pete Townshend explained it. I've been associated with many differnet sub cultures in my life time because I'm big into music, and mods are without a doubt the most pseudo elitist jokers I've ever seen. The posers don't care, the ones who actually believe they are mods are in my opinion just as bad as wiggers in an all white suburb. Especially the non british ones who use words like "wanker" and give you the back wards peace sign instead of the middle finger.
    that parka isnt the "classic fishtail" parka that most mods wear/wore i'll agree with you on your take of mods. Â me personally, grew out of mod/skinhead altho my style is def influenced by mod style....and i still love Small Faces, Jam, Tamla/Motown, soul, etc etc. Â but the elitist attitude gets tired. Â funny how many of the hardcore mod elitists eventually grew out of the scene into hippy-dom or trance/house crap. what's funny is how i hear that "mod is back in fashion"...of course this uninformed interpretation is more like Austin Powers and Nancy Sinatra in go-go boots than, say, Steve Marriott and Fay Hallam.
    I love Brit rock, a lot. It influences my style, but because I'm have a big muscular frame, that kinda stuff doesn't really look good on me. I think hardcore mods just take it too far... elitism based on your talents and skills I can understand, but thinking you're all original and "the shit" for wearing Fred Perry, desert boots etc etc...
     
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    I wondered what had happened to that company. I bought two Ben Sherman shirts about 4 years ago and nobody had ever heard of the brand. Now they're all over, but not nearly as interesting.

    As for Fred Perry, I grew up playing tennis and that was the brand you wore to be more stylish (and more exclusive) at the club than all the people in their Lacoste.

    I didn't know about the whole connection to British Mod culture until I went to an exhibit about Mods at the V&A Museum in London when I was there either the summer of 86 or 87 (don't remember which trip it was).

    Bradford
     
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    (Get Smart @ 11 Nov. 2004, 07:10) Ben Sherman is iffy nowadays. Â they had some great "gabbicci" styled vintage repro shirts up til last year but now that they sold their licensing to the company that makes Dockers, their brand has degraded into crap wannabe hipster/clubgoer gear. Â
    I wondered what had happened to that company. I bought two Ben Sherman shirts about 4 years ago and nobody had ever heard of the brand. Now they're all over, but not nearly as interesting. As for Fred Perry, I grew up playing tennis and that was the brand you wore to be more stylish (and more exclusive) at the club than all the people in their Lacoste. I didn't know about the whole connection to British Mod culture until I went to an exhibit about Mods at the V&A Museum in London when I was there either the summer of 86 or 87 (don't remember which trip it was). Bradford
    The mods ruled in 84.
     
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    What stores in Los Angeles area carry Fred Perry? I did some googling but wasn't able to come up with any concrete answers.

    I saw Urban Outfitters is one, but I am looking to get just the plain white cotton pique polo and they didn't carry that on their website.
     
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    What stores in Los Angeles area carry Fred Perry? I did some googling but wasn't able to come up with any concrete answers.

    I saw Urban Outfitters is one, but I am looking to get just the plain white cotton pique polo and they didn't carry that on their website.


    Posers on Melrose is the largest single retailer of Fred Perry in LA. It comprises 90% of their stock and they have EVERYTHING including tons from seasons past just piled up. If you want Made in UK, Made in Italy, Made in Portugal, Made in China, it's all there.
     
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    Isn't there a Fred Perry store in L.A.?
     
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    no, not an official one
     

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