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Fred Perry has a new collection of polo shirts inspired by cycling jerseys

The iconic British brand has reimagined the cycling jersey in its signature polo shirt

Joe Robinson
21 Apr 2020

Fred Perry has released a new set of its iconic polo shirts that have been inspired by cycling jerseys. The Fred Perry polo is a piece of fashion history best known for long-supplying the uniform for football casuals, kitting out Terry Hall from The Specials and being the ultimate polo of choice for anybody that grew up in the era of Quadrophenia.

Fred Perry has also had a long association of dabbling in the cycling market. Most notably, the British brand collaborated with 2012 Tour de France champion and chief cycling mod Bradley Wiggins for his own range that lasted six seasons.

That proved quite the hit with the first drop selling out faster than loo roll during a lockdown as we all grew out our sideburns and started listening to Paul Weller’s solo albums.

Even some of us at Cyclist got in the act as web writer Joe splashed £115 of his student loan on a Fred Perry x Bradley Wiggins mustard windbreaker with rainbow band trim on the collar.

While this latest collection is a little more subtle in its cycling design notes, it has still caught our eye.

Fred Perry says the ‘classic pieces are offered in bold sporting primary colours with details inspired by cycling, infused with modernist sensibilities such as the zipped funnel neck, colour blocking and stripes.’

The polo will be the signature cotton pique used in the original shirts and there will be four block colours to choose from - green, blue, red and yellow. All will also be cut in regular fit rather than a slim cut. We are personally big fans of the British racing green option.

While the polo is not the kind of thing that you’ll be wanting to tick off the kilometres in, it is a perfect piece of post-ride attire that certainly gives off the message to others that you ride bikes.

All four options can be bought now from the Fred Perry website and cost £80.

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