Laurel Wreath Blank Canvas – 1934 Collection

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In 1934 Stockport’s finest (AKA Fred Perry) took home the first of his three Wimbledon titles, 80 years later on and he’s still a household name.

So to celebrate the Merseyway Maestro’s legendary achievements both on and off the court five proper cool independent shops have customised their own edition of a 1934 Fred Perry archive shoe. Oi Polloi have gone with a classy canvas/terry towelling fifties number, Foot Patrol have gone more modern with a jet black suede and  striking yellow insock number, Firmament have plumped for suede too combined with an air-mesh tongue, Hanon have taken the Lambretta as well as Fred as their inspiration with a ‘GP yellow’ suede upper and racing stripe twin tipping combo with pretend Boston convenience store Bodega providing a clay court coloured shoe to cap the proceedings. Each super limited pair shoe comes with a biography of Fred Perry in a limited edition Re-Issue box and dust bag and a set of four Made in England tennis balls in a re-issued tube from the only tennis ball manufacturer in the UK. To showcase the project, Fred Perry teamed up with our mates at The Rig Out to create a short film and a series of images celebrating the shoe and its roots in Wimbledon, directed by Josh Millns and Harry Mayes. ACE! as they say at Wimbledon (and in Stockport).

Oi polloi FP

Hanon Shoe

Footpatrol

Firmament FP

Bodega FP

fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/footwear/1934-tennis-shoe

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