For many centuries tartan used to distinguish the different Scottish clans, especially in times of war. Nowadays it is a pattern that can be used in fashion in a very elegant way. Fred Perry used the classic cross-hatched pattern as the main theme for the last Laurel Wreath Blank Canvas Tartan collection. A collection including all the stylish layers one needs to conquer any other plaids on the street. The selection consists of familiar items: like the polo, a v-neck sweater, a classic donkey jacket with yoke shoulder details, and the always reliable fishtail parka.
The laurel wreath, as used by Fred Perry, was first seen many years ago on the tennis court, where Fred Perry himself gave headbands bearing the logo to the top tennis players. Soon after, he began making sportswear and the cotton-pique shirt became a staple on and mostly off the court. In this particular collection the Tartan Collar Print Polo is one of our favorite pieces. It is produced in winter weight pique, and features a two button button fastening with a color pop thread and a contrast red stitch detail to the hem. Another one of the pieces we really like is the Tartan Lined Waxed Cotton Fishtail Parka which is crafted in dry-wax cotton finished off with diamond quilted lining. The hood has been cut slightly oversized and the full front zip fastening is covered with a press-stud stormflap.
The collection is available at Fred Perry Laurel Wreath shops.