Always Different, Always The Same: Fred Perry

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Fredrick John “Fred Perry” was a renowned championship-winning English tennis and table tennis player and former World No. 1 player with 10 majors including eight grand slams and two Pro slams single titles, as well as six Major double titles.

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T - s hi r t . A l s o t he r e a r e b ol d t i ppe d p i que s hi r t b l oc k p a ne l g i ngha m t r i m l i nds a y t a r t a n t r i m p i que c a m o z i p w ove n t r i m e t c e t e r a . S hoe s b y F r e d P e r r y a r e s e c t i one d u nde r n a m e s s uc h a s N or t hga t e B yr on E a l i ng H o w e l l s K e ndr i c k K i ngs t on L a w s on N e w bur gh S out ha l l S pe nc e r S t oc kpor t U m pi r e R e i s s ue s a nd E x hi bi t i on. T he y a r e n ot j us t l i m i t e d t o s por t p ur pos e b ut s e r ve s a l l o c c a s i ons m e r r i l y . S om e a r e l e a t he r w hi l e o t he r s s ue de i n c ol or s f r om d a r k c hoc ol a t e b l a c k t a n c l oudbur s t c a r bon b l ue s a nd m i d g r e y w hi t e p or t t o B r i t i s h o l i ve f or e s t n i ght f a l c on g r e y E ngl a nd r e d p or c e l a i n c he s t nut s ub b l ue o a kt a n b ur gundy a nd f or e s t n i ght .

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