There are many counterfeit goods for sale , so it is our job as the consumer to stay savvy to these con artists.
The following criteria must be met to ensure your Fred Perry classic polo is genuine.
- Genuine neck labels will be in navy blue, although some vintage FP polo shirts have green labels
- The laurel wreath will always sit over the 'RE' in 'FRED'
- The size is always located on the same line as 'FRED PERRY' and will be in the bottom right of the label using letters such as 'S,M,L,XL'
- There will be a smaller label directly underneath the main label saying '100% cotton pique'
- Wreath should always have 8 leaves each side
- The bottom branches should be at an even angle to each other
- The whole wreath itself should be symmetrical & not wonky
- The stitching will tend to be inferior on a fake item
- Always be the same colour as the polo
- Have 'FRED PERRY' engraved twice per button
- They have a shine to them as they will be made of mother of pearl
- Laurel wreath will sit above 'RE' of 'FRED PERRY' exactly the same as in the main label.
- Will say 100 % cotton
- Will have a style code / number such as M1200 (classic pique twin tip)
- Second smaller label underneath main one stating an official address for example Fred Perry Ltd, 4 James Street or 24 West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NA, United Kingdom.
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Genuine neck label & laurel wreath
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Examples of fake main labels