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Fred Perry Men's Polo Shirts: Classic British Style

A men's polo shirt looks great dressed up or down. For decades, Fred Perry has been synonymous with this iconic fashion piece, so pick up a men's Fred Perry polo shirt on eBay, and you'll be in good company. With plenty of colours available, there's a Fred Perry polo shirt for every man.

How should a Fred Perry men's polo shirt fit?

Vintage Fred Perry polo shirts were produced in Classic and Slim Fit. However, since 2016 there is only one style, which is closer to the old Slim Fit. A polo shirt should fit you well, following the silhouette of your body without being tight and pulling across the chest. If you prefer a looser fit, go for one size up from what you usually wear.

How can you style a Fred Perry men's polo shirt?

These polos are smart casual, so you can dress them up or down. Wearing them with either jeans or chinos is a classic look. Tuck your polo in if you want to look smarter, or leave it loose for a more relaxed style.

Choosing an original Fred Perry men's polo shirt

Fred Perry is an iconic brand, so it's no wonder that fake versions of the classic polo pop up from time to time. To ensure that you're buying the real thing, follow these steps to weed out the fakes:

  • First and most importantly, look at the famous laurel embroidery. It should be totally straight, with neatly embroidered stitches, and positioned so that it sits over your heart.
  • Look at the neck label. Since the 1990s, Fred Perry labels have always been dark blue. The laurel icon should be positioned over the first three letters of "Fred". If it's centred, then you're looking at a fake.
  • The buttons on the placket are always the same colour as the polo itself, and feature the words "Fred Perry" engraved on them.
  • Finally, look at the care label. Again, the laurel should be placed over the word "Fred", and not in the centre.
Colours of Fred Perry men's polo shirts

The most classic style of polo shirt is in traditional "preppy" colours. For a traditional look, go for dark blue, red, or white. Some Fred Perry designs feature contrast trim on the collar and sleeves, for a spot of visual interest. However, if you'd rather try a more unique style, you can find Fred Perry polos in just about every colour out there. Olive green, purple, turquoise, or yellow will all make a statement - how do you want your polo to look?

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