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#B3-01 Ion Orchard 2 Orchard Turn Singapore
 
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Listing created by Melody on May 06, 2012    

Named after one of the most well-known tennis players of the twentieth century, the label today is the epitome of British Street Fashion. Its known laurel wreath symbol has taken off first on the polo shirts with trendy colours, to the vintage yet modern designs of its apparels. The outlet at Ann Siang Road carries most of its collection except its Comme des Garçons collaborative line.

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  • < $100
  • < $200


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(Updated: November 10, 2012)

Scene kid wear

Fred Perry is a good brand, no doubt about that. Sadly, it seems that youths today are determined to turn everything that is good, into a shameless facade that represents them. In recent times, everyone from goth kids to clubbers are sporting the FP look.

The shirts are nice, but the fact that it has reached the dredges of society is sad. I don't mean to sound crude or insulting, but it is bad for your brand image when underaged kids sport these apparel with your huge logo printed all over it while smoking outside Cineleisure or Bugis Junction.

I recognise their craftsmanship, but grouping yourself in with young hoodlums by wearing a polo shirt that any gang member would own? No thank you.

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Lousy service

Being a higher priced apparel retail, I do expect that Fred Perry has much better service standards than the likes of Bossini or Giordano. To my surprise, they appeared to be a lot worse.

I remember when I stepped into the Cineleisure outlet, I was expecting that I would be at least given a simple greeting like Hi, good afternoon or something to that effect. At least an acknowledgement of my presence is expected. However, I was quite shocked that this was not done, the staff just stood in their designated location as if they were on parade, and did not even give a simple smile or nod to acknowledge my presence.

When I had a question and I looked around, I had to signal to them for help, even when I was looking right at them with that looked that is shouting, "I need help". But they would not approach me themselves. Funniest thing is that when they have answered one question of mine, they would not stay a while more with me but would step back to the same spot again. I become quite irritated that I need to keep signalling to them for help.

I am not sure if their system is that they would not approach their customers so that customers do not get bugged by them, but I think this is a bit extreme. They need to buck up their service.

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Over-priced

Personally, I'm not a fan of Fred Perry but my brother is. I never understand why is he so in love with their clothes as I don't find their designs really attractive. Furthermore, their clothes are way too over-priced. I am not willing to pay $50+ for just a polo with small little feather logo at the chest/pocket area.

There are many unauthentic Fred Perry apparels selling online, mostly in Facebook. In fact, I find those designs way much more appealing than those seen in the outlet. Without having the need to explain, it would also be cheaper as compared to the authentic pieces. I would rather purchase the fake pieces than to pay a bomb for those plain real Fred Perry.

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I still love their shoes

Fred Perry is class.

There are a lot of street and scene kids desperately trying to ruin Fred Perry with their ill-matched jeans and shoes and Fred Perry logo tees but god I still adore the brand.

I have nothing much to say about the staff because they literally don't say anything when I enter too. Fred Perry's polos were the most flattering thing to hit as a trend back last year and I am glad they have since churned out newer additions - shoes and gym bags.

Their gym bags are an unparalleled item. I love their vintage color combinations and how it's affordable even though they could've raised the prices way beyond. Their shoes are a league of their own too, color matched to stunning perfection with a humble logo at the side.

I cannot stress how much I love Fred Perry and how much every single person should at least have one item from the Fred Perry line. Please have new seasons soon.

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Overrated and not worth it.

I don't understand some people's obsession with Fred Perry. Personally, I have never found the label appealing at all.

For starters, it's definitely way overpriced. The quality isn't THAT superior, and for most people they can't tell between a fake Fred Perry tee/bag with an authentic one, so if you're in it just for the label, then it's pretty much a rip-off.

One thing I do like about Fred Perry though is it's timelessness. You could wear the same polo shirt in 10 years and it'll still look good, so props to that.

But because of their ridiculous prices, I don't think I can ever be a fan.

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Too overpriced

Fred Perry, used to be quite a well known brand, but lately with its competitors such as Abercrombie and Aeropostale coming to Singapore, the trend has slightly going down the slope. To me, I feel that their items are way too overpriced and the quality of their shirts and wallets does not worth the price that we are paying for.

The polo tees and their shirts are way too overpriced as they are pricing from a range of $90-150 just for top which I think it's quite ridiculous. There was once I wanted to buy their wallet for my boyfriend's birthday, and to my surprise that they are charging at around $90-$130 for their wallets and the quality is just mediocre, it wasn't even real leather. When with the same price or slightly top up a little more, I could buy a real leather wallet from other brands such as Braun Buffel.

It's only acceptable when you charge such a high price for quality products and not mark up your price for your products just to show that you are a branded company.

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A 3 digit pricing for a polo tee?!

Fred Perry, the shop which sells a umbrella at $99.90, polo tees at 3 digit prices. With all that said, it should be rather high quality and unique in its own way. Quality wise, I think it should not be an issue, but in terms of its uniqueness, as everyone starts to go for brands, Fred Perry polo tees have thus become way too common for its 3 digit pricing. As far as I'm concern, most of the guys should look relatively decent in polo tees, so you don't really need to go for branded polo tees to look good in it. Reason being the polo tees have collars which normal tees don't have and it is these collars which make us stand out, thus I don't see the need for branded polo tees though.

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Meh...

I am a sucker for anything unique and stylish but Fred Perry seems to be too common on the street nowadays. At 3 digits for a plain polo tee, I don't find anything unique about it. Yes, the wreath can be a classy touch to the shirts but too much of it is an overkill. I would rather purchase polo tees from Ralph Lauren at just a little more. Classy and never goes out of style. For Fred Perry, lots of fakes are emerging from the black market and sometimes I can't even differentiate the difference between someone wearing a real and a fake. I don't bother anyway but I am just saying that there might be people thinking that it's a fake and it wouldn't be nice if you actually paid 3 digits for it!

Biased opinions aside, I do appreciate the sleekness of the brand. The shoes look well-cut and comfortable but I'm not one to wear plimsoles often and it would be weird for my everyday flats to be Fred Perry. I can't imagine myself in a dress with Fred Perry shoes. Although Fred Perry has a nice touch of quirkiness to its apparels (think checkered prints, colored shirts), I just don't fancy it. I always walk past the Fred Perry store without taking a second look at it.

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(Updated: May 12, 2012)

Beyond Sweatbands

Founded in the 1940s the British mid-luxury fashion house began when Austrian Footballer Tibby Wegner approached Fred Perry (Frederick John Perry) with his invention of the anti-perspirant device- otherwise known as the sweatband today. From the humble production of sweatbands, Fred Perry today has expanded far beyond that to manufacturing clothings and apparels becoming a hit in not only the British fashion industry but in many different countries worldwide.

The boutique is known for its symbolic hand-stitched laurel wreath symbol on clothings and apparels that is adapted from the original Wimbledon symbol. The logo itself has even achieved somewhat of a fashion statement as it gives the basic plain polo shirt an extra 'oomph'. On the polo shirts and formal shirts alike, the fitting of the clothing is indeed almost perfect. Most importantly the quality of the products are top-class so there is no need to worry about it shrinking in the dryer or running colour.

Fred Perry shoes have also recently gained popularity in the market, with its sleek and yet simple designs that capture the sophistication of the wearer. Walking into the dull coloured shop of Fred Perry, there is just something to it that feels like this shop is worth it as it is so elegant and simple but yet unique to itself.

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Laurel Wreath

The brand is named after 3 times consecutive Wimbledon championship winner Frederik John Perry, english tennis player otherwise known as Fred Perry. The venture started with Fred Perry the man himself with Austrian Footballer Tibby Wegner producing sweatbands that soon became very famous in the sporting-fashion world. Today, the brand has achieved and came far beyond the production of the headbands to the iconic polo pique shirts.

Fred Perry has its own classic collections that are sharp and sleek, with its symbolic laurel wreath logo known worldwide. Its designs are simple and yet unique in a sense that it is eye-catching and attractive but not too loud. The most well-known being the polo- shirts with the coloured trimmed logos paired with the hand-stitched laurel wreath logo. The brand also has occasional collaborations with other designers, including Raf Simons and even the late singer Amy Winehouse. The Amy Winehouse collection for instance was very Fred Perry styled with a twist because it had a combination of pink and black checks with a little more spoof than the usual designs.

I personally love the materials and the designs of the many Fred Perry items because they come with a little vintage old- english taste to it. It is a modern twist to the old-feel and the material and quality of the clothing never disappoints. Although simple, it is a very trusty brand to go back to find the basics.

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