Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fred Perry Tennis Whites, 1973

Photo by Salt Water New England

13 comments:

  1. An elegant and classy contrast to the multi-coloured polyester monstrosities that are seen on the 21st Century tennis courts! Thankfully, Wimbledon still insists on all white outfits.

    Fred Perry's classic M12 polo shirts are still made in England. The price (£75) is competitive other fashion brands whose polos are made in China or Asia, e.g. Gant and Polo RL. See https://www.fredperry.com/men/the-fred-perry-shirt#M12-section.

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  2. I forgot the Fred Perry ladies' G12, also made in England for 60 years - https://www.fredperry.com/women/the-fred-perry-shirt/g12-g12-134.html. The laurel wreath is far classier than a mere tick, three stripes or even a pony!

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  3. This is so lovely and much more attractive than what passes for tennis wear these days.

    slf

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  4. Our neighborhood has a hidden gem of a tennis club that's been operating for just over a hundred years. The dress code requires whites with no large visible logos and shirts are required for men - no shirtless playing allowed! The dress code is pretty hard to buy for these days so I sometimes pull out some of the vintage tennis outfits I have and just wear those.

    That being said, the courts are clay so they are much more strict about the shoes than logos. I have seen people not permitted to play based on footwear but never because of a logo. I've seen quite a few small/medium logos on shirts and skirts but always white so you know people are trying, which is nice!

    - ER

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  5. When tennis had class.

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    1. Yes indeed. Had being the operative word.

      MaryAnne

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  6. Have you read Sporting Gentlemen by Digby Batlzell?

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  7. Cute and classy! Ahhh, the good old days! Same thing can be said for golf!!!

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  8. I really like this picture - pretty young woman, great smile and a classy outfit. Even the tennis ball adds to the total picture. She reminds me of our daughters in earlier days...well, except if you look closely you see a halo over her head or maybe it's just a cloud and I know that with our girls it would have been a cloud. Thanks for such a bright upbeat picture.

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  9. OMG, that yarn bow is giving me flashbacks! I can even remember the exact texture. And we were allowed to be as tan as we could get.

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  10. I swear the only reason I was accepted into my husband's family was because I had a mean backhand, that and his mother wore the same style tennis sneakers as I wore...Tretorns. Anyhow, thanks again for the memories of wearing only white on the courts...so much less distracting.

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  11. At our club, men are required to wear long flannel trousers and white button down oxford shirts. This attire is what gentlemen wore to pay tennis 100 years ago and it is just as appropriate now. Ladies, of course, do not play tennis at our club.

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