Modculture.com – The Mod Scene Online
After the success of its first Paul Weller collaboration, Fred Perry has again teamed up with Paul Weller to produce the Paul Weller Limited Edition Shirt.
This isn’t an adaptation of an old design, it’s a brand new style designed by Weller, based on his own drawings and other reference material, with the aim of creating something ‘contemporary’ and ‘on the money’. Although to these eyes, it has a distinctly sixties look.
The design took some time to complete, involving six construction and fitting sessions, with Weller making changes.adjustments at each stage. These included making the sleeves slim fitting, a slightly longer body than a standard Perry cut, curved side venting and a myriad of detailing from buttons, stitching and colour combinations.
It will now be available in black/liquorice, lake/navy, dark chocolate/liquorice and white/navy, all with Fred Perry’s pique weave. 1,000 of each size will be available, with only a fraction actually selling on the web.
Price will be £65, selling from June – but only to people who have pre-registered and on a ‘first come, first served’ basis to those people. We will have details of that in due course.
Photography credit: Lawrence Watson for Fred Perry