The label’s Reissues collection is always worth a look, but especially with the arrival of the original 1960s cycling tops reissued by Fred Perry.
The thing about the Reissues label is that it tends to be a mix of designs that were original to a past era but also pieces inspired by past designs. There is no ambiguity here. These are original designs.
Fred Perry has dug deep into its archive and found these tops in one of its 1960s catalogues. Whether these are original colours isn’t clear, but they are colour combinations that work.
They work in 2020 because cycling is very much ‘in’. Although I’m not convinced that these tops are aimed at the serious cyclist. They are more like casual wear, especially if the 1960s is your era of choice. The only downside is the time of launch – these would have been perfect at the height of summer.
Each one is a knitted cotton top that is detailed with a zipped turtle neck and contrasting sports panelling. They are finished with chunky ribs and a two-colour stripe at both the neck and cuff.
As I said, two colour options, red or blue, which are pictured here. The Bradley Wiggins range is no more and much missed, so I suspect Fred Perry has a winner on its hands here. Although they don’t come cheap, retailing for £160 in a full range of sizes.