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Title: Freds Threads
Post by: pie and mash on March 21, 2019, 09:47:01 PM
is it me or has the Fred Perry outlet store, Freds Threads disappeared ?
Anyone know if its coming back ,or what happens to the FP last season stock ,if it isnt  ?
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on March 21, 2019, 09:49:12 PM
is it me or has the Fred Perry outlet store, Freds Threads disappeared ?
Anyone know if its coming back ,or what happens to the FP last season stock ,if it isnt  ?

It's also known as their Back Catalogue on the FP site now. It's really misleading customers by calling it that...
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: pie and mash on March 21, 2019, 10:03:22 PM
is it me or has the Fred Perry outlet store, Freds Threads disappeared ?
Anyone know if its coming back ,or what happens to the FP last season stock ,if it isnt  ?

It's also known as their Back Catalogue on the FP site now. It's really misleading customers by calling it that...

Thanks Becky ,at least i know now where to go !
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 21, 2019, 11:52:56 PM


https://www.fredperry.com/men/back-catalogue (https://www.fredperry.com/men/back-catalogue)
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on March 22, 2019, 07:33:15 AM
is it me or has the Fred Perry outlet store, Freds Threads disappeared ?
Anyone know if its coming back ,or what happens to the FP last season stock ,if it isnt  ?

It's also known as their Back Catalogue on the FP site now. It's really misleading customers by calling it that...

Thanks Becky ,at least i know now where to go !

Being a the stereotypical Mod and stereotypical woman both who love to shop, I know these things... I'll get my coat!  ;)  ;D   8)
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on September 19, 2019, 12:12:44 PM
The new FP collaboration with Nick Daley (tbh I haven't an idea of who is he) offers some interesting numbers with a Gabicci/Duffer vibe. Not sure if I could get away with the polo top, but I like it:

(https://i.imgur.com/Ni5BMlY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/u74yQvH.jpg)


Once more, prices ruin their appeal (240 € for a short sleeved, acrilyc blend polo, are they joking?)
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Simon Bond on September 19, 2019, 05:47:11 PM
The new FP collaboration with Nick Daley (tbh I haven't an idea of who is he) offers some interesting numbers with a Gabicci/Duffer vibe. Not sure if I could get away with the polo top, but I like it:

(https://i.imgur.com/Ni5BMlY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/u74yQvH.jpg)


Once more, prices ruin their appeal (240 € for a short sleeved, acrilyc blend polo, are they joking?)

Myst be. 
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on October 27, 2020, 05:28:50 PM
Looks like Fred Perry have decided their Reissues pieces are too precious for the common folk, and so lately they've raised the price to the point of unattainability -a monkey jacket for almost 400 €, a knitted short sleeves polo 210 € and so on- , prices on the LVC level, hard to cope with even in the sales.

BUT that said, it also looks like -maybe to compensate- they've opened their main, "cheap" (I'd say "not so overpriced", actually) range to less plain and more distinctive patterns and designs. Nothing to send your pulse racing either, but quite refreshing after many seasons of classic but dull stuff:

(https://i.imgur.com/CSfsmQP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2KTn3jF.jpg)
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Simon Bond on October 27, 2020, 05:43:17 PM
Looks like Fred Perry have decided their Reissues pieces are too precious for the common folk, and so lately they've raised the price to the point of unattainability -a monkey jacket for almost 400 €, a knitted short sleeves polo 210 € and so on- , prices on the LVC level, hard to cope with even in the sales.

BUT that said, it also looks like -maybe to compensate- they've opened their main, "cheap" (I'd say "not so overpriced", actually) range to less plain and more distinctive patterns and designs. Nothing to send your pulse racing either, but quite refreshing after many seasons of classic but dull stuff:

(https://i.imgur.com/CSfsmQP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2KTn3jF.jpg)

You mean, they are 'ripping it' ...................probably made in the Genocidal Peoples Republic too. .
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on October 27, 2020, 05:59:47 PM
Looks like Fred Perry have decided their Reissues pieces are too precious for the common folk, and so lately they've raised the price to the point of unattainability -a monkey jacket for almost 400 €, a knitted short sleeves polo 210 € and so on- , prices on the LVC level, hard to cope with even in the sales.

BUT that said, it also looks like -maybe to compensate- they've opened their main, "cheap" (I'd say "not so overpriced", actually) range to less plain and more distinctive patterns and designs. Nothing to send your pulse racing either, but quite refreshing after many seasons of classic but dull stuff:

(https://i.imgur.com/CSfsmQP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2KTn3jF.jpg)

You mean, they are 'ripping it' ...................probably made in the Genocidal Peoples Republic too. .

That's for sure, if you mean China, hermano. They're going to own everything in just a few years!  :-\
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: detroitmike on October 27, 2020, 07:42:32 PM
Looks like Fred Perry have decided their Reissues pieces are too precious for the common folk, and so lately they've raised the price to the point of unattainability -a monkey jacket for almost 400 €, a knitted short sleeves polo 210 € and so on- , prices on the LVC level, hard to cope with even in the sales.

BUT that said, it also looks like -maybe to compensate- they've opened their main, "cheap" (I'd say "not so overpriced", actually) range to less plain and more distinctive patterns and designs. Nothing to send your pulse racing either, but quite refreshing after many seasons of classic but dull stuff:

(https://i.imgur.com/CSfsmQP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2KTn3jF.jpg)

You mean, they are 'ripping it' ...................probably made in the Genocidal Peoples Republic too. .

That's for sure, if you mean China, hermano. They're going to own everything in just a few years!  :-\

Don't blame the Chinese, blame the labels. They're the ones off shoring their products for maximum profit. Also we, the consumer own some of this too.
Have it "Made in the UK", or the US. Then we'll complain about the price.
Funny story. Levis jeans were made in the US, Walmart wanted to sell the brand BUT, would only do that if they were cheaper. So,Levis closes their US plants, off shores to Mexico and Asia.
People now won't pay more than $39 for a pair (and BTW, they're bottom level quality).

Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Simon Bond on October 27, 2020, 08:12:49 PM
In the past l didn't really bother about where something was made but recent events and research has changed that and l will now avoid anything made in the CCP. I do not mind paying more for made in UK , as l have done recently. 
My last pair of Levi's were made in Turkey and quality was decent but even that regime has gone a bit dodgy now . .
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on October 28, 2020, 12:21:37 PM
Fair point, Mike, and I plead guilty as anyone. Truth is, like Simon and you, I'm much more conscious nowadays and most of the stuff I buy is EU made, but I still go for made in China , Uniqlo or H&M or whatever, basics.

I don't mind paying a bit more either, but you'll have to admit, guys, that the "made in..." tag has become an excuse for certain brands to charge ridiculous prices.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Adam on October 28, 2020, 12:54:01 PM
My favourite it the "Designed in" tag.  ;D
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Rod on October 28, 2020, 12:57:31 PM
Are you lot typing these messages out on iPhones, iPads, laptops, etc?
Guess where they were made?
We can all choose to be as precious as we like about the provenance of what we buy but for a number of complex reasons whether we like it or not China has become the factory of the world. For now. Until all those Chinese factory workers have aspirations of a middle class lifestyle (happening already?) and companies look for an ever more downtrodden place to set up shop and pay the workers a pittance so they can cream off a bigger profit margin. It was ever thus.

Anyway back on topic - I really like that button through polo top. $150 in American. Not sure I like it that much for the few wearings per year I’d get out of it. Fred Perry seems to have elevated it’s pricing far above its value to me. Same with that cycling shirt they recently brought out, over $200. I can’t remember when they have their sales but I’ll probably wait and take a chance on seeing something then rather than lash out full price on these things.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Rod on October 28, 2020, 12:59:43 PM
My favourite it the "Designed in" tag.  ;D

I have a few pairs of Meermin shoes. That’s “Meermin MALLORCA”. It’s even in their name. They’ve got a representative popping up on Styleforum doing PR for them and he was asked straight out where their stuff was made and if it qualified for made in Spain. Fella ‘fessed up they are made in Shanghai!!
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: detroitmike on October 28, 2020, 01:07:27 PM
Fair point, Mike, and I plead guilty as anyone. Truth is, like Simon and you, I'm much more conscious nowadays and most of the stuff I buy is EU made, but I still go for made in China , Uniqlo or H&M or whatever, basics.

I don't mind paying a bit more either, but you'll have to admit, guys, that the "made in..." tag has become an excuse for certain brands to charge ridiculous prices.

Only speaking for myself, but I try to avoid buying goods made in sweatshops, or paying high end prices for items you just know are being made for pennies, and then the Label is pocketing a huge profit.
Don't get me wrong GS, I shop Uniqlo, maybe more than I should. The quality is there. China can turn out quality products.
And sometimes (as Rod points out) you can't avoid it.
But it's not  "political" for me.
Case in point: a few years ago, an un-named American clothing brand sold trousers for $139.00 Made in Canada, switched manufacturing to Asia, STILL charged $139.00... Guaranteed they're now paying a fraction for having those pants made, so the excess profit goes to the Execs, not the workers. 
I don't mind paying more for an item, if I know the person making it is paid a fair wage, with benefits in a non exploiting workplace.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: detroitmike on October 28, 2020, 01:08:41 PM
My favourite it the "Designed in" tag.  ;D

I have a few pairs of Meermin shoes. That’s “Meermin MALLORCA”. It’s even in their name. They’ve got a representative popping up on Styleforum doing PR for them and he was asked straight out where their stuff was made and if it qualified for made in Spain. Fella ‘fessed up they are made in Shanghai!!

I've actually caught Retailers cutting off the "Made in China" tags.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: BrianB on October 28, 2020, 01:39:51 PM
Fair point, Mike, and I plead guilty as anyone. Truth is, like Simon and you, I'm much more conscious nowadays and most of the stuff I buy is EU made, but I still go for made in China , Uniqlo or H&M or whatever, basics.

I don't mind paying a bit more either, but you'll have to admit, guys, that the "made in..." tag has become an excuse for certain brands to charge ridiculous prices.

Only speaking for myself, but I try to avoid buying goods made in sweatshops, or paying high end prices for items you just know are being made for pennies, and then the Label is pocketing a huge profit.
Don't get me wrong GS, I shop Uniqlo, maybe more than I should. The quality is there. China can turn out quality products.
And sometimes (as Rod points out) you can't avoid it.
But it's not  "political" for me.
Case in point: a few years ago, an un-named American clothing brand sold trousers for $139.00 Made in Canada, switched manufacturing to Asia, STILL charged $139.00... Guaranteed they're now paying a fraction for having those pants made, so the excess profit goes to the Execs, not the workers. 
I don't mind paying more for an item, if I know the person making it is paid a fair wage, with benefits in a non exploiting workplace.

+1 to that Mike, well said.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on October 28, 2020, 04:30:42 PM
My favourite it the "Designed in" tag.  ;D

Cheeky buggers!  ;D
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on October 28, 2020, 04:48:26 PM
My favourite it the "Designed in" tag.  ;D

I have a few pairs of Meermin shoes. That’s “Meermin MALLORCA”. It’s even in their name. They’ve got a representative popping up on Styleforum doing PR for them and he was asked straight out where their stuff was made and if it qualified for made in Spain. Fella ‘fessed up they are made in Shanghai!!

Meermin aren't cheap for starters. And it's just right they shoud be ashamed of taking their manufacturing offshore, as Majorca has been a traditional Spanish footwear-making hub since a couple centuries ago, besides Alicante, Huelva and Albacete. In fact I know cheaper footwear brands that have nothing to envy to Meermin quality-wise and are manufacturing here.

Anyway, as Mike points out, not everything that comes from China is badly made, and I guess work conditions and wages, while far from Europe/USA's standards, vary from workplace to workplace. But as Chinese laws are surely "lax" (to put it mildly) regarding that, somewhat it's up to the foreing companies to improve them.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on October 28, 2020, 04:52:52 PM

Anyway back on topic - I really like that button through polo top. $150 in American. Not sure I like it that much for the few wearings per year I’d get out of it. Fred Perry seems to have elevated it’s pricing far above its value to me. Same with that cycling shirt they recently brought out, over $200. I can’t remember when they have their sales but I’ll probably wait and take a chance on seeing something then rather than lash out full price on these things.

Rod, they do the usual twice-a-year sales, June and January. But check out their "Back Catalogue" department, kind of an oulet with, as a friend put it, the prices they should have charged initially.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Simon Bond on October 28, 2020, 05:31:42 PM
Fair point, Mike, and I plead guilty as anyone. Truth is, like Simon and you, I'm much more conscious nowadays and most of the stuff I buy is EU made, but I still go for made in China , Uniqlo or H&M or whatever, basics.

I don't mind paying a bit more either, but you'll have to admit, guys, that the "made in..." tag has become an excuse for certain brands to charge ridiculous prices.

Only speaking for myself, but I try to avoid buying goods made in sweatshops, or paying high end prices for items you just know are being made for pennies, and then the Label is pocketing a huge profit.
Don't get me wrong GS, I shop Uniqlo, maybe more than I should. The quality is there. China can turn out quality products.
And sometimes (as Rod points out) you can't avoid it.
But it's not  "political" for me.
Case in point: a few years ago, an un-named American clothing brand sold trousers for $139.00 Made in Canada, switched manufacturing to Asia, STILL charged $139.00... Guaranteed they're now paying a fraction for having those pants made, so the excess profit goes to the Execs, not the workers. 
I don't mind paying more for an item, if I know the person making it is paid a fair wage, with benefits in a non exploiting workplace.
It certainly sounds politcal , Mike. .
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Rod on October 28, 2020, 09:37:57 PM
My favourite it the "Designed in" tag.  ;D

I have a few pairs of Meermin shoes. That’s “Meermin MALLORCA”. It’s even in their name. They’ve got a representative popping up on Styleforum doing PR for them and he was asked straight out where their stuff was made and if it qualified for made in Spain. Fella ‘fessed up they are made in Shanghai!!

I've actually caught Retailers cutting off the "Made in China" tags.

I’ve bought loads of shirts for work over the last several years from Charles Tyrwhitt, who if I remember right even has a store front on Jermyn Street. Try finding a “made in ...” label on their gear! Despite their outward Jermyn Street credentials I think it’s pretty much accepted that their stuff is made in China.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: detroitmike on October 29, 2020, 12:38:55 AM
My favourite it the "Designed in" tag.  ;D

I have a few pairs of Meermin shoes. That’s “Meermin MALLORCA”. It’s even in their name. They’ve got a representative popping up on Styleforum doing PR for them and he was asked straight out where their stuff was made and if it qualified for made in Spain. Fella ‘fessed up they are made in Shanghai!!

I've actually caught Retailers cutting off the "Made in China" tags.

I’ve bought loads of shirts for work over the last several years from Charles Tyrwhitt, who if I remember right even has a store front on Jermyn Street. Try finding a “made in ...” label on their gear! Despite their outward Jermyn Street credentials I think it’s pretty much accepted that their stuff is made in China.

99.9% sure if there's NO tag stating where it's made, that's where it's made. And if you don't want your customers knowing that, stop doing it. ;D
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: BrianB on October 29, 2020, 04:16:19 PM
I guess they sorta list it here;

http://ctshirts-us.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/249/~/country-of-origin
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Simon Bond on October 29, 2020, 07:48:34 PM
I guess they sorta list it here;

http://ctshirts-us.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/249/~/country-of-origin

Pretty much explains it . I used to get work shirts from them , their stuff is good quality and the fit improved a few years ago but it would be good to know exactly what gets farmed oot tae China. .
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on October 30, 2020, 12:12:02 PM
I guess they sorta list it here;

http://ctshirts-us.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/249/~/country-of-origin

Pretty much explains it . I used to get work shirts from them , their stuff is good quality and the fit improved a few years ago but it would be good to know exactly what gets farmed oot tae China. .

I've got a shirt by them, which is decent quality, and some nice silk ties
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: detroitmike on October 30, 2020, 05:03:03 PM
I guess they sorta list it here;

http://ctshirts-us.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/249/~/country-of-origin

Pretty much explains it . I used to get work shirts from them , their stuff is good quality and the fit improved a few years ago but it would be good to know exactly what gets farmed oot tae China. .

I've got a shirt by them, which is decent quality, and some nice silk ties

I've a few ties, and a couple of coats from them, Don't care much for the "spread collar" dress shirts though. Quality is good, and it's reasonably priced. Like I said, China turns out some quality items. I just resent paying "Italian/English/US" prices for stuff you know is being for pennies.
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: greenstreet on March 08, 2021, 11:41:37 AM
Seems FP have turned once again to cycling gear for inspiration. Not bad, but not entirely convincing either (that chevron for instance looks misplaced). At least, not being part of the Reissues range, the new pieces aren't ridiculously pricey (still overpriced):

(https://i.imgur.com/o9iy5bU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/l8qlcKJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xYZrY1d.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bFzlHWJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Freds Threads
Post by: Simon Bond on March 08, 2021, 04:44:01 PM
 I like the white one with the stripes but my cycling gear is worn solely on the bike these days and l reckon I have already made my last FP purchase, this lifetime.   🤪🤔😶