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Fred Perry and Nicholas Daley celebrate traditional craftsmanship and style

The pair have reworked the iconic monkey boot and classic barrel bag

  • Tayler Willson
  • 18 February 2020
Fred Perry and Nicholas Daley celebrate traditional craftsmanship and style

Thanks to their mutual interest in the intertwining of contemporary culture and traditional craftsmanship, Fred Perry and designer Nicholas Daley have teamed up for a collaborative release.

Both celebrate the various British subcultures which have existed in Britain, and simultaneously explore their intertwined connection with music and fashion. Together, their strong links between like-minded collaborators cross paths on many occasions and even saw them collaborate on an apparel collection last year.

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Used by sportsmen and women for decades, the classic barrel bag is unmistakably Fred Perry. Functional, durable and instantly recognisable. Nicholas was tasked to look at the bag through his very distinct style lens.

Adopting the same colour palette as last year’s apparel collection, the barrel bag features a tipped cotton canvas webbing in burgundy, ecru and mustard for the shoulder strap along with a stitched eyelet cotton trim to house the Fred Perry badges.

The George Cox name is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and British subcultural movements and has been reinterpreted in port and tan, to complete the capsule. Featuring a luxe suede upper substituting the saddle leather, in curry and ginger hues.

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An original design from the George Cox archive, the monkey boot is based on an early Czechoslovakian army boot and features the same 14-hole construction and side stitch detailing. First adopted by British subcultures in the 1960s, today the monkey boot is just as tough and just as iconic.

Nicholas added double stitch detail to the collar and quarter and contrast trims in green and wheat tramp colour schemes. Both styles are finished with black leather triple branded sock liners and 16-leaf Laurel Wreath heel tab pullers.

The collection launches on February dropping in selected Fred Perry stores and online.

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Tayler Willson is Mixmag's Digital Fashion Editor, follow him on Twitter