Thursday, July 13, 2017

"Fred Perry Forced to Denounce Skinheads"

"It started as an accident: Fred Perry launched around the height of mod fashion in England, and trendy youths latched onto the shirts as symbols of identification with the movement. Mods begat short-haired, working-class hard mods, which begat apolitical skinheads who chose Fred Perry shirts to match the colors of their favorite soccer teams. When a substantial segment of skinheads joined up with the far-right National Front party in the '70s, Fred Perry’s association with racist right-wing extremism was born."

Christina Cauterucci at Slate discusses Fred Perry in the age of Trump.

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