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Two quintessentially British labels, Nigel Cabourn and Fred Perry, come together in the name of table tennis for a Spring/Summer 2015 joint collection. Sharing a strong global fan base, the pair work with Fred Perry’s 1929 world table tennis champion roots before delving into tennis, complimented by Cabourn’s love for the sport. Nigel opts for a clever loose fit across the collection, citing his own personal style and the ’50s aesthetic as his reference point, with the Fred Perry archives coming in to influence elements like the pique cotton fabrics and original laurel wreath stitching, hammering home the authentic vintage sports wear theme.

The collection works with British manufacturers (the Mackinstosh factory to be precise) for the 3-botton blazer and Cameraman Windcheater Bomber. The Table Tennis Shoe melds original Fred Perry tennis footwear with a 1930s tennis shoe from Nigel’s archive while a navy Holdall, made from Halley Stevenson’s 18oz dry wax canvas is produced by Chapman’s. Our personal favourites? The Pullover Head Sweat with half Riri zip and beautifully pleated wide-leg shorts with side pulls; both summing up the roots and aesthetics of each brand and highlighting the importance of preserving heritage. Purchase this latest collaboration over at the website and see it in action below.

Words by Glenys Johnson
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