These jackets are more commonly known as ‘monkey jackets’ on the street but Fred Perry calls their version the ‘tennis bomber’. I suppose this may be more accurate – a bomber jacket is a generic term for any blouson zipped jacket in whatever material usually with elasticated waist and cuffs, and with Fred Perry’s tennis heritage this white cotton version would look completely at home during a Wimbledon warm-up session.
Unfortunately Fred Perry keeps them on limited release. Some time ago I searched high and low to get one before giving up and settling for a version made by David Watts which was not a bad take on the classic style but I had a nagging feeling of envy whenever I saw the Fred Perry version, either in real life or in pics on the internet. Thankfully Fred Perry recently re-released a ‘Made In England’ version.
Sunglasses – Ray Ban Wayfarer
Jacket – Fred Perry
Polo – Fred Perry
Strides – Levi’s 513 five-pocket sta presst
Shoes – adidas Samba World Cup limited edition