Dad-up blogger, StyleNest writer and dad of two Frazer McGlinchey reviews the latest collection from Fred Perry Kids.
Our friends at Fred Perry are at it again for our young modernists, with the release of their A/W 12 collection.
Staying true to their iconic and timeless designs, with some welcome new colourways and styles for the colder months, this collection will keep the youngsters firmly on trend this season.
Highlights of the collection include the classic Harrington jacket, an autumnal winner. Perfect for warding off the looming autumn chill, this is a timeless Fred Perry piece that will see your youngster through seasons to come. This is especially good to know considering the rather high price point of the jacket – £100 is an extravagance too far for some, but buy it a size larger and this will last for years.
Likewise, the Padded Arctic jacket is a clear standout from a collection as strong and well crafted as we would expect from such a genuinely iconic brand. Both jackets are the perfect accompaniment to anything from winter walks, park jaunts and countryside strolls – great investment items.
The fitted, classic shirts and long-sleeved rugby tops come in great autumnal hues and are perfect for layering, with chambray and tartan fabrics being standouts of the collection. Perfect layered underneath the fine, V-knit sweaters.
Little Fred makes a welcome return in new t-shirts too, perfect for wearing with shorts and plimsolls now, and thicker jeans and coats once the winter weather sets in. A great pairing for this is the shawl collar sweater. Warm, practical and smart, this is a smart seasonal buy. Of course the eponymous polo tops are always winners regardless of your age, in a good selection of colours to be matched with anything.
My only concern is that their model may be getting a little long in the tooth soon; maybe a curly headed Scottish lad could fit the bill admirably……
Fred Perry Kidswear is available in ages 2-8 years.