The Specials frontman, Terry Hall, was photographed in the first ever issue of The Face back in 1980 wearing shades, a bow tie and his signature Fred Perry black V-neck. Laurel wreath apparel has remained a staple in the band’s wardrobe until today.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Specials’ formative, self-titled, debut album, Fred Perry is releasing three exclusive shirts, designed in collaboration with lifelong Specials fans, Art Comes First.
Each shirt in the collection celebrates the lasting influence of the band’s debut record, and its defining impact on the British ska scene, immortalising a pivotal moment in British music history.
Three new iterations of the classic Fred Perry have been designed in black-and-white, in keeping with the band’s new album cover. The collection features protest sign patches taken from The Special’s recent tour, including “Right Wrong” and “The Television Will Not Be Revolutionised” with a focus on the number “79”, honouring the year the debut album was released.
The accompanying campaign was shot in London’s legendary 100 Club, with a portion of proceeds from the collection going directly to the venue.
The Specials 79-19 Fred Perry Shirts are available at fredperry.com
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