Fred Perry was a British championship-winning tennis player won a clutch of major titles in the 1930s, including three consecutive Wimbledon titles.
In the 1940s, Fred Perry was approached by an ex-Austrian football player, Tibby Wegner, who had invented the first sweatband. Together, they established the Fred Perry clothing label so famous today.The iconic M3 polo shirt - featuring the signature laurel wreath logo - made its debut at the 1952 Wimbledon championships and was an instant hit. Originally only produced in white, huge demand for Fred Perry polo shirts saw the company create a wider range of colours. Soon the M12 was born, with its famous twin-tipped sleeves, and the shirt remains Fred Perry's most popular piece to this day.