"his tight Fred Perry shorts"
Statue of Fred Perry at the All-England Club, Wimbledon
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeStatue of Fred Perry at the All-England Club, Wimbledon - Credit: Matthewmayer
Fred Perry logo on a pair of plimsolls
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeFred Perry logo on a pair of plimsolls - Credit: Jordan Wong

 Fred Perry (1909-1995) was a highly successful English tennis and table-tennis player. One of his notable achievements was winning three consecutive Wimbledon Championships, in 1934, 1935 and 1936.

From the late 1940s onwards, he gave his name to various items of sports clothing which carried a distinctive laurel wreath logo. The Fred Perry brand and the logo are still in existence today, under the ownership of a Japanese company.