The Society of Cool
well well....a bit of pretty green in corrie isnt that a plesant surprise
Can anyone truly be called a designer these days? Everyone seems to be rehashing old stuff. That Corrie picture, for example, if you hadn't told me it was Pretty Green then its a Fred Perry.
One of those one's that look like a horribley dis-coloured Fred Perry aswell. You probably only pay an extra £30, or something, for the privilege aswell.
yes and on the campaigns of Fred perry are seeming to blend what they think of today's stereotype are I can understand how you feel about that .And i researched some designs of pretty green and prints being an art student aswell but they are just replicas of Fred perry's and Ben Sherman's work and the paisley kaftan that you see in-store is similar to a print of Cecilia beatons 1976 print with the colour pattern of blues and purples.
Fred Perry for me, but i'm an old 'un!
im old school,as they say, i wore my big sisters hand me down perrys around 1978/79 as she had been a skin in the early 70s,but i love pretty green stuff got loads and nothing has shrink or gone out of shape,and i reckon its a good price,ive also got loads of perrys, and i buy the large size and have noticed that on 1st wash they have all shrunk a little bit,however i dont want to buy the XL as they are not meant to be hung out or just big basically and end up looking like a chav,so im in both camps,however i bought the weller pink tulip shirt and found it awesome so bought the brown tank top in large and it wouldnt have fitted my 9 year old,it was a shame and its the only thing of wellers that is still in stock, or was,all the bollox about PG logo saying "IM A MOD" is rubbish,the amount of so called mods in the "uniform" of suede boots,checkshirt,harrington jacket is more saying "IM A MOD" then PG stuff,i tend to look in places like next and top man for narrow trousers with the 14-15 inch bottoms,to me if it looks good and it suits you then good!
I used to like some of the Fred perry Laurel collection stuff - but nowadays even most of that is mass produced crap
I agree with Andy Ingram's and Robert McAlister's posts in this previous thread
I think I'm against Pretty Green purely on principle. How can a guy who was brought up in typical working class surroundings charge so much for his clothes? Okay he might want them to be seen as 'elite' but as mentioned previously they've now become 'as seen on Corrie' so they've lost that status already. Liam is supposed to be the man behind the branding so surely he must have some control over the costings? I know he visits the Carnaby St. store on occasion so he must have some interest in it. I don't own any PG stuff (I'm working class after all :-)) but have a few Fred Perry shirts, polos, and shoes. I generally think the stuff is good quality and I think that although some of the more casual style youngsters may have adopted them, it's all about how and what you wear it with.
re the cost
if they peg the pricing too cheaply they will be seen as a bit chav
their direct competitor is fred perry so the pricing is comparable to them
ive found though that very few of their items are as stylish or as well made as the fredster and arent worth that money .
they need to try harder
I do believe the correct answer is John Smedley, do i win a prize ?
yes I agree ian just bought a very nice nitted polo in blue by john smedley and I bought a nice nitted fred perry in burgundy and a nice pair of loakes all from stewarts of london very nice indeed