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Share your most memorable Fred Perry shirt tale and win $7,600

Tell Us Your Story While preppies embraced Lacoste’s crocodile, the mods, punks, suede-heads and Brit pop fans preferred the crowning laurel leaves of British brand Fred Perry's tennis polos. But I'd wager that the youngsters who wore either didn't know or care much that champs Rene Lacoste and Fred Perry were the Federer and Agassi of the 1930s; Perry was the last Briton to win four Grand Slam tourneys back in that decade.

Fred Perry polos, like their French counterparts, are a closet evergreen that never goes out of style. To keep it fresh, Comme des Garcons and Raf Simons have both spruced up the laurels in recent years for limited-edition collaborations.

Do you have a fond Perry tale? Got a pic to prove it? Upload a picture of you in a Fred Perry to before Dec. 20 and regale readers with your shirt tale. Whether you were an indie rocker, rude boy or a stylish office drone, the story that gets the most votes from readers is eligible to win a cash prize of $7,600 (i.e. £5,000).

-- Max Padilla


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