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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:07 PM

Fashion Brand to Proud Boys: No More Shirts for You

Fashion Brand to Proud Boys: No More Shirts for You
Fred Perry doesn't want to be associated with far-right activists



British fashion brand Fred Perry would rather lose sales than be associated with the Proud Boys. The company says it has halted sales in the US and Canada of its black and yellow polo shirts, which have been adopted as a uniform by the far-right activists, the Guardian reports.

In a statement on its website, Fred Perry said it stopped selling the shirt in the US in September last year and it will not sell it in North America again "until we’re satisfied that its association with the Proud Boys has ended," reports MarketWatch. The company described the Fred Perry polo shirt as "a piece of British subcultural uniform," adding: "We are proud of its lineage and what the Laurel Wreath has represented for over 65 years: inclusivity, diversity, and independence."


The company said it was "incredibly frustrating" to see the shirt adopted by the Proud Boys, which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, CNN reports. "To be absolutely clear, if you see any Proud Boys materials or products featuring our Laurel Wreath or any Black/Yellow/Yellow related items, they have absolutely nothing to do with us," the company's statement said.

https://www.newser.com/story/296756/fred-perry-stops-selling-proud-boys-favorite-shirt.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top

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Reply Fashion Brand to Proud Boys: No More Shirts for You (Original post)
Demovictory9 Sep 28 OP
ret5hd Sep 28 #1
ZZenith Sep 28 #3
crickets Sep 28 #4
Whiskeytide Sep 28 #2
Hiawatha Pete Sep 28 #5

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:15 PM

1. Just make an ad featuring a gay interracial couple.

Problem solved. Thank you.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:45 PM

3. Brilliant!

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 08:46 PM

4. Brilliant. nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:18 PM

2. Donate $5 to BLM for every shirt sold. Problem solved ...

... and sales would probably increase to more than cover the donation.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 08:49 PM

5. Step in the right direction but about 40 years too late

Skinheads were wearing these in the 1980's

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