Triple Wimbledon champion, Fred Perry, was born to be a cotton spinner. Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, he won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships from 1934 to 1936. He shot to fame in Britain as the first tennis player to win a career grand slam at age 26 in 1935 when he won all four major singles titles.
In the 1940s, Fred Perry was approached by an ex-Austrian football player, Tibby Wegner, who had invented the first sweatband. Wegner and Perry worked together to launch the sweatband as his first product. In 1952, he founded the Fred Perry brand, designing his first shirt the same year. At the time it was only available in white and branded specifically as a tennis shirt. The idea for the logo, the laurel wreath, was based on the original Wimbledon symbol.