2009 marks the centenary of the birth of Frederick John Perry, the

dashing three-time Wimbledon champion, and the classic British clothing

brand that bears his name is celebrating with an exclusive new

collection of limited edition polo shirts. The polos feature a unique

design detail: an enlarged 16 leaf laurel, based on the original

Wimbeldon symbol, with centenary embroidery placed underneath. The

palette references classic Fred Perry colorways - white with leaf

tipping, black with champagne tipping, 1964 sky with navy tipping and

red with white tipping.

Launched at Wimbledon in 1952, the Fred Perry polo shirt was an

immediate success. The new collection arrives in-store on May 15th and

will be available at the Fred Perry Soho store in New York, Neiman

Marcus in Dallas, Citizen Clothing in San Francisco and other selected

retailers around the country. The shirts will retail for $95. Perry was

the World No. 1 player for five years, four of them consecutive, 1934

to 1938. As an Eight time Slam winner and an all time great, Perry was

the last Englishman to win the Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and

Australian Open Men's Singles titles