The Fred Perry shirt has nothing to do with tennis. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. First of all, it’s a golf shirt, a polo shirt. A collared cotton garment, pretty tight-fitting, that occasionally has stripes on the collar and sleeves, and one that doesn’t come cheap. A broader perspective, focused on recent history of the United Kingdom, will show you that it’s also other things besides—such as a badge people wear to show affinity for one of Britain’s many subculture clans.