Very occasionally, the Laurel Wreath has initials below it. Fred’s own shirt had his initials: FJP.
When Fred gave his shirts as gifts, he had their initials embroidered onto them – but everyone was only ever allowed two.
That is, until Fred bumped into soon-to-be U.S President Jack Kennedy on the golf course. Fred walked across to shake the great man’s hand - and to congratulate him on his good taste in clothes, as he was also wearing a Fred Perry shirt.
JFK responded by asking Fred whether he could be allowed the honour of 3 initials. Fred agreed then and only ever agreed once more, with the initials BJM: for Billie Jean Moffitt who would become the tennis player known for winning 39 Grand Slam titles, and known after marriage as Billie Jean King.