London based Uniform Wares construct intelligent yet simplified watches that are defined by their minimalist aesthetic and use of premium materials. Founders Patrick Beck and Oliver Fowles met whilst studying design at Birmingham University and went on to create Uniform Wares as a direct response to the array of over embellished timepieces that had flooded the market. Steering away from heavy branding, their watches take influence from modern utilitarian design, especially 20th century British wall clocks that were often seen in large factories.
Here at Peggs & son we have just taken delivery of their latest collection and some of our favourite models include the straightforward M37, the C35 with its use of luxurious Nappa leather and the highly polished C40 with Milanese mesh strap. Each represent a different take on the minimal approach with precise, Swiss made quartz movement at the heart of each watch.
For uncluttered, functional design at it’s finest, the watches from Uniform Wares are the ultimate non-descript accessory. Shunning heavy branding, their models are a perfect accompaniment to any outfit and can be dressed up with a suit or work down with a pair of washed jeans and a t-shirt. We paired them with some of our favourite AW15 garments around Brighton, giving us a chance to try them out with different styles and situations.
To take a look at the Uniform Wares watch collection in full, please head in store or over to our website…
Few jackets are as iconic as the one worn by Robert De Niro in Michael Cimino’s film, The Deer Hunter. This jacket has entered coat folklore with fans of outerwear and the film crazed in their pursuit of finding one. Well, it has also been a slight obsession for us too and, after much work, we managed to track down the original manufacturer to create this world exclusive, exact reproduction.
One of the original outdoor clothing manufacturers, Holubar have been making exceptional and innovative mountaineering equipment since 1947. Founded by Roy and Alice Holubar in Boulder, Colorado, they pioneered new materials such as 60/40 cloth and were one of the first companies in America to work with nylon and down.
But what bought them attention from the wider world was when one De Niro donned one of their parkas for the classic Vietnam film from 1979. Staying faithful to the original in every way, it features four external pockets, one on the reverse, large adjustable hood and a water resistant outer in that instantly recognisable orange colourway. Completing matters is Holubar and Peggs & son dual branding on the inner label. This is an incredibly rare jacket, exclusive to us with the kind of cultural heritage that very few other garments can achieve.
Take a look at the Holubar Deer Hunter jacket either in store or over on our website now…
Since 1985, Ark Air have been producing outerwear for some of the most demanding customers going. The list of clients is impressive; they have supplied special forces around the world, the Royal Marines, the French Foreign Legion and specialist military units throughout Europe. Now they have started producing the same hard-wearing jackets for civilian use.
We are pleased to have the latest Ark Air collection here in store. As big fans of outerwear, it is great to see a company producing jackets of such high quality. Made in England, the attention to detail is incredible. From the chunky, durable zips to the water resistant, rip stop fabric, these jackets are built to last. Ark Air themselves say that they are only now seeing jackets they produced in the 80s coming back to their workshops for repair.
Featuring four large flapped pockets on the front in typical military style, each jacket features a large wire lined hood, adjustable cuffs, button covered front placket and a fully lined interior. What really set these jackets apart though is the use of bold and varied camo patterns. Featuring an array of colours and shapes, they offer a great alternative to the standard issue green versions you often see.
Take a look at the collection in full either in store or over on our website…
When it comes to sandals, there are those who reach for a pair at the first sign of the sun’s summer rays, whilst others prefer to keep their feet underwraps all year round. However, if ever there were a pair to sway the latter group’s mind, the latest collaboration between Japanese label Suicoke and Copenhagen’s Norse Projects would surely be contenders.
Combining the comfort of pool sliders and doing away with the flimsiness of flips-flops, they come in a range of colourways, each with a subtle gridded patten. The sandals feature a high quality and durable Vibram sole complete with moulded footbed to offer superior support and grip. Pair this with padded, adjustable straps, these manage to balance comfort, breathability and style unlike any other sandal.
Take a look at the full Suicoke X Norse Projects collection either in store or over on our website.
The Peggs & son SALE is now on. Make sure you take a look and grab yourself a great deal before it’s too late. With big savings on brands such as Our Legacy, Engineered Garments, Norse Projects, MHL by Margaret Howell, Soulland and many more, get your summer wardrobe sorted for less.
Please click here to view our summer SALE in full…
Globe-Trotter is a name synonymous with luxury luggage. Founded in 1897, they have been crafting exceptionally high quality suitcases and accessories using premium materials and expert craftsmanship. Made in England, their luggage has an unmistakable look with reinforced corners, metal rivets and strap detailing.
Due to the unique and timely construction process, Globe-Trotter suitcases are incredibly strong and durable, as showcased by an early advertisement showing an elephant atop of one. Used by royalty and explorers like Sir Edmund Hilary, people prize Globe-Trotter luggage for its strength, security and style. In store we also have their intricate and hardwearing accessories made from cross grain leather. Items such as the passport covers and luggage tags are the perfect accompaniment to the Globe-Trotter range.
We have selected choice pieces from their Centenary Collection which was originally released in 1997 to celebrate the brand’s 100 year anniversary. Utilising bolder colours, but keeping the iconic leather trim, the range of luggage has been designed for the modern traveller. Extendable, wood turned handles and wheels make transportation much easier without compromising on the traditional look that has made Globe-Trotter famous the world over.
Take a look at the whole Globe-Trotter range either in store or over on our website…
We’ve been busy over the past few weeks here at Peggs & son and our SS15 Looks are now live for your browsing pleasure. Mixing some of our favourite pieces of the season, the Looks showcase the fantastic selections we have here in store and will hopefully provide some sort of inspiration for your summer wardrobes.
Below we have picked out some choice pictures and the rest can be viewed over on the Looks section of our website. We are planning many more so be sure to check back for updates. Huge thanks to James Hole for the photography and Electric Studio in Brighton for kindly letting us use their studio space.
View our SS15 Looks by click here…
After some new trainers for the summer? Well you’re in luck as the new collection of Nike summer footwear has landed here at Peggs & son. Featuring styles old and new, there is something to cater for all tastes. First up is the bold Roshe Run featuring, for the first time, Flyknit technology on the upper. This lightweight but robust fabric has been seen on various Nike silhouettes in the past, but for SS15, the Roshe Run gets the Flyknit treatment in a bold volt colourway. Mixing this with a Natural Motion sole unit has resulted in a eye catching but supremely comfortable trainer.
Next up we have the iconic Air Stab. Getting its first reissue since 2008, this version comes in the classic OG emerald colourway. Mixing lightweight mesh and soft suede, the upper has a retro look that is highly breathable and perfect for keeping feet cool on warm days. The robust sole unit features the distinctive detailing around the visible air bubble. Bizarrely linked with a series of stabbings in London, the name of the shoe is actually a shortening of the word stability, thanks to the reinforced heel panels that provide both comfort and support.
Finally we have perhaps the ultimate summer shoe from Nike, the Tennis Classic. A simple court shoe, it has been worn by many of the tennis greats with John McEnroe being a particularly big fan of the style. This version has been give the premium treatment with a supple leather upper and perforated swoosh detailing. In store we have two colourways, black and white, both featuring tonal laces and branded heels. The Tennis Classic PRM is a versatile shoe that works equally well with jeans, chinos or shorts for a laid back, casual summer look.
We would like to thank Jack Stocker for the photography. You can check out our full Nike collection either in store or over on our website.
Based in Berlin, Acronym is a label at the pioneering forefront of outerwear design. Blending the latest advances in fabric technology with an unrivalled approach to garment design, the clothing they produce is unique, futuristic, and perfect for protecting you from the elements.
Working closely with the team at GORE-TEX, the jackets they produce, such as the J27-GT, are completely wind and waterproof as well as being highly breathable thanks to the microfibre technology and taped seam construction. However, this doesn’t get in the way of fit thanks to the ergonomic panelled construction that allows for unrestricted movement.
Not only do they use the latest materials, it is their unwavering attention to detail that really sets Acronym apart. On the sleeve of each jacket is a laminated zipper which reveals a small internal pocket. This can be accessed on the inside of the cuff allowing for easy retrieval of items such as phones that are kept close to hand. Not only this, but the zippers feature a small hinge to hold them securely in place. Another touch are the small magnetic strips located near the collar that headphones can be attached to when not in use.
The label are innovators, doing what few other brands can even dream of. We are extremely happy to have Acronym at Peggs & son as we are only one of only a handful of stores in the world to stock the label.
To take a look at the whole Acronym collection in full, please visit the store or head to our website…
Hailing from Japan, Shoes Like Pottery craft exceptionally high quality canvas trainers. These are ideal for those who like their summer footwear understated, timeless and comfortable. With no shortage of low top styles to choose from, Shoes Like Pottery raise the standard with both their attention to detail and build quality.
At first the name of the brand seems slightly unusual. However it has been derived from the construction process that each shoe undergoes. Much like pottery, each shoe is placed in a kiln where, under extreme temperatures, they undergo a unique vulcanisation process that makes them more durable and flexible. The Japanese call this process ka-ryu.
Each of the shoes we have here in store have been made by hand in Kurume, Japan and they all feature a blue stamp near the heel that bears the symbol of the lucky hammer. In Japanese folklore this is known as uchide no kozuchi and it is said that by swinging this lucky hammer, all of the holder’s wishes will come true. If your wish is to have a simple, but perfectly executed canvas trainer, then you’re in luck.
Here in store we have four colourways including blue, white, black and ecru. Each one features a textured canvas upper, a bold blue sole unit and rubber toe cap. For clean, minimal and understated style, look no further than the handcrafted footwear of Shoes Like Pottery.
The whole collection from Shoes Like Pottery is now available in store and you can view it on our website by clicking here…