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Lexdray Bags

New York based label Lexdray have been creating innovative bags and luggage since 2009. They take staple designs such as backpacks and messenger bags and construct them using tough, durable materials that can withstand the rigour of daily use. Their minimal aesthetic has garnered them many fans over the years, but it is their ingenious use of space that really sets them apart. Each bag has multiple compartments, hidden pockets and padded segments in order to keep your belongings safe and close to hand.

Here at Peggs & son we have the UK exclusive of the Tokyo Pack as seen above. This versatile backpack has been cut from a mixture of rip-stop nylon and neoprene that is both scuff and weather resistant. Military grade hardware has been paired with padded, adjustable shoulder straps and a fleece lined laptop compartment. So whether you’re about to embark on a new adventure or just commuting to work, be sure to take a look at our range of Lexdray bags either in store or online now. 

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Grenson Trunk Show at Peggs & son.

GRENSON TRUNK SHOW AT PEGGS & SON.

Grenson Trunk Show at Peggs & son.

Many thanks to all those who came down to our Grenson Trunk Show event last week, it made for a fun and memorable night. On show were the latest selection of Grenson styles and owner Tim Little was on hand to offer his expertise on the range. If you haven’t had the chance yet, be sure to read our interview with Tim in our previous blog post. For those who couldn’t make it down on the evening, here are some images courtesy of James Hole.

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Thanks to Tim, Laura, Jen, Sarah and Joe from Grenson for making it happen. You can shop our selection of Grenson shoes over on the website by clicking here…

TIM LITTLE FROM GRENSON INTERVIEW

TIM LITTLE FROM GRENSON INTERVIEW

TIM LITTLE FROM GRENSON INTERVIEW

When it comes to the grand old tradition of English shoe making, few can compare to Grenson. With a long and illustrious history dating back 150 years, they certainly know their way around a last or two. But rather being stuck in the past, obsessing over heritage and reminiscing about bygone eras, they are a progressive company who are always looking to innovate with both material and design. One of the main reasons for this is the passion and enthusiasm of Grenson’s owner, Tim Little. Ahead of our hosting of the Grenson Trunk Show this week (you can RSVP here by the way), we thought it a great opportunity to sit down with the man to discuss footwear, fashion and the future…

 

Peggs: What attracted you to Grenson to begin with?

Tim: I knew Grenson from when I was I my 20s, they were always a classic brand with a bit of an edge. I was asked to join the business but I was worried that it would encroach on my own business, however 10 minutes in the factory and I was hooked.

How important is it to move forward with design whilst still staying true to the company’s heritage?

This is the balance that is at the heart of what we do. Without our heritage we are nothing, but without innovation design and relevance we would slowly die. The job is to mix the two with the right amount of each. Sometimes we get it wrong!

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Collaboration with companies like New Balance are really interesting, do you plan to do any more of these in the future?

Yes, we do. We love collabs when they make sense. They need to add something. New Balance was wonderful because we made each shoe partly in our factory and partly in theirs. It was a celebration of English shoemaking between a Northampton shoemaker and a sneaker brand. It was hard to do but it was so much more than just sharing logos. With collabs you have to keep them quiet until launch so I can’t say much but watch this space!

How important is it to you to retain production in the UK?

Our factory is our heart; it is vital to the authenticity of the brand. It’s very hard these days to manage a factory as the labour isn’t available but it’s worth the hassle. We have been making shoes continuously for 150 years and that is not going to change.

What makes a great shoe?

For me it’s the combination of quality and design. Both are subjective but the consumer will tell us when we get something wrong. Design-wise I love simplicity, I always have. Simplicity is way harder than complicated design because it bare, you focus on every detail. Some people think design is about being different at all costs. Add as many things to the shoe as you can and people will say it’s original. I don’t buy that, I spend time on shape, proportion and lines. My favourite shoe is a wholecut which has no seams at all.

TIM LITTLE FROM GRENSON INTERVIEW

What’s your day to day like?

Random. I’m a bit all over the place. I tend to do things as they feel right not plan ahead. It’s also a combination of design, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, so every day is different.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Seeing our shoes being made and seeing them being worn.

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

The same as everyone; the lack of time. I always think if I had 20% more time everything would be OK. It wouldn’t of course, I’d just be 20% more tired.

What is your vision for Grenson in the future?

Keep it simple. Make good shoes. Work with great retailers. Hire good people. The rest is out of my hands.

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Many thanks to Tim and Laura from Grenson for helping to put this interview together. To take a look at our Grenson collection in full, please head to the website by clicking here…

LOOK AT THE NEW A.P.C. COLLECTION at Peggs & son.

LOOK AT THE NEW A.P.C. COLLECTION

LOOK AT THE NEW A.P.C. COLLECTION at Peggs & son.

In our latest blog post, we take a look at the new A.P.C. collection. The Parisian label need little introduction having been pioneers in the world of fashion for well over 20 years. Their trademark approach of blending military and sportswear influences with a minimalist Gallic aesthetic has seen them acquire a legion of dedicated followers and their latest collection is a continuation of this approach. We picked out some key pieces and took to the streets of Brighton for a closer look at their clothing and accessories.

First up we have the Sweat Bro in grey, a relaxed hooded style that has been cut from 100% cotton. The patch pocket on the front has been paired with a large hood, looser fit and a versatile grey colourway. A.P.C. love to straddle the line between formal and casual, so we paired this item with the Escharpe Large Homme Scarf. Cut from soft wool, it comes in an autumnal beige colourway. Completing matters is the Chemise Oliver, a smart, tailored shirt cut from crisp cotton with a subtle pinstripe pattern throughout.

Next up we have the Ivy League inspired Sweat College in dark navy with mismatched lettering covering the chest. To help with the cold weather in the winter months, we paired it with the heavyweight Surchemise Gary that has been cut from an insulating wool blend. Completing matters are the Panatalon Para, a light pair of olive trousers that take cues from classic military garments.

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To see the A.P.C. collection in full, be sure to head in store or head on over to our website.

INTERVIEW WITH EDWIN HEAD DESIGNER DEAN WEBSTER

INTERVIEW WITH EDWIN HEAD DESIGNER DEAN WEBSTER

INTERVIEW WITH EDWIN HEAD DESIGNER DEAN WEBSTER

We’ve been big fans of Edwin for many years now. Their premium selvedge denim, their innovative blend of the new and the traditional, and in recent seasons, their burgeoning clothing range, hits all the right notes for us. Merging workwear, heritage and sportswear with consummate ease, their references are on point, as is their dedication to quality. We thought it high time to sit down for an interview with Edwin head designer Dean Webster to talk about inspiration, design process and managing to take the historic label in a new direction whilst still retaining its core values. Read below to see what Dean has to say about Edwin…

 

Peggs: Edwin is a brand steeped in tradition and history, having produced high quality denim products since 1947. How difficult is it to bring your own design ethos to the table yet still represent Edwin’s core values?

Dean: It’s a curious balance, but whilst respecting the brands illustrious heritage as a traditional denim brand, my remit as part of the creative team at Edwin Europe has always been to help keep it moving forward and progressively minded.

 

What were your initial aims when you first started working at Edwin?

I came to Edwin over four years ago now with no pre-conceptions about how my work would turn out. It’s taken time for me to understand the brand, it’s subtle rules, it’s codes and it is still a work in progress for me. Each season is a new learning curve and a challenge which keeps the work fresh I hope.

 

INTERVIEW WITH EDWIN HEAD DESIGNER DEAN WEBSTER

Have you always harboured a passion for designing clothing?

I guess you could say that I’ve had an almost obsessive interest in clothes from my early teenage years, but I never set out or formally trained to be a designer. I came from a small town, always the outsider, so I was drawn to fashion and its connections with ‘tribes’ and the sub-culture music scene.  As a young kid, I was buying and customising second-hand flea market clothing with pins, patches and whatever I could lay my hands on. I guess I’m still doing the same now but in a slightly more structured way.

 

Do you design with a particular guy in mind?

Not really. Our clothing is democratic. A good denim brand should be for everyone and I think that if a guy looks great in our clothes then that’s good enough for me.  If he has a rebellious attitude and great haircut, even better.

 

INTERVIEW WITH EDWIN HEAD DESIGNER DEAN WEBSTER

What are your influences when designing? How do you start off the creative process?

I always start with the same phrase in mind –  ‘What would EDWIN do?’

 

What does your day-to-day entail?

It changes but generally, lots of coffee, cigarettes, research, meetings and general problem solving. Drinks after work.

 

What are the most rewarding aspects of your job? And what are the most challenging?

Being able to do what I love doing and getting paid for doing it is the most rewarding. Keeping the brand relevant, commercial and interesting in today’s menswear market without losing sight of its’ origins is perhaps the most challenging.

 

INTERVIEW WITH EDWIN HEAD DESIGNER DEAN WEBSTER

How do you go about sourcing the materials, it can’t be easy acquiring the fabrics you need and processing them into something usable?

We do the usual fabric fairs to research market trends and, of course, I have my favourite mills to visit each season. It’s all out there if you know where to look and if what you’re looking for isn’t, then it’s a case of developing it, which we do with the help of our suppliers.

 

Are there any favourite pieces that stick out in your mind?

Although my work at Edwin-Europe concentrates more on the ‘tops’ or seasonal mainline collection (non-denim), I’m a big fan of the jeans we produce, especially the Made In Japan line. My favourite pair of jeans is our Japan 50’s model. A killer anti-fit jean, beautifully crafted, in great denims. My favourite SS17 mainline collection pieces are the cotton poplin bowling shirts and the ‘So Far So Good’ embroidered black poly cotton Garage Jacket (shown above). Both dope items every Edwin fan should be wearing next season. I’m also a big fan of the ‘fuck you, we don’t just make blue’ pastel story. Men in pink, at Edwin! Who would have thought…

 

Who would have thought indeed. A huge thanks to Dean and Ally for taking the time to get this together. You can shop our selection of Edwin jeans, including their new ED-45 style, over on the website now…

 

AW16 LOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

AW16 LOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW

AW16 LOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

Our AW16 Looks are now available to view over on the website. Each season we put together a series of outfits making use of the great stock we have here in store for some wardrobe inspiration over the coming months. This season’s Looks feature clothing, footwear and accessories from the likes of Norse Projects, YMC, Engineered Garments, Our Legacy, Nike and many more. We will be continually uploading more looks as the season progresses so be sure to check back.

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See our AW16 Looks in full by heading to the website now…

 

 

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MHL BY MARGARET HOWELL AW16

MHL by Margaret Howell AW16 collection at Peggs & son.

Synonymous with quality, timeless clothing, Margaret Howell once again delivers contemporary classics with her latest MHL by Margaret Howell collection. Although there is a central focus on workwear (as there always is), nautical themes are prevalent and can be seen in the Naval Jersey Stripe Tee. Shown here in a dark green and ecru colourway, it has been cut from super soft jersey cotton with a bold Breton stripe pattern featuring throughout.

Another store favourite is the Workwear Shirt, which has been cut from crisp, lightweight poplin cotton. Coming in a charcoal colourway with a slight green hue, it has a generous fit in typical MHL style. Staying true to its workwear roots, it features two large flapped pockets on the chest, rugged construction throughout and a curved hem with high side vents. Completing matters are tonal buttons, wide placket and short collar.

MHL by Margaret Howell AW16 collection at Peggs & son. MHL by Margaret Howell AW16 collection at Peggs & son.

Shop the rest of the MHL by Margaret Howell AW16 collection in store or online now.

 

 

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AQUASCUTUM AW16 COLLECTION

Aquascutum AW16 collection

Founded in 1851, Aquascutum have been creating luxury men’s clothing for well over 150 years. Created by John Emary, a man who pioneered waterproof technology, the name Aquascutum is actually derived from Latin and means ‘watershield’. Their style in unmistakable and timeless; from the iconic house check to elegant overcoats, they have helped shape British fashion with flattering cuts and use of premium materials.

It is our first season with the label and we are happy to have their clothing and accessories now available in store and online. The check pattern is one of the most identifiable in menswear and a good proportion of their AW16 collection features it. From the Elmsworth Shirt to the Reversible Bucket Hat, those colours of white, burnished orange and navy appear throughout.

Aquascutum have also taken a look back through their archives to create some classic items from times gone by. One such piece is the Berkeley Raincoat a long, overcoat style that comes in both a navy and a camel colourway. With a flattering slim silhouette, the outer has been cut from a cotton blend that is hardwearing and water resistant. A large spread collar, two welt pockets on the hips and concealed placket keeps the detailing clean and minimal.

Also available are their selection of accessories, ranging from shoulder bags to wallets. Each features the house check and are available over on the website now.

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Shop the full Aquascutum AW16 collection either in store or online now.

Norse Projects at Peggs & son.

NORSE PROJECTS AW16 COLLECTION

NORSE PROJECTS AW16 at Peggs & son.

We get a lot of clothing through the door here at Peggs & son, but one of the collections we most look forward to receiving each season is from Copenhagen’s Norse Projects. Products from the cold north, for us their AW clothing and accessories provide the perfect balance between style and functionality, especially in the depths of winter. This season is no different with a fine selection of soft shirts, heavyweight trousers and sumptuous knitwear. We headed out to the streets and parks of Brighton to take a closer look at the latest arrivals.

What Norse Projects do best is elevate wardrobe basics. Items such as Niels Tees and Aros Chinos return season after season, and for good reason. Take the Anton Shirt, their imagining of the classic button down. For AW16 it has been cut from brushed cotton that results in a super soft handle that’s perfect for cold winter days. Its versatility remains thanks to the regular fit, curved hem, button down collar and single chest pocket.

The winter months also herald the arrival of knitwear here at the store and as always, Norse have delivered. The Verner Pure New Wool is perfect for the colder months thanks to the insulating nature of the fabric. Constructed using 100% pure new wool, the Verner has slight nautical undertones thanks to the subtle navy colourway and horizontal white stripes throughout. Complimenting matters is a versatile regular fit, crew neck collar and subtle branding on the left arm.

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To see the rest of the Norse Projects AW16 collection in full, head either in store or online now…

Beams X Champion at Peggs & son.

BEAMS X CHAMPION

Beams X Champion at Peggs & son.

The new capsule collection from Japanese brand/retailer Beams and American heritage sportswear brand Champion is now available in store and online. For this collaboration Beams have taken the classic casual style and illustrious history of Champion and updated with fashion forward detailing.

The Reverse Weave Crew Sweat is a Champion staple; people love the cosy fit, insulating properties and soft interior. Classic details such as the thick collar, ribbed side panelling and patch logo on the chest are present, but Beams have introduced zips to the side seams as well as presenting branding on the cuffs and hem. The result is a contemporary look that still stays true to the roots of both labels.

Also to arrive in store is a wardrobe staple in the form of the Reverse Weave Jersey Crew Tee. Cut from 100% cotton, it comes in a both grey and black and features a versatile regular fit. The garment is constructed using double layered fabric that not only gives a heavier feel, but also allows for a large pocket to be concealed on the front that can be accessed via a zip. Once again dual branding features throughout.

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Shop the rest of the Beams X Champion collection either in store or online now.