We teamed up with our good friend and local menswear blogger Jake Story from Overdiluted to run through some of his favourite spring styles we have here in store. Taking to the streets of Brighton’s Seven Dials area, he chose an array of outfits all with the ever changing weather conditions in mind. Take a look below at his picks and see what he had to say about them:
“Initially, there might not seem much difference between my spring style and what I might wear in the winter – apart from the shorts, of course – but a lot of it comes down to the weight of materials. Spring is about as unpredictable as it comes, so it’s important that pieces are lightweight and layered. It’s all about adding up and taking away to keep yourself comfortable, which in my eyes is the art to perfecting your spring wardrobe.
You’ll need weatherproof jackets one day and shorts the next, which is why the Universal Works Bakers Jacket is a great piece: thin enough for a jumper or hoodie underneath and thick enough to do you some favours when things get a little chilly. Equally, both the YMC Deja Vu Trousers and visvim High Water Chinos aren’t as heavy as you might need for the colder months, which means you can comfortably get away with them on warmer days, despite the fact they’re full length. My favourite piece we shot has to be the Engineered Garments Parka in a nice and light poplin cotton that’s ace for the ever-changing conditions.”
And there you have it, spring layers courtesy of Overdiluted. Many thanks to Jake Story for the words, modelling and styling and Jordan Wright for the images. You can see more of Jake’s work by clicking here.
Just landed here in store is the latest collection from Lyon based label, Arpenteur. Adding contemporary twists to classic French clothing, their latest collection is full of summer weight fabrics and bold patterns, making it ideal for the coming months. With all production taking place in France, there is an undeniable quality to Arpenteur’s clothing that is completely in fitting with the label’s workwear roots.
With the sun out, we thought it a prime opportunity to get out the office and join the crowds amongst the penny arcades, candy floss and dodgems of Brighton’s infamous Palace Pier.
A highlight for us was the Ete SS Shirt, a lightweight number that has been based around a pop-over style with short placket detailing and open chest pocket. The airy cotton construction has been paired with an intricate blue check pattern for an easy-wearing, laid back look. It is also a versatile garment that can be easily smartened up with the addition of an Arpenteur mainstay, the Villefrance Jacket.
Another stand out item is the Brehat Shirt, a take on the iconic Breton stripe. Coming in a range of colourways, the orange and navy version caught our eye for its bold use of colour. Heavy cotton construction has been paired with a looser fit and three quarter length arms for a relaxed feel that is ideal for the rising temperatures.
Shop the latest Arpenteur collection in full either in store or by visiting our website.
French label Spring Court have just delivered a fresh batch of their latest trainers to us here at the store. Blending bold colourways and unusual fabrics, they are the ideal for a laid back summer look.
Spring Court trainers made a real impact when they were first created in 1936 by Georges Grimmeisen. The Frenchman crafted them for use by tennis players but they soon caught on in fashion circles with people loving their simple design. One such fan was John Lennon who sported a pair not only on the front cover of the iconic Abbey Road album, but was so taken by the shoes that he even wore them on his wedding day.
The same unmistakable look remains to this day, but the offering of colourways and material types have expanded somewhat. In store we have an array of styles, from the classic white canvas to the highly textured hemp. All come complete with tonal laces, rubber toe cap and comfortable padded sole with trademark ventilation holes. We think that their strongest point though is their versatility. Slip on with shorts, wear with some relaxed chinos or even pair with some washed denim, the choices are almost endless.
Shop the Spring Court collection in full either in store or online now.
Truth be told, we’ve had just about enough of winter. The glimpses of sunshine that spring has given us so far has us eager to stash the winter coats away, grab some lighter layers and head outside. Thankfully the latest collection from New York based label Battenwear is made with the great outdoors in mind. Head designer Shinya Hasegawa has a love of both surfing and adventure and these two passions can clearly be seen in his clothing.
SS17 continues this trend and amongst the latest arrivals are bold graphic tees, climbing pants and vibrant patterned shirts. With this in mind, we decided it was time to take a long overdue visit to Brighton beach to soak up some rays. For us, a highlight from the collection has to be the Five Pocket Island Shirt, a relaxed number ideal for the summer weather. Coming in a vivid navy pyramid print throughout, it has been made in the USA from lightweight cotton. A utilitarian focus is seen in the five front pockets, regular fit and curved hem.
Another standout is Tortoise Tee, featuring graphic detailing on the chest and reverse. We paired it with the Field Cap, a peaked number that comes in a pleasingly refreshing salmon colourway. Be sure to take a look at the full Battenwear collection either in store or online now.
Spring, dare we say it, is on the way. The evenings are beginning to stretch out that little bit longer and the sun’s rays seem just that little bit more powerful. We can always tell when spring is on the way when we begin to put away the heavy down coats for the winter and begin the search for lighter styles more suited for the change in weather.
Here in store we have received a fine selection of spring appropriate outerwear, covering all types of styles from smart to workwear, bomber jackets to waterproof coats. A highlight for us is the latest selection of raincoats from Swedish label Stutterheim. Their block striped Stockholm model has particularly caught our eye. Not only do we love the pattern, but thanks to the rubberised cotton construction and welded seams, it is also completely waterproof, something essential in the temperamental British spring weather.
Parisian label A.P.C. continue to take influence from classic military garments and the Blouson Alain shown below is their take on the iconic MA-1 flight jacket. The dark navy exterior has been cut from a cotton blend and the interior is fully lined. The front is fastened with a Riri zip that leads to a shawl collar in traditional fashion and two pockets are located on the hips. Completing matters is the obligatory pocket detailing on the upper left arm.
As we enter the season of weddings, it’s also important to keep something a little more formal in your wardrobe. For this, Engineered Garments have matters covered with their Andover Jacket. Cut from lightweight 100% cotton, it comes in a navy colourway and classic details such as the four external pockets, three-button fastening and notched lapel are all present. However, what makes this jacket for us is the fit. Perfectly cut, it remains unstructured but spans the divide between smart and casual perfectly.
You can take a look at our full selection of spring jackets over on our website or in store now.
The clothing from Parisian label A.P.C. is usually defined by its sharp cuts, military detailing and contemporary Gallic cool. We’re used to the label producing smart button down shirts and long wool overcoats, so the arrival of the SS17 collection here in store came as somewhat of a surprise. For this season, Jean Touitou’s brand have turned their attention to the world of sportswear with sweats, hoodies and branded cotton t-shirts all featuring heavily.
Featured in the latest selection is a small capsule collection of clothing that sees A.P.C. pay homage to the spiritual home of sportswear, America. All made in California, bold branding plays a key part, but as with everything from the French label, the quality of the material and fit are given serious consideration.
Another standout is the Blouson Alain, a trimmed down version of the iconic MA-1 flight jacket. The dark navy exterior has been cut from a cotton blend and the interior is fully lined. The front is fastened with a Riri zip that leads to a shawl collar in traditional fashion and two pockets are located on the hips. Completing matters is the obligatory pocket detailing on the upper left arm.
Take a look at latest A.P.C. collection in full either in store or over on our website now…
We always look forward to the arrival of Norse Projects. Copenhagen’s finest seem to be able to condense down and distill the feeling of their home city in each of their collections. Whether it be laid back shirting with fuss-free patterns, great fitting tees paired with bold colourways or outerwear that perfectly balances form with function, the great Danes get it just right.
As expected, SS17 is no different. Their first drop has arrived here in store and is full of updated Scandinavian takes on classic wardrobe staples. A standout in the Ryan Crisp Cotton Bomber. All the traditional details you would expect to find in a bomber jacket are present such as the shawl collar and slightly boxy fit, but Norse have kitted this one out with a lightweight outer and a blue colourway.
The Anton Oxford also makes a welcome return, this time in a multitude of colourways and patterns. What we love about the Anton is it can be used as basis for a wide array of looks. The 100% Oxford cotton construction works with smart or relaxed outfits, shorts or jeans, dress shoes or trainers. It’s strength is in its versatility.
Continuing with spring layering is the Thor Crisp Cotton. Perfect for the coming months, it has been based around a classic mac style with a long body and slim to regular fit. It features a water resistant outer, comes in a navy colourway and features a concealed button fastened placket to keep the look clean and minimal. A spread collar, two pockets on the hips and a split hem on the reverse completes the look.
Shop the Norse Project SS17 collection in full either in store or online now…
There’s somewhat of a folklore surrounding Japanese label Porter-Yoshida & Co. Established in 1962, they have long been famed for their expert craftsmanship and attention to detail, both of which are immediately evident when you pick up one of their bags.
Needless to say we here at Peggs & son are big fans. Their latest collection has arrived here in store and we have four great styles now available. A highlight is the Tanker 3 Way Briefcase that, like all Porter bags, has been made in Japan. Extremely versatile, it features stowaway shoulder straps in the back compartment and a sturdy YKK zip to fasten the main central section. Two external pockets have been paired with an orange interior and subtle Porter branding.
Also in store is the highly portable Tanker 2 Way Waist Bag and the Tanker 2 Way Helmet Bag, both sporting the same level of quality in both design and construction. Take a look at our picks from the collection in the images below…
Take a look at the new Porter-Yoshida & Co. bags in full either in store or over on our website now…
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.