Once again we are very happy to have the latest collection from Stone Island Shadow Project available online and in store. Taking cues from Stone Island’s distinct aesthetic, this latest selection of clothing blends classic cuts with revolutionary construction techniques to create something entirely new.
All manufacturing takes place in Italy to ensure the exacting standards of head designer Erollson Hugh are rigidly adhered to and it is this sharp tailoring and unwavering quality that really sets the Shadow Project collection apart. A more lively colour palette features for the warmer weather, blending blues and corals with the obligatory black.
Hugh, who also designs his own range, Acronym, is one of the most progressive designers around and a collaboration with Stone Island is a perfect marriage. His preference for using bold new materials such as hollowcore nylon adds a technical feel to the collection but also makes the clothing lightweight, breathable and ideal for the summer months.
The cuts of the jackets and sweaters take into account the motion of the body with articulated sleeves aiding freedom movement whilst still retaining a trim fit that the label has been renowned for. The SS15 collection manages to blend thoughtful design, pioneering new materials and modern cuts into a highly considered package that still remains true to the Stone Island ethos.
To take a look at the Stone Island Shadow Project collection in full, please visit our website…
Jack Purcell was one of the greatest Badminton players of all time. Born in Ontario, Canada in 1903, he quickly rose through the ranks and became world champion in 1932 and remained unbeaten until his retirement from the game in 1945. This incredible record has made him one of the most respected players the game has ever seen.
In 1935 Purcell created a rubberised canvas trainer for the B.F. Goodrich company in Canada. This was designed to offer badminton players more comfort, support and grip when on the court. Realising he was on to a good thing, Converse purchased the trademark to the shoe in the 1970s and since that moment the Jack Purcell has been considered one of the all time classic canvas trainers.
This reissue from Converse has been given the premium treatment and still retains the iconic look of the original. Based around a simple canvas upper, the Jack Purcell features a low silhouette that is ideal for the warmer weather. In store we have two models, the simple white version and the black with contrast stitching and laces.
The vulcanised rubber sole unit is robust, durable and more than tough enough to stand up to the rigour of a fast paced game of badminton. Adding to the vintage feel is the instantly recognisable and oft copied ‘smile’ detailing on the rubber toecap. Subtle branding also features on the tongue and heel and completing matters is a comfortable and well ventilated insole.
The Jack Purcell is one of the lesser known shoes from the Converse stable but it offers a great alternative to the Chuck Taylor. More refined in its appearance, it nails that casual look perfectly. It is also incredibly versatile, working with shorts, tailored chinos or jeans for all on or off court action.
Take a look at the whole Converse collection, including both the Jack Purcell and 1970 Chuck Taylor models, over on our website.
Now that we’re well into February and new season clothing is starting to fill up the rails, we must bid farewell to our winter SALE. Now featuring massive reductions of 70%, there are some incredible deals out to be had. If something catches your eye, grab it before somebody else does as we’re now down to single items on most of the stock. If you need any assistance on sizing or fit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at the store by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 01273 711847. Good luck!
Every now and again Nike like to take a look back through their illustrious back catalogue and recreate a gem from years gone by. Whether it be a classic tennis shoe from the 70s or a runner from the 90s, Nike always do a great job of picking an iconic style and giving it a modern makeover.
This time is no different as they have chosen the highly sought after and much respected Air Wildwood. Part of their ACG range (All Condition Gear), the Wildwood was designed more for the great outdoors and those who enjoyed trail running. Famed for its slightly larger silhouette, robust construction and durable sole, Nike have given it the premium treatment and a QuickStrike release just in time for the wet winter weather.
This version comes with a full leather upper in a mixture of olive green and black panelling. The interior is constructed using synthetic materials to draw moisture away from the skin and aid with ventilation. The subtly branded sole unit also showcases the built up rear and toe, both designed to offer more protection to the leather upper from mud and water. It is the simple colour pallet, minimal branding and retro design that really make this shoe a winter winner.
The Nike Air Wildwood ACG PRM QS is now available in store and over on our website.
When winter coats are mentioned, large, hooded, down filled numbers often spring to mind. Their insulating properties and water resistant outer shells are the perfect solution to a wet and cold British winter. One brand synonymous with the down filled style is Canada Goose who somewhat unsurprisingly hail from Canada.
The label has been crafting exceptional outerwear since 1957 and part of the reason for their continued success is due to the quality of the down used in their jackets. Blending both goose and duck down clusters, Canada Goose use different combinations for each of their coats in order to strike the right balance between warmth, comfort and manoeuvrability.
The three styles we have in store, the Chateau jacket, the Chilliwack bomber and the Freestyle vest, all offer incredible levels of insulation to stave off the chilling effects of winter. The long body and premium goose down fill makes the Chateau jacket capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -25°C which is more than enough for even the coldest of January nights here in the UK.
For those who don’t need that level of protection, the Chilliwack and Freestyle are lighter in weight with slimmer cuts. Still filled with the finest down clusters, they offer more versatility and expand on the level of choice in the Canada Goose range.
We particularly like the Freestyle vest in varying bold colourways. Based around a simple gilet style, the sleeveless design is perfect for throwing on over a knit or sweater. The Freestyle is also very practical with a two way zip closure, popper fastened storm flap, more length on the back to offer increased protection and fully lined hand warmer pockets.
What sets Canada Goose apart from other outerwear manufacturers is their commitment to quality. Not only do they pay incredible amounts of attention to the cut and function of their jackets, the down fill they use is superior to any other brand. Sourcing the finest materials ensures that the wearer stays as warm as possible, no matter what the weather.
You can take a look at the whole Canada Goose collection, including hats and gloves, either in store or over on our website. Selected lines are also available in our winter SALE.
In a world full of GORE-TEX shells, semi-permeable membranes and breathable outer layers, there is something reassuringly simple about the jackets from Swedish label Stutterheim. Using a combination of rubberised cotton and taped seams, their coats manage to keep you dry in the worst weather conditions despite the apparent lack of fabric technology.
Founded in Sweden in 2010 by Alexander Stutterheim, the inspiration for the brand occurred when he stumbled across his granddad’s old raincoat lying disused in an abandoned barn. Picking it up, Alexander thought that with a few adjustments to make the cut slimmer, it would be an incredibly good looking jacket: “At that moment, old memories struck me and I instantly wanted to wear his coat. It was both stunningly cool and very practical (although as big as a tent). With great care, I brought it back home to my kitchen and imagined it in an updated, contemporary version.”
After searching for a suitable manufacturer to remake the coat to his exact specifications, he stumbled across a factory in his native homeland. Given the notoriously wet weather of Sweden, it is perhaps no surprise that this small textile firm long had a history of creating clothing to combat the elements. After lots of trail and error, they managed to create a modern version of his granddad’s coat using completely waterproof rubberised cotton.
Here at Peggs & son we first saw Stutterheim raincoats at a show in London and immediately our interests were piqued. We had of course seen waterproof coats before from labels like Elka, but there was something about Stutterheim that managed to cross the divide from something purely functional into the world of fashion. We picked them up straight away and were the first stockists in the UK.
Stutterheim have since released many different styles of their raincoat and have built up a loyal following along the way. They can count Jay-Z and Kanye West as fans and have even released a rainbow coloured jacket named Vladimir to protest against human rights abuses in Russia. After all this attention and prominence, the company remain true to their melancholic Swedish roots. They still craft exceptionally well made coats that rely on traditional materials to keep you dry. Stutterheim are proof, if you ever needed it, that sometimes the old ways are still the best.
You can shop the full Stutterheim collection either in store or over on our website…
The Peggs & son winter sale is here! There are big reductions across the store on brands such as Nike, Arc’teryx Veilance, APC, Our Legacy, Norse Projects, Grenson and much more. So for some great deals on winter clothing, footwear and accessories, be sure to visit us in store or head on over to the website.
Last week we had a good catch up with our friends over at Universal Works to discuss the origins of Peggs & son and the shared passion we both have for good clothing. Having been with the Nottingham based label for many years now, we were one of the original retailers and are as proud as ever to have their clothing on our rails.
Each season the brand continues to make incredibly well crafted clothing that is based around classic items of British work and military wear. AW14 sees no change in their approach with a fine selection of Japanese milled suiting, premium English made denim and heritage inspired jackets. Ian, the store owner, sat down with Universal Works for a chat about Brighton, Greggs and, of course, clothing. You can check the full Universal Works interview with Peggs & son over on the Universal Works Journal.
As the big day nears, the issue of gift buying becomes ever more pressing. Of course there are those frustratingly organised people who have all their shopping done before December even starts, but unfortunately we can’t all be that efficient.
But don’t fear if you haven’t managed to get around to it yet, we’re here to help with our second selection of gift ideas. With great products from Ally Capellino, Nudie, Marvis, APC, Nike and more, we’re sure you will find the perfect gift to make someones day extra special this Christmas.
We are also now offering FREE UK shipping on all orders. Take advantage of our generosity and don’t pay a single penny for UK delivery, no matter what you purchase. Please click here to see our Christmas delivery times and store opening hours.