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 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.
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.
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.
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.
After a delayed release, we’ve finally got our hands on the final incarnation of Nike’s Escape pack, the Air Max 1. This most iconic of trainers has been given the premium treatment with a supple leather upper sitting on the simple but instantly recognisable sole unit. Carrying on from where the Air Max 90 and Internationalist Mid left off, the Nike Air Max 1 Escape QS at Peggs & son features a suitably winter colourway of deep bronze and rusty orange. Mix in swathes of white with red and black accents and you have a subtle yet lux take on one of the most famous running shoes of all time. The Air Max 1 Escape QS is now available in store and online in limited quantities.
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.
Since the 1950s, Scandinavia has been a centre for design, creativity and craftsmanship. Renowned for a minimalist and functional aesthetic, these ideals have given birth to a new wave of menswear designers who have taken the region’s design ethos as inspiration for their clothing. Minimal details, elegant lines and premium fabrics are all trademarks of this new movement with Copenhagen and Stockholm being the epicentres.
As the more astute of you may well be aware, Christmas is but mere weeks away. The time for feasting, family and festivity is almost upon us and now is the perfect time to start thinking about gifts. Whether you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas or you don’t know what you want yourself, we’re sure you will find the perfect present here at Peggs & son.
To make the whole process easier, we’ve been busy putting together a selection of the top gift ideas we have in store. From the small stocking fillers to something a little bigger, we’re sure you will find something for even the most difficult of person to buy for. So, sit back, relax and peruse our selection of gift ideas that are bound to make Christmas that little bit extra special.
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The Air Max 90 is a true icon from Nike and its bold style has led many to think that this is the finest trainer the company has ever created. It’s origins were based on typical running shoe models and it is said that designer Tinker Hatfield was inspired by the Pompidou Centre’s architectural ingenuity when creating the Air Max 90.
Following up on the Ice pack released earlier this year, Nike have graced us with a new incarnation coming in a wintery deep green colourway. The same angular pattern features on the upper as does perforated material to aid with ventilation. To protect the Air Max 90 from the wet weather of winter, Hyperfuse technology has been used on the sides. The trainer features orange and pink accents and a Phylon sole system features for durability and comfort.