PEGGS X ACE & TATE SUNGLASSES

PEGGS X ACE & TATE SUNGLASSES

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PEGGS X ACE & TATE SUNGLASSES

We’re proud to announce that we have teamed up with Dutch based eyewear company Ace & Tate for an exclusive sunglasses collaboration.

Ace & Tate, a brand known for their premium acetate construction and high quality optics, have been producing bold, modern frames out of their Amsterdam based headquarters for many years now. We’re big fans of the sturdy feel that blends full UV protection with comfort.

For our collaboration we wanted to give an update to classic styles so we worked on two of their most iconic frames, the wayfarer influenced Allen and the rounded Byron. Both have a timeless look that suit a range of face types and we kitted out the Allen in a blond translucent colourway whilst the Byron comes in a dark tortoiseshell.

With dual branding on the inner arm, shop the exclusive collaboration either in store or online now…

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INTERVIEW: RUSS GATOR FROM TSPTR

INTERVIEW: RUSS GATOR FROM TSPTR

INTERVIEW: RUSS GATOR FROM TSPTR

Americana has always held a special place in streetwear and menswear communities. Iconic cartoon characters such as Popeye and Betty Boop have found themselves sitting next to Supreme logos, vintage military pieces and varsity jackets are as relevant as ever and the American influence on Japanese brands such as Neighborhood and orSlow is evident season after season.

Here in the UK we have embraced American culture more than most and one brand that truly embodies the independent spirit of the States is London based TSPTR. Hugely influenced by both ‘60s and ‘70s pop and counter culture, TSPTR combine well known icons, those such as Taxi Driver’s psychotic Travis Bickle, with military and collegiate influences. The result is clothing that pays respect to the past yet retains a contemporary twist.

INTERVIEW: RUSS GATOR FROM TSPTR

While TSPTR draw inspiration from a variety of different sources, one thing that has had a huge influence on the brand are the characters from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts. While it may be easy for some to dismiss the comic strip as merely a cartoon, Schulz’s creation has long had a significant cultural impact ever since its publication in 1950. TSPTR’s admiration goes far beyond a simple homage to a beloved American classic, they use Schulz’s shrewd social commentary as the basis for many of their recent collections.

“Schultz is hugely relevant in the sense that his work subtly, and at times explicitly, engaged with many serious national issues,” explains TSPTR founder Russ Gator. “The 1960s were a turbulent decade for the United States, the assassination of JFK in 1963 signaled the beginning of a period of massive social upheaval and Schulz’s work began to channel the anxieties of many average Americans.  The Peanuts characters came to embody Americans’ serious concerns about the real world, allowing readers to consider and debate these issues through an unlikely medium.”

INTERVIEW: RUSS GATOR FROM TSPTR

During the ‘60s Peanuts grew into mainstream success and became the most read comic strip in America. This gave Schulz a national platform for his social and political commentary that turned the likes of Charlie Brown and Snoopy into unassuming activists for social change. However, the counter culture potential of Peanuts was not fully realised until 1967 when Schulz’s growing resentment of the Vietnam War became more overt.

It was 1967 when Schulz introduced the Flying Ace narrative that saw Snoopy regularly daydreaming about being a fighter pilot in World War I, chasing an enemy named the Red Baron. Although this narrative was set in the early 20th century, it cleverly mirrored the events of the war in South East Asia and acted as a subtle satirical commentary.

“The Flying Ace narrative began to focus on the soldiers who had been drafted and the tragedy of combat itself, offering mainstream endorsement to the thousands who had burned their draft cards and protested the unjustifiable war,” explains Russ. “Years later he laid his personal feelings out on the page with Snoopy participating in a protest and riot against the Vietnam War.”

INTERVIEW: RUSS GATOR FROM TSPTR

Schulz’s criticism of the war made it over to the American troops in Vietnam and the Peanuts characters became unofficial mascots of the soldiers growing discontent and resentment. As an act of rebellion towards a war they no longer believed in, they painted the characters on military gear, including their planes and uniforms.

“They appeared on many unofficial unit insignia such as patches, helmet art and Zippo lighters, often exclaiming their disapproval of being shipped halfway around the world to fight someone else’s war,” explains Russ. “Snoopy in particular served on the helmets of assault helicopter pilots and on the noses of combat aircrafts alongside such anti war statements as rainbows, peace signs and slogans such as ‘Draft LBJ’.”

This civil act of defiance is a huge source of inspiration for TSPTR, so much so that the brand regularly pay tribute to it throughout their collections: “This period is really at the core of the brand’s ethos, so much social and political change happened between the mid ‘60s and mid ‘70s, it’s a fascinating time to focus on.”

INTERVIEW: RUSS GATOR FROM TSPTR

When it came time to choose the graphics for the exclusive Peggs & son collaboration with TSPTR the choice was clear. The Peanuts characters are a classic motif with a strong message behind them that is still relevant today. Couple this with Brighton’s thriving skateboarding scene and love of all things vintage, and the result perfectly sums up the city.

You can shop the Brighton capsule collection, our homage to one of the most influential contributors to American popular and counter culture, in store and online now.

 

Words and images: George Metcalf

POP TRADING COMPANY

POP TRADING COMPANY

POP TRADING COMPANY

Based out of Amsterdam, Pop Trading Company are all about creating functional basics with a streetwear edge. Born from the skate parks of the Dutch capital, their use of subtle branding and premium materials results in a collection that is refreshingly refined in its execution.

Taking classic menswear staples such as long sleeve tees and sweatshirts, there is an unmistakable urban approach to their design philosophy, one that blends pared back silhouettes with muted colourways. A highlight for us is the Sportswear 1/4 Zip Sweatshirt in teal, a simple number that has been based around a smock style. Cut from 100% cotton, it features a regular fit, zip placket and Pop Trading Company logo detailing completes the look.

We also love their accessories; small bags that are both versatile and hardwearing. For those that dislike bulky backpacks, be sure to take a look Hip Bag and Pop Passport Holder. The Hip Bag is utilitarian in its aesthetic and perfect for everyday use thanks to its size. An adjustable strap, ripstop construction, black colourway, multiple pockets and subtle stitched logo detailing complete the look. Take a look at the collection in full in the images below…

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Shop the new collection from Pop Trading Company either in store or online now…

SUMMER SUNGLASSES

SUMMER SUNGLASSES

Summer sunglasses

Is there a more quintessential summer item than sunglasses? With the double benefit of making you look cool and protecting your eyes, every man needs a great pair. Fortunately here in store we have a wide selection to choose from.

Below we run through some of our favourite styles both classic and contemporary. First up we have Swedish label Sun Buddies (pink background) who are know for their quality acetate frames that reference iconic styles that they pair with unusual and bold colourways. Next is Le Specs, a label that despite their name hail from Australia (green/blue background). From classic aviators to riffs on wayfarers, their selection is perfect for those who value individuality.

A new brand to us here at Peggs & son is Ace & Tate (grey background). Based out of the Netherlands, they craft lightweight, highly wearable eyewear. The styles we have in store are updates on classics and we especially like the Monty with its pearly white frames. Last but not least we have YMC’s seasonal offerings (top image). Once again they have teamed up with Shoreditch based opticians Bridges & Brows to create refined offering. If you like classic, easy wearing shapes then be sure to take a look at their frames.

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Shop our full selection of sunglasses either in store or online now…

SUMMER CITY STYLE WITH JAKE STORY FROM OVERDILUTED

SUMMER CITY STYLE WITH JAKE STORY FROM OVERDILUTED

JAKE STORY SUMMER SHOOT

Once again we have teamed up with local Brighton menswear and lifestyle blogger Jake Story of Overdiluted to get his take on this season’s arrivals. Now that the sun is out, we took to the streets of our hometown to test some city summer looks. See more below…

There’s a distinct difference between summer style at home and what you might wear on holiday, which I feel is important to think about when it comes to buying for the current season. You don’t want a Club Tropicana style wardrobe going on when it’s 17 degrees and a bit overcast outside. Generally, we’re blessed with pretty good weather here in Brighton, but there’s always that sea breeze to contend with, which makes the straight up shorts and t-shirt look worth thinking twice about.

My rule of thumb for the summer is that when you wear shorts, opt for an extra layer or at least a long sleeve on your top half. Likewise, go for trousers that offer breathability and wear them with shorter sleeves. Sometimes, it’s even worth sizing up for t-shirts to get that extra bit of breathability along with a relaxed style… when the weather’s great, it’s all about feeling nice and comfortable.”

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The Battenwear Coach Jacket is a real standout piece that’ll get wear all year round, it’s just so workable and easily layered. The CMMN Arthur Sweat I styled it with offers a nice pop of colour while the relaxed style ensures it never feels close or restricting on warmer days. I like this outfit because you could imagine it with an extra layer and some dark denim and boots for autumn/winter. That kind of longevity is always good, even YMC Sunglasses come in handy on those bright, winter days, so it’s worth trying to consider how things might work in colder climes.”

 


 

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“Pairing the light and bright YMC Malick Shirt with the Stan Ray Painter Pant offers a nice way of keeping the colours interesting while still fairly subtle, which I think is helped by the simplicity of the Aquascutum Cullen Plain Tee underneath. I’m usually pretty muted with colour, but while summer’s here, you may as well make the most of it and use it as an opportunity to experiment a little.”

 


 

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Of course, it’d be criminal not to talk about Brighton and summer without mentioning the beach. My final look is perfect for a lazy day down making the most of living right on the South Coast. Nothing crazy, just straight up gear that works well for laid back summer days, wherever they might be spent. I’m a big Armor Lux fan for the quality and price they offer and the summer variant of their Sailor Shirt is the perfect lightweight tee you’ll get loads of wear out of. The showstopper is the Porter – Yoshida Helmet Bag. It’s got that statement vibe you’d expect from Porter but still simple enough for the practicality of a day at the beach. Carrying your suncream and frisbee never looked so good.”

 

Many thanks to Jake for taking the time to put this shoot together. If you haven’t already, be sure to take a look at his Overdiluted blog. You can shop all the clothing and accessories featured in this look either in store or over on the website now.

INTERVIEW WITH CATHAL MCATEER OF FOLK

INTERVIEW WITH CATHAL MCATEER OF FOLK

INTERVIEW WITH CATHAL MCATEER OF FOLK

For 15 years British label Folk have been staging a quiet revolution in the world of menswear. Taking the principles of good design, they have made a name for themselves through crafting clothing with intricate detailing and sumptuous materials. This, combined with their use of unusual patterns and bold colours, has garnered them many fans over the years whilst at the same time spawning countless imitators.

Founder and designer Cathal McAteer has been a long time friend of the store ever since we began stocking his label over 10 years ago. As his brand celebrate an important milestone, we thought it high time to sit down with the man to discuss the history of Folk, where he finds his inspiration and what the future has in store…

 

Folk was founded some 15 years ago; can you tell us a bit about the origins of the label?

Cathal: The origins are simply my desire to make my own clothes and all the notes I had squirrelled away on how I would do it if I could. I’ve been lucky to have gotten around a bit and all my life experiences have also assisted what we do here at Folk.

You’ve had a long history with menswear, starting in Glasgow I believe?

It started with a Saturday job I had in the shop Ichi Ni San. I was 16 and we sold many many magic brands: Dries Van Noten, Joe Casely Hayford, Costume National, Helmut Lang, Vivienne Westwood. From that moment I was involved. Knee deep. At 21 I moved to London to continue learning.

Without a pot to piss in I had to bide my time and save my pennies, learn and wait for the right opportunities to fall.

You’ve become known for your detail driven design aesthetic, so much so that is has turned into somewhat of a signature. Can you explain your obsession with the minutiae?

When I first started Folk the numbers were tiny.  This meant we did not reach minimums for fabrics and had to buy everything from stock houses. With these slim pickings it was of course not the most exciting range so we had to add the spark, the something else that would get us noticed.

Using colour and detail we shaped our aesthetic. This has evolved throughout the 15 years and has become something we now do very well. That extra, the discovery after purchase.

Your ambitions to design and create extend beyond just creating clothing, you have also made furniture in the past. What is it about furniture design that fascinates you?

I love all forms of design and furniture raised its head young for me. I was completely incompetent at school so going to Art/Design School was not option. I have never really wondered what it is about furniture design that I love, I just happen to draw a lot of furniture pieces. Hopefully one day I can get more of them made.

In the past you’ve also talked about Folk becoming a design house. Do you feel you have more to say beyond the confines of clothing design?  

For sure, but that is ambitious – which I am. But my first responsibility is to insure my fashion business is working. We have so much more to give in this area.

There seems to be a conscious effort to have a cohesive voice for Folk, how much importance do you put on things like shop fits, visual merchandising and social media all fitting with the ‘Folk’ way of doing things?

From the get go we have just gotten on with making product and opening stores, but in recent years we have been careful to bring it all together. This is a constant process and as it’s not my field we enrolled someone to assist us with a singular voice. The result is that we got more fucking focused and I am hoping everyone will benefit from this. I on the other hand get a bit twitchy…

What do we have to look forward to in AW17?

A reversible, metallic hooded, wadded jacket. A magic sheepskin, some great sweats. We also have a collaborative project involving Nick & Phil Goss two very lovely and talented artists.

What does the future hold for Folk?

More and more great product. Independence. Protesting with my family. Having fun… lots and lots of fun…

 

Many thanks to Cathal for taking the time to do this interview. You can see our latest Folk selection in store and online now.

 

 

GLOBE TROTTER FACTORY VISIT

GLOBE-TROTTER FACTORY VISIT

GLOBE TROTTER FACTORY VISIT

Earlier this month we were invited by Globe-Trotter to visit their Hertfordshire factory, the place where they manufacture all of their luxury suitcases and leather goods. We’ve been big fans of the brand ever since it arrived here in store a few seasons ago. The quality of the end product is incredible, but apart from knowing they were made by hand in England, we had never given the manufacturing process too much thought.

Although the non-descript industrial estate Globe-Trotter calls home doesn’t initially live up to the brand’s glamorous reputation, the first step on to the factory floor shows the impressive scale of the operation. The airplane hanger sized factory is split roughly into two sections, one that deals with bags, small leather goods and special custom orders and the other dedicated to the manufacture of their celebrated cases.

Immediately it is obvious how much dedication and skill goes into the production of each and every product. Wherever you look, highly skilled craftspeople are milling around, using both modern and Victorian era machinery to mould, trim, stitch and rivet. The true meaning of ‘made by hand’ starts to dawn on you as you see leather being stripped to just the right thickness, handles being cut and pressed, hinges being hammered into place and metal accessories all being individually painted and polished. The number of processes taking place must number in the hundreds; a truly staggering amount of high precision work.

The raw materials play an imperative part of the manufacturing process. Leather, sourced from some of the finest tanneries in the UK, is chosen carefully. Hides free of blemishes are highly prized as it gives a superior finish, but on show in towering racks are all kind of kinds of leather in a multitude of bold colours and intricate patterns ready for custom orders. The large sheets of super-strong vulcanised fibreboard that Globe-Trotter has made its name from are being cut, again by hand, before being passed onto the next craftsperson who masterfully bends them around the strong frames.

Scattered throughout the factory are reminders of Globe-Trotter’s 120 year history. Machines that were used during World War II to make gas mask cases are still in use. A Victorian era guillotine stands next to its contemporary cousin. A particularly heavyweight instrument comes in the form of a press, forcing leather circles into concave triangles to be used as the iconic corner protectors. This has been in almost daily use for close to 100 years.

But modernity also plays a key role in production. A machine that trims sheets of leather down by millimetres at a time is high tech and precise. Its operator tells us that a similar machine is used to shave pork fat down to incredible levels of thinness. This then gets placed on gauzes to be used by doctors to treat burn victims.

As well as the vintage machinery, the rich and illustrious history of the brand is on show everywhere. The collaborations, from everyone such as Maison Martin Margiela to Chivas Regal, serve as testament to the Globe-Trotter brand. But it is the personalised cases that litter the workshops upper floor that tell their own stories. Names of celebrities, musicians, film stars and actors pepper the cases showing just how sought after Globe-Trotters have become.

It was a rare and enjoyable glimpse into English manufacturing, something that has all but disappeared in recent decades. Seeing a product of such quality made from scratch by hand was incredibly impressive and is testament to the skills and craftsmanship we as a country still possess.

See our images below for a look into the making of one of England’s true luxury products.

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Many thanks to James, Nathan and the whole Globe-Trotter team for showing us around. You can take a look at our Globe-Trotter selection either in store or online now.

 

 

INTERVIEW WITH RIZ FROM RIZ BOARDSHORTS

INTERVIEW WITH RIZ FROM RIZ BOARDSHORTS

INTERVIEW WITH RIZ FROM RIZ BOARDSHORTS

Founded in 2010 with an aim to blend eco-fashion with his love of surfing, Riz Smith is the brains behind London based men’s swimwear label RIZ. The label’s goal is to take the thousands of plastic bottles that litter the beaches and waterways of Britain and recycle them into swimwear. But whilst sustainability is one part of the brand’s ethos, design plays a big role too. Using Smith’s background in design, the boardshorts from RIZ utilise the latest in digital printing techniques to create a bold and instantly recognisable aesthetic. Taking classic floral patterns and updating them with geometric prints and vivid colours, each pair are a playful nod to both the British coastline and its culture.

This is our second season stocking RIZ and it has been great to see the label go from strength to strength. We thought it would be a great idea to sit down with Riz Smith to learn more about his design approach, the brand’s history and what it’s like to have the environment at the forefront of the manufacturing process.

 

Let’s talk a little bit about the history of the brand. Where did the original idea for RIZ come from?

Riz: My first job was for Speedo as their beachwear designer, where I designed a lot of swimshorts and after a lot of research trips around the beaches of the world was shocked at how lacking the men’s swim market was. I was acutely aware of the need for something better, something more inline with menswear brands, more stylish, more sophisticated.

What were your initial aims when you first started?

The phrase I scribbled in a notebook at the very beginning was, ‘ the most beautiful and environmental boardshorts in the world’. The aim was to design just gorgeous shorts that were environmentally sound. The best in every way. When you’ve got a clean slate and are only creating one product it made sense to perfect it.

Did you always harbour a passion for designing clothing?

I think I was around seventeen when I thought of becoming a clothing designer near the end of school. I probably thought it was cool and different, little did I know! I then went to Foundation Art College and Fashion was my strongest subject so went onto to do a degree in it. But as a teenager I always had a passion for clothes, which is kind of strange for a guy at that age.

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Do you design with a particular guy in mind?

When we started, I used to design with just cool guys in my mind. Men who I aspired to and also I designed for myself a little. Nowadays we know our customer quite well, so it really helps when designing. So yes I design with this mind; he’s around 40 – 45 years old, probably a father, lives in a city, has a good job, is conscientious, not into trends, is a stickler for quality and doesn’t want look like everyone else on the beach.

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

I’ve always been inspired by contradiction, so clothes that function for movement but look smart as an example. Trying to design something classic yet contemporary, trying to harness that middle ground when design appears effortless.

Interestingly London and the UK is a strong influence for the shorts. Again, a contradiction of the norm for a swimwear brand. There is a lovely irony of designing swim shorts in England where it rains a lot and the sea is freezing.

It’s also helped influence our own unique ‘British-Hawaiian’ print style, where we swap tropical iconography for British endangered species, flowers and insects, that we hope will foster awareness and inspired appreciation for the natural world around us.

I’d say the beginning of the creative process always starts with a need. Why are you designing something, how can you make something better, the function for me informs all the styling and other design elements. This creative process has been rolling for five years now, so it’s more like refining and tuning now, turning the screw. The shorts are like a canvas that hold the prints which tell the stories. The influences for these prints are a constant evolution of our ‘British Aloha’ vibe and endangered species. I finding have these parameters really helpful otherwise there’s too much choice.

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What does your day-to-day entail?

We’re a small team so have wear many hats. Whether it’s working on our marketing, branding, production, essentially all the creative side of the business, every day is full. Funnily enough the design side is the smallest part, doing this a few times a year for a few weeks at a time.

A big part of RIZ is the ethical nature of the business, how important was it for you to have this focus and how much does it affect the design/manufacturing process?

It is extremely important for us and has been there since the start. Central to the brand vision are three core elements: substance, style and sustainability. These inform everything I design and how we manufacture. Part of this is longevity;  making shorts that last are better for the environment. So triple stitching, removing cord tips that can break, having no inside labels for continued comfort over time, for example. All our shorts are digitally printed in England with water –based inks and made in Portugal in genuinely small batches. We do not mass produce and have formed strong relationships with our manufactures, helping our transparency and quality.

INTERVIEW WITH RIZ FROM RIZ BOARDSHORTS

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

Sourcing doe take a lot of time and currently we have been using the same recycled polyester since we started the brand five years ago. We were fortunate to find a fabric that was environmentally sound and performs really well – quick dry, nice weight. We are aware that our oceans are getting filled with plastic and in effort to do our part want make sure every pair of our shorts is made from recycled polyester ( made from recycled plastic bottles.) Our next goal is to make our own unique fabric and we are currently collecting bottles washed up on beaches and river banks to do this. The project is called #bottlestoboardshorts and we’re working alongside the Marine Conservation Society and other charities to get this rolling. It’s a huge yet exciting task so watch this space.

Where do you see the business in 10 years-time? Or, what are your aims going forward? 

I’d love to see our little brand grow. To continue just making men’s shorts, to make them better, more beautiful and more environmentally sound. The pursuit of perfection can be addictive and what a nice product area to do that in? Perhaps the design office will be on a beach, somewhere warm… what can be better than that!

 

Many thanks for Riz Smith for taking the time to speak to us. You can see his selection of swimshorts over on the site and in store now.

 

 

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SUMMER STYLE: PASTEL SHADES

SUMEMR STYLE: PASTEL SHADES at Peggs & son.

Summer trends come and summer trends go, but one that sticks around season after season is pastel shades. Easy to wear and providing a much welcome alternative to dark winter hues, we’re reaching for light blues, washed pinks and faded violets to add a touch of colour to our wardrobe. To celebrate the mercurial arrival of the sun, we took some of our top pastel picks down to Hove’s famous beach huts for a washed out editorial.

A particular standout piece for us this season has to be the Osvald Check Shirt from masters of Danish minimalism, Norse Projects. Cut from 100% brushed cotton, it comes in a subtle light blue check pattern throughout. Despite formal features such as the button down collar and open chest pocket it still manages to retain a relaxed feel, a style that Norse have made their own over the years. Sticking with the check, we’re also big fans of the 19th Century BD Shirt from New York’s Engineered Garments. Cut in the Garment District of downtown Manhattan, its subdued selection of colours make the perfect match for a summer’s day.

The humble tee is perhaps the most quintessential summer item. In store we have a strong selection from the likes Folk and visvim, but some of the pastel hued highlights are from British labels YMC and MHL by Margaret Howell. Both the Wild Ones and Matelot offer a great alternative to dominating colours such as navy and black and work great with a range of outfits. For something a bit bolder, try the Box L/S Tee from Our Legacy that comes in a lilac colourway.

As summer can be unpredictable, especially on the Brighton seafront, it’s always wise to bring a couple of layers in case the weather turns. A standout piece for us is the Brody Jacket from CMMN. Based around a Type III, the Swedish label have reinterpreted the workwear classic by kitting it out in pink and giving the body a boxier feel.

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You can see our full selection of pastel shades over on our website now.

 

SPRING LAYERS WITH JAKE FROM OVERDILUTED

SPRING LAYERS WITH JAKE FROM OVERDILUTED

SPRING LAYERS WITH JAKE FROM OVERDILUTED

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.”

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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.