Peggs & son opened in the backstreets of Brighton at the turn of the millennium with one aim - to provide quality clothing to men with a sense of style and direction. It's not all about the latest must-have label. Instead, we're inspired by design classics. If we like what a designer's doing, you'll see it in the shop. Simple. You can now find us in the heart of Brighton's historic Lanes. Still doing what we set out to do in 2000.
There’s no summer holiday quite like a British holiday. With the grey skies and cold months all but a distant memory, it’s finally that time of year to crack out the shorts and sandals, drink copious amounts of cold beer and burn some food on the barbecue. Fear not, here in store we have all the clothing you need to accompany these activities.
Over on our Inspirations page we’ve created our holiday planning guides, where you will find our curated selection of packing essentials for all types of vacations. Whether you’re planning a short city break, a heavy festival weekend or a family trip to the beach, we have it all covered. You will find a fine selection of essentials, from the luxury luggage of Globe-Trotter to the quality sunglasses from Sun Buddies.
To get us in the mood, we headed over to the Artist Residence, a small, boutique hotel located just off the seafront in the historic Regency Square. With sea views and an eclectic aesthetic, it is the perfect place to stay for a weekend away here in Brighton. See below for our experience when we headed there earlier this month.
If there is one colour we’re ‘feeling’ more than any other at Peggs & son this Autumn, it has to be black.
Black may be synonymous with death but more importantly it marches to the beat of classic elegance, rock’n’roll rebellion and an understated sophistication that other colours simply can’t compete with. What other colour could be so readily associated with both Parisian chic and British punk? Black isn’t afraid of anything or anyone and therefore no matter your sartorial preferences it is a must for your new wardrobe.
This season we have some great brands all producing amazing ranges in black:
Matthew Miller and Swedish brand Common are two new names we are proud to present this season. Creating cutting edge logo / vinyl sweats, tapered trousers and bombers jackets, these are two of our favourite new brands to arrive in store for the forthcoming season.
Grenson, Bass Weejuns and Dr Martens have been producing exceptional footwear since the days of our grandfather’s youth. This season sees little reason to break with tradition and they all continue with classic footwear that can be worn in the modern age. Whether you’re looking for brogues or tassle loafers, a night at the restaurant or out on the tiles, we have a great range of shoes from some of the worlds most prestigious cobblers. And if you do want to play it more contemporary, it doesn’t get any better than the Gourmet X Black Scale collab sneaks.
If you’re looking for a good pair of black trousers or jeans we know we can sort you out. From the wonderfully tapered trousers from Belgium outfitters Bellerose or our new favourites, Common, through to Edwin or Nudie jeans, we have some of the sharpest cuts in town.
August means many things to many people – the start of the school holidays, the beach, the chance to actually don your shorts, tees and sunnies. To others, including some of us lads at Peggs & son it means one thing and one thing only: the commencement of the football season.
The barren months of June and July, with their brash attempts to lure us into the worlds of tennis, cricket and even Le Tour de France – British winners in all lest we forget – are behind us and we can now concentrate our efforts solely on the nation’s national sport.
But while we sit around living rooms, pub tables and upon those beach pebbles discussing who’s signing who, the prospects of your team over the forthcoming season and how we’d all do a better job than the men paid millions to run our beloved clubs, the guys behind The Green Soccer Journal have been putting together the latest issue of the excellent football / fashion magazine.
Combining a smorgasbord of football and fashion based articles – including some of our faves such as Arc’Teryx Veilance and Stone Island – the latest issue should get you in the mood for the rollercoaster of victories and defeats unfurling over the next ten months.
With the weekend upon us, the summer holidays in full swing and Brighton awash with people making the most of the fine weather, now’s the time to start thinking about your weekend wears. We here at Peggs & son love a good shirt for our weekend wardrobe; it possesses a touch of panache while at the same juncture retaining all the good old fashioned hallmarks associated with the style savvy gent.
The shirt is a weekend staple. Whether you’re heading out for a romantic dinner for two, off down the local to watch the Charity Shield or heading to town for a night on the tiles, a good shirt merges the smart casual divide and ensures that whatever happens, at least your sartorial wears are of the highest standards.
From the Folk Taped shirt, with its subtle dot pattern, to the YMC Collar tab shirt in a splendid teal, navy and grey colourway, we have a fine selection of shirts for you to choose from so there simply is no excuse for not looking your best heading in to the weekend.
We also love a good bit of knitwear here at Peggs; remember this is England not the Caribbean so come the evening you’ll always be needing that extra layer. Be it a chunky knit crew from Universal Works, the soft knits of elegant outfitters A.P.C or Folks Curve Edge cardigan in brilliant red, this season sees a plethora of excellent knitwear adorning our rails so when you’re sat outside in that beer garden sipping on a beer, you’ll be thankful we mentioned it.
To check out our latest stock, head on over to the website.
Ah, the affable Mr. Oliver Spencer, the man who manages to merge classic and contemporary with consummate ease. From Eton Collar shirts to Portland jackets and chunky wool/cashmere knits, this season once again bares witness to the mercurial talents of this English gent. So, without further ado and with the hyperbole surrounding his sartorial wears placed to one side, let’s take a closer look at some of our favourite pieces from the forthcoming AW13 season.
Ok, so a chunky knit may not seem the ideal purchase in the height of summer but give it a month or so (sorry but it’s true) and you’ll be wishing you’d snapped one up before they’re all gone. Spencer has brought the David knit bang up to date through various methods. Made from a heady mix of virgin wool, nylon, viscose and cashmere, this knit is tough, durable and incredibly soft while the intricate woven ‘+’ pattern creates a unique silhouette rarely seen on traditional garb. Add to that the vibrant Tabasco orange colourway and you’ve got the perfect knit for autumn/winter.
The One Pocket shirt is possibly the perfect example of Spencer’s ability to combine traditional tailoring and modern menswear. There’s only so much one man can do to alter a shirt but Spencer gives it a unique feel with the curved hem line and the distinctive horizontal stripes and colours give this shirt a truly modern feel. Perfect.
As the old saying goes: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This adage is certainly true where the Portland Jacket is concerned. Made from 100% wool, this slim fitting blazer has a soft, subtle texture to it but it’s in the details, once again, where this jacket stands out from the crowd. With buttons carved from wood, a fully lined green interior and intricate pocket details, this is a must have for the cold snap.
To see the rest of the Oliver Spencer collection, head over to to our online shop.
They say that in times of adversity the creative mind is at its zenith, often pushing boundaries which cannot be reached during halcyon days.
For Antony Day and Tim Hampson, the co-founders and creative directors behind new Brighton magazine BOON, the above couldn’t be more relevant. Both bored with the monotony of their days jobs ,the duo decided to chase their dreams as Tim explains: “BOON was set up while sat in a boring office job counting the ceiling tiles. I asked Antony and James [Halling, their editor-in-chief] to join in on the ridiculous idea when I knew that it was realistic to make a magazine by speaking to all the creative people we already knew.”
Although the creative spark comes from the double act, it is Halling that ties this triumvirate together as Ant explains: “Although Tim and I had bags of ideas and enthusiasm, we needed James’ more pragmatic head to drive the project. Myself and Tim had visions for the kind of articles we’d like to feature but in terms of directing the written content and overall project, we wouldn’t have managed without James’ diligence and thoroughness.”
The magazine is slowly but surely becoming a part of the Brighton psyche as Tim explains: “The mantra will always be the same: to promote the art and culture of Brighton. Nobody makes a penny from the mag and the day that starts to be a motivation is the day BOON ends or changes completely. We do this for the love, a proper hippy premise!”
Covering everything from bands to photographers, illustrators to burlesque dancers, the guys at BOON are doing their utmost to promote the burgeoning creative scene our seaside city is renowned for, as Tim points out: “We want everyone to feel a part of it. For BOON to be part of the community. If people feel they can add something to the magazine then great. If not, they can at least come along and celebrate with us at the launch of each issue.”
Sartorial style and literature have always made for a good relationship; from the salubrious elegance and decadence of Jay in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal classic The Great Gatsby to the straight-leg, high rolled denim and plain white tees favoured by Dean Moriarty in the Kerouac epic On The Road, the clothes on the characters backs are pivotal to the words which accompany the narrative.
The bond between books and fashion has just become a little tighter thanks to Penguin and the editors of men’s fashion magazine Fantastic Man who have joined forces to produce Buttoned Up, a compact 112-page homage to the recent trend of hip East End inhabitants and their fully fastened shirts.
Part of the recent series dedicated to 125 years of the London Underground, this great little read combines essays, interviews and photos of well-attired gents in their Sunday best, drawn together in the name of contemporary sartorial elegance to give us the opportunity to bring our wardrobe into the modern world while maintaining the tact and decorum associated with any self-discerning gent.
Come on gent’s let’s face it, sometimes when we get up in the morning the last thing on our minds is “what shall I wear to today” (normally we’re too busy thinking “coco-pops or marmite on toast”)
We may have become more inclined to think about our wardrobe wears in recent years but if we are brutally honest, comfort usually outguns fashion in the shootout stakes.
And that’s where navy stands with smoking gun in hand looking down on the effervescent prints and exuberant colours. Navy is your wing-man, your go-to-guy when the world of clothing appears all a bit too much.
The great thing about navy is you can wear it with anything, and we mean anything: a plain white Sunspel tee, the Norse botanical shirt or the tye-dye pink Jung Maven tee. Navy really is the colour that goes with everything.
Whenever you read about Scandinavian fashion brands, you always see the same old words being banded about: clean lines, understated elegance, blends of classic and contemporary. We’re not knocking that, in fact we’re always championing the brilliance of our Scandi friends but sometimes it’s good to see a brand that combine all these elements and then push it that extra yard. After all, isn’t that what fashion’s all about?
Danish brand Soulland are very much of the forward thinking ilk and with their S/S ’13 collection prove that Scandinavian fashion can be all of the above and more.
Founded in 2002 by head designer Silas Adler, the company originally specialised in print t-shirts before expanding into all aspects of menswear and becoming a major player in the continued emergence of Scandinavian menswear to a global audience.
The current collection takes its inspiration from the historical French bourgeois and their opulent abodes – marble prints and motifs figure in many of their designs – and we think you’ll agree, with a good deal of colour and print, Soulland convey not only a sense of historical classicism but a heavy nod towards the avant-garde and contemporary fashion.
Ah, the summer months: lying by turquoise blue seas, sunning yourself under cloudless skies, sipping on some exotic beverage that looks like it was concocted in some far off land. It all sounds so idyllic… until it’s ruined by some beast of a fella’ yelling at his kids while marauding about – like the Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant – in some obscene, ill-fitting attire splayed with (un)witty slogans, shorts that only a surfer should wear and cumbersome shoes that look like hand-me-downs from a distant relative.
It never fails to amaze us here at Peggs & son just how wrong some men get their holiday attire when really it’s all about keeping it clean and simple. A good Sunspel, Oliver Spencer or Armor Lux t-shirt, a pair of Levis Made & Crafted, or Woolrich tailored shorts and a comfortable pair of Mr. Hare loafers, Eastland Deck Shoes or Our Legacy pumps and you’re set to at least look like you could be mixing with the Rat Pack on the French Riviera.