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SPRING STYLE: STRIPES

SPRING STYLE: STRIPES

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SPRING STYLE: STRIPES

It could be the change in seasons or the effects of the sun’s rays, but there’s something about the first signs of spring weather that makes us want to crack out the bold patterned tees and striped shirts from our wardrobe. With thoughts of long summer days on the horizon, you really can’t beat a classic Breton or simple pinstripe.

One nation synonymous with the stripe is France, and Lyon based label Arpenteur have come through with the goods this season. Although French brands are typically associated with the iconic Breton pattern, a style initially developed to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories, Arpenteur have switched it up, flipping the stripes through 90 degrees to create a vertical lined extravaganza in the form of their Pyjama Shirt.

Not ones to be left out, English label Sunspel have also muscled in on the stripe action with their S/S Striped Crew Tee. A luxe take on a wardrobe staple, it has been crafted using the finest long staple Egyptian cotton to give an incredibly soft handle. This is a spring standard, pair it with washed jeans, smart chinos and, if the weather is on your side, a pair of shorts for an effortless and relaxed look.

The great Danes, Norse Projects, are also partial to a stripe or two and this season they have produced the James Logo Tee, a long sleeve tee that comes in a variety of colourways. Minimalism, a core concept at the centre of all Norse Projects’ designs, can be seen in the restrained use of detailing, subtle branding and use of premium materials.

Below we have featured some of our top spring stripe picks, but you can shop more styles over on our website now.

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DOWN JACKETS FOR THE WINTER WEATHER

DOWN JACKETS FOR THE WINTER WEATHER

DOWN JACKETS FOR THE WINTER WEATHER

Welcome to the cosy, highly insulated world of the down jacket. The tried and tested combination of fluffy down and heat retaining feathers has been used for centuries to protect from the cold weather. In store we have a fine selection of goose and duck down jackets in a range of styles, all perfect for keeping the elements at bay. Keep reading below as we run through a few staff favourites from the likes of Belstaff, Norse Projects, C.P. Company and Holubar.

Let’s start with Patagonia, a brand with a rich heritage in producing clothing for the great outdoors who are considered by many to be masters of the down. Their Down Shirt, shown above, is a lightweight, water resistant mid-layer that keeps bulk to a minimum despite being filled with 600 fill down. Crafted for rigorous use, a funnel neck, zip fastened front, two hip pockets and a Patagonia patch logo on the chest finish the look.

DOWN JACKETS FOR THE WINTER WEATHER

Another great offering we have is the Holubar Deer Hunter Parka, a winter take on the classic jacket worn by Robert De Niro in The Deer Hunter. The iconic dark orange colourway has been paired with a water-resistant 82/18 Italian made outer and duck down and feather lining. Holubar celebrate their 70th anniversary this year and this special jacket, with its four large exterior pockets, large adjustable hood and two-way zip, is a celebration of everything they have become renowned for.

DOWN JACKETS FOR THE WINTER WEATHER

Down isn’t just confined to jackets as the Gilet Down Padded Imini from Italian label C.P. Company shown above demonstrates. Eschewing sleeves, a gilet tends to me much more versatile and manoeuvrable, and, as most heat is lost through the body, you sacrifice little to no loss of warmth. This version comes in a black colourway, features a funnel neck collar and the iconic C.P. Company lens logo detailing is also present on the chest.

DOWN JACKETS FOR THE WINTER WEATHER

Whilst British label Belstaff have a long and involved history with motorcycle culture and are associated with their classic leather jackets, they still produce modern clothing with contemporary fabrics. The Halewood Down Blouson above packs in an incredible 790 power fill down making it suitable for extremely cold conditions. Replicating the silhouette of a café racer with its snap fastening collar and shoulder paneling, the exterior has been cut from high-density nylon, a fabric selected for its resilience and water-resistance.

DOWN JACKETS FOR THE WINTER WEATHER

Whilst down typically refers to the feathers from a goose or a duck, there are progressive brands like Norse Projects who like to experiment with new fabric and material technologies. The Thor, shown above, is a modern take on a classic mac style that has been fully lined with Polartec Power Fill wadding, a viable, environmentally friendly insulator. Constructed from a soft and pliable matrix of recycled polyester yarns, thousands of small air pockets continuously capture and contain body heat while maintaining a resilient thermal layer between the colder air on the outside and the warmer temperatures inside.

 

Shop our full selection of down jackets for the winter weather in store and online now…

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WINTER KNITS: OUR TOP PICKS THIS SEASON

WINTER KNITS: OUR TOP PICKS THIS SEASON

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, our focus inevitably shifts from shirts and sweats to that most winter of garments, knitwear. From luxurious merino to brushed lambswool, this season we have a huge selection of knits in store from brands such as YMC, Norse Projects, MHL by Margaret Howell, S.N.S. Herning, Folk and many more.

Injecting some much needed colour and pattern into the grey days that lie ahead is Folk’s Interference Crew. The British label have carved out a reputation for themselves for creating unique clothing with a contemporary twist and the Interference crew, using geometric layered weave, is a prime example of this.

For something a little subtler, we have the Sigfred Lambswool from Danish label Norse Projects. Creating products perfectly suited for Scandinavian winters, the Sigfred is their minimal take on a simple winter knit and has been constructed using 100% lambswool that features a soft, brushed handle. But it is the glacier blue colourway that really wins it for us.

French brand Armor Lux know a thing or two about creating hardwearing warm clothing having supplied Brittany’s sailors with knitwear since 1938. Our pick is their winter take on the classic Breton stripe, the Pull Martin Heritage Knit that has been cut from dense lambswool. Complimenting the navy, white and red colourway are four Armor Lux branded buttons and finishing things off are a regular fit, heavy crew neck collar and small Armor Lux patch logo located near the hem.

Shop our selection of winter knits in full over on our website 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.

NORSE PROJECTS SS17

NORSE PROJECTS SS17

NORSE PROJECTS SS17

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.

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Shop the Norse Project SS17 collection in full either in store or online now…

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NORSE PROJECTS AW16 COLLECTION

NORSE PROJECTS AW16 at Peggs & son.

We get a lot of clothing through the door here at Peggs & son, but one of the collections we most look forward to receiving each season is from Copenhagen’s Norse Projects. Products from the cold north, for us their AW clothing and accessories provide the perfect balance between style and functionality, especially in the depths of winter. This season is no different with a fine selection of soft shirts, heavyweight trousers and sumptuous knitwear. We headed out to the streets and parks of Brighton to take a closer look at the latest arrivals.

What Norse Projects do best is elevate wardrobe basics. Items such as Niels Tees and Aros Chinos return season after season, and for good reason. Take the Anton Shirt, their imagining of the classic button down. For AW16 it has been cut from brushed cotton that results in a super soft handle that’s perfect for cold winter days. Its versatility remains thanks to the regular fit, curved hem, button down collar and single chest pocket.

The winter months also herald the arrival of knitwear here at the store and as always, Norse have delivered. The Verner Pure New Wool is perfect for the colder months thanks to the insulating nature of the fabric. Constructed using 100% pure new wool, the Verner has slight nautical undertones thanks to the subtle navy colourway and horizontal white stripes throughout. Complimenting matters is a versatile regular fit, crew neck collar and subtle branding on the left arm.

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To see the rest of the Norse Projects AW16 collection in full, head either in store or online now…

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SUMMER HOLIDAY: ARTIST RESIDENCE HOTEL

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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.

We always think that to make the most of your holiday, you want the clothing you bring to be both comfortable and versatile. Our featured selection includes tried and tested pieces from Norse Projects, A.P.C., Our Legacy, Sunspel, Officine Generale and Universal Works. Keeping it simple with grooming products, we’ve delved into our range from the likes of Baxter of California, Marvis, Laboratory Perfume and Barbasol.

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.

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Shop the full selection of our holiday planning guide over on our website now…

Norse Projects SS16 at Peggs & son

NORSE PROJECTS SS16

Norse Projects SS16 at Peggs & son

It is always with great excitement that we await each new Norse Projects’ collection. The Danish based label always deliver season after season and thankfully SS16 is no different. Taking some of their most iconic shapes, such as the Niels Tees, Aros Chinos and Anton Shirts, the new selection sees interesting use of material and colour that makes for a perfect summer wardrobe. Shown above is the Ryan Ripstop Jacket, a lightweight number that has been pared back for the coming months. Based around classic military jackets, it has features a shawl style collar and nylon construction for a contemporary look.

Norse Projects SS16 at Peggs & son

As well as more muted tones, Norse Projects have added splashes of colour to their latest range. The summer weight Aros chinos shown above come in a vivid botanical blue colourway and offer great contrast to the sober ecrus and greens that feature prominently throughout. This is only the first drop of the SS16 from Norse Projects, so be sure to check back to see the rest of the collection once it arrives here in store.

Shop Norse Projects either in store or over on our website by clicking here…

 

 

 

Scandinavian Style at Peggs & son.

SCANDINAVIAN STYLE AT PEGGS & SON

Scandinavian Style at Peggs & son.

Scandinavia has long been a centre for high quality, modern design. From architecture to art, furniture to textiles, this small area of Northern Europe punches well above its weight in the style stakes. We here at Peggs & son are big fans of the clothing from this region which is exemplified by flattering cuts and use of premium materials. Some of our favourite brands such as Norse Projects, Soulland, Our Legacy and Uniforms For The Dedicated all hail from the region, each with their own unique take on contemporary men’s clothing. We thought we would put a shoot together focusing on some key pieces of the season for your browsing pleasure. So carry on reading below for the latest in Scandinavian style at Peggs & son.

Scandinavian Style at Peggs & son.

With restaurants such as Noma and Amass, a vibrant art scene and picturesque city centre, Denmark’s Copenhagen is cultural and creative hub. Norse Projects, a brand who we have been stocking for many years, also happen to call it their home. Norse Projects have a clean, almost utilitarian approach to creating clothing. It is highly functional, well made, but with a distinct Scandinavian feel. Highlights include their winter accessories such as the Sigurd Scarf that has been made from an Italian virgin wool blend.

Scandinavian Style at Peggs & son.

We’re big fans of denim here at Peggs & son and for a unique and modern take on the humble jean, you can’t do much better than Sweden’s Nudie. We have a big range of styles here in store to cater for all tastes. Slim and straight, regular and tapered, washed or raw, we have you covered. All Nudie jeans are made from organic cotton and feature the instantly recognisable back pocket arcuate stitching.

Scandinavian Style at Peggs & son.

If there’s one thing that us British and the Scandinavian have in common, it’s the rain. Fortunately Swedish label Stutterheim have found a stylish way to combat the elements in the form of their Stockholm raincoat. Not made from fancy fabrics developed in a laboratory, instead founder Alexander Stutterheim looked to his grandfather’s wardrobe for inspiration. Cut from waxed cotton and featuring taped seams, the Stockholm is based around a classic fisherman’s style. Completely waterproof, it features a large adjustable hood, rivets on the slanted hip pockets and comes in a variety of different colourways.

Scandinavian Style at Peggs & son.

Finally in this Scandinavian special we look at the clothing from Soulland. Head designer Silas Adler takes in a range of influences when creating each new collection, but the clothing remains simple and understated in classic Scandinavian fashion. Wardrobe essentials are the brand’s main focus with contemporary updates on pieces such as long sleeve tees, hooded tops and turtle necks. Shown is the Miller Shirt, a multi patterned number that exudes Nordic cool.

Take a look at the selection of Scandinavian clothing we have here in store over on our website now…