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SPRING LAYERS WITH JAKE FROM OVERDILUTED

SPRING LAYERS WITH JAKE FROM OVERDILUTED

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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.

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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…

BLACK OUT

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.

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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.

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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.

This season there is little doubt, black is most certainly back. Bomber jackets or sweats, trousers or Sunspel tees and polo shirts, loafers, brogues or boots, black really is the perfect colour to compliment your Autumnal wardrobe.

IT’S ALL NAVY

 

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.

 

 

 

HOLIDAY SEASON

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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.

 

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Don’t forget your Tee

While you are busy rushing around looking for a new jumper, a new coat, a new hat and scarf combo, it is easy to forget that underneath it all, you still need a decent t-shirt. Yes, we know it doesn’t garner the same attention under all those layers but the humble tee still needs to be a respected part of your wardrobe.

We here at Peggs & son are only too aware of the importance of a great t-shirt and that’s why we have such a fine array; from the stylish Sunspel number, to the HUF, Obey and PAM logo tees and the Norse and Folk classics, it doesn’t matter what you are looking for, we stock it.

Get yourself in store or online now because for all its humble origins, the t-shirt is a pre- requisite come rain or shine.

Sunspel

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“We make our clothes for independent thinkers. Men and women who are fashion savvy but never slaves to tendencies. Always with an understated style, our collections are defined by sleek silhouettes, meticulous detailing and a patented mix of engineered fabrics that maintain their form no matter how often they’re worn.”

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Sunspel are one of the UK’s oldest labels in luxury underwear and casual basics. They have been in producing quality garments in their factory in Long Eaton, Derbyshire since their inception in 1860. They have are tight-knit production team of long standing workers who cut, measure and sew each garment individually, they one of a small amount of labels that have retained these essential craftsmanship skills which have been passed down through generations, allowing them to retain the heritage touch that each of their products showcase.

We have been stocking Sunspel for a number of years now, and are one of a select group of stockists in the UK. Only recently Sunspel opened their own flagship store in Shoreditch, London worth a visit if you find yourself in that part of the world.

“We describe Sunspel as a three way love affair between laid back luxury, edited simplicity and a desire to keep breaking new ground in garment and textile production. We make clothes that are engineered to fit. We do this by eliminating the unnecessary and perfecting the essentials. Some might call this a design philosophy. We call it having meticulously high standards….more than anything, we love the idea of transforming basic wardrobe staples into clothes that don’t just look good, but feel good.”

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To see the items we have chosen from Sunspel’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection, head over to www.peggsandson.com now!