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FRESH SPRING COURT SELECTION

FRESH SPRING COURT SELECTION

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FRESH SPRING COURT SELECTION

French label Spring Court have just delivered a fresh batch of their latest trainers to us here at the store. Blending bold colourways and unusual fabrics, they are the ideal for a laid back summer look.

Spring Court trainers made a real impact when they were first created in 1936 by Georges Grimmeisen. The Frenchman crafted them for use by tennis players but they soon caught on in fashion circles with people loving their simple design. One such fan was John Lennon who sported a pair not only on the front cover of the iconic Abbey Road album, but was so taken by the shoes that he even wore them on his wedding day.

The same unmistakable look remains to this day, but the offering of colourways and material types have expanded somewhat. In store we have an array of styles, from the classic white canvas to the highly textured hemp. All come complete with tonal laces, rubber toe cap and comfortable padded sole with trademark ventilation holes. We think that their strongest point though is their versatility. Slip on with  shorts, wear with some relaxed chinos or even pair with some washed denim, the choices are almost endless.

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Shop the Spring Court collection in full either in store or online now. 

 

 

A.P.C. GO SPORTSWEAR FOR SS17

A.P.C. GO SPORTSWEAR FOR SS17

A.P.C. GO SPORTSWEAR FOR SS17

The clothing from Parisian label A.P.C. is usually defined by its sharp cuts, military detailing and contemporary Gallic cool. We’re used to the label producing smart button down shirts and long wool overcoats, so the arrival of the SS17 collection here in store came as somewhat of a surprise. For this season, Jean Touitou’s brand have turned their attention to the world of sportswear with sweats, hoodies and branded cotton t-shirts all featuring heavily.

Featured in the latest selection is a small capsule collection of clothing that sees A.P.C. pay homage to the spiritual home of sportswear, America. All made in California, bold branding plays a key part, but as with everything from the French label, the quality of the material and fit are given serious consideration.

Another standout is the Blouson Alain, a trimmed down version of the iconic MA-1 flight jacket. The dark navy exterior has been cut from a cotton blend and the interior is fully lined. The front is fastened with a Riri zip that leads to a shawl collar in traditional fashion and two pockets are located on the hips. Completing matters is the obligatory pocket detailing on the upper left arm.

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Take a look at latest A.P.C. collection in full either in store or over on our website now…

 

 

TIM LITTLE FROM GRENSON INTERVIEW

TIM LITTLE FROM GRENSON INTERVIEW

TIM LITTLE FROM GRENSON INTERVIEW

When it comes to the grand old tradition of English shoe making, few can compare to Grenson. With a long and illustrious history dating back 150 years, they certainly know their way around a last or two. But rather being stuck in the past, obsessing over heritage and reminiscing about bygone eras, they are a progressive company who are always looking to innovate with both material and design. One of the main reasons for this is the passion and enthusiasm of Grenson’s owner, Tim Little. Ahead of our hosting of the Grenson Trunk Show this week (you can RSVP here by the way), we thought it a great opportunity to sit down with the man to discuss footwear, fashion and the future…

 

Peggs: What attracted you to Grenson to begin with?

Tim: I knew Grenson from when I was I my 20s, they were always a classic brand with a bit of an edge. I was asked to join the business but I was worried that it would encroach on my own business, however 10 minutes in the factory and I was hooked.

How important is it to move forward with design whilst still staying true to the company’s heritage?

This is the balance that is at the heart of what we do. Without our heritage we are nothing, but without innovation design and relevance we would slowly die. The job is to mix the two with the right amount of each. Sometimes we get it wrong!

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Collaboration with companies like New Balance are really interesting, do you plan to do any more of these in the future?

Yes, we do. We love collabs when they make sense. They need to add something. New Balance was wonderful because we made each shoe partly in our factory and partly in theirs. It was a celebration of English shoemaking between a Northampton shoemaker and a sneaker brand. It was hard to do but it was so much more than just sharing logos. With collabs you have to keep them quiet until launch so I can’t say much but watch this space!

How important is it to you to retain production in the UK?

Our factory is our heart; it is vital to the authenticity of the brand. It’s very hard these days to manage a factory as the labour isn’t available but it’s worth the hassle. We have been making shoes continuously for 150 years and that is not going to change.

What makes a great shoe?

For me it’s the combination of quality and design. Both are subjective but the consumer will tell us when we get something wrong. Design-wise I love simplicity, I always have. Simplicity is way harder than complicated design because it bare, you focus on every detail. Some people think design is about being different at all costs. Add as many things to the shoe as you can and people will say it’s original. I don’t buy that, I spend time on shape, proportion and lines. My favourite shoe is a wholecut which has no seams at all.

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What’s your day to day like?

Random. I’m a bit all over the place. I tend to do things as they feel right not plan ahead. It’s also a combination of design, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, so every day is different.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Seeing our shoes being made and seeing them being worn.

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

The same as everyone; the lack of time. I always think if I had 20% more time everything would be OK. It wouldn’t of course, I’d just be 20% more tired.

What is your vision for Grenson in the future?

Keep it simple. Make good shoes. Work with great retailers. Hire good people. The rest is out of my hands.

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Many thanks to Tim and Laura from Grenson for helping to put this interview together. To take a look at our Grenson collection in full, please head to the website by clicking here…

LOOK AT THE NEW A.P.C. COLLECTION at Peggs & son.

LOOK AT THE NEW A.P.C. COLLECTION

LOOK AT THE NEW A.P.C. COLLECTION at Peggs & son.

In our latest blog post, we take a look at the new A.P.C. collection. The Parisian label need little introduction having been pioneers in the world of fashion for well over 20 years. Their trademark approach of blending military and sportswear influences with a minimalist Gallic aesthetic has seen them acquire a legion of dedicated followers and their latest collection is a continuation of this approach. We picked out some key pieces and took to the streets of Brighton for a closer look at their clothing and accessories.

First up we have the Sweat Bro in grey, a relaxed hooded style that has been cut from 100% cotton. The patch pocket on the front has been paired with a large hood, looser fit and a versatile grey colourway. A.P.C. love to straddle the line between formal and casual, so we paired this item with the Escharpe Large Homme Scarf. Cut from soft wool, it comes in an autumnal beige colourway. Completing matters is the Chemise Oliver, a smart, tailored shirt cut from crisp cotton with a subtle pinstripe pattern throughout.

Next up we have the Ivy League inspired Sweat College in dark navy with mismatched lettering covering the chest. To help with the cold weather in the winter months, we paired it with the heavyweight Surchemise Gary that has been cut from an insulating wool blend. Completing matters are the Panatalon Para, a light pair of olive trousers that take cues from classic military garments.

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To see the A.P.C. collection in full, be sure to head in store or head on over to our website.

AW16 LOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

AW16 LOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW

AW16 LOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

Our AW16 Looks are now available to view over on the website. Each season we put together a series of outfits making use of the great stock we have here in store for some wardrobe inspiration over the coming months. This season’s Looks feature clothing, footwear and accessories from the likes of Norse Projects, YMC, Engineered Garments, Our Legacy, Nike and many more. We will be continually uploading more looks as the season progresses so be sure to check back.

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See our AW16 Looks in full by heading to the website now…

 

 

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AQUASCUTUM AW16 COLLECTION

Aquascutum AW16 collection

Founded in 1851, Aquascutum have been creating luxury men’s clothing for well over 150 years. Created by John Emary, a man who pioneered waterproof technology, the name Aquascutum is actually derived from Latin and means ‘watershield’. Their style in unmistakable and timeless; from the iconic house check to elegant overcoats, they have helped shape British fashion with flattering cuts and use of premium materials.

It is our first season with the label and we are happy to have their clothing and accessories now available in store and online. The check pattern is one of the most identifiable in menswear and a good proportion of their AW16 collection features it. From the Elmsworth Shirt to the Reversible Bucket Hat, those colours of white, burnished orange and navy appear throughout.

Aquascutum have also taken a look back through their archives to create some classic items from times gone by. One such piece is the Berkeley Raincoat a long, overcoat style that comes in both a navy and a camel colourway. With a flattering slim silhouette, the outer has been cut from a cotton blend that is hardwearing and water resistant. A large spread collar, two welt pockets on the hips and concealed placket keeps the detailing clean and minimal.

Also available are their selection of accessories, ranging from shoulder bags to wallets. Each features the house check and are available over on the website now.

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Shop the full Aquascutum AW16 collection 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…

Patagonia at Peggs & son.

GET OUTSIDE WITH PATAGONIA AND MANASTASH

Patagonia at Peggs & son.

With the weather slowly but surely taking a turn for the better, more than ever we’re looking forward to getting outside and soaking some of that spring sunshine. Two brands very much about the great outdoors are Patagonia and Manastash and we have both of their latest collections here in store. First up is Patagonia, a label synonymous with adventure. Founded by environmentalist Yvon Chouinard in 1973, their approach is to create clothing that blends form, function and the latest advancements in material technology. They have pioneered many different fabrics over their 43 year history, all with a focus on ecology.

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In store we have some of their most iconic designs, the P6 Logo Tee, Torrentshell Jacket and Baggies Jacket. Cut from 100% organic cotton, the P6 Logo Tee is an easy wearing, casual item that features the instantly recognisable Patagonia logo across the back. For many, the Torrentshell in red is an indispensable bit of kit. Lightweight, water resistant and breathable, it is perfect for temperamental weather conditions. Finally we have the Baggies Jacket, a versatile number that is ideal for the spring and summer weather. Based around a windbreaker style, the regular cut and absorbent lining have been paired with a moss green colourway and high collar.

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Next we have Manastash, originally created by Rob Jungmann, the man behind Jungmaven. As well as creating some of our favourite t-shirts, he started Manastash in 1993. Rob is big on ecology, and the original range featured a lot of hemp and recycled materials. Famed for utilising a varied colour palette, the label injected style and flare into outdoors clothing. Now Manastash is owned by Japanese collective who focus on the brand’s iconic heritage. The same dedication to the environment is present, as is the use of the latest materials. One item, the Pertex Compact Jacket, is lightweight, water resistant and highly breathable, making it a great match for the spring weather. The trademark bold stylings can be seen in the asymmetric paneling throughout.

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Also in store we have a selection their graphic cotton tees and the Cozy Sweat. Coming in an ecru colourway, this has a relaxed feel thanks to the open chest pocket, regular fit and crew neck collar. The soft jersey interior is complimented by an internal pocket near the hem and thumb holes in the shallow cuffs.

To see the Patagonia collection in full, please click here to head over to the website. You can also see our Manastash collection by clicking here.

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.

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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…

 

 

 

Nike HO15 Winter Tech Pack

NIKE HO15 TECH PACK

Nike HO15 Winter Tech Pack

Always ones to push forward with design and function, sportswear giants Nike have released their HO15 Tech Pack, just in time for the winter. Utilising innovative new materials, this is gear that will help you through the cold weather of the coming months in style. Shown above is the Tech Fleece Aeroloft Bomber in an olive colourway. The arms are compromised of Nike’s tri-layering technology that sandwiches plush foam between two layers of fine cotton jersey. This does an incredible job of trapping body heat that would otherwise escape through more porous fabric. This has been paired with Aeroloft insulation that features on the main body to create a lightweight jacket perfectly suited for the British winter.

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Also included in the Nike HO15 Tech Pack is a take on the the Flyknit Chukka, known as the SneakerBoot. Based around the same silhouette, this version features a robust sole unit with improved grip for icy conditions. However the innovations don’t just stop there. With a layer of wool lining the Flyknit fabric, they are ideal at keeping the cold air out and the warmth in. Nike’s trademark ‘Defender Repellent System’ also coats the whole trainer, meaning the exterior is resistant to water and dirt, something we will no doubt see a lot of in the not too distant future. Completing matters is iridescent 3M reflective technology on the toe box and heel to aid with visibility, even in low light conditions.

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To see the collection in full, as well as the rest of the Nike clothing and footwear we have here in store, please head over to our website now.