In True British style we have been minorly obsessed with the weather this week here at Peggs & son. Keen to start wearing our newest knitwear purchases and choosing which Winter coats will be protecting us at the dogs/ down the beach/ outside the boozer/ walking the mutt etc, we have been keeping a close eye on the barometer.
With that in mind we have taken a traditional British look and the colours of Autumn as our inspiration for our choices with this weeks outfit.
The look reminds us of one of our favourite customers- an older chap, a retired actor with the most amazing grasp of the English language. He uses words like ‘umbrage’ and phrases like 'renew my nether regions’ (we think he was talking underwear). And unsuprisingly, he is one of the most stylish fellas we know. He doesn’t wear trainers thats for sure- such items are for playing tennis only..
The beautiful tweed jacket is by one of our favourite small British firms D.S. Dundee. We have been stocking them for a few years now and they always provide us with quality garments. This is a classic 3 button 'SB’ made from mixed island tweed. We love the contrast patch pockets, metal buttons and soft chocolate leather elbow patches. Proper Geography teacher territory.
The navy and grey hues of the jacket blend well with the deep charcoal colour of the crew neck 'Wyatt’ knit from Edwin. We know and love Edwin’s denim well (we have stocked it for nearly 10 years) but they also make a mean jumper. The Wyatt is a heavy cable knit with tone on tone knitted elbow patches and Edwin’s signature selvedge tag.
The A.P.C. corduroy trousers are the classic 'New Standard’ shape which are a classic 5 pocket straight leg in a mellow tobacco colour that in both colour and texture sit well with the tweed and complement the washed out red of the FOLK shirt.
We are a big fan of FOLK and in particular their shirting. FOLK’s philosophy is that they make clothes that their friends would like to wear and they get it just right by balancing classic shapes with an unusual detail or two combined with hard wearing, old fashioned quality. This 'slant pocket’ shirt is a great example- regular fit with a slant chest pocket and subtle printed tone on tone elbow blocks. The laundry on these shirts is incredible- you can wash and wash them and they will keep serving you well.
The British theme is carried through with these classic gros-grain leather brogues by Grenson of Northampton. A classic country brogue, these 'Stanley’ shoes have a 'Danite’ sole unit- a rubber sole with incredible grip and wear- these will protect you throughout the harshest of Winters. We have stocked many hand- made shoes over the years but there is one thing that keeps us coming back to the Grensons- you can put them on and do a days work with instant comfort. No break in. No pain. Lovely.
The Autumnal colours are carried through with this amazing heavy knit 'Morten’ scarf from Norse Projects. Norse Projects, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, know a thing or two about keeping warm in the Winter and these accessories are testimony to that. The beanie is knitted from a 'Knoll’ yarn- one of Scotlands oldest producers of wool- and the insulating characteristics are amazing- this will keep your head warm for years to come. The 'Iver’ gloves are made by Hestra for Norse Projects (Hestra being an original Danish brand that have been making quality gloves since the 1950’s). Constructed in soft Deerskin and lined with an insulating wool, gloves dont come much better than this. As Norse Projects say themselves 'The mark of true luxury is not the grand gesture, but the simple things done well’ and here at Peggs & son we couldn’t agree more.
D.S. Dundee 3-Button Jacket (Mixed Tweed) - £320 (more info)
Edwin Wyatt Sweater (Charcoal) - £100 (more info)
A.P.C New Standard Cord Pants (Tobacco) - £145 (more info)
Folk Printed Elbow Patch Shirt (Red) - £129 (more info)
Grenson Stanley Grain Danite Sole (Tan) - £179 (more info)
(Accessories are by Norse Projects and will be available online shortly here)