A closer look at Edwin’s ED71 slim fit Rainbow Selvage Jean in the Biker Repair Wash
Established in Japan in 1947, Edwin have made a name for themselves when it comes to anything to do with denim. Steeped in history, Edwin can lay claim to alot of practices used in denim production to date:
By 1963 Edwin had produced the world’s heaviest ringspun denim jean (16oz), featuring the famous three-colour rainbow selvedge, which is still being used today.
In the 1970’s Edwin were the first company in the world to develop ‘old wash’ designed to replicate denim which have been worn from its rigid, unwashed state traditionally designed for workwear due to its durability.
In the 1980’s Edwin invented ‘stone washing’ which revolutionised the entire denim industry and was a pivotal moment in the evolution of denim manufacturing, thus influencing, every denim company in existence today.
In the 1990’s Edwin created the ‘new vintage’ denim concept, which encompasses the subtle beauty of hand replicating vintage washes from archive references pre-dating 1947.
We have been stocking Edwin Jeans for over 8 years now and they have defiantly earned their place on the old workbench in the heart of our store. The ED71 featured above is only one of the many styles we carry, head to www.peggsandson.com now to see all the styles or drop into the store if you’re not sure on what style is for you. We are all denim geeks here and will find you a style, wash and size to suit you and your lifestyle.
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)
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)
Taken from the rails of Peggs & son this week is a nice comfortable look to break us gently in the colder weather- nothing too challenging- think quality comfort food in clothing form to ease us back into layers after enjoying the last of the Summer sun, all taken from favourite, familiar labels.
The Civil shirt from Bleu de Paname, one of our favourite small producers of quality clothing is a good place to start. The soft touch of the fabric and subtle detailing like the contrast chest pocket, undercollar and small sewn on logo patch all appeal to our sense of smart yet casual. We have great admiration for the guys at BDP, being one of their first limited stockists in the U.K. to showcase what they do. They have a real understanding of what makes great ‘modern’ menswear and they execute it superbly. We love the fact that the garments are all made in small French factories (where the workers take a proper lunch in the local bistro, of course) and the guys are constantly developing their own fabrics, including a very special fabric for next season with a vintage car seat manufacturer still in possession of the requisite mid-Century machinery!
Every Winter, Folk come up with the goods in the knitwear department and once again we want to take this one home. Everything about this piece is right- from the handwarmer style pockets with removable vegetable tanned leather straps to the Corozo nut buttons (look carefully, they are individually stitched to spell ‘FOLK’). Being a mix of Lambswool and Angora you will want to slip this on every morning from now until the Sun starts creeping back into our lives next Spring. We also have it available in navy and scarlet red.
The outerwear comes courtesy of Cro- Jack based in the Industrial Midlands. Inspired by Military and functional outdoor clothing, the production quality is key here. Working with many old British Mills, Cro- Jack uses fabrics that have a proven track record in wearability- the Woody featured here is constrcuted from a Brisbane Moss tweed and waxed cotton for superior protection from the weather. The sealer for me is the soft and insulating microfiber lining- gauranteed to keep you warm in what is predicted to be the harshest Winter for many years.
Sticking with the theme of old favourites, the outfit wouldn’t be complete with a pair of Edwin jeans. The ED55 is one of our favourite shapes, being relaxed with a slim taper, shown here in the dry Quartz blue 11.25Oz denim. As with all raw denim we recommend that you dont put these anywhere near a washing process for at least six months of heavy wear- this way they will age beautifully..
We have gone with pure comfort with the boots! These beauties are from our Swedish friends ‘Uniforms for the Dedicated’. Constructed in soft gros grain leather with thick Vibram sole units and ring pull lace fixings, a spring will be in your step.
Bleu De Paname Civil Shirt - £109 (more info)
Folk Bobby Stitch Cardigan - £185 (more info)
Cro Jack Woody Camraman Jacket - £375 (more info)
Edwin Jeans ED-55 Slim - £110 (more info)
Uniforms for the Dedicated Hiking Boots - £170 (more info)