Spring Survival Guide: Outerwear

It might be a bit of a cliché, but the British public is just a little bit obsessed about talking about the weather. It doesn’t matter if you’re meeting someone for the very first time; looking for some chit chat when you’re indulging in a bit of retail therapy; or breaking the ice at a job interview; what’s going on in the sky always seems to inspire or rekindle a conversation.

It’s been said that Britain’s unpredictable weather almost defines the national character. We love it while immersing ourselves in it during a balmy summer and hate it when we find ourselves hiding away from it in winter. In fact, talking about the weather was recently voted the most British of traits over sarcasm, drinking tea and keeping a stiff upper lip.

And why not? The Great British weather is exactly that. It’s great. It always gives us something new to talk about.

So now that Spring is (apparently) in the air, it gives us a perfectly legitimate reason to wax lyrical about inconsistent temperatures and sporadic rain. I mean, how are you supposed to get your wardrobe in order, when one minute it’s blowing a gale, the next it’s so warm you need to peel off a couple of layers? It ain’t easy.

We say, it’s well worth investing your heard earned in a piece of outerwear that’s flexible enough to handle both extremes. Something that won’t cause you to overheat during the day, but won’t leave you shivering at night.

A well thought out piece of outerwear is a spring wardrobe essential. Peter Werth’s collection of timeless outerwear styles will convey a relaxed confidence and provide the perfect extra layer come rain or shine this season.

With that in mind, here’s our pick of the season so far:

Curtis Field Jacket With Stowaway Hood Grey

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The Curtis is a sophisticated modern update of the classic military field jacket. Peter Werth’s two-pocket version, with stowaway hood, takes advantage of technical fabrics to deliver a practical and durable modern urban aesthetic.

https://www.peterwerth.co.uk/clothing/coats-and-jackets/curtis-field-jacket-with-stowaway-hood-grey-p1q10001-grey.html

Accent Millitary Zip Through Poly Twill Jacket

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The Accent is a sophisticated modern update of the classic military field jacket. Peter Werth’s two-pocket version, with funnel neck, takes advantage of technical fabrics to deliver a practical and durable modern urban aesthetic.

https://www.peterwerth.co.uk/clothing/coats-and-jackets/accent-millitary-zip-through-poly-twill-jacket-p1r10007-navy.html

Twyford Tower Dogtooth Prince of Wales Mac Black& White

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Practical and stylish in equal measures, the slim fitting, single breasted dogtooth Prince of Wales Twyford Mac is styled from cotton mix fabric and features set in sleeves. Fully lined, it’s perfect over a piece of knitwear, but works equally well over a suit.

Vote Cotton Harrington Jacket Sand

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Since its creation in 1937 the G9 Harrington Jacket has become a menswear go to style. Peter Werth’s version is delivered with button down pockets and contrasting ribbed hem and cuffs.

https://www.peterwerth.co.uk/new-arrivals/vote-cotton-harrington-jacket-sand-p1n10001-sand.html

Brooker Souvenir Jacket Black & Navy

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Souvenir Jackets trace their roots back to World War II when the American troops stationed in Japan wanted to have some “memories” or souvenirs of their foreign assignments to take home.The two-colour, satin Brooker is a contemporary take on one of these jackets and features raglan sleeves and ribbed hem, cuffs and collar.

https://www.peterwerth.co.uk/clothing/coats-and-jackets/brooker-souvenir-jacket-black-navy-p1r10002-blknav.html

 

 

 

How To Iron A Shirt

When it comes to household chores we love to hate, ironing a shirt must be right up there with cleaning the toilet or washing the car. But it shouldn’t be.

A crisp shirt is the centre-piece of many menswear outfits and should be cared for accordingly. Far from being time consuming and tedious, it should only take a couple of minutes to get rid of those pesky creases. Stand out from the crowd by being one of the few men on the block who doesn’t rely on their mum (or dry cleaner) to do their ironing.

Follow our step-by-step guide to pressing a shirt for optimal results, leaving you with a strong sense of accomplishment.

  1. Invest In A Decent Iron: Before you even think about getting to the nitty gritty of actually ironing, think about your hardwear. Forget about the £5.99 own brand versions from your local supermarket, investing in a heavy duty iron is well worth the money. The heavier duty the iron, the quicker and more efficient the ironing.

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  1. Don’t Wait For Your Shirt To Dry: Many men make the mistake of letting their shirts dry completely once they have washed them. Think again. By doing so and slinging them back into the washing basket with the other dry bits and pieces from your wardrobe, the creases will become deeper and even more difficult to iron out. We say iron your shirts while they are still slightly damp. Put your iron on the cotton setting with plenty of steam. By the time you’re finished your shirt will be completely dry.
  1. Make Sure Your Iron Is Hot Enough: If your iron is too hot it could damage your fabric. If it’s not hot enough you wont be able to get rid of the wrinkles. If the fabric is delicate, try ironing with a tea towel in between.

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  1. It’s All About The Order: Start with the collar, working out from the centre to the corners. Do the underside first, then flip it over and do the outside of the collar. Next do the shoulders, followed by the cuffs and sleeves, then the front and the back of the shirt. Finish off with the buttons, taking care to iron inbetween the buttons (not over them as they might split).

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  1. Hang The Shirt Up Straight Away: Once you have finished ironing your shirt, make sure you transfer it straight to a hanger to ‘cure’. Hang it straight with the sleeves folded into the front, then button up (or through as they say in the trade!) to help it keep its shape.
  1. Take Your Time: Hurrying can cause you to make mistakes. Besides it will only take a couple of minutes per shirt.

 

  1. If In Doubt Cheat: If you cant be bothered to do the above, here’s a cheats way to iron without an iron. Try hanging your shirt up in the bathroom while you’re taking a hot shower. By the time you’ve finished your shower the steam will have loosened most of the wrinkles.

A Guide To Islington, London N1 – the place we call home: Part Two

Charismatic Londoner Peter Werth established his eponymous clothing brand in 1975 in Islington, London N1 and is now synonymous with great British design, high quality contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories.

As you probably know, Islington is rich in history and has huge variety. Modern shops mix happily with old London pubs, a handful of theatres, along with the widest variety of restaurants to be found anywhere in London.

Discover the best of Islington, London N1, with the second installment of Peter Werth’s round up of where to go in the place we call home.

 

King’s Head Theatre

The King’s Head Theatre stands on a plot of land that has been used as a public house since 1543, though for most of its history it has been known as the King’s Head Tavern  (the name itself coming from an old story about Henry VIII supposedly stopping for a pint on his way to see his mistress). The current building dates back to the 1800s.

Dan Crawford took over the venue in 1970, and founded the King’s Head Theatre in a room that had been used as a boxing ring and pool hall, establishing the first pub theatre in London since Shakespeare’s day. Under his leadership the pub became well-known for ringing up pounds, shillings and pence until 2008, a full thirty-seven years after the rest of the UK had switched to decimal currency. The pub is packed full of other period details, including gas lights, the original bar, old photography, and coal fires that burn continuously throughout the winter.

Crawford led the venue for thirty-five years, establishing it as a breeding ground for new talent and great work. The walls of the pub display the multitude of famous faces that began their career there, among them Hugh Grant, Steven Berkoff and Alan Rickman, and today boasts Joanna Lumley and Tom Stoppard as patrons. In 2010, Olivier Award-winning UpClose Productions became the theatre’s resident company, and Adam Spreadbury-Maher was appointed the venue’s second Artistic Director.

At the start of 2015 the third chapter of the King’s Head Theatre began as the Theatre celebrated its 45th anniversary.

115 Upper Street, London N1,1QN

http://www.kingsheadtheatrepub.co.uk

 

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Little Angel Theatre

In 1961 a troupe of enthusiastic puppeteers under the leadership of South African master, John Wright, found a derelict temperance hall in Islington and transformed it into a magical little theatre, specially designed for children and for the presentation of marionette shows. Little Angel Theatre opened on Saturday 24th November, 1961. In 2011 we celebrated our 50th anniversary.

Over the next 30 years, the Little Angel company created and performed over 30 full-scale shows. They toured all over the UK and abroad, absorbed new styles by participating in International puppet festivals (including Europe, USA and the Far East), collaborated with musicians (including Daniel Barenboim and Robert Zeilger) on large-scale productions for the South Bank and Barbican Centres, and provided a constant source of inspiration and training for a new generation of puppeteers and performers. Those in the know still find their way to Dagmar Passage from all over the world.

After John Wright died in 1991, the work of the theatre continued apace under the direction of Lyndie Wright and Christopher Leith, a renowned puppeteer who had learned his craft at Little Angel. They encouraged new collaborations with writers, directors and musicians, including John Agard, Ken Campbell, Howard Gayton and Henk Shut, to produce a succession of innovative and highly acclaimed shows.

Little Angel Theatre continues to command international respect for the artistic quality of its productions, and is dearly loved by children and adults alike. At the close of 2014 Little Angel Theatre opened Little Angel Studios; an invaluable hub for creativity, education and professional development, just a moment’s walk from the theatre.

Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, London N1 2DN

https://littleangeltheatre.com

 

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Le Mercury

Le Mercury has been open for nearly 30 years now and has a very loyal Islingtonian customer following. Le Mercury provides its customer with a great atmosphere with it’s simple and bright decor for lunch time pop ins and business meetings to a romantic candlelit evening experience where the atmosphere buzzes with a full restaurant. However you see Le Mercury, in the most basic sense, its aim is to serve amazing French bistro style food at great prices.

Naturally, it’s had its fair share of plaudits over the years. According to foodie website Square Meal: “‘Perfectly executed French food at incredible prices’ is the satisfied report from one of many customers who have frequented this unpretentious bistro since 1985. Though a little worn around the edges, the ground floor dining room with its terracotta flooring and intimate tables for two retains a faded romance, and is the top pick of rooms on three ascending levels. Those unbelievably low prices are £4.45 for starters, £9.95 for mains and £3.45 for desserts. You don’t have to eat like a peasant either; dine in royal style on crayfish and lobster ravioli with spinach and shellfish sauce, followed by roast saddle of lamb with grilled courgettes and rosemary jus, then crème brûlée or ripe French cheeses. Les vins blancs et rouges are an international affair, and to finish there’s a generous selection of liqueur coffees.”

We love it!

140A Upper Street, London, NI 1QY

http://www.lemercury.co.uk

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Victoria Miro Gallery

Victoria Miro first opened her gallery in Cork Street, Mayfair in 1985. The gallery quickly earned acclaim for showing the work of established and emerging artists from around the world. In 2000 Miro relocated her gallery to a sensitively converted, 8,000-square-foot former furniture factory situated between Hoxton and Islington. In October 2006 the gallery expanded further by opening a second exhibition and viewing space in an adjoining building on Wharf Road.

The new space, conceived by Claudio Silvestrin Architects and executed by the project architects Michael Drain Architects, comprises galleries and viewing rooms. It sits atop a refurbished Victorian building, its sculptural, minimalist form creating a dramatic approach to the building from the street. Illuminating the south façade through its six-metre-high windows is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s elegiac neon installation, The Seas Leaves the Strawberries Waves (1990). Works specially conceived for the space include Grayson Perry’s fifteen-metre-long The Walthamstow Tapestry, 2009.

The gallery is almost unique in London for having its own garden, a beautiful landscaped area overlooking a restored stretch of the Regent’s Canal at Wenlock Basin, which has been used to great effect for installations by gallery artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Alex Hartley (A Gentle Collapsing II, 2016).

The gallery ethos remains consistent: to promote great and innovative artists and to nurture the best talent from the new generation of artists around the world.

16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

http://www.victoria-miro.com

 

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Camden Passage

Since the 1950’s Camden Passage ranked alongside Portobello, Kensington Church Street and Spitalfields as one of London’s leading antique locations, in later years the area has diversified with many new shops, restaurants, cafes and market stalls. Camden Passage, Islington should not be confused with Camden Market or Camden Lock, which is in the neighbouring borough of Camden.

Within Camden Passage you can find fashionable contemporary clothing, modern designer jewellery, Japanese art prints, handmade chocolates, specialist delicatessens, a fishmonger and excellent restaurants and cafes. Together all rubbing shoulders with the world famous specialist antique, silver ware, vintage clothing and retro shops which provide the backdrop for market stalls selling affordable collectables, ephemera, vintage clothes and objets d’art that find their way into antique shops and homes all over the world.

On the outdoor markets the traders work hard to find interesting pieces, and it is often at market level that new trends for collectables develop. There is a rich source of inspiration in the Passage, it’s an exciting place to explore.

Visitors to Camden Passage have included Gilbert and George, Will Young, Emma Watson, Kate Moss, Billie Piper, Barbra Streisand and Rod Stewart to name a few. Camden Passage has made regular appearances on ‘Cash in the Attic’, ‘Bargain Hunt’ and many other TV programmes both here and abroad.

Although this corner of islington is delightful and interesting, it also has a vibrancy that makes Camden Passage an interesting place to search out an unusal gift, find fine antiques and furniture, 20th Century design, period and costume jewellery, contemporary and vintage clothing and affordable stylish objects for the home. You will find Camden Passage a delightful location in which to spend the day.

Camden Passage, London N1 8EA

http://www.camdenpassageislington.co.uk

A Guide To Islington, London N1 – the place we call home: Part One

Charismatic Londoner Peter Werth established his eponymous clothing brand in 1975 in Islington, London N1 and is now synonymous with great British design, high quality contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories.

As you probably know, Islington is rich in history and has huge variety. Modern shops mix happily with old London pubs, a handful of theatres, along with the widest variety of restaurants to be found anywhere in London.

Discover the best of Islington, London N1, with the first of Peter Werth’s round ups of where to go in the place we call home.

 

The Pub: The Island Queen

Finding a decent boozer in Islington is not a hard task. Despite the raft of chains and trendy cocktail bars, the area’s still brimming with top-class, classic boozers. As the only pub in the British Isles to bear the name, The Island Queen really is one of a kind. Tucked away on Islington’s quiet backstreets, “the Queen” is a quaint oasis of comfy sofas, high ceilings and intriguing original features reminiscent of a classic London gin palace. Our deceptively bijou bar serves a gargantuan range of speciality drinks, while its colonial-inspired interior – embellished by etched glass and hand-painted mirrors – makes for a uniquely cosy, backdrop in which to savour them.

87 Noel Road, London, Greater London, N1 8HD

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The Bar: 69 Colebrooke Row

Open since June 2009, the self-styled bar with no name, is an award winning (tiny) cocktail bar located on a backstreet of Islington. Identifiable by an outdoor lantern, it is a unique cocktail bar housed in just one intimate room. The interior blends 1950s Italian Café style with a Film Noir feel. The cocktail menu uses esoteric ingredients that have been developed in Drink Factory – the research and development laboratory located near to Broadway Market.

According to Time Out: “The cocktails here actually seem much straightforward than many people expect, with fewer (and less weird) ingredients than those found at many other London bars, although there’s real dedication evident in every sip. There’s a serene simplicity in mixes such as Death in Venice: campari, grapefruit bitters and prosecco.” We love a “less is more” approach.

69 Colebrooke Row, London N1 8AA

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The Design Shop: Aria

Looking to deck out your house? Then look no further. Aria has been on the cutting edge of home and fashion for over quarter of a century, based in London’s Islington neighbourhood. Aria stocks an eclectic range of contemporary home furnishings & lifestyle accessories as well as hand-selected vintage pieces and special collaborations with local independent designers. It’s brand role call reads like the great and good of the design industry, with the likes of Jansen+Co, Brooks, Flos, IIttala, Kartell, Tom Dixon, LSA and Fritz Hansen (to name but a few) on their books.

Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, London N1 1PN

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The Menswear Shop: Sefton

Sefton men’s store first opened back in 1999 offering its customers with a distinctly English selection of clean, contemporary and functional garments selected from the very best global brands and designers. Brands and aesthetics may have changed over the years, but its philosophy has been carried through to today as its team of creative individuals focus on bringing the best product and service to its customers in an ever changing variety of channels. Amongst its family of brands (including Cote et Ciel, APC, Maison Margiela, Norse Projects and Our Legacy) it also offers its own Sefton line of unique essentials sourced from the finest factories around the world. That’s pretty nice too!

196 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ

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The Tailor: Charlie Allen

Once described by Menswear magazine as ‘probably the nicest man in menswear’, Charlie Allen has been giving a playful spin to Savile Row quality for over 30 years. With a client list that reads like a Who’s Who of London’s best dressed (he’s dressed everyone from royalty to rock stars), a signature style of sharp-suits with a soft edge, have made him the place to come to for a suit that has all the Savile Row hallmarks of quality, attention to detail and discretion, but also a softness and elegance that puts you immediately at your ease. With Charlie, you’ll find the process of making your suit is an unstuffy, and surprisingly pleasurable process, one where you, as the client, are as important as the suit you are having made.

1 Cooper’s Yard, London N1 1RX

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The Restaurant: Smokehouse

According to the London Evening Standard: “There are more new eating places opening up on Islington’s Upper Street than you can poke a baguette at. Supper Street, London N1 is the new gluttons paradise”. We wholeheartedly agree. When we’re in the ‘hood, we like to head down to Smokehouse – a collaboration between Neil Rankin (ex-John Salt and Pitt Cue Co) and The Pig & Butcher. It opened its doors in August 2013 to much critical acclaim (and it’s won its fair share of plaudits since) but its philosophy is still the same. Offer the best and most original smoked and grilled food in London, have the best beer list in London (20 on tap, 60 in the bottle) and source wine from small family-owned vineyards only. It ticks each and every box, and some.

63–69 Canonbury Rd, London, N1 2DG

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Summer’s Over: 5 Events To Look Forward To This Autumn

Summer has its perks, that’s for sure: the long days, warm evenings, the summer holidays, and much, much more. But it soon comes to end, far too soon. But there are so many reasons to be cheerful that Autumn’s finally here. It’s not all grey skies, drizzle and cold mornings, you know? That’s all a bit glass half empty for us.

 

Here at Peter Werth we’re all looking forward to the mercury heading south. Believe it or not there’s plenty to look forward to now the evenings are getting shorter. Not only are Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas on the way, we’ll soon be layering up in our finest knitwear and outerwear; indulging in some good old, reliable comfort food; even enjoying the roar of an open fire.

 

Not convinced? In the build up to Christmas, there’s also some great sport and cultural events on too. Here, we highlight five which should warm the cockles of your heart as everything else cools down. Enjoy.

 

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SEPTEMBER: Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters in Channel Four’s National Treasure

 

Okay, it’s already launched (last week in fact), but it still has three more episodes to go and this dark, landmark drama based on Operation Yewtree is brilliant! Channel 4’s riveting new four-part drama about Paul Finchley, a much-loved veteran comedian whose life falls off a cliff when he is accused of an historic rape, will inevitably prompt reflections on the shocking real-life case of Jimmy Savile.

 

According, to the Independent online, many colleagues warned Robbie Coltrane against taking the starring role. The 66-year-old actor reveals that, “A lot of people said, ‘Don’t touch it, Rob. It’s poisonous, it’s not going to do you any good.’ And then I got this script and I thought ‘Oh yes!’

 

There’s not been a bad review about it, for obvious reasons. The Irish Times says: “This is an astonishing performance from Coltrane, and it comes after a long period when the actor was pretty much off our screens. He enjoyed a decade of movie fame as Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, but he’s also gone through a divorce and has been suffering from health problems – the walking stick Finchley uses is not just a prop. This performance brings us right back to Coltrane’s stunning turn as the troubled criminal psychologist Fitz in the 1990s series Cracker. Coltrane wasn’t afraid to confront some dark, disturbing truths in that series, and he’s not afraid to face up to a very modern bogeyman here.”

 

Definitely one reason not to leave the house on a Tuesday night for the next three weeks.

 

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OCTOBER: Release of Oasis Documentary, ‘Supersonic’

 

Named after the Mancunian band’s 1994 debut single, also titled ‘Supersonic’, the feature length film features up close and personal footage, as well as never before seen archive material and interviews with the band. The Oasis documentary follows them from the moment Liam and Noel Gallagher began making music together, to the present day. There’s even a nifty exhibition up in Manchester to co-inside with the launch. Supersonic comes from the same production team behind ‘Amy’, the 2015 Oscar-nominated biopic about Amy Winehouse, including producer James Gay Rees and Asif Kapadia as executive director. Mat Whitecross is director, having already directed a number of Coldplay videos and 2012 film Spike Island. Apparently, when Liam saw an early cut of the film he said it was ‘biblical’. That’s good enough for us!

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NOVEMBER: Johnny Marr releases his autobiography, Set The Boy Free

 

Johnny Marr was born in 1960’s Manchester to Irish emigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band, at thirteen, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guitar, devouring pop culture and inventing his own musical style.

 

It wasn’t until the early eighties, when Marr turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Patrick Morrissey, that both a unique song writing partnership and the group recognised as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed. In 1983 The Smiths released their first single, and within a year their eponymous debut album reached number two in the UK chart, paving the way for mainstream and critical success on their own terms.

 

For Marr, tensions within the band and desire for a wider musical scope lead to his departure from The Smiths in 1987, ensuring the end for one of the most influential British groups of a generation.

 

But this was just the beginning for Marr. From forming Electronic and The Healers to playing with Bryan Ferry, Talking Heads, Kirsty MacColl, Pet Shop Boys, Billy Bragg, Nile Rogers and Bert Jansch. From joining The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs to recently collaborating with Hans Zimmer and receiving acclaim and worldwide success in his own right as a solo artist, Marr has never stopped. Here, for the first time, he tells his own side of the story.

From roaming the streets of Manchester to constantly pushing musical boundaries as the most loved guitarist Britain has ever produced, Johnny Marr’s memoir is the true history of music – told by one of its very own legends.

 

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NOVEMBER: 2016 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, O2 in London

 

With a whopping $7,000,000 of prize money on offer, the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals will take place from 14 to 20 November at the O2 Arena in London. With the likes of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka all looking likely to play, witness history in the making at the world’s largest indoor tennis tournament. The world’s top eight qualified Men’s Singles players and Doubles teams battle it out at this prestigious season-ending showdown. What’s not to like?

 

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DECEMBER: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an upcoming American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, from an idea by visual effects supervisor John Knoll. It will be the first stand-alone Star Wars Anthology film, and the ninth theatrical feature film in the series. Set in the Star Wars universe some time after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and shortly before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the story will centre on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star. It will star Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

 

According to the official blurb on Star Wars.com, the plot goes something like this: “In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.”

 

Yeah, whatever. They had us at Death Star!

 

New Arrivals: Autumn 2016

Born in Islington, North London in 1975 Peter Werth has now been part of the British menswear landscape for over 40 years and has become synonymous with great British design, high quality contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories.

Peter Werth’s Autumn 2016 collection takes its design inspiration from the golden age of air travel – the glory years of Pan Am and Concorde during the late 1960s and ‘70s. It was when tropical climes suddenly became accessible and the wonders of the world were suddenly within reach to real people.

It was a colourful, lavish era of sumptuous design, when people would actually dress up to board a plane. The flying experience – from the look of the airport lounge, to the cabin, even to your stewardess’s uniform – was dreamt up by some of the world’s most inventive and innovative designers.

With planes laid out more like luxury ocean liners, travelling by air was not just a means to getting to your holiday destination – it was the perfect start to your holiday.

Our collection encapsulates the vibrant and vivid colours (as well as the sense of optimism and discovery) that defined an era when where no design detail was too small. From the plush upholstery; an inventive use of contrasting colours and textures; the mix of technical and hand-crafted fabrics, Peter Werth’s warm weather wardrobe celebrates it all.

 

Knitwear

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Naval Knitted Polo Shirt – £65 (also in Crimson)

It pays to be prepared. Nothing says that Autumn on its way than a decent piece of knitwear. We should know, we’ve been making it for over 40 years now. It remains an integral part of the collection, particularly once the mercury heads south. Our chill-beating, soft handle, Autumn knits include military influenced crew necks, zip through cardigans, roll necks as well as our iconic fine gauge, long sleeved knitted polo shirts (which we have been making since we were founded in 1975) and heavier weight, basket weave crews. They are a perfect blend of texture, pattern, colour and finish for the cold weather months ahead.

 

Outerwear

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Line Up Blouson Jacket – £149

Brace yourself against the elements this Autumn by adding a decent coat to your wardrobe. Peter Werth’s collection of outwear styles will shield you from the cold while conveying a relaxed confidence and timeless style. Featuring bomber, Harrington and blouson jacket styles along with Made in London, contemporary takes on working class outerwear styles including donkey jackets, topcoats, duffel jackets and reefer jackets, each piece is characterised by a sophisticated use of fabrics and textures. We’ve even added more contemporary versions of our bombers and topcoats by offering them in a poly nylon fabric for a sharp modern look.

 

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Stoker Striped Workwear Blazer – £129

Any man can throw on a suit, but by taking a mix-and-match approach to tailoring your wardrobe will work harder throughout the season. A well-constructed blazer can make even a pair of jeans appear smart. It is the very definition of a wardrobe all-rounder. Peter Werth’s Autumn selection of slim fitting blazer will have you covered for every possible occasion in the build up to Christmas and beyond. Our Holloway Cut, Wilton Cut and Ashby Cut are comfort and sartorial elegance epitomized, with fine stripe, herringbone and dogtooth all featuring.

 

Shirts

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Pearson Gingham Shirt Burgundy & Pink – £59

The backbone of any self-respecting man’s wardrobe should consist of a good selection of crisp and clean shirts. Perfect dressed up or down, a decent shirt really is one of the most versatile pieces a man can own, and Peter Werth’s season selection of long and short-sleeved style classics is right up there with the best of them. Each and every slim-fitting style is given a subtle lift through the use of fabric and styling typified by a use of micro grid checks, twin stripes, floral and micro floral prints; concealed or roll button down collars; and cut and sew detailing.

 

Footwear

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Oldman Full Grain Leather Brogue Tobacco – £89 (also in white)

Delivering a modern twist on footwear styles from the 1970s, Peter Werth’s Autumn collection includes a contemporary take sleek leather Chelsea boots, Oxfords, heavy-weight brogues, chukka boots and stylish Derbys and desert boots, delivered tumbled and scotch grain leathers, suede and canvas.

 

 

 

Summer Knitwear: Versatile and Machine Washable

This summer’s volatile weather conditions means that leaving the house in the morning can prompt some inevitable sartorial questions about what to wear. Even in the hottest months it can rain, hail and the temperature can plummet quicker than you can say: ‘Four seasons in one day’. Obviously you don’t want to sweat buckets on your daily commute or at one of those key warm weather events, so the key is get your layering right, selecting pieces that are lightweight enough to wear when the sun is shining, but offer some protection when the weather takes an unexpected turn.

Layer it over, under, or any way you please, a decent piece of knitwear is one of the must-haves in your summer wardrobe arsenal. As you probably already know, Peter Werth was founded in 1975, originally producing men’s knitwear made by factories in Leicester and Nottingham? Four decades later knitwear remains an integral part of the collection, so there’s not much we don’t know about what a failsafe addition it can be in these testing meteorological conditions.

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Naval Short Sleeved Knitted Polo Shirt Navy & Ecru – coming soon online and in store.

And the great thing about a piece of Peter Werth’s cotton summer knitwear – long and short sleeved polo shirts, cardigans and crewnecks – is that it each and every piece is adaptable and timeless, as well as lighter and less bulky to lug around than a jacket or blazer.

Even better, all of Peter Werth’s summer knits are machine washable, which means you’ll be able to get even more wear out of each piece. Before you wash it, make sure you read the label. No matter how much you’ve spent, it would be a crying shame to ruin it after the first wash because you failed to check the label.

After reading the label, we recommend following these simple instructions to prevent shrinkage and help your knits retain their shape:

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Cosway Knitted Polo Shirt – Was £65, Now £45.

  1. Be Gentle: Remember to use a gentle cycle, preferably 30 degrees, because anything hotter can cause the garment to shrink.
  2. Washing Powder: Again, be gentle on your knit by selecting either a knitwear specific soap powder, with a neutral ph and one that is alcohol free. Some knitwear experts even recommend using baby shampoo. Now that is gentle!
  3. Drying: You’re probably asking for trouble if you bung it in the tumble dryer. We suggest drying flat on a dry towel, letting it air dry to help it retain its shape.
  4. Storage: Whatever you do, don’t place your freshly washed piece of knitwear on a hanger. It will cause it to stretch and create mark lines. Fold and gently place in a drawer.
  5. Don’t wash too often: So, now you know how to wash your knits. But remember try not to wash something after just one wear, maybe just wash them once or twice a season. That way they will last a lot longer and retain their shape and colour better.