There are not many brands around today that can boast over 240 years of heritage. One that can is British brand Peregrine, run by the eighth generation of the Glover family. Having been producing clothes in the U.K. for many years, Peregrine have stayed very much true to their identity over the last two centuries, that is, their emphasis on the British weather and the outdoors.
New for Autumn / Winter 14 is their Made in England Merino wool collection. Featuring leather elbow patches, the collection takes its inspiration from the British countryside and traditional outdoor attire of the upper classes.
Models Emma Grattidge and Jack Guiness have been chosen to represent the collection because they “portray the Peregrine brand perfectly,” and are photographed on location in some of Britain’s famous autumnal landscape.
The brand focuses on quality materials and fine details when designing its clothes, which is why other standout pieces of the AW14 range include a tailored waxed blazer made from cotton, which has a distinct military quality to it, as well as many of the pieces made from traditional Harris Tweed. The gilet is particularly versatile for wearing just in its own or as part of a warm layered winter look.
It is often tricky to find a high-quality brand that specialises in heritage styles, and even harder to find one that is made right here in the U.K and which therefore employs local people and contributes to the domestic economy.
Thanks to labour costs and mass production efficiency being so high overseas, many brands have looked elsewhere to produce their clothes, but Peregrine haven’t and that is what largely drives their brand forward.
Their legacy, their aesthetic and their heritage is routed firmly in British traditionalism, which influences their clothes heavily. Peregrine offers high-quality, authentic clothes made from quality materials. What more could you want?