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A blog for all our projects, inspiration and social happenings connected with Peregrine Clothing. Heritage knitwear and jackets made in the UK

 

Psychopomp Micro-Distillery

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We are excited to announce a collaboration between Peregrine Clothing and Psychopomp, Bristol' s first Micro-Distillery.

Psychopomp originated from a basement in Montpellier (almost next door to our showroom!) as a project of self-taught gin connoisseurs and distillers Danny and Liam. They have since expanded to a beautiful and satisfyingly organized distillery and bar in the heart of St Michael's Hill.

From their headquarters they distribute their gorgeously heavy bottles to many of the independent bars and restaurants in Bristol and beyond with each customer receiving a personalized and unique blend specific to their brand.

After a nosey around the distillery we got down to business and asked the team at Psychopomp to let us know how to create the ultimate gin and tonic. We were supplied with a bottle of their classic blend, the Woden for ourselves (which is going down nicely on a Friday afternoon!) and a bottle which we will be offering as a give-away prize for you, our customers.

To create the perfect G+T of our dreams we used...

  • Psychopomp Woden gin
  • Cocktail Kingdom ice-cube trays (which produce a beautiful shard of ice perfect for a tall, slender tumbler.)
  • Psychopomp's recommended tonic Fevertree, the self-proclaimed architects of premium tonic
  • Finished with a humble wedge of grapefruit to add some zest and a pop of colour.

Details on how to enter our give-away will be announced over the next couple of days on our social platforms so stay tuned and have a lovely weekend!

One for me..one for you..

The perfect Friday afternoon beverage

Flavours and extracts all home-brewed - these guys really do know their stuff!

The Woden, a classic London dry gin with juniper berries, coriander seed, angelica root, cassia bark, fresh grapefruit zest and fennel seed

A pairing made in heaven!

Matching Peregrine Aran Knott jumpers for the team - a stylish and unconventional distilling uniform!

Click here to shop with Psychopomp

SS17 with Aux Prive

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Ben wears the Spring Bexley in Navy and the Classic Crew in sand

Ben wears the Spring Bexley in Navy and the Classic Crew in sand

Earlier in the week, we had a chat with Jason Cristiano, founder of Manchester-based online retailer Aux Privé to discuss buying British, personal style rules and the Aux Privé SS17 lookbook shot in the heart of one of our favourite city's.

Where did the name Aux Privé originate?

"I wanted a brand name that packed a bit of a punch but that also really meant something. ‘AUX’ is actually short for auxiliary, which has multiple meanings, but the meaning that stood out for me and for the brand I wanted to create was '..An organization allied with, but subsidiary to, a main body of restricted membership.'

I always saw the brand as a brand for people who were fashion forward and yearned for something more than shopping at many of the overly commercial retail and online outlets that flood the market. "

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What do you stand for as a retailer?

"Aux Privé is a brand that stands for quality and craftsmanship in a world full of fast-paced and cheaply made clothing. We are a collection of independent and semi-commercial brands, including our own in-house brand, that support the idea of independent fashion rather than over-produced conglomerate fashion that has taken over the high street.

There is a shift in consumers wanting to purchase local, smaller brands and we want to be at the forefront of that concept. I personally always conceptualized the brand as an extended catalogue that our customer could depend on, relying on our expertise in cultivating brands with unique stories into carefully curated collections that they could mix and match pieces from.

Eventually I would like to see Aux Privé become a one-stop shop including lifestyle products, grooming, music and novelty/decor items. We have also positioned ourselves as a very British brand that supports other British and northern European brands, because I feel that this is very important and we are very proud of our heritage.

I initially launched the brand, on my own, as a web-only shop but we have currently been opening up pop-up shops around Manchester to further develop face to face relationships with our customers."

What has been your Peregrine best-seller?

We did quite well with the Pentile wool coat from last season. It was a personal favourite of mine as well and I actually own one myself! It’s a real statement piece and classic.

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What are your thoughts on buying

British clothing

"I think buying clothing made in the UK is extremely important. It supports the British economy and stimulates the workforce in the UK. Buying British brings back the sense of shopping local and a need for quality goods over cheaply made throw away products made over-seas.

It is also a statement that says we are proud of the craftsmanship and quality of materials that are produced in Britain. I always say it’s better to invest in one well-crafted local piece that purchase 10 pieces that will go out of fashion and probably won’t last a full year."

What is the best styling advice you have given / recieved

"In all honesty, I haven’t listened too much in advice people have given me. I have always had a natural sense of what works well and what doesn’t - especially when it comes to dressing myself. I’m a natural rebel as well so even though I do enjoy trends immensely and incorporating them into my wardrobe I always take my own spin on it.

Two things, however that have shaped the way I view styling was once someone told me that heavier set people should never wear prints or patterns because it makes them look bigger and doesn’t look flattering. I just don’t buy into that at all. There are ways to incorporate prints and patterns in the right shapes for your body and it depends on what you pair them with. Being a stockier guy myself (and the natural rebel in me) I made it a point to make wearing prints and patterns a signature part of my wardrobe for many years and I became quite known for it.

Something else I was once told was ‘who cares what everyone else is wearing if you look good and feel comfortable then you will naturally look fashionable’. That has always made a lot of sense to me."

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Tell us about the SS17 Aux Privé look-book

"To be honest, I always struggle with Spring/Summer. I just naturally prefer Autumn/Winter - there’s more choices and in England, where the sun doesn’t often make an appearance - more options in locations for photoshoots.

I never really know what sort of story to tell during Spring/Summer. Last season we went with a ‘reboot’ theme which represented the rebirth of Autumn/Winter style and also it was a reboot for the brand as well because we had many new brands, such as Peregrine come on board and I think we finally got our aesthetic spot on.

Spring/Summer I decided to continue off of that and literally spring forward, as progression and rejuvenation in another season passing. Aux Privé has grown loads in the past year and we are coming up on our one year birthday in July. I am just happy to keep going and I guess the lookbook reflects that.

I always try to mix and match pieces from the various brands we stock when styling for the shoots keeping in line with the theme of supplying curated collections."

Keep Scrolling for the full SS17 Shoot...

Tag us and win £10 to spend!

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Calling all our stylish, effortlessly cool and (maybe) slightly eccentric customers; We want to showcase you looking and feeling your best in your favourite Peregrine gear. you can tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the handle @PeregrineUK

As the photos come flying in, we will be reviewing your looks over our morning coffee in the showroom and will choose our favorites to recieve a £10 voucher against your next Peregrine purchase!

Go go go!

Peregrine Archives

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In an industry that is driven by a persistent need to always live and think a season ahead, it is not often that we get chance to reflect.

Unlike the fast-fashion chains that dominate the fashion market-place today, Peregrine is a brand proudly defined by its heritage. Tom, director and head of design grew up in his family's factory in Leicester and his personal experiences in the industry hugely contribute to making Peregrine what it is today.

Our jackets are built around stories and people; they are often named after a friend, relative or colleague, the real life people who inspire us on a day to day basis. Our classic knitwear such as the Aran Jumper and the Funky Jumper utilize the rich, heavy texture of pure British Wool making them feel hand-knitted and premium.

We are always aiming to bring our customers something fresh and new that you wont find anywhere else, certainly not on your local high street! That being said, if you have been manufacturing for as long as we have, it is great to be able to revisit classic designs that really capture the essence of the brand and can be updated to reflect the current trends through playing with the cut, colour and composition of the garment.

Keep scrolling to peruse our hand-picked Peregrine classics from the last ten years that are just as important today as they were then. #BuyBritish.

AW2011 - Mens TT Jacket in Red

AW2011 - Mens TT Jacket in Red

AW2012 - Mens Zip Neck Jumper in Navy

AW2012 - Mens Zip Neck Jumper in Navy

AW2013 Collection - Ladies Hemmingway Wool Coat in Khaki

AW2013 Collection - Ladies Hemmingway Wool Coat in Khaki

AW2014 Collection - Mens Bexley Jacket in Gunmetal

AW2014 Collection - Mens Bexley Jacket in Gunmetal

AW2014 Collection - Men's Funky Jumper 

AW2014 Collection - Men's Funky Jumper 

AW 2014 Collection - Ladies Crossover Cardigan

AW 2014 Collection - Ladies Crossover Cardigan

AW15 Collection - Ladies Pembroke Jacket in Khaki and Mens Funky Jumper in Navy

AW15 Collection - Ladies Pembroke Jacket in Khaki and Mens Funky Jumper in Navy

AW15 Collection - Mens Harris Tweed Turtle Jacket

AW15 Collection - Mens Harris Tweed Turtle Jacket

Peregrine Spring Capsule - Menswear

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The second Peregrine Spring collection explores classic, British summer-time staples redefined in a palette of rich navy and warm blues. Think sporty, streamlined and something to protect you from the inevitable April Showers!

The Polo

  • 12 gge Cotton
  • Hand finished
  • Seamless. Breathable.

The newest member of the Peregrine 'shirt' family has a distinctly premium feel. The garment has been carefully designed to be completely seamless for a smarter silhouette and extra comfort. The collar is hand linked using the tubular technique which again is used to completely eradicate any trace of a seam so you could practically wear these inside-out!

We have also updated our branding adding a subtle fabric tab on the hem of the garment bearing the Peregrine Falcon shilouette logo. Clean and simple.

The Spring Bexley

  • 100% Cotton
  • Weight : 320gpsm
  • Twill Weave. Lightweight. Water Repellent

Without a doubt the Bexley has for many years been our bestseller and most-loved jacket by customers and retailers alike. The jacket is a real every-season winner as the lack of padding means there is plenty of room for layering but the shell remains completely waterproof.

This year we present the Spring Bexley. Crafted from Millerain waxed cotton in 'Carlyle'; " A classic raincoat fabric, comprising of two lightweight cotton twill layers bonded together with a durable water repellent finish." The jacket has a beautifully matte finish and the rich Navy adds depth and seasonality.

Our Spring capsule ranges are available to shop now