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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


The Hooded Carlyle Waterproof Shell Jacket

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The Hooded Carlyle Waterproof Shell Jacket

The Knowledge

Our new Hooded Carlyle Waterproof Shell Jacket proudly made in England is made out of top quality British Millerain. British Millerain are the original makers of waxed cotton and world leaders in waxed fabrics.

The Shell Jacket is made from British Millerain Carlyle fabric which is a classic raincoat fabric, comprising of two lightweight cotton twill layers bonded together with a durable water repellent finish.

Made from 100% cotton, the Shell Jacket is breathable yet waterproof. This amazing 320gpsm weighted fabric is perfect and comfortable for every day and will keep you dry in those Spring showers!

This incredible fabric combined with our classic yet modern style is a winning combination. With its peaked hood, two streamlined pockets and secret phone pocket this coat is both practical and stylish.


Our Hooded Carlyle Waterproof Shell Jacket is available to buy now on our website. Click below to find out more and purchase.

Peregrine X Fashion Revolution Week 2019

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What is Fashion Revolution Week?

Fashion Revolution Week is a campaign set up by the charity Fashion Revolution. This year it falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. During this week brands and producers are being encouraged to show there transparency by using the hashtag #imadeyourclothes.

What Fashion Revolution Do?

Fashion Revolution are a non-profit global movement based in over 100 countries around the world. They aim to transform the fashion industry with a focus on transparency in the fashion supply chain. With the main question being ‘Who Made My Clothes?’

Peregrine - Our Story

Here at Peregrine we are incredibly proud of our history. Thomas Glover started the family run business in 1796 in Leicestershire. The manufacturing company J.G.Glover has been passed down through eight generations of the Glover Family.

“Every Friday Thomas would travel into Leicester on a horse and cart to collect the spun wool from Montfort knitting mill before taking it back to Wigston to knit it up into jumpers”


Peregrine Clothing was established as a brand in 1956 as a separate entity from the manufacturing business. It is still very much a family brand, Tom Glover, current managing director and designer took over the company in 2003 looking to revitalize the brand during what were challenging times for British clothing manufacturers.

Every step from the very first design to the finishing stitch has been executed here in the UK and we are extremely proud of this. We can control everything about the garment production from start to finish and we have a close working relationship with the team at our Manchester based factory. We want our customers to be excited about where their clothing comes from.

Surinda - Our number one man for knitwear in the UK

Surinda - Our number one man for knitwear in the UK

Here at Peregrine we are truly passionate about where are clothes are made and we are proud to have always been manufactured in England and have no plans to change that!

The Classic White Tee

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The plainest and simplest of clothing, a t-shirt is a blank canvas upon which you can paint whatever image of yourself you wish. It’s unpretentious, unassuming and underrated. To celebrate this Peregrine favourite, we turn to four of our favourite style icons who wore the crew neck better than anyone.

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Ever wondered how the t-shirt first came about? The t-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century by cutting one-piece underwear into separate top and bottom garments.  Later on it was coined the name “t-shirt” due to the shape.  The beginning of the t-shirt can really be credited to the U.S. Navy.  The U.S. Navy issued crew-necked, short-sleeved, white cotton undershirts around 1913.  Much like the aviator sunglasses and the leather bomber jacket, it wasn’t long before legions of young men were adopting the style as a symbol of strength, masculinity and just the right amount of rebellion.


Marlon Brando

It was Marlon Brando who really took the t-shirt from workwear of the military to the mainstream market when he appeared in his white crew neck in A Streetcar Named Desire 1951, prompting t-shirt sales to hit a total of $180 million in the U.S that year. How to wear one like Brando? Make sure your sleeves are slightly too short and your trouser waist is just high enough – cigarettes and six-pack optional.

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James Dean

We couldn’t write a blog about the classic white tee without mentioning James Dean now, could we?! The undisputed face of teenage rebellion. Dean wore his with Levi’s 501 denim, featuring a straight leg cut and a high rise, as well as tough leather boots with minimal detailing.


Steve Mcqueen

The classic King of Cool, Steve Mcqueen, donned it both on and off our screens. Never has someone made a white t-shirt, black jeans and desert boots look so effortlessly smooth as McQueen. Steve's dressing could be described as a no-nonsense style that is easy to replicate but hard to master. A combination of rugged, well-worn pieces, superb fit and an attitude you can’t buy were the key ingredients to his secret recipe.


Chris Hemsworth

Hemsworth manages to prove that no matter the era, you can’t go wrong with a white tee and dark jeans for that classic American workwear vibe. The t-shirt has definitely stood the test of time and continues to look effortlessly cool.

Shop the look - Classic Cotton MIE Tee - Made in England

Classic Cotton MIE Tee (White)

The men’s classic MIE T-shirt is made from 100% luxury 185g cotton and is proudly produced here in England. The very starting point for our Made in the UK jersey-wear collection because everyone needs the perfect plain tee. The classic tee is available in White, Lt Grey and Navy.

The Weather Report - April

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April Showers


We are half way through April, which means good weather should finally be on the way! However, as we all know, April is known for its frequent downpours. Not to mention the fact spring seems to be taking its time to even arrive this year, with many of us even seeing snow fall over the weekend.

Enter our top 4 jackets for spring and all that the weather may bring -

  1. The Carlyle Shell Jacket

Crafted using British Millerain Wax Cotton this shell jacket is as waterproof as it is vibrant. Brand new in our Spring 2019 collection, the Marine Blue adds a pop of colour to brighten up your spring wardrobe. This lightweight jacket will have you covered in the heaviest of April showers.

2. The Oversized Cagoule


The oversized Cagoule has a very on-trend, androgynous shape with its oversized silhouette, sporty half zip detail and press-stud cuffed sleeves. The jacket is crafted from Templemoyle Flora Carbon cotton which consists of a layer of waterproof wax sandwiched between two layers of woven cotton giving the jacket a dry, canvassy feel. The hood is lined with brushed cotton and the pockets, situated perfectly on the hip are roomy and stylish.

3. The Carlyle Mac

The Carlyle is a hooded mac designed from 100% Millerain Carlyle fabric which bonds a waterproof wax between two layers of cotton. Practical and durable, this jacket features a deep hood, bonded seams for additional weather-proofing and press stud closures.

4. The Henbury

A button-up, ladies wax jacket with piped internal seams. A lightweight Spring/Summer piece with a sewn in hood, fully functional pockets and drawstring. A shirt inspired jacket with a shaped hem and shirt-style, adjustable cuffs. Perfect for the typical English summer, come rain or shine.

The Aran Knit

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With what started out of practical piece of clothing for fishermen, the Aran jumper remains a practical and classic stable in our wardrobes.

The Aran jumper started out a fisherman’s jumper and as you may have guessed, got its name from the Aran Islands. Aran jumpers were traditionally made using unscoured wool that still contained the sheep’s natural oils (lanolin). These natural oils made the jumper resistant to water - the ideal garment for a fisherman!

Traditionally the jumpers are an off-white colour that has come straight from the sheep undyed. There is also an interesting history behind the different knitting patterns. Each knitting pattern has its own meaning.

  • Cable Stitch

The most popular and common knitting pattern is suppose to represent the fisherman's rope and wearing it was mean to mean you would have a good day at sea.

  • Honeycomb Stitch

Signifying the bee - this pattern shows hard work and was a symbol of good luck

  • The Diamond Stitch

Signifying the fields of the Aran Islands and fishing nets.

  • Zig Zag Stitch

Represents the ups and downs of marriage and also the winding paths of the Aran Islands.

We love our Aran knits here at Peregrine but we’re not the only ones. Take a look at some of these icons wearing their very own Aran knits

(Above)Steve McQueen on the set of Thomas Crown Affair (1968) wearing a classic Aran knit jumper paired effortlessly with his signature sunglasses.  (Below) (left) Elvis Presley performing Jailhouse Rock (1957) (right) John Lennon on holiday in Scotland (1969)

(Above)Steve McQueen on the set of Thomas Crown Affair (1968) wearing a classic Aran knit jumper paired effortlessly with his signature sunglasses.

(Below) (left) Elvis Presley performing Jailhouse Rock (1957) (right) John Lennon on holiday in Scotland (1969)

The Peregrine Aran

One of our best selling garments, our 5gge men's Aran knit in 100% British wool and 100% made in the UK. The chunky yet stylish jumper is a classic style that has been revived using a textured yarn and neat cable detailing that is reminiscent of the Irish Fisherman jumper. This robust knit will see you through the lowest temperatures as you continue to look great. We make them in batches of only 200 pieces so get this special Aran knit while you can. Available in three colour ways - Skiddaw, Cinnamon and Khaki.