Look Of The Week With Peter Werth

Craig of That Dapper Chap teams up with Peter Werth for their ‘Look Of The Week’ campaign and shows us what he’s wearing from their latest range.

The last time I wrote about Peter Werth was to tell you about their SS16 collection and prior to that it was all about their 40th birthday bash, held at their fresh new Eastcastle Street store in London. A few months on and they’re still going great guns and getting their AW16 collection ready.

In the meantime I’ve chosen a look from their SS16 collection for you as part of their #LookOfTheWeek campaign. Read on for the full details.

The flatlay as seen on my Instagram page

Since visiting the store I’ve become a big fan of Peter Werth and their style. The Twyford West sand Mac was a must have piece, particularly due to the inclement British spring weather! You never quite know where you are and even on the day of this shoot we went from rain, through sun and wind to hail. Four seasons in one day, well, two hours really!

Waiting for the rain to stop before shooting again

The Mac is a simple style with raglan sleeves in a showerproof cotton blend. The slim fit is great and I can already see me wearing this a lot over the next few weeks.

Under the Mac is the Japanese floral print cotton shirt. I saw this during my last visit and it went straight on my wish list. Easy to wear with jeans, I would also dress it up under a suit, chuck on a tie and I’m office ready.

My new Timex Fairfield Weekender  with striped Nato style strap

The Twyford Mac is a great fit

The jeans are not Peter Werth but I’ve included a similar pair in the ‘Shop The Look’ widget at the foot of this post. These are the ‘Marr’ slim fit jeans by Racing Green.

The shoes however, are Peter Werth. Available in Navy or Tobacco they are the Turnmill suede derby. A great fit and really comfortable to wear, they have a contrasting stitching and a deep sole.

Life’s a trip. Don’t forget to tie your shoe laces!

The red socks add a pop of colour and compliment the red in the pattern on the shirt

We all need a break from time to time right?

As the clouds disappeared and the sun came out, it became too warm to keep the Mac on! It’s crazy how fickle our British weather can be at this time of year! Keeping an eye on the clouds in the distance we finished the shoot and made our way home for a much needed cup of tea.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about this look. Are you a fan of Peter Werth? What do you think of the look? Would you have worn it differently? Just leave a comment at the end of this post and let me know what you think.

A closer look at the Turnmill tobacco suede derby shoes

Peter Werth. Trading since 1975 and an iconic British brand

Details, 

Check out the Peter Werth SS16 collection online and in stores

Sun’s out again! Time to check some messages

Running for cover from the hail

Under the collar of the Peter Werth Twyford Mac

I can’t resist a set of steps!

The full look from Peter Werth

Sheltering from the hail in my Peter Werth ensemble

A close up of the collar on the Peter Werth coton Mac

The sun comes out and the Mac is off. You grab your chance while you can in this weather!

It’s in the bag. Shoot finished it’s time for a good old cup of tea

A closer look at the pattern on the Japanese floral print shirt

Time to catch up on some diary entries. What’s next for That Dapper Chap?

SHOP THE LOOK

Peter Werth X Nutters of Savile Row

Your chance to own rare and one-off pieces from the collection

If you’re a gentleman or a Lady of great taste (and I know that you are because you’re reading this) you’re going to want to know about the forthcoming Peter Werth event during which they will passing on some rare and one off pieces from their collaboration with Nutters of Savile Row.

Founded by the legendary Tommy Nutter in 1969, Nutters brought fashion to London’s iconic Savile Row. With his rebellious approach to tailoring, he introduced rakish silhouettes and jaunty cocktail-lounge styles to London’s elite, dressing everyone from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, and from Sir Hardy Amies to Sir Elton John and Michael Jackson.

The fashion he initiated, was so new and contemporary that it was soon taken to the dancefloors of super cool nightspots in Mayfair, as the Northern soul movement rampaged through the club scene in the 1970’s

The collection was originally shown in 2013 and was a show unlike any other scene at London Collections: Men before. Those same pieces can now be yours.

The collection offers us incredible examples of contemporary menswear including blazers, shirts and knitwear, which Peter Werth are already famous for. With oversized lapels, roped shoulders and wide-leg trousers there’s a definite nod to it’s 70’s origins.

The collection includes a plethora of traditional designs in overscaled Prince of Wales, houndstooth and windowpane check. Outerwear isn’t forgotten either and I’m in love with the camel wool coat, with its dark shearling collar and chunky buttons it’s a great cut and looks super stylish.

Doors to this event open on 29th April 2016 at the Peter Werth store at 26 Eastcastle Street, just off Oxford Circus. Opening at 10am, doors close at 7pm. There is also a preview of the collection the day before from 5pm til 8pm at the same location.

The Peter Werth 40th Anniversary Store Opening

Craig of That Dapper Chap attends the opening of the latest Peter Werth store and celebrates their 40th anniversary

Yours truly wearing my new Peter Werth tartan coat

Remember Peter Werth?

As some of us may already know, Menswear brand Peter Werth has been around for a while, since 1975 to be precise when they opened in London Islington

I can still remember our local high street store in the 1980’s. A restructure saw the closure of many stores around the UK, but I’m pleased to see that this British heritage brand are back in a big way, and challenging some of the more well-know brands on our streets when it comes to style and quality. So I was pleased to get an invitation to the opening of their newest store which celebrates 40 years in the business.

The window of the new Eastcastle store

Celebrating 40 Years

Peter Werth’s 40th anniversary collection reflects their knitwear heritage and working class style; it also delivers their ongoing passion for delivering relevant, contemporary pieces with a sense of authority and understated style. Featuring knitwear, Made in London coats, shirts and footwear styles reflecting the wardrobes of working-class style tribes from the late ‘70s (the era they were founded), each piece is given a contemporary Peter Werth modern twist.

The guys at Peter Werth told me “As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, Peter Werth is delighted to announce that we’re opening our second standalone London shop on Eastcastle Street, right in the heart of Oxford Circus”

“Situated on the site of our London headquarters at No. 26 Eastcastle street, which currently houses our creative studio and showroom, our 200sq ft concept shop will showcase a hand picked selection of styles from our seasonal range as well as being used as a testing ground for new Peter Werth products and the evolution of the brand”

The new collection in store
Guests meet to celebrate 40 years in the industry

Peter Werth looks displayed on the trendy bare brick wall
Guests and the DJ at the event
Caught on camera: Me doing my thing at the Peter Werth party
Rails of great new clothing for AW15

According to Phil Jones, Creative Director at Peter Werth “The store will take on a slightly different appearance from our existing Earlham Street, Seven Dials store allowing us to explore every element of the brand and get instant feedback from our loyal customers. It will be about defining the Peter Werth of the future”

Leather, wool and cotton side by side
Guests discuss the collection while enjoying a complimentary drink

Phil Jones continues “As well as incorporating an edited selection of key styles from the Autumn Winter collection, it will allow us to test out our point of view on materials, styling and smell, It’s a fantastic opportunity for us” I have to agree that it’s a very exciting time for Peter Werth who are coming back in a big way with this concept.

A close look at a wonderful floral shirt
You’ll find the other half of this picture below!

Alongside the Peter Werth collection the store will also showcase a hand-picked selection of exclusive, complementary brands, such as Alban totes and luggage and woodblock posters by Anthony Burrill. So, if you’re in Oxford circus and fancy a break from the crowds take that 2 minutes stroll to Eastcastle Street and check out the new Peter Werth store.

Tweeting their favorite pieces from the collection
The DJ keeps the tunes coming

The celebrations

Stepping off the tube on a busy Thursday evening at Oxford Circus, it was just 2 minutes before I was away from the hustle and bustle, and jostling elbows of Oxford Street, where everyone seems nothing but intent on their own agenda, regardless of who is in front, behind or beside them! So with stiletto dented double monks and elbow shaped bruises on my chest and back, I breathed a sigh of relief as the new Peter Werth store appeared in front of me, full of exciting clothing, smiley faces and wine. All three of which I was very interested in getting to know better!

Monochrome, a great story this AW
Art by Anthony Burrill adorns the walls
The other half of the “you photograph me and I’ll photograph you” moment
Peter Werth are offering great pattern this season

With a warm greeting and a cold glass I was shown around the collection. I am not exaggerating when I say that I could easily have taken home one of everything. I say ‘easily’ and that is based on me having a large vehicle taking me directly home with everything that I wanted!

More of the new AW15 collection
Press and fans alike turned out to celebrate 40 years

The Peter Worth pin which adorns many a jacket in store

Getting the party started

As the DJ spun his vinyl I met Tom, who’s passion for the range was instantly notable and infectious. He’s a guy who knows his stuff and what works. Like me he is very keen to keep as much of the brand as British as possible, and he delighted in telling me about the british fabrics and manufacturers that are being used in this collection.  I am so dedicated to British manufacture that I was instantly hooked, and with its strong heritage, high quality and affordability I recommend that you check them out.

Discussing the collection with Tom from Peter Werth

Guests from all over the UK mingle with folk from Peter Werth
Suede chukka boots in navy and beige, perfect from autumn
Celebrating their heritage with a nod to knitwear

I’m in love with that navy and grey check blazer
Shearling collars: big news this season 

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