The Manufacturing industry of the United Kingdom are rarely given the credit the so sorely deserve. Whether it’s in the proud historic factories of Manchester, the mills of the Scottish Highlands or the fabric manufacturers of Northern Ireland the Great British Clothing Industry may not be booming in the way they did post the Industrial Revolution but they are on the raise and in great demand both nationally and internationally.

One such brand that has been proudly made in England since 1796 is Peregrine. Peregrine Clothing was established as a brand in 1956 as a separate entity from the manufacturing company J.G.GLOVER & CO, which has been lovingly passed down through eight generations of the Glover family, meaning that for over 220 years they have been crafting the highest quality knitwear and coats, so you could say they know a thing or two.

Tom Glover, current managing director and designer of the brand, took over the company in 2003 looking to revitalize the brand during, what could be classed as very challenging times for British clothing manufacturers.

Every step from the very first design to the finishing stitch has been executed in the UK and of this the brand are extremely proud. Because of this, they can control everything about the garment production from start to finish and they maintain a close working relationship with the team at their Manchester based factory.

Every piece of Peregrine clothing always starts the same way with a few core themes in mind; Functionality, adaptability and a play on tradition. Something special they want their customers to be excited about, where their clothing comes from.

For the Glover family, its important that their clothes span seasons and that when you are investing in a wardrobe staple from Peregrine that you will love them and care for them for years to come. Their designs not only stand up to the elements but transition seamlessly to suit an urban environment making them adaptable for both city living and country breaks.

In this same way and bearing that ideal in mind the A / W 17 Collection has been inspired by the brands rich heritage & connection to both the city & the country. The clothes have been carefully designed with practicality in mind. working with the best quality fabrics & unique design details that give each garment a special character.

Words by Isaac Perry

Rakim Myers better known to millions around the world as A$AP Rocky was born and bred in Harlem, New York before being catapulted onto the scene in 2013 with his debut album Live, Love. A$AP which debuted at number one on the billboard top 100, following this up with his hit number one, yet again, with At. Long. Last. A$AP’s taking the rap world by storm, forming one member of the hip hop group known as the A$AP mob, where he adopted his music world moniker.

More recently he’s become common place on front rows of leading Fashion Houses around the world during Fashion Weeks. He been the face of Ad campaigns for some of the leading luxury fashion brands, with his looks communicating to the younger generations of today symbolising freedom and creativity in whatever he so wishes to wear. Through a combination of casual staples and high end fashion pieces, he’s become one of the most recognisable faces, splattered across both magazine covers and social media all over the globe for both his music achievements and fashion choices.

A$AP Rocky is becoming one of the most versatile gentleman within the industry showcasing a blend of styles from streetwear to designer wear and spreading his talents far and wide. However, is he just following the trends of the moment but wearing more expensive alternatives? A matter of opinion I would say, whatever it may be, we over at Clothes Make the Man are in oar of his current styling.

Recently announced is the partnership between himself and Under Armour, which has currently fallen short of many other sports brand and in a hope to rejuvenate the brands lifestyle clothing, they’ve turned to A$AP Rocky. Having previously collaborated with brands including Guess and Adidas, A$AP Rocky has created some wonderful pieces most notably the GUE$$ tee’s which can be found reselling for more than double the original retail value.

Mr Myers has previously said, “I used to put a lot of thought into what I was wearing and then when all my favourite brands were being brought and worn by the biggest posers and celebrities with horrible taste,” soon followed by “that’s why I’m wearing old Raf Simons jeans, beat up Alexander wang boots, and a distressed VLONE T-shirt. I’m just over it.”

So are some brands being ruined by the ‘posers’ in which he’s talking about?

 

Words by Charlie Britton

As we continue to take more and more care of ourselves, both body and appearance, it’s no surprise that retailers are tailoring their products towards this trend. We however here at Clothes Make The Man don’t believe that this is a trend, but a growing example of the modern man and the pride he takes in taking care of himself.

As we’re on the topic of conversation about growing, let’s talk facial hair. There is most definitely a blurred line between looking smart and scruffy with facial hair and often when the occasion requires, it’s time to smarted up and check that neck line.

braun beard trimmer

Braun are a much loved player in the men’s grooming game and we have them to thank for some truly great products that have kept us looking our best. With the recent release of it’s new Beard Trimmer, Braun have taken the time to help us gents smarten up, whether that may be for an interview, business meeting or a date night down your local bar.

The Braun BT3040 is a precise and effective beard styling tool with 39 length settings for ultimate control. It gives you the opportunity to pick and chose the perfect length to suit your requirements, face shape and occasion, so you can always guarantee a smart and well kept mane.

braun beard trimmer

With this release, Braun has shared some great tips for smartening up your stubble, whatever the occasion;

First, allow your stubble to grow a little but longer than you’re aiming for to gauge coverage, then trim back to 5mm using the Braun BT3040 Beard Trimmer.
After trimming your stubble to a uniform length, clean up the edges using the Precision Trimmer attachment. It’s recommended that you use two or three fingers width and extend past the jawline for a more flattering look, then completely clean up the neck line from the Adam’s apple down.

For a short stubble look, create a neat line and cheat the desired cheekbone definition with the Contour Edging blade. Make sure you use your finger and place it against the skin to ensure the line is straight.

Lastly, if your beard connects with your hair behind your ears you should always separate the two. It’s small details like these that separate the men from the boys and keep that stubble looking designer, rather than discount.

Braun Beard Trimmer

If you’re looking to smarten up and keep that facial hair tamed, this might just be the perfect option for you. Braun also produce a really great range of men’s grooming tools and products so if you’re interested, you can see the full range here. Have any tips, tricks or questions you’d like to ask? Get involved and leave us a comment below!

by Keanu Adorable

London based brand/shop Garbstore have released their new AW17 men’s collection, Garbstore takes reference from the early 1900’s British newspaper ‘Sunday Dispatch’ to create a collection that pays homage to WWII’s soldier’s uniforms and casual wear in the poignant post-war period. Oversized silhouettes and boxy shapes are reminiscent of surplus military clothing after the wars and provide an extra layer of authenticity to the collection. Enzyme washed garments and Japanese reproductions of vintage cloth allow a true sense of a newly constructed past. Vintage sportswear is reinterpreted in hardwearing materials, elevating it to a new level.

The Bren Vest, which pays homage to military wear of bygone years is layered with our Classic Flight Shirt for a true utilitarian look. Hiking influences are introduced through discreet detailing and fabrications. The APS Trench – a fresh take on the sartorial classic, is reinterpreted the Garbstore way with the addition of sportswear pockets and playful proportions. Japanese craftsmanship and materials continue to play a profound influence and are evident in the Easy Hoody – cut using a Kimono pattern, whilst the Tomo Jacket is inspired by American military and Japanese service wear.

Innovative techniques for knitwear are employed for the first time. Garbstore has worked with an English mill to twist yarns especially to create a static effect as seen in the Tri-Boston Sweater and the newly launched range of socks, made from alpaca for the ultimate in comfort.

For AW17, Garbstore has collaborated with Japanese accessories brand Sanpak to re-create three exclusive styles. Going since the 1950’s and supplying the Japanese Forces all the while, Sanpak bags utilise military spec nylon and hardware. The Garbstore x Sanpak capsule collection takes original 1970’s silhouettes and re-imagines them in modern tonal suede and Cordura nylon.

Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, Garbstore launched to critical acclaim in 2008 as is now firmly established as one of London’s best menswear shopping destinations. and as of September this year, the expansion of the brand has seen the opening of Garbstore.ten, a store located in London’s Seven Dials which was created to celebrate a decade since the brand’s inception.

Shop the collection online or in store now!

Follow the Garbstore at:

Instagram: @garbstore

Twitter: @THEGARBSTORE

Words by Keanu Adorable

Italian footwear brand Diadora is a renowned brand when it comes to tennis gear, and tennis legend Bjorn Borg is the brand’s most iconic figurehead. Diadora is famed for being the brand of choice of Bjorn Borg dating back to 1981, Diadora designed the B.Elite (the B stands for Borg) silhouette for Bjorn and is one of the most celebrated tennis shoes ever made.
With the release of the movie Borg vs McEnroe hitting the big screen later this month on the 22nd, it seems only fitting that the iconic B.Elite style, instrumental within the sporting history of that decade is enjoying a resurgence amongst sports fans and hipsters alike. known for his on-court outbursts, LaBeouf’s depiction of former World No. 1 tennis player John Mcenroe, is not to be missed. The actor even made a comparison stating that both him and McEnroe are “passionate, perfectionist, narcissistic.”  The plot follows the pair’s iconic battles in the tennis court throughout the ’70s and ’80s, which eventually culminated in the 1980 Wimbledon Men’s Singles final — a match viewed by some as the greatest ever. McEnroe’s legendary “You can not be serious!” rant occurred the following year in a match at the same tournament. Watch the trailer below:

The B.Elite shoes are available in various designs and colours for both men and women, to browse the collection on line click here.