A casual buy no. 27


Winter is more or less here, and it’s time for long sleeved shirts. As I was looking in my wardrobe I noticed I have a surplus of long sleeved check shirts. Granted they are very smart check shirts, but too much of one style. So, I set out a few weeks ago to what is frankly the finest menswear shop in Brighton and Hove, Peggs & Son, to see what alternatives there are to counter my check addiction.

And the answer is denim, smart, well-made denim long sleeved shirts. I left Peggs with two shirts, each from two of the finest youngish brands out there – YMC (You Must Create), and Universal Works. YMC were formed by Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins in London in 1995, and have been, er, creating quality clothing for discerning dressers ever since. New kids on the block Universal Works are the brainchild of David Keyte, who worked for Paul Smith for many years before releasing his first collection under this, his own label, in Autumn/Winter 2009.

It’s great that Peggs stock such labels here on the south coast, and it’s even better they’re comfortably off the high street, as internet shopping takes away the physical fun of the hunt, and the high street is, well, the high street – whopper central. Of course visiting the actual shop also allows you to find the perfect fit before parting with your hard earned. Check it out.


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2 Responses to “A casual buy no. 27”

  1. 19sixtysix Says:

    Serious question – what do you match a denim shirt up with trouserwise?

  2. The Hovian Says:

    Even darker denim jeans, raw denim is best


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