Peter Werth Autumn 2012 Collection
Channelling classic British style, the latest menswear collection from Peter Werth manages to incorporate both vintage and consciously modern notes to form a unique character that embodies the ethos behind the brand.
The collection is grounded in timeless pieces – suits, jackets and knitwear form a classic foundation that, with the appropriate layering, could create an outfit for any weather. The majority of the outfits shown in the lookbook feature traditional shirt and blazer combinations paired with separate trousers for an everyday, smart look that creates an easy template for solid, simple style.
There is a strong vintage influence within the collection, with corduroy and flannel being teamed with dogtooth patterns and gingham checks for a textured, aged aesthetic. However, this vintage styling is contrasted with modern detailing. Asymmetrical buttoning on shirts and colour block techniques give the collection a contemporary appeal, whilst geometric patterned knitwear bridges this divide by harking back to classic patterned pieces whilst still maintaining a modern edge.
The collection is notable for the way it dresses down smarter pieces in order to make them more accessible for younger customers – sweatshirts replace knitwear, which is typically seen under smart casual blazers, with bomber jackets and parkas also prevalent. Emblematic of this attitude is the collection’s flannel trousers – coming in a classic jeans cut, the brand have renovated a piece that is conventionally thought of as ‘stuffy’ and a little old fashioned.
Overall, Peter Werth’s current collection draws from both the classic and the contemporary to create a range that reflects the brand and the style of the current modern man.