Born in Islington, North London in 1975 Peter Werth has been part of the British menswear landscape for almost 40 years and has become synonymous with great British design, high quality contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories. From its foundations in knitwear during the early days and inspired by the sharper, more formal working class style tribes from the 1970s, the Peter Werth collection has evolved through outerwear, shirting, blazers and fine jersey wear into shoes, accessories and tailoring, all the time maintaining its signature of effortless style.
Founded by Peter Werth, the brand started off specialising in the production of men’s knitwear, made by factories in Leicester and Nottingham. The brand drew its early inspiration from the trend setting Italian knitwear brands and factories that were starting to make a name for themselves in London during the Swinging Sixties, the ones appropriated by the early Mods – the style conscious young modern jazz fans who dressed in sharp modern Italian clothes. Peter Werth’s early suiting with narrow lapels and tapered trousers, blazers and button down shirts reflected the look of this style tribe, and soon became the signature look for the brand. Never outlandish or loud, the look was always delivered with a sense of authority and understated style. Today this attitude remains the same.