Penfield started out in 1975 in Massachusetts making quality jackets and other outerwear clothing. 36 years on and Penfield are still producing the highest quality clothing around with its outdoor roots but its now appealing to a different market as well. Penfield is now seen as a fashion clothing brand selling jackets, shirts, jumpers, t shirts, accessories and other products through exclusive clothing stores and websites.
Penfield garments were originally designed to be worn in the outdoors and stand up to the demands of the weather climate in New England of heavy storms and strong winds but the products also needed to look good for the style conscious consumer. Fashion, function, practicality and durability have always been the key elements at Penfield.
In 1996 Noel Gallagher famously wore the Penfield Pac Jac Jacket at Oasis’s legendary Maine Road gig and Liam also used to sport a bit of Penfield gear. In 2010 Penfield re-issued the famous Pac Jac Jacket to celebrate their 35th anniversary and it proved to be very popular with shops and online stores selling out quickly.
Another area where Penfield has now become popular away from the outdoors and with Rock n Roll stars is with the Casual scene, the trendy lads who get dressed up on a Saturday afternoon to go to the match. The great design and excellent value for money of Penfield jackets has seen them become a much more favourable option to the overpriced Stone Island and CP Company clobber that used to be seen on the terraces up and down the country.
Students and fans of the Preppy look have also been attracted to Penfield clothing again this is probably down to the affordability and value for money of it.
Season after season the Penfield collection grows, from what started as just outerwear there’s now shirts, jumpers, t shirts, hats, bags and more obviously as well as jackets. New style jackets and coats are added to the collection each season but the classic styles such as the Kasson, Farlstad, Lockwood, Vassan, Pac Jac, Gibson etc always prove to be very popular still.
Another firm winter favourite from Penfield is now the Sanford Bobble Ski Hat. The rest of the clothing range is also now becoming popular with the fashion conscious young men across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
36 years on and Penfield is no fastly becoming one of the most popular brands around with stores all over the UK wanting a piece of the action and Penfield have to turn numerous down on a daily basis to keep distribution tight in order to now flood the market and kill the brand. With the design, quality and value for money you can see why Penfield is currently so desirable and with the likes of the Gallaghers wearing it over the years this just adds to the appeal of it to some people. Im sure in another 36 years time Penfield will still be going strong and their clothing will still be worn by those who have an eye for top clobber!!!!