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Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

September 28th 2022

The cut and contours of this, the PS Donegal Coat, will be familiar to most readers. So I’ll focus on the colour to begin with. This is our navy iteration, and it is primarily a large, 3x3 herringbone weave that a...

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

The cut and contours of this, the PS Donegal Coat, will be familiar to most readers. So I’ll focus on the colour to begin with. This is our navy iteration, and it is primarily a large, 3x3 herringbone weave that a...

CoatsSeptember 28th 2022

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Our next talk in London: Ethan Newton, October 25th

September 27th 2022

Our last evening talk with Tony Sylvester was so fun that we have a second one lined up - with Ethan Newton on Tuesday, October 25th. The Bryceland's founder is only in London for a few weeks, but we've found a date and...

Our next talk in London: Ethan Newton, October 25th

Our last evening talk with Tony Sylvester was so fun that we have a second one lined up - with Ethan Newton on Tuesday, October 25th. The Bryceland's founder is only in London for a few weeks, but we've found a date and...

September 27th 2022

Trousers: A sliding scale of formality

September 26th 2022

When we published our second capsule guide to trousers recently, there was a discussion in the comments as to their smartness - and a request for an article setting it out. Now, trousers vary in more than just their mat...

Trousers: A sliding scale of formality

When we published our second capsule guide to trousers recently, there was a discussion in the comments as to their smartness - and a request for an article setting it out. Now, trousers vary in more than just their mat...

TrousersSeptember 26th 2022

Seiji McCarthy bespoke shoes: East Meets East

September 23rd 2022

Seiji McCarthy is someone I've wanted to cover on PS ever since we hung out in Tokyo some six years ago. But with no prospect of travelling to Japan soon, I turned to local writer and friend Christopher Berry to visit Se...

Seiji McCarthy bespoke shoes: East Meets East

Seiji McCarthy is someone I've wanted to cover on PS ever since we hung out in Tokyo some six years ago. But with no prospect of travelling to Japan soon, I turned to local writer and friend Christopher Berry to visit Se...

ShoesSeptember 23rd 2022

The olive PS Trench is back

September 21st 2022

Three weeks ago, I received my new olive PS Trench Coat. I did have one years ago, but it was a size 3 and I’m definitely more of a 4. I also prefer the belt system on the new model. Wearing that coat over the pas...

The olive PS Trench is back

Three weeks ago, I received my new olive PS Trench Coat. I did have one years ago, but it was a size 3 and I’m definitely more of a 4. I also prefer the belt system on the new model. Wearing that coat over the pas...

CoatsSeptember 21st 2022

PS outerwear available to try - at William Crabtree

September 20th 2022

PS is planning to have a pop-up shop in London this autumn, but it won’t be until the beginning of November. So, in the interim, our friends at William Crabtree & Sons have kindly offered to host some of the n...

PS outerwear available to try - at William Crabtree

PS is planning to have a pop-up shop in London this autumn, but it won’t be until the beginning of November. So, in the interim, our friends at William Crabtree & Sons have kindly offered to host some of the n...

CoatsSeptember 20th 2022

Video: Tony Sylvester, style and subcultures

September 19th 2022

Can subcultures ever exist in this century the way they did in the last? Why are logos better on some clothes than others? Why do French men dress like happy Englishmen? When I introduced this talk with Tony Sylvester I...

Video: Tony Sylvester, style and subcultures

Can subcultures ever exist in this century the way they did in the last? Why are logos better on some clothes than others? Why do French men dress like happy Englishmen? When I introduced this talk with Tony Sylvester I...

StyleSeptember 19th 2022

Tommy & Giulio Caraceni: Modernising the Roman tailor

September 16th 2022

Tommy e Giulio Caraceni is one of the great tailors in Italy, but it’s fair to say they’re in a process of transition. The shop is run by Andrea Caraceni, grandson of Tommy. His father retired last year, and...

Tommy & Giulio Caraceni: Modernising the Roman tailor

Tommy e Giulio Caraceni is one of the great tailors in Italy, but it’s fair to say they’re in a process of transition. The shop is run by Andrea Caraceni, grandson of Tommy. His father retired last year, and...

SuitsSeptember 16th 2022

The three wardrobes that define my week 

September 14th 2022

Broadly speaking, I dress in one of three ways during the week. They are defined quite clearly (to simplify the process, as much as anything else) and represent three general levels of smartness. I know readers will be i...

The three wardrobes that define my week 

Broadly speaking, I dress in one of three ways during the week. They are defined quite clearly (to simplify the process, as much as anything else) and represent three general levels of smartness. I know readers will be i...

StyleSeptember 14th 2022

We’re coming to New York!

September 12th 2022

So this is exciting. For the first time, Permanent Style Presents is coming to New York. A mini version of the London pop-up shop, it will be led by Rubato and PS, with very special guest Fred Nieddu, aka Taillour. We wi...

We’re coming to New York!

So this is exciting. For the first time, Permanent Style Presents is coming to New York. A mini version of the London pop-up shop, it will be led by Rubato and PS, with very special guest Fred Nieddu, aka Taillour. We wi...

September 12th 2022

New colours in the Arran scarf and PS watch caps

September 9th 2022

The popular PS Watch Caps and exclusive Arran scarves from Begg & Co - introduced last year - have just been restocked on the PS Shop, with two additional colours. It was a real struggle last year to get things in on...

New colours in the Arran scarf and PS watch caps

The popular PS Watch Caps and exclusive Arran scarves from Begg & Co - introduced last year - have just been restocked on the PS Shop, with two additional colours. It was a real struggle last year to get things in on...

Hanks and scarves - HatsSeptember 9th 2022

If it's casual, then my top recommendation would be an olive, a mid-green. Navy is nice but a little smart. After that green I'd look to lighter browns, like this one here

The appeal of the cotton suit – bespoke from Elia Caliendo

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Aha, I see. Yes I think they could, true. To be honest I haven't seen that many donegals in coating bunches, but I haven't looked for a while. I'd go to W Bill, Holland & Sherry and Harrisons first off

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

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Hi Drew, Some worsteds can be OK for standalone trousers, but you want to avoid ones that are two smooth, or that basically look like the orphanned half of a suit. It's a lot to do with association.

Trousers and what they go with: A sliding scale of formality

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I'd pick depending on formality - the flannel is that much smarter. Consider which you're most likely to wear given how smartly you dress most of the time

Heavy brown Brisbane Moss cords

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Hi Butler, There's quite a lot of possibility there - think of it like jewellery. You can have very simple gold or silver links, or pearls, or you can do something more elaborate, with a coloured precious stone. I tend to prefer the former, as…

Richard Anderson tuxedo: Style breakdown

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Hi Larry, The pre-order was a one-off offer back in the spring. It's not a regular way we sell things. We're just sorting through all those pre-orders and seeing what we have left, then those coats will be put up for sale towards the end…

Introducing: The Herringbone Donegal Overcoat

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Latest Posts Continued

Pressing: An unsung art of bespoke tailoring (video)

September 7th 2022

The first time I saw a tailor use an iron to shape cloth, I was genuinely surprised. You wouldn’t think material would be able to be manipulated that much, using steam and pressure to turn a straight piece of canv...

Pressing: An unsung art of bespoke tailoring (video)

The first time I saw a tailor use an iron to shape cloth, I was genuinely surprised. You wouldn’t think material would be able to be manipulated that much, using steam and pressure to turn a straight piece of canv...

Suits - VideoSeptember 7th 2022

Black tops and tonal combinations under

September 5th 2022

In many ways, today's outfit is a natural extension of things we’ve been talking about recently. There was, back on August 12, our discussion about wearing all black , which has some bearing here. The outfit is no...

Black tops and tonal combinations under

In many ways, today's outfit is a natural extension of things we’ve been talking about recently. There was, back on August 12, our discussion about wearing all black , which has some bearing here. The outfit is no...

ShirtsSeptember 5th 2022

Bespoke Anto shirt: Tucked and untucked

September 2nd 2022

In the continuing vein of exploring sports shirts - casual, vintage-styled, often rayon or silk - I chatted a couple of months ago to my friend Jack Sepetjian, who runs Anto shirts in LA . I first got to know Jack when ...

Bespoke Anto shirt: Tucked and untucked

In the continuing vein of exploring sports shirts - casual, vintage-styled, often rayon or silk - I chatted a couple of months ago to my friend Jack Sepetjian, who runs Anto shirts in LA . I first got to know Jack when ...

ShirtsSeptember 2nd 2022

Coming up on the PS Shop this Autumn/Winter

August 31st 2022

At the beginning of each season recently (spring/summer, autumn/winter) we've been sending out summaries of upcoming products to PS Shop customers. These go to anyone on a waiting list for a product, and anyone that has ...

Coming up on the PS Shop this Autumn/Winter

At the beginning of each season recently (spring/summer, autumn/winter) we've been sending out summaries of upcoming products to PS Shop customers. These go to anyone on a waiting list for a product, and anyone that has ...

Coats - Hanks and scarvesAugust 31st 2022

Tailoring for travelling: tough, comfortable, plain

August 29th 2022

In our recent articles on menswear destinations in Rome, a couple of readers asked about the outfit I was wearing for beating around the hot city. The individual pieces should be pretty familiar: cotton double-breasted...

Tailoring for travelling: tough, comfortable, plain

In our recent articles on menswear destinations in Rome, a couple of readers asked about the outfit I was wearing for beating around the hot city. The individual pieces should be pretty familiar: cotton double-breasted...

Jackets - Socks and underwearAugust 29th 2022

Chez Dede: Andrea Ferolla and Daria Reina

August 26th 2022

Chez Dede is a lovely little multibrand shop in Rome. It sells clothing and accessories, books and furniture, including some familiar brands such as P. Le Moult and Camoshita. However, for me the most lovely thing about ...

Chez Dede: Andrea Ferolla and Daria Reina

Chez Dede is a lovely little multibrand shop in Rome. It sells clothing and accessories, books and furniture, including some familiar brands such as P. Le Moult and Camoshita. However, for me the most lovely thing about ...

Bags - Belts and walletsAugust 26th 2022

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My watches – eight years later

August 24th 2022

I buy watches in much the same way as I suggest other people buy tailoring. I have a small number, of high quality, which meet a range of needs - formalities, colours, and a little extra to keep things interesting. I w...

My watches – eight years later

I buy watches in much the same way as I suggest other people buy tailoring. I have a small number, of high quality, which meet a range of needs - formalities, colours, and a little extra to keep things interesting. I w...

August 24th 2022

Chato Lufsen: French vintage and modern recreations

August 22nd 2022

By Tony Sylvester From the kilo stores to the more specialised outlets, Paris is a city with an enviable array of vintage menswear options. This spring, Simon filed reports on two of the best. Le Vif in the 16th, with it...

Chato Lufsen: French vintage and modern recreations

By Tony Sylvester From the kilo stores to the more specialised outlets, Paris is a city with an enviable array of vintage menswear options. This spring, Simon filed reports on two of the best. Le Vif in the 16th, with it...

JacketsAugust 22nd 2022

Bocache & Salvucci, Rome: Bespoke shoes and much else 

August 19th 2022

Bocache & Salvucci was a bit of a surprise when I visited last month. I’d come across the shoemaker at Jean-Manuel Moreau, in Paris, and had assumed that in Rome I would find a small (because relatively unknow...

Bocache & Salvucci, Rome: Bespoke shoes and much else 

Bocache & Salvucci was a bit of a surprise when I visited last month. I’d come across the shoemaker at Jean-Manuel Moreau, in Paris, and had assumed that in Rome I would find a small (because relatively unknow...

Knitwear - ShoesAugust 19th 2022

Holiday snaps 2022: Illustrating versatile packing

August 17th 2022

In recent weeks you may have noticed comments have not been published quite as quickly as normal. That’s because I’ve been on holiday - in the north of Portugal, where my wife’s family is from. It&rsqu...

Holiday snaps 2022: Illustrating versatile packing

In recent weeks you may have noticed comments have not been published quite as quickly as normal. That’s because I’ve been on holiday - in the north of Portugal, where my wife’s family is from. It&rsqu...

Casual clothing - Glasses and jewelleryAugust 17th 2022

Come to a talk with Tony – and other things coming up

August 15th 2022

Over the next few months there will a handful of PS events and talks, which will hopefully provide some nice opportunities for us to get together after the long summer, and lead to some stimulating conversation. The fir...

Come to a talk with Tony – and other things coming up

Over the next few months there will a handful of PS events and talks, which will hopefully provide some nice opportunities for us to get together after the long summer, and lead to some stimulating conversation. The fir...

August 15th 2022

Wearing all black

August 12th 2022

I’ve been playing around with black so much in recent years (note, this is classic menswear - it’s years/decades, not weeks/months) that I thought I’d try out wearing nothing but black. This was during...

Wearing all black

I’ve been playing around with black so much in recent years (note, this is classic menswear - it’s years/decades, not weeks/months) that I thought I’d try out wearing nothing but black. This was during...

StyleAugust 12th 2022

Reader profile: Tim

August 10th 2022

Tim owns an antique luggage and travel accessories shop, and spends a lot of his time either in the store or on the road sourcing. His clothes are eminently practical, but they also speak of a love of old things, includi...

Reader profile: Tim

Tim owns an antique luggage and travel accessories shop, and spends a lot of his time either in the store or on the road sourcing. His clothes are eminently practical, but they also speak of a love of old things, includi...

Coats - DenimAugust 10th 2022

How Florence changed with the pandemic

August 8th 2022

“It was really eerie, Simon, with all the tourists gone." “I know that was the same everywhere," says Simone Abbarchi (above), "but seeing the Piazza della Signoria empty made it feel like we’d gone bac...

How Florence changed with the pandemic

“It was really eerie, Simon, with all the tourists gone." “I know that was the same everywhere," says Simone Abbarchi (above), "but seeing the Piazza della Signoria empty made it feel like we’d gone bac...

Shirts - ShoesAugust 8th 2022

Subtlety and drama: The appeal of the purple sock

August 5th 2022

Today’s article - a debut for someone I’ve long admired, Jason Jules - is an excellent example of why I like having these contributions on PS. I rarely wear contrast-coloured socks these days, particularly p...

Subtlety and drama: The appeal of the purple sock

Today’s article - a debut for someone I’ve long admired, Jason Jules - is an excellent example of why I like having these contributions on PS. I rarely wear contrast-coloured socks these days, particularly p...

Socks and underwearAugust 5th 2022

Atelier Bomba, Rome: Chic handmade tailoring

August 3rd 2022

Rome doesn’t have the menswear reputation of Milan, Florence or Naples. But there are some unusual little gems nestled in different parts of the city. One of the most interesting is Atelier Bomba. Started by Crist...

Atelier Bomba, Rome: Chic handmade tailoring

Rome doesn’t have the menswear reputation of Milan, Florence or Naples. But there are some unusual little gems nestled in different parts of the city. One of the most interesting is Atelier Bomba. Started by Crist...

Jackets - KnitwearAugust 3rd 2022

Denim

Reader profile: Tim

August 10th 2022

Tim owns an antique luggage and travel accessories shop, and spends a lot of his time either in the store or on the road sourcing. His clothes are eminently practical, but they also speak of a love of old things, includi...

Reader profile: Tim

Tim owns an antique luggage and travel accessories shop, and spends a lot of his time either in the store or on the road sourcing. His clothes are eminently practical, but they also speak of a love of old things, includi...

Coats - DenimAugust 10th 2022

What makes quality jeans – and should you care?

May 25th 2022

A reader commented recently (I paraphrase): “Why should I care about old jeans? They were all mass produced and basically the same.” There are a couple of things wrong with that. The first is that mass produc...

What makes quality jeans – and should you care?

A reader commented recently (I paraphrase): “Why should I care about old jeans? They were all mass produced and basically the same.” There are a couple of things wrong with that. The first is that mass produc...

DenimMay 25th 2022

Double denim – in new Anthology tweed jacket

January 19th 2022

Denim shirts can often be the saviour of classic menswear - adding an obvious casual, even democratic touch to tailoring . But when should you wear a denim shirt with jeans? When put on what is sometimes snidely, someti...

Double denim – in new Anthology tweed jacket

Denim shirts can often be the saviour of classic menswear - adding an obvious casual, even democratic touch to tailoring . But when should you wear a denim shirt with jeans? When put on what is sometimes snidely, someti...

Denim - JacketsJanuary 19th 2022

Reader Qs

Video chat: How to build a wardrobe from scratch

June 26th 2020

This is the third in our series of reader-question videos, with the subject this time being wardrobe building. Specifically: “I am building up a wardrobe from scratch. What do I buy first, and how much should I sp...

Video chat: How to build a wardrobe from scratch

This is the third in our series of reader-question videos, with the subject this time being wardrobe building. Specifically: “I am building up a wardrobe from scratch. What do I buy first, and how much should I sp...

Reader questions - VideoJune 26th 2020

Video chat: Going to a maker for the first time

May 25th 2020

I’m not sure we really answered the question in this chat. The idea of each of these videos is to take a frequently asked reader question, and then tackle it from every angle. Here the question was: ‘I&rsquo...

Video chat: Going to a maker for the first time

I’m not sure we really answered the question in this chat. The idea of each of these videos is to take a frequently asked reader question, and then tackle it from every angle. Here the question was: ‘I&rsquo...

Reader questions - VideoMay 25th 2020

Clothing Resources: Places to clean, alter and repair

September 5th 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the site is where I would recommend for getting suits altered - or knitwear repaired, or shoes resoled. I’ve been meaning to create a single page with all these rec...

Clothing Resources: Places to clean, alter and repair

One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the site is where I would recommend for getting suits altered - or knitwear repaired, or shoes resoled. I’ve been meaning to create a single page with all these rec...

Reader questionsSeptember 5th 2018

Factory Visits

How cordovan is made, at Horween tannery, Chicago

December 6th 2019

Why should you care about a factory visit? Why care what the place is like where something is made - compared to say, the quality of it or how to wear it? Does it matter whether the place is clean or dirty, old or new?...

How cordovan is made, at Horween tannery, Chicago

Why should you care about a factory visit? Why care what the place is like where something is made - compared to say, the quality of it or how to wear it? Does it matter whether the place is clean or dirty, old or new?...

Factory visits - ShoesDecember 6th 2019

Yves Salomon: re-using, remodelling fur

January 18th 2019

Following our discussion before Christmas about waste in the clothing industry, I was interested to learn about the remodelling and re-use of fur at Yves Salomon. Yves Salomon is one of the best fur workshops in the worl...

Yves Salomon: re-using, remodelling fur

Following our discussion before Christmas about waste in the clothing industry, I was interested to learn about the remodelling and re-use of fur at Yves Salomon. Yves Salomon is one of the best fur workshops in the worl...

Coats - Factory visitsJanuary 18th 2019

Frank Clegg, Fall River: Factory visit

January 2nd 2019

It’s not hard to spot an old mill town. Mills were large buildings and needed lots of light. In Britain, this often came in through so-called sawtooth roofs: a zig-zag shape that allowed windows to be placed in the...

Frank Clegg, Fall River: Factory visit

It’s not hard to spot an old mill town. Mills were large buildings and needed lots of light. In Britain, this often came in through so-called sawtooth roofs: a zig-zag shape that allowed windows to be placed in the...

Bags - Factory visitsJanuary 2nd 2019