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The Teba as substitute for a tailored jacket 

November 30th 2022

I don't think I've ever written about this jacket before, which is odd as I've had it a few years and wear it fairly often. It's the City Hunter 2 from The Armoury - their take on the traditional Spanish Teba jacket. I...

The Teba as substitute for a tailored jacket 

I don't think I've ever written about this jacket before, which is odd as I've had it a few years and wear it fairly often. It's the City Hunter 2 from The Armoury - their take on the traditional Spanish Teba jacket. I...

JacketsNovember 30th 2022

Latest Posts

A Dad in California: Styling with Davide of Ghiaia

November 28th 2022

In the past year Davide Baroncini, of knitwear brand Ghiaia, has been putting together and posting some looks that really resonate with me. Comfortable and relaxed, but with a really high taste level, they seem a long w...

A Dad in California: Styling with Davide of Ghiaia

In the past year Davide Baroncini, of knitwear brand Ghiaia, has been putting together and posting some looks that really resonate with me. Comfortable and relaxed, but with a really high taste level, they seem a long w...

KnitwearNovember 28th 2022

The steamy social experiment that is a PS party

November 25th 2022

I’ve learnt a couple of things about glass-fronted shops recently. One is they magnify heat: even on a cold day, an hour’s worth of afternoon sun heats up the space to an incredible degree. I’ve no ide...

The steamy social experiment that is a PS party

I’ve learnt a couple of things about glass-fronted shops recently. One is they magnify heat: even on a cold day, an hour’s worth of afternoon sun heats up the space to an incredible degree. I’ve no ide...

November 25th 2022

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual jacket

November 23rd 2022

In recent years, casual alternatives to the tailored jacket have become increasingly popular, and we've talked about a lot of them on PS. However, it's not always clear what's meant by different terms and types, or what...

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual jacket

In recent years, casual alternatives to the tailored jacket have become increasingly popular, and we've talked about a lot of them on PS. However, it's not always clear what's meant by different terms and types, or what...

Casual clothing - JacketsNovember 23rd 2022

Indulgent Shawl Cardigan back in stock, with new black

November 21st 2022

*NB: The black shawl actually has black-horn buttons, not light brown as in the sample shown.* After a good few weeks' delay, I'm pleased to say that the Indulgent Shawl-Collar Cardigan is finally back in stock - in a ne...

Indulgent Shawl Cardigan back in stock, with new black

*NB: The black shawl actually has black-horn buttons, not light brown as in the sample shown.* After a good few weeks' delay, I'm pleased to say that the Indulgent Shawl-Collar Cardigan is finally back in stock - in a ne...

KnitwearNovember 21st 2022

Crowley Vintage: Shopping a look

November 18th 2022

Crowley Vintage is a vintage shop in Brooklyn, New York with a more particular angle than most. We’ve talked in the past about different types of vintage - those that focus on older or newer, on rarity or thrift -...

Crowley Vintage: Shopping a look

Crowley Vintage is a vintage shop in Brooklyn, New York with a more particular angle than most. We’ve talked in the past about different types of vintage - those that focus on older or newer, on rarity or thrift -...

November 18th 2022

Introducing: The Fielding shearling coat

November 16th 2022

(NB: The Fielding is available to try in a couple of sizes in the PS pop-up, which runs from today until Saturday at 20 Savile Row. Details here.) Cromford Leather on London’s Chiltern Street make the most beautifu...

Introducing: The Fielding shearling coat

(NB: The Fielding is available to try in a couple of sizes in the PS pop-up, which runs from today until Saturday at 20 Savile Row. Details here.) Cromford Leather on London’s Chiltern Street make the most beautifu...

CoatsNovember 16th 2022

Video interview: Ethan Newton, Bryceland's

November 14th 2022

It's easy to forget that when Bryceland's first started, the idea was just to do tailoring. Six and half years later, on the eve of opening his third shop in London, Ethan Newton reflects with me on how far he and the br...

Video interview: Ethan Newton, Bryceland's

It's easy to forget that when Bryceland's first started, the idea was just to do tailoring. Six and half years later, on the eve of opening his third shop in London, Ethan Newton reflects with me on how far he and the br...

November 14th 2022

Our next talk – with Edward Sexton on December 12th

November 13th 2022

These talks - well, interviews - at Mortimer House seem to be going down really well. We've done two now, with Tony Sylvester and Ethan Newton, and the film of Ethan's interview will be up on Monday. There are some reall...

Our next talk – with Edward Sexton on December 12th

These talks - well, interviews - at Mortimer House seem to be going down really well. We've done two now, with Tony Sylvester and Ethan Newton, and the film of Ethan's interview will be up on Monday. There are some reall...

November 13th 2022

The Bores jacket from Chato Lufsen: Review

November 11th 2022

By Tony Sylvester Earlier this year, some readers may remember, I joined Simon and photographer Alex Natt on a jaunt to Paris . I spent the day investigating and chasing ghosts of the cult Parisian brand Arnys, visiting ...

The Bores jacket from Chato Lufsen: Review

By Tony Sylvester Earlier this year, some readers may remember, I joined Simon and photographer Alex Natt on a jaunt to Paris . I spent the day investigating and chasing ghosts of the cult Parisian brand Arnys, visiting ...

JacketsNovember 11th 2022

A guide to corduroy: Colours, wales, fibres, bunches

November 9th 2022

I’ve been buying and wearing more corduroy in recent years - including the new dark-brown jacket above, from Sartoria Ciardi . I think the reason is that if you’re not dressing for a formal office, worsted i...

A guide to corduroy: Colours, wales, fibres, bunches

I’ve been buying and wearing more corduroy in recent years - including the new dark-brown jacket above, from Sartoria Ciardi . I think the reason is that if you’re not dressing for a formal office, worsted i...

ClothNovember 9th 2022

Thank you Georgios. It's interesting, I do think the more casual clothes are the more style can depend on how you wear them and what you wear them with. This jacket is a little of a case in point. I wear these boots a lot…

The Teba as substitute for a tailored jacket 

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Hey Dan, It sounds like you're on the right lines, it all makes sense. I think with the mid-grey jacket it's just the photography. It does have more texture I can see, though for versatility I'd ideally want something a little woolier, a heavier more…

If you only had five jackets: A capsule collection

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Hmm, ok thanks Ram, good to know

A Dad in California: Styling with Davide of Ghiaia

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No, but I have tried the white and really like it. Very wide cut though, and come up big. I wear a small, had it slimmed a bit, and it's still very roomy

Indulgent Shawl Cardigan back in stock, with new black

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"This means they might not be for denim purists, as they won’t fade in the same way as raw or unsanforised jeans." For fellow readers who shy away from the once-washed rubato denim: I am no denim head, but during the last year I tried…

Hob-nail boots, pince-nez and Rubato denim – at the pop party

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Great article Simon and a cracking Speedmaster. This is one I hadn't seen before, I'm no watch expert nor primary enthusiast, like you though I do appreciate a nice watch, mainly from a design point of view. This 70's obscurity is a really cool one,…

My new watch: Why I bought a seventies Speedmaster

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Double brown: Just a touch less subtle

November 7th 2022

I think there's a useful variable in considerations of how we dress that we haven't talked about explicitly before: how subtle or showy clothes are. I might write a longer piece on it at some point, but I think it's esse...

Double brown: Just a touch less subtle

I think there's a useful variable in considerations of how we dress that we haven't talked about explicitly before: how subtle or showy clothes are. I might write a longer piece on it at some point, but I think it's esse...

Knitwear - StyleNovember 7th 2022

Come to pop-up drinks – and other updates

November 5th 2022

The string of pop-ups we announced a couple of weeks ago opens in 10 days time, on Wednesday November 16th, at number 20 Savile Row. That evening we will have our usual, casual but always fun drinks in the shop. Please c...

Come to pop-up drinks – and other updates

The string of pop-ups we announced a couple of weeks ago opens in 10 days time, on Wednesday November 16th, at number 20 Savile Row. That evening we will have our usual, casual but always fun drinks in the shop. Please c...

November 5th 2022

A little PS redesign

November 4th 2022

So, you’ll probably have noticed that we’ve had a slight refresh on PermanentStyle.com. There is a new colour scheme, a new font, and various other little tweaks and updates. The important thing to say first...

A little PS redesign

So, you’ll probably have noticed that we’ve had a slight refresh on PermanentStyle.com. There is a new colour scheme, a new font, and various other little tweaks and updates. The important thing to say first...

November 4th 2022

Why do people turn up (or cuff) their jeans?

November 2nd 2022

Almost every time I've featured jeans in recent months, someone has asked about turn-ups. So I thought it was worth a dedicated post I could point people to going forward. Interestingly, I think the reason it's coming u...

Why do people turn up (or cuff) their jeans?

Almost every time I've featured jeans in recent months, someone has asked about turn-ups. So I thought it was worth a dedicated post I could point people to going forward. Interestingly, I think the reason it's coming u...

DenimNovember 2nd 2022

Best of Autumn/Winter 2022: J Press, RM Williams, ALD

October 31st 2022

L’Impermeabile gilet, at John Simons £435 This lightly waxed gilet, particularly in the pale beige colour, is reminiscent of the Eddie Bauer style that has become popular in recent years. It’s 100% cott...

Best of Autumn/Winter 2022: J Press, RM Williams, ALD

L’Impermeabile gilet, at John Simons £435 This lightly waxed gilet, particularly in the pale beige colour, is reminiscent of the Eddie Bauer style that has become popular in recent years. It’s 100% cott...

Coats - KnitwearOctober 31st 2022

The dilemma of associations

October 28th 2022

By André Larnyoh If you know the photographer Alex Natt (above), you’ll know that he has his own somewhat distinct uniform: a loose oxford shirt, wide jeans or chinos, well-worn cordovan loafers and a baseba...

The dilemma of associations

By André Larnyoh If you know the photographer Alex Natt (above), you’ll know that he has his own somewhat distinct uniform: a loose oxford shirt, wide jeans or chinos, well-worn cordovan loafers and a baseba...

StyleOctober 28th 2022

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A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

October 26th 2022

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that...

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that...

TrousersOctober 26th 2022

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

October 24th 2022

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium .) I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we ...

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium .) I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we ...

Casual clothing - DenimOctober 24th 2022

This year’s pop-up: A whole calendar of events

October 21st 2022

Our 10th ‘Permanent Style presents’ pop-up this autumn will be a little different. Rather than having one event, there will be a rolling series of PS-friendly shops in the same space. Starting in mid-November...

This year’s pop-up: A whole calendar of events

Our 10th ‘Permanent Style presents’ pop-up this autumn will be a little different. Rather than having one event, there will be a rolling series of PS-friendly shops in the same space. Starting in mid-November...

October 21st 2022

Doek tennis shoes: How great things age

October 19th 2022

I have had these Doek canvas trainers - what could usefully be called tennis shoes - for five years. They have been worn once or twice a week, every week, during that period. So hundreds of times. With bare feet in the ...

Doek tennis shoes: How great things age

I have had these Doek canvas trainers - what could usefully be called tennis shoes - for five years. They have been worn once or twice a week, every week, during that period. So hundreds of times. With bare feet in the ...

ShoesOctober 19th 2022

Reader profile: Shun

October 17th 2022

With the PS reader profiles, we’re always looking to add something different - a different style, a different age, hopefully at some point a different location. Although Shun’s love of classic menswear will ...

Reader profile: Shun

With the PS reader profiles, we’re always looking to add something different - a different style, a different age, hopefully at some point a different location. Although Shun’s love of classic menswear will ...

Casual clothing - JacketsOctober 17th 2022

Cashmere Rugby restock, with navy

October 14th 2022

The Cashmere Rugby - our reintroduction of the classic four-ply quality of Scottish polo - has just been restocked. A dark navy has been added to last year's flannel grey, covering pretty much all the bases for a slight...

Cashmere Rugby restock, with navy

The Cashmere Rugby - our reintroduction of the classic four-ply quality of Scottish polo - has just been restocked. A dark navy has been added to last year's flannel grey, covering pretty much all the bases for a slight...

KnitwearOctober 14th 2022

My new watch: Why I bought a seventies Speedmaster

October 12th 2022

Back in August, I wrote an article with some reflections on my watch collection, and mentioned that I was thinking of replacing my IWC Portugieser with a steel sports watch. I also asked horologically minded readers what...

My new watch: Why I bought a seventies Speedmaster

Back in August, I wrote an article with some reflections on my watch collection, and mentioned that I was thinking of replacing my IWC Portugieser with a steel sports watch. I also asked horologically minded readers what...

Glasses and jewelleryOctober 12th 2022

Wear loafers with jeans

October 10th 2022

In the hyper-casual world we’re living in, any opportunity to add a little smartness to everyday clothing should be grabbed with both hands. One of the most effective ways to do this, I’m finding, is wearing ...

Wear loafers with jeans

In the hyper-casual world we’re living in, any opportunity to add a little smartness to everyday clothing should be grabbed with both hands. One of the most effective ways to do this, I’m finding, is wearing ...

Denim - ShoesOctober 10th 2022

Women and clothes: An interview with Emilie Hawtin

October 7th 2022

It’s not uncommon to hear men complain that they don’t know what to wear anymore, particularly to the office. Or that there aren’t any good mid-market brands, just cheap high-street and high-end luxury....

Women and clothes: An interview with Emilie Hawtin

It’s not uncommon to hear men complain that they don’t know what to wear anymore, particularly to the office. Or that there aren’t any good mid-market brands, just cheap high-street and high-end luxury....

StyleOctober 7th 2022

My Anderson & Sheppard cord suit: How great things age

October 5th 2022

This Anderson & Sheppard jacket is part of a suit I had made over 10 years ago. When I wrote back in January about my ‘ favourite clothes ever ’, I named it my favourite ever piece of bespoke. It is the...

My Anderson & Sheppard cord suit: How great things age

This Anderson & Sheppard jacket is part of a suit I had made over 10 years ago. When I wrote back in January about my ‘ favourite clothes ever ’, I named it my favourite ever piece of bespoke. It is the...

JacketsOctober 5th 2022

Denim

Why do people turn up (or cuff) their jeans?

November 2nd 2022

Almost every time I've featured jeans in recent months, someone has asked about turn-ups. So I thought it was worth a dedicated post I could point people to going forward. Interestingly, I think the reason it's coming u...

Why do people turn up (or cuff) their jeans?

Almost every time I've featured jeans in recent months, someone has asked about turn-ups. So I thought it was worth a dedicated post I could point people to going forward. Interestingly, I think the reason it's coming u...

DenimNovember 2nd 2022

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

October 24th 2022

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium .) I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we ...

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium .) I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we ...

Casual clothing - DenimOctober 24th 2022

Wear loafers with jeans

October 10th 2022

In the hyper-casual world we’re living in, any opportunity to add a little smartness to everyday clothing should be grabbed with both hands. One of the most effective ways to do this, I’m finding, is wearing ...

Wear loafers with jeans

In the hyper-casual world we’re living in, any opportunity to add a little smartness to everyday clothing should be grabbed with both hands. One of the most effective ways to do this, I’m finding, is wearing ...

Denim - ShoesOctober 10th 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