Several readers in the past few weeks have expressed a wish to meet up somewhere, to swap tailoring anecdotes and get some of those damned reader questions answered a little quicker.

As a first, tentative step towards such a gathering, Permanent Style will be hijacking the Armoury trunk show next Friday evening, the 28th. The Hong Kong store will be in town showcasing the work of Florentine tailor Liverano & Liverano and Austrian shoemaker Saint Crispin’s. I’ve written about both craftspeople on The Rake recently – see links here and here – and they are definitely worth a look. I’m particularly interested in Saint Crispin’s unique approach to fitting.

The gathering will start at 6:30pm and last until 8:30pm, at which point we may disperse or find a suitable pub nearby. The venue will be The Rook & Raven gallery, where the Armoury trunk shows are held, which is on Rathbone Place, a stone’s throw from Tottenham Court Road tube. The Armoury will very kindly be providing some drinks.

I look forward to seeing a few of you there.
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James Marwood

Is that this coming Friday, the 21st?

Ahmed Sajeel

Too bad, I’m on quite the other side of the globe 🙁

goga kamxadze

very good post


I say, Crompie old bean, I’ve had a spot of trouble with your website since the Savile Row post from the 17th. Side image advertisements are not displaying, nor links to earlier posts.

Ahmed Sajeel

Humbled, thank you


Belay my last. Trouble seems confined to Internet Explorer–so probably a local configuration issue. Mozilla Firefox working fine. Sorry to bother.

Sir Fopling Flutter

Do you need an RSVP for the drinks? I’ll plan to be there.