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.