perfect cardigan

A quick update on the Finagon cardigan we designed with John Smedley. (Made to be the perfect layer under tailoring – more details here).

The offer of free shipping on any order will run out on Thursday, so you have two days left to take advantage. Use the code FINFREEPOST when purchasing on the Smedley website

We have also expanded the pre-order list. Due to the high level of demand, a few of the colours have sold out in most sizes – racing green, plum, soot and indigo. These will all be replenished in the next few weeks, but will then be distributed around Smedley outlets, including the website. To guarantee a Finagon in your size and colour, contact [email protected] This list was previously only available for racing green, but has now been expanded to cover the other three colours. 

You will be required to pay in advance, but you can take advantage of the FINFREEPOST code, even after Thursday. Just include in your email the fact that you are a Permanent Style reader. 

Finally, the great menswear standards – navy and grey – are still available in all sizes. I recommend silver rather than charcoal: it’s more versatile and appropriate for both formal and casual combinations.

Thanks everyone for your support.

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Thank you for your blog! It’s a daily source of inspiration. And I hope that you might be able to give me a propper advice.

I am in my mid 30s, a teacher in a rural area in Germany and most of my colleagues do not care much about their appearance. In order not to look to alienlike, I now skipped the tie when wearing – what you call it – real trousers. In the fall I am now at trousers, shirt, knitwear and dark brown shoes. What do I still lack is a proper headgear, because a hat would yet again seem to far away. However, since I have a bald head, I’m desperately looking for something appropriate as the days are getting colder.

What would you suggest?

Alexander Nymberg

Hi Simon,

I’m sure you’ve got this question before but nevertheless: which colour of the Finagon are you wearing on the picture? Indigo or Midnight?

Thank you for a great blogg!



Dear Simon,
will the Finagon cardigan come back in F/W 16?



Hi Simon

It seems the Finagon has now been discontinued, sadly, and replaced by the ‘classic fit’ Stavely. Any comment re the difference in fit. If anyone knows where I can get a small Finagon in midnight navy blue please let me know!