Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 25th 2019
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No post today, but I would like to say a big thanks to all PS readers for a wonderful year.

This year the Symposium went from strength to strength, with talks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York.

We had our biggest readership totals ever, with yearly readers topping 1 million for the first time - and monthly hits above 600k, also for the first time.

Our sixth book came out - The Sartorial Travel Guide - and the readers special edition sold out in days.

And most importantly over 150 articles were read, shared and commented upon, and seemed to create value for everyone.

Have a wonderful holiday, and try not to buy too much in the sales.


Pictured, of course, is my Cifonelli velvet jacket from this recent post. Photography by Milad Abedi


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Thanks to you for the great time you allowed us to spend on your website into the menswear’s world.
Enjoy the Christmas Mr. Crompton.


Dear Simon,

a joyful Christmas to you and to your loved ones!



Happy Christmas Simon.Looking forward to your 2020 posts.


Dear Simon, merry Xmas to you and your family and a healthy and prosperous 2020!

Best wishes,


A wonderful site, thank you. My best wishes and Merry Christmas for you all!


Merry Christmas to you as well, Simon.

(Speaking of the sales, and inspired by the picture, does anyone have a lead on a decent RTW dinner jacket?)


Have a great Christmas Simon and a wonderful 2020.

Evan Everhart

A Very Merry Christmas, Simon, to you and yrs!

My you be blessed in the coming year and continue to find fulfillment in yr work, as I believe we all do, in different ways!

What you are doing here, is fascinating, and quite different, and thank you for that!

Thanks again!

-Sincerely Yrs,



Dear Simon,

A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! And thank you for the wonderful posts — elegantly written and presented, and full of insights and useful suggestions!

Alf Billingham

Hi Simon,

Just adding to what I assume are the many who congratulated you on a superb set of opinions, taste pointers, and generally above average suggestions.

Unfortunately, because of mobility issues, I’m unable to travel to the extent I’d like, but it’s chaps such as yourself that enable me to keep my finger on the pulse and maintain my love of interesting and decent clothing.

If I could ask your indulgence on one clothing matter. For some time I’ve been interested in what I think are referred to as M-65 jackets or similar style configurations. Could you advise me where I might find the best selection of this type of military jacket, it would be greatly appreciated if at all possible Simon, many thanks.



Merry Christmas, Simon.
Best wishes for the new year for your and your loved ones.


Merry Christmas to you as well, Simon. I look forward to poring over PS in the coming year.


Congrats on a great year, and all the best for 2022. Also I really love your look in this post’s photo.