The PS talks are back – with Luke Walker of LEJ

Monday, August 28th 2023
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A new season of talks is starting this Autumn, following the same format as the four we held last year - with Ethan Newton, Tony Sylvester, Jamie Ferguson and Rubato.

The evenings at Mortimer House were immensely enjoyable, with around 50 readers gathering for drinks on the top floor of Mortimer, gazing out over London. Afterwards they sat patiently and interestedly (as only a PS reader does) while we discussed the intricacies of menswear.

Our next talk will be on Friday, September 29 with Luke Walker, designer and founder of the brand LEJ.

I'm excited about this one because Luke is not a typical classic-menswear interviewee. He went to fashion school, he designed for Lanvin and Dunhill, before then working at Drake's and starting LEJ. He has a particularly broad perspective, bringing in the wide world of fashion to our little niche. I'm looking forward to discussing the differences and divergences.

As with last year, please register to attend the talk by emailing [email protected]. We need a list for Mortimer House, and have a cap of 50 people.

For everyone around the world who can't attend, it will be filmed and published on PS, again as with the previous talks.

See you all there.

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Is Manish one of the models on the LEJ website? If so, does he and/or Permanent Style have a commercial relationship, e.g. PR or promotion, with the brand?

david rl fan

Hi simon,

it’s 125 grams, you’ll be able to tell me mostly easily, is that very very light, like 3-5 oz? On the lej site it also says Manish is wearing a Medium, how tall is he for comparison,

this might be a bit much to ask but does the pocket also look huge? Or is that part of the very relaxed style?


Hello Simon, if you had to build a wardrobe from scratch as a 25-30 years old man (smart casual style). What would it contain? And in which brand would you invest?


when I went to the homepage of LEJ, the quite similar homepage of S.E.H Kelly. Sprang into my mind. I find their design quite interesting but am not sure if it is too far off the middle ground. Any chance that you will review S.E.H Kelly in the future?
Kr Markus

David Lilienfeld

Are there any tailors in London not on Savile Row that you recommend/see as style innovators or represent value?


Hi Simon, did this talk place? If so, will there be a recording? Also I thought that LEJ was going to be part of your pop up – did plans change? thanks,