Archive

June 2017

Special order of Friday Polos - including XS and XXL

Wearing black (in a sports jacket)

Stivaleria Savoia: Bespoke shoemaker, Milan

Drape and extended shoulders: The Disguisery

A Lange & Sohne watches: Factory visit

How a hand-sewn alligator strap is made

D'Avino linen shirts - in denim, oatmeal and green

The Style Guide: accessories style, as more stockists announced

Stoffa suede flight jacket - Review

Our Summer Top 10

Charvet bespoke shirt: Review

Clothing shows we care


May 2017

Olive covert-cloth suit, from Sartoria Vergallo

Marcus Malmborg: Eidos made-to-measure in London

Anglo-Italian: Jake Grantham and Alex Pirounis open in London

Ludovic Lunetier - bespoke glasses, Brussels

The perfect wedding suit

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide

Short-sleeve Friday Polos are back!

Shirting mills and brands explained

Summer colours: Tobacco and tan

The guide to summer trouser cloths

No Symposium this summer. (Boooo!)

Bigi ties - Milan workshop

Shorts, slubs and natural colours: My pieces from No Man Walks Alone

Seven levels of formality

Blamo!

My Corthays - colours, issues and pleasures


April 2017

Ambrosi ready-to-wear trousers

Battle Hymn

Style Guide - the partners shoot

Japanese craft in Kyoto: Hosoo, Kaikado, Kohchosai Kosuga

Designing bespoke glasses - General Eyewear, London

The versatile outerwear of The Workers Club

Skoaktiebolaget and Stoffa in How To Spend It

The vintage feel of Tie Your Tie (and Sevenfold, Kenji Kaga...)

Trunk shows coming up, around the world...

How to buy 'The Style Guide'

US book launch - at The Armoury, New York

Bespoke double-breasted denim jacket - from Cifonelli, Paris

P Johnson: Contemporary, made-to-measure tailoring

'The Style Guide': Wearing texture in a jacket


March 2017

Coherence: Vintage-inspired Japanese outerwear

The state of British manufacturing: A debate at Private White

Super Trunk coming to London

Sartoria Ciccio: Noriyuki Ueki, bespoke tailor, Japan

'The Style Guide' to launch at Fenwick of Bond Street

Cavalry twill for trousers

Friday Polo and Finest Knitwear update

Brand round-up: R. Culturi, Mes Chaussettes Rouges, Private White, Pochette Square, The Morning Company

How to stretch your sweaters (properly)

Stòffa: Beautiful, refined, made-to-measure (and now in London)

Robb Report: The beauty of bags, and Japanese artisans

The Finest Knitwear - now available online

Superfines: The story of refining wool

Baudoin & Lange, Luca Faloni, Hanger Project and Begg: PS favourites in the pop-up

General Eyewear: bespoke and ready-made glasses, Camden

British manufacturing: A talk at Private White

Fox Brothers vintage cloth - available in the pop-up

Savile Row pop-up shop: The opening party

The Armoury: Do you know about the trousers?


February 2017

Codis Maya enamel cufflinks and jewellery

Honorific: The Permanent Style valet stand

We're open!

Introducing: The Finest Knitwear

Kimonos and their silk: Bespoke at Motoji, Tokyo

Satoki Kawai of Sartoria Cresent: bespoke tailor, Milan

Building a wardrobe: Shoes

Cromford: Leather jacket alterations and bespoke

Pop-up shop: The brands and the opening party

Signor Francesco: bespoke tailor, Toronto

The Friday Polos are back in stock

482,000 and counting

Well this is exciting

The Dunhill archive


January 2017

Video: Evening wear at the Huntsman dinner

Corduroy suit from Sartoria Pirozzi, Naples

The 'Guide to Cloth' microsite

Huntsman dinner: The reader outfits

Huntsman dinner: The evolution of formal wear

The guide to cloth: Weaves and designs

Mark Cho of The Armoury on independent retail

Retailers Symposium: The discussion

Retailers Symposium: The party pics

Brown in town: Donegal-tweed suit, Dalcuore

Retailers Symposium: The speakers

How great things age: Cleverley Russian-reindeer monks

Harris Tweed waistcoat, Richard James

Building a wardrobe: Neapolitan tailoring

The sweater over the shoulders

The importance of fit


December 2016

Private White VC - Factory visit

Staples for a hot climate - Reader question

Double-breasted flannel suit - with pink and green

Saint Crispin's: Relasting, boots and US activities

Japanese trouser makers: Osaku and Igarashi

Graham Browne Christmas sale 2016

How sartorial principles can apply to casual clothing

My seasonal selection on No Man Walks Alone

Cover story in Plaza Uomo

Ludwig Reiter shoes - Factory visit

Come to dinner at Huntsman

'Snob' Tailoring book republished

Unstructured casentino coat - Rubinacci x The Rake

The PS square scarf is back! (With new colours and a bit of brass)

Esquire names me one of the 10 most influential of 2016

Come to the next Symposium: The future of independent shops

Update: the Trunk Show calendar


November 2016

The cap

Japanese shoemakers: Yohei Fukuda, Marquess, Yuki Shirahama

Brand round-up: Alexander Kraft, Loic et Gil, Christian Kimber, Asket

Review: Craftsman Co made-to-measure suede jacket

Sasuke: Master Japanese knife-maker, Sakai, Osaka

Video: The Young Tailors Symposium

Stephen Temkin of Leon Drexler custom hats, Toronto

A pale-grey jacket with green corduroy

The A-Z of cloth

Collaboration: Made-to-order Lavabre Cadet gloves

The style experience of George Wang

Ethan Newton's Tokyo store - Bryceland's Co

Interview: Brunello Cucinelli on formal/informal style


October 2016

The guide to worsted suitings

Brussels craft event

Wearing a grey linen shirt - or the virtues of grey with green

Ortus bespoke leather goods, Tokyo

Luca Faloni knitwear - a high-quality staple

Japanese tailors: Anglofilo, Sartoria Domenica, Vick Tailor and Pecora Ginza

The guide to jacketings

The Permanent Style trunk show

Friday Polos available again - with new brown colour!

Video: Edward Green shoes being made in Northampton

Ferdinando Caraceni double-breasted cotton jacket

Repairing, darning and reviving cashmere: Love Cashmere, Hawick

Interview: John Happ of Alden, and the danger of fashion

Sartoria Pirozzi at E Marinella, and the 'three-way' suit

Ballantyne/Berk cashmere available again


September 2016

Japanese retail and the growth of bespoke

The basics of selecting cloth

Introducing: The Guide to Cloth

Gaziano & Girling bespoke loafers (and the beauty of refinement)

Cerrato bespoke trousers, Naples

Serge Amoruso leather goods, Paris

Gaziano & Girling celebrate 10 years

Introducing: The trunk show calendar

How to talk to a tailor

D'Avino in London

The corduroy suit

Permanent Style trunk show: Heurtault, Amoruso, Cerrato, Lavabre Cadet

Summer dressing in Robb Report; tailors and SMN in How to Spend It

Chapal made-to-measure leather jacket, Paris

Ayres Goncalo: bespoke tailor, Porto

Five double-breasted styles compared


August 2016

The tailors I have known

Chinos, loafers and a sports jacket (or sweater)

A very modern cut: Kotaro Miyahira of Sartoria Corcos, Florence

Why I don't wear braces

A lapis-blue linen jacket for summer

AW Bauer & Co - bespoke tailor, Stockholm

How to respond to criticism

Navy

Richard James bespoke tailoring

The suede blouson for travel

Johnston's of Elgin: Factory visit

Manning & Manning suit - with an Italian Background

Book review - The Suit: Form, Function and Style

Holiday snaps: Linen bomber, cotton trousers, espadrilles


July 2016

Suit Style 4: Flattering the tall and the short

How to dress pale colours for summer

Coarse vs fine cottons in tailoring

Bennett Winch bags: Luxury canvas

The appeal of the cotton suit - bespoke from Elia Caliendo

Combining smart and casual clothing

The best fit yet: Stefano Bemer tobacco-suede oxfords

Introducing: The short-sleeved Friday Polo

Modern running brands: Tracksmith, Soar, Iffley Road

Interview: Gregor Thissen, Scabal

Dege & Skinner finished tobacco-linen suit

The Permanent Style cufflinks

How to use the new website


June 2016

The Sagan loafers are ready, from Baudoin & Lange

Suit style 3: The double breasted

Video: A hand-sewn wallet, from start to finish

Video: Cycling and style

Dalcuore bespoke brown Crispaire suit

The Young Tailors Symposium - discussion

The Young Tailors Symposium - filming on the roof

The Pitti of silly walks

How to dress for summer - Reader question

Charvet bespoke shirts, Paris

Brand round-up: Inhedited, Coast Society, J Hopenstand, Cavesson's

The Sagan: A high-end Belgian loafer from Allan Baudoin

Levi's bespoke jeans - Update and 501st pair

The Holland & Sherry cloths I have known

Dege & Skinner tobacco linen suit


May 2016

Colour combinations, from casual to formal

Young tailors take over Instagram!

Suit style 2: The single breasted

Saint Crispin's shoes - Review

Sky-blue tweed jacket from Steven Hitchock

Simonnot-Godard handkerchiefs

Black suede shoes, and cream knitwear

Trousers to wear with grey jackets - Reader question

The Young Tailors Symposium at Pitti Uomo

Drakes made-to-order ties

My favourite pieces on No Man Walks Alone

The style and tradition of Dege & Skinner

Introducing the new Permanent Style

Suits through the decades: Bryan Manning on costume

Maison Bourgeat - finished bespoke glasses

My 10 style commandments

Scabal: Why make your own swatch books?

Philippe Atienza, bespoke shoemaker, Paris


April 2016

Suit style 1: The difference between bespoke, made-to-measure and ready-to-wear

Foster & Son bespoke shoes: Review

Video: Quality and craft, an interview at LeatherFoot, Toronto

Manning & Manning bespoke tailoring

James Smith & Son umbrellas, London

The Rake collaborations

How to wear trainers - 1: What to buy

Edward Sexton long overcoat - finished

Seraphin leather jackets - factory visit

Your next sports jacket: Oatmeal cashmere from Elia Caliendo

Book signing at the Opening of LeatherFoot, Toronto

Frank Clegg bags - five years later

Interviews in Sharp and Mr magazines

Florence: A sartorial shopping guide

Escorial jacket: The modernity of muted colours

I work in an office


March 2016

Drake's soft, stylish jackets

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury visit the US

Final bespoke gilet, Davide Taub at Gieves & Hawkes

Santa Maria Novella, Florence - the factory and the quality

Friday Polos - it's down to the last few...

Book signing in Toronto, Canada

How wide should my jacket lapels be?

How I get dressed in the morning

Lavabre Cadet glove maker, Paris-Millau

Bespoke suede jacket - Cifonelli

Friday Polo - update on latest batch

Seraphin leather jackets, Paris

Which house style suits your body shape?

Book signing at Paul Stuart, New York

The Friday Polo - next batch available


February 2016

Salvatore Ambrosi trousers - review

The 10 rakish men... have lunch

Air force (RAF) blue flannel suit: Whitcomb & Shaftesbury

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide

Sheep to shop - Private White in Manchester

BTBA dinner: The best-dressed men in black tie

The bespoke tailors dinner: an homage

Which office are you? (Or, a sliding scale of formality)

The stories of Lock & Co hatters

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury final suit - great value bespoke

Cartoon by Mr Slowboy

Sartoria Dalcuore bespoke, brown high-twist suit

How to Spend It: Buyers' style at Pitti

Brands review III: Son of a Tailor, d'Alembert, SAAL, Aether sunglasses

The history and families of fragrance

Floris bespoke perfume


January 2016

Commuting by bike - what to keep in the office

New York book signing - please come!

Edward Sexton long, grey overcoat

Accessories Symposium: The debate

Accessories Symposium: Our speakers

Scarf outfits: Solito, Cifonelli, Anderson & Sheppard

The Accessories Symposium, Pitti Uomo

Video: How to tie a scarf

What is sprezzatura?

If you only had five handkerchiefs - a capsule collection

Video: The Tailoring Symposium

Maison Bourgeat - bespoke glasses, Paris

The in-between (pub, weekend) jacket from Stile Latino


December 2015

Stile Latino grey double-breasted coat

Nineteen of our squares left... (and the virtues of pale-grey flannel)

Interview: Pier-Luigi Loro Piana

Heurtault umbrellas, Paris

The Accessories Symposium: Drake's, Begg, Simonnot-Godard...

Are you for sale?

Jean-Claude Colban, Charvet

Stockholm: A sartorial shopping guide

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury - first fitting

A 2015 Christmas list

Edward Sexton flannel - When to wear a suit

Best of British book launch - at Anderson & Sheppard

Paris, Mr Porter, and Dalcuore visiting London

Making a bespoke suede jacket


November 2015

Permanent Style square - 50 left

Best of British: Buy your personalised copy

Clothing is not important

Final Camps de Luca grey suit

Video: How to press suit trousers

How to wear the PS square scarf

The 10 Most Rakish Men

Cleverley bespoke sample sale - one day only

Introducing: the PS square scarf

Get ahead on Instagram

Review: The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear

The benefits of building a shoe wardrobe - new Edward Green site

Video: How to press a jacket

Teaser: Permanent Style scarf collaboration

What is quality? What about design? - Stockholm book launch


October 2015

Double-breasted checks, and cream trousers

Viccel over-the-calf socks

Video: Hand-sewing a belt (and a watch strap)

If you only had five ties - a capsule collection

Cifonelli bespoke suede jacket

Video: How to look after your suit

Salva and Philip in London this week

Come to the Paris book launch

Whitcomb & Shaftesbury - foreign bespoke

Sheep on the Row - on film

Tips on buying an overcoat

Launch party in Stockholm

New York: A sartorial city guide

Wearing a jacket and jeans

Mont Blanc leather facility, Florence

Sheep on the Row

Friday Polos - 13 left

The casual waistcoat: preppy herringbone

Green flannel suit - from Brian Smith


September 2015

The Friday Polo - next batch available

How great things age: Bespoke leather jacket

How smart is my tie?

My vintage leather folio

Sheep return to Savile Row!

Steven Hitchcock fitting: Let the tailor cut his style

Launch party: The Finest Menswear in the World

Milan: A sartorial city guide

Updates: Polo shirts, book orders

Simone Abbarchi shirt fitting

I am not a gentleman

Rubinacci linen suit - on Wei

Updates: Robert Noble, tote bag, book launch...

Checked jackets and accessories

Luca and Luigi in New York

Exquisite Trimmings and Monsieur Fox trunk show

Stile Latino - from Vincenzo Attolini


August 2015

The PS tote bag now available - exclusively to readers

Robert Noble closes down in Peebles

Bespoke gilet with Davide Taub

How to wear a casual linen hank: less contrast, less colour

Come to the book launch: The Finest Menswear in the World

Merz b Schwanen loopwheeler knitwear

What is worth being made bespoke?

House styles and difficult customers: The Tailoring Symposium

Casual tie and sports jacket (military donegal denim chino)

My go-to pieces: overcoats, navy cashmere, and brown shoes

London: A sartorial city guide

Jean Rousseau, Mont Black and Frederic Malle - HTSI

Fun with flowers: wearing a buttonhole

Thank you for 432 and counting

Do I need black shoes (and if so, which?) - Reader question

Order a personal copy of 'The Finest Menswear in the World'

Quality control at Mont Blanc leather goods


July 2015

Do you have knowledge, taste, or style?

Chapal leather jackets, France

Teaser: Our new tote bag

A hot, formal evening in Florence

Simone Abbarchi - finished bespoke shirt

The beauty of a vintage alligator cigar case

Interview in Fashion (the magazine)

Wearing colour: Tobacco jacket and cream trousers

The Finest Menswear in the World

Five tips on suit alterations

Drake's factory sale

The Friday polo - thanks, and a few left

The Friday Polo - limited availabilty now

Salvatore Ambrosi bespoke trousers - in London

The BTBA summer party

Edward Green pop-up sale, from Thursday

Little things every day: How to maintain clothing

Ferdinando Caraceni bespoke cashmere jacket

Grey cashmere and brown flannel: Caraceni and Abbarchi


June 2015

Permanent Style 2015 launch at Globe-Trotter

Our arts and crafts

Simone Abbarchi shirts, Florence

Getting dressed: Tan jacket and green linen trousers

Symposium: The party pics

Tailoring Symposium: the outfits

The Tailoring Symposium: six greats in one room

Wearing sports jackets and texture: Alan See

Remember, events are on Instagram

Brio menswear store - Beijing, China

Almost ready - suits being made for our Tailoring Symposium

How to make a cheap suit look good

Permanent Style launch party - London!

Interview: Frederic Malle, selecting perfume

Short video from Vitale Barberis event in Milan

Zampa di Gallina: Neapolitan retail

Edward Sexton grey flannel suit

The Tailors Symposium, at Pitti this June

Ten bags over ten years


May 2015

Hopsack blazer: the perfect summer jacket

Interview: Jonathan Cheung, Head of Design, Levi's

Permanent Style 2015 - on Instagram

Change your laces

The Gathering craft dinner: The video

Savile Row's driving jackets for Bentley

Siniscalchi bespoke shirts, Milan

Herringbone jacket fitting - Ferdinando Caraceni

Book launch at Brio, Beijing

The 1-6 suit rating system

Saint Crispin's and Camps de Luca visit London

How shoes should fit

Grey shirts with grey suits, at Milan launch


April 2015

Permanent Style 2015 is live! ..How to buy

The Gathering film: A trailer

Dege & Skinner celebrate 150 years

Interview: Jonathan Clay and the story of Italian suit manufacture

The knitted T-shirt

Permanent Style 2015... almost here

Tony Gaziano: How Gaziano & Girling started

Brands review II: Vocier, Simon& Me, Moreca, The Personal Barber

Permanent Style dinner: The Gathering

Thank you (in Cifonelli and Begg)

Alice Made This - craft in industrial design

The versatility of a gilet

More materialism, less consumerism

Dinners with our favourite people

Huntsman hires Campbell Carey and Robert Bailey

Scuola del Cuoio, Florence

Wearing odd waistcoats


March 2015

David Gale at Hilditch & Key

Talking through the Barbour archive

The subtlety of a suede jacket

Introducing, Permanent Style 2015

Ghurka luggage launches in the UK

Jean-Claude Colban of Charvet, Paris

Begg and Barbour in HTSI

Barbour: The archive

A farewell to Camps de Luca on Place de la Madeleine

Wear a flower in your buttonhole

Bespoke Santoni shoes - Fatto a Mano Su Misura

The formality of trousers: Reader question

D'Avino shirts - the zenith of visiting Italians

Norman Vilalta at Leffot in New York

Barbour: Factory and repairs

In front of the Barbour beacon


February 2015

Böle's spruce-bark bags

Green cotton trousers, photobombed

How many tailors do you need?

Two interviews

Memories of BeShoes

Reflections on bespoke 2: J Panther, Tom Davies and Steven Hitchcock

Filson bags

Quality, embroidery and mechanisation - at Begg

How to wear a black necktie - reader question

Jonathan Cusick cartoon

Santoni shoes

How to dress like Bruce Boyer 2: Q&A

Calvo de Mora donegal jacket

New York: Drake's and Armoury sample sale

Sunspel expands my favourite T-shirts


January 2015

Pattern making at Foster & Son

A bootmaking story: 'Quality', by John Galsworthy

How to dress like Bruce Boyer

Cifonelli double-breasted overcoat

J Adler bespoke shoes: review

A Pitti apologetic

Pitti celebrities

Bespoke shoes event: The people, the party

Bespoke shoes event: the speakers

BeShoes: The shoe symposium at Pitti Uomo

Pitti on Instagram

A green cotton suit?

New colours of the Perfect Socks

Coats, gloves, shirts and jeans: Reflections on bespoke

Reillo, Madrid: Bespoke cotton suit

Cordings: quality and integrity, if not luxury


December 2014

Black tie for New Year's Eve

Cleverley Russian-reindeer double monks

Luxury profit margins

Begg & Co: luxury scarves, Ayr

Permanent Style event: BeShoes

Nineteen socks left!

Begg’s milling machine

Tim Little: bespoke Chelsea boots

Kingsman: British and bespoke

Dunhill bespoke

How a Mackintosh is made

Biggest month ever

The bespoke pea coat - Part 5

The Perfect Socks - opening up Monday

When we write about... E Tautz

The bespoke pea coat - Part 4


November 2014

My Christmas list

The Perfect Socks - Permanent Style x William Abraham

Robert Noble mill, Peebles

Harris tweed jacket and jeans

When we write about… Private White VC

Norman Vilalta: conjuring a boot

Russian reindeer box by Cleverley/Balvenie

Iffley Road pique running kit

How to dress for winter

Langa coming to London

Smedley's slim-fit knitwear reviewed

Final Kiton Lasa jacket

Postcard from Begg - teasels and cream cashmere

Postcard from Mackintosh - drawing on the tables

Postcard from Scotland - crocodile suitcase


October 2014

Denim and tailoring

The Invention of the English Gentleman

The Row's new clothing - 1. Hardy Amies

My adelaides patinated

Bespoke tailoring: cost, margin and value

The bespoke shoemakers I have known

Tim Little and Grenson, explained

William Abraham socks in HTSI

Interview: Dean Gomilsek-Cole, Turnbull & Asser

BBC interview

Kiton's Lasa - bespoke or made-to-measure?

Anderson & Sheppard online store opens

Luca Avitabile replaces Satriano Cinque

How to wear tan shoes - reader question

Postcard from Paris

Gaziano & Girling guests

Gaziano & Girling launches patina service


September 2014

The eternal style of the shawl-collar cardigan

Gieves & Hawkes made to measure

How to work with travelling tailors: Reader question

Brands review: Deux Cuirs, Svbscription, Cornerstone, Monsieur Fox

Linen suit from Langa: details

Linen suit from Langa, Madrid

Blog do Kadu on Savile Row

Spanish tailors in How to Spend It

Last few days of the Finagon

What we write about when we write about quality

How an overcoat should fit (Cifonelli fitting)  

The Stefano Bemer shoemaking school - 8 months on

A newcomer to quality


August 2014

Clothes for a wedding

What makes a quality shirt?

Johnstons of Elgin

Casual, summer, office attire

Musella Dembech - bespoke at home

Bespoke safari jacket – part 1

The staples of a good wardrobe

The perfect cardigan: Updates and details

The perfect cardigan - Permanent Style x Smedley

Happy holidays


July 2014

Budd bespoke safari jacket

Classics that never get used: Reader question

Stefano Bemer: final bespoke shoes

The Button Queen

The bespoke pea coat - Part 3

Edward Green and Begg pop-up sale

Savile Row, parties and branding

Orazio Luciano: expanding Neapolitan tailoring

Pierre with his Fender

Green, shantung, club (tie)

Ferdinando Caraceni: jacket fitting

Bespoke is the future

St Crispin's sole

Spanish tailors

Five tips on bespoke shoes

A Caraceni: bespoke tailor, Milan

The best shoes for summer


June 2014

Summer: Tan, white and cream

Tommaso

My trainers: Common Projects

Five tips on bespoke suits

Clothes for travel

Ferdinando Caraceni: central Italian tailoring

Permanent Style on Instagram

Shirt cuffs and watches

Foster & Son bespoke shoes: Last-making

How great things age: Levi's 'big E' denim jacket

How Permanent Style started

Cashmere, denim and fresco

Deakin & Francis - England's oldest family jeweller

Camps de Luca suit: fitting


May 2014

The Asprey workrooms, London

How to buy a watch, part 3: Style

Postcards from Madrid

How great things age: Barbour motorcycle jacket

Foster & Son bespoke shoe samples

How to buy a watch, part 2: My watches

Phineas Cole photo shoot and the future of Paul Stuart

William Abraham: behind the scenes

George woos Hollywood: latest How to Spend It column

The Armoury, New York

Postcards from New York

Jackets from sport and war: article in The Telegraph

Building a capsule wardrobe: reader question

Globe-Trotter leather bags


April 2014

Camps de Luca suit, Paris

Gaziano & Girling shop: An opening party for locals

Checks, denim and balance

PA Crowe: City bespoke tailor

The evolution of Globe-Trotter

How to buy a watch, part 1: Value

Kiton 'Lasa' jacket

How a Globe-Trotter suitcase is made

Levi's final bespoke jeans

Bodileys shoes - John Garner's London Collection

Caruso made to measure, at Trunk

Bespoke leather folio: MES Leather

Hermes silk scarf with Shetland sweater


March 2014

Aubercy shoes, Paris - made-to-order enthusiasm

Buying affordable luxury

Levi's bespoke jeans - the making

Al Bazar, Milan - a style all its own

How to wear a cardigan

Levi's bespoke jeans

Berluti bespoke shoemaking, Paris

Trouser colours to wear with odd jackets

Consider a charcoal tie

Gaziano & Girling bespoke Adelaides

Rota trousers

How to stretch a sweater

A bespoke tour of Paris - Corthay, Cifonelli, Charvet, Camps

W Bill and Smith's sold: Mark Dunsford interview


February 2014

Solito and Satriano in How to Spend It

Neapolitan tweed jacket - Elia Caliendo

The art of shoemakers

Italian double-breasted illustrations

How to compare RTW and MTM suits

Two pairs of Anthony Cleverleys

Vitale Barberis opens archives

D'Avino bespoke denim shirt

William Abraham - innovative, luxury socks

Charvet ties: the cost of choice

Postcard from Paris

Interview: Umberto Angeloni, Caruso

Last day of the Dartmoor

Turms shoe care and shoe accessories

Do comment

How to buy my first bespoke suit - reader question


January 2014

Troubadour leather goods - in HTSI

The Gaziano & Girling store takes shape

Stefano Bemer bespoke - fitting

The Stefano Bemer shoemaking school

Second week of Dartmoor

Shoes for the rain: reader question

Loden top coat from Vergallo

Dartmoor - now available to buy anywhere!

The Dartmoor in grey: Buy the perfect polo

Salvatore Piccolo - bespoke and RTW shirts

Satriano Cinque and Solito dates

New Dartmoor order! But which colour do you want?

How Pitti is changing

Pictures from Pitti Uomo 2014

Pitti on Twitter

The English Gentleman in the War Rooms

The Rake opens London Collections: Men

Eggert - Icelandic fur

Men's hats for winter

The Capote - a Portuguese cape


December 2013

How to wear colour

The bespoke pea coat - Part 2

Interview: Jean-Claude Colban, Charvet

The perfect white shirt, and dress shirt variations

Cifonelli jacket, D'Avino shirt and others

Parisian gentlemen

Arnys bespoke tailoring at Berluti

Animation - in Anderson & Sheppard, Dunhill, Edward Green

Cleverley sample sale on Wednesday

Tortoiseshell and kidskin

Cifonelli update: jersey, overcoats and buttons

Postcard from Paris

Luxury hiking boots in the FT

How to buy a suit

Cifonelli navy suit

Drake's Christmas sale now on

D'Avino shirts, Naples

Casual and formal wear are still closer than you think

A great suit cleaning option: Press2Dress


November 2013

Chittleborough & Morgan suit - at A&S

RRL: Vintage outerwear and modern fit

Get Permanent Style by email

Green is the third colour

Chittleborough & Morgan suit: Part 4

Edward Green Top Drawer

The inside line: Gaziano & Girling in How to Spend It

A (Christmas) word from our sponsors

Three good, three bad

Boglioli and Caruso jackets at Trunk - a guide

The style of cycling

The likely lads

The bespoke pea coat - Part 1

Just four Permanent Style ties left

Luca, Satriano Cinque and A&S collars


October 2013

Pleasures and problems with Passaggio Cravatte

The divergent styles of Cleverley and Gaziano & Girling

How to buy good-value clothes

When Lorenzo met Joe

In praise of the cotton suit

The growth of men's bags - FT article

Last few Permanent Style club ties

Kathryn Sargent: finished women's jacket

Slim-fitting knitwear at Anderson & Sheppard

The Permanent Style club tie

Brits in Hollywood wearing Cleverley

That something special...

New & Lingwood: Colour, collars and capes

First Harrod's video on suits and style

A tailor's prayer

How to wear separate jackets and trousers

Sartorial cyclists


September 2013

Something special is coming...

Stefano Bemer shoes launches in London

Me in Dartmoor; Michael in suede; Thomas joins G&G

Buying a modern man bag

John Carnera with his 1987 shoes

Chittleborough & Morgan suit: Part 3

Gaziano & Girling's new factory

The last few Dartmoors!

Video on suits and their construction

Stefano Bemer bespoke event at New & Lingwood

A good tool for removing pilling from sweaters

Repatinating shoes with Carreducker

How to tie your tie

How to wear T-shirts, jeans and much else

Dressing for the summer, and the kids


August 2013

Permanent Style collaborations

The bespoke leather jacket: Part 6

The bespoke leather jacket: Part 5

Is a bespoke suit made entirely by hand? - Reader question

Gaziano & Girling bespoke: new adelaides and fitting process

Interview in Vestirse Por Los Pies

The bespoke leather jacket: Part 4

Should I change from Turnbull & Asser to Kiton?

The rise of the polo shirt

Satriano Cinque and Solito back in September

How to buy good shoes

The Dutch auction at Le Noeud Papillon

Drake's buys Rayner & Sturges

The bespoke leather jacket: Part 3

Crockett & Jones: the factory, the shoes, the people

How to buy fragrance - the perfumes


July 2013

Giovanni Barberis Organista

Italy's mills and merchants explained

How to dress in hot weather

VBC Rides!

Vitale Barberis Canonico

Factory sale: Drake's, Edward Green and Mackintosh

The bespoke leather jacket: Part 2

How to wear fragrance

Royal warrant holders at the Coronation Festival

How to buy a panama hat

The bespoke leather jacket: Part 1

How high should my trousers be? - Reader question

The BTBA summer party

Bright clothing suits the sun

Reminder: The Dartmoor

Chittleborough & Morgan suit: Part 2

OB Approved recommendations

How a shirt should fit


June 2013

Jean Rousseau small leather goods

Permanent Style x John Smedley: The perfect polo

Having a suit dry cleaned: Jeeves of Belgravia

Permanent Style: big in Peru

Navy seersucker suit, Chittleborough & Morgan

Sneak peek: Permanent Style x John Smedley

Savile Row Bespoke at London Collections: Men

Monocle Summer Fayre and Trunk Labs

How to pick buttons for a suit

The 1000th post

How to buy a good tie

Chris Despos: American bespoke tailoring, via Italy

How bespoke cowboy boots are made: Lee Miller

Craftsmen, kids, writers and readers

Huntsman rehires cutter Gordon Alsleben

Lee Miller, bespoke bootmaker, Austin

Chittleborough & Morgan suit: Part one (a)

Ralph Auriemma takes on Paul Stuart


May 2013

The Permanent Style slippers have arrived

Shoulder pads at Gieves, old silk books and worsted weaving

Silk piece in the Financial Times

Chris Despos, bespoke in Chicago and Dallas

New York, Chicago, Dallas and Austin

Cufflink making with Bill Skinner

How to buy a leather bag on a budget

Ciao Luca and Luigi

Permanent Style cufflinks in gold

Column on We Are The Market

A travel innovation: VBC 1663 Bellagio Rolling Bag

How to wear socks with a suit: Reader question

The Dege & Skinner Phitwell jacket, and more on The Rake

The Stoll cotton-collar knitter

The John Smedley drum

How to buy a fountain pen

John Smedley: the factory

Anderson & Sheppard DB jacket

Sartoria Vergallo houndstooth blazer

Liverano & Liverano jacket

Solito jacket


April 2013

Dugdale Towers

Gieves & Hawkes bespoke

WT Johnsons - finishers, Huddersfield

Reader question: Cashmere suits

The Dugdale Brothers archives

Pennine Weavers, Yorkshire

Huddersfield’s mills and merchants explained

How to buy cycling clothing

Chittleborough & Morgan suit: Part one

Justin Fitzpatrick, the Shoe Snob, launches his shoes

Things I was wrong about: The sleeveless cardigan

Crafted: Makers of the exceptional

Cutler & Gross - interview with CEO Majid Mohammadi

Final panama hat from Brent Black


March 2013

Reader question: belts with suits

Sold out!

Only two pairs left!

The perfect travel slipper

Permanent Style x La Portegna

Permanent Style in Free & Easy magazine

Embroidered velvet jacket: Hawthorne & Heaney

Golden Shears 2013

Sartorial synaesthesia

Why sartorialists should love John Smedley

Sean O'Flynn bespoke dress shirt

How to buy a leather bag

Why most tailors don’t like clothes

Anderson & Sheppard on Clifford Street: It’s cheap!

Satriano Cinque and Solito in London

Celebration time: Permanent Style tops 300,000 visitors

Repatination from Dandy Shoe Care

Jacket and trouser colours, Rubinacci


February 2013

Chester Mox hand-sewn wallets

James Weir: Style and the tailor

What are your priorities with shirts?

Segun Adelaja: made-to-measure shirt review

Satriano Cinque: Bespoke shirt review

Burgos of Madrid: Bespoke shirt review

Blue shirts: Burgos, Satriano Cinque, Segun Adelaja

Interview: Roubi L'Roubi, Huntsman

Reader question: How to wear a bow tie

Dandy pieces in RISD Museum exhibition

How to buy a suit

Latest piece on How to Spend It

The first BTBA annual Dinner

Merola gloves

The style of Francesco Maglia

Fuera de Serie video

Women's tailoring at Kathryn Sargent


January 2013

Simone Righi, Frasi

Begg launches first collection at Pitti

That Times article

Permanent Style picked by The Times

Profile piece in How to Spend It, Spain

My note board on Pinterest

My headphones: Sennheiser Momentum

Hidetaka Fukaya, Il Micio

Emanuele Maffeis shirts

Wallets: reader question

Stefano Bemer shoes back on track

One more

And another

Papped at Pitti

Outerwear at Pitti Uomo 2013

Huntsman sold to Roubi L'Roubi

Pitti Uomo 2012

The state of tailoring in India: Raghavendra Rathore

Jodhpur making

Sartorial column in How to Spend It

Polo and jodhpurs in Jodhpur


December 2012

Thanks for all your support

Christys' hat video

How a felt hat is made: Christys’ factory visitc

Christys' hats, Witney

Reader question: pleats

How great things age: Bown weekend bag

The tailors I have known: Part 2, Italy, France, Spain, HK

North Sea Clothing

Louis Vuitton Alzer, hand painted

Davide Taub: Style and the tailor

A Cleverley Christmas

Czeslaw Jamrozinski gloves


November 2012

My top 10 books

House of Billiam - bespoke varsity jackets

Double-breasted smoking jacket: Reader question

Alexander Boyd: London city tailor

Shoe shoot for Free and Easy

Review: The Perfect Gentleman, James Sherwood

Ollie Trenchard: Style and the Tailor

Trunk Clothiers launches online retail

Smalto, Paris - more pictures

Smalto: bespoke tailor, Paris

Permanent Style on Twitter

Cherchbi bags: Tweed, leather and brass

Send in your Permanent Style Tweed pics!

Michael Browne: Style and the tailor

Picking a tailor: Reader question

What to wear to the gym

The odd waistcoat for formal occasions


October 2012

Hamilton & Hare boxer shorts

Storing handkerchiefs: Reader question

Mario Talarico: umbrellas, Naples

Solito jacket, Naples

Satriano Cinque: bespoke shirt, Naples

WW Chan in London this week

Elia Caliendo: tweed jacket

Postcard from Naples

Bespoke box from Linkson Jack

Anderson & Sheppard, Clifford Street is open

Calvo de Mora: bespoke tailor, Madrid

Reillo: bespoke tailor, Madrid

Photos from Permanent Style drinks

Norman Vilalta, Luca and El Aristocrata

Burgos shirts, Madrid

My favourite formal combination

A suit at Thom Sweeney: Reader question

Como silk museum and Le Noued Papillon


September 2012

See you this evening

How to pack a suit jacket: Reader question

Warsaw glove maker: Czeslaw Jamrozinski

Warsaw shoemakers: Kielman and Januszkiewicz

Warsaw tailors: Zaremba, Kierepka and Gest Moda

Permanent Style drinks

Menswear: Vintage postcards from Tom Phillips

Savile Row: A Glimpse into the World of English Tailoring

Paul Stuart's wondrous Autumn colours

Barbour video: the factory and the aftercare

Anderson & Sheppard x The Rake

Interview: Jean Grimbert, Arnys

Manolo Blahnik in Anderson & Sheppard

The printing and aesthetics of Drake’s ties

Reminder: Passaggio regimental ties

Reader question: Side straps and chinos

Anderson & Sheppard: the Clifford Street shop


August 2012

How my grandfather dressed - the photos

How my grandfather dressed

UPDATE: Passaggio Cravatte x Permanent Style

Permanent Style x Passaggio Cravatte: regimental ties

How panama hats are made

What gloves to wear: Reader question

F Scott Fitzgerald on poise and repose

Cleverley chukka boot - casual wear

Brent Black panama hats

How to dress casually: Reader question

Hawthorne and Heaney: embroidery project

Claire Barrett, Hawthorne & Heaney

Wear heavier suits

Alain Stark, Stark & Sons

Santa Maria Novella, Gaziano & Girling and Merchant Fox

New Cifonelli jackets


July 2012

Camps de Luca

Stefano Bemer, farewell

Postcard from Paris

Jeans with a shirt and tie

Hype luggage: Review

Kent Haste & Lachter linen suit

Edward Green and Drake's sale

Blue and brown suit combinations

Pettegola shirts

Elia Caliendo jacket

Peak-lapel single breasted suits

The tailors' summer party

Reader question: What should I buy in London?

Brent Pankhurst: how to maintain my beard

Panta clothing: new trousers and site


June 2012

Buying a versatile black shoe: Reader question

The perfect pants: Stocking up on Zimmerli

What I did this summer

JM Weston, Elia Caliendo and Globe-Trotter

Clothes should be worn

Passaggio Cravatte: Almost all gone

Seasonal sponge and press: Burford Valet

Passaggio Cravatte: first sell outs

Update: Passaggio Cravatte ties

Passaggio Cravatte and Permanent Style offer

Suits: advice from Mr Porter

Tariq Mahmoud: Royal College of Art show

Get your shirts altered – Turnbull & Asser

Kirk Miller, Miller's Oath

The perfect polo shirt - Orlebar Brown

Passaggio Cravatte ties


May 2012

Reader question: Summer shoes

Zilli, Phineas Cole and Paul Stuart custom

Ralph Lauren: The enduring appeal

Barker Black: Derrick Miller, style and a black shop

Lord Willy’s: the best of the quirky tailors

Graham Browne in New York: fittings

Alan Flusser

Leffot shoes: New York is hooked

And so is Steven Hitchcock...

Permanent Style in New York

The pleasures of a gentleman

Louis Vuitton: The Art of Packing

Chambray shirts: the best twist on classic dress

Alfred Sargent factory

Dashing Tweeds cycling clothing


April 2012

Review: Philips Multigroom

GQ interviews me on personal style

La Portegna: simple, supple slippers

Combining pattern and colour in shirts and ties

Golden Acorn cufflinks

Hello from Lyon

Mickey Rourke's bespoke slippers

Reader question: Looking after ties

Steven Hitchcock - the final jacket

Liverano & Liverano trunk show

The Craftsman, by Richard Sennett

Sette ties: true seven folds

Suede shoes at the weekend

Alfred Dunhill bespoke glasses case


March 2012

Henri Urban pockets, Sartoria Vergallo

Reader question: first bespoke, in Hong Kong

Tom Davies horn glasses

Interview: Brunello Cucinelli on pale colours

Sartoria Vergallo, final suit

Three truths, universally acknowledged

Giancarlo Maresca

How to stop sweaters pilling

Thom Sweeney jacket and trousers

Weaving the Permanent Style Tweed

How bespoke tailors work

The Rake online

Naples and its tailors

The history of Drake's


February 2012

A short guide to ties

Pierre Corthay, London glaçage evening

Graham Browne: Neapolitan lining

Davide Taub joins Gieves & Hawkes

Corgi: The machines

Corgi: Factory visit

Michael Drake on style: English worn by the French

Interview: Lorenzo Villoresi, perfumer

Mario Talarico: master umbrella maker

Chuc's beach and mountain wear

The umbrellas of Mario Talarico, Naples

The statement piece

Last call for Permanent Style Tweed

Cifonelli jacket in detail

Otis Batterbee

Steven Hitchcock - the first fitting

Lorenzo Villoresi: master perfumer

Stuff on eBay

Wear a jacket or trousers at the weekend


January 2012

Kilgour recreates Fred Astaire's tails

Steven Hitchcock: a stylish tweed

Permanent Style growth

Buy good English shoes

London screening of O'Mast

Gaziano & Girling: Deco - the shoes

How great things age: Tod's driving shoes

Five tips on pocket handkerchiefs

New run of Permanent Style Tweed

Review of Le Snob: Tailoring

Cleverley imitation brogues - final pair

Kiton master shirtmaker: Sebastiano Borelli

Reflections on Pitti Uomo

Graham Browne: Brown cashmere and tan cotton

The Tailor & Cutter - a square dinner jacket

EB Meyrowitz: First glasses, and fitting

Permanent Style Tweed: Sample

Gieves & Hawkes: The perfect travel blazer 4


December 2011

The Tailor & Cutter - politicians

O Mast now at Drake's

Sartoria Vergallo, second fitting

Bresciani - factory visit

The Tailor & Cutter - overcoats

Zimmerli: The Underwear Project

Cifonelli Japanese jacket

Loro Piana: Quarona factory visit

Sartoria Vergallo: A visit to Varese

Fox Flannel: Factory visit

Christmas suggestions

Liverano and Nackymade at The Armoury in London

Postcard from Spirano

Postcard from Switzerland


November 2011

Postcard from Quarona

A Borsalino from Lock & Co - my second hat

Permanent Style tweed

Cleverley bespoke luggage introduced

Bespoke leather at Dunhill

Hawick, Vanners and Robert Noble - Duchamp factories

Review: Edward Green Top Drawer boots

Breanish Tweed: Unique luxury

Local stockists of Le Snob: Tailoring

Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

A postcard from Harris

The Merchant Fox

Anderson & Sheppard, haberdashers

The slip stitch: The secret of a good tie

Cloth offer at J&J Minnis

The atelier atmosphere of Timothy Everest


October 2011

Carreducker at Gieves on St Crispin's Day

Orlebar Brown swimming shorts

The satisfaction of darning a sweater

Happy St Crispin's Day

Gieves & Hawkes: The perfect travel blazer 3

Sunspel: The underwear project

A Style is Born: Anderson & Sheppard

Wearing brown accessories, at Cesare Attolini

How to buy quality shoes

Bespoke shirts at Turnbull & Asser, City branch

The window dressing of Hackett

The philosophy of dress as expression

Silk evening shirts at Emma Willis

Welcome Hugo Jacomet, Parisian gentleman

Cycling bags

Permanent Style on Finnish menswear blog

Gieves & Hawkes: The perfect travel blazer 2

EB Meyrowitz: Handmade glasses

Fashion shows are vulgar

How to wear a silk scarf


September 2011

Gieves & Hawkes: The perfect travel blazer 1

Kent Haste & Lachter relocate

Cifonelli - Parisian powerhouse

English Cut and Thomas Mahon: made to measure

Thom Sweeney: settling in nicely

PEN magazine: Permanent Style big in Japan

Going tieless; Hemingway Tailors suit

US shoemaker tours

Belgian slippers from A Suitable Wardrobe

Henry Poole and Aston Martin – innovative pockets

Hermes: The bags

Rugby Ralph Lauren and the Tweed Run NYC

Pochette Square: Good and bad handkerchiefs

Hermes: Interiew, Claire Marie

Hermes: Trying the saddle stitch

Hermes: how leather goods are made

The White Briefs: The underwear project


August 2011

Nothing wrong with sloping shoulders

Brooks saddles: Two different sides of construction

The beautiful Lotuff & Clegg working tote

Suit, Shirt, Tie 1: Pink and green

Hemingway, Harvie & Hudson and Alfred Sargent in US

Two ways to get shirts altered: T&A, Emma Willis

Naples, Kiton: ties

Ozzie book update!

The modern man needs a good blazer

My book: Update, Amazon are useless

Five tips on shirts

Naples, E Marinella, made to measure tie result

Fare well Michael Drake

Rubinacci cashmere jacket 6: Finished article

My book: Update

Naples, Kiton: shoes

My book is out

Feedback on the A Suitable Wardrobe store


July 2011

Naples, Kiton: shirts

Naples, E Marinella - made to measure tie

Naples, Kiton: suit pictures

Naples, Kiton: suits

Rubinacci cashmere jacket 5: Naples

Five tips on trousers

Kent Haste & Lachter in The Rake

The restless Lorenzo Cifonelli

Different ways to pad the chest of a suit

Lunch with Michael Skinner, Dege & Skinner

New Cleverleys - imitation brogue

On fudging

Five tips on shirts and ties

Choppin & Lodge cotton suit


June 2011

Permanent Style in City AM

Innovation in denim at Rapha

Follow The Rake

A plain business suit from Timothy Everest

Dent's gloves archive

Rubinacci cashmere jacket 4: first fitting

Cufflink project update

Reader question: What do you wear at the weekend?

Rubinacci cashmere jacket 3: Measuring

Dressing gowns at Stephen Lachter

Rubinacci cashmere jacket 2: Style

New styles at Thomas Lyte

Drake's is open

Five tips on shoes

Rubinacci cashmere jacket 1: Cloth


May 2011

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 9

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley 13: The wear report

Gaziano & Girling: Deco

Bespoke blue voile shirt

Five tips on looking better in a suit

Brown and satin for evening, anyone?

Le Snob: Tailoring

Variations on the summer dinner jacket

Old-world craft at Lotuff & Clegg

Drake's finally gets its own store

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 8

Long-sleeved polos for summer

New versions of Sam Cundey's special red tie


April 2011

The Gieves staff locked in Buckingham Palace

John Kent and Stephen Lachter in US

Dandify the dressing gown

Long socks or no socks at all

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 7

Gieves & Hawkes becomes a destination

Summer: White trousers, suede shoes, blouson

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 6

Silk and wine with your evening wear

Tweed Run 2011, in Huntsman shooting suit

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 5

Factory visit: Bill Amberg

Book review: Savile Row, the Master Tailors of British Bespoke

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 4


March 2011

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 6

Grey and blue - the classic combination

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 3

GQ: French tailoring

Golden Shears: Beautiful details

Factory visit: Tanner Krolle

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 2

Shoe news: Cleverley, Edward Green, Berluti

Shoe shine from the shoe snob

Final tweed jacket from Cifonelli

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 1

The cufflink project

Looking forward to the Golden Shears

Leather cycling gloves at Rapha

Brush your shoes


February 2011

Trunk Clothiers: Catch up

What the bathroom is for

J Panther: Dedication to detail

Altan shoes: primary colour

Tweed jacket from Cifonelli

Hemingway Tailors, dates in North America

A couple of delectations from Cleverley

Brooks benchmade saddles

My red socks

A rather blurry MTBA dinner

Summer is here again

The very conservative Sir Tom Baker

Handmade belts: Equus Leather

Expansion and melting shoes at Corthay

A jacket to ponder in


January 2011

Factory visit: Dent's gloves

Livery at Henry Poole

Reader questions: The menswear classics

Whisky on Burns night

Leather cycling shoes at Quoc Pham

Dressing advice for chubby and tubby

Altering the neck of a suit

How great things have aged: Bentleys antiques

Three years and still growing fast

Rapha: The advantages of merino wool

Learn from Beau – Simple colours and fastidious fit

Vintage silk weaving at Penrose

Persian lamb collars and hats


December 2010

Reader question: Trouser waists

Update on Deco

Materialism, not consumerism

Sneak peek: Deco, from Gaziano & Girling

Ribbon shoe laces

Cleverley video

The virtues of a shawl-collar cardigan

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 5

The Today programme on British style

Get your jeans altered

It’s time for overcoats 2

The P of W's raglan sleeve

Reader questions: Snow, shoes, soles

Fitting at Timothy Everest


November 2010

To wear enroute from town to country

How great things age: Dunhill box

Alfred Sargent Handgrade

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley 12: The Compendium

Wear style lightly

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 11

The stories of Kent Haste & Lachter

Lutwyche & Lodger

Michael Drake, written by Bruce Boyer

A Suitable Wardrobe store

It's time for overcoats

The Dandy Store

Style is subtle

Wandering into Zilli

Dent's: How British gloves are made


October 2010

The hand of the artisan

A couple of great three-piece suits

Wine-red socks with a grey suit

Of Homburgs, topcoats and fawn gloves

A lovely evening sewing a sweater

Bespoke glasses at TD Tom Davies

A lovely field day on Savile Row

How style commentary used to be

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 4

Green socks with a blue suit

A great combination in flannel and red

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 3

Permanent Style in GQ: Field Day

Velvet jacket from Timothy Everest

All sold out

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 10


September 2010

Pictures of the Toby Luper suit

Final suit from Toby Luper

The commissions of Timothy Everest

Flannel windowpane, the American way

Reader question: Indiana Jones

E Tautz at London Fashion Week

Top 10, again

Update on The Hanger Project

Wear charcoal with black

Inspirational 6x6 DB in lovat green

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 9

A lovely gabardine, but lose the hat

The opening of Trunk Clothiers

Permanent Style in GQ

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 2

Big-scale tweeds and the right cap

Albam: Craft for the weekend


August 2010

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 1

More buckskin, grey flannel jacket

Graham Browne, W Bill cashmere blazer

That photo in colour

Berluti repatination - the after shots

Be patient with wardrobe building

Brown buckskin shoes with gabardine

Shoes being re-patinated at Berluti

Silk polos: the item of the season

Lovely nubuck at Bill Amberg

Rescuing shoes

Interview: Mariano Rubinacci

Four-inch waistband and self straps

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 8


July 2010

Terrycloth blazer and a fish net shirt?

The reputation of Smith & Co

Silk and cotton perhaps, rather than wool

The history of W Bill

Beautiful semi-bespoke boots from Rivolta

How to wear brights in the summer

A lesson in linen scarves

A lovely night at the Taylors'

A light scarf at the end of a warm day

My Hermes scarves

Stuff a square-folded handkerchief

Bunch of ruffians back in the 1930s


June 2010

Penrose: Oh, the colour

That delayed Anderson & Sheppard

A tennis outfit for the tennis shoes

The tennis shoes - at long last

Wedding outfit by popular request

Fawn with a red/yellow scarf

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 7

A nice, small boutonniere

Unlined ties at Panta Clothing

Grey hound's-tooth tweed, please

How great things age: Globe-Trotter 2

A great gun club double-breasted

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 6


May 2010

Ducker & Son: The shoemaker I missed

How great things age: Edward Green 3

Silk suits and shantung

Murdock’s: Learning how to shave

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 5

Navy tweed and good flannel for golf

Edward Green: Tips on fitting

Yellow crepe soles and a special hat

How great things age: Edward Green 2

How great things age: Edward Green 1

Half-lined and unlined jackets

Options on pockets, and avoiding a tie

The history of the ‘red gang’ in Shanghai


April 2010

Small pattern tweed, on picnics

In praise of purple

How great things age: Globe-Trotter luggage

Two summer combinations, flannel and linen

Panta: Great trousers made in New York

Shetland and covert coats

Factory visit: Alfred Dunhill

Improving on the bespoke shirt

Buttons from Duttons

The philosophy of Michael Drake

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 4

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 3


March 2010

Men in Style: The Golden Age of Fashion

The Cary Collection: Manhattan treasure trove

A glass of red with Kempson and Logsdail

Leffot: A sign of US shoe trends

The rules and how to break them. No.7

First fitting with Toby Luper

Be a rogue like the Big Bad Wolf

Gloves at Bill Amberg

Fishy and polo: A photo update

Jewel in Vienna: Wilhelm Jungmann Und Neffe

Bill Amberg: Oak tanning, for bags

Where the brace buttons should be

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 2


February 2010

Bespoke shoes at Cleverley: Part 1

The view from the front (Savile) row

Segun Adelaja: A tailor in an emporium

Thomas Lyte: Real craft and British quirks

Book review: Bespoke by Richard Anderson

Reader question: Differences between bespoke tailors

Skip the basted or the forward fitting?

Hand sewing at Edward Green

Gaziano & Girling: The benefits of both sides

Reindeer bag from 1786?

Crossover with women's wear: Lalage Beaumont

Different ways to give a tie spring

Tie facts from Peckham Rye

The history of Hunter’s and Peckham Rye


January 2010

Two aspects of figuration

Made-to-measure shirts at Diverso

The Modern Tailor, Outfitter and Clothier

Don't polish with too much water

Three tips on ties

The details of Pal Zileri Sartoriale

A grown-up loafer from Fin's

Comments policy

Reminiscing with Toby Luper, Hemingway

Two questions on wedding attire

An interview with Lorenzo Cifonelli

Buy handmade when it's worth it

The story of Cifonelli

Buying buttons for bespoke

Shirt facts upon request

Sebastian & Jules cufflinks


December 2009

Building a shoe collection - the pleasures!

Get value for money in cashmere

Merry Christmas

The search for a sponge and press

Factory visit: Turnbull & Asser shirts

Wear a contrast tie with a contrast collar

Loro Piana dressing Italians at the weekend

The chest of an Anderson & Sheppard suit

Of course luxury is changing

Back to Bicester Village

Permanent Style in The Montebury

Shirt review: Ign. Joseph

An exercise in wardrobe building

A pleasant visit to Huntsman

Permanent Style in the Financial Times


November 2009

First British bespoke shirt 2

The coat project 5

Sharp facts

How a Drake’s tie is sewn

How to wear a trilby

Final boots from Cliff Roberts

Patrick Grant on dressing well

Hand-cutting ties at Drake’s

Second British bespoke, part 1

Turnbull & Asser: My first British bespoke shirt

How my ties were made

Favourbrook: English artistry

The wonders of Bicester Village

Budd: Very traditional shirts

My very first hat


October 2009

Inspiration above propriety

Confusing seven-fold ties

A short talk with Andrea Perrone

Bown bags: A meeting of geeks

The tailors that will survive

Reader question: Wearing odd jackets

Lodger reverse auction update

Milan's idiosyncratic Al Bazar

65,000 and counting

Book review: The last shall be first

Handmade boots from Cliff

A tour around Milan

Observations from Milan

Rivolta: A brave innovation in bespoke

Finally, lap seam pictures

The coat project 4


September 2009

Sharp suits launch event

Review and launch party: Sharp Suits

Twiggy in Cleverley's

Lodger reverse auction in 90 minutes!

Berluti polishing events, and luggage

Reader question: Working in a bank

Why you buy bespoke suits first

Matching purple with Michael Whitby-Grubb

How China changed the silk industry

Orange and brown on the street

The coat project 3

Go on, try American Apparel

Fin’s: A solution to a bugbear

Strong colours done well

Turn back your (cotton) cuffs

Do you know what you're selling?


August 2009

A step further in suit alterations

Spotting quality in a tie (at Drake's)

Reader question: Taking pictures to the tailors

A visit to Anderson & Sheppard

The coat project 2

Reader question: Packing for a trip

Black calf with popish purple

Thread on Style Forum

The coat project

A real workshop and Anthony's book

Interview: Developing a love for clothes 2

Interview: Developing a love for clothes

E Tautz goes retail on Monday

New Berluti line: Pierre

Black suits are for glamour, not business

The handkerchief says 'look at me'


July 2009

British bespoke - Part 6

How to wear brown shoes

What is too "matchy-matchy"?

What is too "matchy-matchy"?

The decorative lap seam: Pogson & Davis

British bespoke - Part 5

Trousers for bright shoes

Frequently asked questions

British bespoke - Part 4

Chocolate brown with canary yellow

Reader question: Suit brands

Harrods discounts

The launch of Gentleman's Corner

Your pocket handkerchief is a collar

Reader question: A suit for my wedding

Sporty, monochrome wedding

Reader question: Planning the week

British bespoke - Part 3

Get the basics right - it makes a big difference


June 2009

The handkerchief is an anchor

New personal website

British bespoke - Part 2

Why men are scared of real trousers

Permanent Style in French and Russian

Ha! You think these are golf shoes?

Cheap bespoke part 2

My first English bespoke suit

Keep your jacket on

Interview: Patrick Grant, Norton & Sons

Get ready. The sales are starting early

Cheap bespoke - too good to be true?

Reader question: Fake welts and lacing

A flamboyant wedding

Reader question: Reiss and made to measure

Double-breasted: Harmony v balance


May 2009

Remember, leather stretches

Why your Gucci doesn't fit

My 50-year-old black tie

Tips from Jeeves

Reader question: Suit for work and play

Reader question: Covering the black tie waist

A new (dashing) tailor discovered

New Facebook group for Permanent Style

Ignore GQ and cold-beer tailors

Navy stripe: The most useful tie

The Rake is now online

The rules and how to break them. No.6

Carréducker show and training

The three black-tie sins

The butcher's stripe

Permanent style: What took you so long?


April 2009

Final review: A Suit That Fits

Onwards and upwards: Thank you

The indelible influence of the Teds

Why does no one understand Lodger?

Sweaters cannot be stylish and practical

How Charles II invented the three-piece suit

The rules and how to break them. No.5

In defence of Blake construction

Reader question: Starting a new job

Where Italians keep cigarettes

Style paradigms: Ignore your peers

Shoes with an earthworm patina

My left foot: An afternoon at Lodger

The style of America's Main Street

Look at me! I'm a banker

A few new gems at Leffot

Latest feature in Spice magazine


March 2009

Wear grey with brights

Stop only fastening the bottom button!

The pleasures of a shoe shine

New York Times recommends us

That 10-inch drop in full

Beautiful hangers. But do you buy hangers?

Charvet and Brioni: Mass producers

Longevity, not profit, at Hermes

Review: A Suit That Fits 2

Adolescent sexuality; thousands of dollars

Sleeve length, yes, but tightness also

Tips for Steve's first visit to the tailor

Are you pretentious or not? Take the test

The Rake: A real style magazine


February 2009

Bright wool for cold, sunny days

Behind the scenes: A Suit That Fits

The sad, trapped co-respondent shoe

Reader question: Wearing suit jackets separately

Review: A Suit That Fits

Black tie: What does correct mean?

Reader question: Edward Tam

Reader question: Building a wardrobe

How to tailor your sweaters

Evening wear: Why a four-in-hand is better than a red bow tie

The rules and how to break them. No4

Remember: How to save your shoes from salt

Book review: History of Men's Fashion

Inspiration on mannequins 2: Cesare Attolini


January 2009

One year on and growing fast

Inspiration on mannequins: Domenico Vacca

The quiet sophistication of purple and green

How to get a ready-to-wear suit altered

Cream, kid-leather gloves

A drop of inspiration every day

Menswear myths, fact and fiction

Style icons: The Cincinnati Kid

Kilgour: The only modern innovator

The Galosh: A traditional, modern city shoe

The sad route of Brooks Brothers

The formality of colours - in shirts

Reader question: Further sales reductions

Sales success: George Cleverley bespoke

Density of pattern, part 2


December 2008

Generations: Dressing well instinctively

How to save your shoes from salt

Reader question: Wet shoes

Density of pattern

The lawyer background

Be patient with the sales

Christmas presents: Buy the luxury you can afford

Reader question: Fashion and age

Reader question: How stylish am I?

Indochino makes a smart recovery

At last, the Norfolk Blazer

The waistcoat as jacket

Merrifield's: I found a cobbler!


November 2008

The rules and how to break them. No3

Paul Smith sale shop, take two

Sweater colours for autumn

The final suit: so close

Hong Kong: The fitting

Inventing the Norfolk Blazer

Review: Indochino suits

The enigma of Flusser

Wear a flat cap, but wear it right

British style genius: The country look

The pleasures of traditional dress

Two very different jackets and jeans


October 2008

Ah, the Esquire Big Black Book

British Style Genius: Paul Smith and train sets

Buenos Aires style

Kilgour special: Permanent Style in Spice

The colours of autumn

Ralph Lauren service: The tailor’s tips

The struggle to innovate in menswear

Sartoriani goes for a bigger lie

The meaning of harmony


September 2008

Spectrum-spanning combinations

The undone tie

Ralph Lauren after-sales part 2

I want to browse your brand

Good after-sales service at Ralph Lauren

The rules and how to break them. No2

Problem solved: sweaters with ties

The rules and how to break them. No.1

Step by step: The odd waistcoat

Why no silk socks?

Permanent Style published in India

Interesting facts on loafers!

Reader question: Odd waistcoats


August 2008

How to buy luxury: Notebooks

On double-breasted waistcoats

Report from Moscow

Reader question: Upgrading shirts

Reader question: Office casual, part 2

Reader question: Office casual, part 1

Introducing the Lazy Fold

Shorten your sleeves

The logical jacket

A dreamed-up tie tuck

Socks show whether you care

Hits tops 10,000

More browsing in tailors

The newsreader look

How to look after your suits

A sliding scale of formality


July 2008

How to salvage your clothes

Reader question: Tips on the Go

The Allure of Corthay Shoes

Make Berluti Your Fifth Pair. Part 2: Design

Make Berluti Your Fifth Pair. Part 1: Construction

Anyone know a good cobbler?

The split yoke

Whether you suit pink, white or blue

Know your trouser width

A loss to (sartorial) language

A fresher take on summer


June 2008

Don't become a snob

Should you wear a belt?

How to pick the right belt

The shape of your feet

The Berluti shoelace knot

New York men shine in the sun

A gem in New York: Leffot

Windows on a designer's mind

Balancing the dandified and the formal

How to buy luxury: Globetrotter

The real innovation of Tom Ford


May 2008

Filling the hole in menswear retail

Ralph Lauren spring sale?

The contradiction of wedding dress

How to put darts in your shirts

The menswear poll

The tricky in-between

Fit above all else

The loci of style satisfaction

Odd colour combinations

Thanks, and the influence of others

How to buy luxury: Hermes


April 2008

The misunderstood pleat

GQ Style: Intelligent but not fashionable

Reader question: Examining the fit

Reader question: Going to the tailor

A little accessories quiz

Enjoy your fashion cycle

The Italian Background

Another magazine

Two tips on ties

An Englishman in New York: Cardboard jeans

An Englishman in New York

Silhouette and fit: Know the difference


March 2008

Reader question: Deck shoes

How not to relaunch a product: Belstaff

How to dress at the Foreign Office

When style becomes costume

The Great Bottom Button Mystery

The double-breasted debate

Fashion rolls in its own muck

Hong Kong trend: Winter cardigan

Hong Kong: The final suit

Hong Kong: The unmade suit

Hello from Hong Kong: tailor report

Fit, colour and style (in that order)

Casual and formal wear are closer than you think


February 2008

Designer vs. High Street: my view

The blog's third way

It could have been so much better

An interview with Suit Supply

Savile Row splutters abroad

Savile Row on TV

A good, honest umbrella

Putting waistcoats into practice

I'm trying to watch a film here!

Why the English want to be Italian (and vice versa)

A hole in made-to-measure

The Future of Style, as Told by Hardy Amies


January 2008

Sixties style, as told by Hardy Amies

How to get value for money

The future of men's blogs

A hidden gem in London

The Logical Waistcoat Theory (part two)

The logical waistcoat theory (part one)

The tie was on purpose!

An exercise in Etro

I love Etro

Tips on stuffing

The handkerchief as tie

Yellow polish and the light of the moon

How many measurements will he take?

Dressing the man

Change anything but the shoulders


December 2007

Was that tie on purpose?

Shoe rebranding continued...

Church's and Edward Green, cheap

Double cufflinks

The poor single cuff

Paul Smith sale shop

The strength of brown

No magazines for me

Red socks, not red lining

The colour of socks

Guidelines, not rules

Suits that look like pyjamas