Menswear craft in China and Hong Kong: Symposium ...

April 10th 2019

I’m not from China or Hong Kong. Although I’ve visited more than a dozen times, I can’t say I know it well. It was therefore a particular pleasure to host this edition of the Symposium in Hong Kong, and hear the experiences, views ...

Menswear craft in China and Hong Kong: Symposium ...

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Nice point. I have a shirt made by them so will plan to do that...

VideoApril 10th 2019

Introducing: Everyday Lighter Denim

October 17th 2018

It's that time of year, and new things are all arriving at once. Today it's a new, lighter shade of the Everyday Denim. Everyday Denim shirting went down really well with readers, both as fabric and finished shirts, and several asked for other varia...

Introducing: Everyday Lighter Denim

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After ca. 18 months. The fading is more pronounced than I expected. Especially on my heat points, neck and chest. I still prefer it to a standard denim that fades less....

ShirtsOctober 17th 2018

Everyday Denim cloth – new batch!

July 20th 2018

The pop-up store opened last night at Fortnum & Mason, and several readers headed for the new batch of Everyday Denim fabric, which was nice to see. The one I have in it (pictured) remains my absolute favourite shirt. That denim is now avail...

Everyday Denim cloth – new batch!

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Thanks Dieter. There shouldn't be any functional difference between the two sides, other than perhaps less fade on the lighter side....

July 20th 2018

The guide to shirting weaves and designs

April 11th 2018

In this next article in our series on shirtings, we describe and define the different types of fabric (oxford, chambray, denim) with both text descriptions and illustrations. They are set out in groups by the part of the process that largely define...

The guide to shirting weaves and designs

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It can happen more with linen, certainly. I've never used seersucker in a shirt but it sounds like that has reacted the same way. There isn't anything you can do to stretch it back unfortunately...

ShirtsApril 11th 2018

Everyday Denim shirts available

March 14th 2018

I know I'm biased, but this shirt made in the Everyday Denim cloth we developed with Albiate/Albini last year is now easily my favourite. It has faded slowly and nicely, while stopping short of bleaching completely. The fading around the cuffs, pl...

Everyday Denim shirts available

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Always a struggle. The denim is more casual, yes. But at the same time, it is designed to be a smart version of a denim shirt - a smart shirt that has that slight texture and fading - so it's not a lot more casual. The c...

March 14th 2018

The Shirtmakers Symposium – The video debate

January 18th 2018

Below you can find the full video of our Shirtmakers Symposium in Florence. It's a little basic, but thankfully the sound worked well and it's audible throughout. Silvio Albini makes a lovely introduction at the start, then each shirtmaker introduce...

The Shirtmakers Symposium – The video debate

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Awesome article Simon. Very informative. Your photography is perfect and this type of content is hard to find. You are right i found it interesting because of the video. Nice crowd and very well explained everything i al...

Shirts - VideoJanuary 18th 2018

Technical details at the Shirtmakers Symposium

January 17th 2018

[The votes and nominations for the Permanent Style awards closed today, by the way. Thank you for all your comments and emails. The winners will be announced next week.] At the Shirtmakers Symposium in Florence last week we had a display of five shi...

Technical details at the Shirtmakers Symposium

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Interesting Thanks again....

ShirtsJanuary 17th 2018

The Shirtmakers Symposium – The speakers

January 15th 2018

Left to right: Simon Crompton, Justin Chang, Jack Sepetjian, Darren Tiernan, Silvio Albini, Luca Avitabile, Paolo Maffeis. The Shirtmakers Symposium last Wednesday went so well: great location, great speakers, great discussion. We decided this time ...

The Shirtmakers Symposium – The speakers

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I just felt the northern and southern Italian had more distinct styles, and wanted to be as international as possible so bring in Asia and the US. Would have liked to include a dozen other makers......

ShirtsJanuary 15th 2018

Come to The Shirtmakers Symposium

November 6th 2017

After the summer hiatus, the Symposium series is back in January - with a look at some of the finest shirtmakers in the world. With the help of Albini, we will be staging a display of shirts and shirting in a central-Florence palazzo, followed by t...

Come to The Shirtmakers Symposium

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Many thanks...

November 6th 2017

Everyday Denim cloth available again

October 17th 2017

One of the lovely things about the Everyday Denim we launched a couple of weeks ago was how quickly the cloth sold. It's always hard to know how well a new type of product will do, and I'd clearly underestimated the appetite for exclusive cloth to ...

Everyday Denim cloth available again

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Yes, no it won't...

ShirtsOctober 17th 2017

Introducing: Everyday Denim

October 4th 2017

Today I’m very proud to launch a new collaboration, produced jointly by myself, Albiate and Luca Avitabile: ‘ Everyday Denim’. We picked the name because it is a shirt a man in a modern office can wear every day: an update on the c...

Introducing: Everyday Denim

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Just to be clear Gilles, our denim is different - we only started offering it because Thomas Mason discontinued it...

October 4th 2017

Factory visit: Albini shirtings

August 28th 2017

Although we’ve covered several mills over the years on Permanent Style (such as Pennine, Loro Piana, Robert Noble and VBC), I’ve never visited a shirting mill. The fact that our first one was Albini was pure coincidence, but it worked ou...

Factory visit: Albini shirtings

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Hi Will. Great story, but I don't think so, no. Only a very small part of a mill's fabric is available to buy by the metre, for bespoke. Because for that to be possible the mill has to weave it all themselves, hold the s...

ShirtsAugust 28th 2017