How to pack for a three-day trip: Video

March 4th 2024

The ' travel capsule' posts we've done are always popular - I think because they are useful for actual travel, but also for anyone looking to build a versatile wardrobe in general. In that way they're one more addition to the 'wardrobe building' ser...

How to pack for a three-day trip: Video

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For a smart pair, something in a dense weave like a cavalry twill or a whipcord...

Bags - VideoMarch 4th 2024

Repairing a rug jacket – with denim-like da...

January 24th 2024

This coat has a good story behind it, and is a nice one for Dry January I think, as it shows different ways clothes can be remade, repurposed and repaired. I bought it at the workwear-oriented shop Jinji in Paris . It had been made by them under th...

Repairing a rug jacket – with denim-like da...

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Fully understood. Back to the clothing itself... I really like the idea of a project like this, taking something that sat almost as a museum piece and bringing it back to life as a wearable piece. Very roughly along thes...

Casual clothing - DenimJanuary 24th 2024

The Bureau, Belfast: Big brand mix and exclusive ...

November 20th 2023

By Manish Puri If you leave Belfast city centre and head east, past Nuala with the Hula, across the Lagan, and along the Newtonards Road, eventually, in the shadows of Samson and Goliath (the monumental gantry cranes that loom over the shipyards whe...

The Bureau, Belfast: Big brand mix and exclusive ...

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Hi Gary Thank you so much for the compliment and for sharing these special memories. Wishing you all the best, Manish...

Casual clothingNovember 20th 2023

If you only had five (casual) shoes

June 28th 2023

  This is intended to be a partner to the ‘ If you only had five shoes ’ article in our Wardrobe Building guide, which was all smart footwear. Today’s piece is shoes that aren’t smart enough for a traditional office o...

If you only had five (casual) shoes

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Pleasure Lawrence, pleased I could help...

ShoesJune 28th 2023

Reader profile: Adrian

June 14th 2023

Adrian Hogan is a PS reader and an illustrator living in Tokyo. We met at Midori So, a charming Ivy-covered building that’s used as a shared workspace, set on top of a hill in a largely residential area but just a couple of blocks from the Nak...

Reader profile: Adrian

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Hi Steve, yes that’s the one! Though I don’t know the fabric code off hand, I’m afraid....

StyleJune 14th 2023

The Bores jacket: My Fox version

June 12th 2023

The Bores jacket from Chato Lufsen has been covered on PS before - it was reviewed by contributor Tony Sylvester in November last year. But seeing that jacket in person made me reconsider the style, and then when Christophe of Chato Lufsen - who ma...

The Bores jacket: My Fox version

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Thank you Alex...

JacketsJune 12th 2023

Packing for travel: My Japan capsule wardrobe

May 24th 2023

I thought it would be interesting to do a post on what clothing I packed for my recent Japan trip. People always seem to like these capsule pieces , although this trip was particularly challenging for a couple of reasons. First, I needed a full ran...

Packing for travel: My Japan capsule wardrobe

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Yes there's quite a lot in there I'd question, most obviously the suit jacket with the jeans, and the gabardine suit with the oxford shirt. I think you could take a fair bit from this, but I would be cautious around the ...

Style - WatchesMay 24th 2023

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

March 20th 2023

This outfit I wore last week really tickled me - I think primarily for its combination of T-shirt and tailoring. Working the two together in some way (as in this, perhaps Summer equivalent ) is often an effective way to achieve the ‘casual ch...

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

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Well grey would be the obvious one, or dark brown, cream. Perhaps even a washed black if you like that kind of rock n roll look....

Coats - KnitwearMarch 20th 2023

Bryceland’s black unsanforised jeans: Review

March 15th 2023

These are the first jeans I've had from Bryceland's , and I've been absolutely loving them - for the fit, the colour and the denim. But I was a little nervous about buying them, as I'd never had unsanforised denim before. Given I know this will be ...

Bryceland’s black unsanforised jeans: Review

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Do you think Bryceland's black P13 pants would work with a pair of color-8 cordovan Aldens? I see they regularly style them with the olives, but black never....

DenimMarch 15th 2023

Reader profile: Simon

February 27th 2023

Simon is only our second reader profile from outside the UK. He lives in New York, although when we talk on the phone he’s actually in Washington DC, having just landed on the red eye from Arizona. Simon travels a lot. He’s a journalist...

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This is the first time i have seen new balance sneakers be worn with grace and charm...

February 27th 2023

Reader profile: David E

December 19th 2022

David is an example of a reader that has been into clothes for a long time, and now looks back on it from the perspective of a professional and father, fitting that interest into a life that has changed dramatically. A resident of south-east London...

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That’s very encouraging. May give him a commission soon. Many thanks Lindsay...

StyleDecember 19th 2022

Moulded Shoe, New York: Home of the modified last

December 5th 2022

Moulded Shoe in New York is a charming shop. A family-run business now in its third generation, It’s narrow and tall, with shoe boxes stacked way up to a double-height ceiling. There are newspaper cuttings, customer photos and a Japanese cart...

Moulded Shoe, New York: Home of the modified last

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The Modified Last is part of Alden’s orthopedic Footbalance Line. These were never meant to go into wide production and continue to exist as a niche offering. The last is popular in Japan but retail pricing there is qu...

ShoesDecember 5th 2022

Reader profile: Shun

October 17th 2022

With the PS reader profiles, we’re always looking to add something different - a different style, a different age, hopefully at some point a different location. Although Shun’s love of classic menswear will be shared by many, he is a li...

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Many thanks for this thoughtful and honest response Andrew, much appreciated!...

Casual clothing - JacketsOctober 17th 2022

Wear loafers with jeans

October 10th 2022

In the hyper-casual world we’re living in, any opportunity to add a little smartness to everyday clothing should be grabbed with both hands. One of the most effective ways to do this, I’m finding, is wearing loafers with jeans. Jeans ar...

Wear loafers with jeans

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Hi I think the suggestion of a dark denim with no turn-up was mainly for versatility - it's something that can be dressed up or down. However, if you're looking for a decidedly more casual style then Simon's looks with t...

Denim - ShoesOctober 10th 2022

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

September 28th 2022

The cut and contours of this, the PS Donegal Coat, will be familiar to most readers. So I’ll focus on the colour to begin with. This is our navy iteration, and it is primarily a large, 3x3 herringbone weave that alternates between navy and bl...

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

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No problem at all Cormac. I have talked about this in the past, though can't remember where now! I start with whichever article I'm most interested in, or excited about. Often that's a jacket, about half the time I'd say...

CoatsSeptember 28th 2022

Reader profile: Tim

August 10th 2022

Tim owns an antique luggage and travel accessories shop, and spends a lot of his time either in the store or on the road sourcing. His clothes are eminently practical, but they also speak of a love of old things, including all second-hand clothing. ...

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Great story! I reuse or repair a lot of my families old ranch clothes! Its a great aesthetic, and I dont have to pay for a high quality jean shirt, when I have vintage made in the USA wrangler shirts ready to go! Also, P...

Coats - DenimAugust 10th 2022

What I pack when I travel – on holiday

July 22nd 2022

  A few years ago, I wrote a piece detailing what I packed when I travelled – focused on Naples in wam weather, but with application to colder weather too. However this was a ‘work’ trip for me. One where I was expecte...

What I pack when I travel – on holiday

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Does anyone have a recommendation on a cream merino polo, like this that was previously offered in the PS Shop? I see this season that cream is not offered, and the closest I can find is a silk/cashmere on Colhays....

July 22nd 2022

Reader profile: Cedric

June 17th 2022

Cedric works in the art world, and as such is rarely formal. But he retains an interest in tailoring, has childhood memories of going to Huntsman, and is even talking to Fred Nieddu about his first bespoke. He also has a depth of interest in Americ...

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I know what you mean Leif. I would say that, at least in my context, it's more swinging towards the seventies when done well, as basically no one does. If the fit and cut are done well, and perhaps there's a little extra...

Casual clothing - JacketsJune 17th 2022

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

May 9th 2022

This may be a little niche, but it’s something that often stresses me out in the morning, so hopefully it will be of some use to others. My plans for what to wear on a particular day usually don’t account for rain. I might be going int...

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

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Hey Jack, No, it's a rubber sole but a thinner one...

Coats - HatsMay 9th 2022

Smart/casual and high/low: How to dress like Oliv...

April 8th 2022

  I was surprised when I realised we hadn’t ever featured Oliver Dannefalk in our ‘How to dress like’ series, given I’ve admired his style for years, particularly since he launched Rubato with Carl Per...

Smart/casual and high/low: How to dress like Oliv...

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Sounds interesting Gulliver...

StyleApril 8th 2022

The Alden modified last, and Anatomica sizing

April 1st 2022

Alden has this particular shape of shoe, on what is referred to as the ‘modified’ last. It’s unusual, almost orthopaedic in appearance, with a narrow waist that hugs the middle of the foot and rather bulging sides to fully accommo...

The Alden modified last, and Anatomica sizing

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Hi Shem I have an Aberdeen tassel loafer in 9.5D and the Van LHS loafer in 9E. Even at half a size smaller, I’ve found the Van is all-round more comfortable for wearing over a longer period. However, it’s an E width ...

ShoesApril 1st 2022

Anatomica, Paris: The clothes and the history

March 23rd 2022

Anatomica is one of my favourite shops in Paris. It’s unique, with a range of menswear that’s often exclusive to them - whether under their brand or others’ - and always centred around quality. In fact it has such a reputation - of...

Anatomica, Paris: The clothes and the history

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The fit is a little short and quite big in the body. I like it, but it won't be for everyone. I can't remember the exact price I'm afraid, but it won't be cheap...

Casual clothing - Hanks and scarvesMarch 23rd 2022

Reader profile: Daniel

February 14th 2022

Meet Daniel. A regular at the pop-up shop, and a man who knows more about wine glasses than you’d care to ask. It’s fair to say that Daniel appreciates good clothes, and knows what styles he likes. But he doesn’t obsess about it. ...

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I like that look as well. However, what colour are the trousers - dark navy, dark brown, dark green? Surprisingly difficult to tell from the photos....

Casual clothing - JacketsFebruary 14th 2022

Reader profile: Mattia

January 17th 2022

I met Mattia during our recent pop-up shop on Savile Row. A Permanent Style reader, he is also a fashion student, which gives him an interesting perspective on classic menswear. I enjoyed talking to him, and his friends, about their studies and the...

Reader profile: Mattia

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I loved reading this and I love Mattia's style. As someone who doesn't earn a lot of money most of my reading here is pipe dream stuff. But me and mattia are on the same boat - there is a way to dress well for under 3k! ...

Denim - JacketsJanuary 17th 2022

Down parka from Nigel Cabourn: How great things age

January 14th 2022

  Over the winter, quite a few readers have asked what I wear for very cold weather. If it’s formal, the answer is a simple variation on the coats we’ve already featured: a heavyweight overcoat like my 30oz from Sartoria Ciardi ...

Down parka from Nigel Cabourn: How great things age

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Thanks Doug. I don't know if they do anymore unfortunately. They don't make a fair bit of the very high-end stuff. Worth looking out for them on eBay though...

Casual clothing - CoatsJanuary 14th 2022