Why buy ‘modern’ vintage?

February 25th 2022

Rag Parade in Sheffield sells quite a lot of ‘modern’ vintage clothing (let’s call it 1980 onwards, for the sake of argument) as well as more standard militaria and workwear from earlier decades. I was interested to know what the ...

Why buy ‘modern’ vintage?

Match in comments:
Hi Everybody, I wasn’t go to join this discussion but feel I may need to dip my toes in the water. Firstly some of the most durable and best made jackets Belstaff ever made actually came out in the 1990’s/early 2000...

Coats - JacketsFebruary 25th 2022

How relevant is 80s Armani?

July 2nd 2021

By Tony Sylvester It might seem counterintuitive to be talking about past fads or subcultures on a platform named Permanent Style. But while it is certainly admirable for a man to build a wardrobe around the timeless and perennial, it would be fooli...

How relevant is 80s Armani?

Match in comments:
My tailor could make one just by looking at it . That said it wouldn’t be exactly the same . The material on Armani from what lve had in my hands isn’t top level but it’s nice...

StyleJuly 2nd 2021

Milan: A sartorial city guide

September 16th 2015

Milan is the centre of the men’s fashion industry, yet as far as style is concerned, there are surprisingly few shops worth visiting. Via Montenapoleone, Via Della Spiga and the roads that run between them are all pleasant places to stroll. ...

Milan: A sartorial city guide

Match in comments:
Hi Simon, Great post! I visited the top three shops recommended on this list recently. Thank you for sharing your insights. Great experience at Bardelli and Tincati. Al Bazar regrettably seem to have the rudest staff I h...

September 16th 2015

Reader question: Suit brands

July 15th 2009

Will, Minnesota: Simon, I wrote to you before on a style matter. As I’ve sought suits and separates lately, I’ve learned that while I thought I was a 40, I am truly around a 38 long – sometimes a 36. In-turn, I’ve learned that...

Reader question: Suit brands

Match in comments:
Dear Simon, Having decided to avoid the Brands and go the bespoke route for a suit for my son’s wedding, research was in order as I had not done this before. I came across your website and together with all the excelle...

Reader questions - SuitsJuly 15th 2009