Brown ‘Art du Lin’ suit from Pirozzi and Whitcomb

June 26th 2024

Quite a few people have asked about how the ‘Art du Lin’ linen from Solbiati performs, as it’s become quite a trend across different tailoring brands. Indeed, I hear Solbiati have now largely sold out of a lot of it and there are l...

Brown ‘Art du Lin’ suit from Pirozzi and Whitcomb

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I have three pairs of Art du Lin trousers - really beautiful but would not buy again, they are just too fragile - have worn them a dozen times or so very carefully but there is noticeable fading and wear around seat, poc...

Style - SuitsJune 26th 2024

Introducing: The New Friday Polo

September 22nd 2023

The Friday Polo was one of the first proper products we ever developed on Permanent Style and has gone through several iterations - spread collar, button-down, lightweight and heavy, short sleeve and long. But in the eight years since it launched, ...

Introducing: The New Friday Polo

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Thank you sir!...

September 22nd 2023

Day in, day out: On uniform dressing and travel

February 17th 2023

Charcoal trousers from a suit, with tweed jacket swapped in By Emilie Hawtin Developing a personal uniform is a common goal for those that are into clothing, I find. It has the twin benefits of being personal yet easy, distinctive yet versatile. Whe...

Day in, day out: On uniform dressing and travel

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Where in Florence do you find Velvet Fruilane Slippers, Simon? I love the idea of using them on multi surfaces....

StyleFebruary 17th 2023

Black tops and tonal combinations under

September 5th 2022

In many ways, today's outfit is a natural extension of things we’ve been talking about recently. There was, back on August 12, our discussion about wearing all black , which has some bearing here. The outfit is not all black, of course, but i...

Black tops and tonal combinations under

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Yes on both!...

ShirtsSeptember 5th 2022

Wearing all black

August 12th 2022

I’ve been playing around with black so much in recent years (note, this is classic menswear - it’s years/decades, not weeks/months) that I thought I’d try out wearing nothing but black. This was during Pitti at Florence, on a rela...

Wearing all black

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Yes. I'd prefer an opera pump if I had one, but I'd certainly wear them if I didn't...

Style - WatchesAugust 12th 2022

The appeal of a silk dressing gown – at New...

July 25th 2022

As I wrote earlier this year , I’m usually quite conservative when it comes to gowns. They’re very practical for me, thrown on early in the morning to get up with one of my three daughters. They can still be luxurious, and beautifully m...

The appeal of a silk dressing gown – at New...

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If I dressed like this in morning, I'd make the most of it. Step outside to grab the paper, puff on a morning cigar a bit and then stuff the remains in the nearest flower pot... grumble loudly about something in the pape...

July 25th 2022

Introducing: The striped short-sleeve shirt

July 20th 2022

“A smarter short-sleeved shirt is not something I ever considered before, but I do actually like it.” I have to say I enjoyed the process of launching this shirt last year - i t’s fun to make something that challenges people, pushi...

Introducing: The striped short-sleeve shirt

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Thank you Simon. I will do that....

ShirtsJuly 20th 2022

Dege & Skinner lightweight summer jacket: Re...

June 22nd 2022

This brown wool/silk/linen jacket was made in a lightweight model that Savile Row tailor Dege & Skinner introduced last year. It has a thin shoulder pad and no chest canvas, unlike their normal tailoring. I can directly compare the differen...

Dege & Skinner lightweight summer jacket: Re...

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I don't think I'd worry on the coolness point, as it is so lightweight, but yes I think you'll find the trousers too flimsy to get long-term wear out of. Sorry, it otherwise sounded like a great plan!...

Jackets - TrousersJune 22nd 2022

Introducing: The olive overshirt (and Summer rest...

May 13th 2022

This is the new colour of the PS Linen Overshirt - a pale olive green. I love it, but it is a touch unusual so I thought it was worth shooting with different colours, just to illustrate how I think it can work particularly nicely. The overshirt is ...

Introducing: The olive overshirt (and Summer rest...

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Good to know, thanks!...

Shirts - TrousersMay 13th 2022

The Spring Top 10: Fun, paper and lavender

April 20th 2022

It’s that time of the year again. Brands have been receiving all the spring clothing they ordered last year, even though they weren’t quite sure whether it would arrive, or be swallowed by an unexpected lockdown. So rejoice, there are n...

The Spring Top 10: Fun, paper and lavender

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Regarding Trumpers. Apart from ordering a tub of Almond Shaving Cream which is utterly superb and highly concentrated in a very generous 200g tub... probably the best value of all the prestige London barbers, I asked for...

Casual clothing - CoatsApril 20th 2022

The Finest Polo back in stock, with grey, with notes

March 21st 2022

The Finest Polo - the elegant, knitted summer polo shirt - goes on sale again today, with a new mid-grey colour alongside the navy and cream. And I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about the wear and care of it, as there were a few questions b...

The Finest Polo back in stock, with grey, with notes

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I think so Ayush, yes...

KnitwearMarch 21st 2022

A collared cardigan under a jacket: Ciardi and Co...

March 9th 2022

In recent weeks I’ve been playing around with this button-through cardigan from Colhay’s. Initially I was sceptical as to whether I’d ever wear it tucked in - and afraid it was a little lightweight to wear untucked. The same fear ...

A collared cardigan under a jacket: Ciardi and Co...

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It is a little higher, but the same issue is there, it's not as big or as structured as a shrit collar, so is never going to behave in the same way...

Knitwear - StyleMarch 9th 2022

Introducing: The PS short-sleeved shirt

July 26th 2021

Last Summer, I had coffee with a friend on a hot afternoon in Mayfair. Sitting outside a pavement cafe, he was wearing loafers, a beautifully tailored trousers and - to my surprise - a short-sleeved shirt. I’ve never really liked short sleeve...

Introducing: The PS short-sleeved shirt

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Not particulary - it's hard as weave makes a difference as well. But if you see the cloth in person and put your fingers behind it, it's usually fairly easy to tell. And Irish always has less of that risk...

ShirtsJuly 26th 2021

Pyjamas and working from home: Baudoin & Lan...

February 26th 2021

Best stay-at-home wear: Baudoin & Lange Runners-up: Luca Faloni, Sunspel   PS readers voted Baudoin & Lange the best for ‘stay at home’ wear in 2021 Awards, principally based on their Sagans or Sagan Lune shoes. ...

Pyjamas and working from home: Baudoin & Lan...

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No problem Nezar, and sure I will...

Casual clothing - ShoesFebruary 26th 2021

The Winter Top 5: End, GRP, Real McCoy’s, B...

November 4th 2020

Anonymous Ism socks, via End £30 The online version of End is a surprisingly good source for classic clothing. Although it’s still dominated by street wear, and the new shop off Carnaby Street is entirely trainers and hoodies, the websit...

The Winter Top 5: End, GRP, Real McCoy’s, B...

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Thanks John, interesting to hear. There's a piece coming up on gilets and vests (featuring this piece as part of it), so good to get your thoughts there as well...

Casual clothing - ShoesNovember 4th 2020

My colours in the Baudoin & Lange ‘Ginkgo’ l...

July 31st 2020

Baudoin & Lange recently launched a new, perhaps more conventional range to their shoes, called the Ginkgo. Allan asked me if I'd like to pick a colour or two of suede to make up in this style, and offer as part of the collection - as I did...

My colours in the Baudoin & Lange ‘Ginkgo’ l...

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I have 7 pairs of B&Ls (no typo). Gingko, Classic Sagan, Grands, buckles, Chelsea boots. They are exquisitely made and the materials are superb. Durable? Depends on how you wear them. But they are not a "daily driver...

ShoesJuly 31st 2020

My Summer shoes

July 29th 2020

  Shoes can be one of the trickiest areas for clothing in the summer. Unless we require a jacket, it’s pretty simple to wear a well-cut polo shirt on top and drapey linen trousers on the bottom, and stay cool. But shoes are always re...

My Summer shoes

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Hey John, On the first, yes but it would be a different style. I'll write something about that style of shoe soon. No, suede or leather...

ShoesJuly 29th 2020

Lockdown looks: What I really wore at home

June 19th 2020

Every day, when I get dressed, there is something new I’m interested in wearing. Not necessarily new clothing, but a new outfit, a new combination of colours, perhaps a mixing of styles. And sometimes just a combination that feels new, becaus...

Lockdown looks: What I really wore at home

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It's hard sometimes to quantify precisely, because of the combination of gauge and ply - the gauge meaning it might be chunky hard but it's more loosely put together. Our shawl is a little like that....

StyleJune 19th 2020

Summer smart/casual: Three looks, three levels of...

May 29th 2020

  Last week I explained why I find the knit polo shirt to be such a fundamental part of my summer wardrobe. This week, I’m using that polo and a pair of cream linen trousers as the basis for three different looks – three dif...

Summer smart/casual: Three looks, three levels of...

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Normal napoleon? No, I wouldn't wear leather sneakers with it......

StyleMay 29th 2020

The velvet jacket and modern evening wear, in Cif...

December 4th 2019

This article concerns two things. First, the pluses and minuses of the Cifonelli 6x1 style, as this is the first jacket I’ve had from them in their well-known cut. And second, the benefits of a velvet jacket without silk facings - and how it...

The velvet jacket and modern evening wear, in Cif...

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Down. It's more the European way of doing it - a little shinier rather than the texture depth...

Jackets - StyleDecember 4th 2019

The knitted, fully fashioned T-shirt

August 30th 2019

  When I travel, my default these days is a blouson over shirt and trousers. It makes a nice switch from tailoring during the working days – perhaps a little more comfortable, but more importantly just a change that feels as good ...

The knitted, fully fashioned T-shirt

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Hey Eoghan, My first question is, have you tried ironing the collar of the cotton tee? That might help a lot to put it back into shape. In general, yes wool is going to be better, but there are other factors as well unfo...

StyleAugust 30th 2019

Hand-dyed Mandarin jacket from Prologue

August 16th 2019

In the past five years, it feels like everyone has started doing some kind of shirt-jacket. It was a natural extension of the soft tailoring trend, perhaps, and it certainly gained traction when shirtmakers realised they could offer this too - a we...

Hand-dyed Mandarin jacket from Prologue

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I think the jacket is better with things like tailored trousers, myself. I'm not sure I'd wear it with jeans much. It is a very specific style Amit...

Casual clothingAugust 16th 2019

Earthy, refined colours for summer: Biagio Granat...

July 12th 2019

Today is a lovely day in London (the day I write this, that is, July 3, not the day it’s published). Sunny, a light breeze, a few clouds drifting across the sky. It’s twenty-three degrees celcius. The kind of temperature where you can we...

Earthy, refined colours for summer: Biagio Granat...

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I have mine made with a light fusing, either a moderate spread or a button-down. However, whether the collar stands up or not will be just as much down to the cut of it - how high it is made at the front and back, and th...

Jackets - StyleJuly 12th 2019

The Grand from Baudoin & Lange: Review

March 4th 2019

At the beginning of this year, Allan Baudoin and Bo Langeveld introduced their first fundamentally new design since the Sagan in 2016. Allan’s initial concept was a winter Sagan, which makes sense given how dependent the soft, open, low-soled ...

The Grand from Baudoin & Lange: Review

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The Ginkgo (now called Ivy, I think) in suede can be a beautiful casual look....

ShoesMarch 4th 2019

How to layer knitwear

January 4th 2019

Layering knitwear can be both stylish and practical. Practical, because it gives particular warmth on a cold day - more, usually, than a shirt under knitwear. The multiple layers are also easy to add and remove as the temperature varies. And stylish...

How to layer knitwear

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Oh, that's very good for me! Thank you, Simon!...

Knitwear - StyleJanuary 4th 2019