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 they usually are - it sounds like your issue isn't really one of quality, just one of style. These older-fashioned T-shirts will last longer and soften up better, but they are thicker and made with a stronger necklin...

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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I agree Stefan, and certainly on the suit and jacket materials...

StyleAugust 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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Budd's belts are very nice too, as you can see on my navy one too. Budd's are true to size, but then so was the N&L one really - it's just that I wanted it that much oversized and loose...

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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Yes, I think it would be nice with good chinos....

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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Aha right, thanks, Simon...

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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Interesting, OK understood...

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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Thank you for pointing out carrier company. The jacket was not for me but I came across the fisherman’s jumper. A robust navy roll neck with raglan sleeves - I has been looking for one like this with raglan sleeves 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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Great, thank you!...

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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That would be great. Thanks, Simon....

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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Great feedback, thanks Craig...

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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Hi PA - I would recommend Belgian loafers with rubber soles (traveler loafers). Sagan Strides is one example but a similar more affordable option would be Yanko - check out the Skolyx site. I was also looking for somethi...

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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Hi Simon, Very helpful. Many thanks!...

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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It's really a question of personal preference. I prefer a tassel, but arguably it is less versatile....

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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So we're talking deck shoes, here from Paraboot in a dark brown? I think they're always going to be a push with a sports jacket. Not impossible by any means, but you'd have to be leaning heavily into the Ivy sack jacket,...

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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Thanks, yes a touch wide but pretty good, thanks for the tip...

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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Yes, that could be nice...

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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To be honest Hannes I don't find I use it as much as I thought I would. It is nice, but I always reach for the more straightforward totes more often...

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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This is a really good idea! In summer I frequently wear Indonesian batik shirts that are cut almost exactly like your mandarin jacket. I really really love them. Why not make a summer jacket of the same cut? It's simple ...

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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Really pleased to hear it. Do feel free to carry on commenting on any posts - they're not old, they're a reference library!...

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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I have had Aldens and the like, but for welted loafers prefer Edw. Greens and Lobbs. But I have 7 pairs of Baudoin Lange, including Classic, Grand, Ginko, etc. The Grands are very comfortable and, to me eye, more gracefu...

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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I have found a reasonably good solution for drying is to use a de-humidifier in a small room (I use my bathroom as depending on what type of house you live in, it is possible to overly dry out the fabric of the walls/bui...

Knitwear - StyleJanuary 4th 2019

Double-breasted cotton jacket and striped shirt

July 9th 2018

When I first had this cotton jacket made, I noted that it was a tricky one to work into an outfit. The vintage cotton cloth ( more details here) is rather rough and casual, yet the cut and style are quite smart. Having it as a double-breasted jacket...

Double-breasted cotton jacket and striped shirt

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On the height of shirt collars? Yes good idea, definitely...

Jackets - StyleJuly 9th 2018

Indigo, navy and natural: A summer combination

June 11th 2018

I’ve always liked indigo in tailoring, and find navy a good partner for it. The deep indigo of this linen shirt from D’Avino, for example, is significantly quietened by the navy blazer over the top, and makes that top half a story...

Indigo, navy and natural: A summer combination

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Linen can look a little smart with jeans - it's a casual tailoring material, but still fairly smart overall. Navy can look a little smart being a darker, smarter colour as well. The important things in making it work are...

Glasses and jewellery - ShirtsJune 11th 2018

Hopsack and linen trousers – in humid Hong ...

May 21st 2018

It was really lovely being back in Hong Kong last week, after a few years away. The talk we Lorenzo Cifonelli and I did at Attire House worked well - more a conversation than an interview, with Lorenzo asking me questions about other tailors, and th...

Hopsack and linen trousers – in humid Hong ...

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I wouldn't myself, no. Perhaps on the very odd occasion when I'm wearing them and want to put socks on in the evening But then they are very much a summer shoe for me, and I would usually only be wearing hidden socks in ...

Belts and wallets - JacketsMay 21st 2018