Hob-nail boots, pince-nez and Rubato denim –...

April 21st 2022

*Note: Contra to my advice here, I ended up switching to size 32 Rubato jeans (my regular size) and that was the right choice. They felt a little right to begin with, but gave a little bit and are now perfect* The pop-up opening party was lovely las...

Hob-nail boots, pince-nez and Rubato denim –...

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"This means they might not be for denim purists, as they won’t fade in the same way as raw or unsanforised jeans." For fellow readers who shy away from the once-washed rubato denim: I am no denim head, but during the l...

April 21st 2022

The Spring pop-up: Rubato, Bentley’s, Ludov...

March 18th 2022

*Update: I forgot to say that all PS products will be there too! Sorry, forgot to mention that...* I'm delighted to say that the PS Presents pop-up shop will be back in April, in the same space at The Service, on Savile Row. For Rubato it will be th...

The Spring pop-up: Rubato, Bentley’s, Ludov...

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Thanks Jonathan. Yes, they'll all be there all the way through...

Bags - Belts and walletsMarch 18th 2022

Wearing a grey linen shirt – or the virtues...

October 28th 2016

A style post today, after several product and profile pieces in recent weeks. To break it down into bullets: I love grey shirts, primarily with navy suits or jackets as an alternative to white and blue. It feels urban and modern The problem is, wit...

Wearing a grey linen shirt – or the virtues...

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The greys have generally been linen (for summer) and brushed cotton (for winter). Both this D'Avino one and my Simone Abbarchi winter one are from Sictess...

StyleOctober 28th 2016

My vintage leather folio: How great things age

September 23rd 2015

I bought this vintage folio from Bentleys Antiques in London last year, and it has proved fantastically useful. We can all count ourselves lucky that laptops (well, MacBooks anyway) are only a touch bigger than European writing paper in the first...

My vintage leather folio: How great things age

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It certainly helps to be able to recognise quality and be able to buy with taste, yes...

BagsSeptember 23rd 2015

London: A sartorial city guide

August 12th 2015

I’ve had quite a few requests by readers over the past year for city guides, so this is the first in a series. In London, there are so many options that it makes sense to group some together. Also, if I leave too many out I’ll...

London: A sartorial city guide

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Sorry Severin, these city guides are proving hard to keep up to date - it's quite a lot of work. On vintage, unfortunately pretty much all the good ones have closed down. Try Levinson's...

August 12th 2015

The beauty of a vintage alligator cigar case: How...

July 22nd 2015

I’m a big fan of vintage leather goods. There’s nothing like a real, century-old patina on alligator or bridle leather; plus silver or brass hardware that you can let tarnish or keep polished and shiny. Over the years I have b...

The beauty of a vintage alligator cigar case: How...

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Saphir Reptan will condition alligator....

Belts and walletsJuly 22nd 2015

The odd waistcoat for formal occasions

November 2nd 2012

I recently wrote about my favourite evening combination – blue shirt and grey/silver tie with a navy or charcoal suit. This is a rather more dressy combination for formal events and dinners, making use of a waistcoat more usually worn with a mo...

The odd waistcoat for formal occasions

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Look at the 'fishy and polo' post and also th choppin and lodge suit. Same cutter...

StyleNovember 2nd 2012

Christmas suggestions

December 7th 2011

If you’re anything like me, Christmas shopping begins in earnest this week. Just long enough ahead to get everything done, but little enough time to inject a little panic into the process. Here are a few suggestions from a few of my favourites....

Christmas suggestions

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Excellent post....

StyleDecember 7th 2011

Gieves & Hawkes becomes a destination

April 20th 2011

Yesterday was the grand opening of the new Gieves & Hawkes, after an extensive refurbishment and the inclusion of several friends of Permanent Style. Tim Bent has his dedicated room at the front of the store, as well as some beautiful pieces...

Gieves & Hawkes becomes a destination

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@wookie: Looks like a frock of some sort. It screams cavalry or horse artillery, if I had to guess. The UK has the greatest uniforms in the world: those tailors might be the luckiest out there....

April 20th 2011

Shoe shine from the shoe snob

March 16th 2011

Justin Fitzpatrick does a mean shoe shine. The aspiring shoe maker and great blogger ( The Shoe Snob) was set up by Gieves & Hawkes recently to do shoe shines for customers as part of its general re-fit (which also includes Bentley’...

Shoe shine from the shoe snob

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Axel, I would never wear trainers outside of training. I sympathise if you are forced to. But I also think it is a mistake to try and apply the rules of formal wear to casual attire like jeans and trainers. Simon...

March 16th 2011

How great things have aged: Bentleys antiques

January 14th 2011

It’s easy to think that people have always appreciated vintage items like leather luggage, bags and accessories. But back in the early eighties, that wasn’t the case. It was only in the middle of that decade that taste in the UK started t...

How great things have aged: Bentleys antiques

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I once asked the manager of the Lauren section in a department store if I could possibly purchase one of those great "lid over" leather suitcases they used for display, and she said even she couldn't buy one. I jokingly ...

BagsJanuary 14th 2011