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

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 o...

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...

StyleOctober 28th 2016

My vintage leather folio

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

   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 E...

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

   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 leav...

August 12th 2015

The beauty of a vintage alligator cigar case

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

   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....

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

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 m...

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

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 fr...

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

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 wel...

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

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 ...

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

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 tas...

BagsJanuary 14th 2011