Reader profile: Tetsuya

June 19th 2024

Tetsuya Yamashita is a reader that Lucas knows rather than me. Back in the days when he ran the Drake’s pop-up in the old Beige shop in Paris, Tetsuya was a regular visitor, and is still a friend of Beige today. In fact we used their shop as a...

Reader profile: Tetsuya

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'A human highlighter'. Love it...

Jackets - ShoesJune 19th 2024

My favourite jeans: Bryceland’s, Rubato, Blackhor...

May 1st 2024

My favourite jeans largely come from brands that make in Japan, using Japanese denim, but that tweak the fit to make it their own. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that they’re also classic-menswear brands, who make or at least a...

My favourite jeans: Bryceland’s, Rubato, Blackhor...

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Not a big difference, probably less than an inch. I'd say it's a reason to go down a size if you're between sizes, but not to size down from your regular size...

DenimMay 1st 2024

How to pack for a week-long trip: Video

April 29th 2024

This is the second of two videos we made recently talking through what to pack for travel. The first suggested clothes for a three-day trip - basically wearing one outfit and packing another, but with every piece interchangeable. This second one exp...

How to pack for a week-long trip: Video

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Ah brilliant, thanks. And what about the light blue shirt in the video - is it denim or oxford (I can’t quite tell)?...

Bags - VideoApril 29th 2024

Reader profile: Niyi

April 26th 2024

By André Larnyoh I’ve known Niyi for three or four years and he’s always someone I’ve learnt from. His style is eclectic: classic menswear brands alongside contemporary fashion, bursts of colour with subdued tones. Yet someh...

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A great example of someone not trying to be anything other than himself...and maybe that's the point of everything....

Coats - KnitwearApril 26th 2024

A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part Two: Mode...

April 21st 2024

By Manish Puri In part one of this guide, I provided a brief history of chambray and why it became the de facto choice for work shirts, before turning my focus to shirts on the market that are reproductions of traditional US work shirt models. In th...

A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part Two: Mode...

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The Anderson & Sheppard haberdashery has quite a few navy linen shirts like that...

ShirtsApril 21st 2024

Wearing black shoes with jeans

April 1st 2024

This is something I’ve had questions about recently - I assume because fashion generally has taken a turn towards black and, combined with the general casualisation going, black shoes and jeans have become a more common styling choice. So the ...

Wearing black shoes with jeans

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Drake's ecru jeans...

StyleApril 1st 2024

The Eddie Bauer ‘Skyliner’ and how to find one

February 26th 2024

With the growth of interest in outdoor clothing in recent years, there has been a predictable dive into the history of companies that produced it, of which one of the most prominent was Eddie Bauer. One reason I find this exploration interesting is...

The Eddie Bauer ‘Skyliner’ and how to find one

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Upon assessing the fit of the actual model, despite the size recommendation of Medium (M) on their website based on provided information, I had the opportunity to personally evaluate both the Medium (M) and the next smal...

Casual clothing - CoatsFebruary 26th 2024

Cifonelli jacket: Finding a new home for good things

January 31st 2024

One topic I thought it would be good to cover during Dry January was giving away clothes that you found - for whatever reason - no longer worked for you. Finding good homes for good things, essentially. A good example of this is the suede jacket th...

Cifonelli jacket: Finding a new home for good things

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It’s useful to note that almost everything we humans do is a form consumption construed in the very broadest sense of the concept (meaning: a use of planetary resources). Even the posting of that original comment was, ...

JacketsJanuary 31st 2024

The jacket-as-coat: Seiji’s commission from Tailo...

December 29th 2023

When the shoemaker Seiji McCarthy came to New York recently to take part in our pop-up, he brought with him a recent commission from Tailor Caid, the Japanese bespoke tailor run by Yuhei Yamamoto. Yamamoto is a big enthusiast for mid-century America...

The jacket-as-coat: Seiji’s commission from Tailo...

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Oh good. It helps that I'm usually speaking from experience!...

Coats - JacketsDecember 29th 2023

Merry Christmas everyone

December 25th 2023

Thank you everyone for what you have helped Permanent Style become this year. Merry Christmas from myself, Lucas and all our wonderful contributors. Here's to a stylish, creative and pleasurable 2024. Pictured above: Selfie at last year's pop-up, we...

Merry Christmas everyone

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Yes true, it is a little big in that style, works well with the belt...

Black tieDecember 25th 2023

Reader profile: Sebastian

November 24th 2023

Sebastian has an interesting story - a clothing story with distinct phases. He’s a long-term reader (just over 10 years) and has worn many different styles, many different brands. But he's another PS reader in essence - always a little similar...

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Saman Amel does. P Johnson for some things...

Coats - JacketsNovember 24th 2023

Wythe, Bally, P Johnson: A/W 2023 highlights 

November 3rd 2023

Some old, some new in this year’s round-up of Autumn/Winter products. These articles are a nice way to mention brands on the edge of our radar (Bally) as well as to discuss new releases from favourites that wouldn’t otherwise get a full ...

Wythe, Bally, P Johnson: A/W 2023 highlights 

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Yes. Trees make less of a difference, but I still would if they were worn regularly. Worth a brush down after wear just like suede as well...

Casual clothing - DenimNovember 3rd 2023

Ludens: Japanese belts and leather goods

August 11th 2023

In recent years I've been wearing more belts with tailoring, as I've worn other accessories such as ties and handkerchiefs less. That's meant me upping my belt game, with a couple of commissions from Tightly Stitched , some great belts from Rubato ...

Ludens: Japanese belts and leather goods

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Belts are great accessories for men so had to weigh in on this topic. I'm a buckle and belt junkie so an overview of the various styles most welcome. Including where to get new buckles and straps or just get them polishe...

Bags - Belts and walletsAugust 11th 2023

Kind of showy: All black jacket and jeans

July 24th 2023

On Permanent Style we’ve always talked about dressing with subtle elegance - clothing that makes the wearer appear simply well dressed. This is still the style I get most pleasure from. It's a matter of good fit, quality materials, and tastefu...

Kind of showy: All black jacket and jeans

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Thank you Alex...

Bags - DenimJuly 24th 2023

The Permanent Style Anniversary dinner

June 21st 2023

Last November marked 15 years since the founding of Permanent Style. To celebrate the occasion, we planned two things: a personal dinner with friends in Florence and a more public event in the pop-up shop on Savile Row. The public event, to which al...

The Permanent Style Anniversary dinner

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Thank you both!...

June 21st 2023

Reader profile: Adrian

June 14th 2023

Adrian Hogan is a PS reader and an illustrator living in Tokyo. We met at Midori So, a charming Ivy-covered building that’s used as a shared workspace, set on top of a hill in a largely residential area but just a couple of blocks from the Nak...

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Hi Steve, yes that’s the one! Though I don’t know the fabric code off hand, I’m afraid....

StyleJune 14th 2023

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide – 2023 Up...

June 7th 2023

  Tokyo is one of the most varied, creative and stimulating retail experiences in the world. Not only is the city huge, but each area has a distinct feel and atmosphere, reflected in its shopping. There are small, niche brands everywhere, as...

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide – 2023 Up...

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Ok, thanks for letting us know Dharm...

Bags - Belts and walletsJune 7th 2023

Spring/Summer Top 10 ’23: Shirts, shorts an...

April 28th 2023

It may still be cold outside (in the UK), but it’s late April and time for a write-up of the Spring/Summer pieces I’ve liked from our favourite brands. If you have any questions about other releases from these brands (or indeed brands n...

Spring/Summer Top 10 ’23: Shirts, shorts an...

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It's hard to tell Ayush, but if they were pyjamas I'd probably use something softer, like a light cotton...

Casual clothing - Hanks and scarvesApril 28th 2023

Vibram resoling: Rescuing my ‘grail’ Nike ACG hik...

April 3rd 2023

By Tony Sylvester. I am sure you too have a full and eclectic ‘Saved Searches’ section on your eBay app. Mine includes everything from rare Barbour jackets to Finnish glassware; old Polo coats to Georgian jewellery. Some are comedic remi...

Vibram resoling: Rescuing my ‘grail’ Nike ACG hik...

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Do you sell Nike hiking boots? To the uk?...

ShoesApril 3rd 2023

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

March 20th 2023

This outfit I wore last week really tickled me - I think primarily for its combination of T-shirt and tailoring. Working the two together in some way (as in this, perhaps Summer equivalent ) is often an effective way to achieve the ‘casual ch...

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

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Yes, presuming it's dark enough...

Coats - KnitwearMarch 20th 2023

Bryceland’s black unsanforised jeans: Review

March 15th 2023

These are the first jeans I've had from Bryceland's , and I've been absolutely loving them - for the fit, the colour and the denim. But I was a little nervous about buying them, as I'd never had unsanforised denim before. Given I know this will be ...

Bryceland’s black unsanforised jeans: Review

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I'm not sure on the Rubato and i don't know anyone that has both I'm afraid...

DenimMarch 15th 2023

Wearing pink: Tips and combinations

March 6th 2023

By Manish Puri “That was the day I learned how dangerous a color can be. That a boy could be knocked off that shade and made to reckon his trespass. Even if color is nothing but what the light reveals, that nothing has laws, and a boy on a pin...

Wearing pink: Tips and combinations

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Hi Daniel! Yes, it was the Connolly’s one I write about here: https://www.permanentstyle.com/2021/12/the-guide-to-shetland-sweaters-part-two-brands.html Still available in smaller sizes! I’d certainly recommend it ha...

StyleMarch 6th 2023

Pitti A/W 2023: Too many negronis, too few makers

February 3rd 2023

By Tony Sylvester It’s been three long years since I last shuffled along the cobbled streets of Florence, winding my way to the Fortezza Da Basso, the medieval castle that hosts Pitti Uomo, the international menswear trade fair. Without statin...

Pitti A/W 2023: Too many negronis, too few makers

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From my prespective, there were people at Pitti who went for work, lifestyle, as well as some who... I can't figure out why they went. I came out of it with a great wealth of new connections and many beautiful purchases....

February 3rd 2023

Experimenting with the smock, or anorak

January 13th 2023

Fifteen years ago, I wrote a piece called ‘ Enjoy your fashion cycle ’. Ten years later, in 2018, there was one called ‘ How I filter fashions ’. Today, I find myself thinking along the same lines as we explore casual (but of...

Experimenting with the smock, or anorak

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My wife ordered in November and it should come some time soon. Will update once received (and might order one for myself once we see how hers came out). I have a very old one so not sure how that compares to the current ...

Casual clothingJanuary 13th 2023

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual j...

November 23rd 2022

In recent years, casual alternatives to the tailored jacket have become increasingly popular, and we've talked about a lot of them on PS. However, it's not always clear what's meant by different terms and types, or what their differences in style a...

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual j...

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Yes, they are more casual and if that's not what you want then those others would be better. Just keep the safari as subtle as possible - the fewer bells and whistles the better...

Casual clothing - JacketsNovember 23rd 2022