Reader profile: Ben C

December 10th 2021

I’ve known Ben for a long time now. He worked round the corner from me during my journalism days, and we were both customers of visiting artisans like Elia Caliendo and Simone Abbarchi. We even did a shoot together for Elia years ago. Ben and ...

Reader profile: Ben C

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Love the semi-casual....

Jackets - StyleDecember 10th 2021

New black bullskin tote, and angled DBs

July 16th 2021

A new black version of our bullhide tote, a collaboration with Frank Clegg, goes on sale today. It’s available on the Frank Clegg site (not ours) alongside a restock of the dark brown. I shot some pictures of it with Alex last week, and it re...

New black bullskin tote, and angled DBs

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I haven't, no, it's done very well. The brown will probably be more versatile, but it's mostly a question of what you wear it with, your style...

July 16th 2021

Re-introducing, the Dartmoor polo-collar sweater!

May 17th 2019

Six years ago, we began a collaboration to create a perfect polo-collar sweater, called the Dartmoor. It was made by John Smedley, was popular with readers, and sold out several times. Since then, unfortunately, Smedley have discontinued it. So last...

Re-introducing, the Dartmoor polo-collar sweater!

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Less that it's thinner or lighter, more that it's woven more openly and is a high-twist merino rather than a superfine cashmere-like one. They are meant for different weather to each other really...

KnitwearMay 17th 2019

How I filter fashions

August 1st 2018

Fashions sweep through the world of classic menswear on a fairly regular basis – no matter how permanent we think our tastes and styles are. I find it pays to consider each carefully, and then over time decide which of three camps it falls int...

How I filter fashions

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Not sure you could quite, but you're right they're very expensive. A lot of it reflects the work that's gone into them, which is why you don't see anything quite like them anywhere else....

StyleAugust 1st 2018

Suit Style 8: Trouser measurements, style and pro...

April 30th 2018

One of the reasons jacket fits and styles are so hard to describe is they cannot easily be put into numbers. Trousers, by comparison, are pretty straightforward. From the shoe up, there is: circumference at the trouser opening or bottom, at the kne...

Suit Style 8: Trouser measurements, style and pro...

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I also have the same issue but if you shorten the back rise, it would help significantly. My bespoke trousers' back rise is nearly the same as the front rise....

TrousersApril 30th 2018

Marco Cerrato – the family trouser workshop

July 21st 2017

This is the first in what will be a series on artisanal workshops in Naples - following my trip there with Jamie a couple of weeks ago. One of the loveliest we visited was the Cerrato atelier, which is on the first floor of an building in the Spani...

Marco Cerrato – the family trouser workshop

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Personally, I don't like this style M. I've had them before, for example as the trousers to this jacket from Cifonelli. And I find they don't look like jeans at all, just slightly unusual tailored trousers. Which is fine...

TrousersJuly 21st 2017

Naples: A sartorial shopping guide

July 12th 2017

Naples has the biggest concentration of high-end handmade menswear in the world. Although not so much for shoes, for tailoring and shirtmaking this is the motherlode, with hundreds of tailors in the city and surrounding region, and thousands working ...

Naples: A sartorial shopping guide

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Probably not, but worth asking the maker if they can perhaps prepare a fitting for you in that time, so you can be fitted and have the finished shirt sent to you...

July 12th 2017

Style Guide – the partners shoot

April 24th 2017

The Style Guide has been wonderfully received so far - at the launch events in London and New York, but also online and through personal messages. Thank you all. There are a few things I realise I haven't emphasised so far. One is that we proudly d...

Style Guide – the partners shoot

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Lots of things I think. Grey and navy as shown here, plus cream or white, and black. More tonally similar colours, like dark brown, might be Ok if there's some other contrast, such as a white shirt underneath...

Hanks and scarves - KnitwearApril 24th 2017

The Permanent Style trunk show

October 14th 2016

Thank you. Thank you so much on my behalf, and more importantly on behalf of the four artisans - who trusted me, and by extension you, to come over to London and do something they'd never done before, in a location they'd never seen before. Because...

The Permanent Style trunk show

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The trunk show was great...

Bags - Hanks and scarvesOctober 14th 2016

Cerrato bespoke trousers, Naples

September 21st 2016

Over the past few weeks I've been talking to Neapolitan trouser makers Marco and Massimo Cerrato, and commissioning the pair in cotton drill pictured here. I'm pleased to say that it looks like we have a reliable, good-value maker at a very high qu...

Cerrato bespoke trousers, Naples

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Well, in theory it means there is a larger area of tension holding the body - but then some tailors swear by a cut in the back of the waistband, and that reduces the area. I think it's quite dependent on body shape and o...

TrousersSeptember 21st 2016

Permanent Style trunk show: Heurtault, Amoruso, C...

September 7th 2016

I am very proud to say that we have a Permanent Style trunk show organised for October 5th, co-hosted with Gaziano & Girling at their Savile Row store. This has been a good while in the making, particularly as I was keen to bring together: ...

Permanent Style trunk show: Heurtault, Amoruso, C...

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Yes, there will be a few things...

Bags - Belts and walletsSeptember 7th 2016