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...

Reader profile: Sebastian

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

Coats - JacketsNovember 24th 2023

The guide to morning dress: Part three, the final...

July 15th 2022

by Aleks Cvetkovic Having now been to my first Royal Ascot, it strikes me that the hardest thing to do with morning dress is to get the details right, and in so doing capture a kind of comfortable ‘old school’ elegance without looking li...

The guide to morning dress: Part three, the final...

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Have a look at Victory Vintage, lots of low cost options. The quality will be much better than anything Ede or Moss will offer new....

SuitsJuly 15th 2022

Reader profile: Daniel

February 14th 2022

Meet Daniel. A regular at the pop-up shop, and a man who knows more about wine glasses than you’d care to ask. It’s fair to say that Daniel appreciates good clothes, and knows what styles he likes. But he doesn’t obsess about it. ...

Reader profile: Daniel

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I like that look as well. However, what colour are the trousers - dark navy, dark brown, dark green? Surprisingly difficult to tell from the photos....

Casual clothing - JacketsFebruary 14th 2022

Crockett & Jones ‘Harvard’ loafe...

November 10th 2021

I’ve always recommended Crockett & Jones to readers over the years, as a solid, good-value English shoe. But I’ve only briefly owned a pair. I had some when I was in my twenties, but bought the wrong size - so sold them within a ...

Crockett & Jones ‘Harvard’ loafe...

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No, as one is American sizing, the other English. I wear 9.5 in the LHS...

ShoesNovember 10th 2021

Reader profile: Manish

August 23rd 2021

Sometimes I feel a bit envious of brands holding trunk shows, because they meet so many more PS readers than I do. I see people at occasional events, and of course the pop-ups once or twice a year, but that's about it. So one of the nice things ab...

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Are those Crockett & Jones Harvard loafers in Dark Brown suede?...

WatchesAugust 23rd 2021

Colour, size and drama: How to dress like André L...

August 18th 2021

  André Larnyoh has enviably easy style. It’s tempting to put this down to his work as an actor, but that would be too simplistic. That training certainly creates “natural physical awareness”, as he puts it, but the...

Colour, size and drama: How to dress like André L...

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The best one was Chinatown . Great suits and jackets to emulate ....

August 18th 2021

The future of Crockett & Jones

February 10th 2021

Shoe brand of the year: Crockett & Jones Runners up: Edward Green, TLB   Crockett & Jones has won our 2021 award for best shoe brand - an accolade intended to recognise a shoemaker that is adapting to this age of online reta...

The future of Crockett & Jones

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Ross, factory resole (using the original last no less) is highly overrated. You yourself mentioned you are light on your shoes. So go with what makes financial sense right now. The likelihood is you may not need factory ...

ShoesFebruary 10th 2021

What are the best cheaper shoe brands?

June 29th 2020

*UPDATE: Carmina say they do not use plastic heel stiffeners. Jesper's information was based on information by two Carmina retailers. That point has been removed until it can be proved either way. Last month, Swedish shoe brand Myrqvist (above) sen...

What are the best cheaper shoe brands?

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@jesper - if you were buying Chelsea boots for casual wear, would you purchase Crockett & Jones or Carmina? Thanks....

ShoesJune 29th 2020

A newcomer to quality

September 1st 2014

It’s been so long since I experienced bespoke clothing for the first time, or indeed most of the luxury, craft-based things I write about, that I find it interesting when friends do so for the first time. Each finds pleasure, or value, in...

A newcomer to quality

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I agree totally with good shoes and jeans. I also found upgrading from RTW suits to a cheap tailor was a significant improvement since I'm a bit harder to fit. Haven't tried something as expensive as GB. I've also had a ...

September 1st 2014

How to buy good-value clothes

October 25th 2013

Dear Simon, I’ve been reading Permanent Style for many years now, but recently went scurrying back through older posts for advice. Having decided I should go straight to the source, I write to you today. In the last few months I’ve fo...

How to buy good-value clothes

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It is rather sad to see TM Lewin go from our city high streets as of late but apparently continuing online....

Reader questions - ShoesOctober 25th 2013

How to buy quality shoes

August 12th 2013

“If you want to know if a guy is well dressed, look down.” So said US columnist George Frazier back in the 1950s, and his words have never been more true. Men who spend too little on their shoes end up with flimsy things that look old ...

How to buy quality shoes

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I think it's unlikely it means anything about quality Simon - if they were seconds or something, they'd have to indicate that. I'd imagine it's just a special order by the store, and the price difference is mostly exchan...

ShoesAugust 12th 2013

Crockett & Jones: the factory, the shoes, the...

August 5th 2013

Last week I was in Northampton visiting a few of the shoemakers, particularly Crockett & Jones and the new Gaziano & Girling factory. I have never owned any Crockett & Jones shoes. But I have heard so many great things from...

Crockett & Jones: the factory, the shoes, the...

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Did anybody do the same reverse engineering with Church's? I have been arguing on the side of Church's for years. I would be interested to know what the findings were....

ShoesAugust 5th 2013

Reader question: What should I buy in London?

July 6th 2012

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 479 2735 Euromoney PLC 22 5 3358 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false A typical ensemble at Trunk Clothiers Dear Simon, My name is David and I have been a fan of your work for quite a while now. As an undergraduate busines...

Reader question: What should I buy in London?

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I hope it's enjoyable and fruitful Paul...

Reader questionsJuly 6th 2012

Buy good English shoes

January 25th 2012

Good English shoes are pretty much always worth the money you pay for them. Three things reminded me of this in recent weeks. One was a friend’s wedding. After years of buying in the low end of the market, he bought a pair from Crockett �...

Buy good English shoes

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Simon, Good advice. FYI, whilst the shop did not appear to have particularly strong feelings either way, they did recommend a wear or two prior to any treatment (e.g. polish, condition, etc.)....

ShoesJanuary 25th 2012