Holiday attire: A sliding scale of formality

May 29th 2024

By Manish Puri Last week’s article by Simon, ‘Which office are you? A cold current 2024 update’ , focused on cold, wintry colours. I’m here to provide a similar step through using warmer, summery tones. The colours I’ve...

Holiday attire: A sliding scale of formality

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Hi Manish, great read and looks. Sorry off-topic question- looking to finish the buttons on a new blazer (NMWA x Carrara in Drapers Montecarlo brown/taupe). I have a few 3 and 4 button overlap or kissing so want to do so...

StyleMay 29th 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

Buck Mason, Novesta, New & Lingwood: Spring ...

April 24th 2024

Our seasonal summary of things I’ve seen and liked rolls around again, and as ever is a good mechanism to answer questions about new products from established brands, such as the City Moc from Saman Amel (above). But it’s also, by design...

Buck Mason, Novesta, New & Lingwood: Spring ...

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I haven't and I'm not sure I would, Ole. I have enough issues with calves and achilles heels to try real running in non-running shoes I think!...

Belts and wallets - Casual clothingApril 24th 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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Looks casual enough probably...

ShirtsApril 21st 2024

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Picking cloth

February 16th 2024

By Manish Puri. This article is the second in a series dealing with my personal experiences of having bespoke/MTM clothes made over the last six years. The first covered some of my tips for working with tailors, while this piece focuses on the lesso...

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Picking cloth

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ClothFebruary 16th 2024

Sartoria Ciardi ulster coat: Style Breakdown

January 15th 2024

  This ulster-style overcoat was made for me by Sartoria Ciardi , the Neapolitan tailor, in 2020. Although I’ve had a few pieces of tailoring from Ciardi in the past five years, this is my only coat from them. It has proved to be one ...

Sartoria Ciardi ulster coat: Style Breakdown

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It's at waist level, straight...

CoatsJanuary 15th 2024

What colour theory can teach you about clothing

January 10th 2024

by Philipp Fröhlich Between 1966 and 1970, Barnett Newman, a prominent figure in abstract expressionism, painted four versions of a painting he called ‘Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue’ (above). I assume Newman foresaw the intim...

What colour theory can teach you about clothing

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My rule is akin to the doctors' oath to "first do no harm". In other words, with an outfit, avoid major blunders and you have done 90% of what's needed. If a tie is dramatic in pattern, the shirt and jacket must be subdu...

StyleJanuary 10th 2024

How design works: Classic menswear and fashion co...

October 25th 2023

The main reason I wanted to bring designer Luke Walker onto our series of talks was his experience working at both fashion brands (Lanvin, McQueen) and classic menswear (Dunhill, Drake’s). I love what he does at his own brand, LEJ, and we tal...

How design works: Classic menswear and fashion co...

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What a breath of fresh air Luke is ... so many gems, anecdotes and wisdom (Oh ... and a dusting of luxuriant chest hair). Loved it all....

VideoOctober 25th 2023

Introducing: The Rider’s Raincoat

October 4th 2023

About eight months ago we made the decision to discontinue our trench coat in favour of something simpler and subtler. A few conversations with friends had brought up the issue, repeatedly, of not being able to find a really stylish but understated,...

Introducing: The Rider’s Raincoat

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CoatsOctober 4th 2023

Reader profile: Simon

February 27th 2023

Simon is only our second reader profile from outside the UK. He lives in New York, although when we talk on the phone he’s actually in Washington DC, having just landed on the red eye from Arizona. Simon travels a lot. He’s a journalist...

Reader profile: Simon

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This is the first time i have seen new balance sneakers be worn with grace and charm...

February 27th 2023

Day in, day out: On uniform dressing and travel

February 17th 2023

Charcoal trousers from a suit, with tweed jacket swapped in By Emilie Hawtin Developing a personal uniform is a common goal for those that are into clothing, I find. It has the twin benefits of being personal yet easy, distinctive yet versatile. Whe...

Day in, day out: On uniform dressing and travel

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Where in Florence do you find Velvet Fruilane Slippers, Simon? I love the idea of using them on multi surfaces....

StyleFebruary 17th 2023

Tobacco, black and white (some T-shirts in stock)

February 13th 2023

You know that feeling when you realise a new purchase unleashes potential in an old, beloved garment? Like getting a yellow oxford and realising it doesn’t just look good with jeans, but also with your favourite herringbone jacket? OK, I&rsquo...

Tobacco, black and white (some T-shirts in stock)

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I don't know any singlets like that I'm afraid. It is possible to lower an armhole, at least on tailoring, but it may be a little harder on that tough material. Nothing will help make the sleeve bigger though...

Casual clothingFebruary 13th 2023

Reader profile: David E

December 19th 2022

David is an example of a reader that has been into clothes for a long time, and now looks back on it from the perspective of a professional and father, fitting that interest into a life that has changed dramatically. A resident of south-east London...

Reader profile: David E

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That’s very encouraging. May give him a commission soon. Many thanks Lindsay...

StyleDecember 19th 2022

Luxury chore coats compared

December 16th 2022

By Manish Puri Not all chores are made equal. Some take longer, some require more exertion, and some involve going out into the cold. On a typical weekend you’ll find me frantically searching for loopholes in the chivalric code so I can cherry...

Luxury chore coats compared

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Hey BC, Yes the Lazyman would work, though I found them a little short. This is an area we covered quite a lot last year - we did a piece here on all the options, and then covered Tebas, chores etc separately. There are ...

JacketsDecember 16th 2022

Drake’s corduroy Mk.I Games Blazer: Review 

December 9th 2022

This is the Mk.1 Games Blazer from Drake’s in russet corduroy. To be honest, I’ve lost track of the numbers and which style each is, but the important thing is that this one's a fairly regular jacket with notched lapels - not the version...

Drake’s corduroy Mk.I Games Blazer: Review 

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I think it could work - not the obvious partners, but I think it could look nice...

JacketsDecember 9th 2022

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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That's very soft, feels more like a sweater, and very comfortable. It wouldn't feel much like a summer jacket though, it would be fairly warm...

Casual clothing - JacketsNovember 23rd 2022

Autumn/Winter picks 2022: J Press, RM Williams, A...

October 31st 2022

L’Impermeabile gilet, at John Simons £435 This lightly waxed gilet, particularly in the pale beige colour, is reminiscent of the Eddie Bauer style that has become popular in recent years. It’s 100% cotton on the outside though, whi...

Autumn/Winter picks 2022: J Press, RM Williams, A...

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It looks OK Jake - a little short perhaps, a little plain, and I guess not the highest quality from J Crew, but probably a decent option. Hard to say much about fabric or shape just from images...

Coats - KnitwearOctober 31st 2022

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

October 26th 2022

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look w...

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

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Thanks again. I have a similarly coloured dark olive linen suit albeit not ideally fitting these days with which i can experiment. I still feel it has to be the darkest of navy or midnight to work but perhaps its a pairi...

TrousersOctober 26th 2022

Reader profile: Shun

October 17th 2022

With the PS reader profiles, we’re always looking to add something different - a different style, a different age, hopefully at some point a different location. Although Shun’s love of classic menswear will be shared by many, he is a li...

Reader profile: Shun

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They're good quality and good value, but most of the styles are too chunky for me personally...

Casual clothing - JacketsOctober 17th 2022

Subtlety and drama: The appeal of the purple sock

August 5th 2022

Today’s article - a debut for someone I’ve long admired, Jason Jules - is an excellent example of why I like having these contributions on PS. I rarely wear contrast-coloured socks these days, particularly purple. But it’s still a...

Subtlety and drama: The appeal of the purple sock

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Absolutely. Unless you want a really fine dress sock, which most people don't, a little synthetic is fine...

Socks and underwearAugust 5th 2022

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

May 9th 2022

This may be a little niche, but it’s something that often stresses me out in the morning, so hopefully it will be of some use to others. My plans for what to wear on a particular day usually don’t account for rain. I might be going int...

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

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Hey Jack, No, it's a rubber sole but a thinner one...

Coats - HatsMay 9th 2022

Would you (could you) wear a cowboy boot?

February 16th 2022

A friend once told me that he gets a kick out of finding an unusual piece of menswear, and working out a way to wear it. Like a challenge: how can he make this esoteric bit of clothing wearable. I’ve never really taken that approach to clothe...

Would you (could you) wear a cowboy boot?

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It's something I should probably write a full post about. But in brief, absolutely you can protect designs, and people do. The IP right is usually a design, copyright or trade mark though, not a patent. And absolutely mo...

ShoesFebruary 16th 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

Down parka from Nigel Cabourn: How great things age

January 14th 2022

  Over the winter, quite a few readers have asked what I wear for very cold weather. If it’s formal, the answer is a simple variation on the coats we’ve already featured: a heavyweight overcoat like my 30oz from Sartoria Ciardi ...

Down parka from Nigel Cabourn: How great things age

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Thanks Doug. I don't know if they do anymore unfortunately. They don't make a fair bit of the very high-end stuff. Worth looking out for them on eBay though...

Casual clothing - CoatsJanuary 14th 2022

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part two, brands

December 15th 2021

By Manish Puri "In part one of this guide, we discussed the general styles and constructions of Shetland jumpers, which I hope helped provide context for which jumper is right for you and why. Now that you’ve eaten your metaphorical vegetables...

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part two, brands

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Hey Peter- also enjoy your comments but haven’t seen any for a bit....

KnitwearDecember 15th 2021