The tailors I have known

August 30th 2016

This post was originally written in 2012, following a request from a reader. It was a breakdown of all the tailors I have tried, split into different countries. I have endeavoured to update it now, bringing the li...

The tailors I have known

This post was originally written in 2012, following a request from a reader. It was a breakdown of all the tailors I have tried, split into different countries. I have endeavoured to update it now, bringing the li...

TailorsAugust 30th 2016

How high should my trousers be? – Reader ques...

July 10th 2013

Hi Simon: Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful work that you have been doing, it’s really pointed the rest us in the right direction. One thing that I have been rather confused on is how pants shoul...

How high should my trousers be? – Reader ques...

Hi Simon: Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful work that you have been doing, it’s really pointed the rest us in the right direction. One thing that I have been rather confused on is how pants shoul...

Reader questions - TailoringJuly 10th 2013

Going tieless; Hemingway Tailors suit

September 21st 2011

Without a tie, men lose the biggest opportunity to express themselves easily in colour and pattern. But I don’t like wearing a tie every day either. The key if you’re not going to wear a tie is to add accents...

Going tieless; Hemingway Tailors suit

Without a tie, men lose the biggest opportunity to express themselves easily in colour and pattern. But I don’t like wearing a tie every day either. The key if you’re not going to wear a tie is to add accents...

Shirts and ties - StyleSeptember 21st 2011

Hemingway, Harvie & Hudson and Alfred Sargent ...

August 23rd 2011

The time is coming around again to book slots for US fall trips. And the tour by Hemingway Tailors and Harvie & Hudson has dates as follows. Separately, Alfred Sargent is also touring in September, dates below. The ...

Hemingway, Harvie & Hudson and Alfred Sargent ...

The time is coming around again to book slots for US fall trips. And the tour by Hemingway Tailors and Harvie & Hudson has dates as follows. Separately, Alfred Sargent is also touring in September, dates below. The ...

August 23rd 2011

Grey and blue – the classic combination

March 28th 2011

I get a lot of requests for practical advice on suit/shirt/tie combinations, so I’m going to try and drop a few more in regularly over the next few months. This is a shot Andy Barnham took of me recently as stock s...

Grey and blue – the classic combination

I get a lot of requests for practical advice on suit/shirt/tie combinations, so I’m going to try and drop a few more in regularly over the next few months. This is a shot Andy Barnham took of me recently as stock s...

StyleMarch 28th 2011

Hemingway Tailors, dates in North America

February 17th 2011

There was quite a lot of interest among Permanent Style readers last time Toby Luper was touring North America, so here are his dates for the next trip. Toby will be with shirtmakers Harvie & Hudson and shoemakers A...

Hemingway Tailors, dates in North America

There was quite a lot of interest among Permanent Style readers last time Toby Luper was touring North America, so here are his dates for the next trip. Toby will be with shirtmakers Harvie & Hudson and shoemakers A...

February 17th 2011

Lutwyche & Lodger

November 17th 2010

As I’m sure many of you already know, Lodger was bought by Tony Lutwyche a couple of weeks ago and the name of the company has been changed to Lutwyche & Lodger. Lodger shoes will carry on as is, but the store ...

Lutwyche & Lodger

As I’m sure many of you already know, Lodger was bought by Tony Lutwyche a couple of weeks ago and the name of the company has been changed to Lutwyche & Lodger. Lodger shoes will carry on as is, but the store ...

November 17th 2010

Pictures of the Toby Luper suit

September 29th 2010

Apologies for the frankly terrible picture of me. I had to take it on my mobile phone – you get a general idea of the fit though. Other pictures show the side buckle and hand-sewn buttonholes....

Pictures of the Toby Luper suit

Apologies for the frankly terrible picture of me. I had to take it on my mobile phone – you get a general idea of the fit though. Other pictures show the side buckle and hand-sewn buttonholes....

Suits - TailoringSeptember 29th 2010

Final suit from Toby Luper

September 29th 2010

The last post on this suit was back in March. With both of us being away at various points in the summer, and Toby’s schedule coming down to London from Leeds, we only managed the final fitting in August. As I had ...

Final suit from Toby Luper

The last post on this suit was back in March. With both of us being away at various points in the summer, and Toby’s schedule coming down to London from Leeds, we only managed the final fitting in August. As I had ...

Suits - TailoringSeptember 29th 2010

First fitting with Toby Luper

March 19th 2010

Having met Toby Luper of Hemingway Tailors, I was invited recently to try his bespoke service. Toby is rather cynical about the number of fittings Savile Row tailors insist on, and bet me he could get the fit right in on...

First fitting with Toby Luper

Having met Toby Luper of Hemingway Tailors, I was invited recently to try his bespoke service. Toby is rather cynical about the number of fittings Savile Row tailors insist on, and bet me he could get the fit right in on...

TailorsMarch 19th 2010

Reminiscing with Toby Luper, Hemingway

January 15th 2010

As an Englishman interested in classic style, it strikes as a particular shame that the industrial manufacture of clothes has suffered so much in this country. Leeds used to be world famous for its suit production, for e...

Reminiscing with Toby Luper, Hemingway

As an Englishman interested in classic style, it strikes as a particular shame that the industrial manufacture of clothes has suffered so much in this country. Leeds used to be world famous for its suit production, for e...

TailorsJanuary 15th 2010