Tweed Run 2011, in Huntsman shooting suit

April 10th 2011

It wasn’t what this shooting suit was designed, cut or bought for, but it turns out the waistcoat and plus-fours are extremely practical for cycling. The plus-fours are high enough on the waist to cover the shirting at your back even when r...

Tweed Run 2011, in Huntsman shooting suit

It wasn’t what this shooting suit was designed, cut or bought for, but it turns out the waistcoat and plus-fours are extremely practical for cycling. The plus-fours are high enough on the waist to cover the shirting a...

SuitsApril 10th 2011

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 6

March 30th 2011

Tailoring is a very technical art. Despite the many times I have seen a suit being chalked, cut and made, there is still an awful lot I don’t understand and certainly can’t explain easily. Perhaps it could only be fully understood by doin...

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 6

Tailoring is a very technical art. Despite the many times I have seen a suit being chalked, cut and made, there is still an awful lot I don’t understand and certainly can’t explain easily. Perhaps it could only be fu...

SuitsMarch 30th 2011

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 5

December 15th 2010

A final fitting on the Huntsman shooting suit last week, and only David Ward’s little tweaks stopped it being taken away. Good as the fit might look here, David insisted on taking a tiny tuck just below the right shoulder on the back of the...

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 5

A final fitting on the Huntsman shooting suit last week, and only David Ward’s little tweaks stopped it being taken away. Good as the fit might look here, David insisted on taking a tiny tuck just below the right shoul...

SuitsDecember 15th 2010

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 4

October 13th 2010

This is the first, basted fitting for my Huntsman shooting suit, following up from last week’s post on the cutting of the pattern. You can see the line of the plus-twos, which are full yet narrow perceptibly to the knee. Adding a little bit mor...

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 4

This is the first, basted fitting for my Huntsman shooting suit, following up from last week’s post on the cutting of the pattern. You can see the line of the plus-twos, which are full yet narrow perceptibly to the kne...

SuitsOctober 13th 2010

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 3

October 6th 2010

My pattern has been created at Huntsman ahead of cutting the shooting suit we began discussing a few weeks ago. Featured here are two aspects of it that are unfamiliar to me, and probably to many readers. The first is the pattern for the plus twos. T...

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 3

My pattern has been created at Huntsman ahead of cutting the shooting suit we began discussing a few weeks ago. Featured here are two aspects of it that are unfamiliar to me, and probably to many readers. The first is th...

SuitsOctober 6th 2010

Permanent Style in GQ: Field Day

October 5th 2010

Another short piece in GQ last week, this time telling the world about next Monday, October 11, when Savile Row will be turfed and covered with sheep. Perhaps more importantly for those interested in bespoke tailoring, there is a whole roster of even...

Permanent Style in GQ: Field Day

Another short piece in GQ last week, this time telling the world about next Monday, October 11, when Savile Row will be turfed and covered with sheep. Perhaps more importantly for those interested in bespoke tailoring, t...

October 5th 2010

Reader question: Indiana Jones

September 23rd 2010

Greetings Simon, I discovered your blog site early this summer. First off, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful and informative articles on your blog. I have learned a great deal from reading your articles and look forwar...

Reader question: Indiana Jones

Greetings Simon, I discovered your blog site early this summer. First off, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful and informative articles on your blog. I have learned a great deal from reading...

Reader questionsSeptember 23rd 2010

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 2

September 6th 2010

Following up on the last post in this series, on Huntsman tweed, this runs through the style of a shooting suit and being measured. The suit shown here is three-button, but I opted for a more classic Huntsman one-button front in order to make it bett...

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 2

Following up on the last post in this series, on Huntsman tweed, this runs through the style of a shooting suit and being measured. The suit shown here is three-button, but I opted for a more classic Huntsman one-button ...

SuitsSeptember 6th 2010

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 1

August 30th 2010

This marks the beginning of a new series of posts tracking the making of a Huntsman tweed shooting suit. A three-piece with plus-twos in one of this year’s house tweeds (above, right, and second from the left on the sleeves). The tweed is a rev...

Huntsman tweed suit: Part 1

This marks the beginning of a new series of posts tracking the making of a Huntsman tweed shooting suit. A three-piece with plus-twos in one of this year’s house tweeds (above, right, and second from the left on the sl...

SuitsAugust 30th 2010

Book review: Bespoke by Richard Anderson

February 19th 2010

Richard Anderson can write. This quickly becomes apparent as the reader embarks on the story of his time on Savile Row – from dishevelled apprentice to Huntsman’s youngest-ever head cutter. The realisation that a book is to be chronologic...

Book review: Bespoke by Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson can write. This quickly becomes apparent as the reader embarks on the story of his time on Savile Row – from dishevelled apprentice to Huntsman’s youngest-ever head cutter. The realisation that a boo...

February 19th 2010

Reader question: Differences between bespoke tailors

February 17th 2010

CS, Los Angeles: I have been reading PS for the last few months in an effort to educate myself on various matters of style. First and foremost, I want to thank you for the time and effort you put into your work in this area. I suspect that you have a...

Reader question: Differences between bespoke tailors

CS, Los Angeles: I have been reading PS for the last few months in an effort to educate myself on various matters of style. First and foremost, I want to thank you for the time and effort you put into your work in this a...

Reader questionsFebruary 17th 2010

A pleasant visit to Huntsman

December 2nd 2009

There’s a festive reindeer in the window of Savile Row tailors Huntsman. There is some dispute among the staff as to whether it is, in fact, a reindeer, or a mere stag. But it is definitely dressed in a spotty red silk scarf. And its name is Br...

A pleasant visit to Huntsman

There’s a festive reindeer in the window of Savile Row tailors Huntsman. There is some dispute among the staff as to whether it is, in fact, a reindeer, or a mere stag. But it is definitely dressed in a spotty red silk...

December 2nd 2009

Interview: Patrick Grant, Norton & Sons

June 12th 2009

A perennial topic on this site, and indeed other style fora, is how customers interact with their tailors when they have their first suit made. The customer thinks he knows what he wants but he can’t quite express it – at least not in the...

Interview: Patrick Grant, Norton & Sons

A perennial topic on this site, and indeed other style fora, is how customers interact with their tailors when they have their first suit made. The customer thinks he knows what he wants but he can’t quite express it ...

StyleJune 12th 2009

In defence of Blake construction

April 15th 2009

There’s nothing necessarily wrong with Blake-construction shoes (the method used on all traditional Italian models). They are just more delicate and will not last as long as Goodyear-welted shoes. The same could be said about suits made from su...

In defence of Blake construction

There’s nothing necessarily wrong with Blake-construction shoes (the method used on all traditional Italian models). They are just more delicate and will not last as long as Goodyear-welted shoes. The same could be sai...

ShoesApril 15th 2009