Video: Tony Sylvester, style and subcultures

September 19th 2022

Can subcultures ever exist in this century the way they did in the last? Why are logos better on some clothes than others? Why do French men dress like happy Englishmen? When I introduced this talk with Tony Sylvester I promised a wide ranging mens...

Video: Tony Sylvester, style and subcultures

Can subcultures ever exist in this century the way they did in the last? Why are logos better on some clothes than others? Why do French men dress like happy Englishmen?  When I introduced this talk with Tony Sylvester ...

StyleSeptember 19th 2022

How my jacket style has changed

November 12th 2021

In recent weeks we’ve been talking a lot about reflections on bespoke over time; the lessons I draw from commissioning tailoring for 13 years or so. We did an article on how dramatically tailoring can be altered , using my Chittleborough &...

How my jacket style has changed

In recent weeks we’ve been talking a lot about reflections on bespoke over time; the lessons I draw from commissioning tailoring for 13 years or so. We did an article on how dramatically tailoring can be altered , usin...

November 12th 2021

Introducing: Permanent Style Plaid

August 25th 2021

Two years ago, when we visited the Joshua Ellis mill near Batley, Yorkshire, I spent a happy couple of hours browsing their archive. As you might expect, the vast majority were classics: plain or textured cashmeres, houndstooths and herringbones. T...

Introducing: Permanent Style Plaid

Two years ago, when we visited the Joshua Ellis mill near Batley, Yorkshire, I spent a happy couple of hours browsing their archive.  As you might expect, the vast majority were classics: plain or textured cashmeres, ho...

ClothAugust 25th 2021

Escorial Tweed is available again

July 20th 2020

UPDATE: Please note that the tech sheet for tailors, mentioned below, also includes information on the small shrinkage that sometimes occurs with Escorial. If your tailor is unsure on how this will affect the amount you need, please request this she...

Escorial Tweed is available again

UPDATE: Please note that the tech sheet for tailors, mentioned below, also includes information on the small shrinkage that sometimes occurs with Escorial. If your tailor is unsure on how this will affect the amount you ...

ClothJuly 20th 2020

Introducing: Escorial Tweed

August 28th 2019

Today, the question I get more than any other is: what cloth should I use for a sports jacket? Selecting cloth for a jacket is not easy, at least once you’ve gone beyond the navy blazer. Compared to a navy or grey suit, there's a dizzying ran...

Introducing: Escorial Tweed

Today, the question I get more than any other is: what cloth should I use for a sports jacket?  Selecting cloth for a jacket is not easy, at least once you’ve gone beyond the navy blazer. Compared to a navy or grey su...

ClothAugust 28th 2019

The pop-up, the goods, and the opening party

February 21st 2019

Personally, the best part of yesterday’s opening party was about half an hour before, when Graham of Optimo hats (below) told me how well the first two days had gone for him. ‘Really exceeded expectations’ were the words he used. I...

The pop-up, the goods, and the opening party

Personally, the best part of yesterday’s opening party was about half an hour before, when Graham of Optimo hats (below) told me how well the first two days had gone for him. ‘Really exceeded expectations’ were the...

February 21st 2019

The Joshua Ellis mill: Factory visit

February 15th 2019

The Joshua Ellis mill is just outside Batley. That’s not a name many readers will associate with British cloth. They’re more likely to know Huddersfield for suits, or Scotland for tweed and cashmere, and with the recent popularly of Fox,...

The Joshua Ellis mill: Factory visit

The Joshua Ellis mill is just outside Batley. That’s not a name many readers will associate with British cloth. They’re more likely to know Huddersfield for suits, or Scotland for tweed and cashmere, and with the rec...

ClothFebruary 15th 2019

New pop-up shop – with Bryceland’s, O...

January 7th 2019

I'm very happy to say that Permanent Style Presents will be back for another opening at the end of February. The pop-up shop, now its fourth incarnation, will be on Savile Row for two weeks from February 19th. We will be featuring largely new brands...

New pop-up shop – with Bryceland’s, O...

I'm very happy to say that Permanent Style Presents will be back for another opening at the end of February. The pop-up shop, now its fourth incarnation, will be on Savile Row for two weeks from February 19th. We will be...

January 7th 2019

Huddersfield’s mills and merchants explained

April 15th 2013

  I was up in Yorkshire last week, based in Huddersfield and seeing a few of the mills and merchants, including Pennine, Johnsons and Dugdale. What struck me hardest when I got back was the lack of understanding among bespoke customers, ...

Huddersfield’s mills and merchants explained

I was up in Yorkshire last week, based in Huddersfield and seeing a few of the mills and merchants, including Pennine, Johnsons and Dugdale.   What struck me hardest when I got back was the lack of understanding among b...

ClothApril 15th 2013