Espadrilles: Style, occasion, and brands

July 3rd 2020

UPDATE: This is a nice video from Diegos showing how espadrilles are made. You can see the better, neater hand sewing of the soles mentioned below. I remember clearly when I got my first pair of espadrilles. I was 19, on holiday in Spain, and bough...

Espadrilles: Style, occasion, and brands

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Thank you Simon 👍...

ShoesJuly 3rd 2020

A 2015 Christmas list

December 9th 2015

Last year I did a Christmas list around this time, collecting together some of my favourite things offered by the advertisers on Permanent Style. We don’t do much to shout about these brands that fund everything on PS, so I thought nice to d...

A 2015 Christmas list

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I'm an 8.5 as well, with quite broad feet. The 41-42 were too small and split after a few months....

December 9th 2015

My Christmas list

November 28th 2014

At this time of year I normally do a list of Christmas gift suggestions. Apparently last year a reader took the initiative and left a print-out of the list sitting on a coffee table at home. It did the trick – a couple of the items turned...

My Christmas list

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I actually find that fine linen is very comfortable in that regard...

November 28th 2014

Permanent Style collaborations

August 30th 2013

Someone pointed out recently that some Permanent Style collaborations – with La Portegna, for example, or Passaggio Cravatte – have ended without any news as to how they went or the product was received. Both of those sold out, and we s...

Permanent Style collaborations

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I didn't realise that Phillip, would you mind sending me the details and I'll look into it? There may be some excess available Simon...

August 30th 2013

Sneak peek: Permanent Style x John Smedley

June 19th 2013

Next Wednesday, June 26th, we will be launching a collaboration with John Smedley: a unique design that I believe is the perfect sartorial sweater. One or two people commented to me that the last collaboration with La Portegna, which sold out in 24 h...

Sneak peek: Permanent Style x John Smedley

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Thanks for the tip on John Smedley. My two cardigans arrived today. The best knitwear I've ever bought. Will come in handy through this Sydney winter....

June 19th 2013

The Permanent Style slippers have arrived

May 31st 2013

I’ve just received this image of the Permanent Style travel slippers from Jose at La Portegna. They look just the right PS purple and buttery soft. Those 50 people lucky enough to buy one of these limited editions will begin receiving them ...

The Permanent Style slippers have arrived

I’ve just received this image of the Permanent Style travel slippers from Jose at La Portegna. They look just the right PS purple and buttery soft. Those 50 people lucky enough to buy one of these limited editions will...

May 31st 2013

Sold out!

March 27th 2013

Thanks everyone, all 50 pairs of slippers have now gone. Sorry to those who missed out.

Sold out!

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Thanks, the question was about online though......

March 27th 2013

Only two pairs left!

March 27th 2013

As I suspected, the travel slippers went very quickly yesterday and we now have only two pairs left out of the 50 available. First to email me gets them!

Only two pairs left!

As I suspected, the travel slippers went very quickly yesterday and we now have only two pairs left out of the 50 available. First to email me gets them!...

March 27th 2013

The perfect travel slipper

March 26th 2013

[See yesterday’s post for the story behind this collaboration] These are the Permanent Style x La Portegnaslippers. In my experience the lightest, softest and most supple slippers available anywhere. They are made from Spanish suede and handsew...

The perfect travel slipper

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No, sold out I'm afraid...

March 26th 2013

Permanent Style x La Portegna

March 25th 2013

I’ve always loved really soft leathers and suedes – particularly in jackets, but also in slippers and slip-ons. For most men (and I pass no judgment on the rest) slippers are the only leather item they will ever wear against their skin. T...

Permanent Style x La Portegna

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I'd recommend asking Jose at La Portegna. I don't have any experience of those sizes as I'm a medium....

Shoes - March 25th 2013

La Portegna: simple, supple slippers

April 25th 2012

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 286 1631 Euromoney PLC 13 3 2002 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false As mentioned at the time, there was little that really excited me at Pitti Uomo this year. But a meeting with one little company has led to further coll...

La Portegna: simple, supple slippers

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Yes, pretty much...

ShoesApril 25th 2012