How to darn socks and knitwear

June 5th 2020

On Permanent Style we often recommend to buy less, but buy better. Just as important, however, is to recycle well (finding a good home for things you don’t wear) and to look after clothes well. They are three sides of the same approach - and...

How to darn socks and knitwear

On Permanent Style we often recommend to buy less, but buy better.  Just as important, however, is to recycle well (finding a good home for things you don’t wear) and to look after clothes well.  They are three side...

Alterations and careJune 5th 2020

Clothing Resources: Places to clean, alter and re...

September 5th 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the site is where I would recommend for getting suits altered - or knitwear repaired, or shoes resoled. I’ve been meaning to create a single page with all these recommendations for a while, so ...

Clothing Resources: Places to clean, alter and re...

One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the site is where I would recommend for getting suits altered - or knitwear repaired, or shoes resoled. I’ve been meaning to create a single page with all these recomm...

Reader questionsSeptember 5th 2018

How to stretch your sweaters (properly)

March 17th 2017

I've always rather liked domestic fixes to knitwear. Darning holes, removing pilling, slimming bodies: I've consistently practiced and written about them all over the years. (Posts at those links). But being introduced to Love Cashmere up in Hawick...

How to stretch your sweaters (properly)

I've always rather liked domestic fixes to knitwear. Darning holes, removing pilling, slimming bodies: I've consistently practiced and written about them all over the years. (Posts at those links).  But being introduce...

KnitwearMarch 17th 2017

Repairing, darning and reviving cashmere: Love Ca...

October 7th 2016

Few things given me more pleasure than looking after good clothes, and being rewarded with a better-lasting and even better-looking wardrobe. This happens most obviously with leather products like shoes and bags, and arguably with some suits and jac...

Repairing, darning and reviving cashmere: Love Ca...

Few things given me more pleasure than looking after good clothes, and being rewarded with a better-lasting and even better-looking wardrobe. This happens most obviously with leather products like shoes and bags, and ar...

KnitwearOctober 7th 2016