Brand round-up: R. Culturi, Mes Chaussettes Rouges,...

March 20th 2017

1 R. Culturi There are many brands launching ties or handkerchiefs online these days, given it’s an easy area to try and express something new - and the lack of sizing makes it relatively easy to sell online. One ...

Brand round-up: R. Culturi, Mes Chaussettes Rouges,...

1 R. Culturi There are many brands launching ties or handkerchiefs online these days, given it’s an easy area to try and express something new - and the lack of sizing makes it relatively easy to sell online. One ...

Accessories - Casual wearMarch 20th 2017

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide

February 22nd 2016

Although Paris has never been a centre of menswear – unlike London or Milan – there is a surprisingly broad range of small companies and artisans worth visiting. More, arguably, than anywhere in Italy outs...

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide

Although Paris has never been a centre of menswear – unlike London or Milan – there is a surprisingly broad range of small companies and artisans worth visiting. More, arguably, than anywhere in Italy outs...

February 22nd 2016

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...

A 2015 Christmas list

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...

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 ...

My Christmas list

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 ...

AccessoriesNovember 28th 2014

A (Christmas) word from our sponsors

November 18th 2013

One of the nice things about having nice advertisers is the range of Christmas shopping ideas they present. Here are my favourites. Among the best additions to the collection at Drake’s are the untipped cashmeres i...

A (Christmas) word from our sponsors

One of the nice things about having nice advertisers is the range of Christmas shopping ideas they present. Here are my favourites. Among the best additions to the collection at Drake’s are the untipped cashmeres i...

Accessories - BagsNovember 18th 2013

Alain Stark, Stark & Sons

August 6th 2012

Alain Stark Paris tailor Stark & Sons is not on the same scale as Smalto or Cifonelli. But it is well known for producing the intricate dress coats worn by the members of L’Académie Fran ç aise, ...

Alain Stark, Stark & Sons

Alain Stark Paris tailor Stark & Sons is not on the same scale as Smalto or Cifonelli. But it is well known for producing the intricate dress coats worn by the members of L’Académie Fran ç aise, ...

TailorsAugust 6th 2012

Three truths, universally acknowledged

March 19th 2012

There are certain tendencies among stylish men that never make it into the lists of rules. They are not as intuitive or easily explained, perhaps, as covering your waist when wearing black tie or matching your socks to y...

Three truths, universally acknowledged

There are certain tendencies among stylish men that never make it into the lists of rules. They are not as intuitive or easily explained, perhaps, as covering your waist when wearing black tie or matching your socks to y...

March 19th 2012

Christmas suggestions

December 7th 2011

If you’re anything like me, Christmas shopping begins in earnest this week. Just long enough ahead to get everything done, but little enough time to inject a little panic into the process. Here are a few suggestion...

Christmas suggestions

If you’re anything like me, Christmas shopping begins in earnest this week. Just long enough ahead to get everything done, but little enough time to inject a little panic into the process. Here are a few suggestion...

StyleDecember 7th 2011

Pochette Square: Good and bad handkerchiefs

September 12th 2011

There is an increasing number of websites selling good men’s accessories today. But while they are nearly all better than the bog-standard fare we had to put up with on the high street for years, the quality does v...

Pochette Square: Good and bad handkerchiefs

There is an increasing number of websites selling good men’s accessories today. But while they are nearly all better than the bog-standard fare we had to put up with on the high street for years, the quality does v...

Accessories - HandkerchiefsSeptember 12th 2011

J Panther: Dedication to detail

February 23rd 2011

A few weeks ago a happy coincidence meant that I was able to meet Johnny Diamandis from J Panther Luggage. Although it is a US brand, based in New York, Johnny is English and was swinging through London on a visa run. Th...

J Panther: Dedication to detail

A few weeks ago a happy coincidence meant that I was able to meet Johnny Diamandis from J Panther Luggage. Although it is a US brand, based in New York, Johnny is English and was swinging through London on a visa run. Th...

Accessories - BagsFebruary 23rd 2011

My red socks

February 14th 2011

Jacques Tiberghien and Vincent Metzger discovered the small house of Gammarelli in Rome several years ago. Although only a small workshop, it makes all the outfits, from robes to mitres, for the pope, cardinals and bisho...

My red socks

Jacques Tiberghien and Vincent Metzger discovered the small house of Gammarelli in Rome several years ago. Although only a small workshop, it makes all the outfits, from robes to mitres, for the pope, cardinals and bisho...

Accessories - SocksFebruary 14th 2011