Swimming shorts: Simple, tasteful, flattering

July 19th 2023

I haven’t written about swimming shorts for a long time. Other than a passing reference on our regular ‘holiday snaps’ articles , it’s been over a decade since they were covered on PS. Even back then, it was a pretty short ar...

Swimming shorts: Simple, tasteful, flattering

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Yes that’s been my experience! They are all hideously expensive for the quality even when heavily discounted. Which is not something you could say about Private White VC outerwear for example, particularly at discount....

July 19th 2023

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

April 4th 2022

By Manish Puri Whilst the recent sun in London has brought a sugar rush of excitement for the warmer days that lie ahead, it also brings a more troubling, recurring question: how do I usually dress for summer? It shouldn’t be difficult to answ...

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

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As with other items of clothing, IMO, respectfully I must add, that I seem to see way way too much said about sizing down, slimmer sizes etc….and not enough on sizing up. There are big guys out there, broad shoulders, ...

Casual clothing - ShirtsApril 4th 2022

Dressing for the summer, and the kids

September 2nd 2013

I’ve been on holiday the past two weeks in the south of France; apologies for the tardiness confirming some comments. For those interested in more casual dress, here is something from last week, with my youngest hiding her face wisely from the ...

Dressing for the summer, and the kids

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Nice hat. I am having a Brent Black hat being made right now. Looking forward to it especially after seeing yours....

Glasses and jewellery - ShirtsSeptember 2nd 2013

The rise of the polo shirt

August 14th 2013

This past weekend I wrote a piece for the FT on polo shirts, which you can see here. Mentioning John Smedley, Orlebar Brown, Lacoste and others, it is hopefully an interesting update for anyone interested in the menswear staple.

The rise of the polo shirt

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Yes, I have all the kinds. And Smedley itself has made all kinds. Most of my Smedley cotton polos are of fully-fashioned jersey, but a few old ones made for the Richetti store in Parma are of pique, cut-and-sewn....

ShirtsAugust 14th 2013

OB Approved recommendations

July 2nd 2013

The latest edition of OB Approved (from Orlebar Brown) includes some personal recommendations from journalists such as myself and Mr Tom Stubbs – both seen in the extract above. Click to enlarge.

OB Approved recommendations

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Hi Simon, I was just randomly googling things and found this really great recommendations. Maybe it's bit late but thanks anyways....

July 2nd 2013

What to wear to the gym

November 5th 2012

Readers will probably be sick by now of me talking about Orlebar Brown. I have said before, after all, how they make my perfect polo shirt and perfect swimming trunks. But I’m sorry, there’s no other sports brand on the British high stree...

What to wear to the gym

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Well, as with any recommendations like this, you need to think about why the recommendation is made. Cotton doesn't breathe as well as synthetics, or dry as quickly. If you're doing something where you really need high-p...

StyleNovember 5th 2012

The perfect polo shirt – Orlebar Brown

June 4th 2012

When on holiday, a long-sleeved polo shirtor regular Oxford button-down is usually the most stylish accompaniment to shorts – see post here. However, there are times when a sportier, short-sleeved polo is more suitable. On the beach, for exampl...

The perfect polo shirt – Orlebar Brown

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I'd go for The Armoury, personally. Neither Sunspel nor Luca Faloni have much of a collar...

June 4th 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 suggestions from a few of my favourites....

Christmas suggestions

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Excellent post....

StyleDecember 7th 2011

Orlebar Brown swimming shorts

October 28th 2011

I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that with casual items like T-shirts, polo shirts and shorts I like simple designs, clean lines and plain colours. I first became interested in Orlebar Brown because I wanted swimming shorts that me...

Orlebar Brown swimming shorts

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While the post is 10 years old, I have just tried OB boardshorts. It is certainly a quality item, corresponding to a price tag. This is the second boardshort I've bought outside the mainstream. I live north of Sydney and...

October 28th 2011