Christmas gift list 2022: Towelling, tooling and ...

December 7th 2022

1 Double-breasted towelling robe Anderson & Sheppard, £395 The sartorial design of this robe from Anderson & Sheppard is so satisfying. It basically has ulster-coat lapels, with one buttoning under the chin when the collar is u...

Christmas gift list 2022: Towelling, tooling and ...

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Saphir has a mink oil free line which uses walnut oil I believe....

Bags - Belts and walletsDecember 7th 2022

Reader profile: David

September 24th 2021

This is the second in our series of articles meeting, and questioning, Permanent Style readers. The first profiled Manish, who enthused about Russian watches and recommended that readers should start building a wardrobe with good trousers. It's wort...

Reader profile: David

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I know i am sounding like a broken record but the reader profile..another well dressed young man....keep it up!!!! Peace...

September 24th 2021

The (17) made-to-measure tailors I have known

July 12th 2021

Although I haven’t covered the same number of MTM tailors as bespoke ones, Permanent Style has steadily accumulated a good range - from Kiton to Gieves, P Johnson to the Armoury. And really good made-to-measure is increasingly what younger re...

The (17) made-to-measure tailors I have known

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Just a note here as well - I just got back my first suit from P Johnson. I got it as a daily wear in the office, something that is smart but can also take a beating. I have to say I am thrilled. Gavan in their London sho...

Jackets - SuitsJuly 12th 2021

New Dartmoor colour – and what to wear unde...

October 12th 2020

Whenever I choose not to wear a shirt, my most common alternative during the working week is a collared knit - like the Dartmoor pictured. This manages to be both elegant - mostly due to the collar and fine gauge - and very relaxed and comfortable....

New Dartmoor colour – and what to wear unde...

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No we don’t plan to at the moment, sorry. It’s hard to do it for everything...

KnitwearOctober 12th 2020

40 Colori made-to-measure knitwear and tie: Review

October 5th 2020

I’m pleased to say that the jumper and tie I had made by 40 Colori turned just as consistently and professionally as everything else I had experienced from the shop. The cashmere crewneck fits well, with the measurements being exactly what we...

40 Colori made-to-measure knitwear and tie: Review

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Knitted ties don't really vary much in quality, just type (thicknesses of silk, wool etc)...

Knitwear - TiesOctober 5th 2020

Our Autumn/Winter Top 10, 2019

October 23rd 2019

Welcome to our small but regular selection of interesting things this Autumn/Winter. As ever, this is a highly personal list, which makes it both idiosyncratic and entirely without commercial angle - no one can ever and will ever be able to pay to a...

Our Autumn/Winter Top 10, 2019

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I haven't seen that one in person. It looks nice though...

Knitwear - ShirtsOctober 23rd 2019

The knitted, fully fashioned T-shirt

August 30th 2019

  When I travel, my default these days is a blouson over shirt and trousers. It makes a nice switch from tailoring during the working days – perhaps a little more comfortable, but more importantly just a change that feels as good ...

The knitted, fully fashioned T-shirt

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To be honest Hannes I don't find I use it as much as I thought I would. It is nice, but I always reach for the more straightforward totes more often...

StyleAugust 30th 2019

Melbourne: A sartorial shopping guide

April 9th 2018

Australia might not be the first country anyone associates with tailoring and classic menswear, but Melbourne has a greater range than most of the rest of the country. This is partly due to the fact that it has clear seasons, with a few weeks where s...

Melbourne: A sartorial shopping guide

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I just went in this past weekend and couldn't believe how great the store looks. They've completely redone their suit department and they have their own in house label with Dormeuil, Zegna, and Loro Piano fabrics. I pick...

April 9th 2018

Response from P Johnson

August 15th 2017

Patrick Johnson sent me this response yesterday, in reaction to the review last week and comments that followed. I make no comment on it, and I don't think it's worth going into the questions or issues all over again. But I do think it's worth hav...

Response from P Johnson

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Just had my first suit made with Gavan in London. I am really pleased with it and would certainly recommend them to anyone....

August 15th 2017

Sage green and tobacco brown – earthy summer

August 11th 2017

  Finding new colour combinations I like makes me disproportionately happy. I know this doesn’t apply to every menswear enthusiast, but for me the interrelationship of colours is one of the most enjoyable and creative aspects of dress....

Sage green and tobacco brown – earthy summer

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Yes I think so. But if you're in doubt, this green is fine too...

Casual clothing - StyleAugust 11th 2017

P Johnson tailoring – Review

August 9th 2017

As with most of my reviews, I wrote a first, introductory post on P Johnson last year, after they opened in London. My apologies that the full review, here, has taken so long. In that time John, James and the others have moved from the pop-up in Soh...

P Johnson tailoring – Review

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Ok, thanks....

Jackets - TrousersAugust 9th 2017

P Johnson: Contemporary, made-to-measure tailoring

April 5th 2017

In a similar way to Stoffa (covered recently here), I loved the aesthetic of P Johnson tailoring before I ever got to see any in person. We are all - in our various ways - battling to show how useful, beautiful and relevant tailoring can be to the c...

P Johnson: Contemporary, made-to-measure tailoring

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Neapolitan...

Jackets - April 5th 2017