The case for the Summer Suit. With tie

September 6th 2021

Thomas Mastronardi is one of the best-dressed men I know. So, in the spirit of welcoming a greater range of voices onto Permanent Style, I asked Tom to bookend the summer by writing something on the seersucker and linen suits he loves so much. We di...

The case for the Summer Suit. With tie

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Hey there, One inch is a fairly big change, it could affect the way the collar is sitting. However, if your neck has changed that much, presumably your body has changed as well? That will make a much bigger difference. E...

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Paolo Martorano bespoke, New York

January 31st 2020

Most bespoke tailoring in New York is structured differently to the old houses of Europe. It tends to be based around a designer or salesman - with extensive bespoke experience - rather than a cutter. There are exceptions of course, including Leona...

Paolo Martorano bespoke, New York

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To be honest Jeff, I haven't spoken to Paolo in a couple of years, but it's good to have that information. It wouldn't personally change things for me if the quality of the product was just as good, but I know it would d...

January 31st 2020

New York bespoke tailors – Updated

January 29th 2019

This is a fully updated version of our post from January on the bespoke tailors in and around New York. The contributions of readers were extremely helpful, particularly those that had used tailors personally, as this is an area with a lot of misinf...

New York bespoke tailors – Updated

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Thank you. Yes most of them don’t come to NY....

January 29th 2019