Kind of showy: All black jacket and jeans

July 24th 2023

On Permanent Style we’ve always talked about dressing with subtle elegance - clothing that makes the wearer appear simply well dressed. This is still the style I get most pleasure from. It's a matter of good fit, quality materials, and tastefu...

Kind of showy: All black jacket and jeans

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Thank you Iqbal. These are vintage - gold-rolled Wayfarers from Ray-Ban...

Bags - DenimJuly 24th 2023

New pink and green-stripe oxford shirts

March 27th 2023

Two new stripes in the PS Oxford shirt have been added to the shop today: a light pink and a pale green . As is often the case with PS products, they have been chosen as particularly understated, easy-to-wear styles. The pink is the same as that us...

New pink and green-stripe oxford shirts

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There is a little shrinkage, and the shirts are made a little bigger to account for that - bigger than our chambray for example, which does not shrink. There are some details on the product page. I wash them at 30 degree...

ShirtsMarch 27th 2023

Paolo Martorano bespoke hopsack jacket: Review

March 8th 2023

This bespoke jacket was made for me by Paolo Martorano, the tailor in New York I first covered in 2020 . It’s particularly significant because of the dearth of bespoke tailors in the US. Although many tailors travel to the US from the UK and ...

Paolo Martorano bespoke hopsack jacket: Review

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Re: black, to me the issue is whether it clashes with one’s complexion. In my experience, dark navies and dark charcoals have the same effect and generally match the same colors. People who can wear those colors can al...

JacketsMarch 8th 2023

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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thank you Simon...

SuitsSeptember 6th 2021

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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Oh my, what a shame. Thank you for letting me know...

January 29th 2019