Reader profile: Patrick

May 4th 2022

Patrick Dawson is a retired news correspondent, now living in London. During his career he worked for ABC, CNN and NBC and covered the Balkans War from Kosovo, the Gulf War from Kuwait, and was the first NBC correspondent on the ground during 9/11. ...

Reader profile: Patrick

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Pat Dawson has -always- looked great. He and I competed in local news in NYC back in the late 80s, and even then he was the best-dressed man I knew. I'm not at all surprised it has continued....

StyleMay 4th 2022

How to dress for summer – Reader question

June 15th 2016

  Simon, Would you be willing to do a post on (casual) summer dressing? It’s the area of dress I struggle with the most. Every time I go on summer/spring holidays I find myself browsing through the internet looking for a good mix of ca...

How to dress for summer – Reader question

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I think that would be fine Ayush, but in the end this is a social situation, and I can't judge that - it's up to you how you feel and how you make others feel. I can tell what looks a certain way, and how to achieve some...

Knitwear - ShirtsJune 15th 2016

Book signing at Paul Stuart, New York

March 4th 2016

When I was a teenager, we went on holiday to New York as a family. And although I looked in many shops, particularly the Rhinelander Mansion, it was Paul Stuart that I loved the most. Ralph Lauren was a lot more polished; I’d probably h...

Book signing at Paul Stuart, New York

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It was lovely to meet you at the book signing, what a great story to "weave" for generations to come! Always enjoy reading your blog. It gives me good direction to purchase for my husband. Bravo!...

March 4th 2016

What is quality? What about design? – Stock...

November 2nd 2015

At our book launch in Stockholm last week, Konrad Olsson (above) – editor of Plaza Uomo magazine – asked some rather stimulating questions. Such as, what is quality? Well, for me quality (in clothing) is aspects of manufacture that lea...

What is quality? What about design? – Stock...

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Hi Hugo, Well spotted. It will be launching on the website next week - there is a special edition of it just for readers... S...

November 2nd 2015

New York: A sartorial city guide

October 14th 2015

New York is a strange town for menswear. It’s a bit of a Wild West, without the same traditions of Europe and with bespoke largely undermined by visitors from Savile Row. If there is a tradition, it is for value: low-priced sack suits that a...

New York: A sartorial city guide

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Would love to see an update on this list, seeing that it's 2019 and Barney's for one may not be long for this world...It would also be nice if you could add specialty makers like Carla Dawn Behrle (in NYC) - she does cus...

October 14th 2015

Getting dressed: Tan jacket and green linen trousers

June 24th 2015

OK, let’s break this down. There are four major choices of colour here: Trousers: green Jacket: tan Tie: brown Shirt: blue I put them deliberately in that order because that is the order in which they were chosen. Readers are familiar wi...

Getting dressed: Tan jacket and green linen trousers

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I haven't found one recently, but they do come in and out with new season bunches from the Italian mills. I think just keep your eye out for that colour and make up...

Jackets - StyleJune 24th 2015

Phineas Cole photo shoot and the future of Paul S...

May 16th 2014

One of the most enjoyable stops last week in New York was the photo shoot for next season’s Phineas Cole collection. Since its launch, Phineas Cole has successfully brought both youth and verve to Paul Stuart, under the directorship of Ralph ...

Phineas Cole photo shoot and the future of Paul S...

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I'm afraid they don't Jerrell, no. The point re RL I think you made yourself - at some point most formal menswear bears a striking similarity to something RL has done....

May 16th 2014

Ralph Auriemma takes on Paul Stuart

June 3rd 2013

One of the greatest pleasures of going to New York is visiting Paul Stuart. It might be the only great men’s store left in the world. It is not a chain (five stores doesn’t count); it only sells its own clothing; and its scale makes it de...

Ralph Auriemma takes on Paul Stuart

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A lovely DB navy jacket, pale-grey flannel trousers, blue shirt and pale-grey tie. Very nice....

StyleJune 3rd 2013

Paul Stuart’s wondrous Autumn colours

September 14th 2012

Colour and texture: brown, green and tan; suede, wool and fur Normal.dotm 0 0 1 171 977 Euromoney PLC 8 1 1199 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false I love Paul Stuart. Part of it is, as expressed recently in my Arnys interview, the joy of...

Paul Stuart’s wondrous Autumn colours

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I don't, but I'd imagine they are pretty good. Silk knits are simple things compared to woven or printed silks - there are only two or three ways/qualities you can make one...

StyleSeptember 14th 2012

Zilli, Phineas Cole and Paul Stuart custom

May 29th 2012

If you like Permanent Style, don’t forget to check out my latest articles on The Rake online. In the past week we have learnt why peccary is so hard to make into a leather jacket (at Zilli) and the inside line on both Ralph Auriemma and Mar...

Zilli, Phineas Cole and Paul Stuart custom

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Your blog is beautiful Hope you check mine, I'd love to hear from you http://gntstyle.wordpress.com/...

May 29th 2012

Chocolate brown with canary yellow

July 16th 2009

It’s rather a shame that leather shoes are so often worn with suits. For nothing complements the patina of a well-polished leather more than strong colour. Grey and blue wools are all very elegant, and there are mutually beneficial combinations...

Chocolate brown with canary yellow

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Nice combo, I like it. And there's not much better than a shoe with some mileage on it that's been cared for, with a nice patina....

StyleJuly 16th 2009