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 casual and e...

How to dress for summer – Reader question

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 ...

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

   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 ...

March 4th 2016

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

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? – Stockho...

   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 aspec...

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

   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: ...

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

   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 cho...

Jackets - StyleJune 24th 2015

Phineas Cole photo shoot and the future of Paul Stuart

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 Stuart

  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...

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

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...

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

  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...

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

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 b...

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

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 mutual...

StyleJuly 16th 2009