Black corduroy suit from Zizolfi/Pommella: Learni...

June 19th 2023

In my continued exploration of all things the colour of mourning, I commissioned this black-corduroy suit from Pommella (trousers) and Zizolfi (jacket) last year. The logic seemed sound: if black is going to work in tailoring, I’d consistentl...

Black corduroy suit from Zizolfi/Pommella: Learni...

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Certainly it would be harder in another black material. In general the denims that work best with black are those that are more muted, less of a strong colour...

SuitsJune 19th 2023

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

October 26th 2022

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look w...

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

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Thanks again. I have a similarly coloured dark olive linen suit albeit not ideally fitting these days with which i can experiment. I still feel it has to be the darkest of navy or midnight to work but perhaps its a pairi...

TrousersOctober 26th 2022

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

May 9th 2022

This may be a little niche, but it’s something that often stresses me out in the morning, so hopefully it will be of some use to others. My plans for what to wear on a particular day usually don’t account for rain. I might be going int...

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

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Hey Jack, No, it's a rubber sole but a thinner one...

Coats - HatsMay 9th 2022

This feels like me

May 2nd 2022

I get a lot of joy out of wearing this outfit, though I’m not quite sure why. It might be that it’s clearly dressed up – tailored jacket, tailored trousers – but not that stuffy. No tie, and not even a proper shirt, just a po...

This feels like me

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Ecru as a colour would - navy is harder, as we covered here. Chinos as a whole with jackets is a tricky one though. Better with a Drake's style (very unstructured and casual), harder with a more tailored one...

Jackets - StyleMay 2nd 2022

Tonal dressing – with new Indulgent Shawl C...

January 21st 2022

Our Indulgent Shawl Cardigan doesn’t need much introduction. Indeed, since this new grey colour was released to the waiting list yesterday, half have already sold. Quite a list had built up. Thank you everyone for your patience, and for ridin...

Tonal dressing – with new Indulgent Shawl C...

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Amazing, thanks Paul. I'll add that to this year's post announcing the restock if that's OK...

Knitwear - ShoesJanuary 21st 2022

Comfortable yet elegant: A cosy winter combination

October 6th 2021

*Note: The source of the material for the trousers has been corrected, below. It was Zegna denim, not Loro Piana. Still not available though!* We haven’t done a simple outfit post in a while, so let’s talk about this one - worn for a rec...

Comfortable yet elegant: A cosy winter combination

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That sounds nice David, yes, although is it wool? Is it worsted/smooth? Are we talking a high-twist suiting-like material?...

Coats - KnitwearOctober 6th 2021

Being yourself: How to dress like Gianluca Miglia...

July 21st 2021

  Scrolling through the swathes of social media, I recently came across the image below of friend Gianluca Migliarotti – the filmmaker and co-founder of Pommella and PML . For me, it encapsulated everything I love about Gianluca&rs...

Being yourself: How to dress like Gianluca Miglia...

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So I love the green trousers. So much so that I have commissioned a pair myself. But I have just seen him on Instagram in a pair of lemon/ acid yellow trousers. They look amazing. What do we think? Too much? Or quirky an...

July 21st 2021

Review: Stoffa ribbed polo (and vintage knitwear ...

March 17th 2021

Reviewing this jumper from Stoffa is a good opportunity to discuss the current trend of knitwear being cut shorter and wider, in something of a vintage style. The way knitwear is usually designed to work, the ribbing at the bottom sits on top of th...

Review: Stoffa ribbed polo (and vintage knitwear ...

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I sized up slightly, because they are quite slim....

KnitwearMarch 17th 2021

Introducing: PS Selvedge Chambray

August 24th 2020

Back in 2017, Jamie Ferguson and I visited fabric mills in Japan - like Hosoo, in Kyoto (pictured below) , which produces the most extraordinary silks. It was really interesting to see the weaving side of Japanese heritage, and the typically innovat...

Introducing: PS Selvedge Chambray

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Yes, that's the idea Tony. Unless you're very tall or very large in the chest, it's enough for everyone...

ClothAugust 24th 2020

What I wear working from home

March 23rd 2020

A reader asked last week what I wear when I’m working at home, given how many more people are now being forced to do so. It’s something I’ve done on-and-off for years, but particularly in the past two, since Permanent Style became...

What I wear working from home

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True, it's a rich mine for trousers, particularly once jackets have gone...

Style - March 23rd 2020

Video: Douglas Cordeaux and Gianluca Migliarotti ...

June 12th 2019

Why did the Japanese spend all day screaming at Douglas? How does Gianluca think Italian artisans are being dishonest? This conversation between myself, Gianluca Migliarotti of Pommella trousers, and Douglas Cordeaux of Fox Brothers, I think qualifi...

Video: Douglas Cordeaux and Gianluca Migliarotti ...

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I'm sure it was Fox Brothers, but other than that I don't know, sorry...

Cloth - TrousersJune 12th 2019

Rubinacci donegal jacket: Style breakdown

March 8th 2019

In previous installments in this series, we analysed what could be considered the modern Neapolitan style (a Solito jacket) and the traditional one (a Ciardi suit). Next, we look at how different elements of these can be combined in a Neapolitan suit...

Rubinacci donegal jacket: Style breakdown

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Hi Simon, Thanks, yes I can see how that would be helpful. I guess it's not normally a high priority given it's an easy thing to convert yourself, and some people use both fairly interchangeably. But if I have time I'll ...

JacketsMarch 8th 2019

The Armoury trousers: Osaku, Pommella, Ring Jacke...

November 28th 2018

Several readers commented on the post highlighting pieces from No Man Walks Alone that articles on other shops would be helpful, if objective and analytical. If there’s any area that needs this most, it’s trousers. Once men find a model...

The Armoury trousers: Osaku, Pommella, Ring Jacke...

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Brisbane Moss?...

TrousersNovember 28th 2018

Charcoal donegal-tweed jacket – from Steven...

October 8th 2018

Charcoal is a surprisingly useful colour in an odd jacket. Great with muted tones of tan, green or brown, it's also dark enough to go with lighter grey flannels. And charcoal is my favourite colour to wear with cream trousers. It tends to tone down ...

Charcoal donegal-tweed jacket – from Steven...

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I don't have any experience of it Lindsay. They recently hired a new cutter who is good, but that's all I know...

Jackets - StyleOctober 8th 2018

Suit Style 8: Trouser measurements, style and pro...

April 30th 2018

One of the reasons jacket fits and styles are so hard to describe is they cannot easily be put into numbers. Trousers, by comparison, are pretty straightforward. From the shoe up, there is: circumference at the trouser opening or bottom, at the kne...

Suit Style 8: Trouser measurements, style and pro...

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I also have the same issue but if you shorten the back rise, it would help significantly. My bespoke trousers' back rise is nearly the same as the front rise....

TrousersApril 30th 2018

The roll neck

February 16th 2018

The Spring/Summer collections may be arriving, but it’s 2 degrees outside in London, and I’m continuing a season-long love affair with roll necks. The wonderful thing about a roll neck is that it is both very practical and very stylish; ...

The roll neck

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I think both can work well, it depends on the kind of things you would wear them with mostly. I would go with slightly thicker, a thin one can look a little effeminate and hard to wear on its own...

KnitwearFebruary 16th 2018

Fox re-weave my ecru cavalry twill

February 12th 2018

*Cloth now sold out. Fox are taking pre-orders for the next batch* At our pop-up shop back in April 2017, Fox Brothers brought up some vintage bolts to offer readers, including a rather beautiful ecru cavalry twill. I bought a length myself, and s...

Fox re-weave my ecru cavalry twill

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No, mine wasn't a worsted...

Cloth - TrousersFebruary 12th 2018

Pommella bespoke trousers – Review

November 3rd 2017

Lino Pommella recently became the latest entrant into a group of travelling, Neapolitan trouser makers - a path forged, of course, by Salvatore Ambrosi. The other notable one is Cerrato, whom we have covered elsewhere but who only currently travels ...

Pommella bespoke trousers – Review

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I don't know, sorry JR...

TrousersNovember 3rd 2017

How to wear trainers: Part 3. Style

October 13th 2017

This post is an illustrated explanation of how I wear trainers, or sneakers. As with similar exercises on the blog, I have attempted to be as structured as possible, keeping some parameters constant in order to focus on those being discussed. So in ...

How to wear trainers: Part 3. Style

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They can do, though often a canvas shoe is a better fit...

Denim - KnitwearOctober 13th 2017

Sartoria Melina bespoke leather jacket – Re...

October 9th 2017

My leather jacket from Sartoria Melina arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I’m relieved to say the fit is good and the product excellent. I was rather worried at the fitting we had in Naples, because the canvas toile they had created was rather...

Sartoria Melina bespoke leather jacket – Re...

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Thanks a million Simon - much appreciated..!!...

Casual clothingOctober 9th 2017