What I pack when I travel – on holiday

July 22nd 2022

  A few years ago, I wrote a piece detailing what I packed when I travelled – focused on Naples in wam weather, but with application to colder weather too. However this was a ‘work’ trip for me. One where I was expecte...

What I pack when I travel – on holiday

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Well, in terms of the bag you just have to suck it up I'm afraid! Wear more casual clothing or carry a tote. Some summer clothing, eg from workwear brands, is more sturdy and less fine, if you need that. It's a good poin...

July 22nd 2022

Reader profile: Cedric

June 17th 2022

Cedric works in the art world, and as such is rarely formal. But he retains an interest in tailoring, has childhood memories of going to Huntsman, and is even talking to Fred Nieddu about his first bespoke. He also has a depth of interest in Americ...

Reader profile: Cedric

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I know what you mean Leif. I would say that, at least in my context, it's more swinging towards the seventies when done well, as basically no one does. If the fit and cut are done well, and perhaps there's a little extra...

Casual clothing - JacketsJune 17th 2022

How I wear a black leather jacket

December 3rd 2021

I’ve had this vintage leather jacket for about four years and it hasn’t been worn often - perhaps a handful of times a year. If I’m honest, it was because I felt a little self-conscious in it. I didn’t want to look like I wa...

How I wear a black leather jacket

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Well, for the military it could be a layering piece but was often worn on its own - eg in tropical climates. I don't wear a jacket over the top of mine, but I would wear a coat and have the suede overshirt as a jacket su...

December 3rd 2021

Autumn/Winter Top 10: Wax, Ivy and secateurs

October 11th 2021

This year’s A/W Top 10 list includes a sprinkling of new names, but a lot of familiar ones too. I don’t think this is unexpected or unwelcome. The world of classic, crafted menswear is not large, primarily because men still don’t ...

Autumn/Winter Top 10: Wax, Ivy and secateurs

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Hello Paul. I don’t know how easy it is to physically see C&J in Geneva so here is a close up of their rough out suede leather in brown if that helps, as sometimes official website pictures are met that helpful. I ...

Casual clothing - DenimOctober 11th 2021

Colour, size and drama: How to dress like André L...

August 18th 2021

  André Larnyoh has enviably easy style. It’s tempting to put this down to his work as an actor, but that would be too simplistic. That training certainly creates “natural physical awareness”, as he puts it, but the...

Colour, size and drama: How to dress like André L...

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The best one was Chinatown . Great suits and jackets to emulate ....

August 18th 2021

The Western shirt four ways (with Begg & Co ...

June 14th 2021

One of the reasons Western and denim shirts have been so popular in recent years is their versatility. On the one hand, their conventional pale blue means they sit easily beneath all manner of jackets or suits, while adding an intentional, unexpect...

The Western shirt four ways (with Begg & Co ...

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Nice. Thank you Guy...

Shirts - StyleJune 14th 2021

Spring/Summer Top 10: Chores, shirts and sweats

April 30th 2021

1. Drake’s bright-red suede chore jacket £1195 I’ve been asked a few times over the years about these suede chore jackets from Drake’s. Personally I tend to prefer blouson styles, and chore coats in cottons, particularly vint...

Spring/Summer Top 10: Chores, shirts and sweats

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Casual clothing - JacketsApril 30th 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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ClothAugust 24th 2020

Lockdown looks: What I really wore at home

June 19th 2020

Every day, when I get dressed, there is something new I’m interested in wearing. Not necessarily new clothing, but a new outfit, a new combination of colours, perhaps a mixing of styles. And sometimes just a combination that feels new, becaus...

Lockdown looks: What I really wore at home

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It's hard sometimes to quantify precisely, because of the combination of gauge and ply - the gauge meaning it might be chunky hard but it's more loosely put together. Our shawl is a little like that....

StyleJune 19th 2020

The weekend capsule wardrobe

November 13th 2019

  A weekend wardrobe can be a particular challenge for guys that care about their clothes. It should be relaxed and easy – not requiring much thought, and a nice change from the working week – yet cover a wide array of activities...

The weekend capsule wardrobe

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It sounds like you need something a little smarter to me James, compared to the jungle jacket or denim jacket. The linen overshirt or a suede bomber would be good choices...

StyleNovember 13th 2019

The Trench Coat with casual wear

September 13th 2019

Over the past three years, Permanent Style has gradually covered more casual clothing in response to requests from readers. Guys want to know how to extend PS principles of quality, fit and simplicity to weekend clothing, and that makes sense. I&rsq...

The Trench Coat with casual wear

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Thanks Dave...

Denim - HatsSeptember 13th 2019

Five paradigms of casual clothing: Which do you w...

February 28th 2018

Although casual clothing is far more susceptible to fashions than tailored clothing, it is possible to organize it into certain groups, or paradigms. These groups, such as preppy clothing or workwear, often have their roots in particular parts of th...

Five paradigms of casual clothing: Which do you w...

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They can absolutely be stylish Ayush, yes. There are many types of style, and ones such as workwear can be lovely. If you want to be a little more elegant or smart though, you can be one step up from others and perhaps n...

Casual clothing - DenimFebruary 28th 2018

RRL: Vintage outerwear and modern fit

November 27th 2013

If I have an addiction outside of tailoring, it is not shoes or ties but outerwear. Leather jackets, suede blousons, trench coats: I love the ability of such big pieces to radically change a look and a silhouette. Leather, cotton and their derivative...

RRL: Vintage outerwear and modern fit

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A great article! There's a lot of good stuff described and pictured here. Outerwear is probably my "addiction" - why is it so neglected by British men? But please don't use the expression "outside of" as you do in your f...

Casual clothingNovember 27th 2013