PS Presents ’23: Arterton, LEJ, Marrkt, Fox...

January 27th 2023

The PS Presents pop-up shop at 20 Savile Row is back this Spring, with a new raft of brands. The little shop will be occupied by Arterton for the whole of February, by L.E.J for the whole of April, and by four brands during March: Marrkt, Fox Broth...

PS Presents ’23: Arterton, LEJ, Marrkt, Fox...

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Perhaps in the long term Howie. Right now we're only just starting with pop-ups there and don't have a permanent arrangement in London even. But it is something we would like to do long term, certainly. We are planning o...

January 27th 2023

Indulgent Shawl Cardigan back in stock, with new ...

November 21st 2022

*NB: The black shawl actually has black-horn buttons, not light brown as in the sample shown.* After a good few weeks' delay, I'm pleased to say that the Indulgent Shawl-Collar Cardigan is finally back in stock - in a new black iteration as well as ...

Indulgent Shawl Cardigan back in stock, with new ...

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This is a thicker ply, but also more open. Not much heavier than the Begg, but bigger and warmer...

KnitwearNovember 21st 2022

Double brown: Just a touch less subtle

November 7th 2022

I think there's a useful variable in considerations of how we dress that we haven't talked about explicitly before: how subtle or showy clothes are. I might write a longer piece on it at some point, but I think it's essentially a spectrum from the v...

Double brown: Just a touch less subtle

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Yes, pretty much...

Knitwear - StyleNovember 7th 2022

Doek tennis shoes: How great things age

October 19th 2022

I have had these Doek canvas trainers - what could usefully be called tennis shoes - for five years. They have been worn once or twice a week, every week, during that period. So hundreds of times. With bare feet in the summer, they've occasionally ...

Doek tennis shoes: How great things age

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Without the red stripe, yes I probably agree. There is something more tennis shoe and plimsoll-like about the low profile of the Doek though...

ShoesOctober 19th 2022

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

September 28th 2022

The cut and contours of this, the PS Donegal Coat, will be familiar to most readers. So I’ll focus on the colour to begin with. This is our navy iteration, and it is primarily a large, 3x3 herringbone weave that alternates between navy and bl...

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

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No, not really. Sorry Andy...

CoatsSeptember 28th 2022

We’re coming to New York!

September 12th 2022

So this is exciting. For the first time, Permanent Style Presents is coming to New York. A mini version of the London pop-up shop, it will be led by Rubato and PS, with very special guest Fred Nieddu, aka Taillour. We will be at 54 Mercer Street on ...

We’re coming to New York!

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Hey Gonis, We are planning to, yes, in the Autumn. We won't have an idea of which week for a while though I'm afraid. I'll try and announce it as soon as I can. S...

September 12th 2022

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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Original. I really like how the aluminium looks beaten up personally...

July 22nd 2022

Summer Top 10: Polos, more polos, and espadrilles

July 6th 2022

I wasn’t going to do a ‘high summer’ version of our seasonal Top 10. After all, the spring edition back in April included such things as panama hats and boat shoes. But everyone’s stock has been arriving so late that the int...

Summer Top 10: Polos, more polos, and espadrilles

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Yes, and they were fine. Delicate setting, hang dry...

Casual clothing - ShoesJuly 6th 2022

The slouchy cardigan

June 10th 2022

Most cardigans that classic menswear fans admire fall into one of two camps. First is the cardigan to be worn under a jacket, frequently sleeveless. This is often quite thin, and is practical as an additional layer for warmth. It can look a little ...

The slouchy cardigan

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I don’t see those on their website? Can you share a link?...

Belts and wallets - KnitwearJune 10th 2022

What shoes should I wear with brown trousers?

May 23rd 2022

This might seem like a fairly simple question, but it comes up so often in comments that I think it’s worth answering in full here, and then directing anyone in the future to this post. The reason people ask about shoes with brown trousers, o...

What shoes should I wear with brown trousers?

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I’m genuinely amazed by this comment and others in the thread. Brown trousers with black shoes is a classic combination that goes back decades. Back when it was much more expected that black shoes be worn in town and/o...

May 23rd 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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No worries...

Jackets - StyleMay 2nd 2022

Hob-nail boots, pince-nez and Rubato denim –...

April 21st 2022

*Note: Contra to my advice here, I ended up switching to size 32 Rubato jeans (my regular size) and that was the right choice. They felt a little right to begin with, but gave a little bit and are now perfect* The pop-up opening party was lovely las...

Hob-nail boots, pince-nez and Rubato denim –...

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"This means they might not be for denim purists, as they won’t fade in the same way as raw or unsanforised jeans." For fellow readers who shy away from the once-washed rubato denim: I am no denim head, but during the l...

April 21st 2022

Mohair cardigans and Rubato chinos

April 15th 2022

These chinos are the Rubato ones I’ve asked them to reissue, which will be available exclusively in the PS pop-up shop on Savile Row next week. They’re not exactly the same as the originals, which were a single pleat where this is a fla...

Mohair cardigans and Rubato chinos

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Probably not - I'd wait more, but it depends what you're getting on them...

Knitwear - TrousersApril 15th 2022

Smart/casual and high/low: How to dress like Oliv...

April 8th 2022

  I was surprised when I realised we hadn’t ever featured Oliver Dannefalk in our ‘How to dress like’ series, given I’ve admired his style for years, particularly since he launched Rubato with Carl Per...

Smart/casual and high/low: How to dress like Oliv...

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Speaking of taller men, especially tall (let's say 185cm+) handsome men who comport themselves well in general - I believe they have a distinct advantage with artfully mixing styles in an outfit. Of course this is true w...

StyleApril 8th 2022

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

April 4th 2022

By Manish Puri Whilst the recent sun in London has brought a sugar rush of excitement for the warmer days that lie ahead, it also brings a more troubling, recurring question: how do I usually dress for summer? It shouldn’t be difficult to answ...

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

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Nice...

Casual clothing - ShirtsApril 4th 2022

The Spring pop-up: Rubato, Bentley’s, Ludov...

March 18th 2022

*Update: I forgot to say that all PS products will be there too! Sorry, forgot to mention that...* I'm delighted to say that the PS Presents pop-up shop will be back in April, in the same space at The Service, on Savile Row. For Rubato it will be th...

The Spring pop-up: Rubato, Bentley’s, Ludov...

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Thanks Jonathan. Yes, they'll all be there all the way through...

Bags - Belts and walletsMarch 18th 2022

A collared cardigan under a jacket: Ciardi and Co...

March 9th 2022

In recent weeks I’ve been playing around with this button-through cardigan from Colhay’s. Initially I was sceptical as to whether I’d ever wear it tucked in - and afraid it was a little lightweight to wear untucked. The same fear ...

A collared cardigan under a jacket: Ciardi and Co...

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That would be great. Thanks, Simon....

Knitwear - StyleMarch 9th 2022

My favourite clothes ever: Awards 2022

January 31st 2022

I have to say, I was really pleased with the reaction to this year’s PS Awards, which were set out here two weeks ago. It’s always nerve-wracking changing the format of a popular series, but after almost 1000 product recommendations from...

My favourite clothes ever: Awards 2022

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Hey Felix, If you don't mind me asking, what did they say?...

Coats - JacketsJanuary 31st 2022

Edward Sexton overcoat: How great things age

January 26th 2022

  A reader commented recently that if you don’t feel comfortable in a piece of clothing, it’s clearly not for you and you should move on. While I agree that feeling comfortable in your clothes is important to looking good &#...

Edward Sexton overcoat: How great things age

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"...younger is any one below 60" Jack you have become my new favourite commentor. Ian (49 but a child in tailoring years)....

January 26th 2022

Why I’m wearing more belts

January 5th 2022

In recent months I’ve been wearing belts more often, after years of hardly doing so at all. I never wore them with tailoring, preferring the clean, elegant look of an unfettered waistband with side adjustors. And I didn’t even wear the...

Why I’m wearing more belts

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I just wanted to reach out to as much avenues as possible. Equus Leather. I ordered a wallet from the in May 2022 and have not received it yet. No correspondence at all. Just to make sure buyers beware of this name out t...

Belts and wallets - StyleJanuary 5th 2022

What is French Ivy?

May 31st 2021

By Tony Sylvester “A few years back, I posted a photo of Paul Weller on my Instagram (above). It was taken in 1984 in his Style Council era, where much to the consternation of the Mod faithful, he was constantly tinkering with his attire - ali...

What is French Ivy?

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Sorry for the (extremely long) delay in responding but in France jackets/tailored coats and Weston loafers were definitely de rigeur, along with atrachés/ briefcases. In US Ivies it was more OCBDs and (at the time) Arma...

May 31st 2021

Rubato officer’s chinos: Review

May 14th 2021

I've come to really like these Rubato chinos, but it’s worth saying from the outset that they're not the originals. I had them narrowed after a few weeks, as I found the leg too wide. In the thigh it went from 33.5cm to 32cm, and in the hem f...

Rubato officer’s chinos: Review

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I do like olive chinos, but they're never going to be as versatile as khaki, because of the colours it goes with and because some pieces on top are likely to be olive. Doesn't mean they aren't great to have at home, but ...

Knitwear - TrousersMay 14th 2021

How clothing kept me sane

February 1st 2021

Something that has consistently surprised me over the past year of this horrible pandemic, is the friends - especially in the menswear industry - that have lost some interest in what they wear every day. I offer no kind of opinion on that choice, a...

How clothing kept me sane

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Good article but then again I find all of them enjoyable..enjoy your day.......

February 1st 2021

The imagery that inspires me, by Oliver Dannefalk

December 21st 2020

This is a guest article by Rubato designer Oliver Dannefalk, explaining what the hell he was looking at all the time on his phone. And then showing to everyone. It is a description of how he works, what inspires him, and what keeps him de-stressed. ...

The imagery that inspires me, by Oliver Dannefalk

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I don't, sorry Albert. You could ask 40 Colori, who do MTM knitwear, but it might be too complicated for them....

StyleDecember 21st 2020

Buying vintage – with Oliver and Carl of Ru...

November 11th 2020

While in Stockholm last month, I spent a morning shopping with Oliver (Dannefalk, above) and Carl (Pers) of Rubato. I was particularly interested to hear their views on vintage shopping, as I knew that both of them used to work in vintage stores in ...

Buying vintage – with Oliver and Carl of Ru...

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I love the Arnold Palmer yellow. Hopefully they repeat it....

November 11th 2020