Bryceland’s black unsanforised jeans: Review

March 15th 2023

These are the first jeans I've had from Bryceland's , and I've been absolutely loving them - for the fit, the colour and the denim. But I was a little nervous about buying them, as I'd never had unsanforised denim before. Given I know this will be ...

Bryceland’s black unsanforised jeans: Review

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I'm not sure on the Rubato and i don't know anyone that has both I'm afraid...

DenimMarch 15th 2023

The next talk with Rubato, and pop-up shop updates

March 10th 2023

I’m pleased to say that the next in our series of talks at Mortimer House will be with Oliver and Carl from Rubato, on March 31st. These events have a really nice atmosphere, with everyone milling around, browsing the products and chatting to ...

The next talk with Rubato, and pop-up shop updates

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There are quite significant differences. The Rubato cut is a little unusual - a little shorter, a little fuller in the chest. They also tend to use lambswool rather than cashmere, which is a little chunky, hard-wearing b...

March 10th 2023

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

January 27th 2023

March 1 update: Rubato and Permanent Style dates confirmed as March 29 to April 1 Rubato will be launching new products, bringing almost everything to try on, and a good range to buy as well Fox will be running different on different days of their e...

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

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Hi Teo, Yes that's right, and I'll be there with them on Thursday, the first day. It will open at 10am...

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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Hey Jon, Sure I'll tell them. We're all in Florence this week though so apologies if it's a little delayed...

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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If it's an outfit like this, where they're virtually the same, I don't think it matters which way round they are. But as I say in the article, this isn't a normal tonal outfit - you'd normally want more contrast...

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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Amazing...

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 problem at all Cormac. I have talked about this in the past, though can't remember where now! I start with whichever article I'm most interested in, or excited about. Often that's a jacket, about half the time I'd say...

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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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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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

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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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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No worries, Simon, but thanks anyhow! If you're reading, lovely Connolly people... :)...

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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Strength and weather-resistance are the only ones really. I'd only go for it if weather-resistance were a big factor...

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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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

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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Hi, I ordered a pair of ecru jeans from Rubato and they look lovely. They fit as they should now and I can wear them without a belt. But I am very wary about jeans getting too loose and wonder if you think they will give...

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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I use a black cordovan polish to defade mine. It works pretty well - still comes across as kinda eggplant. Alden has a huge variation in the colour 8....

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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Sounds interesting Gulliver...

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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I still really like them. I wear the PS merino more, but I like the collar shape on the Rubato as a nice alternative...

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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It is a little higher, but the same issue is there, it's not as big or as structured as a shrit collar, so is never going to behave in the same way...

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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Perhaps look in the perfume category in the menu? There are many articles there including one summarising the few I recently cut down to...

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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Well I thought about another picture showing you with a double breasted overcoat and jeans. After reading your comment I see that might just stretch it too far with this one though. Thanks a lot for elaborating....

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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Thanks, yes I think 1,25 inch/3 cm is better for me....

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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I had a girlfriend from Montparnasse in 1984 who educated me thoroughly in the ways of BCBG. She was a follower of the look to the point of obsession. It was, then, a largely left-bank phenomenon (BOBOs are contemporary ...

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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Ive had them for a couple of months now and though they have softened a lot the pockets flare a bit. Nothing extreme, but just leaving me deciding whether or not to get another pair. Do you think future alterations, like...

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