Reader Profile: Andrew

October 27th 2021

This is the third in our series of articles meeting, and questioning, Permanent Style readers. The first profiled Manish , who enthused about Russian watches and recommended that readers should start building a wardrobe with good trousers. And the s...

Reader Profile: Andrew

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I also used to wear Malle Cologne Indelebile in the summer quite frequently. I liked it because it is light and citrusy which I think it nice for the summer. But I finished the bottle and never got around to replacing it...

Jackets - StyleOctober 27th 2021

The (17) bespoke shoemakers I have known

March 10th 2021

  This article was originally written back in 2014. Back then I had tried seven bespoke shoemakers, and nothing in Japan. Seven years later, the number has more than doubled, and the spread is wider – also encompassing some semi-be...

The (17) bespoke shoemakers I have known

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I think that's fine - I'd certainly happily spend more on an overcoat than on shoes. However, that's in large part based on my experience of bespoke shoes, which has been patchy - see article here....

ShoesMarch 10th 2021

Stivaleria Savoia bespoke shoes: Review

November 13th 2017

When I cover an artisan where I’m genuinely interested in the product - its quality, design and often heritage or story, I have something made. I then tend to cover the maker in one, initial post that explains their product and background; and...

Stivaleria Savoia bespoke shoes: Review

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Thanks, nicely put. Similar in some ways to some of the Eastern European makers, though more city than country I guess...

ShoesNovember 13th 2017

Stivaleria Savoia: Bespoke shoemaker, Milan

June 23rd 2017

Stivaleria Savoia is an old Milanese bespoke bootmaker ( stivaleria means bootmaker, and it was founded by craftsmen who made for the Savoia, or Savoy, cavalry). The designs are classic and practical, and unlikely to set any Instagram feeds alight. ...

Stivaleria Savoia: Bespoke shoemaker, Milan

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Well, as most of the bootmakers in Italy, Stivaleria Savoia was forced to shift the majority of its production to shoemaking. But its shop and lab are still up and running and in very good shape. For saddles, bridles etc...

ShoesJune 23rd 2017

Building a wardrobe: Bespoke shoes

February 15th 2017

As the last post on building a wardrobe - focused on Neapolitan tailoring - proved popular, I thought I'd do a second looking at shoes. But rather than look at my whole shoe collection, which numbers more than 40 pairs and would take a long time to ...

Building a wardrobe: Bespoke shoes

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Hi Simon, thanks for sharing. You make an interesting point: “[Oxford] is more formal than a derby and goes with anything up to chinos and jeans.” Could you please tell how oxford shoes can be paired with jeans and c...

ShoesFebruary 15th 2017