Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Picking cloth

February 16th 2024

By Manish Puri. This article is the second in a series dealing with my personal experiences of having bespoke/MTM clothes made over the last six years. The first covered some of my tips for working with tailors, while this piece focuses on the lesso...

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Picking cloth

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ClothFebruary 16th 2024

Eight outfits I liked at Pitti – and why

January 19th 2024

Pitti Uomo this year felt busier than last, but that was a little deceptive - two of the big buildings were still closed for lack of exhibitors, and more squeezed into the main pavilion. The show’s future still feels a little uncertain. My ti...

Eight outfits I liked at Pitti – and why

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StyleJanuary 19th 2024

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Working with...

November 29th 2023

By Manish Puri I’ve been commissioning made-to-measure and bespoke garments for six years. In any other sphere, that amount of experience might qualify me as an expert. So, it’s telling about the nature of bespoke - the slow production ...

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Working with...

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Depends how long it’s been since the last suit. Have you gained or lost weight, become more muscular etc. I’ve also found that different material drapes a little differently… but perhaps that could be adjusted in t...

Jackets - SuitsNovember 29th 2023

The Permanent Style Anniversary dinner

June 21st 2023

Last November marked 15 years since the founding of Permanent Style. To celebrate the occasion, we planned two things: a personal dinner with friends in Florence and a more public event in the pop-up shop on Savile Row. The public event, to which al...

The Permanent Style Anniversary dinner

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June 21st 2023

Expressing yourself: How to dress like Milad Abedi

February 15th 2023

  The photographer Milad Abedi is someone whose style I’ve liked for a long time, but in a quiet way. Whenever we’ve shot together I’ve been interested in what he’s wearing and found something I liked, but he wasn...

Expressing yourself: How to dress like Milad Abedi

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Do you mean the shoulder was squarer, more pointed? I think they used to be cut more like that because they were universally worn over tailoring, whereas that's much less the case these days...

StyleFebruary 15th 2023

Who are my favourite tailors? (Part two)

January 18th 2023

Please read part one of this article, here , before this one. Without that context, setting out my priorities, this summary will likely be misleading. Everyone is different, wants different things from bespoke, and simply gets on with people differ...

Who are my favourite tailors? (Part two)

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Ha, that's interesting. Actually, I remember the last time I went through a lot of bespoke houses browsing the web I liked Sartoria Corcos almost the most....

January 18th 2023

Luxury chore coats compared

December 16th 2022

By Manish Puri Not all chores are made equal. Some take longer, some require more exertion, and some involve going out into the cold. On a typical weekend you’ll find me frantically searching for loopholes in the chivalric code so I can cherry...

Luxury chore coats compared

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Hey BC, Yes the Lazyman would work, though I found them a little short. This is an area we covered quite a lot last year - we did a piece here on all the options, and then covered Tebas, chores etc separately. There are ...

JacketsDecember 16th 2022

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual j...

November 23rd 2022

In recent years, casual alternatives to the tailored jacket have become increasingly popular, and we've talked about a lot of them on PS. However, it's not always clear what's meant by different terms and types, or what their differences in style a...

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual j...

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Ben, as I a non European person, I winner what you mean by ‘ any attempt at comprehensiveness appears parochial and Eurocentric’. Surely a man is allowed to focus his writing on what he knows best. A japanese person ...

Casual clothing - JacketsNovember 23rd 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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Does anyone have a recommendation on a cream merino polo, like this that was previously offered in the PS Shop? I see this season that cream is not offered, and the closest I can find is a silk/cashmere on Colhays....

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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No, think of it as a piece of knitwear, not a T-shirt. And it's smart, like a short-sleeved knit rather than a tee. So most of the time I'd wear it with smarter trousers, in this kind of style...

Casual clothing - ShoesJuly 6th 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

Double denim – in new Anthology tweed jacket

January 19th 2022

Denim shirts can often be the saviour of classic menswear - adding an obvious casual, even democratic touch to tailoring . But when should you wear a denim shirt with jeans? When put on what is sometimes snidely, sometimes admiringly, referred to a...

Double denim – in new Anthology tweed jacket

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Have you tried Bryceland's Hal? That might work well for you. There's more space on the thighs but still with a nice taper...

Denim - JacketsJanuary 19th 2022

If you had five coats: A versatile selection

December 1st 2021

  As with our previous article in this series – on bags – five coats might seem like a lot, but actually chances are many readers already have that in their wardrobe, if they account for smart and casual coats, for warmth...

If you had five coats: A versatile selection

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Thanks Simon! Okay I see. Probably it is I should be wearing that look more frequently and then see how I feel with it. Yes, without a collar (crewneck for instance) it feels especially odd....

CoatsDecember 1st 2021

The jackets I picked for winter

October 20th 2021

A couple of weeks ago, when our little Indian summer here in the UK came to an end, I started the process of switching my wardrobe around for colder weather. I keep winter sweaters, roll necks, coats and heavy tweeds stored in the attic, and slowly...

The jackets I picked for winter

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I had my colours done years ago, but to be honest I can't remember. As we discussed here, I'm not sure it's that useful On picking five, have you seen the articles on that subject in the Wardrobe Building guide?...

JacketsOctober 20th 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

Reader profile: Manish

August 23rd 2021

Sometimes I feel a bit envious of brands holding trunk shows, because they meet so many more PS readers than I do. I see people at occasional events, and of course the pop-ups once or twice a year, but that's about it. So one of the nice things ab...

Reader profile: Manish

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How lovely to see the rise of Manish from PS reader, to regular PS contributor, and now an in-demand male model who features heavily on my Instagram feed! Happy new year, everyone....

WatchesAugust 23rd 2021

The T-shirt under tailoring

May 26th 2021

I’ve never actively disliked T-shirts under tailoring. I just tend not to wear them myself and, when I have seen them worn, I think it can be done quite badly. Done well, wearing a T-shirt rather than a collared shirt can pleasingly subvert t...

The T-shirt under tailoring

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Jackets - StyleMay 26th 2021

My favourite outfits

March 12th 2021

In our recent article ' Outfits that I got wrong', a reader commented that he would be interested in the opposite post. Not outfits I got right - hopefully there are lots of those - but ones I got the most right, or I like the most. Perhaps, those t...

My favourite outfits

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The Galway just about, the Ambleside yes with the storm welt etc...

StyleMarch 12th 2021

Designing the Anthology polo coat

January 6th 2021

Last year The Anthology asked me to help design a new polo coat they were going to produce. They’ve only gradually added coats to their bespoke offering, but are now doing so more, as they expand into ready-to-wear. Buzz at The Anthology was ...

Designing the Anthology polo coat

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The belt doesn't create a cinched look, no, but visually it can look odd if you have that fullness coming into the waist and there is nothing across the waist. No you can't add a belt to this or add to get a full belt, b...

CoatsJanuary 6th 2021

Workwear and tailoring: How to dress like Willy Wang

September 11th 2020

  I first spent time with Willy Wang ( @wwc.willy) last year during our pop-up shop on Savile Row, when he was here with The Anthology. (He works in the company’s Taipei store, which is also a Bryceland’s retailer.) I had followe...

Workwear and tailoring: How to dress like Willy Wang

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StyleSeptember 11th 2020

Pink PS Oxford shirts available

August 10th 2020

What can I say about PS Oxford cloth at this point? I've gone through the reasons I like it so many times, most obviously in posts introducing the blue , striped and white versions. So this time I thought it might be good to focus on what customers...

Pink PS Oxford shirts available

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Wonderful, thanks Jamie. Enjoy them for years to come...

ShirtsAugust 10th 2020

My colours in the Baudoin & Lange ‘Ginkgo’ l...

July 31st 2020

Baudoin & Lange recently launched a new, perhaps more conventional range to their shoes, called the Ginkgo. Allan asked me if I'd like to pick a colour or two of suede to make up in this style, and offer as part of the collection - as I did...

My colours in the Baudoin & Lange ‘Ginkgo’ l...

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I have 7 pairs of B&Ls (no typo). Gingko, Classic Sagan, Grands, buckles, Chelsea boots. They are exquisitely made and the materials are superb. Durable? Depends on how you wear them. But they are not a "daily driver...

ShoesJuly 31st 2020

The Summer Top Five: Adret, Anglo, Anthology, Con...

July 15th 2020

With stock delayed and most shops closed, there seemed less point in doing our regular Spring/Summer round-up earlier in the year. So here, rather later, is a Summer-targeted piece on items I've tried myself and especially recommend. I've also kept ...

The Summer Top Five: Adret, Anglo, Anthology, Con...

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Those pieces would be long sleeve, correct? I think then it looks like a piece of knitwear, whereas most would see this Anthology piece as a T-shirt essentially, just a fancy one. I might wear the Anthology under a jacke...

Casual clothing - CoatsJuly 15th 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

Wearing black

January 22nd 2020

Over the past year, I’ve gradually been wearing more black. Readers will have seen that in the recommendation of this Berg & Berg black shirt , for example, and these black cords . It's been particularly pronounced with shoes though, a...

Wearing black

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To be honest I'm not sure Charlie - I've never worn that style of jacket in anything other than blue denim and I think it might be a bit much for me if I did...

Coats - ShoesJanuary 22nd 2020