Clothing Resources: Places to clean, alter and repair

September 5th 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the site is where I would recommend for getting suits altered - or knitwear repaired, or shoes resoled. I’ve been meaning to create a single page with all these re...

Clothing Resources: Places to clean, alter and repair

One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the site is where I would recommend for getting suits altered - or knitwear repaired, or shoes resoled. I’ve been meaning to create a single page with all these re...

How to - Reader questionsSeptember 5th 2018

Accessories for holiday

August 7th 2017

Following my post two weeks ago on what I pack for travel, a reader asked about non-clothing items - electronics, toiletries and so on. So here are a few of my favourite things, which will certainly be going on holiday...

Accessories for holiday

Following my post two weeks ago on what I pack for travel, a reader asked about non-clothing items - electronics, toiletries and so on. So here are a few of my favourite things, which will certainly be going on holiday...

Accessories - BagsAugust 7th 2017

Baudoin & Lange, Luca Faloni, Hanger Project a...

March 8th 2017

Over the past 10 days I have generally prioritised writing about new brands in our Savile Row pop-up shop. But there are also new developments at makers you will be familiar with - Baudoin & Lange, Luca Faloni, Beg...

Baudoin & Lange, Luca Faloni, Hanger Project a...

Over the past 10 days I have generally prioritised writing about new brands in our Savile Row pop-up shop. But there are also new developments at makers you will be familiar with - Baudoin & Lange, Luca Faloni, Beg...

Accessories - LoaferMarch 8th 2017

Pop-up shop: The brands and the opening party

February 9th 2017

Following last week's announcement of our pop-up shop on Savile Row - under the banner 'Permanent Style presents' - here are some details of the shop and the brands. I also include an invitation, above, to any readers ...

Pop-up shop: The brands and the opening party

Following last week's announcement of our pop-up shop on Savile Row - under the banner 'Permanent Style presents' - here are some details of the shop and the brands. I also include an invitation, above, to any readers ...

February 9th 2017

A 2015 Christmas list

December 9th 2015

Last year I did a Christmas list around this time, collecting together some of my favourite things offered by the advertisers on Permanent Style. We don’t do much to shout about these brands that fund everything...

A 2015 Christmas list

Last year I did a Christmas list around this time, collecting together some of my favourite things offered by the advertisers on Permanent Style. We don’t do much to shout about these brands that fund everything...

December 9th 2015

Black tie for New Year’s Eve

December 31st 2014

Dress way the hell up, as our American cousins might say. New Year’s Eve is a special event, and it deserves a special effort where our clothes are concerned. That doesn’t have to be black tie, as above, bu...

Black tie for New Year’s Eve

Dress way the hell up, as our American cousins might say. New Year’s Eve is a special event, and it deserves a special effort where our clothes are concerned. That doesn’t have to be black tie, as above, bu...

Black tie - StyleDecember 31st 2014

My Christmas list

November 28th 2014

At this time of year I normally do a list of Christmas gift suggestions. Apparently last year a reader took the initiative and left a print-out of the list sitting on a coffee table at home. It did the trick – a ...

My Christmas list

At this time of year I normally do a list of Christmas gift suggestions. Apparently last year a reader took the initiative and left a print-out of the list sitting on a coffee table at home. It did the trick – a ...

AccessoriesNovember 28th 2014

A (Christmas) word from our sponsors

November 18th 2013

One of the nice things about having nice advertisers is the range of Christmas shopping ideas they present. Here are my favourites. Among the best additions to the collection at Drake’s are the untipped cashmeres i...

A (Christmas) word from our sponsors

One of the nice things about having nice advertisers is the range of Christmas shopping ideas they present. Here are my favourites. Among the best additions to the collection at Drake’s are the untipped cashmeres i...

Accessories - BagsNovember 18th 2013

A good tool for removing pilling from sweaters

September 9th 2013

I’m not great at looking after anything apart from shoes. Suits I brush down occasionally, but certainly not after every use, and knitwear rarely gets much of a look-in. In an effort to change this I recently picke...

A good tool for removing pilling from sweaters

I’m not great at looking after anything apart from shoes. Suits I brush down occasionally, but certainly not after every use, and knitwear rarely gets much of a look-in. In an effort to change this I recently picke...

Casual wear - KnitwearSeptember 9th 2013

Permanent Style collaborations

August 30th 2013

Someone pointed out recently that some Permanent Style collaborations – with La Portegna, for example, or Passaggio Cravatte – have ended without any news as to how they went or the product was received. Bo...

Permanent Style collaborations

Someone pointed out recently that some Permanent Style collaborations – with La Portegna, for example, or Passaggio Cravatte – have ended without any news as to how they went or the product was received. Bo...

August 30th 2013

Craftsmen, kids, writers and readers

June 7th 2013

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Craftsmen, kids, writers and readers

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ShoesJune 7th 2013

Permanent Style cufflinks in gold

May 22nd 2013

Regular readers will be familiar with my Cufflink Project, which I launched last year with bespoke jeweller Diana Maynard. I was frustrated at the lack of good cufflinks on the market – those with the same decorati...

Permanent Style cufflinks in gold

Regular readers will be familiar with my Cufflink Project, which I launched last year with bespoke jeweller Diana Maynard. I was frustrated at the lack of good cufflinks on the market – those with the same decorati...

AccessoriesMay 22nd 2013

Thanks for all your support

December 31st 2012

For the first time last month, the numbers of visits to Permanent Style topped 250,000. (That’s visits, not visitors – which is less – or impressions – which is more.) In the past six months our t...

Thanks for all your support

For the first time last month, the numbers of visits to Permanent Style topped 250,000. (That’s visits, not visitors – which is less – or impressions – which is more.) In the past six months our t...

Black tieDecember 31st 2012

The odd waistcoat for formal occasions

November 2nd 2012

I recently wrote about my favourite evening combination – blue shirt and grey/silver tie with a navy or charcoal suit. This is a rather more dressy combination for formal events and dinners, making use of a waistco...

The odd waistcoat for formal occasions

I recently wrote about my favourite evening combination – blue shirt and grey/silver tie with a navy or charcoal suit. This is a rather more dressy combination for formal events and dinners, making use of a waistco...

StyleNovember 2nd 2012

Golden Acorn cufflinks

April 20th 2012

Cuff links are tricky things. Hard to get right, but the best form of jewellery when you do. My problems with most modern cufflinks led to me designing my own range with jeweller Diana Maynard last year. Those sold well ...

Golden Acorn cufflinks

Cuff links are tricky things. Hard to get right, but the best form of jewellery when you do. My problems with most modern cufflinks led to me designing my own range with jeweller Diana Maynard last year. Those sold well ...

AccessoriesApril 20th 2012

Update on The Hanger Project

September 20th 2010

Kirby Allison over at The Hanger Project in the US has been pioneering the development of the best hangers in the world over the past two years. But it was probably inevitable that someone like that, with the restless ur...

Update on The Hanger Project

Kirby Allison over at The Hanger Project in the US has been pioneering the development of the best hangers in the world over the past two years. But it was probably inevitable that someone like that, with the restless ur...

AccessoriesSeptember 20th 2010

Beautiful hangers. But do you buy hangers?

March 22nd 2009

Hangers from The Hanger Project ( www.hangerproject.com) are nice. Very nice. They are works of art in design and craftsmanship in construction. If I could, all my clothes would hang on these hangers. But that doesn&rsqu...

Beautiful hangers. But do you buy hangers?

Hangers from The Hanger Project ( www.hangerproject.com) are nice. Very nice. They are works of art in design and craftsmanship in construction. If I could, all my clothes would hang on these hangers. But that doesn&rsqu...

AccessoriesMarch 22nd 2009