Repairing a rug jacket – with denim-like da...

January 24th 2024

This coat has a good story behind it, and is a nice one for Dry January I think, as it shows different ways clothes can be remade, repurposed and repaired. I bought it at the workwear-oriented shop Jinji in Paris . It had been made by them under th...

Repairing a rug jacket – with denim-like da...

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Fully understood. Back to the clothing itself... I really like the idea of a project like this, taking something that sat almost as a museum piece and bringing it back to life as a wearable piece. Very roughly along thes...

Casual clothing - DenimJanuary 24th 2024

The weekend gilet or vest

December 1st 2023

As colder weather has arrived recently, there have been a few questions from readers about gilets or vests. It’s not a category we’ve covered in much detail, so Alex and I took a bunch to the studio last week and had a play with a few ou...

The weekend gilet or vest

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No, I didn't slim them. They are high waisted and wide legged, not one I'd wear everyday. But this is the width they were...

Casual clothingDecember 1st 2023

The first sportswear jacket: A ‘Ricky’ or gab jacket

August 30th 2023

This vintage rayon jacket I bought in Japan earlier in the year has drawn quite a bit of interest since I posted pictures during Pitti. A couple of different brands asked about the details and whether they could borrow it to take details for a simi...

The first sportswear jacket: A ‘Ricky’ or gab jacket

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Thanks Alberto, and yes disappointing for me as well. Never want to do something I don't love unfortunately!...

Casual clothingAugust 30th 2023

How different materials decompose – The Aig...

July 14th 2023

Last week I wrote about the loopwheel knitter Aigat , one of the most specialised producers of loopwheel fabric - for sweatshirts, T-shirts etc - in Japan. Something I wanted to save for a separate article was the display they had in their receptio...

How different materials decompose – The Aig...

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I don't know what to say then Ben, I'm surprised they haven't lasted that well. Obviously it depends how many shirts you have, but even before I was into menswear, pieces didn't fall apart like that. If you did want to i...

July 14th 2023

How loopwheel sweatshirt fabric is made – at Aiga...

July 3rd 2023

In the corner of the Aigat mill in Wakayama, there are a few knitting machines that look like none of the others - monsters, hybrids. The rest of the mill is split in two, with the more modern ‘sinker’ machines (below) in one half, woode...

How loopwheel sweatshirt fabric is made – at Aiga...

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Hi Omar, Lovely to hear from you. I'm afraid Aigat didn't want to be contacted and said they had too much business - Real McCoy's struggle to get enough made themselves. Sorry I can't help. S...

KnitwearJuly 3rd 2023

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide – 2023 Up...

June 7th 2023

  Tokyo is one of the most varied, creative and stimulating retail experiences in the world. Not only is the city huge, but each area has a distinct feel and atmosphere, reflected in its shopping. There are small, niche brands everywhere, as...

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide – 2023 Up...

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Ok, thanks for letting us know Dharm...

Bags - Belts and walletsJune 7th 2023

Inspiring Japan: The 2023 trip

April 24th 2023

Last week I was in Japan for 10 days, mainly in Tokyo but also travelling around to Kobe, Osaka and Wakayama prefecture. It was the fourth time I’d been to Japan, but only the third for PS, and one of those had been for only a few days around ...

Inspiring Japan: The 2023 trip

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Yes, that's being updated and will be republished next week...

April 24th 2023

What to wear with the kids at the weekend

April 10th 2023

I get asked surprisingly often what I wear with my children at the weekend - when there’s a chance I’ll be running round a park, on my knees in a playground tunnel, or simply within range of a ketchup spill. There seems to be a presumpt...

What to wear with the kids at the weekend

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There isn't really any way round it I'm afraid Ayush. You'll still look good, but this is a reason to upgrade in years to come...

Casual clothingApril 10th 2023

Reader profile: Simon

February 27th 2023

Simon is only our second reader profile from outside the UK. He lives in New York, although when we talk on the phone he’s actually in Washington DC, having just landed on the red eye from Arizona. Simon travels a lot. He’s a journalist...

Reader profile: Simon

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This is the first time i have seen new balance sneakers be worn with grace and charm...

February 27th 2023

What makes a quality sweatshirt?

February 8th 2023

Sweatshirts vary hugely in price, from £20 at a fast-fashion brand to well over £200 from a specialist Japanese maker . And even though the price difference is that large among brands we cover - say Merz b Schwnen at £130 and The ...

What makes a quality sweatshirt?

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I am, and I like the material a lot. However, the neck is quite large which I like less. If you like that or don't mind it, it's a wonderful product...

Casual clothing - KnitwearFebruary 8th 2023

Autumn/Winter picks 2022: J Press, RM Williams, A...

October 31st 2022

L’Impermeabile gilet, at John Simons £435 This lightly waxed gilet, particularly in the pale beige colour, is reminiscent of the Eddie Bauer style that has become popular in recent years. It’s 100% cotton on the outside though, whi...

Autumn/Winter picks 2022: J Press, RM Williams, A...

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It looks OK Jake - a little short perhaps, a little plain, and I guess not the highest quality from J Crew, but probably a decent option. Hard to say much about fabric or shape just from images...

Coats - KnitwearOctober 31st 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

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 think soft-collared shirts might be good underneath, but yes crewnecks, T-shirts etc would probably look best...

Belts and wallets - KnitwearJune 10th 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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Thanks Daniel, I can certainly ask. I haven't seen another. Berg & Berg do one in a printed calf, not real alligator, but I haven't found their belts to be that great to be honest...

Knitwear - TrousersApril 15th 2022

The Real McCoy’s: Modern authenticity, casual luxury

January 24th 2022

Although I’ve known The Real McCoy’s and been a customer for quite a long time, I’ve never really known the company itself very well. So it was niceduring a recent visit to the new shop in London to interview Emika Tsujimoto - the...

The Real McCoy’s: Modern authenticity, casual luxury

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thanks CK, very useful. I cannot go for the full price but Marrkt have these in from time to time, and i guess the McCoy ones are the ones worth getting ....

Casual clothing - KnitwearJanuary 24th 2022

Down parka from Nigel Cabourn: How great things age

January 14th 2022

  Over the winter, quite a few readers have asked what I wear for very cold weather. If it’s formal, the answer is a simple variation on the coats we’ve already featured: a heavyweight overcoat like my 30oz from Sartoria Ciardi ...

Down parka from Nigel Cabourn: How great things age

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Thanks Doug. I don't know if they do anymore unfortunately. They don't make a fair bit of the very high-end stuff. Worth looking out for them on eBay though...

Casual clothing - CoatsJanuary 14th 2022

How I wear a black leather jacket

December 3rd 2021

I’ve had this vintage leather jacket for about four years and it hasn’t been worn often - perhaps a handful of times a year. If I’m honest, it was because I felt a little self-conscious in it. I didn’t want to look like I wa...

How I wear a black leather jacket

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Well, for the military it could be a layering piece but was often worn on its own - eg in tropical climates. I don't wear a jacket over the top of mine, but I would wear a coat and have the suede overshirt as a jacket su...

December 3rd 2021

The Real McCoy’s chinos: Review

June 16th 2021

If the last chinos we reviewed in this series were a little more unusual ( from Casatlantic ) then today we’re back with a very good, very everyday pair. Similar in that respect to the first brand we covered - Rubato - just more on the workw...

The Real McCoy’s chinos: Review

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To be honest it's been a while since I tried the Toys ones Joseph! From what I remember they were similarly styled, but I preferred the toughness of the material on the McCoys ones...

Casual clothing - TrousersJune 16th 2021

Viberg Service Boots: My choice of work boot

May 10th 2021

During the past Winter, I was vaguely looking to replace my longstanding work boots from Wolverine (above) . They’d done great service: on long country walks, camping in different parts of the country, and just going to the local park in rain...

Viberg Service Boots: My choice of work boot

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Great to know Simon. Many thanks. Heading your way in May having not visited London since 2019 and very much looking forward to it....

ShoesMay 10th 2021

The Winter Top 5: End, GRP, Real McCoy’s, B...

November 4th 2020

Anonymous Ism socks, via End £30 The online version of End is a surprisingly good source for classic clothing. Although it’s still dominated by street wear, and the new shop off Carnaby Street is entirely trainers and hoodies, the websit...

The Winter Top 5: End, GRP, Real McCoy’s, B...

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Thanks John, interesting to hear. There's a piece coming up on gilets and vests (featuring this piece as part of it), so good to get your thoughts there as well...

Casual clothing - ShoesNovember 4th 2020

Clutch Cafe: A guide to my favourite brands

September 7th 2020

There is a handful of menswear shops in London that I recommend regularly to friends visiting from abroad. They include Trunk, Connolly, Drake's and Anderson & Sheppard Haberdashery. All boutiques, all founded in the past decade. The most ...

Clutch Cafe: A guide to my favourite brands

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Excellent shop, one of my favorites in London. FWIW, One thing to be careful about it to make sure you ask the price before you and the (very effective) sales staff start looking at clothing. I talked myself into a littl...

Casual clothing - CoatsSeptember 7th 2020

Why I buy vintage (with Levi’s 501s)

May 18th 2020

The word ‘thrift’ is not used that commonly in the UK as a verb, or an adjective. People talk about thrift as a virtue, and indeed a spendthrift (which of course means the opposite). But it is rare to hear of thrift shops, or seeking ba...

Why I buy vintage (with Levi’s 501s)

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I haven't tried them I'm afraid so I don't have more detailed advice...

DenimMay 18th 2020

How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give t...

October 16th 2019

Vintage clothing has become more and more popular over the past decade. Underneath obvious markers like the launch of brands RRL, or artificially aged sneakers, men have been gradually buying into vintage because it’s authentic, because it&rs...

How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give t...

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Workwear is a nice area, like duck canvas, French blue cotton. But they're hard to find as they tend to wear through quite quickly (also always too short for me!)...

StyleOctober 16th 2019

Holiday snaps 2019: No shorts in the city

August 14th 2019

  I just got back from our annual summer holiday: two weeks in Portugal, in a villa with my wife and children, miles away from anything. I normally write a post running through things worn on holiday, as I know readers find it interesting h...

Holiday snaps 2019: No shorts in the city

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'It's possible to be overdressed in this way, too'. If such an outfit which you are wearing or for example an outfit like a shirt/polo with linen trouser and espadrilles can seem overdressed then what does the average cr...

Style - August 14th 2019

Giving clothes a new lease of life: The Valet, Re...

May 31st 2019

If you love clothes, it’s not easy to resist the call of a new season. As much as you know the value of what you own, and want to wear it forever, shiny new things are tempting. The best defence, I find, is to invest time and energy in your ex...

Giving clothes a new lease of life: The Valet, Re...

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Many thanks Lindsay...

ShoesMay 31st 2019