The Online Symposium: How luxury menswear can bec...

July 17th 2020

One of the things bespoke artisans have struggled with during the Covid-19 crisis is not being able to travel. Savile Row makes more than half its money in the US, and the Spring trips weren’t possible. Should they try to do remote fittings? C...

The Online Symposium: How luxury menswear can bec...

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Mostly the style...

Shirts - SuitsJuly 17th 2020

The guide to denim and chambray shirtings

September 16th 2019

  A denim or chambray shirt can be great with tailoring. Perhaps more than anything else, they have the ability to subvert its corporate, even dandy associations. They reliably give the appearance of being both casual and practical. The two ...

The guide to denim and chambray shirtings

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Originally David, yes, but as I say the term chambray is also used today for a wider variety of materials, and there are certainly heavier weight and 2-ply chambrays out there. Also, a chambray can be heavier but single ...

ShirtsSeptember 16th 2019

Factory visit: Albini shirtings

August 28th 2017

Although we’ve covered several mills over the years on Permanent Style (such as Pennine, Loro Piana, Robert Noble and VBC), I’ve never visited a shirting mill. The fact that our first one was Albini was pure coincidence, but it worked ou...

Factory visit: Albini shirtings

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Hi Will. Great story, but I don't think so, no. Only a very small part of a mill's fabric is available to buy by the metre, for bespoke. Because for that to be possible the mill has to weave it all themselves, hold the s...

ShirtsAugust 28th 2017