Chapal made-to-measure leather jacket, Paris

September 5th 2016

Fans of vintage clothing should love Chapal. They’re using the same leathers, the same linings, the same hardware they supplied to the French and US airforces 100 years ago. When I wrote about fellow French leather-specialist Seraphin earlier ...

Chapal made-to-measure leather jacket, Paris

Fans of vintage clothing should love Chapal. They’re using the same leathers, the same linings, the same hardware they supplied to the French and US airforces 100 years ago. When I wrote about fellow French leather-sp...

Casual jacketsSeptember 5th 2016

The Finest Menswear in the World

July 17th 2015

Finally, wonderfully, the book on luxury craft I began writing three years ago is coming out: The Finest Menswear in the World. – You can buy your own personalised copy of The Finest Menswear in the World in the Permanent Style shop &...

The Finest Menswear in the World

   Finally, wonderfully, the book on luxury craft I began writing three years ago is coming out: The Finest Menswear in the World. – You can buy your own personalised copy of The Finest Menswear in the World in t...

July 17th 2015

Zilli, Phineas Cole and Paul Stuart custom

May 29th 2012

If you like Permanent Style, don’t forget to check out my latest articles on The Rake online. In the past week we have learnt why peccary is so hard to make into a leather jacket (at Zilli) and the inside line on both Ralph Auriemma and Mar...

Zilli, Phineas Cole and Paul Stuart custom

If you like Permanent Style, don’t forget to check out my latest articles on The Rake online. In the past week we have learnt why peccary is so hard to make into a leather jacket (at Zilli) and the inside line on b...

May 29th 2012

Hello from Lyon

April 19th 2012

In Lyon this week, visiting the Zilli factory where they make the most beautiful leather products. The leathers in the jackets, particularly, are gorgeous. More next week. (Lesser mid-blue flannel suit, Anderson & Sheppard; shirt, Turnbull &...

Hello from Lyon

In Lyon this week, visiting the Zilli factory where they make the most beautiful leather products. The leathers in the jackets, particularly, are gorgeous. More next week. (Lesser mid-blue flannel suit, Anderson & S...

StyleApril 19th 2012

Wandering into Zilli

November 3rd 2010

It will not surprise you to learn that I had never walked into Zilli before, the store on Bond Street with a startling amount of coloured crocodile in the window. But it turns out there is a serious craft story there, behind the reptiles and chinch...

Wandering into Zilli

  It will not surprise you to learn that I had never walked into Zilli before, the store on Bond Street with a startling amount of coloured crocodile in the window. But it turns out there is a serious craft story there,...

November 3rd 2010