Eleven years and three children later: Troubadour...

May 24th 2024

Samuel is one of those friends who, when we sit down, makes me realise quite how long we’ve known each other. The last time I saw him, he didn’t have any kids and lived in New York. Now, he has two and lives in Switzerland. I’ve al...

Eleven years and three children later: Troubadour...

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Yes I think that's ideal. Note though that there will always be some reasons for using a plastic - like a rainproof, or something where weight is a big priority. Hiking, sportswear. There the aim should be making them re...

BagsMay 24th 2024

Beige, Paris: The best kind of multi-brand shop

May 6th 2024

A lot of music fans don’t see the point of covers albums. They want the originals, not a bunch of copies. But I’ve always liked them, whether it’s Johnny Cash’s American IV or Rage Against The Machine’s Renegades , beca...

Beige, Paris: The best kind of multi-brand shop

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We can certainly look to at some point, PF. It's hard to cover everyone and we would always focus on the ones we liked the style of particularly, but a round-up article or similar on great independent shops in Europe mig...

Bags - Casual clothingMay 6th 2024

How to pack for a week-long trip: Video

April 29th 2024

This is the second of two videos we made recently talking through what to pack for travel. The first suggested clothes for a three-day trip - basically wearing one outfit and packing another, but with every piece interchangeable. This second one exp...

How to pack for a week-long trip: Video

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Ah brilliant, thanks. And what about the light blue shirt in the video - is it denim or oxford (I can’t quite tell)?...

Bags - VideoApril 29th 2024

How does Paris compare to Pitti? Pendleton, Frizm...

March 15th 2024

Boots on display at Viberg, at Man/Woman; above, Welcome Edition This past January, after Pitti, I went to see the equivalent shows in Paris for the first time. I’d never been before and was interested to see how it compared to Pitti in terms ...

How does Paris compare to Pitti? Pendleton, Frizm...

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No, sorry Avi...

Bags - Casual clothingMarch 15th 2024

How to pack for a three-day trip: Video

March 4th 2024

The ' travel capsule' posts we've done are always popular - I think because they are useful for actual travel, but also for anyone looking to build a versatile wardrobe in general. In that way they're one more addition to the 'wardrobe building' ser...

How to pack for a three-day trip: Video

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I did one on travelling to Japan in the summer here that you might find useful. Also if you search for the 'holiday snaps' articles you'll find lots of actual holiday clothes....

Bags - VideoMarch 4th 2024

Charlie Borrow pilot bag: How great things age

January 26th 2024

Lucas has had this canvas bag from Charlie Borrow for years, and I’ve always admired its rugged quality, particularly when we’ve traveled together. So I thought it would make a good entry in our How Great Things Age series, which of cour...

Charlie Borrow pilot bag: How great things age

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Any thoughts on Ripstop vs canvas? Might be lighter to carry?...

BagsJanuary 26th 2024

Reader Profile: Ben (and the community of menswear)

January 5th 2024

I met Ben at our recent pop-up party, and liked what he was wearing (first outfit below). We got to talking and I discovered his interesting background - always good, as I’d like these profiles to explore different types of PS reader - and his...

Reader Profile: Ben (and the community of menswear)

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Hi Harry mate. Best thing you can do if you get the chance is to get yourself along to an PS event or reach out to one if the guys on Instagram and ask then to give you some recommendations or maybe meet up for a coffee,...

Alterations and care - BagsJanuary 5th 2024

Seoul: A menswear shopping guide

December 13th 2023

  Earlier this month I visited Seoul, to see some of the tailors I had been intrigued by but mostly seen from afar, and to visit some of the shops and brands. My impression was of a dynamic city – new development, new retail, every sho...

Seoul: A menswear shopping guide

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I think that would be good with khaki, no worries there. I do think it would be a bit more casual and workwear-like than the Drake's, but hard to say for certain having not seen it in person...

Bags - Belts and walletsDecember 13th 2023

Ludens: Japanese belts and leather goods

August 11th 2023

In recent years I've been wearing more belts with tailoring, as I've worn other accessories such as ties and handkerchiefs less. That's meant me upping my belt game, with a couple of commissions from Tightly Stitched , some great belts from Rubato ...

Ludens: Japanese belts and leather goods

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Belts are great accessories for men so had to weigh in on this topic. I'm a buckle and belt junkie so an overview of the various styles most welcome. Including where to get new buckles and straps or just get them polishe...

Bags - Belts and walletsAugust 11th 2023

Kind of showy: All black jacket and jeans

July 24th 2023

On Permanent Style we’ve always talked about dressing with subtle elegance - clothing that makes the wearer appear simply well dressed. This is still the style I get most pleasure from. It's a matter of good fit, quality materials, and tastefu...

Kind of showy: All black jacket and jeans

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Thank you Alex...

Bags - DenimJuly 24th 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

Hosoi Paris: Hand-sewn and original leather bags

April 5th 2023

Just outside the centre of Paris, in the Faubourg Saint Antoine district, there is an institution called Cour de l’industrie: a set of courtyards that houses around 50 different artisans. As a home of industry it traces its history back to 1...

Hosoi Paris: Hand-sewn and original leather bags

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Wonderful to hear Tim, thanks for letting me know...

BagsApril 5th 2023

The cartridge bag: A small eccentricity

March 31st 2023

Over the past few months, I’ve been enjoying wearing this vintage cartridge bag as an occasional day bag - for when I don’t need to carry a computer or other bulky things. It started when a reader asked about a crossbody bag he could ca...

The cartridge bag: A small eccentricity

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Yes, very true. I still use it a little bit, but if anything it's even more limited...

BagsMarch 31st 2023

Christmas gift list 2022: Towelling, tooling and ...

December 7th 2022

1 Double-breasted towelling robe Anderson & Sheppard, £395 The sartorial design of this robe from Anderson & Sheppard is so satisfying. It basically has ulster-coat lapels, with one buttoning under the chin when the collar is u...

Christmas gift list 2022: Towelling, tooling and ...

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I think the off-white x beige is the best yes, even with those trousers...

Bags - Belts and walletsDecember 7th 2022

Chez Dede: Andrea Ferolla and Daria Reina

August 26th 2022

Chez Dede is a lovely little multibrand shop in Rome. It sells clothing and accessories, books and furniture, including some familiar brands such as P. Le Moult and Camoshita. However, for me the most lovely thing about the store when we visited was...

Chez Dede: Andrea Ferolla and Daria Reina

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Cheers Jerry, and will do...

Bags - Belts and walletsAugust 26th 2022

Peter Nitz hand-sewn briefcase: Review

June 24th 2022

Peter Nitz is a Swiss craftsman based in Zurich. He does a lot of teaching of hand-sewn leather techniques, including classes, videos and individual training. He also sells leather-working tools. (When you’re a bespoke craftsman, it’s go...

Peter Nitz hand-sewn briefcase: Review

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BagsJune 24th 2022

Filson briefcase: How great things age

June 3rd 2022

  Of all the things we cover in the ‘How great things age’ series , a bag such as this probably has the most potential – because it is made of canvas, leather and brass. All those three materials age differently. Bras...

Filson briefcase: How great things age

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Thanks Simon. Enjoy your trip....

BagsJune 3rd 2022

The Spring pop-up: Rubato, Bentley’s, Ludov...

March 18th 2022

*Update: I forgot to say that all PS products will be there too! Sorry, forgot to mention that...* I'm delighted to say that the PS Presents pop-up shop will be back in April, in the same space at The Service, on Savile Row. For Rubato it will be th...

The Spring pop-up: Rubato, Bentley’s, Ludov...

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Thanks Jonathan. Yes, they'll all be there all the way through...

Bags - Belts and walletsMarch 18th 2022

Chester Mox hand-sewn leather folio: Review

December 6th 2021

Chester Mox is Bellanie Salcedo, a leatherworker making saddle-stitched goods in Los Angeles, California. I’ve known Bellanie for several years, having first covered her on PS back in 2013 . Since then, however, her work has improved, followin...

Chester Mox hand-sewn leather folio: Review

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Still very versatile, no issues there...

BagsDecember 6th 2021

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

October 15th 2021

I find I’m particularly interested in vintage clothes at the moment. That may be because of their inherent character, or the fact it seems more sustainable, or just that I’ve had a lot of clothes over the years, so often the things are ...

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

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Thanks Paul, and yes I've been meaning to see the Chato Lufesn selection for a bit...

Bags - CoatsOctober 15th 2021

If you only had five bags: A capsule collection

September 8th 2021

  Five bags might seem like a lot – certainly compared to shirts or ties, as featured previously in this series . But given you’ll need some kind of suitcase, plus a day bag, and probably a backpack for cycling, walking or s...

If you only had five bags: A capsule collection

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Great points. I'm also a big fan of the design I think it's rather elegant but also understated and casual. And of course there's no question of quality when we're dealing with Frank Clegg. The office really is a mish-ma...

BagsSeptember 8th 2021

Introducing: The nubuck tote

September 9th 2020

*Please purchase through the Frank Clegg website. They have all stock of both the black and brown versions of the bag* The idea behind the PS Shop is to produce occasional pieces of menswear that I love, but can’t find elsewhere. There is no ...

Introducing: The nubuck tote

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Just about, but that's not what it's designed for and I never do....

BagsSeptember 9th 2020

Blackhorse Lane, Holland and Sherry, Tusting and ...

September 11th 2019

Man, I love the pop-up shop. It's being going so long now that I know exactly what it will be like, and I look forward to the atmosphere, the chats, and the conversations with readers. It's exciting putting your products out carefully on display. It...

Blackhorse Lane, Holland and Sherry, Tusting and ...

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They did, yes. It certainly wouldn't be as long lasting as most suits - it would have to be part of a good-size wardrobe to make sense. Though of course it also depends how heavy the cloth is (fine wools don't have to be...

Bags - ClothSeptember 11th 2019

A/MARELLI x Chapman camera bag: Review

June 24th 2019

Adam Marelli, a New York-based friend and photographer (and Leica ambassador among other things) recently designed his perfect camera bag in collaboration with Chapman, here in the UK. The reasons why he did so - and what he put into it - are very i...

A/MARELLI x Chapman camera bag: Review

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Nice, honest, behind the scenes info Adam, thanks...

BagsJune 24th 2019

A Pitti diary: The experience, the brands, the pa...

June 19th 2019

Pitti is a long trade show: four full days, when most are usually three. As a result, by Friday everyone is exhausted, with selling, talking, and late dinners. Although it does depend on why you’re there. Most people fall into one of three gro...

A Pitti diary: The experience, the brands, the pa...

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Thanks. De Bonne Facture are lovely - not always my kind of style, but they make great pieces...

Bags - Casual clothingJune 19th 2019