Buck Mason, Novesta, New & Lingwood: Spring ...

April 24th 2024

Our seasonal summary of things I’ve seen and liked rolls around again, and as ever is a good mechanism to answer questions about new products from established brands, such as the City Moc from Saman Amel (above). But it’s also, by design...

Buck Mason, Novesta, New & Lingwood: Spring ...

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I haven't tried the cotton-linen I'm afraid, but I would imagine it would have a similar feel, but the cotton will look more casual and wear in more...

Belts and wallets - Casual clothingApril 24th 2024

Yuketen, Crescent Down Works, Big Rock Candy Moun...

March 25th 2024

Last week I wrote about visiting the Paris trade shows for the first time, and being able to interview some new brands as a result. Today I’m going to highlight three that we found particularly interesting. The first is Yuketen, the craft-bas...

Yuketen, Crescent Down Works, Big Rock Candy Moun...

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Casual clothing - CoatsMarch 25th 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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Bags - Casual clothingMarch 15th 2024

The Eddie Bauer ‘Skyliner’ and how to find one

February 26th 2024

With the growth of interest in outdoor clothing in recent years, there has been a predictable dive into the history of companies that produced it, of which one of the most prominent was Eddie Bauer. One reason I find this exploration interesting is...

The Eddie Bauer ‘Skyliner’ and how to find one

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Thanks Simon, The knowledge and crucially the impetus to elevate gained in large part on these pages. Yash...

Casual clothing - CoatsFebruary 26th 2024

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

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

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 Bureau, Belfast: Big brand mix and exclusive ...

November 20th 2023

By Manish Puri If you leave Belfast city centre and head east, past Nuala with the Hula, across the Lagan, and along the Newtonards Road, eventually, in the shadows of Samson and Goliath (the monumental gantry cranes that loom over the shipyards whe...

The Bureau, Belfast: Big brand mix and exclusive ...

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Hi Gary Thank you so much for the compliment and for sharing these special memories. Wishing you all the best, Manish...

Casual clothingNovember 20th 2023

Wythe, Bally, P Johnson: A/W 2023 highlights 

November 3rd 2023

Some old, some new in this year’s round-up of Autumn/Winter products. These articles are a nice way to mention brands on the edge of our radar (Bally) as well as to discuss new releases from favourites that wouldn’t otherwise get a full ...

Wythe, Bally, P Johnson: A/W 2023 highlights 

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Yes. Trees make less of a difference, but I still would if they were worn regularly. Worth a brush down after wear just like suede as well...

Casual clothing - DenimNovember 3rd 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

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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Bags - Belts and walletsJune 7th 2023

Spring/Summer Top 10 ’23: Shirts, shorts an...

April 28th 2023

It may still be cold outside (in the UK), but it’s late April and time for a write-up of the Spring/Summer pieces I’ve liked from our favourite brands. If you have any questions about other releases from these brands (or indeed brands n...

Spring/Summer Top 10 ’23: Shirts, shorts an...

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It's hard to tell Ayush, but if they were pyjamas I'd probably use something softer, like a light cotton...

Casual clothing - Hanks and scarvesApril 28th 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

Rifugio’s old villa

March 17th 2023

On a surprisingly warm, sunny day last January we visited the Art Deco villa that is Alfredo Rifugio's headquarters in Naples. It’s not what you expect for an Italian workshop. While there are lots of beautiful little tailors and cordwainers ...

Rifugio’s old villa

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No sorry, I didn't see any, they don't make them themselves I don't think...

Casual clothing - JacketsMarch 17th 2023

Introducing: The new Reversible Suede Bomber

February 22nd 2023

The new version of our reversible suede bomber jacket - reversible so you can turn it inside out at the first hint of rain - is finally here. Much as I liked the previous version, the process of designing the Linen Harrington - essentially from scr...

Introducing: The new Reversible Suede Bomber

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Rather like black suede shoes, they tend to be a little showy...

Casual clothing - JacketsFebruary 22nd 2023

Tobacco, black and white (some T-shirts in stock)

February 13th 2023

You know that feeling when you realise a new purchase unleashes potential in an old, beloved garment? Like getting a yellow oxford and realising it doesn’t just look good with jeans, but also with your favourite herringbone jacket? OK, I&rsquo...

Tobacco, black and white (some T-shirts in stock)

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Well, they certainly don't have to fit close - eg The Anthology ones are looser - and of course you can get bigger sizes of those two. Some knitted tees like those from Thom Sweeney also have less of a knitwear fit, more...

Casual clothingFebruary 13th 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

Experimenting with the smock, or anorak

January 13th 2023

Fifteen years ago, I wrote a piece called ‘ Enjoy your fashion cycle ’. Ten years later, in 2018, there was one called ‘ How I filter fashions ’. Today, I find myself thinking along the same lines as we explore casual (but of...

Experimenting with the smock, or anorak

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My wife ordered in November and it should come some time soon. Will update once received (and might order one for myself once we see how hers came out). I have a very old one so not sure how that compares to the current ...

Casual clothingJanuary 13th 2023

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual j...

November 23rd 2022

In recent years, casual alternatives to the tailored jacket have become increasingly popular, and we've talked about a lot of them on PS. However, it's not always clear what's meant by different terms and types, or what their differences in style a...

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual j...

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Ben, as I a non European person, I winner what you mean by ‘ any attempt at comprehensiveness appears parochial and Eurocentric’. Surely a man is allowed to focus his writing on what he knows best. A japanese person ...

Casual clothing - JacketsNovember 23rd 2022

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

October 24th 2022

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium .) I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we both have our 15-year anniver...

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

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Thanks, yes I've seen those labels before. I think there is quite a bit that's still handwoven, as in it's not too hard to find, even if it's of course a tiny proportion of the market. Crofts in Lewis and Harris are the ...

Casual clothing - DenimOctober 24th 2022

Reader profile: Shun

October 17th 2022

With the PS reader profiles, we’re always looking to add something different - a different style, a different age, hopefully at some point a different location. Although Shun’s love of classic menswear will be shared by many, he is a li...

Reader profile: Shun

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Many thanks for this thoughtful and honest response Andrew, much appreciated!...

Casual clothing - JacketsOctober 17th 2022

Holiday snaps 2022: Illustrating versatile packing

August 17th 2022

In recent weeks you may have noticed comments have not been published quite as quickly as normal. That’s because I’ve been on holiday - in the north of Portugal, where my wife’s family is from. It’s a beautiful part of the w...

Holiday snaps 2022: Illustrating versatile packing

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Yes that could work well...

Casual clothing - Glasses and jewelleryAugust 17th 2022

Aimé Leon Dore launches in the UK – worth a visit?

July 13th 2022

There has been a fair amount of excitement in London at the opening of the new Aimé Leon Dore shop in Soho – their first outside the US. I can understand why. New menswear stores are rare at the moment, the dominant narrative being of s...

Aimé Leon Dore launches in the UK – worth a visit?

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Not for me...

Casual clothing - ShirtsJuly 13th 2022

Summer Top 10: Polos, more polos, and espadrilles

July 6th 2022

I wasn’t going to do a ‘high summer’ version of our seasonal Top 10. After all, the spring edition back in April included such things as panama hats and boat shoes. But everyone’s stock has been arriving so late that the int...

Summer Top 10: Polos, more polos, and espadrilles

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No, think of it as a piece of knitwear, not a T-shirt. And it's smart, like a short-sleeved knit rather than a tee. So most of the time I'd wear it with smarter trousers, in this kind of style...

Casual clothing - ShoesJuly 6th 2022

The canvas chore coat – and buying vintage ...

June 29th 2022

I increasingly find that for the kind of casual outerwear I wear at the weekend (for taking the kids to the park, and similarly hard-wearing activities) I always prefer vintage. There are exceptions, of course. A Bryceland’s white chore coat ...

The canvas chore coat – and buying vintage ...

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Thank you, Simon....

Casual clothing - CoatsJune 29th 2022