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

Solakzade glasses and jewellery (plus Goro’s)

May 29th 2023

Every day we were in Tokyo and walked down Omotesando Hills, there would be a long queue on a rail near the metro station. We assumed the queue was for some hype-driven 'drop' of streetwear, and to be fair most of the time they were. But these pati...

Solakzade glasses and jewellery (plus Goro’s)

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And now I think about it, you've covered a number of French makers over the years. Short sighted of me in fact, glad you highlighted them. Had to Google both of your references right away, this is one of the many reasons...

Glasses and jewelleryMay 29th 2023

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

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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Casual clothing - Glasses and jewelleryAugust 17th 2022

Harpo, Paris: Generations of Amerindian jewellery 

April 25th 2022

Not many people seem to have heard of Harpo, but it ticks many of the boxes for a Permanent Style reader: craft, authenticity, a classic style, and all family owned. It’s a store in Paris, selling jewellery and other crafts made by Native Ame...

Harpo, Paris: Generations of Amerindian jewellery 

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Issue 12 of L'Etiquette magazine (normally in French, but this is the first issue to have a print English edition) has a very interesting article in which they follow Dorothée as she sources pieces in New Mexico from st...

Glasses and jewelleryApril 25th 2022

The Spring Top 10: Fun, paper and lavender

April 20th 2022

It’s that time of the year again. Brands have been receiving all the spring clothing they ordered last year, even though they weren’t quite sure whether it would arrive, or be swallowed by an unexpected lockdown. So rejoice, there are n...

The Spring Top 10: Fun, paper and lavender

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Regarding Trumpers. Apart from ordering a tub of Almond Shaving Cream which is utterly superb and highly concentrated in a very generous 200g tub... probably the best value of all the prestige London barbers, I asked for...

Casual clothing - CoatsApril 20th 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

Good Art Hlywd: Unexpected craft and beauty

August 20th 2021

I was buzzing when I got off the phone with Josh Warner of Good Art (above) last week. It's been a while since I've talked to someone new that has that bright-eyed passion - the enthusiasm of an obsessive creator. He reminded me of Graham Thompson...

Good Art Hlywd: Unexpected craft and beauty

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You mean a wallet chain? It certainly can do but it's a strong look, and one I think you'd have to work through the rest of the outfit. I wear those keys on my belt loops and running down into my back pocket often, and e...

Glasses and jewelleryAugust 20th 2021

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

Red Rabbit silver jewellery, New Mexico

October 28th 2019

One of the nicest things about our last ‘Permanent Style Presents’ pop-up was getting to know Mike and Cody, from Red Rabbit and Wellema Hats respectively. At a show like this you basically spend five full days together, talking about m...

Red Rabbit silver jewellery, New Mexico

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Yes, I don't find any issues there. Easier the slimmer they are...

Glasses and jewelleryOctober 28th 2019

Maison Bonnet glasses: Review

October 4th 2019

These glasses I had made at Maison Bonnet recently are absolutely superb. As I wrote in the recent post ‘My glasses’ I’ve tried several different makers over the years, including cheaper and expensive, ready-made, bespoke and made...

Maison Bonnet glasses: Review

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Hey, I still wear them, but a lot less and my contacts more. I simply think I look better without them - there's a post here that talks about it a bit....

Glasses and jewelleryOctober 4th 2019

Retrospecs gold, Chapal sheep, Informale twill, L...

September 18th 2019

So, there was a pair of Retrospecs sunglasses. From the 1930s - originals, as all Retrospecs are. In rolled gold, not the cheaper-looking gold plate. Filigree work around the frame - all of which is different for each tiny batch. Perfect fit. But I ...

Retrospecs gold, Chapal sheep, Informale twill, L...

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No problem Stanley, and I hope you get many years of happy wear out of it...

Casual clothing - Glasses and jewellerySeptember 18th 2019

My glasses: A journey in eyewear

August 2nd 2019

I’ve been short-sighted since I was young, and as a result have always worn glasses. Even when I switched to contact lenses as a teenager, I continued to have glasses as an alternative, both for style and health. Once you start to become inte...

My glasses: A journey in eyewear

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It's certainly something I want in the summer, mostly because it looks cool and at that time is practical too. Never wear them unless the weather looks like it needs them!...

Glasses and jewelleryAugust 2nd 2019

Maison Bonnet bespoke glasses: The craft in London

April 22nd 2019

Maison Bonnet was one of the few world-renowned menswear makers I hadn’t tried until recently. So it has been great to get to know Franck and the team, since they opened a shop in Mayfair last year. Having been short-sighted from a young age, ...

Maison Bonnet bespoke glasses: The craft in London

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What sunglasses did Brad Pitt wear in De longhorn ad commercial & price please...

Glasses and jewelleryApril 22nd 2019

Seeing the trees for the wood: Connolly and Yard-...

March 15th 2019

A reader recently asked whether there was anything I particularly liked on The Rake’s online shop , given how much they’ve added in the past year. I feel I know why he’s asking. The Rake has added so much product recently that it&r...

Seeing the trees for the wood: Connolly and Yard-...

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I don't know the details of the deal, but I don't believe it will be, no. I wouldn't really write anything yet as I don't know details and wouldn't want to speculate....

Casual clothing - Glasses and jewelleryMarch 15th 2019

Paris: Lafayette Saltiel, Kenjiro Suzuki, Atelier...

September 19th 2018

Samuel Gassmann Last week I was in Paris for two days, catching up with old friends and artisans, and seeing a few new ones. One of the most interesting things was an interview with Lyne Cohen Solal, the new head of the Institut National Metiers d&r...

Paris: Lafayette Saltiel, Kenjiro Suzuki, Atelier...

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I think Kenjiro Suzuki has closed his business. His instagram is down, and I came by the shop the other day, it was closed at 11am....

Bags - Belts and walletsSeptember 19th 2018

Meyrowitz sunglasses with tailoring; Paying for g...

August 20th 2018

The harder it is to know whether something fits well, or suits you, the more valuable expert advice is. And the more valuable it is to have it in person. (It’s one reason some categories, like accessories, work better online than others, such ...

Meyrowitz sunglasses with tailoring; Paying for g...

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Thanks, good to know. Well I haven't tried them, but I'll keep an eye out. It's also something we should probably try and add to the Guide to Quality...

Glasses and jewelleryAugust 20th 2018

Kirk Originals sunglasses, Simpson London, and th...

July 23rd 2018

The two new brands at this iteration of the ‘Permanent Style presents’ pop-up shop were Kirk Originals and Simpson London. But while readers will be relatively familiar with Simpson, given I covered their new factory back in November, I&...

Kirk Originals sunglasses, Simpson London, and th...

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It is, of course, Cleverley, not Cleverly, for whom Simpson make the leather goods (though those goods may be cleverly made!)....

Bags - Glasses and jewelleryJuly 23rd 2018

Summer checked jacket – at the Dalcuore Rak...

June 29th 2018

If there’s one thing I have a (very relative) lack of, it’s summer sports jackets - casual pieces for warm days, using the linen/wool/silk mixes the Italians are so good at. So it was nice to have this jacket from Dalcuore made up in tim...

Summer checked jacket – at the Dalcuore Rak...

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I'd say cream to pale beige. Not a bright or strong colour. I don't know on that bunch I'm afraid...

Glasses and jewellery - JacketsJune 29th 2018

Indigo, navy and natural: A summer combination

June 11th 2018

I’ve always liked indigo in tailoring, and find navy a good partner for it. The deep indigo of this linen shirt from D’Avino, for example, is significantly quietened by the navy blazer over the top, and makes that top half a story...

Indigo, navy and natural: A summer combination

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Glasses and jewellery - ShirtsJune 11th 2018

Vintage gold cuff

May 11th 2018

My view on jewellery has always been that it should be something special, certainly emotionally and probably financially too. Men wear so little of it, and it is such a statement to do so, that it should be precious. Not a cheap leather bracelet, in...

Vintage gold cuff

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Glasses and jewelleryMay 11th 2018

Holiday snaps 2018: Eidos, Aspesi, Doek, Drake...

April 20th 2018

  Travelling to India on holiday this Easter gave me a reason to get the hot-weather clothing out early. It was unseasonably hot even for there, with the temperature pushing 40 degrees. We took the opportunity to visit the 100 Hands factory ...

Holiday snaps 2018: Eidos, Aspesi, Doek, Drake...

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Article coming on that tomorrow! Good timing......

Glasses and jewellery - ShirtsApril 20th 2018

Codis Maya and The Workers Club – in the po...

December 14th 2017

It really is a lovely feeling walking into the pop-up shop for a new week. There’s Carmen from Camiseria Burgos in Madrid, whom I haven’t seen for five years, pretty much. Next to her is Benedikt from Shibumi, lining up his ties with his...

Codis Maya and The Workers Club – in the po...

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Perhaps talk to them about that Shem. I wore a Medium...

Casual clothing - DenimDecember 14th 2017

The growth of bespoke and customised glasses

September 8th 2017

The following feature was commissioned by an international fashion magazine, but later cancelled. I have reproduced it here as I think it rounds out some of our discussion of bespoke eyewear - bringing in makers like Lindberg and discussing future d...

The growth of bespoke and customised glasses

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Hi, It's a nice read. I've read your blog content , and I can say is that it gives great Knowledge about the "BESPOKE AND CUSTOMISED GLASSES". it"s inspired me a lot. as i m wearing a spec it will help me to go with diff...

Glasses and jewellerySeptember 8th 2017

Barbarulo 1894 – Neapolitan handmade jewellery

August 23rd 2017

As in Japan last year, while we were in Naples in July we took the time to see some crafts outside of menswear - in this case, jewellery at Barbarulo. Barbarulo in its modern incarnation is closely associated with menswear. It is best known for cuff...

Barbarulo 1894 – Neapolitan handmade jewellery

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Hi John, Simon, and fellow readers, I think John's point is a very fine one indeed, and especially so for those of us who, to put it simply, are way behind the curve on sartorial matters. Simon's blog has really helped m...

Glasses and jewelleryAugust 23rd 2017