A Dad in California: Styling with Davide of Ghiaia

November 28th 2022

In the past year Davide Baroncini, of knitwear brand Ghiaia, has been putting together and posting some looks that really resonate with me. Comfortable and relaxed, but with a really high taste level, they seem a long way from both the hype-driven ...

A Dad in California: Styling with Davide of Ghiaia

In the past year Davide Baroncini, of knitwear brand Ghiaia, has been putting together and posting some looks that really resonate with me.  Comfortable and relaxed, but with a really high taste level, they seem a long ...

KnitwearNovember 28th 2022

Indulgent Shawl Cardigan back in stock, with new ...

November 21st 2022

*NB: The black shawl actually has black-horn buttons, not light brown as in the sample shown.* After a good few weeks' delay, I'm pleased to say that the Indulgent Shawl-Collar Cardigan is finally back in stock - in a new black iteration as well as ...

Indulgent Shawl Cardigan back in stock, with new ...

*NB: The black shawl actually has black-horn buttons, not light brown as in the sample shown.* After a good few weeks' delay, I'm pleased to say that the Indulgent Shawl-Collar Cardigan is finally back in stock - in a ne...

KnitwearNovember 21st 2022

Double brown: Just a touch less subtle

November 7th 2022

I think there's a useful variable in considerations of how we dress that we haven't talked about explicitly before: how subtle or showy clothes are. I might write a longer piece on it at some point, but I think it's essentially a spectrum from the v...

Double brown: Just a touch less subtle

I think there's a useful variable in considerations of how we dress that we haven't talked about explicitly before: how subtle or showy clothes are. I might write a longer piece on it at some point, but I think it's esse...

Knitwear - StyleNovember 7th 2022

Autumn/Winter picks 2022: J Press, RM Williams, A...

October 31st 2022

L’Impermeabile gilet, at John Simons £435 This lightly waxed gilet, particularly in the pale beige colour, is reminiscent of the Eddie Bauer style that has become popular in recent years. It’s 100% cotton on the outside though, whi...

Autumn/Winter picks 2022: J Press, RM Williams, A...

L’Impermeabile gilet, at John Simons £435 This lightly waxed gilet, particularly in the pale beige colour, is reminiscent of the Eddie Bauer style that has become popular in recent years. It’s 100% cotton on the out...

Coats - KnitwearOctober 31st 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

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...

Casual clothing - DenimOctober 24th 2022

Cashmere Rugby restock, with navy

October 14th 2022

The Cashmere Rugby - our reintroduction of the classic four-ply quality of Scottish polo - has just been restocked. A dark navy has been added to last year's flannel grey, covering pretty much all the bases for a slightly classic, slightly better-d...

Cashmere Rugby restock, with navy

The Cashmere Rugby - our reintroduction of the classic four-ply quality of Scottish polo - has just been restocked.  A dark navy has been added to last year's flannel grey, covering pretty much all the bases for a sligh...

KnitwearOctober 14th 2022

Coming up on the PS Shop this Autumn/Winter

August 31st 2022

At the beginning of each season recently (spring/summer, autumn/winter) we've been sending out summaries of upcoming products to PS Shop customers. These go to anyone on a waiting list for a product, and anyone that has signed up to marketing emails...

Coming up on the PS Shop this Autumn/Winter

At the beginning of each season recently (spring/summer, autumn/winter) we've been sending out summaries of upcoming products to PS Shop customers. These go to anyone on a waiting list for a product, and anyone that has ...

Coats - Hanks and scarvesAugust 31st 2022

Bocache & Salvucci, Rome: Bespoke shoes and ...

August 19th 2022

Bocache & Salvucci was a bit of a surprise when I visited last month. I’d come across the shoemaker at Jean-Manuel Moreau, in Paris, and had assumed that in Rome I would find a small (because relatively unknown) bespoke craftsman. Wh...

Bocache & Salvucci, Rome: Bespoke shoes and ...

Bocache & Salvucci was a bit of a surprise when I visited last month.  I’d come across the shoemaker at Jean-Manuel Moreau, in Paris, and had assumed that in Rome I would find a small (because relatively unknown) besp...

Knitwear - ShoesAugust 19th 2022

Atelier Bomba, Rome: Chic handmade tailoring

August 3rd 2022

Rome doesn’t have the menswear reputation of Milan, Florence or Naples. But there are some unusual little gems nestled in different parts of the city. One of the most interesting is Atelier Bomba. Started by Cristina Bomba in 1980, it has a r...

Atelier Bomba, Rome: Chic handmade tailoring

Rome doesn’t have the menswear reputation of Milan, Florence or Naples. But there are some unusual little gems nestled in different parts of the city.  One of the most interesting is Atelier Bomba. Started by Cristina...

Jackets - KnitwearAugust 3rd 2022

The slouchy cardigan

June 10th 2022

Most cardigans that classic menswear fans admire fall into one of two camps. First is the cardigan to be worn under a jacket, frequently sleeveless. This is often quite thin, and is practical as an additional layer for warmth. It can look a little ...

The slouchy cardigan

Most cardigans that classic menswear fans admire fall into one of two camps.  First is the cardigan to be worn under a jacket, frequently sleeveless. This is often quite thin, and is practical as an additional layer for...

Belts and wallets - KnitwearJune 10th 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

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.  S...

Casual clothing - CoatsApril 20th 2022

Mohair cardigans and Rubato chinos

April 15th 2022

These chinos are the Rubato ones I’ve asked them to reissue, which will be available exclusively in the PS pop-up shop on Savile Row next week. They’re not exactly the same as the originals, which were a single pleat where this is a fla...

Mohair cardigans and Rubato chinos

These chinos are the Rubato ones I’ve asked them to reissue, which will be available exclusively in the PS pop-up shop on Savile Row next week.  They’re not exactly the same as the originals, which were a single ple...

Knitwear - TrousersApril 15th 2022

Le Vif: A vintage shop like a regular shop

April 11th 2022

Le Vif in Paris is one of the most curated vintage stores around. What do I mean by that? Well, it has a particular view on the clothes it offers - in terms of quality, style and origin. It sells Americana, normally American-made. There’s no...

Le Vif: A vintage shop like a regular shop

Le Vif in Paris is one of the most curated vintage stores around.  What do I mean by that? Well, it has a particular view on the clothes it offers - in terms of quality, style and origin.  It sells Americana, normally ...

Knitwear - ShoesApril 11th 2022

The Finest Polo back in stock, with grey, with notes

March 21st 2022

The Finest Polo - the elegant, knitted summer polo shirt - goes on sale again today, with a new mid-grey colour alongside the navy and cream. And I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about the wear and care of it, as there were a few questions b...

The Finest Polo back in stock, with grey, with notes

The Finest Polo - the elegant, knitted summer polo shirt - goes on sale again today, with a new mid-grey colour alongside the navy and cream. And I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about the wear and care of it, as...

KnitwearMarch 21st 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...

*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 ...

Bags - Belts and walletsMarch 18th 2022

A collared cardigan under a jacket: Ciardi and Co...

March 9th 2022

In recent weeks I’ve been playing around with this button-through cardigan from Colhay’s. Initially I was sceptical as to whether I’d ever wear it tucked in - and afraid it was a little lightweight to wear untucked. The same fear ...

A collared cardigan under a jacket: Ciardi and Co...

In recent weeks I’ve been playing around with this button-through cardigan from Colhay’s.  Initially I was sceptical as to whether I’d ever wear it tucked in - and afraid it was a little lightweight to wear untuck...

Knitwear - StyleMarch 9th 2022

The formality of types of knitwear

March 4th 2022

  There is an outfit I regularly recommend to consultancy clients who have office jobs – professional people – where suits have fallen by the wayside. It comprises a pair of tailored trousers (perhaps flannel), some beau...

The formality of types of knitwear

There is an outfit I regularly recommend to consultancy clients who have office jobs – professional people – where suits have fallen by the wayside.  It comprises a pair of tailored trousers (perhaps flannel), some ...

KnitwearMarch 4th 2022

Colours of knitwear: Building a capsule

February 2nd 2022

  As men have been wearing less tailoring in recent years – particularly to work – I’ve been getting more questions about colours of knitwear. Specifically, readers ask what are the most versatile pieces to invest ...

Colours of knitwear: Building a capsule

As men have been wearing less tailoring in recent years – particularly to work – I’ve been getting more questions about colours of knitwear.  Specifically, readers ask what are the most versatile pieces to invest ...

KnitwearFebruary 2nd 2022

The Real McCoy’s: Modern authenticity, casual luxury

January 24th 2022

Although I’ve known The Real McCoy’s and been a customer for quite a long time, I’ve never really known the company itself very well. So it was niceduring a recent visit to the new shop in London to interview Emika Tsujimoto - the...

The Real McCoy’s: Modern authenticity, casual luxury

Although I’ve known The Real McCoy’s and been a customer for quite a long time, I’ve never really known the company itself very well.  So it was niceduring a recent visit to the new shop in London to interview Emi...

Casual clothing - KnitwearJanuary 24th 2022

Tonal dressing – with new Indulgent Shawl C...

January 21st 2022

Our Indulgent Shawl Cardigan doesn’t need much introduction. Indeed, since this new grey colour was released to the waiting list yesterday, half have already sold. Quite a list had built up. Thank you everyone for your patience, and for ridin...

Tonal dressing – with new Indulgent Shawl C...

Our Indulgent Shawl Cardigan doesn’t need much introduction.  Indeed, since this new grey colour was released to the waiting list yesterday, half have already sold. Quite a list had built up. Thank you everyone for yo...

Knitwear - ShoesJanuary 21st 2022

Perro: The collection tried and reviewed

January 10th 2022

I don’t think Per and Rock (below) will mind me saying that when I first saw the products and looks coming from their new brand, Perro , they didn’t have a big impact on me. The two of them - previously at menswear shops Linnegatan 2 an...

Perro: The collection tried and reviewed

I don’t think Per and Rock (below) will mind me saying that when I first saw the products and looks coming from their new brand, Perro , they didn’t have a big impact on me.  The two of them - previously at menswear...

Casual clothing - KnitwearJanuary 10th 2022

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part two, brands

December 15th 2021

By Manish Puri "In part one of this guide, we discussed the general styles and constructions of Shetland jumpers, which I hope helped provide context for which jumper is right for you and why. Now that you’ve eaten your metaphorical vegetables...

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part two, brands

By Manish Puri "In part one of this guide, we discussed the general styles and constructions of Shetland jumpers, which I hope helped provide context for which jumper is right for you and why. Now that you’ve eaten you...

KnitwearDecember 15th 2021

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part one

December 13th 2021

By Manish Puri "With winter finally here, one of the items I’m most enjoying getting reacquainted with is the Shetland jumper - ceaselessly stylish, resolutely practical, and keenly priced. For those reasons, many of the brands on Permanent St...

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part one

By Manish Puri "With winter finally here, one of the items I’m most enjoying getting reacquainted with is the Shetland jumper - ceaselessly stylish, resolutely practical, and keenly priced. For those reasons, many of t...

KnitwearDecember 13th 2021

Introducing: The Cashmere Rugby

December 8th 2021

*UPDATE: We have confirmed a re-stock for January - including the XL that has sold out. So do use the form on the Shop site to be added to the waiting list for that* In our article a couple of weeks ago about the new shearling colour , there was a r...

Introducing: The Cashmere Rugby

*UPDATE: We have confirmed a re-stock for January - including the XL that has sold out. So do use the form on the Shop site to be added to the waiting list for that* In our article a couple of weeks ago about the new she...

KnitwearDecember 8th 2021

Why does good knitwear pill?

November 22nd 2021

  Nobody wants pilling, so if your jumper pills it must be a sign of poor quality, right? Not necessarily. Finer, more luxurious knitwear is more delicate and takes more looking after. If you don’t care for it, it might pill more t...

Why does good knitwear pill?

Nobody wants pilling, so if your jumper pills it must be a sign of poor quality, right? Not necessarily. Finer, more luxurious knitwear is more delicate and takes more looking after. If you don’t care for it, it might ...

KnitwearNovember 22nd 2021