Which office are you? A cold, current 2024 update

May 22nd 2024

The article ‘Which office are you?’ in 2016 was one of the most popular we have ever done on PS. I think largely because it showed clearly how outfits could be adjusted to different levels of formality, at a time when office attire was a...

Which office are you? A cold, current 2024 update

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I'm afraid I don't, no. I quite like the neckline to show!...

Jackets - KnitwearMay 22nd 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

Reader profile: Niyi

April 26th 2024

By André Larnyoh I’ve known Niyi for three or four years and he’s always someone I’ve learnt from. His style is eclectic: classic menswear brands alongside contemporary fashion, bursts of colour with subdued tones. Yet someh...

Reader profile: Niyi

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A great example of someone not trying to be anything other than himself...and maybe that's the point of everything....

Coats - KnitwearApril 26th 2024

Introducing: The Speciale hand-framed cotton sweater

March 20th 2024

I love cotton knits in the Summer. I couldn’t always see the point of them, but in the past few years I’ve regularly taken one on our holidays (usually to Portugal or France) and I adore the feeling on putting one on as the day cools dow...

Introducing: The Speciale hand-framed cotton sweater

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Probably more Italian, lighter in weight, wrinkles more but easier to wear than the heavier Irish...

KnitwearMarch 20th 2024

Pre-order for the Cashmere Crewneck and Cashmere ...

March 13th 2024

The pre-order window for our most popular product last year - the Cashmere Crewneck - and my personal favourite - the Cashmere Rugby - opens today. The point of the pre-order is to make sure no one misses out on them - as some did last year - and t...

Pre-order for the Cashmere Crewneck and Cashmere ...

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Hello Joe The official date of the preorder closing was last Friday, however I am still sorting the order so if the product is still live it is possible to order, the products will probably be taken down in the next 24 h...

KnitwearMarch 13th 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

Casual suits with collared knits: A new default

November 10th 2023

I like wearing suits. Not only do I have a lot that I like wearing, but I continue to commission them – not as much as sports jackets, certainly, but consistently. It can be an issue knowing how to wear them without a tie though. I know I have...

Casual suits with collared knits: A new default

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The Faloni ones don't, I've tried them, and I don't know about the Saman ones but I seem to recall they were better but still not great. It's a problem we tried to solve for a reason unfortunately. The only other ones I'...

Knitwear - SuitsNovember 10th 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

Arthur Sleep, Aimé Leon Dore and Acme/Mori: Three...

October 16th 2023

We probably spend a little too much time talking about how great products are on PS (even though we're more critical than most) and not enough talking about ones that didn't work out. Here's a summary of three I've tried recently, which for various ...

Arthur Sleep, Aimé Leon Dore and Acme/Mori: Three...

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Cotton sweaters are near-on essential in the subtropics, or there's nearly no opportunity to wear knitwear....

Knitwear - ShoesOctober 16th 2023

Introducing: The grey cashmere crewneck

October 13th 2023

There is a knit that I’ve always worn under everything. It’s what I wear under a tailored jacket, like the Anthology grey herringbone , but also what I wear under casual clothing like my Connolly tobacco suede . It goes with the full ra...

Introducing: The grey cashmere crewneck

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I would be interested in this. ...

KnitwearOctober 13th 2023

If you only owned five pieces of knitwear: A caps...

September 8th 2023

  I’ve had a few requests over the years to do one of these, our wardrobe-building guides , about knitwear. One of the challenges of doing so is that very little is right or wrong, and a lot is personal. Still, there are some help...

If you only owned five pieces of knitwear: A caps...

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Yes exactly...

KnitwearSeptember 8th 2023

Speciale: Fine Florentine tailoring and haberdashery

August 9th 2023

Speciale is a beautiful little shop in the west of London, making fine bespoke tailoring and unique shirts and knits. I should have covered Bert and George earlier and I haven't, and it's entirely my fault. My only excuse is location. Speciale is a...

Speciale: Fine Florentine tailoring and haberdashery

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Hey Josh - finally got confirmation, it's Holland & Sherry 2024002...

Jackets - KnitwearAugust 9th 2023

How loopwheel sweatshirt fabric is made – at Aiga...

July 3rd 2023

In the corner of the Aigat mill in Wakayama, there are a few knitting machines that look like none of the others - monsters, hybrids. The rest of the mill is split in two, with the more modern ‘sinker’ machines (below) in one half, woode...

How loopwheel sweatshirt fabric is made – at Aiga...

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Hi Omar, Lovely to hear from you. I'm afraid Aigat didn't want to be contacted and said they had too much business - Real McCoy's struggle to get enough made themselves. Sorry I can't help. S...

KnitwearJuly 3rd 2023

Finest Polos back in stock, with charcoal and black

May 5th 2023

The Finest Polo - our superfine, high-twist merino knit - is back in stock, with black and charcoal new for this season, alongside navy. The colour choice this summer was partly driven by last summer. I wore a sample of a charcoal at Pitti last yea...

Finest Polos back in stock, with charcoal and black

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The Finest Polo hasn't been restocked yet. It will be coming in a couple of weeks...

KnitwearMay 5th 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

The practicality of a sweater over the shoulders

April 12th 2023

Wearing a sweater over the shoulders has a lot of negative connotations. But if you can get away with it - because of your style, of where you are, or just because of your personality - it’s incredibly practical. This suit I wore at Pitti earl...

The practicality of a sweater over the shoulders

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Understood Rob. I personally find it doesn't really fall off, but then it depends what I'm doing that day - I'm just walking around town and chatting, not playing with the kids. And, if I tie the sleeves I don't find the...

Knitwear - SuitsApril 12th 2023

Reintroducing: The Finest Crewneck (and new Dartm...

April 7th 2023

This feels almost nostalgic. The 'finest knitwear' was one of the first proper collaborations we did, six years ago , with the amazing Umbria Verde in Italy. We discontinued it because I wanted to focus on collared knits and cardigans - the Dartmoo...

Reintroducing: The Finest Crewneck (and new Dartm...

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No, it would be too thick...

KnitwearApril 7th 2023

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

March 20th 2023

This outfit I wore last week really tickled me - I think primarily for its combination of T-shirt and tailoring. Working the two together in some way (as in this, perhaps Summer equivalent ) is often an effective way to achieve the ‘casual ch...

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

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Yes, presuming it's dark enough...

Coats - KnitwearMarch 20th 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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Yes, they're not currently on offer, but if they come back worth considering...

Casual clothing - KnitwearFebruary 8th 2023

How to hand wash knitwear: Video

December 28th 2022

  The clothing care I’ve always been worst at is washing knitwear. But I have got better in recent years, in part as I’ve become more used to the process and it’s felt more reliable, more predictable. Over time...

How to hand wash knitwear: Video

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Not really, I just wouldn't do that many at once. Make it something you do regularly but not in volume or frequently, and it will be more satisfying. Do a couple every two weeks, for example. The advantage is that the mo...

Alterations and care - KnitwearDecember 28th 2022

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

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Thanks Simon, I will need to go on a hunt for one of those......

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 ...

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Yes, pink is great. Also cream, brown/white stripe, paler and less saturated denims...

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

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How do you like the moxon polo Simon? does the collar stand up okay under tailoring?...

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...

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It looks OK Jake - a little short perhaps, a little plain, and I guess not the highest quality from J Crew, but probably a decent option. Hard to say much about fabric or shape just from images...

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

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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