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 ...

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 Bryc...

Casual clothing - CoatsJune 29th 2022

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

May 9th 2022

This may be a little niche, but it’s something that often stresses me out in the morning, so hopefully it will be of some use to others. My plans for what to wear on a particular day usually don’t account for rain. I might be going int...

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

This may be a little niche, but it’s something that often stresses me out in the morning, so hopefully it will be of some use to others.  My plans for what to wear on a particular day usually don’t account for rain...

Coats - HatsMay 9th 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.  ...

Casual clothing - CoatsApril 20th 2022

Reader profile: Andy

March 25th 2022

This is Andy. A long-time reader and customer, Andy had led, shall we say, an interesting life. Currently a hydrographic surveyor, he has also been a pilot, a mountaineer, and dabbles as a model (fashion and life). He is passionate about clothing, ...

Reader profile: Andy

This is Andy. A long-time reader and customer, Andy had led, shall we say, an interesting life. Currently a hydrographic surveyor, he has also been a pilot, a mountaineer, and dabbles as a model (fashion and life).  He...

Coats - HatsMarch 25th 2022

Why buy ‘modern’ vintage?

February 25th 2022

Rag Parade in Sheffield sells quite a lot of ‘modern’ vintage clothing (let’s call it 1980 onwards, for the sake of argument) as well as more standard militaria and workwear from earlier decades. I was interested to know what the ...

Why buy ‘modern’ vintage?

Rag Parade in Sheffield sells quite a lot of ‘modern’ vintage clothing (let’s call it 1980 onwards, for the sake of argument) as well as more standard militaria and workwear from earlier decades.  I was intereste...

Coats - JacketsFebruary 25th 2022

A day out at Rag Parade, Sheffield

February 11th 2022

When you stare at a shop enough on Instagram - seeing new stock highlighted every day - it can seem bigger than it actually is. That was the case with Jojo’s General Store (or Rag Parade) in Sheffield, which myself, Alex and Lucas visited las...

A day out at Rag Parade, Sheffield

When you stare at a shop enough on Instagram - seeing new stock highlighted every day - it can seem bigger than it actually is.  That was the case with Jojo’s General Store (or Rag Parade) in Sheffield, which myself,...

Casual clothing - CoatsFebruary 11th 2022

My favourite clothes ever: Awards 2022

January 31st 2022

I have to say, I was really pleased with the reaction to this year’s PS Awards, which were set out here two weeks ago. It’s always nerve-wracking changing the format of a popular series, but after almost 1000 product recommendations from...

My favourite clothes ever: Awards 2022

I have to say, I was really pleased with the reaction to this year’s PS Awards, which were set out here two weeks ago. It’s always nerve-wracking changing the format of a popular series, but after almost 1000 produc...

Coats - JacketsJanuary 31st 2022

Down parka from Nigel Cabourn: How great things age

January 14th 2022

  Over the winter, quite a few readers have asked what I wear for very cold weather. If it’s formal, the answer is a simple variation on the coats we’ve already featured: a heavyweight overcoat like my 30oz from Sartoria Ciardi ...

Down parka from Nigel Cabourn: How great things age

  Over the winter, quite a few readers have asked what I wear for very cold weather.  If it’s formal, the answer is a simple variation on the coats we’ve already featured: a heavyweight overcoat like my 30oz fr...

Casual clothing - CoatsJanuary 14th 2022

If you had five coats: A versatile selection

December 1st 2021

  As with our previous article in this series – on bags – five coats might seem like a lot, but actually chances are many readers already have that in their wardrobe, if they account for smart and casual coats, for warmth...

If you had five coats: A versatile selection

  As with our previous article in this series – on bags – five coats might seem like a lot, but actually chances are many readers already have that in their wardrobe, if they account for smart and casual...

CoatsDecember 1st 2021

The new Permanent Style x Cromford shearling coat

November 26th 2021

*Note: The brown of this jacket is perhaps a little browner and lighter than the pictures suggest. A picture of the skin itself has been added at the bottom of this piece to demonstrate. Thanks* During the recent pop-up shop on Savile Row, the most ...

The new Permanent Style x Cromford shearling coat

*Note: The brown of this jacket is perhaps a little browner and lighter than the pictures suggest. A picture of the skin itself has been added at the bottom of this piece to demonstrate. Thanks* During the recent pop-up...

Casual clothing - CoatsNovember 26th 2021

Introducing: The Herringbone Donegal Overcoat

October 25th 2021

This feels like it’s been a long time coming. Probably because I just got excited about this material a good year ago, and started talking to people about it soon after. The wait is also not over quite yet, though. Due to delays everyone is s...

Introducing: The Herringbone Donegal Overcoat

This feels like it’s been a long time coming. Probably because I just got excited about this material a good year ago, and started talking to people about it soon after.  The wait is also not over quite yet, though. ...

CoatsOctober 25th 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

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, s...

Bags - CoatsOctober 15th 2021

Comfortable yet elegant: A cosy winter combination

October 6th 2021

*Note: The source of the material for the trousers has been corrected, below. It was Zegna denim, not Loro Piana. Still not available though!* We haven’t done a simple outfit post in a while, so let’s talk about this one - worn for a rec...

Comfortable yet elegant: A cosy winter combination

*Note: The source of the material for the trousers has been corrected, below. It was Zegna denim, not Loro Piana. Still not available though!* We haven’t done a simple outfit post in a while, so let’s talk about thi...

Coats - KnitwearOctober 6th 2021

Wax Walker back in stock – and the fit of v...

September 20th 2021

During September and October will be restocking all of the outerwear collaborations we do with Private White VC, and releasing a new version of the Donegal raglan coat. The Bridge Coat was restocked a couple of weeks ago, and just over half have so...

Wax Walker back in stock – and the fit of v...

During September and October will be restocking all of the outerwear collaborations we do with Private White VC, and releasing a new version of the Donegal raglan coat.  The Bridge Coat was restocked a couple of weeks ...

CoatsSeptember 20th 2021

Transforming ends, scraps and waste: Yves Salomon...

May 28th 2021

How far is it possible to make a coat lining with shreds, off-cuts and otherwise wasted pieces of fur? When I made a lining for my M65 field jacket two years ago , the thing that attracted me most was the idea of re-using fur that would otherwise go...

Transforming ends, scraps and waste: Yves Salomon...

How far is it possible to make a coat lining with shreds, off-cuts and otherwise wasted pieces of fur? When I made a lining for my M65 field jacket two years ago , the thing that attracted me most was the idea of re-usi...

CoatsMay 28th 2021

Introducing: The new PS Trench Coat

March 24th 2021

I'm so, so excited to have this trench coat back and available again on the PS store. Why? Well primarily because I've been wearing it over the past few weeks, and I'd forgotten what an exciting design it is. That collar; that length; the pleasure ...

Introducing: The new PS Trench Coat

I'm so, so excited to have this trench coat back and available again on the PS store.  Why? Well primarily because I've been wearing it over the past few weeks, and I'd forgotten what an exciting design it is. That col...

CoatsMarch 24th 2021

The heritage brands of John Simons: Vetra, Dehen,...

February 5th 2021

Last week, I wrote something of an homage to John Simons , the retailer that did so much to bring the Ivy League Look to the UK - and in the process, changed it into something more British and working class. John championed heritage brands long bef...

The heritage brands of John Simons: Vetra, Dehen,...

Last week, I wrote something of an homage to John Simons , the retailer that did so much to bring the Ivy League Look to the UK - and in the process, changed it into something more British and working class.  John cham...

Casual clothing - CoatsFebruary 5th 2021

Designing the Anthology polo coat

January 6th 2021

Last year The Anthology asked me to help design a new polo coat they were going to produce. They’ve only gradually added coats to their bespoke offering, but are now doing so more, as they expand into ready-to-wear. Buzz at The Anthology was ...

Designing the Anthology polo coat

Last year The Anthology asked me to help design a new polo coat they were going to produce. They’ve only gradually added coats to their bespoke offering, but are now doing so more, as they expand into ready-to-wear. ...

CoatsJanuary 6th 2021

The styles of overcoat (and how to design one)

November 6th 2020

Anyone interested in buying or commissioning a new coat will be thinking about styles right now - what they are, what they’re called, what their relative advantages are. In this piece I’m going to set out the basic options, and my brief...

The styles of overcoat (and how to design one)

Anyone interested in buying or commissioning a new coat will be thinking about styles right now - what they are, what they’re called, what their relative advantages are.  In this piece I’m going to set out the basi...

CoatsNovember 6th 2020

Introducing: The Wax Walker

October 28th 2020

Every year for the past four years, I've developed a piece of outerwear with the lovely team at Private White VC in Manchester. The aim each time is to realise my version of a classic piece in the male wardrobe, often with elements that I feel are ...

Introducing: The Wax Walker

Every year for the past four years, I've developed a piece of outerwear with the lovely team at Private White VC in Manchester.  The aim each time is to realise my version of a classic piece in the male wardrobe, often...

CoatsOctober 28th 2020

Knitwear and necklines – with Ciardi overco...

October 23rd 2020

My love of bespoke overcoats continues unabated: the thing I was most excited about this Autumn was the prospect of wearing them again. It's annoying that, useful as they are (and arguably today, more useful than a bespoke suit) they are limited to...

Knitwear and necklines – with Ciardi overco...

My love of bespoke overcoats continues unabated: the thing I was most excited about this Autumn was the prospect of wearing them again.  It's annoying that, useful as they are (and arguably today, more useful than a be...

CoatsOctober 23rd 2020

Introducing: The new donegal coat

September 23rd 2020

This is the new Donegal Overcoat - the update on the raglan coat released last year. The only change on that version is the colour and the weight of the cloth. We decided to go with a heavier tweed this year, to make it into a true Winter coat: it'...

Introducing: The new donegal coat

This is the new Donegal Overcoat - the update on the raglan coat released last year.  The only change on that version is the colour and the weight of the cloth. We decided to go with a heavier tweed this year, to make ...

CoatsSeptember 23rd 2020

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

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 ...

Casual clothing - CoatsSeptember 7th 2020

The Summer Top Five: Adret, Anglo, Anthology, Con...

July 15th 2020

With stock delayed and most shops closed, there seemed less point in doing our regular Spring/Summer round-up earlier in the year. So here, rather later, is a Summer-targeted piece on items I've tried myself and especially recommend. I've also kept ...

The Summer Top Five: Adret, Anglo, Anthology, Con...

With stock delayed and most shops closed, there seemed less point in doing our regular Spring/Summer round-up earlier in the year. So here, rather later, is a Summer-targeted piece on items I've tried myself and especia...

Casual clothing - CoatsJuly 15th 2020

The complete capsule: Prices, budgets and timelines

July 13th 2020

  Our ‘complete capsule’ article last month went down particularly well with readers. Setting out a concentrated, versatile wardrobe, I think it provided both a good starting point for new readers and a way for older ones to real...

The complete capsule: Prices, budgets and timelines

  Our ‘complete capsule’ article last month went down particularly well with readers. Setting out a concentrated, versatile wardrobe, I think it provided both a good starting point for new readers and a way for ...

Coats - Hanks and scarvesJuly 13th 2020