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

A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part Two: Mode...

April 21st 2024

By Manish Puri In part one of this guide, I provided a brief history of chambray and why it became the de facto choice for work shirts, before turning my focus to shirts on the market that are reproductions of traditional US work shirt models. In th...

A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part Two: Mode...

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Thanks much- ugh just went on to finally place order after weeks of pondering now sold out. Your article got a lot of traction I take it- any way you can see if there are a few more yards to spare? :)...

ShirtsApril 21st 2024

A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part One: Repr...

April 10th 2024

By Manish Puri Imagine a Venn diagram with three rings representing quality cloth, construction and design. If you buy an item of clothing that sits in one of those rings you’re still doing better than half the landfill-peddled-as-fashion you&...

A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part One: Repr...

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Ah. Yes that is certainly smarter - sorry, hadn't seen the image. The colour of the indigo makes that difference as well though, as does the single pocket and so on...

ShirtsApril 10th 2024

Wythe: Tasteful and accessible Americana

November 27th 2023

Peter Middleton is an affable Texan with a real passion for fabrics. We talked previously for a PS piece on Navajo rugs , and also for an article about the design side of Ralph Lauren , where Peter (above, right) worked in fabric research. But when ...

Wythe: Tasteful and accessible Americana

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ShirtsNovember 27th 2023

The importance of visiting your makers (repeatedly)

November 17th 2023

Readers have asked in the past what it’s like developing new clothing, what helps and hinders, what the challenges are. One piece of advice a friend gave me a while ago was to visit the factory more than you think - that even a one-day, flying...

The importance of visiting your makers (repeatedly)

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Cheers Riccardo, yes you can't really ever please/fit the majority of people...

ShirtsNovember 17th 2023

Rolling shirt sleeves

October 23rd 2023

An area we rarely talk about in menswear is how we wear clothes, rather than which ones we choose. Buttoning shirts, wearing collars up, belting trench coats and so on. I know, it’s classic overthinking. No one needs to be told how to roll the...

Rolling shirt sleeves

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You doubt if rolling or pushing back the sleeves looks flattering, but I disagree. I believe most things with long sleeves that is not a jacket or a coat doesn't look good without sleeves pushed back. Whenever I take off...

ShirtsOctober 23rd 2023

Reader profile: Ian

August 14th 2023

Ian is retired, and got into luxury menswear late in life. But he always had an interest in clothes, from his early days in Ivy clothing to the forties and fifties influences that came with learning jive dancing. It could be easy to see him as bein...

Reader profile: Ian

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Amazing! I bet Ian must have loved that. Thanks for letting me know...

Shirts - ShoesAugust 14th 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 much do you actually know? An interview with ...

August 4th 2023

By Manish Puri A few months ago I had the privilege of speaking with Alan Flusser about the history of New York bespoke tailoring . From the opening beats of our conversation it was clear that Alan wasn’t about to be constrained by the narrow ...

How much do you actually know? An interview with ...

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In response to Ned Brown. Surely you recall Shep Miller located on Jobs La, Southampton! He also had a shop in Palm Beach. He had a wonderful selection of very colorful mens resort wear. I was a frequent customer....

Shirts - SuitsAugust 4th 2023

Schostal: Socks, shirts and pyjamas in Rome

July 10th 2023

In quite a few European cities, including most in Italy I’ve visited, you see small, slightly old-fashioned shops selling underwear and nightwear, often with these little hand-written price cards. Although charming, the quality in these shops...

Schostal: Socks, shirts and pyjamas in Rome

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Hello He Kun, Socks are certainly different in that they require quite a lot of extra strength, and 100% cotton ones tend to be a little delicate or have issues with elasticity. However, a third is a lot and I'd usually ...

ShirtsJuly 10th 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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Ok, thanks for letting us know Dharm...

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

New pink and green-stripe oxford shirts

March 27th 2023

Two new stripes in the PS Oxford shirt have been added to the shop today: a light pink and a pale green . As is often the case with PS products, they have been chosen as particularly understated, easy-to-wear styles. The pink is the same as that us...

New pink and green-stripe oxford shirts

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There is a little shrinkage, and the shirts are made a little bigger to account for that - bigger than our chambray for example, which does not shrink. There are some details on the product page. I wash them at 30 degree...

ShirtsMarch 27th 2023

The Simone Abbarchi workshop, in a little street,...

February 10th 2023

I know shirtmaker Simone Abbarchi has a lot of PS customers in London and New York. They might like to know - and see - where their shirts are made. It’s a little workshop about 10 minutes drive outside of Florence. Simone arrives every morni...

The Simone Abbarchi workshop, in a little street,...

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Thank your for this view behind the curtains! I like the trend the people want to know how and were their clothed are made. Too long we just thought about styling - and too less about the conditions behind it....

ShirtsFebruary 10th 2023

Esquire ‘Five Fits’ feature: Tonal sh...

January 4th 2023

Esquire magazine in the US recently profiled me for a column - their 'five fits' feature . It's run by Christopher Fenimore, who has been into menswear for about the same time as I have, although he was a little younger when he started. It was fun ...

Esquire ‘Five Fits’ feature: Tonal sh...

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Andrew ,I have worn my C and J Chelsea boots (no 11) in three dutch winters and have dry feet. They are leather grain and have a vibram sole. Once I had a slight dampness of sock, but I was cycling in a true winter storm...

ShirtsJanuary 4th 2023

Overshirts: Two types, ways to wear, where to buy

December 21st 2022

Continuing our recent discussion of jacket replacements - chores, Tebas, safaris and the like - I've shot two of my favourite overshirts in order to talk about different types, and how they can fit into a wardrobe. The buffalo-check shirt above is ...

Overshirts: Two types, ways to wear, where to buy

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In general I think a good guide is that they should fall between halfway down your seat (the largest part) and the bottom of your seat. Between those two points is largely a question of style...

Jackets - ShirtsDecember 21st 2022

Anto: Shirtmaker to Hollywood, on and off screen

December 12th 2022

I can imagine a reader walking past Anto Shirts in Beverly Hills and not stopping in. There’s quite a range of styles, and not all of them are the kind of classic look PS normally covers. The readers that have mentioned the shirtmaker to me h...

Anto: Shirtmaker to Hollywood, on and off screen

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Thank you Jim...

ShirtsDecember 12th 2022

Black tops and tonal combinations under

September 5th 2022

In many ways, today's outfit is a natural extension of things we’ve been talking about recently. There was, back on August 12, our discussion about wearing all black , which has some bearing here. The outfit is not all black, of course, but i...

Black tops and tonal combinations under

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Yes, it's not the kind of one mills usually prioritise, as it isn't as dressy...

ShirtsSeptember 5th 2022

Bespoke Anto shirt from La La Land – tucked...

September 2nd 2022

In the continuing vein of exploring sports shirts - casual, vintage-styled, often rayon or silk - I chatted a couple of months ago to my friend Jack Sepetjian, who runs Anto shirts in LA . I first got to know Jack when he spoke at our Shirtmakers S...

Bespoke Anto shirt from La La Land – tucked...

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ShirtsSeptember 2nd 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

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Great! thanks....

Coats - Hanks and scarvesAugust 31st 2022

How Florence changed with the pandemic: Abbarchi,...

August 8th 2022

“It was really eerie, Simon, with all the tourists gone." “I know that was the same everywhere," says Simone Abbarchi (above), "but seeing the Piazza della Signoria empty made it feel like we’d gone back in time. Like the Medici co...

How Florence changed with the pandemic: Abbarchi,...

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Not yet, sorry Tim, but I will try and take one for the site some time...

Shirts - ShoesAugust 8th 2022

Rayon shirts, and tucking in or out 

August 1st 2022

I ’ve been interested in rayon shirts recently, perhaps as I’ve been dressing a bit more casually and would like an alternative to linen. However, I’ve found it hard to find the perfect model. Usually the collar is the issue - this...

Rayon shirts, and tucking in or out 

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Will try it! Thank you...

ShirtsAugust 1st 2022

Introducing: The striped short-sleeve shirt

July 20th 2022

“A smarter short-sleeved shirt is not something I ever considered before, but I do actually like it.” I have to say I enjoyed the process of launching this shirt last year - i t’s fun to make something that challenges people, pushi...

Introducing: The striped short-sleeve shirt

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Thank you Simon. I will do that....

ShirtsJuly 20th 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

Reader profile: Cedric

June 17th 2022

Cedric works in the art world, and as such is rarely formal. But he retains an interest in tailoring, has childhood memories of going to Huntsman, and is even talking to Fred Nieddu about his first bespoke. He also has a depth of interest in Americ...

Reader profile: Cedric

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I know what you mean Leif. I would say that, at least in my context, it's more swinging towards the seventies when done well, as basically no one does. If the fit and cut are done well, and perhaps there's a little extra...

Casual clothing - JacketsJune 17th 2022