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

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

April 4th 2022

By Manish Puri Whilst the recent sun in London has brought a sugar rush of excitement for the warmer days that lie ahead, it also brings a more troubling, recurring question: how do I usually dress for summer? It shouldn’t be difficult to answ...

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

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As with other items of clothing, IMO, respectfully I must add, that I seem to see way way too much said about sizing down, slimmer sizes etc….and not enough on sizing up. There are big guys out there, broad shoulders, ...

Casual clothing - ShirtsApril 4th 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

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Thanks Willie my man. Appreciate your comments mate, I'll have to give you a big hug as you are sitting only about 10 feet away from me in the offline room just now. Top hat and goggles - Its the way to go and of course,...

Coats - HatsMarch 25th 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

Shopping in person at Marrkt, York

March 11th 2022

I was in York last week. It’s where my wife grew up, and I’ve been dozens of times over the years, though not for the past three or four. The centre has a lot more closed shops since Covid; it’s quite sad. But I did notice one big ...

Shopping in person at Marrkt, York

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Quite a few people have Greg, yes, it comes up a fair bit. They're not always great on their communications. I'm sure you noted this, but it does take something like 4-6 weeks for payment, as they have to allow the purch...

Casual clothing - ShirtsMarch 11th 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

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They stopped unfortunately, Rock and Per discontinued it...

Casual clothing - KnitwearJanuary 10th 2022

Turnbull & Asser: The Sustainability Framework

November 24th 2021

This is the first article using our Sustainability Framework , which we set out on PS a couple of months ago. Its aim was to create a definition of environmental sustainability that could be used to talk to companies we cover, about their efforts to...

Turnbull & Asser: The Sustainability Framework

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Maz, your comments are not irrelevant but they are rather confused. Whether T&A made you a good bespoke shirt or not is not really related to any of these points on sustainability. And, they don't shout about sustainabil...

ShirtsNovember 24th 2021

What would I buy from Massimo Dutti?

September 1st 2021

When is it worth buying the best possible quality, and when can you economise? This, of course, was part of the subject of my book The Finest Menswear in the World , which examined what constitutes ‘quality’ in various categories of clo...

What would I buy from Massimo Dutti?

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I see, thanks for advice!...

Denim - KnitwearSeptember 1st 2021

Adding interest to a navy blazer and grey trousers 

August 16th 2021

We used to do a lot of posts called ‘ Reader questions’. Someone asked recently what happened to them. Well, we still do them - it’s just that the site is now so big that posts normally reflect a half dozen readers asking similar ...

Adding interest to a navy blazer and grey trousers 

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Many thanks...

Jackets - ShirtsAugust 16th 2021

Introducing: The PS short-sleeved shirt

July 26th 2021

Last Summer, I had coffee with a friend on a hot afternoon in Mayfair. Sitting outside a pavement cafe, he was wearing loafers, a beautifully tailored trousers and - to my surprise - a short-sleeved shirt. I’ve never really liked short sleeve...

Introducing: The PS short-sleeved shirt

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That is terribly sad. Might have to do a vintage tour around Tokyo or purchase the one that Fullcount is offering. Hoping it works out....

ShirtsJuly 26th 2021

The Western shirt four ways (with Begg & Co ...

June 14th 2021

One of the reasons Western and denim shirts have been so popular in recent years is their versatility. On the one hand, their conventional pale blue means they sit easily beneath all manner of jackets or suits, while adding an intentional, unexpect...

The Western shirt four ways (with Begg & Co ...

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I think that sounds nice Joshua. Taking it from good to great would be a matter of fit and materials. I like the loafer addition...

Shirts - StyleJune 14th 2021

Spring/Summer Top 10: Chores, shirts and sweats

April 30th 2021

1. Drake’s bright-red suede chore jacket £1195 I’ve been asked a few times over the years about these suede chore jackets from Drake’s. Personally I tend to prefer blouson styles, and chore coats in cottons, particularly vint...

Spring/Summer Top 10: Chores, shirts and sweats

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Thanks Simon!...

Casual clothing - JacketsApril 30th 2021

The Italian handmade shirt

April 26th 2021

  Many countries still make shirts by hand, including in Spain with the likes of Burgos and, further afield, someone like 100 Hands in India. But it is Italy that has really kept the flame alive. Indeed, it’s one of the most most surpr...

The Italian handmade shirt

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It's from Wil Whiting...

ShirtsApril 26th 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,...

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Thanks Lindsay, yes we mentioned that in a more recent post, the Spring Top 10. Thanks for adding it here though...

Casual clothing - CoatsFebruary 5th 2021

My shirt collars

January 27th 2021

  When we published our recent article on the types and styles of shirt collars , a reader requested a follow-up piece on the precise dimensions of what I wear. In fact, this has come up a few times over the years, particularly as we&rsqu...

My shirt collars

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It depends on the shirt - whether it suits the style (eg good on an oxford, not on a western shirt), and whether it suits the collar style (point collar yes, cutaway collar no)...

Shirts - January 27th 2021

The Ivy League shirt: History, traditions and style

January 18th 2021

  At our Ivy Style Symposium two years ago, I said I thought that this most American of fashions was particularly suited to our times. My opinion has only been reinforced since then. The collegiate attitude of casually throwing on a mix of ...

The Ivy League shirt: History, traditions and style

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I think it is a little culturally specific as well Joe - at a big law firm or bank in London it might not seem quite right. Plus of course it helps if it's a finer oxford, not unlined and so on...

ShirtsJanuary 18th 2021

Check mate! A guide to checked shirt patterns

January 1st 2021

  The next chapter in our Shirt Style series is on checks and related patterns. The first, looking at stripes , was surprisingly popular. I always imagined this type of article would be most useful in the long term – as a piece t...

Check mate! A guide to checked shirt patterns

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Very true, just got to keep them in check (pun very much intended)...

ShirtsJanuary 1st 2021

New Friday Polos – black and green (and men...

December 28th 2020

Shipping and production have not been entirely straightforward in recent weeks, as anyone following the chaotic clash of Covid and Brexit in the UK will be aware. But I’m glad to say we've been able to restock the Friday Polos - still the mos...

New Friday Polos – black and green (and men...

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I haven't, sorry John, but yes that's a nice idea for a future piece...

ShirtsDecember 28th 2020

Shirt style: Structure and lining, types and trad...

December 4th 2020

  The next stage in our Guide to Shirts – after the recent pieces on collars and cuffs – is to compare different approaches brands take to the styles of their shirts. There are a few different aspects of this, including:...

Shirt style: Structure and lining, types and trad...

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I don't think there's a specific name for them, but I know I don't like them!...

ShirtsDecember 4th 2020

Introducing: The yellow PS Oxford (shirt and fabric)

November 13th 2020

A reader gently mocked me when I wrote about the white version of this shirt and included styling advice. It's a white shirt after all - how hard can it be? I still defend that guidance: a white oxford is more useful than some people realise, parti...

Introducing: The yellow PS Oxford (shirt and fabric)

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I see. To be honest I don't think it would bother me if it was polyester, given it's only the thread, bit again I haven't thought about it much...

ShirtsNovember 13th 2020

Name that stripe! A guide to shirt stripe patterns

October 7th 2020

  With men wearing fewer ties with their jackets these days, shirts carry more of the burden in creating style and interest. Of course, there is another way to look at it, which is that we have more freedom. Suddenly those bold patterns tha...

Name that stripe! A guide to shirt stripe patterns

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I'm not sure I can imagine that looking good I'm afraid, unless it was a very 80s style...

ShirtsOctober 7th 2020

The Guide to Shirt Cuffs

September 14th 2020

  This is the second in our series looking at style aspects of shirts. As with the previous one – on shirt collars – it will focus on sensible advice, rather than illustrating the myriad gimmicks with which menswear seems...

The Guide to Shirt Cuffs

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I'm not sure it has an official name Harry...

Shirts - WatchesSeptember 14th 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

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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

The guide to shirt collars – and what suits...

August 31st 2020

  With the slow disappearance of the tie from the male wardrobe, the shirt collar has become increasingly important. It now bears almost sole responsibility for framing and flattering the face. However, guides to shirt collars – s...

The guide to shirt collars – and what suits...

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Hey Kevin, It's mostly about how the collar sits on you, rather than the design, and perhaps how it's made. If you have a longer neck you need something that is a little higher at the back, and also at the front. A littl...

ShirtsAugust 31st 2020

Pink PS Oxford shirts available

August 10th 2020

What can I say about PS Oxford cloth at this point? I've gone through the reasons I like it so many times, most obviously in posts introducing the blue , striped and white versions. So this time I thought it might be good to focus on what customers...

Pink PS Oxford shirts available

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Wonderful, thanks Jamie. Enjoy them for years to come...

ShirtsAugust 10th 2020