The complete Summer capsule wardrobe

June 12th 2024

  A reader asked recently for a summer version of our Complete Capsule Wardrobe , which proved so popular back in 2020. As with that one, the challenge with today’s capsule wardrobe is knowing who it is aimed at, particularly how smar...

The complete Summer capsule wardrobe

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Nice to hear. On the chambray I'd want a fairly loose cut...

StyleJune 12th 2024

‘Bleu de Travail’ workwear

June 5th 2024

When I covered chore coats about this time last year, I mentioned that there were three major workwear materials that could be interchanged for different looks: blue denim, US-military green and duck-cotton canvas . It could be a Type II jacket with...

‘Bleu de Travail’ workwear

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I feel the same as I did when I did this piece on it three years after. This year was the one I had planned to get another, and I think I still will, but I haven't really had the headspace to think about it in the same w...

Casual clothing - StyleJune 5th 2024

Holiday attire: A sliding scale of formality

May 29th 2024

By Manish Puri Last week’s article by Simon, ‘Which office are you? A cold current 2024 update’ , focused on cold, wintry colours. I’m here to provide a similar step through using warmer, summery tones. The colours I’ve...

Holiday attire: A sliding scale of formality

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Hi Manish, I really enjoyed the article and your musings on RTW garments. My question is regarding Summer work wardrobe rather than holiday. I live in the US South and often travel to site visits of land owners in the co...

StyleMay 29th 2024

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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Bags are tricky - a Filson might be good, or a tote bag from someone like Frank Clegg...

Jackets - KnitwearMay 22nd 2024

Permanent Style summer drinks in the Burlington A...

May 13th 2024

Last Thursday we held a really lovely event in the Burlington Arcade. It hadn't occured to me at the time how ballsy it was to announce them as ‘summer drinks’ when we sent out the invites , given the event was only in early May. But it...

Permanent Style summer drinks in the Burlington A...

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I love that olive suit paired with a denim shirt. Where can I get a suit like that?...

StyleMay 13th 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

Wearing black shoes with jeans

April 1st 2024

This is something I’ve had questions about recently - I assume because fashion generally has taken a turn towards black and, combined with the general casualisation going, black shoes and jeans have become a more common styling choice. So the ...

Wearing black shoes with jeans

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Drake's ecru jeans...

StyleApril 1st 2024

The Casual Style Guide – come to the launch...

March 1st 2024

In two weeks time, on March 14th, we will be holding a launch party in London for our new book, The Casual Style Guide , written by myself and photographer Jamie Ferguson. The party, at Clutch Cafe, will run from 6-8pm and the books will be availab...

The Casual Style Guide – come to the launch...

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Thanks Matthias. There will be some extracts of the book published, but I'm not sure we will do a digital version I'm afraid. We do like producing something physical that readers enjoying browsing and keep around as a re...

StyleMarch 1st 2024

Reader profile: James

February 14th 2024

James is a reader I met in Korea last year. A friend of our host Sam Ahn, he joined us for dinner on the last night with Assisi. James has been a customer of various bespoke tailors for about 10 years, but has largely settled down to using Sartoria...

Reader profile: James

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You may not have heard of Casa Del Sarto but I am sure you have already met the people responsible for the brand 🙂. If memory serves Casa Del Sarto is the offshoot RTW label of the Assisi Bespoke House....

StyleFebruary 14th 2024

Eight outfits I liked at Pitti – and why

January 19th 2024

Pitti Uomo this year felt busier than last, but that was a little deceptive - two of the big buildings were still closed for lack of exhibitors, and more squeezed into the main pavilion. The show’s future still feels a little uncertain. My ti...

Eight outfits I liked at Pitti – and why

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StyleJanuary 19th 2024

What colour theory can teach you about clothing

January 10th 2024

by Philipp Fröhlich Between 1966 and 1970, Barnett Newman, a prominent figure in abstract expressionism, painted four versions of a painting he called ‘Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue’ (above). I assume Newman foresaw the intim...

What colour theory can teach you about clothing

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My rule is akin to the doctors' oath to "first do no harm". In other words, with an outfit, avoid major blunders and you have done 90% of what's needed. If a tie is dramatic in pattern, the shirt and jacket must be subdu...

StyleJanuary 10th 2024

Why I love my Ferdinando Caraceni blazer

January 8th 2024

This jacket from Ferdinando Caraceni has become one of my real favourites in the past couple of years, and I think it’s worth exploring why. It says something about where tailoring is today, at least for me. It was made in 2021 by Nicoletta C...

Why I love my Ferdinando Caraceni blazer

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Beautiful jacket Simon...and what a colour! The wonderfully dark navy prompts a question I have struggled with recently. A few months ago I had a MTM suit from Sexton, with which they did a great job. I wanted a navy so ...

Jackets - StyleJanuary 8th 2024

Reader Profile: Ben (and the community of menswear)

January 5th 2024

I met Ben at our recent pop-up party, and liked what he was wearing (first outfit below). We got to talking and I discovered his interesting background - always good, as I’d like these profiles to explore different types of PS reader - and his...

Reader Profile: Ben (and the community of menswear)

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Hi Harry mate. Best thing you can do if you get the chance is to get yourself along to an PS event or reach out to one if the guys on Instagram and ask then to give you some recommendations or maybe meet up for a coffee,...

Alterations and care - BagsJanuary 5th 2024

How I organise outfits – and get my style i...

January 3rd 2024

I know I spend too much time looking at clothes I want, and not enough at ways to wear the ones I have. There are many reasons for this. There’s the familiar retail fix, the fact I wear a range of styles, the fact that I can afford them (and ...

How I organise outfits – and get my style i...

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I forgot to add, regarding an inventory or app, that I don’t use Social Media, so ideally a non fee app or something similar. Maybe someone has other ideas....

StyleJanuary 3rd 2024

Reader profile: Sebastian

November 24th 2023

Sebastian has an interesting story - a clothing story with distinct phases. He’s a long-term reader (just over 10 years) and has worn many different styles, many different brands. But he's another PS reader in essence - always a little similar...

Reader profile: Sebastian

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Saman Amel does. P Johnson for some things...

Coats - JacketsNovember 24th 2023

Dress like a Parisian woman

November 15th 2023

Among the many pocket-sized books on women’s style, dressing like a Parisian is a popular category. Many, it seems, find the idea of the Parisian woman who dresses fashionably but not fussily, in a way that is simple but chic, appealing. I was...

Dress like a Parisian woman

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The insights into women's fashion, such as the use of lipstick as a pop of color and the approach to makeup and hair, offer intriguing lessons for men. The discussion of 'neutral' colors and the role of neighboring color...

StyleNovember 15th 2023

Frieze art fair: How the rich collector dresses

October 18th 2023

Frieze, the contemporary art fair in London, makes for great people watching. The art world brings in such a broad spectrum of types, of tribes. Although from a clothing point of view there always seems to be one consistent theme, which is a specifi...

Frieze art fair: How the rich collector dresses

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Absolutely, and exactly...

StyleOctober 18th 2023

The style of King Charles: Top-level classic mens...

September 25th 2023

A friend of mine once told me about regular meetings with Prince Charles (as he then was). Assembled at Clarence House, a team of six would wait in a shockingly cold room, to the extent that anyone who was near a window could see their breath. Charl...

The style of King Charles: Top-level classic mens...

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Hi Cristobal, lovely to hear from you. I'm afraid I don't know who makes the Duke's suits. He does dress very well. I tend not to cover that many people in the limelight like this unless people specifically ask, as menti...

StyleSeptember 25th 2023

How my style has changed over 15 years

September 20th 2023

A few readers have asked recently how my style has changed in the time of writing PS. Here’s an attempt to summarise how I see it today, with a good many links to other articles to flesh out the points. First, there are a few different causes...

How my style has changed over 15 years

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No I wouldn't say so, it would still go with dark brown, with shades of tan or beige, with black and even with mid-grey depending on the rest of the outfit (eg some colour elsewhere, a belt to add interest etc)...

StyleSeptember 20th 2023

Wimbledon smart/casual: Everyone loves an excuse

July 21st 2023

This past weekend I attended Wimbledon for the first time in a while. I used to go a lot when I was at school: it was nearby, and standard practice was to walk down after school and try to catch people coming out, and ask for their tickets. People ...

Wimbledon smart/casual: Everyone loves an excuse

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Yes probably...

StyleJuly 21st 2023

Summer casual chic: Riviera style Part 2

July 12th 2023

I really enjoyed Tony’s evocative piece last week on Riviera style. The image of the rose-coloured hotel with palm trees cooling its flushed façade, in particular, has stayed with me I also thought there was more to explore. Given how c...

Summer casual chic: Riviera style Part 2

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I don't know anything about them I'm afraid Henry...

StyleJuly 12th 2023

Rapid multiple borrowings: Riviera style today  

June 30th 2023

By Tony Sylvester. “On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud, rose-colored hotel. Deferential palms cool its flushed façade, and before it stretches a s...

Rapid multiple borrowings: Riviera style today  

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True in general and specifically in regards to the heat and ease of clothes like these I think...

StyleJune 30th 2023

Reader profile: Adrian

June 14th 2023

Adrian Hogan is a PS reader and an illustrator living in Tokyo. We met at Midori So, a charming Ivy-covered building that’s used as a shared workspace, set on top of a hill in a largely residential area but just a couple of blocks from the Nak...

Reader profile: Adrian

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Hi Steve, yes that’s the one! Though I don’t know the fabric code off hand, I’m afraid....

StyleJune 14th 2023

Packing for travel: My Japan capsule wardrobe

May 24th 2023

I thought it would be interesting to do a post on what clothing I packed for my recent Japan trip. People always seem to like these capsule pieces , although this trip was particularly challenging for a couple of reasons. First, I needed a full ran...

Packing for travel: My Japan capsule wardrobe

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Yes there's quite a lot in there I'd question, most obviously the suit jacket with the jeans, and the gabardine suit with the oxford shirt. I think you could take a fair bit from this, but I would be cautious around the ...

Style - WatchesMay 24th 2023

Reader Profile: Jeff

April 14th 2023

Jeff Hilliard is Director of Limited Editions at Hodinkee, the watch magazine/empire in New York. But he used to work at The Armoury, until 2017, and then did two years at Mr Porter. So while not strictly working in menswear today, he is certainly m...

Reader Profile: Jeff

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Thank you for the answer. I wanted to ask this question as well after reading the article, but thankfully, Magnus already asked the question....

Style - WatchesApril 14th 2023