The PS Presents opening party with Holland & S...

August 20th 2019

The opening party for our Permanent Style Presents shop has gained a bit of a reputation in recent years. Certainly, it's one of the parties each season I enjoy most. This time the party will be co-hosted with Holland & Sherry, and take plac...

The PS Presents opening party with Holland & S...

The opening party for our Permanent Style Presents shop has gained a bit of a reputation in recent years. Certainly, it's one of the parties each season I enjoy most. This time the party will be co-hosted with Holland &...

August 20th 2019

Fashion terms and what they mean – by Bruce B...

August 19th 2019

Today on Permanent Style, we offer this little palette cleanser of a piece by Bruce Boyer. As ever there is truth in the humour, the sarcastic points highlighting the ever-pressing need of the industry to offer something new and exciting – and...

Fashion terms and what they mean – by Bruce B...

Today on Permanent Style, we offer this little palette cleanser of a piece by Bruce Boyer. As ever there is truth in the humour, the sarcastic points highlighting the ever-pressing need of the industry to offer somethin...

August 19th 2019

Holiday snaps 2019 (Or, no shorts in the city)

August 14th 2019

I just got back from our annual summer holiday: two weeks in Portugal, in a villa with my wife and children, miles away from anything. I normally write a post running through things worn on holiday, as I know readers find it interesting having diff...

Holiday snaps 2019 (Or, no shorts in the city)

I just got back from our annual summer holiday: two weeks in Portugal, in a villa with my wife and children, miles away from anything.  I normally write a post running through things worn on holiday, as I know readers ...

Style - August 14th 2019

Interview: Gene Krell, a life in clothing

July 31st 2019

Gene Krell is a legend. Today the international fashion director for GQ and Vogue in Japan, he ran the seminal glam and dandyism shop Granny Takes a Trip from 1969 and later worked with Vivienne Westwood. He is a punk, a buddhist and a philanthropis...

Interview: Gene Krell, a life in clothing

Gene Krell is a legend. Today the international fashion director for GQ and Vogue in Japan, he ran the seminal glam and dandyism shop Granny Takes a Trip from 1969 and later worked with Vivienne Westwood. He is a punk, ...

Style - July 31st 2019

Video: How to pack a suitcase

July 26th 2019

For most people, the main problem with packing is fitting everything in. If you're carrying a suit, however, you're also faced with the trickier problem of avoiding creasing. I've long used a technique that involves wrapping jackets and trousers aro...

Video: How to pack a suitcase

For most people, the main problem with packing is fitting everything in. If you're carrying a suit, however, you're also faced with the trickier problem of avoiding creasing. I've long used a technique that involves wra...

July 26th 2019

What is authenticity?

July 24th 2019

I never used to like the word ‘authentic’ as applied to menswear. Back in the years following the 2008 financial crisis, when everyone was looking backwards and terms like ‘heritage’ and ‘craft’ were popular, &ls...

What is authenticity?

I never used to like the word ‘authentic’ as applied to menswear.  Back in the years following the 2008 financial crisis, when everyone was looking backwards and terms like ‘heritage’ and ‘craft’ were popul...

July 24th 2019

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 upda...

July 22nd 2019

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear. Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (Old England, Arnys) and accordin...

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 upda...

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear.  Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (O...

July 22nd 2019

The pop-up shop is back in September, with six new ...

July 19th 2019

  I’m pleased to say that the ‘Permanent Style Presents’ pop-up shop will be back on Savile Row in September, featuring six new brands, and a dedicated week for Bryceland’s. We will be in the same place, in the same...

The pop-up shop is back in September, with six new ...

  I’m pleased to say that the ‘Permanent Style Presents’ pop-up shop will be back on Savile Row in September, featuring six new brands, and a dedicated week for Bryceland’s.  We will be in the same place, ...

July 19th 2019

The inside of a London factory – by Paul of S...

July 15th 2019

When we covered SEH Kelly last year and talked about the writing of its founder, Paul, some readers commented that they'd like to read more by him. So I asked if he'd write a little piece about the world of London's garment factories. I hope you enj...

The inside of a London factory – by Paul of S...

When we covered SEH Kelly last year and talked about the writing of its founder, Paul, some readers commented that they'd like to read more by him. So I asked if he'd write a little piece about the world of London's gar...

July 15th 2019

Couture and bespoke, the linen trouser, and other j...

July 8th 2019

Back in the day, a feature of mine in the Financial Times or similar was enough to justify a full post on Permanent Style. Today, they rarely get a mention. So I thought readers might be interested in being directed to such pieces. They are, after a...

Couture and bespoke, the linen trouser, and other j...

Back in the day, a feature of mine in the Financial Times or similar was enough to justify a full post on Permanent Style. Today, they rarely get a mention. So I thought readers might be interested in being directed to ...

July 8th 2019

Introducing: The Sartorial Travel Guide

June 26th 2019

UPDATE: The readers' special edition of this book sold out on its first day. It is now only available from the shops listed at the bottom of this page. The standard edition is available in bookshops and will be on the PS Shop in the future too. Ove...

Introducing: The Sartorial Travel Guide

UPDATE: The readers' special edition of this book sold out on its first day. It is now only available from the shops listed at the bottom of this page. The standard edition is available in bookshops and will be on the P...

June 26th 2019

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 Update

June 17th 2019

    Having recently returned from my third visit to Tokyo, I felt it would be good to add the new stores I went to and can recommend to this list. It’s a great city for shopping, particularly in the little quiet streets b...

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 Update

    Having recently returned from my third visit to Tokyo, I felt it would be good to add the new stores I went to and can recommend to this list.  It’s a great city for shopping, particularly in the lit...

June 17th 2019

The Japanese Bespoke Symposium, Tokyo

May 29th 2019

I was more nervous than usual at this, our first Symposium in Japan. Partly I think it was because of the speakers: sitting alongside Kamoshita-san (above) is intimidating for anyone. But mostly it was cultural. I was very conscious of being the onl...

The Japanese Bespoke Symposium, Tokyo

I was more nervous than usual at this, our first Symposium in Japan. Partly I think it was because of the speakers: sitting alongside Kamoshita-san (above) is intimidating for anyone. But mostly it was cultural. I was v...

May 29th 2019

Fur clothing: Ethics and sustainability

May 24th 2019

We recently published an article looking in depth at the sustainability of luxury, bespoke menswear, which seemed to go down well. So here is the second part of that interview, with American writer Alden Wicker. In it we specifically focus on fur, w...

Fur clothing: Ethics and sustainability

We recently published an article looking in depth at the sustainability of luxury, bespoke menswear, which seemed to go down well. So here is the second part of that interview, with American writer Alden Wicker. In it w...

May 24th 2019

PS shirts available to try in Prologue, Stefano Bem...

May 21st 2019

Despite the inquiries readers often make during the pop-up, we have no plans to open a permanent shop. However, we have started working with a few friends around the world to make it easier to try on the various shirts and polo shirts. Last year, St...

PS shirts available to try in Prologue, Stefano Bem...

Despite the inquiries readers often make during the pop-up, we have no plans to open a permanent shop. However, we have started working with a few friends around the world to make it easier to try on the various shirts ...

May 21st 2019

Kathryn Sargent chalk-stripe suit: Style Breakdown

May 10th 2019

Kathryn Sargent, perhaps unexpectedly, is one of the most structured and square-shouldered of the suit styles in this series. The make is most similar to Huntsman, which we featured here as a hunting jacket in their house tweed, while Chittleboroug...

Kathryn Sargent chalk-stripe suit: Style Breakdown

  Kathryn Sargent, perhaps unexpectedly, is one of the most structured and square-shouldered of the suit styles in this series. The make is most similar to Huntsman, which we featured here as a hunting jacket in their h...

May 10th 2019

How sustainable is luxury, bespoke clothing?

May 8th 2019

Sustainability might be a hot topic at the moment, but it’s one I’ve always felt has particular relevance for the Permanent Style audience. As consumers, we care more than average about clothes. We know and we care about quality. We deli...

How sustainable is luxury, bespoke clothing?

Sustainability might be a hot topic at the moment, but it’s one I’ve always felt has particular relevance for the Permanent Style audience. As consumers, we care more than average about clothes. We know and we care ...

May 8th 2019

The future of media and fashion: Handcut Radio inte...

May 3rd 2019

This was a very good talk. I don't mean to sound surprised - I wasn't - but it's worth stating plainly how good this podcast interview with Aleks Cvetkovic was. It was fun - we laughed and said 'exactly!' a lot. But it was also substantive. Not too ...

The future of media and fashion: Handcut Radio inte...

This was a very good talk. I don't mean to sound surprised - I wasn't - but it's worth stating plainly how good this podcast interview with Aleks Cvetkovic was. It was fun - we laughed and said 'exactly!' a lot. But it ...

May 3rd 2019

Come to the Japanese Bespoke Symposium – in T...

May 2nd 2019

For all readers in Japan - or who happen to be travelling there next month - you are cordially invited to our first Symposium event in the country. The talk will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd in the Quartz Gallery, Shibuya, and will discuss the ...

Come to the Japanese Bespoke Symposium – in T...

For all readers in Japan - or who happen to be travelling there next month - you are cordially invited to our first Symposium event in the country. The talk will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd in the Quartz Gallery, ...

May 2nd 2019

Working with craft companies – a talk with Do...

April 30th 2019

This talk is next week, so do RSVP if you want to come along. It will be in the same vein as the Sartoria Ciardi one we did this year, but here with Douglas, Gianluca and I talking about our different backgrounds, how we came to be involved with cra...

Working with craft companies – a talk with Do...

This talk is next week, so do RSVP if you want to come along. It will be in the same vein as the Sartoria Ciardi one we did this year, but here with Douglas, Gianluca and I talking about our different backgrounds, how w...

April 30th 2019

My new favourite underwear: Hamilton & Hare ly...

April 15th 2019

Long-time readers may remember The Underwear Project in 2011, which involved trying every major producer of luxury men’s underwear to see which I preferred. Zimmerli won that competition, and I’ve worn pretty much just Zimmerli underwear...

My new favourite underwear: Hamilton & Hare ly...

Long-time readers may remember The Underwear Project in 2011, which involved trying every major producer of luxury men’s underwear to see which I preferred. Zimmerli won that competition, and I’ve worn pretty much j...

Socks and underwear - April 15th 2019

Menswear craft in China and Hong Kong: Symposium video

April 10th 2019

I’m not from China or Hong Kong. Although I’ve visited more than a dozen times, I can’t say I know it well. It was therefore a particular pleasure to host this edition of the Symposium in Hong Kong, and hear the experiences, views ...

Menswear craft in China and Hong Kong: Symposium video

I’m not from China or Hong Kong. Although I’ve visited more than a dozen times, I can’t say I know it well. It was therefore a particular pleasure to host this edition of the Symposium in Hong Kong, and hear the e...

April 10th 2019

Best US shop 2019: The Armoury (or, how to break th...

February 27th 2019

  Best shop in the US: The Armoury Runner-up: Sid Mashburn   Some of the Permanent Style awards this year were close. The award for best US store was not: The Armoury romped home. To a certain extent, that’s not surprising. I...

Best US shop 2019: The Armoury (or, how to break th...

  Best shop in the US: The Armoury Runner-up: Sid Mashburn   Some of the Permanent Style awards this year were close. The award for best US store was not: The Armoury romped home. To a certain extent, that’s...

February 27th 2019

Our first Hong Kong Symposium – please RSVP

February 22nd 2019

Continuing our attempts to bring the Symposium format to more people around the world, we will be coming to Hong Kong at the end of next month - on March 26th. We plan to discuss the role of China in modern consumption and luxury, which should be re...

Our first Hong Kong Symposium – please RSVP

Continuing our attempts to bring the Symposium format to more people around the world, we will be coming to Hong Kong at the end of next month - on March 26th. We plan to discuss the role of China in modern consumption ...

February 22nd 2019

The pop-up, the goods, and the opening party

February 21st 2019

Personally, the best part of yesterday’s opening party was about half an hour before, when Graham of Optimo hats (below) told me how well the first two days had gone for him. ‘Really exceeded expectations’ were the words he used. I...

The pop-up, the goods, and the opening party

Personally, the best part of yesterday’s opening party was about half an hour before, when Graham of Optimo hats (below) told me how well the first two days had gone for him. ‘Really exceeded expectations’ were th...

February 21st 2019