How I’d shop on a budget

December 13th 2019

With its aim of covering the finest, quality menswear in the world, Permanent Style’s coverage varies widely - from suits for £1500 to those for £7000, £150 shirts to £500 ones. Although I’ve always wanted to cov...

How I’d shop on a budget

With its aim of covering the finest, quality menswear in the world, Permanent Style’s coverage varies widely - from suits for £1500 to those for £7000, £150 shirts to £500 ones.  Although I’ve always wanted to ...

December 13th 2019

The vintage industry: Interview with Wooden Sleepers

October 18th 2019

Brian Davis runs the Brooklyn-based men’s vintage store Wooden Sleepers. As part of this week’s look at vintage clothing, I spoke to him about the industry side of vintage – how he got started in it, the misconceptions about it, an...

The vintage industry: Interview with Wooden Sleepers

Brian Davis runs the Brooklyn-based men’s vintage store Wooden Sleepers. As part of this week’s look at vintage clothing, I spoke to him about the industry side of vintage – how he got started in it, the misconcep...

October 18th 2019

Marrkt sale: Finding a good home for my second-hand...

October 11th 2019

Few things annoy me more than waste. I know there are more important reasons to support the selling or donation of second-hand clothes: sustainability, accessibility, the environment and so on. But it's waste that irritates me. I've said before (a...

Marrkt sale: Finding a good home for my second-hand...

Few things annoy me more than waste.  I know there are more important reasons to support the selling or donation of second-hand clothes: sustainability, accessibility, the environment and so on. But it's waste that irr...

October 11th 2019

The demise of the influencer?

October 7th 2019

There have been some signs recently that the era of the influencer has peaked. In a recent Business of Fashion article , brands and PR agencies talked about how expensive Instagram has become. “If Instagram launched today, we would be laughin...

The demise of the influencer?

There have been some signs recently that the era of the influencer has peaked.  In a recent Business of Fashion article , brands and PR agencies talked about how expensive Instagram has become. “If Instagram launched...

October 7th 2019

Come to the next New York Symposium – on Ivy ...

October 5th 2019

I'm delighted to say that the next New York Symposium will be held in just under three weeks - with Alan Flusser, Sid Mashburn, Todd Snyder and Nick Sullivan. It is on Thursday October 24th, at Town Stages in Tribeca from 6:30pm. RSVP is essential, ...

Come to the next New York Symposium – on Ivy ...

I'm delighted to say that the next New York Symposium will be held in just under three weeks - with Alan Flusser, Sid Mashburn, Todd Snyder and Nick Sullivan. It is on Thursday October 24th, at Town Stages in Tribeca fr...

October 5th 2019

My tattoo

September 25th 2019

This should be a fun one. I doubt anyone will have strong feelings about it at all. A few weeks ago I got a tattoo on my forearm, and I thought readers might be interested in hearing why. It is something I took extremely - perhaps characteristically...

My tattoo

This should be a fun one. I doubt anyone will have strong feelings about it at all. A few weeks ago I got a tattoo on my forearm, and I thought readers might be interested in hearing why. It is something I took extremel...

September 25th 2019

If you only had five shoes: A capsule collection

September 6th 2019

  This series of posts on building a core wardrobe has proved incredibly popular – and now has its own dedicated Guide page here . I’m sure it’s useful to guys that are just starting out, trying to decide whether to ge...

If you only had five shoes: A capsule collection

  This series of posts on building a core wardrobe has proved incredibly popular – and now has its own dedicated Guide page here .  I’m sure it’s useful to guys that are just starting out, trying to decid...

September 6th 2019

Is bespoke worth it?

September 4th 2019

A reader recently commented that, as a newcomer, he struggled to see why he would get into bespoke tailoring - given the number of negative experiences I often report. It made me realise that I rarely set out the case for bespoke (both for and agai...

Is bespoke worth it?

A reader recently commented that, as a newcomer, he struggled to see why he would get into bespoke tailoring - given the number of negative experiences I often report.  It made me realise that I rarely set out the case...

September 4th 2019

Panic, spite and satisfaction: My job now

August 21st 2019

The memory that comes back vividly is cycling over to the Drake’s office, on a Boris Bike. I was going to see Matt and Nathan for some reason, and then going for a drink afterwards. I had a moment of sheer panic. Riding along, I started freaki...

Panic, spite and satisfaction: My job now

The memory that comes back vividly is cycling over to the Drake’s office, on a Boris Bike. I was going to see Matt and Nathan for some reason, and then going for a drink afterwards. I had a moment of sheer panic. Ridi...

August 21st 2019

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