PS Presents ’23: Arterton, LEJ, Marrkt, Fox...

January 27th 2023

The PS Presents pop-up shop at 20 Savile Row is back this Spring, with a new raft of brands. The little shop will be occupied by Arterton for the whole of February, by L.E.J for the whole of April, and by four brands during March: Marrkt, Fox Broth...

PS Presents ’23: Arterton, LEJ, Marrkt, Fox...

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Perhaps in the long term Howie. Right now we're only just starting with pop-ups there and don't have a permanent arrangement in London even. But it is something we would like to do long term, certainly. We are planning o...

January 27th 2023

Readers awards 2023: Anniversary edition 

January 25th 2023

Five years ago, in 2018, we began the PS awards series by asking about favourite brands, shops and stylists. This year I'd like to invite everyone to do the same, but actively reflect on how things have changed in the past five years. Five years i...

Readers awards 2023: Anniversary edition 

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"We have been instructed by the directors to assist with placing the Company into Liquidation. As a result, the Company has ceased to trade and unfortunately, your order is unable to be honoured, consequently you may be ...

January 25th 2023

Who are my favourite tailors? (Part two)

January 18th 2023

Please read part one of this article, here , before this one. Without that context, setting out my priorities, this summary will likely be misleading. Everyone is different, wants different things from bespoke, and simply gets on with people differ...

Who are my favourite tailors? (Part two)

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Hi it has crossed my mind (same heritage and all that) but I was told that a suit there takes absolutely ages to finish and lots of fittings. I don’t live near London so every visit is an additional expense. That’s w...

January 18th 2023

Who are my favourite tailors? (Part one)

January 16th 2023

This is the single question I get asked most, and when it is, I nearly always reply that it’s a complex area that really requires a full in-depth article. I think it actually takes two. In this first article, today, I'll explain my personal ...

Who are my favourite tailors? (Part one)

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Thank you Ian, it's a good point. Thanks for brining it up again...

January 16th 2023

When you buy clothes, what are you paying for?

January 11th 2023

I’m often asked by readers whether a particular piece of clothing is ‘worth it’. Yet the older I get - the further along my clothing journey - the more I realise how subjective this can be. Also, I’m finding my particular su...

When you buy clothes, what are you paying for?

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Thank you Lachie. That was from Chez Dede in Rome...

January 11th 2023

Vintage stores embody ‘materialism not consumerism’

January 2nd 2023

During a recent trip to Manchester, I visited a lovely little vintage shop called Bionic Seven. A partner store to Levison's in London, it leans towards more modern and more sports clothing, but has quite a few little gems in amongst the racks. I d...

Vintage stores embody ‘materialism not consumerism’

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Hi Fran, That's a lovely idea. Do you know much about it yourself? Is there anywhere you'd recommend I look for research?...

January 2nd 2023

Merry Christmas everyone!

December 25th 2022

Here's wishing you all, wonderful readers, a happy Christmas and a glorious new year. Thank you also for your well wishes, and thanks, on the 15-year anniversary article - it honestly made me quite emotional. I can't believe how long some people hav...

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Great article...

December 25th 2022

PS is 15 years old! But what is permanent style?

December 14th 2022

Fifteen years ago today, I was sitting in my office in Playhouse Yard, next to Blackfriars station, writing an article about structured finance transactions. I remember it was very cold, much like today, though there had been no snow. My seat was a...

PS is 15 years old! But what is permanent style?

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Thank you Ignatius...

December 14th 2022

The steamy social experiment that is a PS party

November 25th 2022

I’ve learnt a couple of things about glass-fronted shops recently. One is they magnify heat: even on a cold day, an hour’s worth of afternoon sun heats up the space to an incredible degree. I’ve no idea how this is workable in the...

The steamy social experiment that is a PS party

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Oh good, lovely to hear...

November 25th 2022

Crowley Vintage: Shopping a look

November 18th 2022

Crowley Vintage is a vintage shop in Brooklyn, New York with a more particular angle than most. We’ve talked in the past about different types of vintage - those that focus on older or newer, on rarity or thrift - but there are few that focus...

Crowley Vintage: Shopping a look

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Thanks, no I didn't. We went to several other places in Brooklyn, like 10ft Single and Raggedy Threads, and a bunch on Bedford Avenue that had some interesting takes on vintage (usually more modern, but sometimes with a ...

November 18th 2022

Video: Ethan Newton, his style and the evolution ...

November 14th 2022

It's easy to forget that when Bryceland's first started, the idea was just to do tailoring. Six and half years later, on the eve of opening his third shop in London, Ethan Newton reflects with me on how far he and the brand have come. Hear how he th...

Video: Ethan Newton, his style and the evolution ...

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Yes, I think we begin to be more interested in clothes over time, particularly when we see others wear them well. However, I wouldn't put these in the bracket of black trousers, as they'll fade quickly and basically beco...

November 14th 2022

Our next talk – with Edward Sexton on Decem...

November 13th 2022

These talks - well, interviews - at Mortimer House seem to be going down really well. We've done two now, with Tony Sylvester and Ethan Newton, and the film of Ethan's interview will be up on Monday. There are some really interesting points in it an...

Our next talk – with Edward Sexton on Decem...

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No it hasn't Pat, Edward is still ill unfortunately, recovering from a minor operation. We are holding the next talk on Monday next week instead, with Jamie Ferguson, which should be fun. Do RSVP if you want to come alon...

November 13th 2022

Come to pop-up drinks – and other updates

November 5th 2022

The string of pop-ups we announced a couple of weeks ago opens in 10 days time, on Wednesday November 16th, at number 20 Savile Row. That evening we will have our usual, casual but always fun drinks in the shop. Please come by from 5pm, get a beer o...

Come to pop-up drinks – and other updates

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Amazing, lovely to hear Ali...

November 5th 2022

A little PS redesign

November 4th 2022

So, you’ll probably have noticed that we’ve had a slight refresh on PermanentStyle.com. There is a new colour scheme, a new font, and various other little tweaks and updates. The important thing to say first is that this doesn’t h...

A little PS redesign

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Nice idea Henry, thanks...

November 4th 2022

This year’s winter pop-up: A whole calendar of ev...

October 21st 2022

Our 10th ‘Permanent Style presents’ pop-up this autumn will be a little different. Rather than having one event, there will be a rolling series of PS-friendly shops in the same space. Starting in mid-November, there’ll be a pop-up ...

This year’s winter pop-up: A whole calendar of ev...

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Not a problem - having the shirts is just as good!...

October 21st 2022

Women and clothes: An interview with Emilie Hawtin

October 7th 2022

It’s not uncommon to hear men complain that they don’t know what to wear anymore, particularly to the office. Or that there aren’t any good mid-market brands, just cheap high-street and high-end luxury. But no matter what our issue...

Women and clothes: An interview with Emilie Hawtin

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A superb article. She looks beautiful and I am inspired by the wonderful ease with which she wears her linen jacket. To that end, I was wondering if anyone has had experience of Neapolitan tailors who have been known to ...

Style - October 7th 2022

My Anderson & Sheppard cord suit: How great ...

October 5th 2022

  This Anderson & Sheppard jacket is part of a suit I had made over 10 years ago. When I wrote back in January about my ‘ favourite clothes ever ’, I named it my favourite ever piece of bespoke. It is therefore a good ca...

My Anderson & Sheppard cord suit: How great ...

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Perhaps, yes, for a slightly smarter/sharper look...

Jackets - October 5th 2022

Niwaki Japanese tools and knives: Levels of quality

September 30th 2022

You might be forgiven for wondering why a luxury Japanese gardening shop opened last year on Chiltern Street - I mean, who buys axes and ladders in Marylebone on a casual Saturday afternoon? The explanation lies in the history of that store, Niwaki,...

Niwaki Japanese tools and knives: Levels of quality

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Good morning!!!!!! This article represents a different change of pace.....I enjoyed it..thanks..enjoy your day and week..peace and cheers!!!!!...

September 30th 2022

Our next talk in London: Ethan Newton, October 25th

September 27th 2022

Our last evening talk with Tony Sylvester was so fun that we have a second one lined up - with Ethan Newton on Tuesday, October 25th. The Bryceland's founder is only in London for a few weeks, but we've found a date and will be in the same space as...

Our next talk in London: Ethan Newton, October 25th

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No worries...

September 27th 2022

We’re coming to New York!

September 12th 2022

So this is exciting. For the first time, Permanent Style Presents is coming to New York. A mini version of the London pop-up shop, it will be led by Rubato and PS, with very special guest Fred Nieddu, aka Taillour. We will be at 54 Mercer Street on ...

We’re coming to New York!

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Hey Gonis, We are planning to, yes, in the Autumn. We won't have an idea of which week for a while though I'm afraid. I'll try and announce it as soon as I can. S...

September 12th 2022

My watches – eight years later

August 24th 2022

I buy watches in much the same way as I suggest other people buy tailoring. I have a small number, of high quality, which meet a range of needs - formalities, colours, and a little extra to keep things interesting. I went through a period of about...

My watches – eight years later

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Thanks Simon....

August 24th 2022

Come to a talk with Tony – and other things...

August 15th 2022

Over the next few months there will a handful of PS events and talks, which will hopefully provide some nice opportunities for us to get together after the long summer, and lead to some stimulating conversation. The first of these is in three weeks...

Come to a talk with Tony – and other things...

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Hopefully JB. We're just trying to confirm that now...

August 15th 2022

What Ivy means to me

July 27th 2022

When we covered Ivy-inspired clothing in a recent Reader Profile, there were some slightly dismissive comments about Ivy as a whole. Given I’ve found that tradition particularly inspiring in the past five years, I thought it might be worth set...

What Ivy means to me

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Hey Tony- I recently purchased the MF cricket sweater you reference and it is spectacular. Out of the box it has a slight raw wool lanolin scent which settles down. The feel of the yarn is slightly coarse, this is defini...

July 27th 2022

The appeal of a silk dressing gown – at New...

July 25th 2022

As I wrote earlier this year , I’m usually quite conservative when it comes to gowns. They’re very practical for me, thrown on early in the morning to get up with one of my three daughters. They can still be luxurious, and beautifully m...

The appeal of a silk dressing gown – at New...

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Budd's belts are very nice too, as you can see on my navy one too. Budd's are true to size, but then so was the N&L one really - it's just that I wanted it that much oversized and loose...

July 25th 2022

What I pack when I travel – on holiday

July 22nd 2022

  A few years ago, I wrote a piece detailing what I packed when I travelled – focused on Naples in wam weather, but with application to colder weather too. However this was a ‘work’ trip for me. One where I was expecte...

What I pack when I travel – on holiday

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Original. I really like how the aluminium looks beaten up personally...

July 22nd 2022