The Eddie Bauer ‘Skyliner’ and how to find one

February 26th 2024

With the growth of interest in outdoor clothing in recent years, there has been a predictable dive into the history of companies that produced it, of which one of the most prominent was Eddie Bauer. One reason I find this exploration interesting is...

The Eddie Bauer ‘Skyliner’ and how to find one

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Generally I like to not have to remove any layers, but if I do, I prefer to remove my outer layer/jacket only e.g. if the sun is out and it's just not that cold/no wind. I do layer with lighter layers to begin with. Depe...

Casual clothing - CoatsFebruary 26th 2024

Cifonelli cashmere overcoat: Style Breakdown

February 21st 2024

  This cashmere coat from Cifonelli, which I’ve had now for nine years , is similar in many ways to the two coats we’ve covered previously in this series – from Ciardi and from Liverano . There are some technical di...

Cifonelli cashmere overcoat: Style Breakdown

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Thanks Luis. That makes sense. I would still only go for it if you can see a design you really like, rather than trying to imagine it, and ideally from the tailor that will make it. But in terms of what will make it more...

CoatsFebruary 21st 2024

Liverano ulster coat: Style Breakdown

February 7th 2024

  This coat from Liverano & Liverano in Florence has had a bit of an after life, being imitated in this tweed a fair bit, as well as spurring some to have the same coat from Liverano (despite the high cost). It remains one of my abs...

Liverano ulster coat: Style Breakdown

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Something to consider, perhaps the price quoted is intentionally high to dissuade more orders. Keep in mind, Liverano is 86ish years old, maybe he just don't want to make them anymore....

CoatsFebruary 7th 2024

Sartoria Ciardi ulster coat: Style Breakdown

January 15th 2024

  This ulster-style overcoat was made for me by Sartoria Ciardi , the Neapolitan tailor, in 2020. Although I’ve had a few pieces of tailoring from Ciardi in the past five years, this is my only coat from them. It has proved to be one ...

Sartoria Ciardi ulster coat: Style Breakdown

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It's at waist level, straight...

CoatsJanuary 15th 2024

The Overcoats Style Breakdown series: Introduction 

January 12th 2024

  Next week we’ll begin a series of articles that breaks down the style of my bespoke coats, building on the popular 2018 series that looked at suits and jackets. That turned into a book, Bespoke Style , which was a great illustration...

The Overcoats Style Breakdown series: Introduction 

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Great, thank you Ian...

CoatsJanuary 12th 2024

The jacket-as-coat: Seiji’s commission from Tailo...

December 29th 2023

When the shoemaker Seiji McCarthy came to New York recently to take part in our pop-up, he brought with him a recent commission from Tailor Caid, the Japanese bespoke tailor run by Yuhei Yamamoto. Yamamoto is a big enthusiast for mid-century America...

The jacket-as-coat: Seiji’s commission from Tailo...

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Hey Lucas, That material would be nice, yes. You could go heavier, but it should be ok. I wouldn't go any lighter. I don't know the details, but The Armoury ones will definitely be made better - it may be the hand-attach...

Coats - JacketsDecember 29th 2023

Seoul: A menswear shopping guide

December 13th 2023

  Earlier this month I visited Seoul, to see some of the tailors I had been intrigued by but mostly seen from afar, and to visit some of the shops and brands. My impression was of a dynamic city – new development, new retail, every sho...

Seoul: A menswear shopping guide

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"I like tradition and I like old buildings. In many ways Seoul is not my kind of city." As somebody born and bred in Seoul but currently living overseas, your depiction of Seoul really hit home because I feel the same wa...

Bags - Belts and walletsDecember 13th 2023

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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Most classic menswear brands will not offer discounts and often don't go on sale...

Coats - JacketsNovember 24th 2023

Introducing: The English Tweed overcoat

November 1st 2023

“Oh, that is cosy.” “It's like being wrapped up in a big tweedy blanket.” “I could fall asleep in the corner like this.” I’ve never done a pop-up where I had the sample of a new release for people to try on,...

Introducing: The English Tweed overcoat

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Amazing, so nice to hear Lewis!...

CoatsNovember 1st 2023

Coherence: What we liked in January, that you can...

October 20th 2023

When I walk around Pitti each season, interviewing makers and researching articles, it can be easy to feel lost in a flood of Italian cashmere and trainers that look like each other. For that reason there are a handful of brands I return to every t...

Coherence: What we liked in January, that you can...

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No, it's just tacked there to make it easier to move...

Coats - JacketsOctober 20th 2023

Introducing: The Rider’s Raincoat

October 4th 2023

About eight months ago we made the decision to discontinue our trench coat in favour of something simpler and subtler. A few conversations with friends had brought up the issue, repeatedly, of not being able to find a really stylish but understated,...

Introducing: The Rider’s Raincoat

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Yes it is, the only size left (until an Autumn restock). How does it look inactive?...

CoatsOctober 4th 2023

Sartoria Seminara and Vittorio Salino: Maintainin...

September 1st 2023

Like most Italian tailors, Sartoria Seminara is hidden away. There is no Savile Row grand entrance, just a name and a buzzer and a short walk up a flight of dark stairs. The effect is all the greater because this entrance is on Via dei Calzaiuoli ,...

Sartoria Seminara and Vittorio Salino: Maintainin...

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I think he is a gentleman who is more comfortable with other people standing center stage....

Coats - SuitsSeptember 1st 2023

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

March 20th 2023

This outfit I wore last week really tickled me - I think primarily for its combination of T-shirt and tailoring. Working the two together in some way (as in this, perhaps Summer equivalent ) is often an effective way to achieve the ‘casual ch...

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

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Yes, absolutely. You just might want to go with different colours, as you suggest. Pink is great, as I'm wearing in the Assisi review. Cream too, or a brown stripe or pink stripe. There aren't as many colours that are ni...

Coats - KnitwearMarch 20th 2023

Ettore de Cesare bespoke navy overcoat

February 24th 2023

This overcoat from Ettore de Cesare in Naples has been featured before, in the style feature a couple of weeks ago talking about silk scarves and shades of navy. However, there have been a few comments recently that readers appreciate articles on n...

Ettore de Cesare bespoke navy overcoat

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Hi, am really interested in this coat. Have looked everywhere and still have no coat. This is really nice and your review of it is great assurance. Thanks, l will be getting mine....

CoatsFebruary 24th 2023

Introducing: The Fielding shearling coat

November 16th 2022

(NB: The Fielding is available to try in a couple of sizes in the PS pop-up, which runs from today until Saturday at 20 Savile Row. Details here.) Cromford Leather on London’s Chiltern Street make the most beautiful leather coats and jackets. ...

Introducing: The Fielding shearling coat

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Thank you Kim. I'd say I'd wear this from about 5 degrees up to 15, depending on other accessories and layering, but it depends how hot or cold you get as well of course...

CoatsNovember 16th 2022

Autumn/Winter picks 2022: J Press, RM Williams, A...

October 31st 2022

L’Impermeabile gilet, at John Simons £435 This lightly waxed gilet, particularly in the pale beige colour, is reminiscent of the Eddie Bauer style that has become popular in recent years. It’s 100% cotton on the outside though, whi...

Autumn/Winter picks 2022: J Press, RM Williams, A...

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It looks OK Jake - a little short perhaps, a little plain, and I guess not the highest quality from J Crew, but probably a decent option. Hard to say much about fabric or shape just from images...

Coats - KnitwearOctober 31st 2022

Sartoria Giuliva and Giuliva Heritage: Inspiratio...

October 3rd 2022

Gerardo Cavaliere is someone whose style I've admired for a while, but rarely had a chance to talk to for more than a few moments at an event. While Milad and I were in Rome recently, therefore, I spent some time with Gerardo and his partner Margar...

Sartoria Giuliva and Giuliva Heritage: Inspiratio...

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Coats - JacketsOctober 3rd 2022

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

September 28th 2022

The cut and contours of this, the PS Donegal Coat, will be familiar to most readers. So I’ll focus on the colour to begin with. This is our navy iteration, and it is primarily a large, 3x3 herringbone weave that alternates between navy and bl...

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

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The pigeon following after you is priceless. What a great image. Also, the beret in a couple pics works very well. Berets are tricky to wear, but it works here....

CoatsSeptember 28th 2022

The olive PS Trench is back

September 21st 2022

Three weeks ago, I received my new olive PS Trench Coat. I did have one years ago, but it was a size 3 and I’m definitely more of a 4. I also prefer the belt system on the new model. Wearing that coat over the past couple of weeks has reminde...

The olive PS Trench is back

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Thank you Sheldon. As you may know, we stock the pieces in our shop as well. The flannels are made bespoke by Whitcomb & Shaftesbury in heavy Fox Brothers flannel...

CoatsSeptember 21st 2022

PS outerwear available to try on in London –...

September 20th 2022

PS is planning to have a pop-up shop in London this autumn, but it won’t be until the beginning of November. So, in the interim, our friends at William Crabtree & Sons have kindly offered to host some of the new outerwear - focusing o...

PS outerwear available to try on in London –...

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Hi Simon. Had a chance to visit the shop yesterday, and try on both the Trench and the Bridge Coat. Have to admit, I wasn’t expecting to like the Bridge Coat as much as I did (or indeed, at all; the pictures in the 201...

CoatsSeptember 20th 2022

Coming up on the PS Shop this Autumn/Winter

August 31st 2022

At the beginning of each season recently (spring/summer, autumn/winter) we've been sending out summaries of upcoming products to PS Shop customers. These go to anyone on a waiting list for a product, and anyone that has signed up to marketing emails...

Coming up on the PS Shop this Autumn/Winter

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Great! thanks....

Coats - Hanks and scarvesAugust 31st 2022

Reader profile: Tim

August 10th 2022

Tim owns an antique luggage and travel accessories shop, and spends a lot of his time either in the store or on the road sourcing. His clothes are eminently practical, but they also speak of a love of old things, including all second-hand clothing. ...

Reader profile: Tim

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Great story! I reuse or repair a lot of my families old ranch clothes! Its a great aesthetic, and I dont have to pay for a high quality jean shirt, when I have vintage made in the USA wrangler shirts ready to go! Also, P...

Coats - DenimAugust 10th 2022

The canvas chore coat – and buying vintage ...

June 29th 2022

I increasingly find that for the kind of casual outerwear I wear at the weekend (for taking the kids to the park, and similarly hard-wearing activities) I always prefer vintage. There are exceptions, of course. A Bryceland’s white chore coat ...

The canvas chore coat – and buying vintage ...

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Thank you, Simon....

Casual clothing - CoatsJune 29th 2022

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

May 9th 2022

This may be a little niche, but it’s something that often stresses me out in the morning, so hopefully it will be of some use to others. My plans for what to wear on a particular day usually don’t account for rain. I might be going int...

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

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Hey Jack, No, it's a rubber sole but a thinner one...

Coats - HatsMay 9th 2022

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