Chinos, loafers and a sports jacket (or sweater)

August 29th 2016

Those on the Drake’s mailing list may have seen this outfit on Friday, accompanying an article on their new trouser range. To fill in the details: the olive Drake’s chinos were worn with a white lightweight ...

Chinos, loafers and a sports jacket (or sweater)

Those on the Drake’s mailing list may have seen this outfit on Friday, accompanying an article on their new trouser range. To fill in the details: the olive Drake’s chinos were worn with a white lightweight ...

Casual wear - JacketsAugust 29th 2016

Combining smart and casual clothing

July 18th 2016

One of the central themes of Permanent Style over the past nine years has been the desire to make tailoring relevant to a new generation. To explore the ways in which the suit or jacket can transition from formal busine...

Combining smart and casual clothing

One of the central themes of Permanent Style over the past nine years has been the desire to make tailoring relevant to a new generation. To explore the ways in which the suit or jacket can transition from formal busine...

Casual wear - HandkerchiefsJuly 18th 2016

Introducing: The short-sleeved Friday Polo

July 13th 2016

* For stock availability, please check the Shop page of the website* A new iteration of our Friday Polo is available from today on the Permanent Style shop: a short-sleeved model for the summer. It is made in the same ...

Introducing: The short-sleeved Friday Polo

* For stock availability, please check the Shop page of the website* A new iteration of our Friday Polo is available from today on the Permanent Style shop: a short-sleeved model for the summer. It is made in the same ...

PolosJuly 13th 2016

How to dress for summer – Reader question

June 15th 2016

Simon, Would you be willing to do a post on (casual) summer dressing? It’s the area of dress I struggle with the most. Every time I go on summer/spring holidays I find myself browsing through the internet looking ...

How to dress for summer – Reader question

Simon, Would you be willing to do a post on (casual) summer dressing? It’s the area of dress I struggle with the most. Every time I go on summer/spring holidays I find myself browsing through the internet looking ...

Casual wear - KnitwearJune 15th 2016

The Friday Polo – next batch available

March 2nd 2016

*Stock is now very limited. For the current position please check the Shop page* I’m pleased to say that the next batch of our Friday Polos – handmade in Naples and designed by us here in London –...

The Friday Polo – next batch available

*Stock is now very limited. For the current position please check the Shop page* I’m pleased to say that the next batch of our Friday Polos – handmade in Naples and designed by us here in London –...

Casual wear - OxfordMarch 2nd 2016

Brands review III: Son of a Tailor, d’Alember...

February 5th 2016

This has become a Permanent Style feature in the past couple of years. An opportunity to mention the dozens of brands that email asking me to review their product, but never get a full post because they don’t qu...

Brands review III: Son of a Tailor, d’Alember...

This has become a Permanent Style feature in the past couple of years. An opportunity to mention the dozens of brands that email asking me to review their product, but never get a full post because they don’t qu...

Belts and wallets - GlassesFebruary 5th 2016

The Friday Polo – next batch available

September 30th 2015

The next batch of our Friday Polos, designed by myself and Neapolitan shirtmaker Luca Avitabile, are now available to order and be sent out. As we described in our first post on this collaboration, these long-sleeved...

The Friday Polo – next batch available

The next batch of our Friday Polos, designed by myself and Neapolitan shirtmaker Luca Avitabile, are now available to order and be sent out. As we described in our first post on this collaboration, these long-sleeved...

Casual wear - PolosSeptember 30th 2015

The Friday Polo – limited availabilty now

July 11th 2015

**Available to buy here** Over the past few months I’ve been working with shirtmarker Luca Avitabile and Caccioppoli on a range of ready-to-wear long-sleeved polo shirts. We’ve now completed work on them and ...

The Friday Polo – limited availabilty now

**Available to buy here** Over the past few months I’ve been working with shirtmarker Luca Avitabile and Caccioppoli on a range of ready-to-wear long-sleeved polo shirts. We’ve now completed work on them and ...

PolosJuly 11th 2015

The knitted T-shirt

April 24th 2015

It would be easy to ignore the difference between fully fashioned and normal T-shirts or polos. There aren’t many around, and the distinction is subtle. But good examples of the former create a very distinctive ...

The knitted T-shirt

It would be easy to ignore the difference between fully fashioned and normal T-shirts or polos. There aren’t many around, and the distinction is subtle. But good examples of the former create a very distinctive ...

Casual wear - KnitwearApril 24th 2015

Iffley Road pique running kit

November 14th 2014

Few things give me more pleasure in this line of work than meeting lovely people making genuinely innovative, stylish product. When I do meet such people, I inevitably end up covering them in the How To Spend It colum...

Iffley Road pique running kit

Few things give me more pleasure in this line of work than meeting lovely people making genuinely innovative, stylish product. When I do meet such people, I inevitably end up covering them in the How To Spend It colum...

Casual wear - PolosNovember 14th 2014

Al Bazar, Milan – a style all its own

March 24th 2014

I’ve known Lino Ieluzzi, the proprietor of Al Bazar in Milan, for a few years now and always admired his style. I wouldn’t wear it; I wouldn’t recommend it; but it is unique, personal and consistent. Th...

Al Bazar, Milan – a style all its own

I’ve known Lino Ieluzzi, the proprietor of Al Bazar in Milan, for a few years now and always admired his style. I wouldn’t wear it; I wouldn’t recommend it; but it is unique, personal and consistent. Th...

Casual wear - KnitwearMarch 24th 2014

Dressing for the summer, and the kids

September 2nd 2013

I’ve been on holiday the past two weeks in the south of France; apologies for the tardiness confirming some comments. For those interested in more casual dress, here is something from last week, with my youngest hi...

Dressing for the summer, and the kids

I’ve been on holiday the past two weeks in the south of France; apologies for the tardiness confirming some comments. For those interested in more casual dress, here is something from last week, with my youngest hi...

Casual wear - GlassesSeptember 2nd 2013

The rise of the polo shirt

August 14th 2013

This past weekend I wrote a piece for the FT on polo shirts, which you can see here. Mentioning John Smedley, Orlebar Brown, Lacoste and others, it is hopefully an interesting update for anyone interested in the menswear...

The rise of the polo shirt

This past weekend I wrote a piece for the FT on polo shirts, which you can see here. Mentioning John Smedley, Orlebar Brown, Lacoste and others, it is hopefully an interesting update for anyone interested in the menswear...

Casual wear - PolosAugust 14th 2013

The perfect polo shirt – Orlebar Brown

June 4th 2012

When on holiday, a long-sleeved polo shirtor regular Oxford button-down is usually the most stylish accompaniment to shorts – see post here. However, there are times when a sportier, short-sleeved polo is more suit...

The perfect polo shirt – Orlebar Brown

When on holiday, a long-sleeved polo shirtor regular Oxford button-down is usually the most stylish accompaniment to shorts – see post here. However, there are times when a sportier, short-sleeved polo is more suit...

Casual wear - PolosJune 4th 2012

Long-sleeved polos for summer

May 4th 2011

It’s depressing to see what men wear on hot days. Baggy shorts, ill-fitting polo shirts and logo-plastered T-shirts. But then it’s also hard to find smart, tailored clothes suitable for high temperatures. One...

Long-sleeved polos for summer

It’s depressing to see what men wear on hot days. Baggy shorts, ill-fitting polo shirts and logo-plastered T-shirts. But then it’s also hard to find smart, tailored clothes suitable for high temperatures. One...

Casual wear - PolosMay 4th 2011

Silk polos: the item of the season

August 13th 2010

As Nassau remembers the Duke of Kent Esquire, January 1936: “Largely as a result of the Duke’s visit last winter, the outfit sketched on the right may be expected to serve almost as a Nassau uniform, for boat...

Silk polos: the item of the season

As Nassau remembers the Duke of Kent Esquire, January 1936: “Largely as a result of the Duke’s visit last winter, the outfit sketched on the right may be expected to serve almost as a Nassau uniform, for boat...

Casual wear - PolosAugust 13th 2010