Bigi ties – Milan workshop

May 8th 2017

Bigi is in many ways what Drake's used to be before the expansion of its retail and collection: a small brand and a top-line tie manufacturer making for the world's top stores. A third generation company, it has a works...

Bigi ties – Milan workshop

Bigi is in many ways what Drake's used to be before the expansion of its retail and collection: a small brand and a top-line tie manufacturer making for the world's top stores. A third generation company, it has a works...

Shirts and ties - TiesMay 8th 2017

The vintage feel of Tie Your Tie (and Sevenfold, Ke...

April 13th 2017

Talking with Kenji Kaga of Sevenfold (and Tie Your Tie) recently threw up some interesting questions around what makes a tie appear vintage. Kenji is heavily influenced by 1940s-1950s styles, as is evident in his tailor...

The vintage feel of Tie Your Tie (and Sevenfold, Ke...

Talking with Kenji Kaga of Sevenfold (and Tie Your Tie) recently threw up some interesting questions around what makes a tie appear vintage. Kenji is heavily influenced by 1940s-1950s styles, as is evident in his tailor...

Shirts and ties - TiesApril 13th 2017

Brand round-up: R. Culturi, Mes Chaussettes Rouges,...

March 20th 2017

1 R. Culturi There are many brands launching ties or handkerchiefs online these days, given it’s an easy area to try and express something new - and the lack of sizing makes it relatively easy to sell online. One ...

Brand round-up: R. Culturi, Mes Chaussettes Rouges,...

1 R. Culturi There are many brands launching ties or handkerchiefs online these days, given it’s an easy area to try and express something new - and the lack of sizing makes it relatively easy to sell online. One ...

Accessories - Casual wearMarch 20th 2017

Double-breasted flannel suit – with pink and ...

December 26th 2016

I know I've written about green and pink a few times before. I could find one old post with a little flower illustration, but there must be more. Perhaps it's the fog of Christmas food and wine clouding my mind. In any...

Double-breasted flannel suit – with pink and ...

I know I've written about green and pink a few times before. I could find one old post with a little flower illustration, but there must be more. Perhaps it's the fog of Christmas food and wine clouding my mind. In any...

Accessories - HandkerchiefsDecember 26th 2016

Brand round-up: Alexander Kraft, Loic et Gil, Chris...

November 25th 2016

The next in our regular installment of small brands doing interesting things looks at some ties, handkerchiefs and knitwear. Viola Milano x Alexander Kraft First up is a collaboration between Alexander Kraft and online ...

Brand round-up: Alexander Kraft, Loic et Gil, Chris...

The next in our regular installment of small brands doing interesting things looks at some ties, handkerchiefs and knitwear. Viola Milano x Alexander Kraft First up is a collaboration between Alexander Kraft and online ...

Accessories - Casual wearNovember 25th 2016

Ethan Newton’s Tokyo store – Bryceland&...

November 4th 2016

I was quite intrigued to see Ethan Newton’s Bryceland's store in Tokyo when we visited a few weeks ago. In particular, how he is presenting his view on tailoring and how that mixes with the more casual americana s...

Ethan Newton’s Tokyo store – Bryceland&...

I was quite intrigued to see Ethan Newton’s Bryceland's store in Tokyo when we visited a few weeks ago. In particular, how he is presenting his view on tailoring and how that mixes with the more casual americana s...

Bags - Casual jacketsNovember 4th 2016

Manning & Manning suit – with an Italian...

August 5th 2016

The Italian Background: an awkward but persistently useful phrase I coined back in 2008 to describe the tendency of Italians to wear blue shirts and navy ties under strongly coloured suits. Rather than the English alter...

Manning & Manning suit – with an Italian...

The Italian Background: an awkward but persistently useful phrase I coined back in 2008 to describe the tendency of Italians to wear blue shirts and navy ties under strongly coloured suits. Rather than the English alter...

Finding a tailor - Shirts and tiesAugust 5th 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

Drakes made-to-order ties

May 16th 2016

A few week ago, Drake's asked me to try out their made-to-order tie service, which has been given a new digital home on the website. The prime question is, of course, do you really need a MTO tie? It didn't even featur...

Drakes made-to-order ties

A few week ago, Drake's asked me to try out their made-to-order tie service, which has been given a new digital home on the website. The prime question is, of course, do you really need a MTO tie? It didn't even featur...

Shirts and ties - TiesMay 16th 2016

If you only had five ties – a capsule collection

October 26th 2015

Readers often ask for ‘capsule collections’ of types of clothes – shoes, suits, ties etc. There are many reasons such a list is useful. It can point to the ‘essentials’: those things that...

If you only had five ties – a capsule collection

Readers often ask for ‘capsule collections’ of types of clothes – shoes, suits, ties etc. There are many reasons such a list is useful. It can point to the ‘essentials’: those things that...

Shirts and ties - TiesOctober 26th 2015

How smart is my tie?

September 25th 2015

A few weeks a reader asked for a post on what makes a tie more or less formal, smart or not. It’s a very relevant question. Few men today wear ties, but when they do, they rarely want them to be as smart as the ...

How smart is my tie?

A few weeks a reader asked for a post on what makes a tie more or less formal, smart or not. It’s a very relevant question. Few men today wear ties, but when they do, they rarely want them to be as smart as the ...

How to - Shirts and tiesSeptember 25th 2015

Casual tie and sports jacket (military donegal deni...

August 17th 2015

In the spirit of our recent posts on assembling outfits, here’s the process that put this one together. Originating idea: I’ve always liked the way this pale, silk tie from Ralph Lauren goes with my Rubin...

Casual tie and sports jacket (military donegal deni...

In the spirit of our recent posts on assembling outfits, here’s the process that put this one together. Originating idea: I’ve always liked the way this pale, silk tie from Ralph Lauren goes with my Rubin...

Casual jackets - Casual wearAugust 17th 2015

Green, shantung, club (tie)

July 16th 2014

Dark green is a subtle and versatile tie colour. You’re not surprised I think that, right? After all I sing the praises of green at every opportunity. But broad truths bear repeating. With an outfit like the one ...

Green, shantung, club (tie)

Dark green is a subtle and versatile tie colour. You’re not surprised I think that, right? After all I sing the praises of green at every opportunity. But broad truths bear repeating. With an outfit like the one ...

Shirts and ties - StyleJuly 16th 2014

Consider a charcoal tie

March 12th 2014

Conservative accessories are a great thing to master. First, because the acquisition of unusual clothing – such as cord suits or purple jackets – requires something effective to balance it. And second, becaus...

Consider a charcoal tie

Conservative accessories are a great thing to master. First, because the acquisition of unusual clothing – such as cord suits or purple jackets – requires something effective to balance it. And second, becaus...

Shirts and ties - StyleMarch 12th 2014

Charvet ties: the cost of choice

February 12th 2014

The cost of variety is rarely appreciated by consumers. Among all the things that make up the price of a piece of clothing – materials, labour, rent, tax, marketing, R&D – the waste implicit in a broad ra...

Charvet ties: the cost of choice

The cost of variety is rarely appreciated by consumers. Among all the things that make up the price of a piece of clothing – materials, labour, rent, tax, marketing, R&D – the waste implicit in a broad ra...

Shirts and ties - SocksFebruary 12th 2014

Just four Permanent Style ties left

November 5th 2013

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Just four Permanent Style ties left

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Shirts and ties - TiesNovember 5th 2013

Last few Permanent Style club ties

October 17th 2013

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Last few Permanent Style club ties

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Shirts and ties - TiesOctober 17th 2013

The Permanent Style club tie

October 10th 2013

– NOW SOLD OUT – The Permanent Style club tie is now available to buy on the Drake’s website. The ties are strictly limited to 100 numbered editions and the first 10 will be on sale tonight at the Drake...

The Permanent Style club tie

– NOW SOLD OUT – The Permanent Style club tie is now available to buy on the Drake’s website. The ties are strictly limited to 100 numbered editions and the first 10 will be on sale tonight at the Drake...

Shirts and ties - TiesOctober 10th 2013

How to tie your tie

September 4th 2013

Dear Simon, Ties and their lengths are causing me some problems.
I have bought several ties recently, all from Drake’s, but realise that they are slightly too long. Being 5’6’’ I know I am not t...

How to tie your tie

Dear Simon, Ties and their lengths are causing me some problems.
I have bought several ties recently, all from Drake’s, but realise that they are slightly too long. Being 5’6’’ I know I am not t...

Shirts and ties - TiesSeptember 4th 2013

How to buy a good tie

June 12th 2013

A quality tie has greater lustre, greater life and, perhaps, lends its wearer a greater sense of authority. But it’s not as easy as just spending more money. Made of silk, wrapped around some kind of lining and ...

How to buy a good tie

A quality tie has greater lustre, greater life and, perhaps, lends its wearer a greater sense of authority. But it’s not as easy as just spending more money. Made of silk, wrapped around some kind of lining and ...

Shirts and ties - TiesJune 12th 2013

Reader question: How to wear a bow tie

February 14th 2013

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Reader question: How to wear a bow tie

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Shirts and ties - StyleFebruary 14th 2013

The printing and aesthetics of Drake’s ties

September 7th 2012

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The printing and aesthetics of Drake’s ties

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Shirts and ties - TiesSeptember 7th 2012

Permanent Style x Passaggio Cravatte: regimental ties

August 27th 2012

Following our r ecent project with Italian tiemaker Passaggio Cravatte, I’m pleased to offer the second iteration of this collaboration, focusing on regimental ties. (You can see the samples at the bottom of the po...

Permanent Style x Passaggio Cravatte: regimental ties

Following our r ecent project with Italian tiemaker Passaggio Cravatte, I’m pleased to offer the second iteration of this collaboration, focusing on regimental ties. (You can see the samples at the bottom of the po...

Shirts and ties - TiesAugust 27th 2012

Jeans with a shirt and tie

July 25th 2012

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Jeans with a shirt and tie

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Casual wear - DenimJuly 25th 2012

Passaggio Cravatte ties

June 1st 2012

There isn’t much to the making of a good tie – a slip stitch, good silk – but it’s surprising how few ties there are out there that I rate. Tiny things in cut, design and cloth make a big differen...

Passaggio Cravatte ties

There isn’t much to the making of a good tie – a slip stitch, good silk – but it’s surprising how few ties there are out there that I rate. Tiny things in cut, design and cloth make a big differen...

Shirts and ties - TiesJune 1st 2012

Combining pattern and colour in shirts and ties

April 23rd 2012

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Combining pattern and colour in shirts and ties

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Shirts - Shirts and tiesApril 23rd 2012

Reader question: Looking after ties

April 16th 2012

Dear Simon, Having read with great interest all your articles (over many, many hours – I am a late-comer to your site) I have been amassing information. Now that I have actually started to purchase clothes etc, the...

Reader question: Looking after ties

Dear Simon, Having read with great interest all your articles (over many, many hours – I am a late-comer to your site) I have been amassing information. Now that I have actually started to purchase clothes etc, the...

How to - Reader questionsApril 16th 2012

Sette ties: true seven folds

April 9th 2012

I am asked fairly regularly to review ties, often produced by new, small companies. Ties are, I suppose, quite easy to sell online and the lower costs of doing so makes them an obvious product to start with. But it surpr...

Sette ties: true seven folds

I am asked fairly regularly to review ties, often produced by new, small companies. Ties are, I suppose, quite easy to sell online and the lower costs of doing so makes them an obvious product to start with. But it surpr...

Shirts and ties - TiesApril 9th 2012

A short guide to ties

February 29th 2012

Printed (50oz royal twill)As more men wear ties to work again, it is important to understand the small but important differences between the textures of ties. This is essentially what drives the formality of a tie, and m...

A short guide to ties

Printed (50oz royal twill)As more men wear ties to work again, it is important to understand the small but important differences between the textures of ties. This is essentially what drives the formality of a tie, and m...

Shirts and ties - TiesFebruary 29th 2012

The slip stitch: The secret of a good tie

November 4th 2011

A recent piece in City AM by Permanent Style sung the praises of the slip stitch, and gave some advice on maintennace: article here....

The slip stitch: The secret of a good tie

A recent piece in City AM by Permanent Style sung the praises of the slip stitch, and gave some advice on maintennace: article here....

Shirts and ties - TiesNovember 4th 2011

Going tieless; Hemingway Tailors suit

September 21st 2011

Without a tie, men lose the biggest opportunity to express themselves easily in colour and pattern. But I don’t like wearing a tie every day either. The key if you’re not going to wear a tie is to add accents...

Going tieless; Hemingway Tailors suit

Without a tie, men lose the biggest opportunity to express themselves easily in colour and pattern. But I don’t like wearing a tie every day either. The key if you’re not going to wear a tie is to add accents...

Shirts and ties - StyleSeptember 21st 2011

Suit, Shirt, Tie 1: Pink and green

August 24th 2011

One of my favourite colour combinations is pink and green. The pink here is pale, too pale perhaps to be portrayed accurately in the photo, but it provides a subtle field of colour for green to play on. The green tie, fr...

Suit, Shirt, Tie 1: Pink and green

One of my favourite colour combinations is pink and green. The pink here is pale, too pale perhaps to be portrayed accurately in the photo, but it provides a subtle field of colour for green to play on. The green tie, fr...

Shirts - Shirts and tiesAugust 24th 2011

Naples, Kiton: ties

August 19th 2011

There is one essential to a quality tie: the slip stitch. This is a loose, hand-sewn stitch along the length of the tie, usually finishing in a loop of excess thread at its smaller end. It enables the tie to move along i...

Naples, Kiton: ties

There is one essential to a quality tie: the slip stitch. This is a loose, hand-sewn stitch along the length of the tie, usually finishing in a loop of excess thread at its smaller end. It enables the tie to move along i...

Shirts and ties - TiesAugust 19th 2011

Naples, E Marinella, made to measure tie result

August 12th 2011

The making of my Marinella tie hasn’t quite gone according to plan. When I received it – admittedly very quickly, after little more than a week – the length was correct but it was the standard width at ...

Naples, E Marinella, made to measure tie result

The making of my Marinella tie hasn’t quite gone according to plan. When I received it – admittedly very quickly, after little more than a week – the length was correct but it was the standard width at ...

Shirts and ties - TiesAugust 12th 2011

Naples, E Marinella – made to measure tie

July 27th 2011

It’s easy to be fussy about ties; they are such flimsy things. One can become obsessive about getting the length right, or fiddle with the knot throughout the day. The latter, of course, undermines any impression o...

Naples, E Marinella – made to measure tie

It’s easy to be fussy about ties; they are such flimsy things. One can become obsessive about getting the length right, or fiddle with the knot throughout the day. The latter, of course, undermines any impression o...

Shirts and ties - TiesJuly 27th 2011

Five tips on shirts and ties

July 4th 2011

The combination of suit, shirt and tie that a man selects in the morning is certainly not the most important thing about what he wears. That would be the quality and fit of the articles themselves. But picking good combi...

Five tips on shirts and ties

The combination of suit, shirt and tie that a man selects in the morning is certainly not the most important thing about what he wears. That would be the quality and fit of the articles themselves. But picking good combi...

Shirts - Shirts and tiesJuly 4th 2011

New versions of Sam Cundey’s special red tie

May 2nd 2011

The Henry Poole burgundy that was seen as the lining and overcheck on my DB suit has always been used as the colour for the Sam Cundey special red tie. This year that is being expanded into a full range of ties on the sa...

New versions of Sam Cundey’s special red tie

The Henry Poole burgundy that was seen as the lining and overcheck on my DB suit has always been used as the colour for the Sam Cundey special red tie. This year that is being expanded into a full range of ties on the sa...

Shirts and ties - TiesMay 2nd 2011

Unlined ties at Panta Clothing

June 11th 2010

Ed Morel over at new New York company Panta has started making ties as part of his offering (see prevous post on his superb trousers here) and I received a couple last week. Though the ties are made in New York, they all...

Unlined ties at Panta Clothing

Ed Morel over at new New York company Panta has started making ties as part of his offering (see prevous post on his superb trousers here) and I received a couple last week. Though the ties are made in New York, they all...

Shirts and ties - TiesJune 11th 2010

Options on pockets, and avoiding a tie

May 5th 2010

Gentlemen, the brown, brook or rainbow Esquire April 1935, “Brown, by the way, is a new colour for trout-fishing boots. The notion being that they are much less readily discernible to the fish. Other features of th...

Options on pockets, and avoiding a tie

Gentlemen, the brown, brook or rainbow Esquire April 1935, “Brown, by the way, is a new colour for trout-fishing boots. The notion being that they are much less readily discernible to the fish. Other features of th...

Shirts and ties - TailoringMay 5th 2010

Different ways to give a tie spring

February 5th 2010

A good tie has some form of ‘spring mechanism’ so that, after you have untied it roughly, tugged it out of your collar and hung it up, the mechanism gradually returns it to its natural shape. This is achieved...

Different ways to give a tie spring

A good tie has some form of ‘spring mechanism’ so that, after you have untied it roughly, tugged it out of your collar and hung it up, the mechanism gradually returns it to its natural shape. This is achieved...

Shirts and ties - TiesFebruary 5th 2010

Tie facts from Peckham Rye

February 3rd 2010

Following on from the last, rather popular post on Peckham Rye and Hunter’s founders David Walker and Martin Brighty, here are some more insights from the interview: – When you turn a tie in your hand and it ...

Tie facts from Peckham Rye

Following on from the last, rather popular post on Peckham Rye and Hunter’s founders David Walker and Martin Brighty, here are some more insights from the interview: – When you turn a tie in your hand and it ...

Shirts and ties - TiesFebruary 3rd 2010

Three tips on ties

January 21st 2010

This post refers to ‘three more tips’ because way back in April 2008 I wrote a post called Two Tips on Ties. I think the alliteration rather pleased me at the time. That was a discussion about the best way to...

Three tips on ties

This post refers to ‘three more tips’ because way back in April 2008 I wrote a post called Two Tips on Ties. I think the alliteration rather pleased me at the time. That was a discussion about the best way to...

Shirts and ties - TiesJanuary 21st 2010

Wear a contrast tie with a contrast collar

December 18th 2009

A shirt with cuffs and collar (usually white) that are a different colour to the body is not easy to wear well. Sometimes known as a contrast collar, it is more often worn badly than flatteringly. It should be a slightly...

Wear a contrast tie with a contrast collar

A shirt with cuffs and collar (usually white) that are a different colour to the body is not easy to wear well. Sometimes known as a contrast collar, it is more often worn badly than flatteringly. It should be a slightly...

Shirts and ties - StyleDecember 18th 2009

How a Drake’s tie is sewn

November 23rd 2009

Following up on last week’s post on how the silk for a tie is cut, here’s a demonstration of how it is sewn together. The key to any well-made tie is the slip stitch that runs all the way up its centre. It be...

How a Drake’s tie is sewn

Following up on last week’s post on how the silk for a tie is cut, here’s a demonstration of how it is sewn together. The key to any well-made tie is the slip stitch that runs all the way up its centre. It be...

Shirts and ties - TiesNovember 23rd 2009

Hand-cutting ties at Drake’s

November 13th 2009

Traditional manufacturers often do things a bit differently. It may take more time, and it will probably be more expensive, but they think it’s worth it. On Permanent Style, that’s something I like to celebra...

Hand-cutting ties at Drake’s

Traditional manufacturers often do things a bit differently. It may take more time, and it will probably be more expensive, but they think it’s worth it. On Permanent Style, that’s something I like to celebra...

Shirts and ties - TiesNovember 13th 2009

How my ties were made

November 6th 2009

The men and women at Vanners were kind enough to send me pictures recently of how my bespoke ties were made down in Suffolk. So here they are, with explanatory captions. The three-piece pattern for the tie is laid out on...

How my ties were made

The men and women at Vanners were kind enough to send me pictures recently of how my bespoke ties were made down in Suffolk. So here they are, with explanatory captions. The three-piece pattern for the tie is laid out on...

Shirts and ties - TiesNovember 6th 2009

Confusing seven-fold ties

October 26th 2009

A seven-fold tie doesn’t necessarily have seven folds anymore. That isn’t because of corporate marketing and shortcuts (though the ‘VII fold’ from a certain manufacturer might qualify for that des...

Confusing seven-fold ties

A seven-fold tie doesn’t necessarily have seven folds anymore. That isn’t because of corporate marketing and shortcuts (though the ‘VII fold’ from a certain manufacturer might qualify for that des...

Shirts and ties - TiesOctober 26th 2009

Spotting quality in a tie (at Drake’s)

August 28th 2009

It’s not easy to spot a high-quality tie. Most of the signs that people tell you to look for, such as the loop being sewn in between the folds rather than tacked across, have no real practical benefit. They are jus...

Spotting quality in a tie (at Drake’s)

It’s not easy to spot a high-quality tie. Most of the signs that people tell you to look for, such as the loop being sewn in between the folds rather than tacked across, have no real practical benefit. They are jus...

Shirts and ties - TiesAugust 28th 2009

Navy stripe: The most useful tie

May 11th 2009

From a purely logical standpoint, the most useful tie you will own is a navy-blue club stripe. Followed by a brown or burgundy in the same pattern. The first reason is that a dark tie is more versatile than a pale tie. I...

Navy stripe: The most useful tie

From a purely logical standpoint, the most useful tie you will own is a navy-blue club stripe. Followed by a brown or burgundy in the same pattern. The first reason is that a dark tie is more versatile than a pale tie. I...

Shirts and ties - StyleMay 11th 2009

Evening wear: Why a four-in-hand is better than a r...

February 10th 2009

Aren’t you just sick of celebrities turning up to the Oscars in a four-in-hand tie? A black tie event demands a bow tie. A long tie may be trendier, but this is an outfit steeped in history. History and tradition d...

Evening wear: Why a four-in-hand is better than a r...

Aren’t you just sick of celebrities turning up to the Oscars in a four-in-hand tie? A black tie event demands a bow tie. A long tie may be trendier, but this is an outfit steeped in history. History and tradition d...

Black tie - Shirts and tiesFebruary 10th 2009