My seasonal selection on No Man Walks Alone

December 18th 2016

Earlier this week, No Man Walks Alone published a piece I wrote for them while in New York, selecting my favourite pieces from the stacked shelves of their NY showroom. This is something we started with the Spring/Summer range back in May, and prov...

My seasonal selection on No Man Walks Alone

Earlier this week, No Man Walks Alone published a piece I wrote for them while in New York, selecting my favourite pieces from the stacked shelves of their NY showroom.  This is something we started with the Spring/Sum...

Casual clothing - TrousersDecember 18th 2016

The Permanent Style trunk show

October 14th 2016

Thank you. Thank you so much on my behalf, and more importantly on behalf of the four artisans - who trusted me, and by extension you, to come over to London and do something they'd never done before, in a location they'd never seen before. Because...

The Permanent Style trunk show

Thank you. Thank you so much on my behalf, and more importantly on behalf of the four artisans - who trusted me, and by extension you, to come over to London and do something they'd never done before, in a location the...

Bags - Hanks and scarvesOctober 14th 2016

Cerrato bespoke trousers, Naples

September 21st 2016

Over the past few weeks I've been talking to Neapolitan trouser makers Marco and Massimo Cerrato, and commissioning the pair in cotton drill pictured here. I'm pleased to say that it looks like we have a reliable, good-value maker at a very high qu...

Cerrato bespoke trousers, Naples

Over the past few weeks I've been talking to Neapolitan trouser makers Marco and Massimo Cerrato, and commissioning the pair in cotton drill pictured here.  I'm pleased to say that it looks like we have a reliable, goo...

TrousersSeptember 21st 2016

Permanent Style trunk show: Heurtault, Amoruso, C...

September 7th 2016

I am very proud to say that we have a Permanent Style trunk show organised for October 5th, co-hosted with Gaziano & Girling at their Savile Row store. This has been a good while in the making, particularly as I was keen to bring together: ...

Permanent Style trunk show: Heurtault, Amoruso, C...

I am very proud to say that we have a Permanent Style trunk show organised for October 5th, co-hosted with Gaziano & Girling at their Savile Row store.  This has been a good while in the making, particularly as I w...

Bags - Belts and walletsSeptember 7th 2016

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 pique-cotton shirt made by Luc...

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 pique-co...

Jackets - KnitwearAugust 29th 2016

Why I don’t wear braces

August 24th 2016

Braces (or suspenders) are great. The tension in hanging from the shoulders maintains a smooth, elegant front to trousers. The high-waisted style gives a man longer legs and stops any shirt puffing out between trouser top and the jacket’s wais...

Why I don’t wear braces

Braces (or suspenders) are great. The tension in hanging from the shoulders maintains a smooth, elegant front to trousers. The high-waisted style gives a man longer legs and stops any shirt puffing out between trouser ...

Style - TrousersAugust 24th 2016

Richard James bespoke tailoring

August 12th 2016

Richard James are an interesting name in bespoke tailoring. Better known for ready-to-wear suits and various accessories, they’ve actually had a bespoke operation since they set up – in a small shop at 31 Savile Row – over 20 years...

Richard James bespoke tailoring

Richard James are an interesting name in bespoke tailoring. Better known for ready-to-wear suits and various accessories, they’ve actually had a bespoke operation since they set up – in a small shop at 31 Savile Row...

Jackets - TrousersAugust 12th 2016

Holiday snaps 2016: Linen bomber, cotton trousers...

August 1st 2016

  A brief post today, with some pictures from holiday. Casual but still classic in cut and colour, and catering to the heat. First, above, ‘Dani’ espadrilles from La Portegna. I’m still in two minds about these,...

Holiday snaps 2016: Linen bomber, cotton trousers...

  A brief post today, with some pictures from holiday. Casual but still classic in cut and colour, and catering to the heat. First, above, ‘Dani’ espadrilles from La Portegna. I’m still in two mind...

Casual clothing - Glasses and jewelleryAugust 1st 2016

Trousers to wear with grey jackets – Reader...

May 19th 2016

Hello Simon I am struggling with a lighter grey jacket like in your Caliendo denim post, or a navy jacket. Are they really that versatile to be the top 2 odd jacket colours? (As you mentioned in your oatmeal jacket post.) What are the trouser colou...

Trousers to wear with grey jackets – Reader...

Hello Simon  I am struggling with a lighter grey jacket like in your Caliendo denim post, or a navy jacket. Are they really that versatile to be the top 2 odd jacket colours? (As you mentioned in your oatmeal jacket po...

Jackets - StyleMay 19th 2016

Salvatore Ambrosi trousers – review

February 29th 2016

I began the process of having trousers made by Salva (-tore Ambrosi) just over a year ago. Since then I’ve had two pairs made – in fresco and flannel – and while the quality of the product has been good, the process hasn&...

Salvatore Ambrosi trousers – review

   I began the process of having trousers made by Salva (-tore Ambrosi) just over a year ago. Since then I’ve had two pairs made – in fresco and flannel – and while the quality of the product has been goo...

Shoes - TrousersFebruary 29th 2016

Nineteen of our squares left… (and the virt...

December 28th 2015

There are just 19 of our cashmere squares left – the beautiful collaboration we started a few weeks ago with Begg & Co. The colours have sold pretty evenly, with 9 navy and 10 ‘natural’ (pictured above) remain...

Nineteen of our squares left… (and the virt...

   There are just 19 of our cashmere squares left – the beautiful collaboration we started a few weeks ago with Begg & Co. The colours have sold pretty evenly, with 9 navy and 10 ‘natural’ (pictur...

Shoes - StyleDecember 28th 2015

Stile Latino – from Vincenzo Attolini

September 2nd 2015

I interviewed Vincenzo Attolini (above) back in January. This post is therefore a little late, although the advantage is the clothes will be dropping into shops now, unlike other pieces from trade shows where you have to wait at least six months t...

Stile Latino – from Vincenzo Attolini

   I interviewed Vincenzo Attolini (above) back in January. This post is therefore a little late, although the advantage is the clothes will be dropping into shops now, unlike other pieces from trade shows where you ha...

Coats - TrousersSeptember 2nd 2015

Salvatore Ambrosi bespoke trousers – in London

July 10th 2015

UPDATE : A few people have asked for contact details to make appointments. The event is being hosted by The Armoury – it’s [email protected] and [email protected] (Zach is taking appointments and measurements for Sai...

Salvatore Ambrosi bespoke trousers – in London

  UPDATE : A few people have asked for contact details to make appointments. The event is being hosted by The Armoury – it’s [email protected] and [email protected] (Zach is taking appointments a...

TrousersJuly 10th 2015

The formality of trousers: Reader question

March 9th 2015

Dear Simon, I’ve always been extremes: a worsted wool suit or denim jeans. But having had my first couple of “sports jackets” made I thought it was worth while moving up in the formality stakes with trousers occasionally. I reali...

The formality of trousers: Reader question

   Dear Simon, I’ve always been extremes: a worsted wool suit or denim jeans. But having had my first couple of “sports jackets” made I thought it was worth while moving up in the formality stakes with trousers o...

Reader questions - StyleMarch 9th 2015

Green cotton trousers, photobombed

February 25th 2015

Green cotton trousers – the second part of the three-part commission from Spanish tailors Calvo de Mora. A lovely soft green moleskin from Scabal (Ascona, winter cotton, 501003) with a slightly longer nap. Non-English cloth merchants tend...

Green cotton trousers, photobombed

  Green cotton trousers – the second part of the three-part commission from Spanish tailors Calvo de Mora. A lovely soft green moleskin from Scabal (Ascona, winter cotton, 501003) with a slightly longer nap. Non-...

Shoes - TrousersFebruary 25th 2015

Cordings: quality and integrity, if not luxury

January 2nd 2015

Cordings is a rather special shop. Not for its history, which I know others would focus on, but for its consistent philosophy of quality materials and practical construction. This is not a luxury retailer. The knitwear is of lambswool, not cashmere...

Cordings: quality and integrity, if not luxury

  Cordings is a rather special shop. Not for its history, which I know others would focus on, but for its consistent philosophy of quality materials and practical construction. This is not a luxury retailer. The knitw...

TrousersJanuary 2nd 2015

When we write about… E Tautz

December 3rd 2014

In our last post in this series on new London shops, we looked at how readers – with a natural affinity for fit and materials – could analyse the casual wear offered by Private White VC. In this post we shall do the same for E Tautz, but ...

When we write about… E Tautz

In our last post in this series on new London shops, we looked at how readers – with a natural affinity for fit and materials – could analyse the casual wear offered by Private White VC. In this post we shall do the ...

Coats - StyleDecember 3rd 2014

Trouser colours to wear with odd jackets

March 14th 2014

Men increasingly wear separate jackets and trousers. It is an inevitable result of more casual office wear, and dressing down more generally. But separates are hard. Men are not used to combining them effectively, and although I see more nice jacke...

Trouser colours to wear with odd jackets

  Men increasingly wear separate jackets and trousers. It is an inevitable result of more casual office wear, and dressing down more generally. But separates are hard. Men are not used to combining them effectively, and...

Jackets - StyleMarch 14th 2014

Rota trousers

March 7th 2014

There’s no reason you would have heard of Rota, yet it is one of the best makers of trousers in Italy. A small, family-run company, it has been making nothing but trousers for the past 50 years – largely as a third-party manufacturer. The...

Rota trousers

There’s no reason you would have heard of Rota, yet it is one of the best makers of trousers in Italy. A small, family-run company, it has been making nothing but trousers for the past 50 years – largely as a third-p...

TrousersMarch 7th 2014

New & Lingwood: Colour, collars and capes

October 7th 2013

There are precious few clothing shops anywhere in the world that can still be called ‘destinations’: unique stores that aren’t in every country and every airport, where visiting them is a distinct pleasure of travelling to the city....

New & Lingwood: Colour, collars and capes

There are precious few clothing shops anywhere in the world that can still be called ‘destinations’: unique stores that aren’t in every country and every airport, where visiting them is a distinct pleasure of trave...

TrousersOctober 7th 2013

How high should my trousers be? – Reader qu...

July 10th 2013

Hi Simon: Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful work that you have been doing, it’s really pointed the rest us in the right direction. One thing that I have been rather confused on is how pants should fit for someone with my phys...

How high should my trousers be? – Reader qu...

Hi Simon: Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful work that you have been doing, it’s really pointed the rest us in the right direction. One thing that I have been rather confused on is how pants should ...

Reader questions - TrousersJuly 10th 2013

Jodhpur making

January 4th 2013

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Jodhpur making

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TrousersJanuary 4th 2013

Polo and jodhpurs in Jodhpur

January 2nd 2013

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Polo and jodhpurs in Jodhpur

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TrousersJanuary 2nd 2013

Reader question: pleats

December 19th 2012

D ear Mr. Crompton, I am hoping to follow up quickly on a blog post of yours concerning pleats. I’m having a bespoke suit made up from a Neapolitan tailor, and can’t decide on whether to go with pleats. Do you have any ins...

Reader question: pleats

  D ear Mr. Crompton,   I am hoping to follow up quickly on a blog post of yours concerning pleats.   I’m having a bespoke suit made up from a Neapolitan tailor, and can’t decide on whether to go with plea...

Reader questions - TrousersDecember 19th 2012

Five tips on trousers

July 18th 2011

1. Jeans are great. But wearing them every day is boring. Most importantly, you will never let out the stylish man that lies within if you always wear jeans. Get some variety. The jeans that you do wear should be a raw denim, starting indigo dark and...

Five tips on trousers

1. Jeans are great. But wearing them every day is boring. Most importantly, you will never let out the stylish man that lies within if you always wear jeans. Get some variety. The jeans that you do wear should be a raw d...

TrousersJuly 18th 2011