Reader profile: Patrick

Read MoreMay 4th 2022

Patrick Dawson is a retired news correspondent, now living in London. During his career he worked for ABC, CNN and NBC and covered the Balkans War from Kosovo, the Gulf War from Kuwait, and was the first NBC correspondent on the ground during 9/11. H...

Reader profile: Patrick

Patrick Dawson is a retired news correspondent, now living in London. During his career he worked for ABC, CNN and NBC and covered the Balkans War from Kosovo, the Gulf War from Kuwait, and was the first NBC correspondent on the ground during 9/11. H...

May 4th 2022

Reader profile: Andy

Read MoreMar 25th 2022

This is Andy. A long-time reader and customer, Andy had led, shall we say, an interesting life. Currently a hydrographic surveyor, he has also been a pilot, a mountaineer, and dabbles as a model (fashion and life).  He is passionate about clothing, ...

Reader profile: Andy

This is Andy. A long-time reader and customer, Andy had led, shall we say, an interesting life. Currently a hydrographic surveyor, he has also been a pilot, a mountaineer, and dabbles as a model (fashion and life).  He is passionate about clothing, ...

Mar 25th 2022

Reader profile: Mattia

Read MoreJan 17th 2022

I met Mattia during our recent pop-up shop on Savile Row. A Permanent Style reader, he is also a fashion student, which gives him an interesting perspective on classic menswear.  I enjoyed talking to him, and his friends, about their studies and the...

Reader profile: Mattia

I met Mattia during our recent pop-up shop on Savile Row. A Permanent Style reader, he is also a fashion student, which gives him an interesting perspective on classic menswear.  I enjoyed talking to him, and his friends, about their studies and the...

Jan 17th 2022

Reader profile: Ben

Read MoreDec 10th 2021

I’ve known Ben for a long time now. He worked round the corner from me during my journalism days, and we were both customers of visiting artisans like Elia Caliendo and Simone Abbarchi. We even did a shoot together for Elia years ago. Ben and I hav...

Reader profile: Ben

I’ve known Ben for a long time now. He worked round the corner from me during my journalism days, and we were both customers of visiting artisans like Elia Caliendo and Simone Abbarchi. We even did a shoot together for Elia years ago. Ben and I hav...

Dec 10th 2021

Reader profile: David

Read MoreSep 24th 2021

This is the second in our series of articles meeting, and questioning, Permanent Style readers. The first profiled Manish, who enthused about Russian watches and recommended that readers should start building a wardrobe with good trousers. It's worth...

Reader profile: David

This is the second in our series of articles meeting, and questioning, Permanent Style readers. The first profiled Manish, who enthused about Russian watches and recommended that readers should start building a wardrobe with good trousers. It's worth...

Sep 24th 2021

Reader Profile: Andrew

Read MoreOct 27th 2021

This is the third in our series of articles meeting, and questioning, Permanent Style readers. The first profiled Manish, who enthused about Russian watches and recommended that readers should start building a wardrobe with good trousers. And the sec...

Reader Profile: Andrew

This is the third in our series of articles meeting, and questioning, Permanent Style readers. The first profiled Manish, who enthused about Russian watches and recommended that readers should start building a wardrobe with good trousers. And the sec...

Oct 27th 2021

Reader profile: Daniel

Read MoreFeb 14th 2022

Meet Daniel. A regular at the pop-up shop, and a man who knows more about wine glasses than you’d care to ask.  It’s fair to say that Daniel appreciates good clothes, and knows what styles he likes. But he doesn’t obsess about it. He's more li...

Reader profile: Daniel

Meet Daniel. A regular at the pop-up shop, and a man who knows more about wine glasses than you’d care to ask.  It’s fair to say that Daniel appreciates good clothes, and knows what styles he likes. But he doesn’t obsess about it. He's more li...

Feb 14th 2022

Reader profile: Manish

Read MoreAug 23rd 2021

Sometimes I feel a bit envious of brands holding trunk shows, because they meet so many more PS readers than I do.  I see people at occasional events, and of course the pop-ups once or twice a year, but that's about it.  So one of the nice things a...

Reader profile: Manish

Sometimes I feel a bit envious of brands holding trunk shows, because they meet so many more PS readers than I do.  I see people at occasional events, and of course the pop-ups once or twice a year, but that's about it.  So one of the nice things a...

Aug 23rd 2021

Be open minded. Or, what is style?

Read MoreSep 3rd 2021

I believe that core to understanding clothes, and perhaps even to enjoying them, is appreciating styles that are not your own.  If you can’t, it closes you off to dozens of ideas - something as simple as the shape of a sleeve, or a colour combinat...

Be open minded. Or, what is style?

I believe that core to understanding clothes, and perhaps even to enjoying them, is appreciating styles that are not your own.  If you can’t, it closes you off to dozens of ideas - something as simple as the shape of a sleeve, or a colour combinat...

Sep 3rd 2021

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part two, brands

Read MoreDec 15th 2021

By Manish Puri "In part one of this guide, we discussed the general styles and constructions of Shetland jumpers, which I hope helped provide context for which jumper is right for you and why. Now that you’ve eaten your metaphorical vegetables, you...

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part two, brands

By Manish Puri "In part one of this guide, we discussed the general styles and constructions of Shetland jumpers, which I hope helped provide context for which jumper is right for you and why. Now that you’ve eaten your metaphorical vegetables, you...

Dec 15th 2021

Why I'm wearing more belts

Read MoreJan 5th 2022

In recent months I’ve been wearing belts more often, after years of hardly doing so at all.  I never wore them with tailoring, preferring the clean, elegant look of an unfettered waistband with side adjustors.  And I didn’t even wear them with ...

Why I'm wearing more belts

In recent months I’ve been wearing belts more often, after years of hardly doing so at all.  I never wore them with tailoring, preferring the clean, elegant look of an unfettered waistband with side adjustors.  And I didn’t even wear them with ...

Jan 5th 2022

Double denim - in new Anthology tweed jacket

Read MoreJan 19th 2022

Denim shirts can often be the saviour of classic menswear - adding an obvious casual, even democratic touch to tailoring.  But when should you wear a denim shirt with jeans? When put on what is sometimes snidely, sometimes admiringly, referred to as...

Double denim - in new Anthology tweed jacket

Denim shirts can often be the saviour of classic menswear - adding an obvious casual, even democratic touch to tailoring.  But when should you wear a denim shirt with jeans? When put on what is sometimes snidely, sometimes admiringly, referred to as...

Jan 19th 2022

My favourite clothes ever: Awards 2022

Read MoreJan 31st 2022

I have to say, I was really pleased with the reaction to this year’s PS Awards, which were set out here two weeks ago. It’s always nerve-wracking changing the format of a popular series, but after almost 1000 product recommendations from readers,...

My favourite clothes ever: Awards 2022

I have to say, I was really pleased with the reaction to this year’s PS Awards, which were set out here two weeks ago. It’s always nerve-wracking changing the format of a popular series, but after almost 1000 product recommendations from readers,...

Jan 31st 2022