Colour, size and drama: How to dress like André Larnyoh

Read MoreAug 18th 2021

André Larnyoh has enviably easy style.  It’s tempting to put this down to his work as an actor, but that would be too simplistic. That training certainly creates “natural physical awareness”, as he puts it, but there’s also fascination w...

Colour, size and drama: How to dress like André Larnyoh

André Larnyoh has enviably easy style.  It’s tempting to put this down to his work as an actor, but that would be too simplistic. That training certainly creates “natural physical awareness”, as he puts it, but there’s also fascination w...

Aug 18th 2021

Reader profile: Niyi

Read MoreApr 26th 2024

By André Larnyoh I’ve known Niyi for three or four years and he’s always someone I’ve learnt from. His style is eclectic: classic menswear brands alongside contemporary fashion, bursts of colour with subdued tones. Yet somehow he always finds ...

Reader profile: Niyi

By André Larnyoh I’ve known Niyi for three or four years and he’s always someone I’ve learnt from. His style is eclectic: classic menswear brands alongside contemporary fashion, bursts of colour with subdued tones. Yet somehow he always finds ...

Apr 26th 2024

How we wear LEJ

Read MoreApr 26th 2023

By Manish Puri with André Larnyoh. Luke Walker is the creative director of the brand LEJ. I still remember the first time I saw him. He was strolling across my local green, wearing faded jeans and a loose shirt that appeared to be somewhat reluctant...

How we wear LEJ

By Manish Puri with André Larnyoh. Luke Walker is the creative director of the brand LEJ. I still remember the first time I saw him. He was strolling across my local green, wearing faded jeans and a loose shirt that appeared to be somewhat reluctant...

Apr 26th 2023

The dilemma of associations

Read MoreOct 28th 2022

By André Larnyoh If you know the photographer Alex Natt (above), you’ll know that he has his own somewhat distinct uniform: a loose oxford shirt, wide jeans or chinos, well-worn cordovan loafers and a baseball cap of some kind. Simple, to the poin...

The dilemma of associations

By André Larnyoh If you know the photographer Alex Natt (above), you’ll know that he has his own somewhat distinct uniform: a loose oxford shirt, wide jeans or chinos, well-worn cordovan loafers and a baseball cap of some kind. Simple, to the poin...

Oct 28th 2022

Cifonelli jacket: Finding a new home for good things

Read MoreJan 31st 2024

One topic I thought it would be good to cover during Dry January was giving away clothes that you found - for whatever reason - no longer worked for you. Finding good homes for good things, essentially.  A good example of this is the suede jacket th...

Cifonelli jacket: Finding a new home for good things

One topic I thought it would be good to cover during Dry January was giving away clothes that you found - for whatever reason - no longer worked for you. Finding good homes for good things, essentially.  A good example of this is the suede jacket th...

Jan 31st 2024

Proportions and high/low: Lessons from womenswear

Read MoreJan 9th 2023

By André Larnyoh The world of women’s fashion is huge. In variety, scope and scale, it towers above menswear. Yet, usually, men keep women’s styling at arm’s length, because it seems so different to what we know, and because it isn’t made fo...

Proportions and high/low: Lessons from womenswear

By André Larnyoh The world of women’s fashion is huge. In variety, scope and scale, it towers above menswear. Yet, usually, men keep women’s styling at arm’s length, because it seems so different to what we know, and because it isn’t made fo...

Jan 9th 2023

My battered Barbour: A rewaxing service to recommend

Read MoreJun 27th 2022

By André Larnyoh When I first got this Barbour jacket, I remember wondering if it was really me. I was around 19, taking all my inspiration from Pinterest boards and The Ivy Handbook. A waxed motorcycle jacket seemed off the beaten track. But it was...

My battered Barbour: A rewaxing service to recommend

By André Larnyoh When I first got this Barbour jacket, I remember wondering if it was really me. I was around 19, taking all my inspiration from Pinterest boards and The Ivy Handbook. A waxed motorcycle jacket seemed off the beaten track. But it was...

Jun 27th 2022

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

Read MoreOct 26th 2022

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look worse than...

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look worse than...

Oct 26th 2022

Sex appeal: Between vulnerability and confidence

Read MoreFeb 28th 2022

*Updated: We've added a couple of images of creators rather than models - Luke and Nicolas* By André Larnyoh Over the Christmas holidays, I was stressing about what to wear to an event where the dress code was ‘cocktail attire’. I exclaimed to f...

Sex appeal: Between vulnerability and confidence

*Updated: We've added a couple of images of creators rather than models - Luke and Nicolas* By André Larnyoh Over the Christmas holidays, I was stressing about what to wear to an event where the dress code was ‘cocktail attire’. I exclaimed to f...

Feb 28th 2022

Cocktail attire: An argument for a new type of evening wear

Read MoreDec 31st 2021

Just before Christmas, I organised a Permanent Style Christmas dinner, to thank a few people that had helped and supported PS in recent years.  We were hosted by Geordie D’Anyers Willis of Berry Bros & Rudd, which was kind of Geordie, and also...

Cocktail attire: An argument for a new type of evening wear

Just before Christmas, I organised a Permanent Style Christmas dinner, to thank a few people that had helped and supported PS in recent years.  We were hosted by Geordie D’Anyers Willis of Berry Bros & Rudd, which was kind of Geordie, and also...

Dec 31st 2021

A Guide To Chambray Shirts - Part Two: Modern Brands

Read MoreApr 21st 2024

By Manish Puri In part one of this guide, I provided a brief history of chambray and why it became the de facto choice for work shirts, before turning my focus to shirts on the market that are reproductions of traditional US work shirt models. In thi...

A Guide To Chambray Shirts - Part Two: Modern Brands

By Manish Puri In part one of this guide, I provided a brief history of chambray and why it became the de facto choice for work shirts, before turning my focus to shirts on the market that are reproductions of traditional US work shirt models. In thi...

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Wearing all black

Read MoreAug 12th 2022

I’ve been playing around with black so much in recent years (note, this is classic menswear - it’s years/decades, not weeks/months) that I thought I’d try out wearing nothing but black.  This was during Pitti at Florence, on a relatively infor...

Wearing all black

I’ve been playing around with black so much in recent years (note, this is classic menswear - it’s years/decades, not weeks/months) that I thought I’d try out wearing nothing but black.  This was during Pitti at Florence, on a relatively infor...

Aug 12th 2022

The Bores jacket from Chato Lufsen: Review

Read MoreNov 11th 2022

By Tony Sylvester Earlier this year, some readers may remember, I joined Simon and photographer Alex Natt on a jaunt to Paris. I spent the day investigating and chasing ghosts of the cult Parisian brand Arnys, visiting with their old designer Dominiq...

The Bores jacket from Chato Lufsen: Review

By Tony Sylvester Earlier this year, some readers may remember, I joined Simon and photographer Alex Natt on a jaunt to Paris. I spent the day investigating and chasing ghosts of the cult Parisian brand Arnys, visiting with their old designer Dominiq...

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Giving to charity: No Man Walks Alone, Covid and Black Lives Matter

Read MoreFeb 17th 2021

Charitable giving: No Man Walks Alone Runners up: The Anthology, Private White VC I was a little surprised by the cynicism of around this award. Clearly, people are seeing more brands than me using charity (at least partly) as a form of marketing....

Giving to charity: No Man Walks Alone, Covid and Black Lives Matter

Charitable giving: No Man Walks Alone Runners up: The Anthology, Private White VC I was a little surprised by the cynicism of around this award. Clearly, people are seeing more brands than me using charity (at least partly) as a form of marketing....

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The Spring Top 10: Fun, paper and lavender

Read MoreApr 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 new ideas...

The Spring Top 10: Fun, paper and lavender

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 new ideas...

Apr 20th 2022

A Guide To Chambray Shirts - Part One: Reproductions

Read MoreApr 10th 2024

By Manish Puri Imagine a Venn diagram with three rings representing quality cloth, construction and design. If you buy an item of clothing that sits in one of those rings you’re still doing better than half the landfill-peddled-as-fashion you’ll ...

A Guide To Chambray Shirts - Part One: Reproductions

By Manish Puri Imagine a Venn diagram with three rings representing quality cloth, construction and design. If you buy an item of clothing that sits in one of those rings you’re still doing better than half the landfill-peddled-as-fashion you’ll ...

Apr 10th 2024

‘Bleu de Travail’ workwear

Read MoreJun 5th 2024

When I covered chore coats about this time last year, I mentioned that there were three major workwear materials that could be interchanged for different looks: blue denim, US-military green and duck-cotton canvas. It could be a Type II jacket with f...

‘Bleu de Travail’ workwear

When I covered chore coats about this time last year, I mentioned that there were three major workwear materials that could be interchanged for different looks: blue denim, US-military green and duck-cotton canvas. It could be a Type II jacket with f...

Jun 5th 2024

A Dad in California: Styling with Davide of Ghiaia

Read MoreNov 28th 2022

In the past year Davide Baroncini, of knitwear brand Ghiaia, has been putting together and posting some looks that really resonate with me.  Comfortable and relaxed, but with a really high taste level, they seem a long way from both the hype-driven ...

A Dad in California: Styling with Davide of Ghiaia

In the past year Davide Baroncini, of knitwear brand Ghiaia, has been putting together and posting some looks that really resonate with me.  Comfortable and relaxed, but with a really high taste level, they seem a long way from both the hype-driven ...

Nov 28th 2022

Chato Lufsen: French vintage and modern recreations

Read MoreAug 22nd 2022

By Tony Sylvester From the kilo stores to the more specialised outlets, Paris is a city with an enviable array of vintage menswear options. This spring, Simon filed reports on two of the best. Le Vif in the 16th, with its highly curated focus on Amer...

Chato Lufsen: French vintage and modern recreations

By Tony Sylvester From the kilo stores to the more specialised outlets, Paris is a city with an enviable array of vintage menswear options. This spring, Simon filed reports on two of the best. Le Vif in the 16th, with its highly curated focus on Amer...

Aug 22nd 2022

Kind of showy: All black jacket and jeans

Read MoreJul 24th 2023

On Permanent Style we’ve always talked about dressing with subtle elegance - clothing that makes the wearer appear simply well dressed. This is still the style I get most pleasure from. It's a matter of good fit, quality materials, and tasteful com...

Kind of showy: All black jacket and jeans

On Permanent Style we’ve always talked about dressing with subtle elegance - clothing that makes the wearer appear simply well dressed. This is still the style I get most pleasure from. It's a matter of good fit, quality materials, and tasteful com...

Jul 24th 2023

Overshirts: Two types, ways to wear, where to buy

Read MoreDec 21st 2022

Continuing our recent discussion of jacket replacements - chores, Tebas, safaris and the like - I've shot two of my favourite overshirts in order to talk about different types, and how they can fit into a wardrobe.  The buffalo-check shirt above is ...

Overshirts: Two types, ways to wear, where to buy

Continuing our recent discussion of jacket replacements - chores, Tebas, safaris and the like - I've shot two of my favourite overshirts in order to talk about different types, and how they can fit into a wardrobe.  The buffalo-check shirt above is ...

Dec 21st 2022

Spring/Summer Top 10 '23: Shirts, shorts and a hairy cardigan

Read MoreApr 28th 2023

It may still be cold outside (in the UK), but it’s late April and time for a write-up of the Spring/Summer pieces I’ve liked from our favourite brands.  If you have any questions about other releases from these brands (or indeed brands not featu...

Spring/Summer Top 10 '23: Shirts, shorts and a hairy cardigan

It may still be cold outside (in the UK), but it’s late April and time for a write-up of the Spring/Summer pieces I’ve liked from our favourite brands.  If you have any questions about other releases from these brands (or indeed brands not featu...

Apr 28th 2023

Introducing: The Finest Polo

Read MoreMay 19th 2021

This knitted polo we’re launching on the PS Shop today is in some ways just a short-sleeved version of the Dartmoor. It has the same finest-in-the-world make (hence the name), the same reinforced collar, and the same top-end merino. It is also, it?...

Introducing: The Finest Polo

This knitted polo we’re launching on the PS Shop today is in some ways just a short-sleeved version of the Dartmoor. It has the same finest-in-the-world make (hence the name), the same reinforced collar, and the same top-end merino. It is also, it?...

May 19th 2021

A collared cardigan under a jacket: Ciardi and Colhay’s

Read MoreMar 9th 2022

In recent weeks I’ve been playing around with this button-through cardigan from Colhay’s.  Initially I was sceptical as to whether I’d ever wear it tucked in - and afraid it was a little lightweight to wear untucked. The same fear put me off t...

A collared cardigan under a jacket: Ciardi and Colhay’s

In recent weeks I’ve been playing around with this button-through cardigan from Colhay’s.  Initially I was sceptical as to whether I’d ever wear it tucked in - and afraid it was a little lightweight to wear untucked. The same fear put me off t...

Mar 9th 2022

Introducing: The tapered T-shirt

Read MoreMar 2nd 2022

I’ve always loved Japanese circular-knitted T-shirts. They have so much body, and such a nice hand compared to regular tees.  By comparison mainstream T-shirts can feel flimsy, almost like underwear.  But the problem, usually, with Japanese tees ...

Introducing: The tapered T-shirt

I’ve always loved Japanese circular-knitted T-shirts. They have so much body, and such a nice hand compared to regular tees.  By comparison mainstream T-shirts can feel flimsy, almost like underwear.  But the problem, usually, with Japanese tees ...

Mar 2nd 2022