How bespoke cowboy boots are made: Lee Miller

Read MoreJun 10th 2013

I wrote last week about Lee Miller, one of the best bespoke cowboy-boot makers in the US. Other than the man himself, my prime interest in talking to Lee was the similarities with bespoke dress shoes. The process, I learnt, is largely the same but wi...

How bespoke cowboy boots are made: Lee Miller

I wrote last week about Lee Miller, one of the best bespoke cowboy-boot makers in the US. Other than the man himself, my prime interest in talking to Lee was the similarities with bespoke dress shoes. The process, I learnt, is largely the same but wi...

Jun 10th 2013

Lee Miller, bespoke bootmaker, Austin

Read MoreJun 5th 2013

Talking to Lee Miller reminds me what I love about craftsmen. He has that mix of sincerity, humility and zeal that you only seem to find in people who must mix the aesthetic and the functional on a daily basis.Lee is a maker of bespoke cowboy boots b...

Lee Miller, bespoke bootmaker, Austin

Talking to Lee Miller reminds me what I love about craftsmen. He has that mix of sincerity, humility and zeal that you only seem to find in people who must mix the aesthetic and the functional on a daily basis.Lee is a maker of bespoke cowboy boots b...

Jun 5th 2013

Roberto Ugolini bespoke boots: Review

Read MoreNov 22nd 2023

I recently had these boots made bespoke by Roberto Ugolini in Florence, and they have turned out very well. I have two reflections about bespoke shoes off the back of them. One is that I am increasingly specific about what I need in terms of fit, and...

Roberto Ugolini bespoke boots: Review

I recently had these boots made bespoke by Roberto Ugolini in Florence, and they have turned out very well. I have two reflections about bespoke shoes off the back of them. One is that I am increasingly specific about what I need in terms of fit, and...

Nov 22nd 2023

Desert boots (and knitwear, and bespoke) at Anglo-Italian 

Read MoreJun 4th 2021

Somehow, Jake and Anglo-Italian manage to keep relatively under the radar here in the UK, despite being one of the few classic-menswear shops keeping that spirit relevant.  Perhaps it’s because they don’t actively seek out mainstream coverage, o...

Desert boots (and knitwear, and bespoke) at Anglo-Italian 

Somehow, Jake and Anglo-Italian manage to keep relatively under the radar here in the UK, despite being one of the few classic-menswear shops keeping that spirit relevant.  Perhaps it’s because they don’t actively seek out mainstream coverage, o...

Jun 4th 2021

Carreducker remote-fitted bespoke boots: Review

Read MoreAug 2nd 2021

I think when craftsmen are doing remote fittings, they err on the safe side.  That’s one consistency I can draw from my online bespoke over the past year.  Whether it’s with WW Chan, Massura or Ferdinando Caraceni in tailoring, Carreducker, Car...

Carreducker remote-fitted bespoke boots: Review

I think when craftsmen are doing remote fittings, they err on the safe side.  That’s one consistency I can draw from my online bespoke over the past year.  Whether it’s with WW Chan, Massura or Ferdinando Caraceni in tailoring, Carreducker, Car...

Aug 2nd 2021

Tim Little: bespoke Chelsea boots

Read MoreDec 17th 2014

 As mentioned back in October, I recently had a pair of bespoke Chelsea boots made by Tim Little – the owner of Grenson shoes, who also runs a smaller label under his own name.I was interested in Tim’s bespoke offering primarily for the cost. At...

Tim Little: bespoke Chelsea boots

 As mentioned back in October, I recently had a pair of bespoke Chelsea boots made by Tim Little – the owner of Grenson shoes, who also runs a smaller label under his own name.I was interested in Tim’s bespoke offering primarily for the cost. At...

Dec 17th 2014

Remote, manufactured bespoke boots from Carreducker 

Read MoreJun 11th 2021

I've known Deborah Carré and James Ducker (below)for many years, having first covered their workshops when they were at Cockpit Arts (those pictures of me and Luke!), then the opening of their service at Gieves & Hawkes, and more recently tried ...

Remote, manufactured bespoke boots from Carreducker 

I've known Deborah Carré and James Ducker (below)for many years, having first covered their workshops when they were at Cockpit Arts (those pictures of me and Luke!), then the opening of their service at Gieves & Hawkes, and more recently tried ...

Jun 11th 2021

Beautiful semi-bespoke boots from Rivolta

Read MoreJul 19th 2010

Back in October last year I was introduced to a new/old shoe brand called Rivolta. A Milanese name that goes back to the 1880s, it was forced to close down in the seventies, only to be restarted last year with an interesting twist – they proposed t...

Beautiful semi-bespoke boots from Rivolta

Back in October last year I was introduced to a new/old shoe brand called Rivolta. A Milanese name that goes back to the 1880s, it was forced to close down in the seventies, only to be restarted last year with an interesting twist – they proposed t...

Jul 19th 2010

Would you (could you) wear a cowboy boot?

Read MoreFeb 16th 2022

A friend once told me that he gets a kick out of finding an unusual piece of menswear, and working out a way to wear it. Like a challenge: how can he make this esoteric bit of clothing wearable.  I’ve never really taken that approach to clothes. H...

Would you (could you) wear a cowboy boot?

A friend once told me that he gets a kick out of finding an unusual piece of menswear, and working out a way to wear it. Like a challenge: how can he make this esoteric bit of clothing wearable.  I’ve never really taken that approach to clothes. H...

Feb 16th 2022

Reader profile: Sebastian

Read MoreNov 24th 2023

Sebastian has an interesting story - a clothing story with distinct phases. He’s a long-term reader (just over 10 years) and has worn many different styles, many different brands. But he's another PS reader in essence - always a little similar to t...

Reader profile: Sebastian

Sebastian has an interesting story - a clothing story with distinct phases. He’s a long-term reader (just over 10 years) and has worn many different styles, many different brands. But he's another PS reader in essence - always a little similar to t...

Nov 24th 2023

Expressing yourself: How to dress like Milad Abedi

Read MoreFeb 15th 2023

The photographer Milad Abedi is someone whose style I've liked for a long time, but in a quiet way. Whenever we’ve shot together I’ve been interested in what he’s wearing and found something I liked, but he wasn’t the first person I thought...

Expressing yourself: How to dress like Milad Abedi

The photographer Milad Abedi is someone whose style I've liked for a long time, but in a quiet way. Whenever we’ve shot together I’ve been interested in what he’s wearing and found something I liked, but he wasn’t the first person I thought...

Feb 15th 2023

Wythe, Bally, P Johnson: A/W 2023 highlights 

Read MoreNov 3rd 2023

Some old, some new in this year’s round-up of Autumn/Winter products. These articles are a nice way to mention brands on the edge of our radar (Bally) as well as to discuss new releases from favourites that wouldn’t otherwise get a full article (...

Wythe, Bally, P Johnson: A/W 2023 highlights 

Some old, some new in this year’s round-up of Autumn/Winter products. These articles are a nice way to mention brands on the edge of our radar (Bally) as well as to discuss new releases from favourites that wouldn’t otherwise get a full article (...

Nov 3rd 2023

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...

Apr 21st 2024

Paris: A menswear shopping guide - 2024 update

Read MoreMay 10th 2024

Quite a lot has changed in the five years since we last updated this Paris shopping guide (and yes, I know just as much as changed elsewhere - we will also update the others!).  Kenjiro Suzuki has left, the Viaduc des Arts has drifted, and the ex...

Paris: A menswear shopping guide - 2024 update

Quite a lot has changed in the five years since we last updated this Paris shopping guide (and yes, I know just as much as changed elsewhere - we will also update the others!).  Kenjiro Suzuki has left, the Viaduc des Arts has drifted, and the ex...

May 10th 2024

Parker Boot Company: Roper boots review

Read MoreJun 5th 2023

These are my finished western boots from Parker Boot Company in Houston, Texas. I’ve had them for a while now, but various other things (mostly Japan) have got in the way of coverage.  As I wrote in my first article on Zephan Parker - ‘Would you...

Parker Boot Company: Roper boots review

These are my finished western boots from Parker Boot Company in Houston, Texas. I’ve had them for a while now, but various other things (mostly Japan) have got in the way of coverage.  As I wrote in my first article on Zephan Parker - ‘Would you...

Jun 5th 2023

The Apres Ski boots from Ludwig Reiter: A Review

Read MoreDec 23rd 2022

By Tony Sylvester. I used to travel to Oslo regularly for a decade or so. A beautiful city, but not one abundant with window shopping options for those interested in menswear. One of the exceptions was Cavour; slap bang in the well-heeled part of tow...

The Apres Ski boots from Ludwig Reiter: A Review

By Tony Sylvester. I used to travel to Oslo regularly for a decade or so. A beautiful city, but not one abundant with window shopping options for those interested in menswear. One of the exceptions was Cavour; slap bang in the well-heeled part of tow...

Dec 23rd 2022

Bocache & Salvucci, Rome: Bespoke shoes and much else 

Read MoreAug 19th 2022

Bocache & Salvucci was a bit of a surprise when I visited last month.  I’d come across the shoemaker at Jean-Manuel Moreau, in Paris, and had assumed that in Rome I would find a small (because relatively unknown) bespoke craftsman.  What I ac...

Bocache & Salvucci, Rome: Bespoke shoes and much else 

Bocache & Salvucci was a bit of a surprise when I visited last month.  I’d come across the shoemaker at Jean-Manuel Moreau, in Paris, and had assumed that in Rome I would find a small (because relatively unknown) bespoke craftsman.  What I ac...

Aug 19th 2022

Manish's five bespoke lessons: Working with a tailor

Read MoreNov 29th 2023

By Manish Puri I’ve been commissioning made-to-measure and bespoke garments for six years.  In any other sphere, that amount of experience might qualify me as an expert. So, it’s telling about the nature of bespoke - the slow production times, ...

Manish's five bespoke lessons: Working with a tailor

By Manish Puri I’ve been commissioning made-to-measure and bespoke garments for six years.  In any other sphere, that amount of experience might qualify me as an expert. So, it’s telling about the nature of bespoke - the slow production times, ...

Nov 29th 2023

A. Marchesan, Stockholm: Curated Period Menswear

Read MoreApr 8th 2024

By Manish Puri There’s not exactly a shortage of quality secondhand and vintage stores in Stockholm. Take a stroll along Hornsgatan for example - a busy road running through the Södermalm neighbourhood - and within just a few hundred metres you’...

A. Marchesan, Stockholm: Curated Period Menswear

By Manish Puri There’s not exactly a shortage of quality secondhand and vintage stores in Stockholm. Take a stroll along Hornsgatan for example - a busy road running through the Södermalm neighbourhood - and within just a few hundred metres you’...

Apr 8th 2024

Seven levels of formality

Read MoreMay 4th 2017

Understanding formality is a cornerstone of dressing well.  Only when you understand that flannel is more casual than worsted, and a derby more casual than an oxford, can you begin to understand the impression clothes create - and how to put appropr...

Seven levels of formality

Understanding formality is a cornerstone of dressing well.  Only when you understand that flannel is more casual than worsted, and a derby more casual than an oxford, can you begin to understand the impression clothes create - and how to put appropr...

May 4th 2017

How great things age: Nicoletta’s 50-year-old jacket

Read MoreNov 30th 2020

In the coming months I will be writing more posts again in our ‘How great things age’ series, which aims to illustrate the beauty of quality clothing over time.  Basically, it’s an antidote to the new clothing that it’s much easier to wri...

How great things age: Nicoletta’s 50-year-old jacket

In the coming months I will be writing more posts again in our ‘How great things age’ series, which aims to illustrate the beauty of quality clothing over time.  Basically, it’s an antidote to the new clothing that it’s much easier to wri...

Nov 30th 2020

Being yourself: How to dress like Gianluca Migliarotti

Read MoreJul 21st 2021

Scrolling through the swathes of social media, I recently came across the image below of friend Gianluca Migliarotti - the filmmaker and co-founder of Pommella and PML. For me, it encapsulated everything I love about Gianluca’s style. He is smar...

Being yourself: How to dress like Gianluca Migliarotti

Scrolling through the swathes of social media, I recently came across the image below of friend Gianluca Migliarotti - the filmmaker and co-founder of Pommella and PML. For me, it encapsulated everything I love about Gianluca’s style. He is smar...

Jul 21st 2021

Wythe: Tasteful and accessible Americana

Read MoreNov 27th 2023

Peter Middleton is an affable Texan with a real passion for fabrics. We talked previously for a PS piece on Navajo rugs, and also for an article about the design side of Ralph Lauren, where Peter (above, right) worked in fabric research. But when we ...

Wythe: Tasteful and accessible Americana

Peter Middleton is an affable Texan with a real passion for fabrics. We talked previously for a PS piece on Navajo rugs, and also for an article about the design side of Ralph Lauren, where Peter (above, right) worked in fabric research. But when we ...

Nov 27th 2023

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

Read MoreSep 28th 2022

The cut and contours of this, the PS Donegal Coat, will be familiar to most readers. So I’ll focus on the colour to begin with.  This is our navy iteration, and it is primarily a large, 3x3 herringbone weave that alternates between navy and black....

Introducing: The navy Donegal Coat

The cut and contours of this, the PS Donegal Coat, will be familiar to most readers. So I’ll focus on the colour to begin with.  This is our navy iteration, and it is primarily a large, 3x3 herringbone weave that alternates between navy and black....

Sep 28th 2022

Reader profile: Tim

Read MoreAug 10th 2022

Tim owns an antique luggage and travel accessories shop, and spends a lot of his time either in the store or on the road sourcing. His clothes are eminently practical, but they also speak of a love of old things, including all second-hand clothing. ...

Reader profile: Tim

Tim owns an antique luggage and travel accessories shop, and spends a lot of his time either in the store or on the road sourcing. His clothes are eminently practical, but they also speak of a love of old things, including all second-hand clothing. ...

Aug 10th 2022