‘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

L’Ingénieur Chevallier MTO eyewear - and good opticians in general

Read MoreJun 14th 2024

While in Paris at the beginning of the year, I was told about an eyewear brand that was offering something that sits between ready-to-wear and bespoke. That’s a theme, by the way, that I think we'll be returning to  in the second half of this year...

L’Ingénieur Chevallier MTO eyewear - and good opticians in general

While in Paris at the beginning of the year, I was told about an eyewear brand that was offering something that sits between ready-to-wear and bespoke. That’s a theme, by the way, that I think we'll be returning to  in the second half of this year...

Jun 14th 2024

The Valet: Becoming a one-stop shop for clothing care

Read MoreMar 18th 2024

The Valet has become an all-round care and repair location in the past couple of years, which is great for our general push to encourage readers to look after their clothes better. Having started with pressing, then adding dry cleaning and shoe care,...

The Valet: Becoming a one-stop shop for clothing care

The Valet has become an all-round care and repair location in the past couple of years, which is great for our general push to encourage readers to look after their clothes better. Having started with pressing, then adding dry cleaning and shoe care,...

Mar 18th 2024

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

When you buy clothes, what are you paying for?

Read MoreJan 11th 2023

I’m often asked by readers whether a particular piece of clothing is ‘worth it’. Yet the older I get - the further along my clothing journey - the more I realise how subjective this can be.  Also, I’m finding my particular subjectivity is ch...

When you buy clothes, what are you paying for?

I’m often asked by readers whether a particular piece of clothing is ‘worth it’. Yet the older I get - the further along my clothing journey - the more I realise how subjective this can be.  Also, I’m finding my particular subjectivity is ch...

Jan 11th 2023

PS is 15 years old! But what is permanent style?

Read MoreDec 14th 2022

Fifteen years ago today, I was sitting in my office in Playhouse Yard, next to Blackfriars station, writing an article about structured finance transactions.  I remember it was very cold, much like today, though there had been no snow. My seat was a...

PS is 15 years old! But what is permanent style?

Fifteen years ago today, I was sitting in my office in Playhouse Yard, next to Blackfriars station, writing an article about structured finance transactions.  I remember it was very cold, much like today, though there had been no snow. My seat was a...

Dec 14th 2022

Where to buy a RTW double-breasted navy overcoat

Read MoreDec 20th 2023

By Manish Puri Some years back, I was having a drink with my partner, Gemma, and a friend, Nathan, who shared my interest in clothes. Over a few pints and packets of bacon fries we delved deep into matters political and philosophical, before turning...

Where to buy a RTW double-breasted navy overcoat

By Manish Puri Some years back, I was having a drink with my partner, Gemma, and a friend, Nathan, who shared my interest in clothes. Over a few pints and packets of bacon fries we delved deep into matters political and philosophical, before turning...

Dec 20th 2023

Holiday snaps 2022: Illustrating versatile packing

Read MoreAug 17th 2022

In recent weeks you may have noticed comments have not been published quite as quickly as normal. That’s because I’ve been on holiday - in the north of Portugal, where my wife’s family is from.  It’s a beautiful part of the world, quiet and ...

Holiday snaps 2022: Illustrating versatile packing

In recent weeks you may have noticed comments have not been published quite as quickly as normal. That’s because I’ve been on holiday - in the north of Portugal, where my wife’s family is from.  It’s a beautiful part of the world, quiet and ...

Aug 17th 2022

Doek tennis shoes: How great things age

Read MoreOct 19th 2022

I have had these Doek canvas trainers - what could usefully be called tennis shoes - for five years. They have been worn once or twice a week, every week, during that period. So hundreds of times.  With bare feet in the summer, they've occasionally ...

Doek tennis shoes: How great things age

I have had these Doek canvas trainers - what could usefully be called tennis shoes - for five years. They have been worn once or twice a week, every week, during that period. So hundreds of times.  With bare feet in the summer, they've occasionally ...

Oct 19th 2022

Sticking with Yohei: Commissioning black oxfords

Read MoreJun 26th 2023

Readers will be aware that I have become a little sceptical about bespoke shoes in recent years. As I detailed in the article ‘Are bespoke shoes worth it?’ my experiences have been a little patchy, and looking back on 13 years of commissioning, i...

Sticking with Yohei: Commissioning black oxfords

Readers will be aware that I have become a little sceptical about bespoke shoes in recent years. As I detailed in the article ‘Are bespoke shoes worth it?’ my experiences have been a little patchy, and looking back on 13 years of commissioning, i...

Jun 26th 2023

Summer casual chic: Riviera style Part 2

Read MoreJul 12th 2023

I really enjoyed Tony’s evocative piece last week on Riviera style. The image of the rose-coloured hotel with palm trees cooling its flushed façade, in particular, has stayed with me I also thought there was more to explore. Given how challenging ...

Summer casual chic: Riviera style Part 2

I really enjoyed Tony’s evocative piece last week on Riviera style. The image of the rose-coloured hotel with palm trees cooling its flushed façade, in particular, has stayed with me I also thought there was more to explore. Given how challenging ...

Jul 12th 2023

Introducing: The English Tweed overcoat

Read MoreNov 1st 2023

“Oh, that is cosy.” “It's like being wrapped up in a big tweedy blanket.” “I could fall asleep in the corner like this.” I’ve never done a pop-up where I had the sample of a new release for people to try on, and could see their reaction...

Introducing: The English Tweed overcoat

“Oh, that is cosy.” “It's like being wrapped up in a big tweedy blanket.” “I could fall asleep in the corner like this.” I’ve never done a pop-up where I had the sample of a new release for people to try on, and could see their reaction...

Nov 1st 2023

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

Why Ferdinando Caraceni is closing: An interview with Nicoletta Caraceni

Read MoreMar 11th 2024

Ferdinando Caraceni is one of the world's best-regarded bespoke tailors, based in Milan. It has been run since his death in 2004 by Ferdinando's daughter, Nicoletta, and they have made me three jackets over the past 10 years. You can see them and oth...

Why Ferdinando Caraceni is closing: An interview with Nicoletta Caraceni

Ferdinando Caraceni is one of the world's best-regarded bespoke tailors, based in Milan. It has been run since his death in 2004 by Ferdinando's daughter, Nicoletta, and they have made me three jackets over the past 10 years. You can see them and oth...

Mar 11th 2024

Summer Top 10: Polos, more polos, and espadrilles

Read MoreJul 6th 2022

I wasn’t going to do a ‘high summer’ version of our seasonal Top 10. After all, the spring edition back in April included such things as panama hats and boat shoes.  But everyone’s stock has been arriving so late that the intervening months ...

Summer Top 10: Polos, more polos, and espadrilles

I wasn’t going to do a ‘high summer’ version of our seasonal Top 10. After all, the spring edition back in April included such things as panama hats and boat shoes.  But everyone’s stock has been arriving so late that the intervening months ...

Jul 6th 2022

What I pack when I travel - on holiday

Read MoreJul 22nd 2022

A few years ago, I wrote a piece detailing what I packed when I travelled - focused on Naples in wam weather, but with application to colder weather too.  However this was a ‘work’ trip for me. One where I was expected to give a certain impre...

What I pack when I travel - on holiday

A few years ago, I wrote a piece detailing what I packed when I travelled - focused on Naples in wam weather, but with application to colder weather too.  However this was a ‘work’ trip for me. One where I was expected to give a certain impre...

Jul 22nd 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

Seiji McCarthy bespoke shoes: East Meets East

Read MoreSep 23rd 2022

Seiji McCarthy is someone I've wanted to cover on PS ever since we hung out in Tokyo some six years ago. But with no prospect of travelling to Japan soon, I turned to local writer and friend Christopher Berry to visit Seiji and report - on Seiji's Am...

Seiji McCarthy bespoke shoes: East Meets East

Seiji McCarthy is someone I've wanted to cover on PS ever since we hung out in Tokyo some six years ago. But with no prospect of travelling to Japan soon, I turned to local writer and friend Christopher Berry to visit Seiji and report - on Seiji's Am...

Sep 23rd 2022

Sartoria Giuliva and Giuliva Heritage: Inspiration from Gerardo

Read MoreOct 3rd 2022

Gerardo Cavaliere is someone whose style I've admired for a while, but rarely had a chance to talk to for more than a few moments at an event.  While Milad and I were in Rome recently, therefore, I spent some time with Gerardo and his partner Margar...

Sartoria Giuliva and Giuliva Heritage: Inspiration from Gerardo

Gerardo Cavaliere is someone whose style I've admired for a while, but rarely had a chance to talk to for more than a few moments at an event.  While Milad and I were in Rome recently, therefore, I spent some time with Gerardo and his partner Margar...

Oct 3rd 2022

A Day in the Life

Read MoreApr 17th 2023

My day begins around 6:30am, when my three-year-old starts shouting over the monitor that she wants to get up. That’s my job, in the highly organised division-of-labour that is our family life. I have to coax her out of her pyjamas and downstairs f...

A Day in the Life

My day begins around 6:30am, when my three-year-old starts shouting over the monitor that she wants to get up. That’s my job, in the highly organised division-of-labour that is our family life. I have to coax her out of her pyjamas and downstairs f...

Apr 17th 2023

Day in, day out: On uniform dressing and travel

Read MoreFeb 17th 2023

By Emilie Hawtin Developing a personal uniform is a common goal for those that are into clothing, I find. It has the twin benefits of being personal yet easy, distinctive yet versatile. Where some people want depth and variety in their wardrobe, and ...

Day in, day out: On uniform dressing and travel

By Emilie Hawtin Developing a personal uniform is a common goal for those that are into clothing, I find. It has the twin benefits of being personal yet easy, distinctive yet versatile. Where some people want depth and variety in their wardrobe, and ...

Feb 17th 2023

Introducing: The PS Undershirt

Read MoreMar 1st 2023

For the past five years or so, I’ve been wearing Hamilton & Hare’s tubular T-shirts under things.  They’re what I wear underneath knitwear, what I wear under a shirt, even what I sleep in. They’re the best fine-cotton tee I’ve ever wo...

Introducing: The PS Undershirt

For the past five years or so, I’ve been wearing Hamilton & Hare’s tubular T-shirts under things.  They’re what I wear underneath knitwear, what I wear under a shirt, even what I sleep in. They’re the best fine-cotton tee I’ve ever wo...

Mar 1st 2023

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

Read MoreMar 20th 2023

This outfit I wore last week really tickled me - I think primarily for its combination of T-shirt and tailoring.  Working the two together in some way (as in this, perhaps Summer equivalent) is often an effective way to achieve the ‘casual chic’...

Tonal layering with black jeans: Comfy, drapey, easy

This outfit I wore last week really tickled me - I think primarily for its combination of T-shirt and tailoring.  Working the two together in some way (as in this, perhaps Summer equivalent) is often an effective way to achieve the ‘casual chic’...

Mar 20th 2023

Vibram resoling: Rescuing my ‘grail’ Nike ACG hiking boots

Read MoreApr 3rd 2023

By Tony Sylvester. I am sure you too have a full and eclectic ‘Saved Searches’ section on your eBay app. Mine includes everything from rare Barbour jackets to Finnish glassware; old Polo coats to Georgian jewellery. Some are comedic reminders of ...

Vibram resoling: Rescuing my ‘grail’ Nike ACG hiking boots

By Tony Sylvester. I am sure you too have a full and eclectic ‘Saved Searches’ section on your eBay app. Mine includes everything from rare Barbour jackets to Finnish glassware; old Polo coats to Georgian jewellery. Some are comedic reminders of ...

Apr 3rd 2023

The history of New York bespoke tailoring: An introduction with Bruce and Alan

Read MoreApr 19th 2023

* This article is the first in a series that will look at New York bespoke over the years* By Manish Puri. In the 1956 version of the song New York’s My Home, Sammy Davis Jr. is eager to address the crazy rumour that some foolhardy New Yorkers are ...

The history of New York bespoke tailoring: An introduction with Bruce and Alan

* This article is the first in a series that will look at New York bespoke over the years* By Manish Puri. In the 1956 version of the song New York’s My Home, Sammy Davis Jr. is eager to address the crazy rumour that some foolhardy New Yorkers are ...

Apr 19th 2023