Video: Tony Sylvester, style and subcultures

Read MoreSep 19th 2022

Can subcultures ever exist in this century the way they did in the last? Why are logos better on some clothes than others? Why do French men dress like happy Englishmen?  When I introduced this talk with Tony Sylvester I promised a wide ranging mens...

Video: Tony Sylvester, style and subcultures

Can subcultures ever exist in this century the way they did in the last? Why are logos better on some clothes than others? Why do French men dress like happy Englishmen?  When I introduced this talk with Tony Sylvester I promised a wide ranging mens...

Sep 19th 2022

A guide to corduroy: Colours, wales, fibres, bunches

Read MoreNov 9th 2022

I’ve been buying and wearing more corduroy in recent years - including the new dark-brown jacket above, from Sartoria Ciardi.  I think the reason is that if you’re not dressing for a formal office, worsted is likely to feel out of place; flannel...

A guide to corduroy: Colours, wales, fibres, bunches

I’ve been buying and wearing more corduroy in recent years - including the new dark-brown jacket above, from Sartoria Ciardi.  I think the reason is that if you’re not dressing for a formal office, worsted is likely to feel out of place; flannel...

Nov 9th 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...

Nov 11th 2022

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

Come to a talk with Tony - and other things coming up

Read MoreAug 15th 2022

Over the next few months there will a handful of PS events and talks, which will hopefully provide some nice opportunities for us to get together after the long summer, and lead to some stimulating conversation.  The first of these is in three weeks...

Come to a talk with Tony - and other things coming up

Over the next few months there will a handful of PS events and talks, which will hopefully provide some nice opportunities for us to get together after the long summer, and lead to some stimulating conversation.  The first of these is in three weeks...

Aug 15th 2022

What is French Ivy?

Read MoreMay 31st 2021

By Tony Sylvester “A few years back, I posted a photo of Paul Weller on my Instagram (above). It was taken in 1984 in his Style Council era, where much to the consternation of the Mod faithful, he was constantly tinkering with his attire - alienati...

What is French Ivy?

By Tony Sylvester “A few years back, I posted a photo of Paul Weller on my Instagram (above). It was taken in 1984 in his Style Council era, where much to the consternation of the Mod faithful, he was constantly tinkering with his attire - alienati...

May 31st 2021

Our next talk - with Edward Sexton on December 12th

Read MoreNov 13th 2022

These talks - well, interviews - at Mortimer House seem to be going down really well. We've done two now, with Tony Sylvester and Ethan Newton, and the film of Ethan's interview will be up on Monday. There are some really interesting points in it and...

Our next talk - with Edward Sexton on December 12th

These talks - well, interviews - at Mortimer House seem to be going down really well. We've done two now, with Tony Sylvester and Ethan Newton, and the film of Ethan's interview will be up on Monday. There are some really interesting points in it and...

Nov 13th 2022

The Merchant Fox: All the casual jackets reviewed

Read MoreJan 23rd 2023

By Manish Puri In between short walks to the kitchen to restock on mince pies and watching Home Alone for the 83rd time (this genuinely may be an understatement), the festive period offers a singular opportunity to contemplate weighty matters concern...

The Merchant Fox: All the casual jackets reviewed

By Manish Puri In between short walks to the kitchen to restock on mince pies and watching Home Alone for the 83rd time (this genuinely may be an understatement), the festive period offers a singular opportunity to contemplate weighty matters concern...

Jan 23rd 2023

Video: Ethan Newton, his style and the evolution of Bryceland's

Read MoreNov 14th 2022

It's easy to forget that when Bryceland's first started, the idea was just to do tailoring. Six and half years later, on the eve of opening his third shop in London, Ethan Newton reflects with me on how far he and the brand have come. Hear how he thi...

Video: Ethan Newton, his style and the evolution of Bryceland's

It's easy to forget that when Bryceland's first started, the idea was just to do tailoring. Six and half years later, on the eve of opening his third shop in London, Ethan Newton reflects with me on how far he and the brand have come. Hear how he thi...

Nov 14th 2022

Black tie among friends

Read MoreOct 22nd 2021

By Tony Sylvester A couple of weekends ago, at the invitation of photographer Jamie Ferguson and writer Aleks Cvetkovic, a few friends got together for a weekend away in the Devonshire countryside. Obviously, social invitations and jaunts out and a...

Black tie among friends

By Tony Sylvester A couple of weekends ago, at the invitation of photographer Jamie Ferguson and writer Aleks Cvetkovic, a few friends got together for a weekend away in the Devonshire countryside. Obviously, social invitations and jaunts out and a...

Oct 22nd 2021

A hoarder reformed: Downsizing my wardrobe

Read MoreOct 1st 2021

By Tony Sylvester For the first time in a long time, I find myself in a particular clothing predicament: having spent the past few years in the same home, a move is imminent. While the change is welcome for many reasons, one of the obstacles is parin...

A hoarder reformed: Downsizing my wardrobe

By Tony Sylvester For the first time in a long time, I find myself in a particular clothing predicament: having spent the past few years in the same home, a move is imminent. While the change is welcome for many reasons, one of the obstacles is parin...

Oct 1st 2021

Artists’ clothing: Comfortable, practical, modern

Read MoreAug 6th 2021

By Tony Sylvester Sitting down to write today, I am wearing my favourite recent piece of clothing. Brand new from Bryceland’s, the knee-length linen Farmer’s Smock (below) might be a bit of a departure from what you expect from the design team of...

Artists’ clothing: Comfortable, practical, modern

By Tony Sylvester Sitting down to write today, I am wearing my favourite recent piece of clothing. Brand new from Bryceland’s, the knee-length linen Farmer’s Smock (below) might be a bit of a departure from what you expect from the design team of...

Aug 6th 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

Spring/Summer Top 10: Chores, shirts and sweats

Read MoreApr 30th 2021

1. Drake’s bright-red suede chore jacket £1195 I’ve been asked a few times over the years about these suede chore jackets from Drake’s. Personally I tend to prefer blouson styles, and chore coats in cottons, particularly vintage ones. But sinc...

Spring/Summer Top 10: Chores, shirts and sweats

1. Drake’s bright-red suede chore jacket £1195 I’ve been asked a few times over the years about these suede chore jackets from Drake’s. Personally I tend to prefer blouson styles, and chore coats in cottons, particularly vintage ones. But sinc...

Apr 30th 2021

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

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

Dominique Lelys and Artumes: Taking on the spirit of Arnys

Read MoreJun 20th 2022

By Tony Sylvester Roughly three years ago I wrote a piece for the Drake’s in-house magazine Common Thread. Given a free rein on any subject I wanted to talk about, I’d started ruminating on the similarities between French and English style, one o...

Dominique Lelys and Artumes: Taking on the spirit of Arnys

By Tony Sylvester Roughly three years ago I wrote a piece for the Drake’s in-house magazine Common Thread. Given a free rein on any subject I wanted to talk about, I’d started ruminating on the similarities between French and English style, one o...

Jun 20th 2022

The colour fallacy

Read MoreDec 27th 2021

By Tony Sylvester This Autumn past, I took my first trip since before Covid. A short flight to Copenhagen, a city I know well. A very brief holiday, it served as a primer of sorts; a way to ease back into the idea of travel.  Everything was familiar...

The colour fallacy

By Tony Sylvester This Autumn past, I took my first trip since before Covid. A short flight to Copenhagen, a city I know well. A very brief holiday, it served as a primer of sorts; a way to ease back into the idea of travel.  Everything was familiar...

Dec 27th 2021

How relevant is 80s Armani?

Read MoreJul 2nd 2021

By Tony Sylvester It might seem counterintuitive to be talking about past fads or subcultures on a platform named Permanent Style. But while it is certainly admirable for a man to build a wardrobe around the timeless and perennial, it would be foolis...

How relevant is 80s Armani?

By Tony Sylvester It might seem counterintuitive to be talking about past fads or subcultures on a platform named Permanent Style. But while it is certainly admirable for a man to build a wardrobe around the timeless and perennial, it would be foolis...

Jul 2nd 2021

Our next talk in London: Ethan Newton, October 25th

Read MoreSep 27th 2022

Our last evening talk with Tony Sylvester was so fun that we have a second one lined up - with Ethan Newton on Tuesday, October 25th.  The Bryceland's founder is only in London for a few weeks, but we've found a date and will be in the same space as...

Our next talk in London: Ethan Newton, October 25th

Our last evening talk with Tony Sylvester was so fun that we have a second one lined up - with Ethan Newton on Tuesday, October 25th.  The Bryceland's founder is only in London for a few weeks, but we've found a date and will be in the same space as...

Sep 27th 2022

People to follow: Lesser-known Instagram accounts

Read MoreMar 7th 2022

The search function on Instagram can be a bit useless.  No matter how many great, quality brands I engage with, most of what IG pushes at me is men in suits so tight they can barely breathe, and people doing silly stunts. Far more useful, often, is ...

People to follow: Lesser-known Instagram accounts

The search function on Instagram can be a bit useless.  No matter how many great, quality brands I engage with, most of what IG pushes at me is men in suits so tight they can barely breathe, and people doing silly stunts. Far more useful, often, is ...

Mar 7th 2022

The work of Fred Nieddu, 'Taillour'

Read MoreOct 4th 2021

Fred Nieddu (above) recently set up on his own under the name ‘taillour’ (an Old French term for tailor), having previously been the bespoke cutter at Timothy Everest in London. However, chances are you will have seen Fred’s work around for a ...

The work of Fred Nieddu, 'Taillour'

Fred Nieddu (above) recently set up on his own under the name ‘taillour’ (an Old French term for tailor), having previously been the bespoke cutter at Timothy Everest in London. However, chances are you will have seen Fred’s work around for a ...

Oct 4th 2021

Brut Archives, Paris: Evolving vintage

Read MoreMay 30th 2022

Brut is an interesting French brand, and store. Since it was founded by Paul Ben Chemhoun (below) in 2012, it has evolved from a vintage shop, into a home for rescued and reworked clothing, and now its own brand.  When I visited earlier this year wi...

Brut Archives, Paris: Evolving vintage

Brut is an interesting French brand, and store. Since it was founded by Paul Ben Chemhoun (below) in 2012, it has evolved from a vintage shop, into a home for rescued and reworked clothing, and now its own brand.  When I visited earlier this year wi...

May 30th 2022

The pop-up is back! With Bryceland's and more

Read MoreOct 8th 2021

*UPDATE: Just to clarify, anything that is not available as stock in the shop, and so has to be shipped to a visiting reader from either PS or Bryceland's, will have free shipping. So no extra charge there. Thanks* Some readers might have already see...

The pop-up is back! With Bryceland's and more

*UPDATE: Just to clarify, anything that is not available as stock in the shop, and so has to be shipped to a visiting reader from either PS or Bryceland's, will have free shipping. So no extra charge there. Thanks* Some readers might have already see...

Oct 8th 2021

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