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

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

The Bores jacket: My Fox version

Read MoreJun 12th 2023

The Bores jacket from Chato Lufsen has been covered on PS before - it was reviewed by contributor Tony Sylvester in November last year.  But seeing that jacket in person made me reconsider the style, and then when Christophe of Chato Lufsen - who ma...

The Bores jacket: My Fox version

The Bores jacket from Chato Lufsen has been covered on PS before - it was reviewed by contributor Tony Sylvester in November last year.  But seeing that jacket in person made me reconsider the style, and then when Christophe of Chato Lufsen - who ma...

Jun 12th 2023

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

Pitti A/W 2023: Too many negronis, too few makers

Read MoreFeb 3rd 2023

By Tony Sylvester It’s been three long years since I last shuffled along the cobbled streets of Florence, winding my way to the Fortezza Da Basso, the medieval castle that hosts Pitti Uomo, the international menswear trade fair. Without stating the...

Pitti A/W 2023: Too many negronis, too few makers

By Tony Sylvester It’s been three long years since I last shuffled along the cobbled streets of Florence, winding my way to the Fortezza Da Basso, the medieval castle that hosts Pitti Uomo, the international menswear trade fair. Without stating the...

Feb 3rd 2023

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

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

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

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

Rapid multiple borrowings: Riviera style today  

Read MoreJun 30th 2023

By Tony Sylvester. “On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud, rose-colored hotel. Deferential palms cool its flushed façade, and before it stretches a short dazzli...

Rapid multiple borrowings: Riviera style today  

By Tony Sylvester. “On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud, rose-colored hotel. Deferential palms cool its flushed façade, and before it stretches a short dazzli...

Jun 30th 2023

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

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

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

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 PS talks are back - with Luke Walker of LEJ

Read MoreAug 28th 2023

A new season of talks is starting this Autumn, following the same format as the four we held last year - with Ethan Newton, Tony Sylvester, Jamie Ferguson and Rubato. The evenings at Mortimer House were immensely enjoyable, with around 50 readers gat...

The PS talks are back - with Luke Walker of LEJ

A new season of talks is starting this Autumn, following the same format as the four we held last year - with Ethan Newton, Tony Sylvester, Jamie Ferguson and Rubato. The evenings at Mortimer House were immensely enjoyable, with around 50 readers gat...

Aug 28th 2023

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

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

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

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: Jamie Ferguson on photography and style

Read MoreFeb 20th 2023

This was really fun. I guess it’s always easier interviewing someone you know well, but there’s also a temptation there to just chat - to forget the perhaps more significant topics you had wanted to discuss.  I think we got a nice balance. Th...

Video: Jamie Ferguson on photography and style

This was really fun. I guess it’s always easier interviewing someone you know well, but there’s also a temptation there to just chat - to forget the perhaps more significant topics you had wanted to discuss.  I think we got a nice balance. Th...

Feb 20th 2023

Video: Carl and Oliver of Rubato, in conversation

Read MoreApr 21st 2023

One of the things I enjoy about this series is the way each conversation drifts onto grander topics. Even though many of the people are similar, and the questions don’t vary too much, we always end up discussing abstract, interesting ideas.  With ...

Video: Carl and Oliver of Rubato, in conversation

One of the things I enjoy about this series is the way each conversation drifts onto grander topics. Even though many of the people are similar, and the questions don’t vary too much, we always end up discussing abstract, interesting ideas.  With ...

Apr 21st 2023

Mr Vintage Fayre: Bringing vintage menswear together in London

Read MoreSep 29th 2023

This past Sunday was the second installment of ‘Mr Vintage Fayre’, a new vintage-shopping event in London. The first one was back in April, and was by all accounts a success (I couldn’t attend unfortunately, weekends being always a bit tricky w...

Mr Vintage Fayre: Bringing vintage menswear together in London

This past Sunday was the second installment of ‘Mr Vintage Fayre’, a new vintage-shopping event in London. The first one was back in April, and was by all accounts a success (I couldn’t attend unfortunately, weekends being always a bit tricky w...

Sep 29th 2023

How design works: Classic menswear and fashion compared, with Luke Walker

Read MoreOct 25th 2023

The main reason I wanted to bring designer Luke Walker onto our series of talks was his experience working at both fashion brands (Lanvin, McQueen) and classic menswear (Dunhill, Drake’s).  I love what he does at his own brand, LEJ, and we talk ab...

How design works: Classic menswear and fashion compared, with Luke Walker

The main reason I wanted to bring designer Luke Walker onto our series of talks was his experience working at both fashion brands (Lanvin, McQueen) and classic menswear (Dunhill, Drake’s).  I love what he does at his own brand, LEJ, and we talk ab...

Oct 25th 2023

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

How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give their tips

Read MoreOct 16th 2019

Vintage clothing has become more and more popular over the past decade.  Underneath obvious markers like the launch of brands RRL, or artificially aged sneakers, men have been gradually buying into vintage because it’s authentic, because it’s a ...

How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give their tips

Vintage clothing has become more and more popular over the past decade.  Underneath obvious markers like the launch of brands RRL, or artificially aged sneakers, men have been gradually buying into vintage because it’s authentic, because it’s a ...

Oct 16th 2019