Removable fur lining - from Yves Salomon

Read MoreDec 27th 2019

This fur lining for my vintage field jacket - originally mentioned in January - has finally seen some active wear in recent weeks, as the temperature has dropped.  It was cut, made and fixed into the jacket by fur specialists Yves Salomon, using sec...

Removable fur lining - from Yves Salomon

This fur lining for my vintage field jacket - originally mentioned in January - has finally seen some active wear in recent weeks, as the temperature has dropped.  It was cut, made and fixed into the jacket by fur specialists Yves Salomon, using sec...

Dec 27th 2019

Yves Salomon: re-using, remodelling fur

Read MoreJan 18th 2019

Following our discussion before Christmas about waste in the clothing industry, I was interested to learn about the remodelling and re-use of fur at Yves Salomon. Yves Salomon is one of the best fur workshops in the world. Based in Paris, it makes c...

Yves Salomon: re-using, remodelling fur

Following our discussion before Christmas about waste in the clothing industry, I was interested to learn about the remodelling and re-use of fur at Yves Salomon. Yves Salomon is one of the best fur workshops in the world. Based in Paris, it makes c...

Jan 18th 2019

Transforming ends, scraps and waste: Yves Salomon raincoat liner

Read MoreMay 28th 2021

How far is it possible to make a coat lining with shreds, off-cuts and otherwise wasted pieces of fur? When I made a lining for my M65 field jacket two years ago, the thing that attracted me most was the idea of re-using fur that would otherwise go t...

Transforming ends, scraps and waste: Yves Salomon raincoat liner

How far is it possible to make a coat lining with shreds, off-cuts and otherwise wasted pieces of fur? When I made a lining for my M65 field jacket two years ago, the thing that attracted me most was the idea of re-using fur that would otherwise go t...

May 28th 2021

Layering up for travel: Shawls, cardigans and vests

Read MoreJan 29th 2024

It was effing freezing in Paris two weeks ago: officially minus five, felt like minus ten. I know that’s not extreme if you live in Sweden or North Dakota, but it’s not the kind of weather you’re used to in London, I can tell you. It was bitter...

Layering up for travel: Shawls, cardigans and vests

It was effing freezing in Paris two weeks ago: officially minus five, felt like minus ten. I know that’s not extreme if you live in Sweden or North Dakota, but it’s not the kind of weather you’re used to in London, I can tell you. It was bitter...

Jan 29th 2024

My favourite clothes ever: Awards 2022

Read MoreJan 31st 2022

I have to say, I was really pleased with the reaction to this year’s PS Awards, which were set out here two weeks ago. It’s always nerve-wracking changing the format of a popular series, but after almost 1000 product recommendations from readers,...

My favourite clothes ever: Awards 2022

I have to say, I was really pleased with the reaction to this year’s PS Awards, which were set out here two weeks ago. It’s always nerve-wracking changing the format of a popular series, but after almost 1000 product recommendations from readers,...

Jan 31st 2022

Fur clothing: Ethics and sustainability

Read MoreMay 24th 2019

We recently published an article looking in depth at the sustainability of luxury, bespoke menswear, which seemed to go down well. So here is the second part of that interview, with American writer Alden Wicker. In it we specifically focus on fur, wh...

Fur clothing: Ethics and sustainability

We recently published an article looking in depth at the sustainability of luxury, bespoke menswear, which seemed to go down well. So here is the second part of that interview, with American writer Alden Wicker. In it we specifically focus on fur, wh...

May 24th 2019

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

Clothing Resources: Places to clean, alter and repair

Read MoreSep 5th 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the site is where I would recommend for getting suits altered - or knitwear repaired, or shoes resoled. I’ve been meaning to create a single page with all these recommendations for a while, so I ca...

Clothing Resources: Places to clean, alter and repair

One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the site is where I would recommend for getting suits altered - or knitwear repaired, or shoes resoled. I’ve been meaning to create a single page with all these recommendations for a while, so I ca...

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The guide to overcoating cloths

Read MoreDec 17th 2018

When selecting a cloth for an overcoat, what should you look for? This might seem like a pretty easy question: you want warmth. That’s what an overcoat is for. But how much warmth, and where it comes from, are not straightforward. As with anyt...

The guide to overcoating cloths

When selecting a cloth for an overcoat, what should you look for? This might seem like a pretty easy question: you want warmth. That’s what an overcoat is for. But how much warmth, and where it comes from, are not straightforward. As with anyt...

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Are you a menswear snob?

Read MoreApr 12th 2024

By Manish Puri Forgive me for starting with such a blunt question.  I know that, in common parlance, ‘snob’ is a pejorative term. However, when it comes to matters of dressing, it’s worth recalling the words of Yves Saint Laurent who said, “...

Are you a menswear snob?

By Manish Puri Forgive me for starting with such a blunt question.  I know that, in common parlance, ‘snob’ is a pejorative term. However, when it comes to matters of dressing, it’s worth recalling the words of Yves Saint Laurent who said, “...

Apr 12th 2024

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

La Manual Alpargatera: How espadrilles are handmade

Read MoreJul 8th 2022

By Manish Puri I’m sitting at a round wooden table in the back office of La Manual Alpargatera. The owner, Joan Carles Tasies, is holding a chilled bottle of ratafia in his thick right hand and pours a measure into a glass in front of me. “One da...

La Manual Alpargatera: How espadrilles are handmade

By Manish Puri I’m sitting at a round wooden table in the back office of La Manual Alpargatera. The owner, Joan Carles Tasies, is holding a chilled bottle of ratafia in his thick right hand and pours a measure into a glass in front of me. “One da...

Jul 8th 2022

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual jacket

Read MoreNov 23rd 2022

In recent years, casual alternatives to the tailored jacket have become increasingly popular, and we've talked about a lot of them on PS.  However, it's not always clear what's meant by different terms and types, or what their differences in style a...

Overshirt, chore, teba: Defining the new casual jacket

In recent years, casual alternatives to the tailored jacket have become increasingly popular, and we've talked about a lot of them on PS.  However, it's not always clear what's meant by different terms and types, or what their differences in style a...

Nov 23rd 2022

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide - 2019 update with Holiday, Beige, Husbands

Read MoreJul 22nd 2019

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear.  Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (Old England, Arnys) and accord...

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide - 2019 update with Holiday, Beige, Husbands

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear.  Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (Old England, Arnys) and accord...

Jul 22nd 2019

The reputation of Smith & Co

Read MoreJul 26th 2010

Following on from my note last week on the history of W Bill, here’s some information gleaned on the history of Smith Woollens. For many, including my tailor, Smith’s is a brand they swear by. Worsteds that are often a little bit pricier than the...

The reputation of Smith & Co

Following on from my note last week on the history of W Bill, here’s some information gleaned on the history of Smith Woollens. For many, including my tailor, Smith’s is a brand they swear by. Worsteds that are often a little bit pricier than the...

Jul 26th 2010

Sharp suits launch event

Read MoreSep 30th 2009

Last night saw the launch of Sharp Suits by Eric Musgrave, at the Richard James store on Savile Row (as well as a parallel event at Norton & Sons across the road exhibiting the new E Tautz line for family and friends). Photos of the launch are below,...

Sharp suits launch event

Last night saw the launch of Sharp Suits by Eric Musgrave, at the Richard James store on Savile Row (as well as a parallel event at Norton & Sons across the road exhibiting the new E Tautz line for family and friends). Photos of the launch are below,...

Sep 30th 2009

New Berluti line: Pierre

Read MoreAug 6th 2009

Every few of years Berluti comes out with a new line. In 2004, Olga III; in 2006, Demesures; this year it's Pierre. I have to say it's a lot more appealing to my tastes than some previous offerings. A very slim, classic line, it was inspired by model...

New Berluti line: Pierre

Every few of years Berluti comes out with a new line. In 2004, Olga III; in 2006, Demesures; this year it's Pierre. I have to say it's a lot more appealing to my tastes than some previous offerings. A very slim, classic line, it was inspired by model...

Aug 6th 2009

The contradiction of wedding dress

Read MoreMay 26th 2008

Many of those attending a wedding this summer will feel they should have some sort of summery outfit, a linen suit perhaps, or at least something sporty in pale grey. Those who turn up in their dark blue business suit will probably feel a little unde...

The contradiction of wedding dress

Many of those attending a wedding this summer will feel they should have some sort of summery outfit, a linen suit perhaps, or at least something sporty in pale grey. Those who turn up in their dark blue business suit will probably feel a little unde...

May 26th 2008

The 1-6 suit rating system

Read MoreMay 11th 2015

 My interview with Jonathan Clay last week went down well with readers - perhaps because he's not the kind of person that would normally be interviewed. As the supplier of Italian ready-made suits, he sees all sides of the industry, but rarely talks...

The 1-6 suit rating system

 My interview with Jonathan Clay last week went down well with readers - perhaps because he's not the kind of person that would normally be interviewed. As the supplier of Italian ready-made suits, he sees all sides of the industry, but rarely talks...

May 11th 2015

London: A sartorial city guide

Read MoreAug 12th 2015

   I've had quite a few requests by readers over the past year for city guides, so this is the first in a series.  In London, there are so many options that it makes sense to group some together. Also, if I leave too many out I'll get in trouble...

London: A sartorial city guide

   I've had quite a few requests by readers over the past year for city guides, so this is the first in a series.  In London, there are so many options that it makes sense to group some together. Also, if I leave too many out I'll get in trouble...

Aug 12th 2015

Lavabre Cadet glove maker, Paris-Millau

Read MoreMar 16th 2016

  It is rare these days that I cover someone for the first time who is genuinely a step above their peers. Yet such is the case with Lavabre Cadet. I had known of the French glove maker for several years, but never met and talked to them in pers...

Lavabre Cadet glove maker, Paris-Millau

  It is rare these days that I cover someone for the first time who is genuinely a step above their peers. Yet such is the case with Lavabre Cadet. I had known of the French glove maker for several years, but never met and talked to them in pers...

Mar 16th 2016

The fashions of classic menswear

Read MoreMar 16th 2018

Although we sartorial enthusiasts aspire to style that lasts decades, not seasons, I think it is important to recognise the fashions we still follow. While we may shun band T-shirts or ugly trainers, we are still strongly influenced by our peers ...

The fashions of classic menswear

Although we sartorial enthusiasts aspire to style that lasts decades, not seasons, I think it is important to recognise the fashions we still follow. While we may shun band T-shirts or ugly trainers, we are still strongly influenced by our peers ...

Mar 16th 2018

Maison Bonnet bespoke glasses: The craft in London

Read MoreApr 22nd 2019

Maison Bonnet was one of the few world-renowned menswear makers I hadn’t tried until recently. So it has been great to get to know Franck and the team, since they opened a shop in Mayfair last year. Having been short-sighted from a young age, I’...

Maison Bonnet bespoke glasses: The craft in London

Maison Bonnet was one of the few world-renowned menswear makers I hadn’t tried until recently. So it has been great to get to know Franck and the team, since they opened a shop in Mayfair last year. Having been short-sighted from a young age, I’...

Apr 22nd 2019

The unexpected inspiration of Ralph Lauren womenswear

Read MoreMay 4th 2020

Something that I find often surprises readers is how much the brands they admire are influenced by womenswear.  It’s a topic we discussed briefly with Saman Amel last year, with Dag and Saman talking about old collections that inspired them, my pe...

The unexpected inspiration of Ralph Lauren womenswear

Something that I find often surprises readers is how much the brands they admire are influenced by womenswear.  It’s a topic we discussed briefly with Saman Amel last year, with Dag and Saman talking about old collections that inspired them, my pe...

May 4th 2020

Reader Profile: Andrew

Read MoreOct 27th 2021

This is the third in our series of articles meeting, and questioning, Permanent Style readers. The first profiled Manish, who enthused about Russian watches and recommended that readers should start building a wardrobe with good trousers. And the sec...

Reader Profile: Andrew

This is the third in our series of articles meeting, and questioning, Permanent Style readers. The first profiled Manish, who enthused about Russian watches and recommended that readers should start building a wardrobe with good trousers. And the sec...

Oct 27th 2021