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

Holiday snaps 2019: No shorts in the city

Read MoreAug 14th 2019

I just got back from our annual summer holiday: two weeks in Portugal, in a villa with my wife and children, miles away from anything.  I normally write a post running through things worn on holiday, as I know readers find it interesting having d...

Holiday snaps 2019: No shorts in the city

I just got back from our annual summer holiday: two weeks in Portugal, in a villa with my wife and children, miles away from anything.  I normally write a post running through things worn on holiday, as I know readers find it interesting having d...

Aug 14th 2019

Holiday snaps 2016: Linen bomber, cotton trousers, espadrilles

Read MoreAug 1st 2016

A brief post today, with some pictures from holiday. Casual but still classic in cut and colour, and catering to the heat. First, above, 'Dani' espadrilles from La Portegna. I'm still in two minds about these, after a week of wearing them every da...

Holiday snaps 2016: Linen bomber, cotton trousers, espadrilles

A brief post today, with some pictures from holiday. Casual but still classic in cut and colour, and catering to the heat. First, above, 'Dani' espadrilles from La Portegna. I'm still in two minds about these, after a week of wearing them every da...

Aug 1st 2016

Holiday snaps 2018: Eidos, Aspesi, Doek, Drake's

Read MoreApr 20th 2018

Travelling to India on holiday this Easter gave me a reason to get the hot-weather clothing out early. It was unseasonably hot even for there, with the temperature pushing 40 degrees. We took the opportunity to visit the 100 Hands factory in Amrit...

Holiday snaps 2018: Eidos, Aspesi, Doek, Drake's

Travelling to India on holiday this Easter gave me a reason to get the hot-weather clothing out early. It was unseasonably hot even for there, with the temperature pushing 40 degrees. We took the opportunity to visit the 100 Hands factory in Amrit...

Apr 20th 2018

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

Swimming shorts: Simple, tasteful, flattering

Read MoreJul 19th 2023

I haven’t written about swimming shorts for a long time. Other than a passing reference on our regular ‘holiday snaps’ articles, it’s been over a decade since they were covered on PS. Even back then, it was a pretty short article about Orleba...

Swimming shorts: Simple, tasteful, flattering

I haven’t written about swimming shorts for a long time. Other than a passing reference on our regular ‘holiday snaps’ articles, it’s been over a decade since they were covered on PS. Even back then, it was a pretty short article about Orleba...

Jul 19th 2023

I'm going on holiday

Read MoreApr 6th 2024

For the past 16 years I’ve never taken a holiday from publishing and replying to comments on Permanent Style. I normally take a break on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but that’s about it.  You could call it dedication if you want, but I suspect ...

I'm going on holiday

For the past 16 years I’ve never taken a holiday from publishing and replying to comments on Permanent Style. I normally take a break on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but that’s about it.  You could call it dedication if you want, but I suspect ...

Apr 6th 2024

Accessories for holiday

Read MoreAug 7th 2017

Following my post two weeks ago on what I pack for travel, a reader asked about non-clothing items - electronics, toiletries and so on.  So here are a few of my favourite things, which will certainly be going on holiday this summer.  Ske...

Accessories for holiday

Following my post two weeks ago on what I pack for travel, a reader asked about non-clothing items - electronics, toiletries and so on.  So here are a few of my favourite things, which will certainly be going on holiday this summer.  Ske...

Aug 7th 2017

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

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

Read MoreMay 9th 2022

This may be a little niche, but it’s something that often stresses me out in the morning, so hopefully it will be of some use to others.  My plans for what to wear on a particular day usually don’t account for rain.  I might be going into town,...

Rain: Cap and cordovan, or felt and suede

This may be a little niche, but it’s something that often stresses me out in the morning, so hopefully it will be of some use to others.  My plans for what to wear on a particular day usually don’t account for rain.  I might be going into town,...

May 9th 2022

Happy holidays

Read MoreAug 4th 2014

Permanent Style is on holiday this week. We'll be back on Monday with a fresh collaboration with John Smedley that, frankly, I'm pretty excited about. See you then

Happy holidays

Permanent Style is on holiday this week. We'll be back on Monday with a fresh collaboration with John Smedley that, frankly, I'm pretty excited about. See you then

Aug 4th 2014

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

Introducing: The Speciale hand-framed cotton sweater

Read MoreMar 20th 2024

I love cotton knits in the Summer. I couldn’t always see the point of them, but in the past few years I’ve regularly taken one on our holidays (usually to Portugal or France) and I adore the feeling on putting one on as the day cools down. They p...

Introducing: The Speciale hand-framed cotton sweater

I love cotton knits in the Summer. I couldn’t always see the point of them, but in the past few years I’ve regularly taken one on our holidays (usually to Portugal or France) and I adore the feeling on putting one on as the day cools down. They p...

Mar 20th 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

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

Christmas Gift List 2023: Do not read!

Read MoreDec 8th 2023

Permanent Style reader, this is not for you. This is intended for your wife/husband/partner/child/dog, in an attempt to help source a Christmas present for someone who, let’s face it, is very fussy in general but particularly about clothing.  So p...

Christmas Gift List 2023: Do not read!

Permanent Style reader, this is not for you. This is intended for your wife/husband/partner/child/dog, in an attempt to help source a Christmas present for someone who, let’s face it, is very fussy in general but particularly about clothing.  So p...

Dec 8th 2023

The story behind the English Tweed coat

Read MoreDec 22nd 2023

When we develop a new coat with Private White VC, Lucas and I generally travel up to Manchester to them in person, to talk through the idea and dig into the archive.  At the end of last year, when we went up to discuss our ‘English Tweed’ projec...

The story behind the English Tweed coat

When we develop a new coat with Private White VC, Lucas and I generally travel up to Manchester to them in person, to talk through the idea and dig into the archive.  At the end of last year, when we went up to discuss our ‘English Tweed’ projec...

Dec 22nd 2023

The guayabera shirt: A report from our man in Mexico

Read MoreMay 27th 2022

By Manish Puri If the average PS reader is anything like me (and after nearly a decade of reading I’ve no reason to believe they’re not) then the standard holiday wish list might read something like: good food, a nice drink, a museum visit, a fri...

The guayabera shirt: A report from our man in Mexico

By Manish Puri If the average PS reader is anything like me (and after nearly a decade of reading I’ve no reason to believe they’re not) then the standard holiday wish list might read something like: good food, a nice drink, a museum visit, a fri...

May 27th 2022

On baseball caps - and logos in general

Read MoreSep 18th 2023

Baseball caps are, in many ways, the lazy option for headwear. They’re ubiquitous, they’re cheap and they go with everything. I completely understand those that fight the good fight for brimmed hats, and feel it necessary to attack ball caps in t...

On baseball caps - and logos in general

Baseball caps are, in many ways, the lazy option for headwear. They’re ubiquitous, they’re cheap and they go with everything. I completely understand those that fight the good fight for brimmed hats, and feel it necessary to attack ball caps in t...

Sep 18th 2023

Spring/Summer Top 10 '23: Shirts, shorts and a hairy cardigan

Read MoreApr 28th 2023

It may still be cold outside (in the UK), but it’s late April and time for a write-up of the Spring/Summer pieces I’ve liked from our favourite brands.  If you have any questions about other releases from these brands (or indeed brands not featu...

Spring/Summer Top 10 '23: Shirts, shorts and a hairy cardigan

It may still be cold outside (in the UK), but it’s late April and time for a write-up of the Spring/Summer pieces I’ve liked from our favourite brands.  If you have any questions about other releases from these brands (or indeed brands not featu...

Apr 28th 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

Sandals: Slides and huaraches, open-toe and closed

Read MoreAug 7th 2023

Espadrilles are my preferred, casual summer shoe. I’ve always liked their clean lines and simplicity, which make them more elegant than pretty much any other option. I also quite like the massage-like feeling of walking on rope. They’re cheap, ea...

Sandals: Slides and huaraches, open-toe and closed

Espadrilles are my preferred, casual summer shoe. I’ve always liked their clean lines and simplicity, which make them more elegant than pretty much any other option. I also quite like the massage-like feeling of walking on rope. They’re cheap, ea...

Aug 7th 2023

The practicality of a sweater over the shoulders

Read MoreApr 12th 2023

Wearing a sweater over the shoulders has a lot of negative connotations. But if you can get away with it - because of your style, of where you are, or just because of your personality - it’s incredibly practical. This suit I wore at Pitti earlier i...

The practicality of a sweater over the shoulders

Wearing a sweater over the shoulders has a lot of negative connotations. But if you can get away with it - because of your style, of where you are, or just because of your personality - it’s incredibly practical. This suit I wore at Pitti earlier i...

Apr 12th 2023

Seoul: A menswear shopping guide

Read MoreDec 13th 2023

Earlier this month I visited Seoul, to see some of the tailors I had been intrigued by but mostly seen from afar, and to visit some of the shops and brands. My impression was of a dynamic city – new development, new retail, every shop with a dis...

Seoul: A menswear shopping guide

Earlier this month I visited Seoul, to see some of the tailors I had been intrigued by but mostly seen from afar, and to visit some of the shops and brands. My impression was of a dynamic city – new development, new retail, every shop with a dis...

Dec 13th 2023

How was Dry January for you?

Read MoreFeb 2nd 2024

I didn't buy any clothes this month. That wouldn't be a hardship for most people and it wasn't much of a hardship for me, but I was surprised how much it changed my perspective.   On the day after publishing our article announcing our Dry January p...

How was Dry January for you?

I didn't buy any clothes this month. That wouldn't be a hardship for most people and it wasn't much of a hardship for me, but I was surprised how much it changed my perspective.   On the day after publishing our article announcing our Dry January p...

Feb 2nd 2024