My vintage leather folio: How great things age

Read MoreSep 23rd 2015

   I bought this vintage folio from Bentleys Antiques in London last year, and it has proved fantastically useful.  We can all count ourselves lucky that laptops (well, MacBooks anyway) are only a touch bigger than European writing paper in the...

My vintage leather folio: How great things age

   I bought this vintage folio from Bentleys Antiques in London last year, and it has proved fantastically useful.  We can all count ourselves lucky that laptops (well, MacBooks anyway) are only a touch bigger than European writing paper in the...

Sep 23rd 2015

How great things have aged: Bentleys antiques

Read MoreJan 14th 2011

It’s easy to think that people have always appreciated vintage items like leather luggage, bags and accessories. But back in the early eighties, that wasn’t the case. It was only in the middle of that decade that taste in the UK started to turn a...

How great things have aged: Bentleys antiques

It’s easy to think that people have always appreciated vintage items like leather luggage, bags and accessories. But back in the early eighties, that wasn’t the case. It was only in the middle of that decade that taste in the UK started to turn a...

Jan 14th 2011

How great things age: Edward Green 3

Read MoreMay 28th 2010

Well, my favourite pair of shoes, the Oundles from Edward Green, are back from refurbishment and looking pretty darn good. As requested, here are a few pictures of them in their new, refreshed state. The upper is unchanged, save for a few layers of ...

How great things age: Edward Green 3

Well, my favourite pair of shoes, the Oundles from Edward Green, are back from refurbishment and looking pretty darn good. As requested, here are a few pictures of them in their new, refreshed state. The upper is unchanged, save for a few layers of ...

May 28th 2010

How great things age

Read MoreMar 9th 2021

How great things age

Mar 9th 2021

Collectable cards show the ages of British Costume

Read MoreDec 2nd 2022

Near where I grew up in Mortlake, south-west London, there is an incredible antiques shop.  ‘Memories of Mortlake’ is the life’s work of collector Elke Crowther, who sadly passed away last year, after decades of selling anything and everything...

Collectable cards show the ages of British Costume

Near where I grew up in Mortlake, south-west London, there is an incredible antiques shop.  ‘Memories of Mortlake’ is the life’s work of collector Elke Crowther, who sadly passed away last year, after decades of selling anything and everything...

Dec 2nd 2022

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

Shoes in wet weather: How to deal with rain and salt damage

Read MoreMar 6th 2020

In the past week, perhaps as it has been particularly wet here, I’ve had three comments from readers on old posts about dealing with soaking-wet shoes.  Those old posts were never very comprehensive, so here is something fuller - dealing with all ...

Shoes in wet weather: How to deal with rain and salt damage

In the past week, perhaps as it has been particularly wet here, I’ve had three comments from readers on old posts about dealing with soaking-wet shoes.  Those old posts were never very comprehensive, so here is something fuller - dealing with all ...

Mar 6th 2020

A vintage shopping day in New York

Read MoreMay 3rd 2024

Recently myself, photographer Alex Natt and Carl and Oliver from Rubato (above) spent a day vintage shopping in New York. It was a lot of fun, and also I think interesting for those that are fairly new to vintage, or can find the process frustrating....

A vintage shopping day in New York

Recently myself, photographer Alex Natt and Carl and Oliver from Rubato (above) spent a day vintage shopping in New York. It was a lot of fun, and also I think interesting for those that are fairly new to vintage, or can find the process frustrating....

May 3rd 2024

Edward Sexton great coat: Style Breakdown

Read MoreMar 22nd 2024

This great coat from Edward Sexton is probably the most unusual model in this series, which has been looking at the styles of my various bespoke coats, in particular how they are cut and made. Sexton coats tend to have a bit of drama to them anyway,...

Edward Sexton great coat: Style Breakdown

This great coat from Edward Sexton is probably the most unusual model in this series, which has been looking at the styles of my various bespoke coats, in particular how they are cut and made. Sexton coats tend to have a bit of drama to them anyway,...

Mar 22nd 2024

The canvas chore coat - and buying vintage online

Read MoreJun 29th 2022

I increasingly find that for the kind of casual outerwear I wear at the weekend (for taking the kids to the park, and similarly hard-wearing activities) I always prefer vintage.  There are exceptions, of course. A Bryceland’s white chore coat, for...

The canvas chore coat - and buying vintage online

I increasingly find that for the kind of casual outerwear I wear at the weekend (for taking the kids to the park, and similarly hard-wearing activities) I always prefer vintage.  There are exceptions, of course. A Bryceland’s white chore coat, for...

Jun 29th 2022

New York: A menswear shopping guide

Read MoreMay 27th 2024

New York is a strange town for menswear. It doesn’t have the same traditional shops as Europe and bespoke is substantially undermined by visitors from Savile Row. If there is a tradition, it’s for value and department stores: low-priced suits a...

New York: A menswear shopping guide

New York is a strange town for menswear. It doesn’t have the same traditional shops as Europe and bespoke is substantially undermined by visitors from Savile Row. If there is a tradition, it’s for value and department stores: low-priced suits a...

May 27th 2024

Reader profile: Niyi

Read MoreApr 26th 2024

By André Larnyoh I’ve known Niyi for three or four years and he’s always someone I’ve learnt from. His style is eclectic: classic menswear brands alongside contemporary fashion, bursts of colour with subdued tones. Yet somehow he always finds ...

Reader profile: Niyi

By André Larnyoh I’ve known Niyi for three or four years and he’s always someone I’ve learnt from. His style is eclectic: classic menswear brands alongside contemporary fashion, bursts of colour with subdued tones. Yet somehow he always finds ...

Apr 26th 2024

Wearing black shoes with jeans

Read MoreApr 1st 2024

This is something I’ve had questions about recently - I assume because fashion generally has taken a turn towards black and, combined with the general casualisation going, black shoes and jeans have become a more common styling choice. So the answe...

Wearing black shoes with jeans

This is something I’ve had questions about recently - I assume because fashion generally has taken a turn towards black and, combined with the general casualisation going, black shoes and jeans have become a more common styling choice. So the answe...

Apr 1st 2024

Collars are more flattering with tailoring - but do you care?

Read MoreApr 17th 2024

I’ve regularly worn T-shirts or crewnecks under tailoring over the years. Not as frequently as a collared shirt, but when you’re always looking for more ways to wear suits and jackets, the more relaxed look of a T-shirt has perennial appeal.  I?...

Collars are more flattering with tailoring - but do you care?

I’ve regularly worn T-shirts or crewnecks under tailoring over the years. Not as frequently as a collared shirt, but when you’re always looking for more ways to wear suits and jackets, the more relaxed look of a T-shirt has perennial appeal.  I?...

Apr 17th 2024

Buck Mason, Novesta, New & Lingwood: Spring ‘24 Highlights

Read MoreApr 24th 2024

Our seasonal summary of things I’ve seen and liked rolls around again, and as ever is a good mechanism to answer questions about new products from established brands, such as the City Moc from Saman Amel (above). But it’s also, by design, a mix o...

Buck Mason, Novesta, New & Lingwood: Spring ‘24 Highlights

Our seasonal summary of things I’ve seen and liked rolls around again, and as ever is a good mechanism to answer questions about new products from established brands, such as the City Moc from Saman Amel (above). But it’s also, by design, a mix o...

Apr 24th 2024

Which office are you? A cold, current 2024 update

Read MoreMay 22nd 2024

The article ‘Which office are you?’ in 2016 was one of the most popular we have ever done on PS. I think largely because it showed clearly how outfits could be adjusted to different levels of formality, at a time when office attire was already ch...

Which office are you? A cold, current 2024 update

The article ‘Which office are you?’ in 2016 was one of the most popular we have ever done on PS. I think largely because it showed clearly how outfits could be adjusted to different levels of formality, at a time when office attire was already ch...

May 22nd 2024

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

Holiday attire: A sliding scale of formality

Read MoreMay 29th 2024

By Manish Puri Last week’s article by Simon, ‘Which office are you? A cold current 2024 update’, focused on cold, wintry colours. I’m here to provide a similar step through using warmer, summery tones. The colours I’ve chosen are those that...

Holiday attire: A sliding scale of formality

By Manish Puri Last week’s article by Simon, ‘Which office are you? A cold current 2024 update’, focused on cold, wintry colours. I’m here to provide a similar step through using warmer, summery tones. The colours I’ve chosen are those that...

May 29th 2024

Assisi double-breasted summer suit: Review

Read MoreMay 20th 2024

This suit from Korean tailor Assisi has already been teased a couple of times on PS. Once during the fitting process in Seoul, where it frankly looked impossibly clean. And once when I wore it for our summer drinks in the Burlington Arcade.  No suit...

Assisi double-breasted summer suit: Review

This suit from Korean tailor Assisi has already been teased a couple of times on PS. Once during the fitting process in Seoul, where it frankly looked impossibly clean. And once when I wore it for our summer drinks in the Burlington Arcade.  No suit...

May 20th 2024

Yuketen, Crescent Down Works, Big Rock Candy Mountaineering - brands in Paris

Read MoreMar 25th 2024

Last week I wrote about visiting the Paris trade shows for the first time, and being able to interview some new brands as a result. Today I’m going to highlight three that we found particularly interesting.  The first is Yuketen, the craft-based s...

Yuketen, Crescent Down Works, Big Rock Candy Mountaineering - brands in Paris

Last week I wrote about visiting the Paris trade shows for the first time, and being able to interview some new brands as a result. Today I’m going to highlight three that we found particularly interesting.  The first is Yuketen, the craft-based s...

Mar 25th 2024

Black corduroy suit from Zizolfi/Pommella: Learning how to wear it

Read MoreJun 19th 2023

In my continued exploration of all things the colour of mourning, I commissioned this black-corduroy suit from Pommella (trousers) and Zizolfi (jacket) last year.  The logic seemed sound: if black is going to work in tailoring, I’d consistently fo...

Black corduroy suit from Zizolfi/Pommella: Learning how to wear it

In my continued exploration of all things the colour of mourning, I commissioned this black-corduroy suit from Pommella (trousers) and Zizolfi (jacket) last year.  The logic seemed sound: if black is going to work in tailoring, I’d consistently fo...

Jun 19th 2023

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

Read MoreOct 24th 2022

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium.)  I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we both have our 15-year annivers...

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium.)  I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we both have our 15-year annivers...

Oct 24th 2022

Hunter, Desii, Tartan: Florence's surprising range of vintage

Read MoreJul 18th 2022

Florence is a surprisingly good city for shopping, quite apart from any menswear shows that happen to be going on.  It’s always been a hub for craft, and even in the city centre you’ll often walk past a little workshop with someone restoring ant...

Hunter, Desii, Tartan: Florence's surprising range of vintage

Florence is a surprisingly good city for shopping, quite apart from any menswear shows that happen to be going on.  It’s always been a hub for craft, and even in the city centre you’ll often walk past a little workshop with someone restoring ant...

Jul 18th 2022

Skoaktiebolaget and Stoffa in How To Spend It

Read MoreApr 15th 2017

He looks pretty suave doesn't he? Got a good lean on.  Patrick at Swedish shoe shop Skoaktiebolaget recently posed for an article of mine, above, in How To Spend It magazine. (A supplement of the Financial Times, and arguably the top luxury public...

Skoaktiebolaget and Stoffa in How To Spend It

He looks pretty suave doesn't he? Got a good lean on.  Patrick at Swedish shoe shop Skoaktiebolaget recently posed for an article of mine, above, in How To Spend It magazine. (A supplement of the Financial Times, and arguably the top luxury public...

Apr 15th 2017

Frieze art fair: How the rich collector dresses

Read MoreOct 18th 2023

Frieze, the contemporary art fair in London, makes for great people watching. The art world brings in such a broad spectrum of types, of tribes. Although from a clothing point of view there always seems to be one consistent theme, which is a specific...

Frieze art fair: How the rich collector dresses

Frieze, the contemporary art fair in London, makes for great people watching. The art world brings in such a broad spectrum of types, of tribes. Although from a clothing point of view there always seems to be one consistent theme, which is a specific...

Oct 18th 2023