Reader profile: Andy

Read MoreMar 25th 2022

This is Andy. A long-time reader and customer, Andy had led, shall we say, an interesting life. Currently a hydrographic surveyor, he has also been a pilot, a mountaineer, and dabbles as a model (fashion and life).  He is passionate about clothing, ...

Reader profile: Andy

This is Andy. A long-time reader and customer, Andy had led, shall we say, an interesting life. Currently a hydrographic surveyor, he has also been a pilot, a mountaineer, and dabbles as a model (fashion and life).  He is passionate about clothing, ...

Mar 25th 2022

Reader profile: Mattia

Read MoreJan 17th 2022

I met Mattia during our recent pop-up shop on Savile Row. A Permanent Style reader, he is also a fashion student, which gives him an interesting perspective on classic menswear.  I enjoyed talking to him, and his friends, about their studies and the...

Reader profile: Mattia

I met Mattia during our recent pop-up shop on Savile Row. A Permanent Style reader, he is also a fashion student, which gives him an interesting perspective on classic menswear.  I enjoyed talking to him, and his friends, about their studies and the...

Jan 17th 2022

Reader profile: Ben

Read MoreDec 10th 2021

I’ve known Ben for a long time now. He worked round the corner from me during my journalism days, and we were both customers of visiting artisans like Elia Caliendo and Simone Abbarchi. We even did a shoot together for Elia years ago. Ben and I hav...

Reader profile: Ben

I’ve known Ben for a long time now. He worked round the corner from me during my journalism days, and we were both customers of visiting artisans like Elia Caliendo and Simone Abbarchi. We even did a shoot together for Elia years ago. Ben and I hav...

Dec 10th 2021

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

Reader profile: David

Read MoreSep 24th 2021

This is the second 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. It's worth...

Reader profile: David

This is the second 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. It's worth...

Sep 24th 2021

Reader profile: Daniel

Read MoreFeb 14th 2022

Meet Daniel. A regular at the pop-up shop, and a man who knows more about wine glasses than you’d care to ask.  It’s fair to say that Daniel appreciates good clothes, and knows what styles he likes. But he doesn’t obsess about it. He's more li...

Reader profile: Daniel

Meet Daniel. A regular at the pop-up shop, and a man who knows more about wine glasses than you’d care to ask.  It’s fair to say that Daniel appreciates good clothes, and knows what styles he likes. But he doesn’t obsess about it. He's more li...

Feb 14th 2022

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

PS Awards 2022: What are your favourite clothes, ever?

Read MoreJan 12th 2022

This time of year we normally run our Permanent Style Awards, where readers vote for their favourite brand or shop in a handful of categories. I then profile the winners over the following month.  This year I thought we’d do things a bit different...

PS Awards 2022: What are your favourite clothes, ever?

This time of year we normally run our Permanent Style Awards, where readers vote for their favourite brand or shop in a handful of categories. I then profile the winners over the following month.  This year I thought we’d do things a bit different...

Jan 12th 2022

Hang-Up Vintage (and repairs, and creations)

Read MoreApr 21st 2021

There are surprisingly few good vintage shops in London. Despite the popularity of vintage clothing in recent years, there haven’t been high-profile stores here like Wooden Sleepers in New York, Le Vif in Paris or Broadway & Sons in Gothenburg....

Hang-Up Vintage (and repairs, and creations)

There are surprisingly few good vintage shops in London. Despite the popularity of vintage clothing in recent years, there haven’t been high-profile stores here like Wooden Sleepers in New York, Le Vif in Paris or Broadway & Sons in Gothenburg....

Apr 21st 2021

Kenjiro Suzuki bespoke, Paris: Review

Read MoreJul 1st 2020

Kenjiro Suzuki is a superb technician.  I think that’s the key take away from this review, aside from the normal points of fit, style and make.  The work that went into this cotton suit he made me is just palpable, both in the handwork visible on...

Kenjiro Suzuki bespoke, Paris: Review

Kenjiro Suzuki is a superb technician.  I think that’s the key take away from this review, aside from the normal points of fit, style and make.  The work that went into this cotton suit he made me is just palpable, both in the handwork visible on...

Jul 1st 2020

Desert boots (and knitwear, and bespoke) at Anglo-Italian 

Read MoreJun 4th 2021

Somehow, Jake and Anglo-Italian manage to keep relatively under the radar here in the UK, despite being one of the few classic-menswear shops keeping that spirit relevant.  Perhaps it’s because they don’t actively seek out mainstream coverage, o...

Desert boots (and knitwear, and bespoke) at Anglo-Italian 

Somehow, Jake and Anglo-Italian manage to keep relatively under the radar here in the UK, despite being one of the few classic-menswear shops keeping that spirit relevant.  Perhaps it’s because they don’t actively seek out mainstream coverage, o...

Jun 4th 2021

The (17) bespoke shoemakers I have known

Read MoreMar 10th 2021

This article was originally written back in 2014. Back then I had tried seven bespoke shoemakers, and nothing in Japan. Seven years later, the number has more than doubled, and the spread is wider - also encompassing some semi-bespoke and some remo...

The (17) bespoke shoemakers I have known

This article was originally written back in 2014. Back then I had tried seven bespoke shoemakers, and nothing in Japan. Seven years later, the number has more than doubled, and the spread is wider - also encompassing some semi-bespoke and some remo...

Mar 10th 2021

Nicholas Templeman bespoke shoes: Review

Read MoreJan 13th 2021

Bespoke shoes are a luxury for me, rather than the norm.  Unlike bespoke tailoring - which I will always buy over RTW as long as I can afford to - I’m quite happy with a shoe wardrobe which is mostly ready-made.  This can put more pressure on bes...

Nicholas Templeman bespoke shoes: Review

Bespoke shoes are a luxury for me, rather than the norm.  Unlike bespoke tailoring - which I will always buy over RTW as long as I can afford to - I’m quite happy with a shoe wardrobe which is mostly ready-made.  This can put more pressure on bes...

Jan 13th 2021

Orazio Luciano made-to-measure jacket: Review

Read MoreApr 22nd 2020

[Correction: This piece originally stated that the jacket did not have a hand-padded lapel. It does, and this has now been added below.] This pink corduroy jacket was made for me by Orazio Luciano, over a period of six months.  I was measured at Pit...

Orazio Luciano made-to-measure jacket: Review

[Correction: This piece originally stated that the jacket did not have a hand-padded lapel. It does, and this has now been added below.] This pink corduroy jacket was made for me by Orazio Luciano, over a period of six months.  I was measured at Pit...

Apr 22nd 2020

Cover story in Plaza Uomo

Read MoreDec 16th 2016

These things always seem to come in bunches. First Esquire named me one of the 10 most influential of 2016 last week, and now Plaza Uomo have published their latest edition, with a profile of me as the cover story. Plaza is a Swedish fashion magaz...

Cover story in Plaza Uomo

These things always seem to come in bunches. First Esquire named me one of the 10 most influential of 2016 last week, and now Plaza Uomo have published their latest edition, with a profile of me as the cover story. Plaza is a Swedish fashion magaz...

Dec 16th 2016

Cifonelli jacket, D'Avino shirt and others

Read MoreDec 23rd 2013

A reader asked what I was wearing at the dinner of Parisian Gentlemen last week. Fortunately, a profile photo was taken that day at the intellectual property conference I was speaking at - the reason I was in Paris in the first place.  In the pictu...

Cifonelli jacket, D'Avino shirt and others

A reader asked what I was wearing at the dinner of Parisian Gentlemen last week. Fortunately, a profile photo was taken that day at the intellectual property conference I was speaking at - the reason I was in Paris in the first place.  In the pictu...

Dec 23rd 2013

Drape and extended shoulders: The Disguisery

Read MoreJun 21st 2017

Last year I got to know a group called The Disguisery, based in Fitzrovia. (‘Disguisery’ is a collective noun for tailors.) A trouser workshop for many houses on Savile Row, they have been branching out into jackets and suiting, and creating the...

Drape and extended shoulders: The Disguisery

Last year I got to know a group called The Disguisery, based in Fitzrovia. (‘Disguisery’ is a collective noun for tailors.) A trouser workshop for many houses on Savile Row, they have been branching out into jackets and suiting, and creating the...

Jun 21st 2017

Pommella bespoke trousers - Review

Read MoreNov 3rd 2017

Pommella has recently become the latest entrant into a group of travelling, Neapolitan trouser makers - a path forged, of course, by Salvatore Ambrosi. The other notable one is Cerrato, whom we have covered elsewhere but who only currently travels ...

Pommella bespoke trousers - Review

Pommella has recently become the latest entrant into a group of travelling, Neapolitan trouser makers - a path forged, of course, by Salvatore Ambrosi. The other notable one is Cerrato, whom we have covered elsewhere but who only currently travels ...

Nov 3rd 2017

The Rake: A real style magazine

Read MoreMar 3rd 2009

Finally. A magazine that professes to be about men’s style and actually dedicates most of its content to that topic. Finally. A magazine that takes men’s style seriously enough to include a regular section on tailoring, how it works and how it sh...

The Rake: A real style magazine

Finally. A magazine that professes to be about men’s style and actually dedicates most of its content to that topic. Finally. A magazine that takes men’s style seriously enough to include a regular section on tailoring, how it works and how it sh...

Mar 3rd 2009

Blackhorse Lane, Holland and Sherry, Tusting and Stefano Bemer: Pop-up week one

Read MoreSep 11th 2019

Man, I love the pop-up shop. It's being going so long now that I know exactly what it will be like, and I look forward to the atmosphere, the chats, and the conversations with readers. It's exciting putting your products out carefully on display. It ...

Blackhorse Lane, Holland and Sherry, Tusting and Stefano Bemer: Pop-up week one

Man, I love the pop-up shop. It's being going so long now that I know exactly what it will be like, and I look forward to the atmosphere, the chats, and the conversations with readers. It's exciting putting your products out carefully on display. It ...

Sep 11th 2019

Permanent Style: big in Peru

Read MoreJun 21st 2013

An eagle-eyed reader sent me this newspaper clipping yesterday. It appears that versions of the profile that How To Spend It in Spain did on me in January are being carried by other Spanish-language newspapers, in this case Gestion in Peru.If anyone...

Permanent Style: big in Peru

An eagle-eyed reader sent me this newspaper clipping yesterday. It appears that versions of the profile that How To Spend It in Spain did on me in January are being carried by other Spanish-language newspapers, in this case Gestion in Peru.If anyone...

Jun 21st 2013

My note board on Pinterest

Read MoreJan 24th 2013

There are many badly dressed people at Pitti. There are also people like Luca Rubinacci, Lino Ieluzzi, Ignatious Joseph and others - one-man brands - that benefitted hugely from being shot by Scott Schuman and need to be there to maintain that profil...

My note board on Pinterest

There are many badly dressed people at Pitti. There are also people like Luca Rubinacci, Lino Ieluzzi, Ignatious Joseph and others - one-man brands - that benefitted hugely from being shot by Scott Schuman and need to be there to maintain that profil...

Jan 24th 2013

About Permanent Style

Read MoreMar 8th 2013

Permanent Style is a global authority on classic and luxury menswear. One of the biggest such sites in the world, it receives up to 600,000 page views every month, and is read by over 1 million unique users every year. Founded by professiona...

About Permanent Style

Permanent Style is a global authority on classic and luxury menswear. One of the biggest such sites in the world, it receives up to 600,000 page views every month, and is read by over 1 million unique users every year. Founded by professiona...

Mar 8th 2013

Seraphin leather jackets, Paris

Read MoreMar 9th 2016

  France is blessed with some of the finest makers of leather jackets in the world.There are very few around Europe that retain their own manufacturing; and of those, most are low-volume makers that stand out for their traditional production method...

Seraphin leather jackets, Paris

  France is blessed with some of the finest makers of leather jackets in the world.There are very few around Europe that retain their own manufacturing; and of those, most are low-volume makers that stand out for their traditional production method...

Mar 9th 2016

How to wear socks with a suit: Reader question

Read MoreMay 17th 2013

Colours that go with tan Dear Simon, I'm getting stuck putting an outfit together, and what it comes down to is the socks.   I'm wearing a mid-grey worsted wool suit with a sky-blue shirt and regimental tie of burgundy and navy stripes...

How to wear socks with a suit: Reader question

Colours that go with tan Dear Simon, I'm getting stuck putting an outfit together, and what it comes down to is the socks.   I'm wearing a mid-grey worsted wool suit with a sky-blue shirt and regimental tie of burgundy and navy stripes...

May 17th 2013