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

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide - 2019 Update

Read MoreJun 17th 2019

Having recently returned from my third visit to Tokyo, I felt it would be good to add the new stores I went to and can recommend to this list.  It's a great city for shopping, particularly in the little quiet streets behind Harajuku and Omot...

Tokyo: A sartorial shopping guide - 2019 Update

Having recently returned from my third visit to Tokyo, I felt it would be good to add the new stores I went to and can recommend to this list.  It's a great city for shopping, particularly in the little quiet streets behind Harajuku and Omot...

Jun 17th 2019

Hong Kong: A sartorial shopping guide

Read MoreMay 14th 2018

  Hong Kong has long been a centre for international commerce, driven by its location as a port and later by its strategic importance to the British Empire. When it was handed back to China in 1997, the city retained its vibrancy and ...

Hong Kong: A sartorial shopping guide

  Hong Kong has long been a centre for international commerce, driven by its location as a port and later by its strategic importance to the British Empire. When it was handed back to China in 1997, the city retained its vibrancy and ...

May 14th 2018

Stockholm: A sartorial shopping guide

Read MoreDec 14th 2015

   Swedes may be the best-dressed men on earth. At their best, they combine the classicism of the English with the flair of the Italians - without the stuffiness of the former or showiness of the latter.  (Don't let it go to your head guys. Th...

Stockholm: A sartorial shopping guide

   Swedes may be the best-dressed men on earth. At their best, they combine the classicism of the English with the flair of the Italians - without the stuffiness of the former or showiness of the latter.  (Don't let it go to your head guys. Th...

Dec 14th 2015

Florence: A sartorial shopping guide

Read MoreApr 6th 2016

   Florence is best known as a tourist destination in the summer - the Uffizi, the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio - and a menswear hub in January and June, when it plays host to the men’s trade show Pitti Uomo.  But it has enough unique shops to mak...

Florence: A sartorial shopping guide

   Florence is best known as a tourist destination in the summer - the Uffizi, the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio - and a menswear hub in January and June, when it plays host to the men’s trade show Pitti Uomo.  But it has enough unique shops to mak...

Apr 6th 2016

Naples: A sartorial shopping guide

Read MoreJul 12th 2017

Naples has the biggest concentration of high-end handmade menswear in the world. Although not so much for shoes, for tailoring and shirtmaking this is the motherlode, with hundreds of tailors in the city and surrounding region, and thousands workin...

Naples: A sartorial shopping guide

Naples has the biggest concentration of high-end handmade menswear in the world. Although not so much for shoes, for tailoring and shirtmaking this is the motherlode, with hundreds of tailors in the city and surrounding region, and thousands workin...

Jul 12th 2017

Melbourne: A sartorial shopping guide

Read MoreApr 9th 2018

Australia might not be the first country anyone associates with tailoring and classic menswear, but Melbourne has a greater range than most of the rest of the country. This is partly due to the fact that it has clear seasons, with a few weeks where...

Melbourne: A sartorial shopping guide

Australia might not be the first country anyone associates with tailoring and classic menswear, but Melbourne has a greater range than most of the rest of the country. This is partly due to the fact that it has clear seasons, with a few weeks where...

Apr 9th 2018

The City Shopping Guide

Read MoreAug 9th 2018

The City Shopping Guide

Aug 9th 2018

The (21) shirtmakers I have known

Read MoreOct 9th 2019

Three years ago, I wrote a post called ‘The tailors I have known'. The idea was to provide a single reference point for anyone to get a run down on everyone I had tried - and links to more detail.  A reader recently commented that it would be nice...

The (21) shirtmakers I have known

Three years ago, I wrote a post called ‘The tailors I have known'. The idea was to provide a single reference point for anyone to get a run down on everyone I had tried - and links to more detail.  A reader recently commented that it would be nice...

Oct 9th 2019

New York: A sartorial city guide

Read MoreOct 14th 2015

   New York is a strange town for menswear. It’s a bit of a Wild West, without the same traditions of Europe and with bespoke largely undermined by visitors from Savile Row. If there is a tradition, it is for value: low-priced sack suits that ar...

New York: A sartorial city guide

   New York is a strange town for menswear. It’s a bit of a Wild West, without the same traditions of Europe and with bespoke largely undermined by visitors from Savile Row. If there is a tradition, it is for value: low-priced sack suits that ar...

Oct 14th 2015

Japanese retail and the growth of bespoke

Read MoreSep 30th 2016

Our trip to Japan this week was meant to be roughly split into three parts: retail (for a shopping guide), bespoke makers (for a range of posts and freelance articles) and Japanese crafts (around Osaka and Kyoto).But strangely enough, it was the bes...

Japanese retail and the growth of bespoke

Our trip to Japan this week was meant to be roughly split into three parts: retail (for a shopping guide), bespoke makers (for a range of posts and freelance articles) and Japanese crafts (around Osaka and Kyoto).But strangely enough, it was the bes...

Sep 30th 2016

Guides

Read MoreAug 12th 2018

The Guide to Suit Style  The Rules and How to Break Them The Guide to Cloth The Guide to Tailor Styles The City Shopping Guide The Guide to Shirt Fabric

Guides

The Guide to Suit Style  The Rules and How to Break Them The Guide to Cloth The Guide to Tailor Styles The City Shopping Guide The Guide to Shirt Fabric

Aug 12th 2018

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

Milan: A sartorial city guide

Read MoreSep 16th 2015

   Milan is the centre of the men’s fashion industry, yet as far as style is concerned, there are surprisingly few shops worth visiting. Via Montenapoleone, Via Della Spiga and the roads that run between them are all pleasant places to stroll....

Milan: A sartorial city guide

   Milan is the centre of the men’s fashion industry, yet as far as style is concerned, there are surprisingly few shops worth visiting. Via Montenapoleone, Via Della Spiga and the roads that run between them are all pleasant places to stroll....

Sep 16th 2015

Boglioli and Caruso jackets at Trunk - a guide

Read MoreNov 12th 2013

The Boglioli and Caruso jackets at Trunk are my favourite range of casual alternatives to tailoring in London. There are several reasons why you might want a casual RTW jacket, including styling, cost and finishing. For me the biggest one is the ...

Boglioli and Caruso jackets at Trunk - a guide

The Boglioli and Caruso jackets at Trunk are my favourite range of casual alternatives to tailoring in London. There are several reasons why you might want a casual RTW jacket, including styling, cost and finishing. For me the biggest one is the ...

Nov 12th 2013

Ethan Newton's Tokyo store - Bryceland's Co

Read MoreNov 4th 2016

I was quite intrigued to see Ethan Newton’s Bryceland's store in Tokyo when we visited a few weeks ago. In particular, how he is presenting his view on tailoring and how that mixes with the more casual americana side.The tailoring is essentially a ...

Ethan Newton's Tokyo store - Bryceland's Co

I was quite intrigued to see Ethan Newton’s Bryceland's store in Tokyo when we visited a few weeks ago. In particular, how he is presenting his view on tailoring and how that mixes with the more casual americana side.The tailoring is essentially a ...

Nov 4th 2016

Where and why I shop: Wei Koh, The Rake

Read MoreJul 30th 2018

Next year I will publish a travel guide to the best men's stores around the world, with Thames & Hudson. Alongside the city chapters there will be interviews with well-travelled people in the menswear industry, highlighting their tips and insig...

Where and why I shop: Wei Koh, The Rake

Next year I will publish a travel guide to the best men's stores around the world, with Thames & Hudson. Alongside the city chapters there will be interviews with well-travelled people in the menswear industry, highlighting their tips and insig...

Jul 30th 2018

The guide to cloth for black tie (or tuxedo)

Read MoreSep 4th 2020

The cloth that you select for a tuxedo (or black tie) probably won’t get as much thought as the design, the shirt or indeed your bow tie. The options are fairly limited, and all those other things will have a greater impact.  But for those that w...

The guide to cloth for black tie (or tuxedo)

The cloth that you select for a tuxedo (or black tie) probably won’t get as much thought as the design, the shirt or indeed your bow tie. The options are fairly limited, and all those other things will have a greater impact.  But for those that w...

Sep 4th 2020

The guide to shirt collars - and what suits you

Read MoreAug 31st 2020

With the slow disappearance of the tie from the male wardrobe, the shirt collar has become increasingly important. It now bears almost sole responsibility for framing and flattering the face.  However, guides to shirt collars - such as this one -...

The guide to shirt collars - and what suits you

With the slow disappearance of the tie from the male wardrobe, the shirt collar has become increasingly important. It now bears almost sole responsibility for framing and flattering the face.  However, guides to shirt collars - such as this one -...

Aug 31st 2020

The guide to jacket pockets

Read MoreJul 27th 2020

As ever in the lovely, international, interactive community that is Permanent Style, this article was spurred by a reader. He asked about the appropriate configuration of jacket pockets on a suit he was ordering, and I realised we hadn’t covered...

The guide to jacket pockets

As ever in the lovely, international, interactive community that is Permanent Style, this article was spurred by a reader. He asked about the appropriate configuration of jacket pockets on a suit he was ordering, and I realised we hadn’t covered...

Jul 27th 2020

The Guide to Performance Shirtings

Read MoreMar 1st 2019

Performance fabrics are very in. Every retailer seems to be offering travel shirts that resist wrinkling, staining or soaking. Fans of classic clothing are usually sceptical about such fabrics. This is largely because they can seem like a short...

The Guide to Performance Shirtings

Performance fabrics are very in. Every retailer seems to be offering travel shirts that resist wrinkling, staining or soaking. Fans of classic clothing are usually sceptical about such fabrics. This is largely because they can seem like a short...

Mar 1st 2019

The guide to denim and chambray shirtings

Read MoreSep 16th 2019

A denim or chambray shirt can be great with tailoring. Perhaps more than anything else, they have the ability to subvert its corporate, even dandy associations. They reliably give the appearance of being both casual and practical. The two terms, h...

The guide to denim and chambray shirtings

A denim or chambray shirt can be great with tailoring. Perhaps more than anything else, they have the ability to subvert its corporate, even dandy associations. They reliably give the appearance of being both casual and practical. The two terms, h...

Sep 16th 2019

Introducing: The Sartorial Travel Guide

Read MoreJun 26th 2019

UPDATE: The readers' special edition of this book sold out on its first day. It is now only available from the shops listed at the bottom of this page. The standard edition is available in bookshops and will be on the PS Shop in the future too.  Ove...

Introducing: The Sartorial Travel Guide

UPDATE: The readers' special edition of this book sold out on its first day. It is now only available from the shops listed at the bottom of this page. The standard edition is available in bookshops and will be on the PS Shop in the future too.  Ove...

Jun 26th 2019

The Wedding Style Guide: It’s not about you

Read MoreJun 28th 2019

One of the lovely things about the questions and comments we get on Permanent Style is the trends they highlight. In the past two weeks there have been dozens of questions on old posts about wedding attire. So I know everyone is thinking about what ...

The Wedding Style Guide: It’s not about you

One of the lovely things about the questions and comments we get on Permanent Style is the trends they highlight. In the past two weeks there have been dozens of questions on old posts about wedding attire. So I know everyone is thinking about what ...

Jun 28th 2019

The guide to winter shirt fabrics

Read MoreJan 3rd 2020

I’m a relatively new convert to winter shirts.  Although I’ve had brushed cottons in the past (such as my grey made by Simone Abbarchi, above) it’s only this season that I’ve started wearing heavier flannels and cords.  Perhaps it’s b...

The guide to winter shirt fabrics

I’m a relatively new convert to winter shirts.  Although I’ve had brushed cottons in the past (such as my grey made by Simone Abbarchi, above) it’s only this season that I’ve started wearing heavier flannels and cords.  Perhaps it’s b...

Jan 3rd 2020