A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

Read MoreOct 26th 2022

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look worse than...

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look worse than...

Oct 26th 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

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

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

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

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

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

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part two, brands

Read MoreDec 15th 2021

By Manish Puri "In part one of this guide, we discussed the general styles and constructions of Shetland jumpers, which I hope helped provide context for which jumper is right for you and why. Now that you’ve eaten your metaphorical vegetables, you...

The guide to Shetland sweaters: Part two, brands

By Manish Puri "In part one of this guide, we discussed the general styles and constructions of Shetland jumpers, which I hope helped provide context for which jumper is right for you and why. Now that you’ve eaten your metaphorical vegetables, you...

Dec 15th 2021

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

Read MoreApr 4th 2022

By Manish Puri Whilst the recent sun in London has brought a sugar rush of excitement for the warmer days that lie ahead, it also brings a more troubling, recurring question: how do I usually dress for summer? It shouldn’t be difficult to answer. A...

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

By Manish Puri Whilst the recent sun in London has brought a sugar rush of excitement for the warmer days that lie ahead, it also brings a more troubling, recurring question: how do I usually dress for summer? It shouldn’t be difficult to answer. A...

Apr 4th 2022

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

Support our shops. At least the real ones

Read MoreApr 14th 2021

It is genuinely important that - if you can - you visit a UK shop and support it now they’re open again. Why? Because good retail offers something distinct that could easily be lost.  Let me explain the difference between a good menswear store and...

Support our shops. At least the real ones

It is genuinely important that - if you can - you visit a UK shop and support it now they’re open again. Why? Because good retail offers something distinct that could easily be lost.  Let me explain the difference between a good menswear store and...

Apr 14th 2021

Guides

Read MoreAug 12th 2018

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

Guides

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

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

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

A Sustainability Framework: Stoffa and Permanent Style

Read MoreSep 15th 2021

Over the past year, Agyesh Madan at Stòffa and I have been talking about how to create something useful together on sustainability.  Today’s article is our first step. It sets out a definition of sustainability, and then a framework of all the fa...

A Sustainability Framework: Stoffa and Permanent Style

Over the past year, Agyesh Madan at Stòffa and I have been talking about how to create something useful together on sustainability.  Today’s article is our first step. It sets out a definition of sustainability, and then a framework of all the fa...

Sep 15th 2021

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

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

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

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

Crowley Vintage: Shopping a look

Read MoreNov 18th 2022

Crowley Vintage is a vintage shop in Brooklyn, New York with a more particular angle than most.  We’ve talked in the past about different types of vintage - those that focus on older or newer, on rarity or thrift - but there are few that focus on ...

Crowley Vintage: Shopping a look

Crowley Vintage is a vintage shop in Brooklyn, New York with a more particular angle than most.  We’ve talked in the past about different types of vintage - those that focus on older or newer, on rarity or thrift - but there are few that focus on ...

Nov 18th 2022

The guide to types of knitwear: Gauge, end and ply

Read MoreAug 27th 2021

As men start to dress more casually, knitwear is becoming ever more important. It's more often the top layer of an outfit, and so holds greater responsibility to both flatter the wearer and reflect their style. It deserves proper, in-depth attentio...

The guide to types of knitwear: Gauge, end and ply

As men start to dress more casually, knitwear is becoming ever more important. It's more often the top layer of an outfit, and so holds greater responsibility to both flatter the wearer and reflect their style. It deserves proper, in-depth attentio...

Aug 27th 2021