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

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

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

Vintage stores embody ‘materialism not consumerism’

Read MoreJan 2nd 2023

During a recent trip to Manchester, I visited a lovely little vintage shop called Bionic Seven. A partner store to Levison's in London, it leans towards more modern and more sports clothing, but has quite a few little gems in amongst the racks.  I d...

Vintage stores embody ‘materialism not consumerism’

During a recent trip to Manchester, I visited a lovely little vintage shop called Bionic Seven. A partner store to Levison's in London, it leans towards more modern and more sports clothing, but has quite a few little gems in amongst the racks.  I d...

Jan 2nd 2023

The vintage industry: Interview with Wooden Sleepers

Read MoreOct 18th 2019

Brian Davis runs the Brooklyn-based men’s vintage store Wooden Sleepers. As part of this week’s look at vintage clothing, I spoke to him about the industry side of vintage – how he got started in it, the misconceptions about it, and how he sees...

The vintage industry: Interview with Wooden Sleepers

Brian Davis runs the Brooklyn-based men’s vintage store Wooden Sleepers. As part of this week’s look at vintage clothing, I spoke to him about the industry side of vintage – how he got started in it, the misconceptions about it, and how he sees...

Oct 18th 2019

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

Brut Archives, Paris: Evolving vintage

Read MoreMay 30th 2022

Brut is an interesting French brand, and store. Since it was founded by Paul Ben Chemhoun (below) in 2012, it has evolved from a vintage shop, into a home for rescued and reworked clothing, and now its own brand.  When I visited earlier this year wi...

Brut Archives, Paris: Evolving vintage

Brut is an interesting French brand, and store. Since it was founded by Paul Ben Chemhoun (below) in 2012, it has evolved from a vintage shop, into a home for rescued and reworked clothing, and now its own brand.  When I visited earlier this year wi...

May 30th 2022

Why I buy vintage (with Levi's 501s)

Read MoreMay 18th 2020

The word ‘thrift’ is not used that commonly in the UK as a verb, or an adjective.  People talk about thrift as a virtue, and indeed a spendthrift (which of course means the opposite). But it is rare to hear of thrift shops, or seeking bargains b...

Why I buy vintage (with Levi's 501s)

The word ‘thrift’ is not used that commonly in the UK as a verb, or an adjective.  People talk about thrift as a virtue, and indeed a spendthrift (which of course means the opposite). But it is rare to hear of thrift shops, or seeking bargains b...

May 18th 2020

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

Le Vif: A vintage shop like a regular shop

Read MoreApr 11th 2022

Le Vif in Paris is one of the most curated vintage stores around.  What do I mean by that? Well, it has a particular view on the clothes it offers - in terms of quality, style and origin.  It sells Americana, normally American-made. There’s no Br...

Le Vif: A vintage shop like a regular shop

Le Vif in Paris is one of the most curated vintage stores around.  What do I mean by that? Well, it has a particular view on the clothes it offers - in terms of quality, style and origin.  It sells Americana, normally American-made. There’s no Br...

Apr 11th 2022

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

Read MoreOct 15th 2021

I find I’m particularly interested in vintage clothes at the moment.  That may be because of their inherent character, or the fact it seems more sustainable, or just that I’ve had a lot of clothes over the years, so often the things are more unu...

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

I find I’m particularly interested in vintage clothes at the moment.  That may be because of their inherent character, or the fact it seems more sustainable, or just that I’ve had a lot of clothes over the years, so often the things are more unu...

Oct 15th 2021

A vintage shopping story: M47 Parka

Read MoreOct 14th 2019

This week is vintage week. You didn't know that, but it is. We're starting today with an article on a vintage piece of mine; we continue on Wednesday with the advice of three experts on buying vintage; and we finish on Friday with an interview about ...

A vintage shopping story: M47 Parka

This week is vintage week. You didn't know that, but it is. We're starting today with an article on a vintage piece of mine; we continue on Wednesday with the advice of three experts on buying vintage; and we finish on Friday with an interview about ...

Oct 14th 2019

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

Why buy ‘modern’ vintage?

Read MoreFeb 25th 2022

Rag Parade in Sheffield sells quite a lot of ‘modern’ vintage clothing (let’s call it 1980 onwards, for the sake of argument) as well as more standard militaria and workwear from earlier decades.  I was interested to know what the appeal was.?...

Why buy ‘modern’ vintage?

Rag Parade in Sheffield sells quite a lot of ‘modern’ vintage clothing (let’s call it 1980 onwards, for the sake of argument) as well as more standard militaria and workwear from earlier decades.  I was interested to know what the appeal was.?...

Feb 25th 2022

Smart/casual and high/low: How to dress like Oliver Dannefalk

Read MoreApr 8th 2022

I was surprised when I realised we hadn't ever featured Oliver Dannefalk in our 'How to dress like' series, given I've admired his style for years, particularly since he launched Rubato with Carl Pers. I assume it's because what he wears has effec...

Smart/casual and high/low: How to dress like Oliver Dannefalk

I was surprised when I realised we hadn't ever featured Oliver Dannefalk in our 'How to dress like' series, given I've admired his style for years, particularly since he launched Rubato with Carl Pers. I assume it's because what he wears has effec...

Apr 8th 2022

Buying vintage - with Oliver and Carl of Rubato

Read MoreNov 11th 2020

While in Stockholm last month, I spent a morning shopping with Oliver (Dannefalk, above) and Carl (Pers) of Rubato. I was particularly interested to hear their views on vintage shopping, as I knew that both of them used to work in vintage stores in S...

Buying vintage - with Oliver and Carl of Rubato

While in Stockholm last month, I spent a morning shopping with Oliver (Dannefalk, above) and Carl (Pers) of Rubato. I was particularly interested to hear their views on vintage shopping, as I knew that both of them used to work in vintage stores in S...

Nov 11th 2020

Tailoring and milsurp: How to dress like Ethan Wong

Read MoreMay 21st 2021

    Like many men that feature in this ‘How to dress like’ series, I find the differences between how I and Ethan Wong dress just as interesting as the similarities. In fact more so. We have similar influences in classic menswe...

Tailoring and milsurp: How to dress like Ethan Wong

    Like many men that feature in this ‘How to dress like’ series, I find the differences between how I and Ethan Wong dress just as interesting as the similarities. In fact more so. We have similar influences in classic menswe...

May 21st 2021

Chato Lufsen: French vintage and modern recreations

Read MoreAug 22nd 2022

By Tony Sylvester From the kilo stores to the more specialised outlets, Paris is a city with an enviable array of vintage menswear options. This spring, Simon filed reports on two of the best. Le Vif in the 16th, with its highly curated focus on Amer...

Chato Lufsen: French vintage and modern recreations

By Tony Sylvester From the kilo stores to the more specialised outlets, Paris is a city with an enviable array of vintage menswear options. This spring, Simon filed reports on two of the best. Le Vif in the 16th, with its highly curated focus on Amer...

Aug 22nd 2022

Review: Stoffa ribbed polo (and vintage knitwear cuts)

Read MoreMar 17th 2021

Reviewing this jumper from Stoffa is a good opportunity to discuss the current trend of knitwear being cut shorter and wider, in something of a vintage style.  The way knitwear is usually designed to work, the ribbing at the bottom sits on top of th...

Review: Stoffa ribbed polo (and vintage knitwear cuts)

Reviewing this jumper from Stoffa is a good opportunity to discuss the current trend of knitwear being cut shorter and wider, in something of a vintage style.  The way knitwear is usually designed to work, the ribbing at the bottom sits on top of th...

Mar 17th 2021

RRL: Vintage outerwear and modern fit

Read MoreNov 27th 2013

If I have an addiction outside of tailoring, it is not shoes or ties but outerwear. Leather jackets, suede blousons, trench coats: I love the ability of such big pieces to radically change a look and a silhouette. Leather, cotton and their derivative...

RRL: Vintage outerwear and modern fit

If I have an addiction outside of tailoring, it is not shoes or ties but outerwear. Leather jackets, suede blousons, trench coats: I love the ability of such big pieces to radically change a look and a silhouette. Leather, cotton and their derivative...

Nov 27th 2013

The jungle jacket: Summer's M65

Read MoreAug 30th 2021

This might be our last piece on summer clothing this year, and I wanted to use it to talk about one of my most useful pieces of the last few months - this vintage ‘jungle jacket’.  I bought it two years ago, at the now sadly closed Vintage Showr...

The jungle jacket: Summer's M65

This might be our last piece on summer clothing this year, and I wanted to use it to talk about one of my most useful pieces of the last few months - this vintage ‘jungle jacket’.  I bought it two years ago, at the now sadly closed Vintage Showr...

Aug 30th 2021

Ciardi jacket in vintage gun-club tweed, from Lafayette Saltiel

Read MoreJun 10th 2019

I was very excited when I received this jacket a month ago. Primarily because of the shoulder. Enzo Ciardi is fast becoming one of my favourite tailors. I like him, I like his roomy Neapolitan style, and everything he's made for me has been good: on ...

Ciardi jacket in vintage gun-club tweed, from Lafayette Saltiel

I was very excited when I received this jacket a month ago. Primarily because of the shoulder. Enzo Ciardi is fast becoming one of my favourite tailors. I like him, I like his roomy Neapolitan style, and everything he's made for me has been good: on ...

Jun 10th 2019

The vintage feel of Tie Your Tie (and Sevenfold, Kenji Kaga...)

Read MoreApr 13th 2017

Talking with Kenji Kaga of Sevenfold (and Tie Your Tie) recently threw up some interesting questions around what makes a tie appear vintage. Kenji is heavily influenced by 1940s-1950s styles, as is evident in his tailoring. But he freely admits...

The vintage feel of Tie Your Tie (and Sevenfold, Kenji Kaga...)

Talking with Kenji Kaga of Sevenfold (and Tie Your Tie) recently threw up some interesting questions around what makes a tie appear vintage. Kenji is heavily influenced by 1940s-1950s styles, as is evident in his tailoring. But he freely admits...

Apr 13th 2017

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

Wax Walker back in stock - and the fit of vintage knitwear

Read MoreSep 20th 2021

During September and October will be restocking all of the outerwear collaborations we do with Private White VC, and releasing a new version of the Donegal raglan coat.  The Bridge Coat was restocked a couple of weeks ago, and just over half have so...

Wax Walker back in stock - and the fit of vintage knitwear

During September and October will be restocking all of the outerwear collaborations we do with Private White VC, and releasing a new version of the Donegal raglan coat.  The Bridge Coat was restocked a couple of weeks ago, and just over half have so...

Sep 20th 2021