Fur clothing: Ethics and sustainability

Read MoreMay 24th 2019

We recently published an article looking in depth at the sustainability of luxury, bespoke menswear, which seemed to go down well. So here is the second part of that interview, with American writer Alden Wicker. In it we specifically focus on fur, wh...

Fur clothing: Ethics and sustainability

We recently published an article looking in depth at the sustainability of luxury, bespoke menswear, which seemed to go down well. So here is the second part of that interview, with American writer Alden Wicker. In it we specifically focus on fur, wh...

May 24th 2019

Bryceland’s: Sawtooth shirt review and range overview

Read MoreMar 13th 2019

One of the most enjoyable things about having Ethan in the pop-up shop last month was the opportunity to try on the full Bryceland’s range. Ethan was pretty popular with readers during the day, but there would normally be half an hour before we o...

Bryceland’s: Sawtooth shirt review and range overview

One of the most enjoyable things about having Ethan in the pop-up shop last month was the opportunity to try on the full Bryceland’s range. Ethan was pretty popular with readers during the day, but there would normally be half an hour before we o...

Mar 13th 2019

Postcard from Milan

Read MoreSep 25th 2020

When I was young, my family used to play a game on holiday. The question for all of us was: what can you see that tells you you’re in a different country? It could be the types of trees, the style of road signs, the way people gesticulate. It made ...

Postcard from Milan

When I was young, my family used to play a game on holiday. The question for all of us was: what can you see that tells you you’re in a different country? It could be the types of trees, the style of road signs, the way people gesticulate. It made ...

Sep 25th 2020

Rubinacci cashmere jacket 1: Cloth

Read MoreJun 1st 2011

The next series to feature on Permanent Style will look at the making of a cashmere jacket at Neapolitan tailor Rubinacci, based on interviews and fittings with Mariano and Luca in London and a visit to the Naples workrooms to see it being made. For ...

Rubinacci cashmere jacket 1: Cloth

The next series to feature on Permanent Style will look at the making of a cashmere jacket at Neapolitan tailor Rubinacci, based on interviews and fittings with Mariano and Luca in London and a visit to the Naples workrooms to see it being made. For ...

Jun 1st 2011

How great things age: Barbour motorcycle jacket

Read MoreMay 23rd 2014

  During my recent series of posts on Levi’s bespoke jeans, a reader commented that he didn’t like denim because it didn’t drape like wool, linen or other materials commonly used for suiting. He’s not wrong, but denim and other cotton mater...

How great things age: Barbour motorcycle jacket

  During my recent series of posts on Levi’s bespoke jeans, a reader commented that he didn’t like denim because it didn’t drape like wool, linen or other materials commonly used for suiting. He’s not wrong, but denim and other cotton mater...

May 23rd 2014

Holiday snaps 2019: No shorts in the city

Read MoreAug 14th 2019

I just got back from our annual summer holiday: two weeks in Portugal, in a villa with my wife and children, miles away from anything.  I normally write a post running through things worn on holiday, as I know readers find it interesting having d...

Holiday snaps 2019: No shorts in the city

I just got back from our annual summer holiday: two weeks in Portugal, in a villa with my wife and children, miles away from anything.  I normally write a post running through things worn on holiday, as I know readers find it interesting having d...

Aug 14th 2019

The T-shirt under a shirt (and tailoring)

Read MoreMar 18th 2020

A couple of weeks ago, we looked at a relatively casual outfit - and how elements such as a baseball cap or bright knitwear could make classic menswear less formal, with some Ivy influences. Today I’d like to talk about one element that I find just...

The T-shirt under a shirt (and tailoring)

A couple of weeks ago, we looked at a relatively casual outfit - and how elements such as a baseball cap or bright knitwear could make classic menswear less formal, with some Ivy influences. Today I’d like to talk about one element that I find just...

Mar 18th 2020

How to wear a horsehide jacket: Armoury x Real McCoy's

Read MoreJan 11th 2019

I’ve never had a horsehide jacket before. I did have an old, vintage one rom RRL a few years ago, but it was so old and soft that it felt nothing like this, like new horsehide. To be honest, I’d been rather put off by the styling of horsehide j...

How to wear a horsehide jacket: Armoury x Real McCoy's

I’ve never had a horsehide jacket before. I did have an old, vintage one rom RRL a few years ago, but it was so old and soft that it felt nothing like this, like new horsehide. To be honest, I’d been rather put off by the styling of horsehide j...

Jan 11th 2019

The PS Presents opening party with Holland & Sherry - and new brands added

Read MoreAug 20th 2019

The opening party for our Permanent Style Presents shop has gained a bit of a reputation in recent years. Certainly, it's one of the parties each season I enjoy most. This time the party will be co-hosted with Holland & Sherry, and take place on ...

The PS Presents opening party with Holland & Sherry - and new brands added

The opening party for our Permanent Style Presents shop has gained a bit of a reputation in recent years. Certainly, it's one of the parties each season I enjoy most. This time the party will be co-hosted with Holland & Sherry, and take place on ...

Aug 20th 2019

Pinnas & Needles alterations

Read MoreJan 6th 2020

Over the past six months I’ve used the Soho workshop Pinnas & Needles for several alterations - from the simple to the complex - and feel I can now fully recommend them.  Being able to satisfyingly alter clothing, so it sorts out a problem or ...

Pinnas & Needles alterations

Over the past six months I’ve used the Soho workshop Pinnas & Needles for several alterations - from the simple to the complex - and feel I can now fully recommend them.  Being able to satisfyingly alter clothing, so it sorts out a problem or ...

Jan 6th 2020

Ten bags over ten years

Read MoreJun 1st 2015

 One of the advantages of a long-running blog, perhaps, is the ability to look back and see how purchases have performed over time. It's particularly useful when we emphasise - as we do, day after day - the value of investing in quality. Here, th...

Ten bags over ten years

 One of the advantages of a long-running blog, perhaps, is the ability to look back and see how purchases have performed over time. It's particularly useful when we emphasise - as we do, day after day - the value of investing in quality. Here, th...

Jun 1st 2015

Huntsman dinner: The reader outfits

Read MoreJan 26th 2017

As mentioned in my original post about this reader competition, our aim was to explore the different forms formalwear can take today. Men will always have a need to dress up, in order to appear appropriately for a smarter, more important and more f...

Huntsman dinner: The reader outfits

As mentioned in my original post about this reader competition, our aim was to explore the different forms formalwear can take today. Men will always have a need to dress up, in order to appear appropriately for a smarter, more important and more f...

Jan 26th 2017

Chapal made-to-measure leather jacket, Paris

Read MoreSep 5th 2016

Fans of vintage clothing should love Chapal. They’re using the same leathers, the same linings, the same hardware they supplied to the French and US airforces 100 years ago.When I wrote about fellow French leather-specialist Seraphin earlier this y...

Chapal made-to-measure leather jacket, Paris

Fans of vintage clothing should love Chapal. They’re using the same leathers, the same linings, the same hardware they supplied to the French and US airforces 100 years ago.When I wrote about fellow French leather-specialist Seraphin earlier this y...

Sep 5th 2016

Introducing: PS Selvedge Chambray

Read MoreAug 24th 2020

Back in 2017, Jamie Ferguson and I visited fabric mills in Japan - like Hosoo, in Kyoto (pictured below), which produces the most extraordinary silks. It was really interesting to see the weaving side of Japanese heritage, and the typically innovativ...

Introducing: PS Selvedge Chambray

Back in 2017, Jamie Ferguson and I visited fabric mills in Japan - like Hosoo, in Kyoto (pictured below), which produces the most extraordinary silks. It was really interesting to see the weaving side of Japanese heritage, and the typically innovativ...

Aug 24th 2020

Clutch Cafe: A guide to my favourite brands

Read MoreSep 7th 2020

There is a handful of menswear shops in London that I recommend regularly to friends visiting from abroad.  They include Trunk, Connolly, Drake's and Anderson & Sheppard Haberdashery. All boutiques, all founded in the past decade.  The most rec...

Clutch Cafe: A guide to my favourite brands

There is a handful of menswear shops in London that I recommend regularly to friends visiting from abroad.  They include Trunk, Connolly, Drake's and Anderson & Sheppard Haberdashery. All boutiques, all founded in the past decade.  The most rec...

Sep 7th 2020

The Optimo hat factory, Chicago

Read MoreNov 8th 2019

Optimo hats in Chicago has to be the prettiest factory I’ve ever been to.  Over the years I have been to some impressive ones: Hermes, Loro Piana, Zegna. But they’re grand, sweeping, sometimes in sculpted countryside.  Optimo is small and gorge...

The Optimo hat factory, Chicago

Optimo hats in Chicago has to be the prettiest factory I’ve ever been to.  Over the years I have been to some impressive ones: Hermes, Loro Piana, Zegna. But they’re grand, sweeping, sometimes in sculpted countryside.  Optimo is small and gorge...

Nov 8th 2019

The best cloths of Autumn/Winter 2019

Read MoreOct 21st 2019

This series started as a way to highlight cloths from the hyper-seasonal collections - usually Italian - that came and went within a few months.  The impulse was that readers often saw something I had had made, and asked what the cloth was - but by ...

The best cloths of Autumn/Winter 2019

This series started as a way to highlight cloths from the hyper-seasonal collections - usually Italian - that came and went within a few months.  The impulse was that readers often saw something I had had made, and asked what the cloth was - but by ...

Oct 21st 2019

Rubinacci donegal jacket: Style breakdown

Read MoreMar 8th 2019

In previous installments in this series, we analysed what could be considered the modern Neapolitan style (a Solito jacket) and the traditional one (a Ciardi suit). Next, we look at how different elements of these can be combined in a ...

Rubinacci donegal jacket: Style breakdown

In previous installments in this series, we analysed what could be considered the modern Neapolitan style (a Solito jacket) and the traditional one (a Ciardi suit). Next, we look at how different elements of these can be combined in a ...

Mar 8th 2019

The appeal of workwear, and my favourite pieces

Read MoreNov 12th 2018

Although tailoring is my primary passion, I’ve always worn clothing that these days would be grouped under the term ‘workwear’ on the weekend. Good denim, obviously, but also sweatshirts, waxed boots and canvas trousers. Some of the best-love...

The appeal of workwear, and my favourite pieces

Although tailoring is my primary passion, I’ve always worn clothing that these days would be grouped under the term ‘workwear’ on the weekend. Good denim, obviously, but also sweatshirts, waxed boots and canvas trousers. Some of the best-love...

Nov 12th 2018

Lockdown looks: What I really wore at home

Read MoreJun 19th 2020

Every day, when I get dressed, there is something new I’m interested in wearing.  Not necessarily new clothing, but a new outfit, a new combination of colours, perhaps a mixing of styles. And sometimes just a combination that feels new, because it...

Lockdown looks: What I really wore at home

Every day, when I get dressed, there is something new I’m interested in wearing.  Not necessarily new clothing, but a new outfit, a new combination of colours, perhaps a mixing of styles. And sometimes just a combination that feels new, because it...

Jun 19th 2020

Editing Instagram: Dressing for different walks of life with @UrbanComposition

Read MoreAug 7th 2019

Great as Instagram is, a definite flaw is its lack of an effective archive. There’s no way to search old images, so unless you save an image yourself, you can't find old pieces or browse effectively.  Just as important a frustration - for me - ...

Editing Instagram: Dressing for different walks of life with @UrbanComposition

Great as Instagram is, a definite flaw is its lack of an effective archive. There’s no way to search old images, so unless you save an image yourself, you can't find old pieces or browse effectively.  Just as important a frustration - for me - ...

Aug 7th 2019

Wearing red - with L'Etiquette

Read MoreJun 12th 2020

The fourth issue of L’Etiquette came out last week, and it remains the best menswear magazine in the world for me. (See previous article here for an explanation why.) We’re honoured to be the only website permitted to translate and republish part...

Wearing red - with L'Etiquette

The fourth issue of L’Etiquette came out last week, and it remains the best menswear magazine in the world for me. (See previous article here for an explanation why.) We’re honoured to be the only website permitted to translate and republish part...

Jun 12th 2020

Milano Unica: My first visit to the cloth fair

Read MoreFeb 11th 2019

They said Milano Unica was like Pitti without the peacocks. That was partly true. Certainly, there are no photographers, so even though many of the same people visit Milano Unica (MU), they're not on display. Everyone is noticeably more relaxed: ther...

Milano Unica: My first visit to the cloth fair

They said Milano Unica was like Pitti without the peacocks. That was partly true. Certainly, there are no photographers, so even though many of the same people visit Milano Unica (MU), they're not on display. Everyone is noticeably more relaxed: ther...

Feb 11th 2019

New York bespoke tailors - Updated

Read MoreJan 29th 2019

This is a fully updated version of our post from January on the bespoke tailors in and around New York. The contributions of readers were extremely helpful, particularly those that had used tailors personally, as this is an area with a lot of misin...

New York bespoke tailors - Updated

This is a fully updated version of our post from January on the bespoke tailors in and around New York. The contributions of readers were extremely helpful, particularly those that had used tailors personally, as this is an area with a lot of misin...

Jan 29th 2019

Filling the gaps: Six pairs of odd trousers

Read MoreApr 18th 2018

If shirts are the items in a man’s wardrobe where he wants most predictability and consistency, then trousers are undoubtedly second. In that spirit, over the past year I have regularly commissioned odd trousers (‘odd’ as in separate, so not...

Filling the gaps: Six pairs of odd trousers

If shirts are the items in a man’s wardrobe where he wants most predictability and consistency, then trousers are undoubtedly second. In that spirit, over the past year I have regularly commissioned odd trousers (‘odd’ as in separate, so not...

Apr 18th 2018