Simon Crompton from Permanent Style is one of those aspirational characters. You know when you’re making tea and you put too much milk and you think, that will do, well Simon would not. We should all be a bit more like Simon.


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Permanent Style was born in 2007 and grew mainly by word of mouth. Simon provided an intelligent and sophisticated voice for the remaining gentlemen out there. He’s been praised by the likes of GQ, Esquire, The Times, How to Spend It, The New York Times and lots of others. His blog provides a fresh and untainted independent voice in the clutter of paid advertorials. He’ll make a legendary grandfather.


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Permanent Style Christmas List 2017

Permanent Style released their Christmas List for 2017 on Wednesday 29th November 2017. The list contains ten gorgeous lusted over items including mentions of two our our steamers, Karl and Raf. However we’d love to point out a few of the other items we loved in our office.


Anglo-Italian pocket squares

From Permanent Style:

For the man in the office that wants to dress up without looking out of place, a dark-toned pocket square can be a nice, subtle addition to an outfit.

This is something I have covered more than once before, and for that please forgive me.

But the Anglo-Italian hanks, in dark and harmonious block colours, deserve a place on this list for answering that need so perfectly.

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Tanner Bates oak bark-tanned notebook

From J&FJ Baker, the last remaining oak-bark English tannery, which supplies leather soles to all the Northamption shoemakers we love.

A notebook cover that can be polished and will look increasingly good with age. And inserts that are refillable, to allow it to be used for all those years.

Offered by a site called Waremakers, which resells a nicely curated selection of accessories, bags and homewares.

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10 Transience Studio ceramics

I met potter May Tremain at the pop-up store recently.

Her husband is a reader of the blog and they came by the show me some of her work.

May’s wabi-sabi philosophy chimed with me immediately, as I did a lot of studying around Japanese crafts and concepts when I travelled there last year.

The unfinished look won’t be for everyone, but if you do like it, I recommend the mugs and black rough/polished bowls.

There is a little stock in the studio but most things are made to order.



What a wonderful list! Check out Permanent Style here, they post three times a week and no doubt his influence will do you wonders. Thank you Simon.
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You can read the whole thing here – Permanent Style Christmas List.