Originally Posted by AlanC
This thread seems like excellent guerrilla marketing for PS.
I was just thinking that reading the last page before I kicked over to this one
To the OP, both blogs feed my Google reader and both are among my short list of favorites.
Here are some of the differences I've observed between them:
- ASW is more "mature". PS is more youthful, yet still classically focused
- ASW is for more often for the more advanced dresser, someone who's already learned a lot about classic style. While no elementary primer, PS has more for the beginner. Part of this difference comes perhaps from Will's and Simon's respective ages and years of devotion to classic menswear. Will's mealy a contemporary of the Duke of Windsor with decades of experience. Simon, I think, is approaching middle age, but has some years to go before he arrives. H became devoted at this level to classic style relatively recently. His memories of his beginnings are still fresh and I think this is one of the reasons why PS has more beginner appeal.
- ASW's author is American and PS's author is British. They cover the sartorial world from two different perspectives. I like seeing both.
- ASW is more focused on bespoke while PS provides more on RTW and MTM. Again, making ASW more inclined to the advanced and experienced dresser and PS a richer resource for beginners.
- ASW's entries are shorter with fewer illustrations. PS goes into more verbal and graphic depth
I regularly read both and keenly anticipate the next post on each.