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post #46 of 76
I was not aware of PS either.

I've been reading ASW for a few months now (since becoming aware of it). I certainly enjoy it a lot and have learned from it. I don't get a lot of "practical" info out of it, as even though Will and I are at least in the same generation, I simply don't have the opportunity to dress "like that" hardly ever, and certain elements (such as an ascot) will never be "me." But so what? Lot's to learn from Will, and expanding one's knowledge and exposure to classic elements of style is always good. And of course, some DOES rub off . . . for which I'm grateful.

And hey I felt good that I actually own SEVERAL hidden-button-down collar shirts Even one in a chambray (purchased at the now-defunct Kap's in the Boston area).
post #47 of 76
It would be nice if ASW had more scantly clad women wearing heels...pictured next to Will or whichever badly dressed Italian millionaire/industrialist he posts...as it would make him & the others look 20 years younger. It would also tame some of the scathing criticisms of the unwashed masses.
post #48 of 76
I read both. Will's posts are, as others have noted, often rather short, albiet informative. Simon's posts on PS 'suffer' from a number of the same maladies (I'd be a happy man if Will never mentioned Drakes again, nor Simon mention Lodger), but are overall more insightful due to being longer, and to be honest are probably more attuned to someone of my age, income and clothing budget.

Being London-based matters somewhat as well - if Simon mentions something interesting I can pay a personal visit the same day. With Will that's not the case, and on a related note much of Will's wardrobe is unsuited to the London climate.
post #49 of 76
Horses for courses.

Having said that, I do enjoy Simon Crompton's theoretical musings. Will is sometimes a bit too dry. I just happen to like arguments better than assertions, witty as those might be.
post #50 of 76
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post
... I'd be a happy man if Will never mentioned Drakes again ...

First G&G, now Drake's ...

I'll go out on a limb here and say that those are two of Will's favourite brands. And thus he talks about them more than, say, the shoes and ties from Tyrwhitt and Pink. Shame on you, Will, shame!

I look at the site as a whole, and Will's comments as a whole, and form my opinions from that. If it so happens that he talks a lot about certain brands where he finds great style and quality, those who respect his opinion will be glad of the suggestions.

I'd much rather he play favourites than give equal play to brands he doesn't like as much.
post #51 of 76
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
ASW is for advanced users
PS is for beginners

I'm not sure. I have both blogs in my feed reader, and I like them both. But one criticism that I think applies to both is that they do not seem to have found their pitching point. That is especially true of ASW: sometimes it contains rather basic advice, and sometimes it goes into fairly advanced details. It's just not clear what the target audience is supposed to be. I suppose PS is aimed at beginners more often than not, but still, there is quite a bit of advanced material in there. Yet maybe that's the idea: it gives the beginners a taste of what's to come, whereas the real clothing buffs will continue to read all postings anyway, on the odd chance of finding some novel insight.
post #52 of 76
I enjoy both, I visit ASW daily.
post #53 of 76
I read ASW daily. Will has expended my sartorial horizons. I'm not aware of PS.
post #54 of 76
PS is a new one to me. Glad to add it. I think the key is to read, learn and digest. I can tell already that PS has a very 'British' leaning...and that many of the views and attitudes follow that and really don't have much bearing on me in America (no brown in town for instance).
post #55 of 76
I read both blogs like The Bible for Men's Clothing that they are.

Nothing neater, nothing sweeter!
post #56 of 76
I like Permanent Style. Not only does it seem more youthful but the author has done a very good job introducing readers to Lodger shoes as well as clearing up some misconceptions which have appeared in the popular press regarding Lodger's 3D scanning process.

Also, LK's blog is excellent.
post #57 of 76
Bit too much G&G adoration on ASW for my liking someone needs to inform them there are other shoe manufacturers to blog about .............
post #58 of 76
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
It would be nice if ASW had more scantly clad women wearing heels...pictured next to Will or whichever badly dressed Italian millionaire/industrialist he posts...as it would make him & the others look 20 years younger. It would also tame some of the scathing criticisms of the unwashed masses.

Agreed on that. Will tends to confuse dressing well with social elitism. If those 'unwashed masses' were to take all the sartorial advice, to whom would the ASW faithful compare themselves?

Also, in some of the photos, Will's clothes simply look too baggy. Bespoke or not, I wouldn't pay 5,000 of any currency to look like I was wearing off-the-peg potato sacks.
post #59 of 76
Personally, I read Will's blogs on color, pattern, texture, and history. Our sense of fit differs (as well as the promotion of velvet slippers and ascots as serious clothing options, but hey), however I feel he has an incalculable sense of fabric, and for this he stands head and shoulders above most others. Whereas the quality he chooses is beyond the means of plebeians, the basic principles he espouses are broadly applicable & certainly attainable.

Never heard of Permanent Style, but it's now bookmarked.
post #60 of 76
I enjoy both blogs. But I can't help feel that there is a real missed opportunity with regards to ASW. Will has tried several UK tailors, and it would be very helpful to get a review of the product, with lots of pics, commentary etc. Kinda like what he did with the guest post on HK tailors.
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