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Permanent Style Vs A Suitable Wardrobe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jon5986, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. jon5986

    jon5986 Senior member

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  2. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Personally, I prefer ASW.
     
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    I've been reading ASW since it started. I appreciate the detailed information, range of topics, and positive
    tone. Can't say I've ever heard of PS.
     
  4. Doxe

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    I like to check in with both sites. I think both blogs reflect the age and perspective of their respective authors. The nice thing about Simon Crompton's blog at Permanent Style is that he is still in the process of building a base wardrobe; whereas Will from A Suitable Wardrobe already has an established wardrobe and appears to be adding specific elements. For example, Will's recent experiment in a detachable wing collar.

    IMHO, the best element of each blog is the description of the bespoke tailoring process. For someone who is looking at building a bespoke wardrobe the information on the blogs is useful about what one can expect out of the process.
     
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    Personally, I prefer ASW.
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    I've been reading ASW since it started. I appreciate the detailed information, range of topics, and positive
    tone. Can't say I've ever heard of PS.



    Ditto here. I had hitherto been oblivious to PS. The latter seems to be somewhat prolix in comparison to ASW, so ASW would get the nod if only on the grounds of being considerably more succinct.
     
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    I read PS through Men's flair and enjoy both blogs, and many more
     
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    Personally, I prefer ASW.

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  10. Doxe

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    Personally, I prefer ASW.

    I just checked ASW and Will has a posting up about a casual shirt that has hidden button-down collar! I've never seen anything like that.

    I think that's the great value that ASW provides. It's part history, part style, and always educating. I picked up a Safari jacket this summer afte seeing Will wearing one in Hawaii in a posting from ASW. Now I've got some new shirts to look for.
     
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    I never heard of permanent style till now, but I have bookmarked it. Seems to be quite interesting...

    I really enjoy reading ASW and do it on a daily basis since a year or so. Still, sometimes it seems to me that the articles stay too much on the surface, without going deep enough. Surely, this might be in the nature of a blog.
     
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    I've been reading ASW since it started. I appreciate the detailed information, range of topics, and positive
    tone. Can't say I've ever heard of PS.


    Same here.
     
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    I like ASW a lot, as a young guy in his 20s, much of that style is still for me to "grow in to". But I recall for example, hearing about Lawrence & Foster at ASW, and they made me a couple of fantastic caps. I'll probably also have some bespoke gloves made, following an ASW I read a while back.
     
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    I read ASW religiously. Ever since the first day I read it I have been hooked. Really interesting AND insightful.
     
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    SW. Great help on gaining a perspective on building a funtional, fun wardrobe as opposed to the haphazard collection of garments path I had been on for years.

    Rob
     
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    If I had to choose I prefer ASW, but I enjoy Permanent Style as well. They provide different points of view which I appreciate. One thing Will does better than almost anybody else is post every day at 10AM EDT. I appreciate that (and understand it's not a realistic expectation for most blogs).
     
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    Love ASW - read it everyday!
     
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    Personally, I prefer ASW.

    Now, what else could possibly have been a more perfect first response to this thread. [​IMG]




    I've been a daily reader of ASW since I found out about it, and enjoy it quite a bit. I had to laugh a bit when I realised that Will and I own the same tie (on the far right http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...han-sorry.html ) but the odds of us ending up at the same garden party are pretty slim so I think we're both okay there.
     

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