Simon Crompton is one of the world’s leading authorities on classic men’s style. His website, Permanent Style, has grown over the past decade to become the foremost voice on bespoke, craft and luxury menswear, with hundreds of thousands of dedicated followers. The site hosts events and has launched several sell-out collaborations with leading brands.
The aim of Permanent Style is to cut through brands and marketing, explaining the value in investing in good tailoring and in really looking after shoes. It helps men build a wardrobe, whether they are buying their first suit or their fifth. And it shows why pink and green work together.
Permanent Style receives over 300,000 hits a month. It has been listed by The New York Times as one of the world’s top ten men’s blogs and recommended by The Times as one of the 15 best men's websites.
Simon's in-depth features for publications like the Financial Times, The Rake and GQ take this idea further. They bring real journalism to the world of men's style, analysing the construction of Anderson & Sheppard jackets and the hand-lasting of Edward Green shoes.
Since the beginning of 2013, Simon has also written a column for the FT's luxury magazine, How to Spend It. The column explores the same themes of value and craft, providing a practical guide to how readers can assess the quality of the things they buy.
Simon has also received attention from international press for his taste and views. He has been profiled in GQ, in some of Japan's biggest style magazines and in Fuera de Serie - the Spanish branch of How to Spend It.