Books

Simon has written five books in the past eight years, three of them with different publishers - Thames & Hudson, Prestel/Random House and Hardie Grant - and two of them self-published, selling to readers and specialist menswear stores worldwide

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The Style Guide

The Style Guide is constructed as a series of street-style shots featuring some of the most stylish people in the menswear industry. But unlike most style books, it focuses on practical analysis of every image, picking up why the outfit works in terms of texture, colour or cut. The effect is an attractive summary of the most important style advice discussed on Permanent Style over the past decade.

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The Finest Menswear in the World

Sub-titled 'The craftsmanship of luxury', this book examines what truly constitutes quality in menswear, analysing the craft behind the finest examples around the world, from London to Hawaii, Paris to Tokyo. With 14 chapters, one on each category and brand, The Finest Menswear in the World was published by Thames & Hudson in 2015. 

Best of British

The stories behind Britain's iconic brands. 'Best of British' (Prestel) contains profiles of British manufacturers that have been making menswear for over 100 years. Including Lock & Co, Barbour, Sunspel, Dunhill, Lewis Leathers and John Smedley. Simon provides stories of each, old and new, from Nelson's taste in hats to dogs that eat Barbour jackets.

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Obsessions: Tailoring

Part of the Obsessions series of guides, this is a compact introduction to tailoring. Including chapters on quality in ready-made suits, made to measure, and the intricacies of bespoke, it is the place to start for anyone interested in classic style and dressing up right.    

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Permanent Style

The best of PermanentStyle.com, with full exposure given to luxurious imagery - and separate chapters on factory visits, bespoke artisans, style and brand profiles. The first book published by Permanent Style and available online and through independent menswear shops around the world. 

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Gieves & Hawkes: One Savile Row

Simon contributed the bespoke tailoring chapter to One Savile Row, the story of Gieves & Hawkes and its place at the heart of traditional craftsmanship in England.