Freelance writing

Having written for most international menswear publications over the years, Simon has broad experience of features, analysis and high-profile interviews. Below are a few examples of more frequent contributions


How To Spend It

Since 2013, Simon has written a monthly column for How to Spend It online, as well as writing regularly for the print magazine.

His contributions tend to focus on areas of expertise such as classic style, manufacturing and bespoke clothing. The column often comes under the title 'The Inside Track'.

How to Spend It is the luxury supplement of the Financial Times newspaper, and is the UK's leading luxury publication.

Robb Report

Simon has been a core contributor to Robb Report - the leading US luxury publication - ever since it launched in the UK. 

He has been called on to detail the finest Japanese craftsmen in menswear, from tailors to shoemakers, and to reveal the hidden ateliers of Italy. 

Simon is also a columnist, expressing his view on why men can and should wear hats more often, for example, or explaining what makes a quality leather bag. 

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The Rake

Simon is a Contributing Editor to The Rake magazine, and has been working with the magazine for it for the past seven years. 

Previously also the Online Editor, he now features largely as a focus for books, events and other activities of his or from Permanent Style. 

He recently appeared in the magazine as the focus of its 'Pocket Guide' section, where leading men from the world of fashion are asked about their favourite style items that they carry with them. 

GQ, The Telegraph, Mr Porter and others

Other magazines and newspapers Simon has contributed include The Telegraph, The Times and GQ, as well as Mr Porter online. 

Abroad, he has contributed to foreign editions of magazines such as Esquire China, a variety of Japanese magazines and others in India, Peru and Spain.

As in the UK, the editors tend to call on his expertise around bespoke, luxury menswear, particularly Savile Row. 



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Brand content

Brands increasingly produce strong in-house content, including printed magazines and commentary on new collections. 

Simon has been asked to contribute pieces to such magazines, for brands including Dunhill, Drake's, Turnbull & Asser, Globe-Trotter and others. 

Shops have also commissioned features, either asking Simon to explain a technical aspect of their collection, or pick out his favourites from a new season.