”It’s more socially acceptable for guys to be interested in and spend money on clothes.” Simon Crompton is a London based writer and the founder of menswear blog Permanentstyle.com which has over 300 000 readers and has been voted by The Times as one of the worlds 15 best websites for menswear. Simon has a staggering body of work, having interviewed several hundred tailors and craftsmen around the world. He has also written several books on the subject, most recently The Style Guide. This is a conversation from the archive and took place in his home in south London two years ago. Enjoy!