Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Picking cloth

February 16th 2024

By Manish Puri. This article is the second in a series dealing with my personal experiences of having bespoke/MTM clothes made over the last six years. The first covered some of my tips for working with tailors, while this piece focuses on the lesso...

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Picking cloth

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ClothFebruary 16th 2024

Repairing a rug jacket – with denim-like da...

January 24th 2024

This coat has a good story behind it, and is a nice one for Dry January I think, as it shows different ways clothes can be remade, repurposed and repaired. I bought it at the workwear-oriented shop Jinji in Paris . It had been made by them under th...

Repairing a rug jacket – with denim-like da...

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Fully understood. Back to the clothing itself... I really like the idea of a project like this, taking something that sat almost as a museum piece and bringing it back to life as a wearable piece. Very roughly along thes...

Casual clothing - DenimJanuary 24th 2024

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Working with...

November 29th 2023

By Manish Puri I’ve been commissioning made-to-measure and bespoke garments for six years. In any other sphere, that amount of experience might qualify me as an expert. So, it’s telling about the nature of bespoke - the slow production ...

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Working with...

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Depends how long it’s been since the last suit. Have you gained or lost weight, become more muscular etc. I’ve also found that different material drapes a little differently… but perhaps that could be adjusted in t...

Jackets - SuitsNovember 29th 2023

Dressed-up New Yorkers: The view from the pop-up

October 27th 2023

Our New York pop-up (now in its second year) brings in an interesting range of people - more, perhaps, than London. There’s Guy, who came last time too, an old-school New Yorker in bespoke, red socks and Warren Edwards loafers; Duncan, the kn...

Dressed-up New Yorkers: The view from the pop-up

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October 27th 2023

We’re coming back to New York (and bringing...

September 15th 2023

The pop-up shop we did last year with Rubato and Taillour went really well, so we're coming back to New York in October, with the addition shoemaker Seiji McCarthy (shoes below). This time we'll be on Christopher Street, with J Mueser kindly letting...

We’re coming back to New York (and bringing...

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Thank you Robert, it was lovely seeing you too...

September 15th 2023

Brown chalkstripe suit from Fred Nieddu/Taillour:...

September 6th 2023

There are two parts to this piece: one, Fred; two, chalkstripes. Given it's a review, let's do the first one first. This is the first piece of tailoring Fred Nieddu has made for me, having previously made a more unusual piece, a belted suede jacket...

Brown chalkstripe suit from Fred Nieddu/Taillour:...

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I've tended to mention that in the reviews, I can't remember them off the top of my head I'm afraid...

SuitsSeptember 6th 2023

Some interesting Pitti picks: Mixing patterns, la...

January 20th 2023

As we did last year, during Pitti I picked out a few people and outfits that I really liked, but that could have been missed - because they’re not Ethan, Jake or Tatsuya Nakamura. They’re deliberately a mix of smart and casual, tailoring...

Some interesting Pitti picks: Mixing patterns, la...

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Patterned trousers are hard David. No, I would go plain shirt, knit, jacket, anything on top....

StyleJanuary 20th 2023

We’re coming to New York!

September 12th 2022

So this is exciting. For the first time, Permanent Style Presents is coming to New York. A mini version of the London pop-up shop, it will be led by Rubato and PS, with very special guest Fred Nieddu, aka Taillour. We will be at 54 Mercer Street on ...

We’re coming to New York!

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September 12th 2022

The slouchy cardigan

June 10th 2022

Most cardigans that classic menswear fans admire fall into one of two camps. First is the cardigan to be worn under a jacket, frequently sleeveless. This is often quite thin, and is practical as an additional layer for warmth. It can look a little ...

The slouchy cardigan

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I think soft-collared shirts might be good underneath, but yes crewnecks, T-shirts etc would probably look best...

Belts and wallets - KnitwearJune 10th 2022

Fred Nieddu belted suede jacket: Review

March 30th 2022

This is the belted suede jacket I had made earlier this year by Fred Nieddu , based on film and bespoke pieces he had made while cutter at Timothy Everest. It’s quite an unusual style, but after a couple of months of wearing it in different p...

Fred Nieddu belted suede jacket: Review

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Thanks! Indeed not perhaps the best choice for this but was considering to get one of their horsehide jackets some day. Glad to hear good things about them....

JacketsMarch 30th 2022

The work of Fred Nieddu, ‘Taillour’

October 4th 2021

Fred Nieddu (above) recently set up on his own under the name ‘taillour’ (an Old French term for tailor), having previously been the bespoke cutter at Timothy Everest in London. However, chances are you will have seen Fred’s work ...

The work of Fred Nieddu, ‘Taillour’

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Where is his jewelry from (bracelet and rings)?...

JacketsOctober 4th 2021