Manning & Manning suit – with an Italian...

August 5th 2016

The Italian Background: an awkward but persistently useful phrase I coined back in 2008 to describe the tendency of Italians to wear blue shirts and navy ties under strongly coloured suits. Rather than the English alternative - bright shirts and tie...

Manning & Manning suit – with an Italian...

The Italian Background: an awkward but persistently useful phrase I coined back in 2008 to describe the tendency of Italians to wear blue shirts and navy ties under strongly coloured suits. Rather than the English alte...

Finding a tailor - Shirts and tiesAugust 5th 2016

Suits through the decades: Bryan Manning on costume

May 9th 2016

Bryan Manning (above) is a cutter who trained at Kilgour French & Stanbury, before running his own workshop in various forms for much of the 1970s and 1980s. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of his career, however, is the costume work h...

Suits through the decades: Bryan Manning on costume

   Bryan Manning (above) is a cutter who trained at Kilgour French & Stanbury, before running his own workshop in various forms for much of the 1970s and 1980s. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of his career, h...

Suits - TailoringMay 9th 2016

Manning & Manning bespoke tailoring

April 25th 2016

Earlier this year I started a bespoke summer suit with tailors Manning & Manning. They are a small operation comprising old Row cutter Bryan Manning (above) and his son, with the making outsourced to various coatmakers and trouser makers. ...

Manning & Manning bespoke tailoring

   Earlier this year I started a bespoke summer suit with tailors Manning & Manning. They are a small operation comprising old Row cutter Bryan Manning (above) and his son, with the making outsourced to various coa...

Suits - TailoringApril 25th 2016