Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Picking cloth

Read MoreFeb 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 lesson...

Manish’s five bespoke lessons: Picking cloth

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 lesson...

Feb 16th 2024

Manish's five bespoke lessons: Working with a tailor

Read MoreNov 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 times, ...

Manish's five bespoke lessons: Working with a tailor

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 times, ...

Nov 29th 2023

Reader profile: Manish

Read MoreAug 23rd 2021

Sometimes I feel a bit envious of brands holding trunk shows, because they meet so many more PS readers than I do.  I see people at occasional events, and of course the pop-ups once or twice a year, but that's about it.  So one of the nice things a...

Reader profile: Manish

Sometimes I feel a bit envious of brands holding trunk shows, because they meet so many more PS readers than I do.  I see people at occasional events, and of course the pop-ups once or twice a year, but that's about it.  So one of the nice things a...

Aug 23rd 2021

How we wear LEJ

Read MoreApr 26th 2023

By Manish Puri with André Larnyoh. Luke Walker is the creative director of the brand LEJ. I still remember the first time I saw him. He was strolling across my local green, wearing faded jeans and a loose shirt that appeared to be somewhat reluctant...

How we wear LEJ

By Manish Puri with André Larnyoh. Luke Walker is the creative director of the brand LEJ. I still remember the first time I saw him. He was strolling across my local green, wearing faded jeans and a loose shirt that appeared to be somewhat reluctant...

Apr 26th 2023

I'm going on holiday

Read MoreApr 6th 2024

For the past 16 years I’ve never taken a holiday from publishing and replying to comments on Permanent Style. I normally take a break on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but that’s about it.  You could call it dedication if you want, but I suspect ...

I'm going on holiday

For the past 16 years I’ve never taken a holiday from publishing and replying to comments on Permanent Style. I normally take a break on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but that’s about it.  You could call it dedication if you want, but I suspect ...

Apr 6th 2024

Wearing pink: Tips and combinations

Read MoreMar 6th 2023

By Manish Puri “That was the day I learned how dangerous a color can be. That a boy could be knocked off that shade and made to reckon his trespass. Even if color is nothing but what the light reveals, that nothing has laws, and a boy on a pink bik...

Wearing pink: Tips and combinations

By Manish Puri “That was the day I learned how dangerous a color can be. That a boy could be knocked off that shade and made to reckon his trespass. Even if color is nothing but what the light reveals, that nothing has laws, and a boy on a pink bik...

Mar 6th 2023

La Manual Alpargatera: How espadrilles are handmade

Read MoreJul 8th 2022

By Manish Puri I’m sitting at a round wooden table in the back office of La Manual Alpargatera. The owner, Joan Carles Tasies, is holding a chilled bottle of ratafia in his thick right hand and pours a measure into a glass in front of me. “One da...

La Manual Alpargatera: How espadrilles are handmade

By Manish Puri I’m sitting at a round wooden table in the back office of La Manual Alpargatera. The owner, Joan Carles Tasies, is holding a chilled bottle of ratafia in his thick right hand and pours a measure into a glass in front of me. “One da...

Jul 8th 2022

Visiting Bel y Cia in Barcelona, home of the Teba

Read MoreOct 6th 2023

By Manish Puri Bel y Cia opened in 1842 as a camiseria (shirt maker) on Passatge de Bacardí – a narrow walkway that connects Barcelona’s Las Rambla to Plaça Reial. Following the demolition of the city walls (1854-1866) and the end of the Spanis...

Visiting Bel y Cia in Barcelona, home of the Teba

By Manish Puri Bel y Cia opened in 1842 as a camiseria (shirt maker) on Passatge de Bacardí – a narrow walkway that connects Barcelona’s Las Rambla to Plaça Reial. Following the demolition of the city walls (1854-1866) and the end of the Spanis...

Oct 6th 2023

The Bureau, Belfast: Big brand mix and exclusive styles

Read MoreNov 20th 2023

By Manish Puri If you leave Belfast city centre and head east, past Nuala with the Hula, across the Lagan, and along the Newtonards Road, eventually, in the shadows of Samson and Goliath (the monumental gantry cranes that loom over the shipyards wher...

The Bureau, Belfast: Big brand mix and exclusive styles

By Manish Puri If you leave Belfast city centre and head east, past Nuala with the Hula, across the Lagan, and along the Newtonards Road, eventually, in the shadows of Samson and Goliath (the monumental gantry cranes that loom over the shipyards wher...

Nov 20th 2023

A Guide To Chambray Shirts - Part One: Reproductions

Read MoreApr 10th 2024

By Manish Puri Imagine a Venn diagram with three rings representing quality cloth, construction and design. If you buy an item of clothing that sits in one of those rings you’re still doing better than half the landfill-peddled-as-fashion you’ll ...

A Guide To Chambray Shirts - Part One: Reproductions

By Manish Puri Imagine a Venn diagram with three rings representing quality cloth, construction and design. If you buy an item of clothing that sits in one of those rings you’re still doing better than half the landfill-peddled-as-fashion you’ll ...

Apr 10th 2024

A. Marchesan, Stockholm: Curated Period Menswear

Read MoreApr 8th 2024

By Manish Puri There’s not exactly a shortage of quality secondhand and vintage stores in Stockholm. Take a stroll along Hornsgatan for example - a busy road running through the Södermalm neighbourhood - and within just a few hundred metres you’...

A. Marchesan, Stockholm: Curated Period Menswear

By Manish Puri There’s not exactly a shortage of quality secondhand and vintage stores in Stockholm. Take a stroll along Hornsgatan for example - a busy road running through the Södermalm neighbourhood - and within just a few hundred metres you’...

Apr 8th 2024

Are you a menswear snob?

Read MoreApr 12th 2024

By Manish Puri Forgive me for starting with such a blunt question.  I know that, in common parlance, ‘snob’ is a pejorative term. However, when it comes to matters of dressing, it’s worth recalling the words of Yves Saint Laurent who said, “...

Are you a menswear snob?

By Manish Puri Forgive me for starting with such a blunt question.  I know that, in common parlance, ‘snob’ is a pejorative term. However, when it comes to matters of dressing, it’s worth recalling the words of Yves Saint Laurent who said, “...

Apr 12th 2024

When to wear a tie: Personality and opportunity

Read MoreFeb 19th 2024

At Pitti Uomo back in January I took the opportunity to wear mostly tailoring and ties - the two outfits shown above and below. And it felt great.  I know there are traditionalists who see me as the antithesis of this, as I’m rarely pictured weari...

When to wear a tie: Personality and opportunity

At Pitti Uomo back in January I took the opportunity to wear mostly tailoring and ties - the two outfits shown above and below. And it felt great.  I know there are traditionalists who see me as the antithesis of this, as I’m rarely pictured weari...

Feb 19th 2024

Five good ready-made suits under £1000

Read MoreAug 16th 2023

By Manish Puri The attention of Permanent Style has always been - and will continue to remain - trained upon the highest quality garments in the world. However, there are barriers to accessing the very best – especially with suits. You might live h...

Five good ready-made suits under £1000

By Manish Puri The attention of Permanent Style has always been - and will continue to remain - trained upon the highest quality garments in the world. However, there are barriers to accessing the very best – especially with suits. You might live h...

Aug 16th 2023

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

Read MoreOct 26th 2022

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look worse than...

A shopping guide to ready-made trousers

By Manish Puri If my years of reading Permanent Style have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look better than a tailored jacket. If my years of having eyes have taught me anything, it’s that few things make a man look worse than...

Oct 26th 2022

Luxury chore coats compared

Read MoreDec 16th 2022

By Manish Puri Not all chores are made equal. Some take longer, some require more exertion, and some involve going out into the cold. On a typical weekend you’ll find me frantically searching for loopholes in the chivalric code so I can cherry pick...

Luxury chore coats compared

By Manish Puri Not all chores are made equal. Some take longer, some require more exertion, and some involve going out into the cold. On a typical weekend you’ll find me frantically searching for loopholes in the chivalric code so I can cherry pick...

Dec 16th 2022

Where to buy a RTW double-breasted navy overcoat

Read MoreDec 20th 2023

By Manish Puri Some years back, I was having a drink with my partner, Gemma, and a friend, Nathan, who shared my interest in clothes. Over a few pints and packets of bacon fries we delved deep into matters political and philosophical, before turning...

Where to buy a RTW double-breasted navy overcoat

By Manish Puri Some years back, I was having a drink with my partner, Gemma, and a friend, Nathan, who shared my interest in clothes. Over a few pints and packets of bacon fries we delved deep into matters political and philosophical, before turning...

Dec 20th 2023

Lost in translation: What menswear phrases really mean

Read MoreDec 27th 2023

By Manish Puri Powering up one’s menswear game isn’t merely about honing the perfect silhouette or mastering colour combinations. It also means becoming fluent in a whole new language.  That will, of course, initially mean becoming familiar with...

Lost in translation: What menswear phrases really mean

By Manish Puri Powering up one’s menswear game isn’t merely about honing the perfect silhouette or mastering colour combinations. It also means becoming fluent in a whole new language.  That will, of course, initially mean becoming familiar with...

Dec 27th 2023

The Merchant Fox: All the casual jackets reviewed

Read MoreJan 23rd 2023

By Manish Puri In between short walks to the kitchen to restock on mince pies and watching Home Alone for the 83rd time (this genuinely may be an understatement), the festive period offers a singular opportunity to contemplate weighty matters concern...

The Merchant Fox: All the casual jackets reviewed

By Manish Puri In between short walks to the kitchen to restock on mince pies and watching Home Alone for the 83rd time (this genuinely may be an understatement), the festive period offers a singular opportunity to contemplate weighty matters concern...

Jan 23rd 2023

Sartoria Ripense: Visiting Andrea Luparelli in Rome

Read MoreJul 17th 2023

By Manish Puri Whenever an article related to Rome is published on Permanent Style I’ve noticed there’s usually a reader comment or two about Sartoria Ripense – either asking about their style or praising their work. With this in mind, I decide...

Sartoria Ripense: Visiting Andrea Luparelli in Rome

By Manish Puri Whenever an article related to Rome is published on Permanent Style I’ve noticed there’s usually a reader comment or two about Sartoria Ripense – either asking about their style or praising their work. With this in mind, I decide...

Jul 17th 2023

The history of New York bespoke tailoring: An introduction with Bruce and Alan

Read MoreApr 19th 2023

* This article is the first in a series that will look at New York bespoke over the years* By Manish Puri. In the 1956 version of the song New York’s My Home, Sammy Davis Jr. is eager to address the crazy rumour that some foolhardy New Yorkers are ...

The history of New York bespoke tailoring: An introduction with Bruce and Alan

* This article is the first in a series that will look at New York bespoke over the years* By Manish Puri. In the 1956 version of the song New York’s My Home, Sammy Davis Jr. is eager to address the crazy rumour that some foolhardy New Yorkers are ...

Apr 19th 2023

How much do you actually know? An interview with Alan Flusser

Read MoreAug 4th 2023

By Manish Puri A few months ago I had the privilege of speaking with Alan Flusser about the history of New York bespoke tailoring. From the opening beats of our conversation it was clear that Alan wasn’t about to be constrained by the narrow parame...

How much do you actually know? An interview with Alan Flusser

By Manish Puri A few months ago I had the privilege of speaking with Alan Flusser about the history of New York bespoke tailoring. From the opening beats of our conversation it was clear that Alan wasn’t about to be constrained by the narrow parame...

Aug 4th 2023

Dunhill Tailors: The brothers that dressed the party of the century

Read MoreMay 15th 2023

*This article is part of a series that looks at the history of New York’s bespoke tailoring. You can see the first, introductory article here and a subsequent piece on Bill Fioravanti here* By Manish Puri It’s 1966 and you’re Truman Capote. Yo...

Dunhill Tailors: The brothers that dressed the party of the century

*This article is part of a series that looks at the history of New York’s bespoke tailoring. You can see the first, introductory article here and a subsequent piece on Bill Fioravanti here* By Manish Puri It’s 1966 and you’re Truman Capote. Yo...

May 15th 2023

William Fioravanti: The power tailor

Read MoreMay 1st 2023

*This article is part of a series that looks at the history of New York’s bespoke tailoring. You can see the first, introductory article, here* By Manish Puri “Ready-made men’s wear was never more varied. Nevertheless, an increasing number of ...

William Fioravanti: The power tailor

*This article is part of a series that looks at the history of New York’s bespoke tailoring. You can see the first, introductory article, here* By Manish Puri “Ready-made men’s wear was never more varied. Nevertheless, an increasing number of ...

May 1st 2023

The Permanent Style Anniversary dinner

Read MoreJun 21st 2023

Last November marked 15 years since the founding of Permanent Style. To celebrate the occasion, we planned two things: a personal dinner with friends in Florence and a more public event in the pop-up shop on Savile Row. The public event, to which all...

The Permanent Style Anniversary dinner

Last November marked 15 years since the founding of Permanent Style. To celebrate the occasion, we planned two things: a personal dinner with friends in Florence and a more public event in the pop-up shop on Savile Row. The public event, to which all...

Jun 21st 2023