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bespoke suit sponge and press service in savile row

Suit Sponge and Press Service

Manning and Manning offer a sponge and press service to their clients. Too frequent dry cleaning is not good for woollen cloth, or any other cloth for that matter, it dries out the natural oils in the fabric and affects the wear quality apart from damaging the appearance.  Our hand sponge and press gives you […]

Made to Measure Versus Bespoke

At one time, tailors simply called themselves “tailors”.  Some specialists put “court” or “military” before or after “tailor” because they had particular skills.Until about 1954, men attending a Royal Court had to wear a uniform including knee breeches and, as there were very few tailors who could make these, those particular tailors would quite often […]

fused vs floating suit canvas

Fused or Floating Canvas

What are the differences between fused and floating? How do I choose which is best for my needs so I get the most out of my money? First and foremost, what is a canvas? Simply put, it is what gives shape to a jacket and has a significant impact on the final finish of the […]

Bespoke Tailoring

Clothing that stands out from all others It is the attention to detail that makes handmade Savile Row clothing stand out from the all others. At Manning & Manning we pride ourselves on maintaining these high standards. Our attention to detail is second to none. We are master craftsmen and only allow master craftsmen to […]

custom buyers handbook

The custom buyer’s handbook

Buying anything custom made is an exciting prospect but it is also a costly business and requires as much involvement from the buyer as the designer/maker. I am writing this article to shed some light and dispel some myths on the custom made buying process so that our customers can benefit from our decades of […]

Looking after your bespoke suit

Looking after your bespoke suit

A bespoke suit is a big investment and should look as good as new for many years but you should maintain it appropriately.  Here are a few rules that will give you that amount of wear. You should brush the pockets, collar and lapels often to remove any dirt. You should try very hard not […]