facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

FrontRunners: Going Underground

William Kissel

Stephen Kempson (212. 688.2868), the British stylemaker whose personal wardrobing services have been the best-kept secret among the American chief executives whom he dresses, has selected an appropriately surreptitious location in Manhattan for his new private atelier. The 600-square-foot shop is located on the lower level of the Dara Lamb women’s clothing store on Park Avenue.

“I’m trying to make it like a small men’s club where a gentleman can come after work for a glass of wine or an espresso and look through fine wool and cashmere fabric books,” says Kempson. In addition to his English-made custom suits, shirts, and sportswear, Kempson stocks his store with his fellow countrymen’s wares, including a small sampling of Tufting luggage, ready-made footwear by G.J. Cleverley, fine-gauge hosiery by Pantherella, and loungewear by Savile Row pajama maker Derek Rose.

Copyright 2013 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Photo by Stephan Cooper
Copyright 2014 Infiniti
Photo by Pietro Carrieri
Photo by Pawel Litwinski