When d’Avenza relaunched its illustrious label this year after more than a decade’s absence from U.S.
In their goal to develop more comfortable dress footwear, men’s shoemakers began creating leather dress loafers with rubber soles typicall
Domenico Vacca is a colorful individual: When he opened his signature store next door to Cipriani in Manhattan in May 2002, he aimed to of
If soft, natural shoulders, unusually high-notched lapels, and suppressed waists do not make suits and sport coats from Cesare Att
When Tom Ford returned to fashion last year after a three-year hiatus, he did so in a way that was completely unexpected to those who had
Makers of custom shoes might employ centuries-old techniques, but their footwear still can appear surprisingly modern.
The skiwear company Spyder (www.spyder.com) has introduced body armor for bicyclists.
After his parents were killed in 1997, during a civil war, a then-14-year-old Sudanese boy named Sefedin found his way to a base camp for
When Thierry Hermès opened his saddle shop in 1837, in Paris, the cobblestoned streets rang with the clip-clop of horses’ hooves.
Nader Zadi, a manhattan optician who owns the bespoke eyewear company CustomEyes, used to notice fellow subway passengers and restaurant d
If a tie’s pattern does not readily identify it as one of Italo Ferretti’s designs, then its construction should.
The sounds of rapping hammers and buzzing saws echo through Solomeo, Italy, as they have for much of the past two decades.
Chuck Vodicka describes himself as "very fussy." When Vodicka, who lives in Miami and is a partner in an independent insurance company, neede
From slow food, the anti-fast-food movement that a group of fellow Italians initiated to promote locally grown artisanal foods, brothers and
Dunning Golf Performance Apparel (www.dunninggolf.com) cannot fix your swing, but i
The smoke is suffocating inside Stefano Ricci’s office, where he puffs away on a cigarette while sitting behind an enormous glass-topped d
San Francisco retailer Wilkes Bashford once vowed he never would open a store
in any location where he could not be accessible in pe
Custom clothiers bring their tape measures, fabric swatches, and refined tastes to your door to create a complete, personalized wardrobe.
Over the course of his 25-year career as a bespoke shoemaker in London, Jason Amesbury has crafted footwear from almost every skin imaginable
Italian tailors have been chipping away at Britain’s suitmaking legacy for decades.
Ttom Ford’s long-awaited menswear collection, which he unveiled this spring, appears surprisingly traditional.
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For Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli (distributed by IMC Group, 212.750.2990,
When Ermenegildo Zegna’s remodeled Manhattan store reopens this
The picturesque harbor in Portofino seemed almost too small and ill-equipped to handle the two dozen 55-foot sailboats that converged on the
Lapo Elkann has described the eyewear from his new company, Italia Independent, as unique and innovative “personal belongings” instead of
During a dinner in Shanghai last year, Silvano Lattanzi’s hosts, a group of Chinese clients, spontaneously began singing “O Sole Mio” as a t