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
If soft, natural shoulders, unusually high-notched lapels, and suppressed waists do not make suits and sport coats from Cesare Att
Makers of custom shoes might employ centuries-old techniques, but their footwear still can appear surprisingly modern.
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
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
If a tie’s pattern does not readily identify it as one of Italo Ferretti’s designs, then its construction should.
Chuck Vodicka describes himself as "very fussy." When Vodicka, who lives in Miami and is a partner in an independent insurance company, neede
The sounds of rapping hammers and buzzing saws echo through Solomeo, Italy, as they have for much of the past two decades.
Dunning Golf Performance Apparel (www.dunninggolf.com) cannot fix your swing, but i
From slow food, the anti-fast-food movement that a group of fellow Italians initiated to promote locally grown artisanal foods, brothers and
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,
Lapo Elkann has described the eyewear from his new company, Italia Independent, as unique and innovative “personal belongings” instead of
The picturesque harbor in Portofino seemed almost too small and ill-equipped to handle the two dozen 55-foot sailboats that converged on the
When Ermenegildo Zegna’s remodeled Manhattan store reopens this
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
Belvest’s new spring linen suits and blazers appear to be classic warm-weather standbys, but the Italian manufacturer washes the material
In the context of men’s apparel, Rome and Naples are famous for their tailors and their handmade suits.
Although Michael Bastian was only 19 years old when Perry Ellis presented his final collection in 1986, the New York teen already was an a
Fashion designer and wardrobe consultant Jack Simpson has long been an enthusiast of 1940s-era fashion and pop culture, particularly the wor