FrontRunners: Going Underground

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.

The one-off 550 Italia prototype mates a Fiat 500 body with a Ferrari 458 Italia engine…
Limited to 50 examples, the supercar features design details found on McLaren’s 1995 Le Mans–...
The global program will feature top models from Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, and Lamborghini…
Cadillac hopes to take on its Germans competitors with its first modern full-size flagship…
Photo by Mercedes-Benz USA
The new cars expand the marque’s C-Class offerings…
The daylong event will include exhibitions, rides, and live entertainment…
A hand-embroidered silk interior, ruby-set dials, and mother-of-pearl paint set this Phantom apart...
Photo by David Dewhurst Photography
The all-new design is aimed at the hip crowd, but loyalists may balk…
Photo by 2014 Infiniti
The QX50’s size increase promises a roomy ride for passengers…
Photo by Barry Hathaway
Robb Report takes a ride and speaks with the actor, whose passion for motorcycles fueled the fire...