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  1. Hats made from toquilla straw, which comes from the Carludovica palmata plant in South America, predate the Spanish Conquest of the 16th century. The hats were named Panamas in the mid-1800s by...
  2. Even with climate-controlled cedar closets to preserve fine fabrics and keep moths at bay, clothing takes a pounding from the wear and tear of frequent use. When it comes to repairing insect holes,...
  3. Contrary to popular opinion that has undoubtedly been perpetuated by Britain’s climate, the English did not invent the umbrella. The word, and presumably the origin, derives from Italy. However, no...
  4. Alan Flusser (212.888.4500) literally wrote the book on dressing the world’s most elegant men. The 30-year veteran clothing designer, custom suitmaker, and personal wardrobe consultant has penned...
  5. Everyone wants a wristwatch that is part mechanical genius and part great design. This year, Michel Parmigiani has endowed a single watch with liberal helpings of both. Adding a slightly edgy touch...
  6. ts are built as integrated units for extra displays ratherDress watch fans have something to celebrate now that serious suits are back in fashion. Equally thrilling is the news that some of their all...
  7. Even a watch novice can recognize that there is something special about Vacheron Constantin’s 247 with a 31-day retrograde calendar. The platinum timepiece ($29,000) can be interpreted as a single-...
  8. While Glashutte Original’s PanoReserve is definitely an eye-catcher, the real reason this model has been so exuberantly embraced by watch aficionados is that—as a perfect representation of the German...
  9. Jaeger-LeCoultre has created the most impressive jewelry watch of the year by breaking the rules of conventional gem setting. Forsaking the uniform rows of carefully matched stones found on a normal...
  10. The latest limited edition fountain pen from Marlen, a 21-year-old Italian company renowned for the smooth operation of its writing instruments, has been designed with a novel and clever feature: a...

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