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  1. In addition to sourcing some of the most luxurious suit fabrics—materials made from vicuña and other rare fiber blends that sell for as much as $5,000 a yard— Oxxford Clothes (212.593.0204, www...
  2. The cut of a typical Isaia (888. 996.7555, www.isaia.it ) suit includes a natural-fitting shoulder with a slight forward pitch, a high armhole, and a canoe-shaped breast pocket. These traits are...
  3. Brioni has acquired exclusive rights to Vanquish II—a proprietary blend of vicuña, pashmina, and qiviuk by Belgian fashion supplier Dormeuil—and it is using this material to produce a special-edition...
  4. No other branded suitmaker devotes as much time to a single suit as Kiton does to its K-50 model. The "50" in the name refers both to the number of hours a Kiton tailor spends fashioning one of the...
  5. Although other companies brought their Dominican puros to market first, General Cigar began experimenting with Dominican-grown wrappers as early as the 1970s. Recently, the company’s retiring...
  6. Honduran cigars are notably meaty—?though, of course, this loose adjective makes no distinction between the lowly top round and the mouthwatering porterhouse. But if we are to liken cigars to cuts of...
  7. The Montecristo brand originated in 1930s Cuba, but the Dominican Republic version, born in the 1980s (long after Castro’s nationalization of the cigar industry), has ventured far from the Havana...
  8. Several years ago, Matasa president Manuel Quesada, one of the Caribbean’s most respected cigar makers, met with his friend Nestor Plasencia, the godfather of Nicaraguan tobacco and the largest...
  9. Strength is a relative term, but few (if any) of the very best cigars currently in production would qualify as ultramild. The trend toward greater intensity is not a marketing gimmick, but rather a...
  10. Since he created the AsomBroso brand nearly a decade ago, Southern California–based entrepreneur Rick "Ricardo" Gamarra has continued to push the traditional boundaries of tequila production with...

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