Fashion

Prada’s reputation for housing its collections in inventive, high-impact architectural settings is almost as notable as the Italian brand’s innovative and technically advanced clothing and footwear...
Salvatore Ferragamo has long had a reputation for turning out sophisticated men’s dress shoes made from high-quality leather and skins. This season, the Italian luxury brand is showing its softer...
While David Schottenstein was away at boarding school in Venice, Italy, he spent his free time frequenting stores like Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna, where he cultivated his love for fine...
Ever since George Esquivel launched his signature footwear label more than a decade ago, the Orange County, California–based bespoke shoemaker has crafted everything from exotic-skin brogues with...
Since the iPad has become an essential electronic tool for many businesspeople, designer Domenico Vacca has created a stylish alligator iPad case available in 25 vibrant shades. “We have received...
Cuban-born, Florida-based tailor Ike Behar is well-known for his luxurious men’s dress shirts, particularly the brand’s upscale, Miami-made bespoke collection of featherweight sea island cottons...
Edward VIII, the late Duke of Windsor, once offered that “brown in town should never been seen” in reference to the true gentleman’s wardrobe. Such looks, he intimated, should be limited to the...
During his time, Henry Holland was known for wearing a particular caramel-and- beige nail-head tweed that, like the familiar tartan check at Burberry, ultimately became the signature cloth at Holland...
Sven Götti, owner and designer of the eyewear firm Götti Switzerland in Wädenswil, Switzerland, reinterprets retro-style eyewear from the 1950s through the 1970s using high-tech treated materials for...
After securing licensing agreements with such top names as Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, and Ferrari, Italian eyewear maker Marcolin scored a double whammy this year with the launch of two brands: the...
Last fall San Francisco–based shoemaker Michael Toschi commandeered a former Crane & Co. stationery boutique in San Francisco’s One Embarcadero Center and turned it into a signature pop-up shop...
Once the exclusive maker of neckwear under the Brioni label, Italian tie maker Italo Ferretti also fashions fine neckwear under its own label using printed silk fabrics designed in-house. The 66-year...
Ralph Lauren has always displayed an aura of class and luxury, personified through images of country-estate living and black-tie affairs. But it wasn’t until Lauren introduced his upscale Purple...
Although Kiton made its name producing completely handmade suits in an old-world Neapolitan manner, when the company expanded into dress and sport shirts more than a decade ago it did so without...
John Kochis, who celebrates his 20th anniversary this year making custom men’s neckties, calls his designs “neck apparel” because they are much more than a strip of colorful cloth worn about the neck...
Since 1949, when Henri d’Origny designed the first Hermès necktie, the French luxury brand has produced five-fold silk twill ties made in a kaleidoscope of color combinations that it retires at the...
Bright color and bold patterns, often considered vulgar in the world of luxury, are rendered both beautiful and wearable in the hands of Kean Etro, the Italian designer who single-handedly started a...
First and foremost a suit maker, Kiton proved its ability to maneuver outside the world of tailored clothing when, nearly a decade ago, the company introduced sumptuous cashmere topcoats and refined...
Robert Talbott neckties are made in-house at the company’s Carmel, California-based factory, where more than a dozen seamstresses still cut and sew nearly every tie by hand. The ties are constructed...
Giorgio Armani literally redefined the look in men’s tailored clothing when he first paraded his slouchy, soft shouldered suits down the runway in the 1970s. Less than a decade later he was doing the...
Pushing the limits of luxury suit making is critical to the success of Naples, Italy-based Kiton, a company that continuously introduces new tailored-clothing shapes cut from microscopically thin...
Charvet stocks more than 6,000 varieties of cotton fabric—from Sea Island and Egyptian to royal oxford and Irish linen—and an equal number of color variations, including 400 shades of white alone...
Widely regarded for its pioneering Jacket in a Box, a lightweight, fully unconstructed travel jacket introduced in 1996, Belvest is best known for its hybrid style of suit making that combines...
Technology and tradition converge in the Isaia factory, located in the Casalnuovo region of Naples, where the brand’s tailored clothing is mostly made in an industrial manner using the latest in...
Christophe Charvet built his reputation in the mid-19th century as a shirtmaker, but the Paris-based shop that still bears his name is equally known these days for its neckwear, which is entirely...
This suit maker from the Italian seaside town of Avenza di Carrara, where the brand takes its name, was one of the most successful luxury clothing labels up until the 1970s, when a series of business...
The craftsmen who labor at Industrie Confezioni Tessili, the Venice-based factory that has been making Incotex trousers since 1951, look on every pair of trousers as a piece of architecture, to be...
Technology has always been the calling card of California-based shoemaker Michael Toschi, who launched his signature brand of men’s dress and casual footwear in 1998 with the idea of integrating many...
When fifth-generation textile producer Luca Trabaldo Togna took over the St. Andrews clothing factory in spring 2006 and subsequently renamed it Santandrea, a name more in keeping with the brand’s...
Finamore, established in 1925, is the second-oldest shirtmaker in Naples, but this fourth-generation family-owned company keeps its ditributions very exclusive. While other Italian shirt brands...

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