Fashion

Scabal offers more than 5,000 cloth weaves in its extensive archives of fine fabrics, including Dreamline, a rare worsted-woolen cashmere, and its recently introduced Riverside, a super 120s wool...
Over the past 20 years partners David Dow and Jim Neeley have lent their considerable business acumen and creative talents to everything from building houses in third-world countries to crafting home...
Rimowa revolutionized the luggage industry back in 1937 when the Cologne, Germany-based case manufacturer introduced a series of train and steamer trunks made from lightweight aluminum. As air travel...
Shirtmakers tend to acquire their considerable skills, as well as their favorite shears, from fathers and grandfathers who have practiced the art of tailoring for decades before them. So Paul Trible...
In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Tumi re-created some if its original leather travel pieces this season. Best known for pioneering the use of high-quality ballistic nylon in travel and...
The Italian fashion house Gucci has created stylish 3-D glasses for optimum viewing of 3-D movies. The black plastic aviator frames with Gucci’s signature green- and red-striped detail were designed...
Like James Dyson’s remarkable reworking of the vacuum cleaner, mechanical engineer David Kahng reinvented the umbrella by turning the rainy-day object into a weatherproof work of art. The...
For its bold new eyewear collection, German automaker Maybach turned to IVKO, another Teutonic brand, to handcraft shades worthy of its über-luxe vehicles. Emulating the posh interiors of Maybach...
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...
One of the few female custom shoemakers in the world, Olga Berluti plies her craft in a wonderfully ornate atelier in the Marais district of Paris, several blocks away from Rue Marbeuf, where the 115...
Stefano Ricci launched his signature label in 1971 with a collection of silk neckties printed with some of the doodles he had made while a student at the University of Pisa. He still designs every...
By perpetually shrinking the armhole, tweaking the shoulders and lightening the construction on the quintessential Neapolitan-made suit invented by his father, Vincenzo, back in the 1930s, master...
George Cleverley was an early-20th-century master shoemaker known for creating the chiseled square toe that is still this London-based bespoke footwear maker’s signature. Although the company’s...
The Florentine designer’s cuff links are intricate and opulent. Made of 18-karat gold, each pair comes embedded with diamonds, sapphires, and other precious gems. In lieu of precious stones, Ricci...
The French luxury house produces elegant ophthalmic creations from 18-karat gold and platinum, as well as exotic woods, like African bubinga, and organically farmed buffalo horn. The company modifies...
Although the Lobb family sold its French operation and the worldwide rights (excluding England) to its name to Paris-based Hermès in 1976, the agreement did not include the original Lobb workshop on...
Above all else, Italian bespoke footwear maker Silvano Lattanzi is known for his incredible imagination and inability to recognize the words “it can’t be done” when conceiving a pair of shoes. Such...
The conventional blazer takes on a completely different connotation in the hands of Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli, whose easy, chic sportswear—from soft jackets, quilted outerwear, and ski...
Two elements—the figure-eight-shape undersole and the finest blemish-free leather—distinguish John Lobb’s French-made footwear from those of most other shoemakers. The company prides itself on using...
When Yvan Benbanaste assumed the role of fashion coordinator at Pal Zileri in 2007, he took on the near-impossible task of getting the Italian clothier’s multiple licensees to produce outerwear,...

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