Fashion

Known for its practical, well-made luggage and business accessories, Tumi is venturing into exotic territory with a collection of special-order alligator accessories. The super-slim Windsor Envelope...
No man’s wardrobe is complete without essentials such as a navy blazer, khaki pants, a tailored suit, and the classic trench coat. Seasonally adaptable and appropriate for any number of occasions,...
Artisan shoe maker and race car enthusiast Gianni Mostile steered men’s footwear in a whole new direction in 1963 when he patented his soft leather driving moccasin with soles constructed entirely...
In his ongoing effort to bridge the world of luxury and technology, Ralph Lauren has introduced a dual-purpose jacket, dubbed the Remote, to his sporty RLX label. As a style statement, it is a...
Gable and Adnan (a.k.a. Ed) Shaikh give new meaning to the term in-house tailors. The Dallas-based couple actually converted the swimming pool cabana of their Kessler Park home into a custom-clothing...
Several years ago Alain Schimel, owner of the French brand Zilli, said he was focusing more design attention on shirts, ties, and leather accessories because such items are a natural stepping stone...
On any Paris shop receipt, you’ll read the word merci (thank you). At the new concept store of Marie-France and Bernard Cohen (founders of Bonpoint), the word has additional purpose and meaning when...
British shirt maker Thomas Pink unveiled a collection of specially treated cotton business shirts that are crease-resistant yet retain the brand’s signature soft, supple touch. Dubbed the Traveller,...
Hamilton, the 125-year-old American custom shirtmaker, is offering its clients exclusive access to a collection of 1,000 exceptional fabrics through a newly formed partnership with Thomas Mason,...
London’s Savile Row is known for its tailored clothing, not cycling gear. So when Rapha, the British brand known for its premium cycling clothing, approached bespoke tailor Timothy Everest about...
Kiton is introducing a brand of clothing to the U.S. that can best be classified as Kiton Light. The company’s Sartorio label, purchased from Italian suit maker Attolini in 2002 and available up...
A fashion devotee, Ernesto Piano appreciates being able to tie various knots — from the conventional four-in-hand and half-Windsor to a full Windsor and the Italian Vismara double knot — in order to...
More than a century ago, the British luggage maker Globe-Trotter helped revolutionize travel cases with the introduction of paper-based Vulcan fiber while its competitors were still making their...
Edward Green’s new Top Drawer shoe collection ( www.edwardgreen.com ) is made-to-order, as opposed to fully bespoke, but a pair still takes six to seven months to complete. Why the wait? The British...
The greyhound became part of the logo for Italian fashion house Trussardi in 1973, giving the brand a symbol of agility, elegance, and drive. Now, the sleek canine insignia is the focus of new...
Although the popular image of the briefcase may be a bit staid and conventional, the briefcase itself remains as essential a part of any executive’s accoutrements as the latest model of BlackBerry or...
Loro Piana now offers the world’s first 100 percent cashmere carpeting. Called One Step to Heaven and priced at approximately $178 per square foot, it is part of the new Loro Piana Interiors...
Somewhere in the Altai Mountains of Outer Mongolia, Pier Luigi Loro Piana and an army of rifle-toting security guards have reached their destination. Their caravan of jeeps has traveled for 15 hours...
In 1903, German drugstore owner Hans Schwarzkopf created a special powder formula that became the world’s first shampoo. It would be another 24 years before the same inventor would create the liquid...
Fashion leaders share their favorite apparel and accessories for spring, including a bright gingham jacket and sleek loafers—pieces that can update a classic look or serve as the building blocks of a...
Menswear designers are turning to the blues for comfort in these tumultuous times, presenting tailored suits and casual wear in a soothing and versatile palette that ranges from azure and turquoise...
If, as Gianluca Isaia says, a man’s shoes reflect his personality, then the Italian fashion designer’s new line of Isaia footwear (212.245.3733) should appeal to men who appreciate tradition but are...
Isaia’s new flagship store on the fashionable Via Pietro Verri in Milan, Italy, offers more than just its stylish Neopolitan menswear. It’s a lifestyle emporium that reflects the personality and...
Following in the footsteps of Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, Rickard Shah has, over the past decade, slowly attracted an A-list Hollywood clientele for its sexy stilettos. Now the Italian footwear...
When the Canadian Arctic begins to thaw in the spring, dozens of Inuvialuit, one of the region’s indigenous peoples, scour the tundra for the downy underwool known as qiviuk (pronounced kiv-ee-uck )...
The problem with monogrammed cuff links is that your initials are not unique. Your fingerprints, however, are. While experimenting with wax for his jewelry, James de Givenchy, of James de Givenchy...
George Cleverley began making men’s footwear in Edwardian London and opened his signature company in London in 1958. When he died 33 years later he passed the use of his name and the wooden lasts...
Suit makers have been touting the benefits of cashmere sport coats for decades, but now Scabal, the Belgian cloth maker, has made cashmere acceptable for suit making as well with the creation of...
A reverence for all things automotive drove the design of the new Ralph Lauren Black Label Duffle ( www.ralphlauren.com ). Composed of durable but lightweight Italian nylon, with leather trim, the...
David Chu believes that it is not just clothes that make the man, but also what you pack those clothes in. "How you travel is an extension of your personality," says Chu, the executive creative...

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