Fashion

This pioneering pant maker from the Vicenza region of Italy is known for its recent introduction of Zanext, a new waistband technology that gives greater elasticity to wool and other natural fibers...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Shortly after Ermenegildo Zegna launched its first collection of men’s ready-to-wear in the 1960s, the founder’s son, Angelo Zegna, handed two pieces of vividly colored silk to a company craftsman...
Anyone who has ever spent time in Naples, Italy, is aware of E. Marinella, the tiny bayside shop on busy Riviera di Chiaia that often has lines of shoppers waiting to get inside to peruse the company...
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...
Fritz Hiltl started making trousers in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, in 1955 with the mission to produce one of the best-made men’s pants in the world. He did so by putting the same sort of sartorial...
Ascot Chang foresaw the sartorial future of Chinese clothing manufacturing two decades ago when he first brought his “Shanghainese”-style custom-shirt tailoring to the United States. In the process...
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...
Founded in 1953 in Parabiago, Italy by brothers Renzo and Renato Rossetti, the company specializes in beautifully made dress and casual footwear with special attention focused on comfort. For...
An offshoot of Barker, a classic men’s shoemaker operation out of Northamptonshire, England, since 1880, the more contemporary Barker Black line is the brainchild of Derrick and Kirk Miller, American...
Edward Green fashions its sleek, stylish footwear in Northampton, the heartland of English shoemaking, on lasts first developed more than a century ago. Considered one of the finest machine-made...
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...
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...
Zegna is one of Italy’s best-selling fashion exports primarily because the family-owned company has been able to leverage its name beyond suits to include everything from jeans, knitwear, and...
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010, Ermenegildo Zegna started out as a cloth maker and began making ready-made tailored clothing from its own proprietary fabrics in the 1960s. When Zegna...
Many have tried to duplicate the intricacies involved in creating Dolcepunta designer Rolando Scapellato’s 11-fold neckties, a complex folding operation whereby two large panels of silk are sewn...
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...
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...
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...
Most men identify Brioni with the Penne, Italy-based company’s strong-shouldered power suits. But the Italian clothier—considered by many the most recognizable men's luxury brand in the world—is also...
Bill Niemczyk has made prototypes for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, among others, but the custom-leather craftsman saves his best skins and belt-making skills for those produced under his own...
There is nothing formulaic about Alex Kabbaz’s custom-made shirts. Working from a studio in Amagansett, New York, he is one of the few shirtmakers left who still believes in the single-sewer...
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...
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...
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...

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