Fashion

Chie Imai’s (800.957.3808, 212. 588.0555, www.royalchie.com ) distinctive designs are characterized by dyed strips of fur that are cut and sewn to achieve a basket weave effect, which she calls...
High in the Andes mountains of southern Peru, a skittish herd of deerlike vicuñas madly dashes from left to right in formation, desperately seeking a break in the circle that is slowly closing in...
The newest store in Chicago furrier Hana K’s rapidly growing signature chain is not only the smallest, it is also the most unconventional. The tiny boutique is sandwiched between a gold neoclassical...
At first glance, John Allan’s resembles a typical private men’s club. A dozen leather chairs line the room populated with men smoking cigars and sipping draft beer while waiting for a chance to...
A Washington, D.C., Microsoft executive who attends an exhaustive number of black-tie functions recently called upon Jack Simpson of Oxxford Clothes to put an end to his formal fashion boredom by...
An elderly gentleman walked into J.W. Cooper at Florida’s Bal Harbour Shops mall recently wearing a distinctive Western-etched three-piece belt buckle set that immediately caught the attention of...
The stench of death lingers inside a series of stone buildings that were built during the French Revolution just outside of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat in the heart of the French countryside. Here, in...
Many credit Scottish coat makers with inventing the concept of reversible clothing in the early 1900s. In an attempt to prevent their heavy wool Harris Tweeds from soaking up rain (and with it,...
For years, New York investment manager Ed Shugrue III traveled to England on a regular basis to have his suits custom-made on Savile Row and his bespoke shirts fitted on Jermyn Street. Although he...
This fall, fashion reflects on its past and discovers that many of the style tenets defined over the last century are still relevant, if not more so, in the modern world. On the surface, fall’s most...
Sherlock Holmes used to say, “The little things are infinitely the most important.” It doesn’t take a detective, however, to grasp the significance of distinctive accessories in a man’s wardrobe...
A scrub jay chirps as it soars overhead while I sit comfortably upright, immersed in the ancient practice of mindful meditation. “Notice the bird as it passes by,” offers instructor Linda Cammarata,...
Menswear designer and avid golfer Luciano Barbera criticized the colorful, casual clothing that had come to define golfwear a decade ago, suggesting that a proper gentleman would not wear anything...
Sportswear: Ermenegildo Zegna Zegna owns one of the world’s finest textile mills, giving the Italian sportswear maker the luxury of fabric exclusivity and experimentation. Innovative fabrics, such as...
Suits: Oxxford Clothes Oxxford Clothes’ latest suit silhouette was modified from a roped-shoulder, nipped-waist design first introduced in the 1930s. By raising the button stance, angling the pockets...
Suits: Attolini Attolini knows the secret to superior bespoke suitmaking: Strike the right balance between English and Neapolitan style and make sure every single detail—from the high armholes and...
In the realm of luxury menswear, two factions—small artisan brands and prestige designer labels—peacefully coexist and even complement each other in a man’s wardrobe. While you cannot dispute the...
You don’t need a compass to recognize that the concept of mobility is the prevailing undercurrent for spring fashion. From suits and sportswear in natural, wrinkle-resistant cloths to retro-inspired...
Five years ago, some of Neiman Marcus’ best customers gathered in the third-floor men’s department at the Beverly Hills store for what could have been a routine Brioni trunk show. But rather than...
Now that jewelers have brought yellow gold back into vogue, eyewear designers are catching yellow fever, too. Richard Morgenthal, owner and head designer of New York City’s Morgenthal-Frederics (888...
When venerable London bespoke suitmaker H. Huntsman & Sons Ltd. announced earlier this year that it would make cutting-edge tailored clothing for fall bearing the signature of designer Alexander...
If you haven’t been to a spa lately, you’re in for a surprise. Push open the door and you will enter the men’s grill of the new century—an elegant, relaxed place to recharge after a great morning on...
Advance Team While other suit makers remain content with superfine fabrics and quality workmanship, Kiton continues to raise the style bar. The Naples, Italy, company that is known for its old-world...
Craig Caplan did not want to cut down royal palm and rare black palm trees to embellish his limited edition eyewear, so he brokered a deal with the Waorani tribe, which controls 2 million acres of...
Enduring, traditional, practical. By its very definition, the word classic defies the fleeting fancies of fashion, a realm driven by ever-changing and often recycled trends. The simple, approachable...

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