Fashion

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...
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,...
If images of your father and grandfather wearing beautifully tailored but slightly old-fashioned suits from this Chicago-based company is the only lasting memory you have of the 94-year-old brand, it...
American shoemaker Martin Dingman launched his signature footwear collection two decades ago with the idea that he could produce the same high-quality, high-style, and hand-finished footwear that...
Franco Vahe Eyramian’s diamond-studded, 18-karat white gold Luxuriator frames originated as a one-of-a-kind special order from a celebrity client and evolved into a showy collection of fashion...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Combining the classic style of an oxford with the rubber sole of an athletic shoe, the new Isaia sneakers (212.245.3733) will be available through select retailers in the United States beginning in...
When Joe Lotuff and Frank Clegg launched their joint-signature leather-goods label this past spring, the Massachusetts natives did so with the idea of stripping down the logos, linings, and...
Edward Tautz earned his reputation as a bespoke tailor of military uniforms and country sport clothing in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. So it’s fitting that, now under the guidance of...
While working as a model following a successful stint in college basketball, Ron Donovan discovered that many of the fashion clients who hired him for his good looks failed to notice his size 15½...
Custom eyewear designer Nader Zadi, known for artistic eyewear made using antique components, is making rose-gold frames from an alloy of 12- and 14-karat gold mixed with copper. The frames will be...
Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is introducing a made-to-measure service ( www.ferragamo.com ) for tailored suits, jackets, trousers, and outerwear exclusively through the company’s Fifth...
On June 26, 2000, then-President Bill Clinton stood in the East Room of the White House—where Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis had once examined the first map of the American frontier—and...
In 1910, decades before he first put his signature on a garment, Italian cloth maker Ermenegildo Zegna established his company with the introduction of a high-quality wool fabric that weighed only...
Hoping to revive interest in exotic-skin footwear, a look that originated in London more than 75 years ago, designer Domenico Vacca has introduced his first signature collection of men’s alligator...
Best known for its tailored men’s clothing, the Italian brand Brioni is celebrating its 65th anniversary with the launch of a limited-edition men’s fragrance that aims to capture the essence of Italy...
In 1954, a little-known French sleeping-bag, glove, and snowsuit maker named Moncler used its billowy white blanket filler as insulation in the extreme-climate jackets it created for renowned French...
Known for its high-performance sunglasses and accessories, Oakley has forged a new concept in sunglasses made of pure carbon fiber, a material widely used in sports cars and in the aerospace industry...
When Francesco Scognamiglio was creating Allegri’s 010109 collection last year, hence the numerical name, he was envisioning the brand’s limited-edition label as one fit for a modern-day royal. “I...
This spring, leading designers pack a sartorial punch with relaxed yet sophisticated menswear that merges elements of sportswear with tailored clothing. Employing superlight and advanced treated...
After years of honing his skills as a joiner—a craftsman who skillfully cuts and fastens wood joints without the use of adhesives or nails—German artisan Andreas Licht began creating a series of...
Growing up in India during a time when it was heavily influenced by England, Anit Patel garnered a lifelong passion for all things British, right down to the colorful bow ties that have become his...
Putting feelings into words is challenging enough for some men; expressing the depth of their affection for that special someone through the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can provoke an existential...
One stormy winter night in 1786, while the Danish brigantine Metta Catharina von Flensburg was anchored in England’s Plymouth Sound, gale-force winds swept the waves over its decks, sinking the ship...
They look like an old pair of shoes your grandfather might have worn and, in fact, that could very well have been the case. That’s because Church’s new Shanghai footwear collection is inspired by...

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