Fashion

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...
When Ermenegildo Zegna acquired Agnona (310.770.5166, www.agnona.com ) in 1999, many assumed the men’s clothing giant would use the small Italian textile mill to establish a foundation in the women’s...
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...
Standing tall in his signature Panama straw hat and toting the tools of his trade—scissors, straight-edge razor, and almond soap—Antonio Boellis cut a dapper figure on the streets of early–20th...
Alexander Julian (800. 432.8713, www.alexanderjulian.com ), the designer behind one of menswear’s best-selling brands in the 1970s and ’80s and the recipient of five Coty Awards for his expressive...
An extra inch here or there can make an enormous difference, especially when it comes to the fit of a man’s necktie. The problem is, the average 55- to 58-inch necktie with a 3.25-inch blade is too...
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,...
Men are often creatures of habit, especially when it comes to grooming. This is why Fresh Inc. (800.373.7420, www.fresh.com ), part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, looked to the past...
Longtime competitors Ermenegildo Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo, two of Italy’s most prominent fashion dynasties, have formed a remarkable joint venture to launch a shoe collection that will carry the...
With novelties such as authentic reproductions of 19th-century French army jackets and cashmere pea coats lined in stripes, Arnys has long attracted nonconformist clients, including Lost Generation...
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 personal wine cellar, a men’s club, a classic car—the simple luxuries of a modern gentleman’s world, according to Ralph Lauren—served as the inspiration for the latest and most exclusive fragrance...
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...
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,...
Although Dunhill may have shuttered its U.S. stores (with the exception of the New York flagship), the company has not abandoned retailing altogether; it recently reopened the doors of its oldest...
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...
Every golfer worth a darn uses clubs personally fitted for size, shape, and swing angle. Now the customization trend has finally arrived in footwear. We are not talking about shoes made from the...
Elements Spa and Salon (323.933.0212), the chic hair salon located in Los Angeles’ new deluxe shopping plaza, The Grove at Farmer’s Market, has created a shave fit for a king. In the salon’s Barber...
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...
Hats made from toquilla straw, which comes from the Carludovica palmata plant in South America, predate the Spanish Conquest of the 16th century. The hats were named Panamas in the mid-1800s by...
Even with climate-controlled cedar closets to preserve fine fabrics and keep moths at bay, clothing takes a pounding from the wear and tear of frequent use. When it comes to repairing insect holes,...
Alan Flusser (212.888.4500) literally wrote the book on dressing the world’s most elegant men. The 30-year veteran clothing designer, custom suitmaker, and personal wardrobe consultant has penned...
There is a reason why Andean considers itself the Rolls-Royce of glove makers. Its gloves are made from the finest blemish-free peccary (wild boar skin) found in the Amazon jungle, and hand-sewn by...
A high-tech first loom resides in Gran Sasso’s massive industrial factory in the central Italian town of Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata. Once the yarns are set in place, this state-of-the-art machine can...

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