Fashion

When Nick Hart was creative director for British suitmaker Chester Barrie four years ago, he attempted to nudge the struggling 70-year-old Savile Row institution into the 21st century by developing a...
A-List Accoutrements Exceptional embellishments lend style to every wardrobe. Dress Shirts Each Kiton ultrafine dress shirt, made from the finest thread-count cotton, requires six hours of labor and...
Bergdorf Goodman Men Forward-thinking fashion. Impressive size and selection are only part of the formula that gives Bergdorf Goodman Men its leading edge in menswear retailing. The Manhattan store’s...
If you bring your dog or cat for a grooming at Karen’s for People + Pets in Manhattan, don’t be surprised if he comes back to you sporting airs: While he was having his hair washed, clipped, and...
Top-Notch Tailored For dressing to the nines, these selections score perfect 10s. Bespoke Suits Best bale wools are the grand crus of the fiber world, with length, strength, and fineness that is...
Good Sports Brunello Cucinelli cashmere stadium jacket, $1,755, cashmere argyle vest, $710, cotton knit shirt, $255, and cotton drill trousers, $495. Casual does not have to mean compromise...
British suitmaker Timothy Everest (+44.207.377.5770, www.timothyeverest.co.uk ) has never subscribed to the conventions of Savile Row. Instead, the protégé of legendary Beatles and Rolling Stones...
Conspicuous in a coat and tie, Frank Shattuck arrives for his regular morning workout at Kingsway gym on West 28th Street in Manhattan, where he has sparred almost every day for the last 14 years...
The row of display windows punctuating the block-long facade of the Davide Cenci store in Rome provides much more than a preview of the classic men’s suits, supple leather outerwear, and sportswear...
When Richard Kessler, chief executive of the Kessler Enterprises hotel group, placed the winning $3,000 bid on an Auke Hempenius wool suit at a recent March of Dimes auction in Orlando, he did not...
The right accessories distinguish a man’s personal style and provide an opportunity for a little self-expression. Despite this important role, accessories can too easily be regarded as afterthoughts—...
Instruction booklets caution against carrying cell phones too close to the heart because of the radiation and electromagnetic fields that they may generate. But adhering to such warnings means...
Dr. Giovanni di Massimo, an unassuming Florentine perfumer and apothecary, was sorting through the mess left in his ancient shop’s basement after the devastating 1966 flood when he unearthed a...
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...
In the 1964 Rat Pack musical Robin and the 7 Hoods, 1930s-era Chicago gangsters played by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra plan to open a swank nightclub. Upon realizing that their financial partner (...
Over the years, Martin Dingman (870.422.7151, www.martindingman.com ) has applied his talent for working with leather to everything from belts and wallets to footwear and watch straps. Recently the...
The road to prosperity has been a rocky one for British shoemaker Edward Green (+44.207.499.6377, www.edwardgreen.com ). His once-successful business fell into decline under the management of his...
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...
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...
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...

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