Fashion

Shirtmaker Ignatious Joseph once phoned a client of his every Monday for three weeks, seeking feedback on an orange-and-light-blue Egyptian cotton shirt that he had made for him. “Does it fit well?...
When David Chu sold his Nautica clothing brand in 2003 to VF Corp. for more than $585 million, the designer and businessman envisioned whiling away his days on the golf course. But after only nine...
The Monaco Groom Center from Parisian manufacturer Hommage (817.229.0300, www.hommage.com ) could make you actually look forward to a morning shave. In addition to displaying sculptural curves that...
Selecting a fragrance is a personal exercise, and no scent could be more personal than one custom-made from scratch. Last fall, Jean Patou Paris (+33.1.42.92.07.22) introduced Parfum-Couture, a...
Color has always been a key characteristic of noticeable neckwear, but brilliant inspiration can come from disparate sources. Before the Forbes collection of imperial Easter eggs returned home to...
With menswear inspired by the layered, tweedy daywear of the leisure-loving country gentleman, you don’t have to be lord of the manor in order to dress the part. Sometimes sporty and occasionally...
When Italian suitmaker Belvest introduced a new high-button sport coat with shirt-style cuffs, three roomy patch pockets, and an unusual oversize fourth pocket on the back, all but the most...
Michael Tapia has always considered himself a citizen of the world, and rightfully so. The Mexican-American menswear designer was born and raised in Southern California, earned most of his...
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...
When Italian suitmaker Kiton expanded its collection to include handmade dress shirts, seven-fold neckties, and even bespoke shoes, the strategy did not seem to be a major departure from the company’...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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—...
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...
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...
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 (...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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