Fashion

When Ardie Ulukaya launched the 34 Heritage denim brand in the United States just over a year ago, the goal was to create a gentleman’s pant collection that combined the casual look and feel of jeans...
Margo Petitti was working toward her degree in landscape architecture when a friend in the men’s tailored clothing business handed her some discontinued fabric swatches and challenged her to do...
With “eco-friendly” a buzz word in everything from cars to hotels, it’s no surprise that a denim company has finally found a way to make recyclable denim. Nudie Post Recycle Dry jeans are fashioned...
One look at Ghurka’s new flagship store on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, and it’s clear the 30-year-old tried-and-true, classic leather-goods company has evolved into a more contemporary brand. At the...
A French footwear designer known for his brand’s sky-high stilettos has opened his first men’s-only boutique, in Paris. Christian Louboutin ( www.christianlouboutin.com ), located across from the...
Now you can compare and share your ski stats through your smart phone with Zeal Optics’ Z3 Live—the company’s latest model of technologically advanced ski goggles to hit the market. Zeal Optics,...
Taking inspiration from the first two people to reach the summit of K2, the second tallest mountain in the world, Italian and German design companies Mykita and Moncler have teamed up to create a...
Lana Marks, known for luxurious alligator handbags and accessories, is finally giving the green light to a new collection of men’s exotic-skin leather goods, which was introduced at the designer’s...
Santiago Gonzalez appreciates functional and fashionable luggage. Indeed, traveling weekly between his homes and offices in New York, Paris, and Cali, Colombia, he makes great use of the duffel that...
A tiny, 12-megapixel camera and a microphone sit between the lenses of the $400 Liquid Image Summit Series HD 1080p goggles ( www.liquidimageco.com ), enabling you to shoot hi-res photos and 1080p...
Designed by the Apex Sports Group, a Colorado company known for its extraordinarily comfortable ski boots, the Apex Ski Boot CF3 ( www.apexsportsgroup.com ) is intended specifically for more athletic...
When Amber Doyle and Jake Mueser opened their signature boutique, Doyle Mueser , earlier this year, the Fashion Institute of Technology grads were banking on the notion that young urban men (and...
The Velvet Collection is Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana’s first fragrance collection, and it was unveiled at Saks Fifth Avenue this month. The series comprises six perfumes ($195 for a 50...
For most of his career, Simon Spurr has been the name behind some very big names. In 1997 he began designing a clothing line for Yves Saint Laurent, under the close guidance of Hedi Slimane. Four...
The GIFT An unprecedented opportunity to select cloth from the 165-year archives of the Lanificio Carlo Barbera mill outside Milan, Italy, as well as create a signature bolt of cloth with the master...
Oxygen has been thought to be a benefit to good health ever since Jules Verne envisioned the concept in his 1870 book, Around the Moon, in which the science fiction writer described rooms full of...
In the house where Vincenzo Ulturale grew up in Naples, Italy, his parents converted the family living room into a makeshift workshop where they sewed neckwear and taught their son to do the same. So...
For the first time, Italian designer Giorgio Armani is integrating precious metals and exotic leathers into sunglass and eyewear collections. The new line features hand-finished glasses in two...
Known for its stylish jewelry and watches, Bulgari is using its gold and gemstones in a new collection of sunglasses and optical frames named Le Gemme that is being unveiled in stores this month. The...
Renowned London-based shirt-maker Thomas Pink has added a collection of suits to its offerings this season. After nearly 30 years of specializing in shirts, the retailer decided it was time to offer...
French luxury-goods house Hermès is having fun with some of its discarded and excess materials from the workshop by giving them to various artists to create a series of one-of-a-kind handcrafted...
During the height of the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette gave her most precious perfume flask—a floral blend known as Black Jade—to her close friend, Madame de Tourzel, as a testimony of...
London-based boot maker John Lobb opened the Mark Shine, a new shoe-shine service on the ground floor of Manhattan’s Mark hotel on East 77th Street and Madison Avenue. Hotel guests and nonguests...
In honor of the 10th anniversary of his Robert Graham clothing label, American designer Robert Stock unveiled X Collection, consisting of 40 intricately designed shirts ($178 to $228). The shirts are...
While visiting Paris in 1851, a Swiss ribbon salesman named Carl Franz Bally picked up a dozen pairs of ready-made shoes as a gift for his wife. When only two actually fit, she insisted he return to...
This fall, give a tie a personal touch with the Hermès My Message service. This new program allows shoppers to create a custom tie, choosing from up to five different patterns and about 70 to 75...
Last year husband-and-wife business partners Ed and Gable Shaikh moved their Hadleigh’s Bespoke clothing boutique out of the poolside cabana of their Kessler Park home and into a private upstairs...
William White developed a passion for high-end men’s footwear while working as a sales representative for the Italian shoemaker Sutor Mantellassi from 2004 to 2008. This year, he’s launched his own...
Like Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco, Mitchells in Greenwich, and Jeffrey in New York, Scott Hill has been an iconic retailer in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. So it came as somewhat of a...

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