Fashion

In the crowded high-end sunglass market, Morgenthal Frederics distinguishes itself with its signature one-of-a-kind buffalo horn frames that are handmade by master craftsmen in Germany. In...
Patrick McDonough caught the knitting bug four years ago when his good friend, Michigan-based handbag designer Barbara May, offered to teach him a few simple steps. “I just had an emotional...
Eyewear designer Alain Mikli is known for his extravagant use of color and avant-garde styling, but his newly launched MATT collection of sunglasses proves he’s also adept at working in high-tech...
Contemporary English shoemaker Harrys of London, known for its super-soft loafers, and venerable Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes , maker of traditional tailored clothing and military uniforms,...
In the 11 years since Loro Piana introduced its World Wool Record Challenge Cup competition aimed at rewarding merino sheep breeders who cultivate the world’s finest wools, the Italian fabric and...
Brunello Cucinelli (212.813.0900, www.brunellocucinelli.it ) continues to set the standard for luxurious sportswear, be it denim or cashmere. Far left: Cashmere-and-wool peacoat, $4,495, cashmere-and...
Tardini (212.246.0085, www.tardini-accessories.it ) offers one of the best-made alligator dress shoes. The inventive designer even created casual alligator-and-suede sneakers. Far Right: Shiny...
George Cleverley (310.289.0008, www.gjcleverley.com ) creates new shapes and details for his growing collection. 2nd from Right: Reuben antique calf wingtips, $850.
John Lobb’s (212.888.9797, www.johnlobb.com ) new “by request” service offers more custom options. 2nd from Left: Redmire one-buckle leather shoes, $1,660.
Silvano Lattanzi (212.734.2962, www.silvanolattanzi.com ) artistically combines fashion and innovation with old-world craftsmanship. Far Left: Alligator shoes, $14,500.
Olga Berluti is the kind of talented footwear designer who can reinvent the classics simply by changing the materials and finishes. The fourth-generation French shoemaker did just that this year with...
Cesare Attolini (212.246.0085, www.cesareattolininewyork.com ) continues to create unconstructed jackets with a fit like none other. 2nd from Right : Wool flannel windowpane suit, $6,400, tie, $250,...
Kiton ( www.kiton.it ) , a master of handmade suits, offers a more structured, 1960s-style shoulder in its Cipa collection. Far Right : Cashmere-and-cotton suit, $7,295, shirt, $695, tie, $240, scarf...
Tom Ford (212.359.0300, www.tomford.com ) has shaped wider lapels and a looser 1940s styling for fall. 2nd from Left : Silk-and-rayon Micro-Herrington suit, $3,570, shirt, $495, tie, $220, and pocket...
Ralph Lauren had a busy year, to say the least, from opening stores in New York and Paris, to receiving the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur from French President Nicolas Sarkozy, to presenting...
Ermenegildo Zegna (888.880.3462, www.zegna.com )delved into its archives for rich tweeds and also developed new lighter materials. Far Left : Wool suit, $2,695, shirt, $325, tie, $185, pocket square...
Brioni is best known for the exceptionally tailored, classically cut suits it has been making since 1945. But in the last few years, it has also become a surprisingly inventive maker of sportswear...
Stefano Ricci (212.371.3901, www.stefanoricci.com ) sportswear stands out for its inventive mix of materials and key pieces. 2nd from Left : Cashmere bomber jacket with silk lining and mink collar,...
Hermès (800.441.4488, www.hermes.com ) proves it is more than just an accessories house, with menswear that delivers style and performance. 2nd from Right: Waterproof cashmere trench coat, cashmere...
Canali (212.767.0205, www.canali.it ) remains a must-have for its broad range of fabrics and colors, and practical silhouettes. Far Right: Cashmere bomber jacket with mink collar, $2,995, and cotton...
When Charles Hall, the vice president of sales and marketing for Hommage, wants an end-of-week indulgence, he gets the Ultimate Facial at Manhattan’s latest spot for men’s grooming, Hommage Atelier...
Clothing makers have been adding shimmer to their designs for years hoping that trace amounts of real gold, silver, or platinum would ultimately translate to green at retail. The latest entry comes...
When Orlebar Brown launched its tailored swimsuit collection in 2007, its concept was not to create swim shorts, but to design shorts for swimming. Indeed, the London-based company’s stylish,...
When avid pilot Jeff Herold created Scheyden in 2000, his goal was to produce precision eyewear designed to the specific needs of the aviation industry. To that end, he fashioned a series of...
Where do you go to get that $5,000 handmade Cesare Attolini suit to ensure it is cleaned and pressed without losing its shape or the exceptional finish of its cloth? The dilemma has become so common...
Shoe designers Edmundo Castillo and Manuele Bianchi each admit to having more than 500 pairs of footwear—mostly sneakers—taking up space in their respective closets. Still, that didn’t stop either...
Clothing makers have been adding shimmer to their designs for years hoping that trace amounts of real gold, silver, or platinum would ultimately translate to green at retail. The latest entry comes...
Layering on the outerwear may keep you warm and dry in changing weather conditions while navigating the greens, but it’s not always great for the golf swing. In its ongoing effort to create...
British automotive marque Lotus revved up London’s fashion week in February with the debut of Lotus Originals, a casual collection comprising men’s clothing and accessories. By stitching together the...
The 60-year-old company Meurice Garment Care, known for its prowess in cleaning fine clothing, has created an online service to accommodate cleaning orders for ties and scarves. Now, clients of the...

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