Fashion

The family-owned Italian outerwear company Allegri is known for fabric innovations that are functional, waterproof, and lightweight yet luxurious. In fall 2010, for instance, Allegri pioneered Rain...
Venerable British luxury house Alfred Dunhill furnishes the discerning gentleman with tailored suits, clothing and handcrafted leather accessories. Best known for its briefcases, trunks, and other...
“I just wanted to create the perfect high-quality dress shirt,” says Roderick Tung, the 34-year-old cardiologist and designer of the new LA-based brand Tung, whose line of men’s dress shirts are...
British shoemaker Barker Black, established in 1880, recently opened its second U.S. store on North Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. The new store’s decor highlights the brand’s heritage with...
Hungarian shoe designer Ildikó Gál recently opened her first shop at 790 Madison Avenue in New York, where, for starting around $2,000, those interested can purchase a pair of handmade ready-to-wear...
London-based Alfred Dunhill unveiled its newest pen in the Sentryman Explorer series, a design with a cleverly concealed compass and flashlight, along with interchangeable 18-karat gold fountain,...
When identical twin brothers Anthony and Hubert Tsai speak of their new shaving and skin-care line, TwinLuxe, they frequently use the word “performance,” which they say defines their philosophy of...
Scabal offers more than 5,000 cloth weaves in its extensive archives of fine fabrics, including Dreamline, a rare worsted-woolen cashmere, and its recently introduced Riverside, a super 120s wool...
Over the past 20 years partners David Dow and Jim Neeley have lent their considerable business acumen and creative talents to everything from building houses in third-world countries to crafting home...
Rimowa revolutionized the luggage industry back in 1937 when the Cologne, Germany-based case manufacturer introduced a series of train and steamer trunks made from lightweight aluminum. As air travel...
Shirtmakers tend to acquire their considerable skills, as well as their favorite shears, from fathers and grandfathers who have practiced the art of tailoring for decades before them. So Paul Trible...
In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Tumi re-created some if its original leather travel pieces this season. Best known for pioneering the use of high-quality ballistic nylon in travel and...
The Italian fashion house Gucci has created stylish 3-D glasses for optimum viewing of 3-D movies. The black plastic aviator frames with Gucci’s signature green- and red-striped detail were designed...
Like James Dyson’s remarkable reworking of the vacuum cleaner, mechanical engineer David Kahng reinvented the umbrella by turning the rainy-day object into a weatherproof work of art. The...
For its bold new eyewear collection, German automaker Maybach turned to IVKO, another Teutonic brand, to handcraft shades worthy of its über-luxe vehicles. Emulating the posh interiors of Maybach...
Prada’s reputation for housing its collections in inventive, high-impact architectural settings is almost as notable as the Italian brand’s innovative and technically advanced clothing and footwear...
Salvatore Ferragamo has long had a reputation for turning out sophisticated men’s dress shoes made from high-quality leather and skins. This season, the Italian luxury brand is showing its softer...
While David Schottenstein was away at boarding school in Venice, Italy, he spent his free time frequenting stores like Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna, where he cultivated his love for fine...
Ever since George Esquivel launched his signature footwear label more than a decade ago, the Orange County, California–based bespoke shoemaker has crafted everything from exotic-skin brogues with...
Since the iPad has become an essential electronic tool for many businesspeople, designer Domenico Vacca has created a stylish alligator iPad case available in 25 vibrant shades. “We have received...
Cuban-born, Florida-based tailor Ike Behar is well-known for his luxurious men’s dress shirts, particularly the brand’s upscale, Miami-made bespoke collection of featherweight sea island cottons...
Edward VIII, the late Duke of Windsor, once offered that “brown in town should never been seen” in reference to the true gentleman’s wardrobe. Such looks, he intimated, should be limited to the...
During his time, Henry Holland was known for wearing a particular caramel-and- beige nail-head tweed that, like the familiar tartan check at Burberry, ultimately became the signature cloth at Holland...
Sven Götti, owner and designer of the eyewear firm Götti Switzerland in Wädenswil, Switzerland, reinterprets retro-style eyewear from the 1950s through the 1970s using high-tech treated materials for...
After securing licensing agreements with such top names as Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, and Ferrari, Italian eyewear maker Marcolin scored a double whammy this year with the launch of two brands: the...
Last fall San Francisco–based shoemaker Michael Toschi commandeered a former Crane & Co. stationery boutique in San Francisco’s One Embarcadero Center and turned it into a signature pop-up shop...
When fifth-generation textile producer Luca Trabaldo Togna took over the St. Andrews clothing factory in spring 2006 and subsequently renamed it Santandrea, a name more in keeping with the brand’s...
Primarily a suit maker, Isaia gingerly stepped into the sportswear arena a decade ago and has slowly evolved this portion of the collection so that it now represents a whopping 30 percent of the...
The Canali family has been producing lightweight jackets, knitwear, sport shirts, casual trousers, and other sportswear items for years. But it wasn’t until the Milanese clothier launched its...
Brioni is perhaps the most widely recognized men’s tailored clothing brand in the world, and for good reason. The Italian clothier practically invented the term “power suit” with its strong-...

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