Fashion

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...
Two elements—the figure-eight-shape undersole and the finest blemish-free leather—distinguish John Lobb’s French-made footwear from those of most other shoemakers. The company prides itself on using...
When Yvan Benbanaste assumed the role of fashion coordinator at Pal Zileri in 2007, he took on the near-impossible task of getting the Italian clothier’s multiple licensees to produce outerwear,...
Most men identify Brioni with the Penne, Italy-based company’s strong-shouldered power suits. But the Italian clothier—considered by many the most recognizable men's luxury brand in the world—is also...
Ascot Chang foresaw the sartorial future of Chinese clothing manufacturing two decades ago when he first brought his “Shanghainese”-style custom-shirt tailoring to the United States. In the process...
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...
If images of your father and grandfather wearing beautifully tailored but slightly old-fashioned suits from this Chicago-based company is the only lasting memory you have of the 94-year-old brand, it...
Bill Niemczyk has made prototypes for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, among others, but the custom-leather craftsman saves his best skins and belt-making skills for those produced under his own...
Fritz Hiltl started making trousers in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, in 1955 with the mission to produce one of the best-made men’s pants in the world. He did so by putting the same sort of sartorial...
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...
American shoemaker Martin Dingman launched his signature footwear collection two decades ago with the idea that he could produce the same high-quality, high-style, and hand-finished footwear that...
There is nothing formulaic about Alex Kabbaz’s custom-made shirts. Working from a studio in Amagansett, New York, he is one of the few shirtmakers left who still believes in the single-sewer...
Shortly after Ermenegildo Zegna launched its first collection of men’s ready-to-wear in the 1960s, the founder’s son, Angelo Zegna, handed two pieces of vividly colored silk to a company craftsman...
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-...
Franco Vahe Eyramian’s diamond-studded, 18-karat white gold Luxuriator frames originated as a one-of-a-kind special order from a celebrity client and evolved into a showy collection of fashion...
Anyone who has ever spent time in Naples, Italy, is aware of E. Marinella, the tiny bayside shop on busy Riviera di Chiaia that often has lines of shoppers waiting to get inside to peruse the company...
Once the exclusive maker of neckwear under the Brioni label, Italian tie maker Italo Ferretti also fashions fine neckwear under its own label using printed silk fabrics designed in-house. The 66-year...
Ralph Lauren has always displayed an aura of class and luxury, personified through images of country-estate living and black-tie affairs. But it wasn’t until Lauren introduced his upscale Purple...
Although Kiton made its name producing completely handmade suits in an old-world Neapolitan manner, when the company expanded into dress and sport shirts more than a decade ago it did so without...
John Kochis, who celebrates his 20th anniversary this year making custom men’s neckties, calls his designs “neck apparel” because they are much more than a strip of colorful cloth worn about the neck...
Since 1949, when Henri d’Origny designed the first Hermès necktie, the French luxury brand has produced five-fold silk twill ties made in a kaleidoscope of color combinations that it retires at the...
Bright color and bold patterns, often considered vulgar in the world of luxury, are rendered both beautiful and wearable in the hands of Kean Etro, the Italian designer who single-handedly started a...
First and foremost a suit maker, Kiton proved its ability to maneuver outside the world of tailored clothing when, nearly a decade ago, the company introduced sumptuous cashmere topcoats and refined...
Robert Talbott neckties are made in-house at the company’s Carmel, California-based factory, where more than a dozen seamstresses still cut and sew nearly every tie by hand. The ties are constructed...

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