During a dinner in Shanghai last year, Silvano Lattanzi’s hosts, a group of Chinese clients, spontaneously began singing “O Sole Mio” as a t
Belvest’s new spring linen suits and blazers appear to be classic warm-weather standbys, but the Italian manufacturer washes the material
In the context of men’s apparel, Rome and Naples are famous for their tailors and their handmade suits.
Although Michael Bastian was only 19 years old when Perry Ellis presented his final collection in 1986, the New York teen already was an a
During a group visit to Kiton’s Naples, Italy, factory in 2001, one of the guests questioned whether the suit being shown was among the wo
Ciro Paone’s face beamed as he posed between a double-breasted marine blue navy suit and a morning suit that once belonged to Edward VIII, th
Fashion designer and wardrobe consultant Jack Simpson has long been an enthusiast of 1940s-era fashion and pop culture, particularly the wor
Opposites Attract And last, from our Fashion Statement Department: The Japanese jeans manufacturer Evisu (
Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling are challenging England’s bench-made shoe establishment by defiantly cutting the cap toes of their new calfskin
Four seasons’ worth of clothes from four American wardrobe consultants.
London-based clothier Thomas Pink (www.thomaspink.co.uk) has desi
When in 1759 Col.
Italian clothing maker Corneliani (800.222.9477, www.corneliani.com) recently obtain
Richard hope’s rough and rugged hands suggest that the 63-year-old Scottish textile worker spends his 10-hour days wrestling with the heav
Ballantyne and 13 other Scottish yarn spinners, weavers, and knitters—including Johnstons, Alex Begg, John Laing, William Lockie, Peter Scot
Shirtmaker Ignatious Joseph once phoned a client of his every Monday for three weeks, seeking feedback on an orange-and-light-blue Egyptia
Sometimes the difference indeed is in the details.
With the art of the Trench, a new custom service from Burberry, you can design your own made-to-measure trench coat by selecting the fabric,
Gucci has updated its woven GG insignia for its La Pelle Guccissima collection; like a cattle brand, the GG logo now is burned into handbags
As much as Jack Smith appreciates the Indigo Island stewards’ ability to provide the resort’s guests with absolute seclusion (“Deep Blue Sec
Selecting a fragrance is a personal exercise, and no scent could be more personal than one custom-made from scratch.
The Monaco Groom Center from Parisian manufacturer Hommage (817.229.0300, www.hommage.com
When David Chu sold his Nautica clothing brand in 2003 to VF Corp.
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 o
When Italian suitmaker Belvest introduced a new high-button sport coat with shirt-style cuffs, three roomy patch pockets, and an unusual o
Color has always been a key characteristic of noticeable neckwear, but brilliant inspiration can come from disparate sources.
Michael Tapia has always considered himself a citizen of the world, and rightfully so.
When Italian suitmaker Kiton expanded its collection to include handmade dress shirts, seven-fold neckties, and even bespoke shoes, the st
When Nick Hart was creative director for British suitmaker Chester Barrie four years ago, he attempted to nudge the struggling 70-year-old