Technology has always been the calling card of California-based shoemaker Michael Toschi, who launched his signature brand of men’s dress and casual footwear in 1998 with the idea of integrating m
Founded in 1953 in Parabiago, Italy by brothers Renzo and Renato Rossetti, the company specializes in beautifully made dress and casual footwear with special attention focused on comfort.
An offshoot of Barker, a classic men’s shoemaker operation out of Northamptonshire, England, since 1880, the more contemporary Barker Black line is the brainchild of Derrick and Kirk Miller, Ameri
Edward Green fashions its sleek, stylish footwear in Northampton, the heartland of English shoemaking, on lasts first developed more than a century ago.
One of the few female custom shoemakers in the world, Olga Berluti plies her craft in a wonderfully ornate atelier in the Marais district of Paris, several blocks away from Rue Marbeuf, where the
Although the Lobb family sold its French operation and the worldwide rights (excluding England) to its name to Paris-based Hermès in 1976, the agreement did not include the original Lobb workshop
Christophe Charvet built his reputation in the mid-19th century as a shirtmaker, but the Paris-based shop that still bears his name is equally known these days for its neckwear, which is entirely
Charvet stocks more than 6,000 varieties of cotton fabric—from Sea Island and Egyptian to royal oxford and Irish linen—and an equal number of color variations, including 400 shades of white alone.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 l
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 th
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.
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 N
The Canali family has been producing lightweight jackets, knitwear, sport shirts, casual trousers, and other sportswear items for years.
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 eye
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 refin
Pushing the limits of luxury suit making is critical to the success of Naples, Italy-based Kiton, a company that continuously introduces new tailored-clothing shapes cut from microscopically thin
Technology and tradition converge in the Isaia factory, located in the Casalnuovo region of Naples, where the brand’s tailored clothing is mostly made in an industrial manner using the latest in m
The craftsmen who labor at Industrie Confezioni Tessili, the Venice-based factory that has been making Incotex trousers since 1951, look on every pair of trousers as a piece of architecture, to be
Finamore, established in 1925, is the second-oldest shirtmaker in Naples, but this fourth-generation family-owned company keeps its ditributions very exclusive.
Zegna is one of Italy’s best-selling fashion exports primarily because the family-owned company has been able to leverage its name beyond suits to include everything from jeans, knitwear, and oute
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010, Ermenegildo Zegna started out as a cloth maker and began making ready-made tailored clothing from its own proprietary fabrics in the 1960s.
Many have tried to duplicate the intricacies involved in creating Dolcepunta designer Rolando Scapellato’s 11-fold neckties, a complex folding operation whereby two large panels of silk are sewn t
By perpetually shrinking the armhole, tweaking the shoulders and lightening the construction on the quintessential Neapolitan-made suit invented by his father, Vincenzo, back in the 1930s, master
The French luxury house produces elegant ophthalmic creations from 18-karat gold and platinum, as well as exotic woods, like African bubinga, and organically farmed buffalo horn.
The conventional blazer takes on a completely different connotation in the hands of Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli, whose easy, chic sportswear—from soft jackets, quilted outerwear, and ski s