FrontRunners: Knot Worthy

  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Passaggio Cravatte bespoke neckwear Photo by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
<< Back to Robb Report, December 2013

Gianni Cerutti scoured the textile factories and workshops of northern Italy to obtain the richly patterned vintage silk and other fabrics in his Passaggio Cravatte bespoke neckwear (www.passaggiocravatte.com). The ties shown here (from left: $315, $240, and $370) are made with fabric from the 1960s and ’70s, although some of the silk that Cerutti stocks dates to the 1950s. The seven-fold construction creates a thick, structured necktie that does not require padding or linings. At the Passaggio Cravatte studio in Robbio (near Milan), clients can select the fabric, size, and shape of the tie and add a touch of embroidery, maybe a coat of arms or a monogram in 24-karat-gold thread. Cerutti also will visit clients’ homes or hotels in Italy or take orders from outside the country via e-mail.

From Around the Web...
From watches to jewelry to pens, these eight items will let you celebrate in style…
Photo by Cédric Widmer
Fiona Krüger enlivens the Swiss watchmaking scene with her frightfully unconventional concepts…
Red- and orange-colored sportswear dominates the ski slopes this season…
From a navy tux with a U-shaped waistcoat to a made-to-order original, these looks will turn heads…
Six essential pieces to dress like a modern version of the King of Cool…
Patterned after thermal imagery and responsive to body heat, only 1,000 pairs have been produced…
These tuxedos won our vote for best look at the 73rd annual Golden Globes…
A fun new geometric carryall unfolds a fresh alternative to the travel bag...
Photo by Thaddeus Rombauer
The overhaul added a new private viewing room, more jewelry collections, and updated decor…
The fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman’s Men’s Store divulges his travel essentials for 2016…