The Bespoke Issue

Custom-made autos, clothing and motorcycles. Italy's one-and-only Antas and private golf: the best clubs, courses and communities. Plus ultraluxe accessories and top personal clthiers.

If, two centuries ago, a golfer believed that his equipment had to look good for him to play well,...
Al Geiberger, who 30 years ago became the first golfer to record a sub-60 round in a PGA Tour event...
Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof pairs his elaborate, jeweled sculptures with timekeeping mechanisms in a...
At the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris,...
Veteran NFL linebacker Donnie Edwards once stayed up all night changing the straps on his 20 or so...
With the notable exceptions of hearses and London taxicabs, everything on wheels seems to travel...
Three minutes after takeoff from runway 4 at Honolulu International Airport, at about 3,000 feet,...
Perhaps it was the Champagne that put me in the mood to go parasailing. Never in my life had I...
Like most people who are diagnosed with cancer, Oklahoma City real estate developer Warren Thomas...
The Santa Monica, Calif., restaurant Whist occasionally hosts a bit of dinner theater; call it a...
When asked by his patron, Lord Carnarvon, what he saw as he thrust his lantern for the first time...
Enrique De Colsa, master distiller for Tequila Don Julio, refers to the company’s 4 million blue...
Custom clothiers bring their tape measures, fabric swatches, and refined tastes to your door to...
A decade ago, while recuperating from a broken neck that he had suffered a year earlier in a crash...
In the year 1900, Ada and Minna Everleigh relocated their already-flourishing enterprise from Omaha...
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie;...
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once. As...
Over the course of his 25-year career as a bespoke shoemaker in London, Jason Amesbury has crafted...
The furnishings in the new Waddesdon collection from Chappell & McCullar are not imitations of...
Swiss watchmakers are normally very boring," observes Girard-Perregaux chief Gino Macaluso. "But...
It is an affectation of some gentlemen vintners to refer to themselves as simple farmers. In the...
Ferrari has teamed with Meridian Audio to produce the Ferrari Meridian F80 Home Entertainment...
The 16,000-square-foot workshop that houses Matt Hotch Designs is an oasis of calm in the rough...
The Cavalieri Hilton ( www­.cavalieri-hilton.com ), set in a 15-acre park on the Monte Mario, Rome’...

FrontRunners: Volume Business

Bloomsbury Auctions ( www­.bloomsburyauctions.com ), a 24-year-old London-based auctioneer that...
Every year since 2001, Avo Cigars founder Avo Uvezian has celebrated his birthday by creating a...
Instead of simply encrusting its new $1 million laptop with diamonds, the British bespoke goods...
There is a good reason why the business aircraft made by France’s Dassault Aviation resemble...

FrontRunners: Advanced Play

Some 700 Stradivarius stringed instruments have survived since Italy’s Stradivari family crafted...
The Golf Club at the Rise When course designer Gene Bates first visited the site for the Golf Club...
If it is true, as the golfing adage contends, that you "drive for show" (and "putt for dough"),...
Nearly a decade has passed since BMW paid £40 million (about $65 million) for the rights to the...
While strolling across a practice green at the Keowee Falls golf course in Salem, S.C., Scott...
A river would run through Wadi Darbat, if there were any rivers in Oman. Instead, the wadi is an...
Oman’s determination to cater to the discriminating traveler suggests that the sultanate will...
The Item This device is the incarnation of Charles Babbage’s plans for the Difference Engine No. 2...
Our process for selecting the top 10 golf communities in the United States was partly subjective—as...
Some men build cars that display a reminiscent fender flare here, an evocative shoulder swoop there...
An addition to features on custom cars, clothing, and motorcyles, this issue also includes a...
FIRST IN FLIGHT Mountain Air Country Club (800.247.7791, www­.mountainaircc.com ) in North Carolina...
Thirty years ago this June, Al Geiberger became the first golfer to shoot a sub-60 round in a PGA...