Fashion

With tees, gloves, balls, and other accessories to pocket, golfers long have been burdened with the battle of the bulge. This spring, Italian pant maker Incotex (through Glazer Imports, 212.582.0042...
Italian entrepreneur Claudio Del Vecchio was among the legions of Brooks Brothers loyalists who watched with disapproval and disappointment as the American menswear brand abandoned classic tailored...
While working as a designer at Pro Moves (the now-defunct sports apparel brand owned by Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Tim Brown), Calvin Stewart met a number of NFL players whose physiques...
Relying on his three decades of experience as a menswear designer and wardrobe consultant, Alan Flusser will transform you into a candidate for the world’s Best Dressed list. This two- to three-week...
Two years ago, as British brands Burberry and Paul Smith were ringing up record sales, the menswear buyers at Saks Fifth Avenue met with several of Savile Row’s storied suitmakers to find a partner...
w. somerset maugham’s 1944 novel The Razor’s Edge, one of the principal characters, Elliott Templeton, exits Paris’ Ritz Hotel and crosses the Place Vendôme to a store called Charvet. Inside the...
Renowned silk maker Mantero has added to the allure of Italy’s Lake Como region with La Tessitura (+39.031.321.666), a new store that pays homage to the area’s 500-year-old silk trade. Rather than...
The Art of Shaving (800.493.2212, www.theartofshaving.com ) has spent eight years introducing men to the pleasures of old-fashioned barbershop shaves at its “barber spas” in New York, Miami, and Las...
In the fable The Emperor’s New Clothes , a pair of con artists posing as tailors dupe his royal majesty into believing that his new wardrobe is made from cloth so refined that it appears invisible to...
Tremors continue to be felt throughout the fashion world as the Brits seek to reclaim their positioning as sartorial leaders, and 8 Savile Row is the movement’s epicenter. This is the address of the...
When danish optometrist Poul-Jørn Lindberg (800.386.9196, www.lindberg.com ) discovered in the early 1980s that he needed glasses himself, the last thing he wanted to do was draw attention to his...
Ole Henriksen’s botanical fragrances waft through low-ceilinged hallways and nautically themed treatment rooms at the Shutters One spa (310.458.0030, www.shuttersonthebeach.com ) in Santa Monica,...
It was time. With a drop or two of Stewart blood coursing angrily through my veins, and having made repeated visits to Scotland in search of the best in both golf and single malts, I was ready to be...
Christina Oxenberg knows how to hold an audience. The 41-year-old designer regales her listeners with colorful tales of growing up as the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (now Serbia) and...
A. Testoni (212.223.0909, www.testoniusa.com ) has taken its search for unusual raw materials to new depths. The Italian shoemaker recently netted a supply of skins from the Prionace glauca,...
Stephen Kempson (212. 688.2868), the British stylemaker whose personal wardrobing services have been the best-kept secret among the American chief executives whom he dresses, has selected an...
On a 1906 visit to washington, d.c., Mark Twain flouted the conventions of that altogether conventional town by donning—in December—white flannels for an afternoon appearance as a guest speaker...
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 order to dress the part. Sometimes sporty and occasionally...
When Italian suitmaker Belvest introduced a new high-button sport coat with shirt-style cuffs, three roomy patch pockets, and an unusual oversize fourth pocket on the back, all but the most...
Color has always been a key characteristic of noticeable neckwear, but brilliant inspiration can come from disparate sources. Before the Forbes collection of imperial Easter eggs returned home to...
Michael Tapia has always considered himself a citizen of the world, and rightfully so. The Mexican-American menswear designer was born and raised in Southern California, earned most of his...
When Italian suitmaker Kiton expanded its collection to include handmade dress shirts, seven-fold neckties, and even bespoke shoes, the strategy did not seem to be a major departure from the company’...
When Nick Hart was creative director for British suitmaker Chester Barrie four years ago, he attempted to nudge the struggling 70-year-old Savile Row institution into the 21st century by developing a...
If you bring your dog or cat for a grooming at Karen’s for People + Pets in Manhattan, don’t be surprised if he comes back to you sporting airs: While he was having his hair washed, clipped, and...
Top-Notch Tailored For dressing to the nines, these selections score perfect 10s. Bespoke Suits Best bale wools are the grand crus of the fiber world, with length, strength, and fineness that is...
Good Sports Brunello Cucinelli cashmere stadium jacket, $1,755, cashmere argyle vest, $710, cotton knit shirt, $255, and cotton drill trousers, $495. Casual does not have to mean compromise...
A-List Accoutrements Exceptional embellishments lend style to every wardrobe. Dress Shirts Each Kiton ultrafine dress shirt, made from the finest thread-count cotton, requires six hours of labor and...
Bergdorf Goodman Men Forward-thinking fashion. Impressive size and selection are only part of the formula that gives Bergdorf Goodman Men its leading edge in menswear retailing. The Manhattan store’s...
British suitmaker Timothy Everest (+44.207.377.5770, www.timothyeverest.co.uk ) has never subscribed to the conventions of Savile Row. Instead, the protégé of legendary Beatles and Rolling Stones...
Conspicuous in a coat and tie, Frank Shattuck arrives for his regular morning workout at Kingsway gym on West 28th Street in Manhattan, where he has sparred almost every day for the last 14 years...

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