Fashion

When Frank Smythson opened his namesake retail shop on London’s Bond Street more than 125 years ago, he advertised it to be a place where customers would be granted attentive, personal service and...
In the mid-1960s, William Gornik worked in the William Morris Agency’s mailroom, where he aspired to move up the company’s ranks. To make ends meet, he took a part-time job cutting hair at the...
The perfumer Roja Dove, who spent more than 20 years working with Guerlain fragrances and on other fragrance projects, unveiled an exclusive collection of signature scents at Bergdorf Goodman this...
Creative director Brendan Mullane’s first collection for Brioni was both trumpeted by the fashion...
Since 1953, when Gucci first released the Horsebit loafer, the shoe has been worn by generations of stylish and famous men—from Clark Gable to Matt Damon—and has even been inducted into the...
Behind the scenes at some of the world’s greatest luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Christian Dior, and Berluti, are craftspeople creating leather goods, jewelry, watches, footwear,...
The Parisian eyewear company Lafont has unveiled two adaptations of one of its earliest styles—the Pantos—timed with the much-anticipated release of The Great Gatsby at the Cannes Film Festival on...
Santoni’s antiqued Quebec oxford ($690) and Shipley boot ($795) exhibit the sort of soft patina that usually results from extensive wear and care. Yet the Italian shoemaker spends a painstaking three...
Once confined to the street, the everyday sneaker has been transformed into a versatile and fashionable shoe that is appearing with more than just casual wear and is even seen as a counterpart to the...
Though most well-dressed men are familiar with such signature Hermès pieces as the brand’s H-shaped belt buckle and elegantly patterned neckties, even the cognoscenti remained unaware of the French...
Will Pace found the inspiration to open Circle Seven Outpost & Provisions ( www.circle7online.com ) in Madison, Miss., while flipping through a Filson catalog in the fall of 2007. He recalls...
When golfers finish their rounds at the Old Course in St. Andrews, they’re greeted by the sight of the Royal and Ancient clubhouse and the red sandstone facade of the former Hamilton Grand hotel that...
This season, other menswear designers merely dabbled in safari style, but Stefano Ricci actually took to the wild. An avid hunter, Ricci spends several weeks each year in Africa, and his experiences...
The latest brand to enter the custom-menswear market is Dior Homme , which has introduced its demi-mesure service at its American flagship store in New York. Dior Homme’s creative director, Kris Van...
William Henry ’s new collection of cuff links are relics for the wrist. The 10 debut styles (priced from $250 to $550) have been fashioned from rare materials like the fossilized tooth of a wooly...
Maybach is the latest luxury automobile brand to develop sleek leather accessories that echo the car’s distinctive aesthetic. Its first collection of men’s leather goods, priced from $165 for an...
Bally ’s new limited-edition crocodile duffel (price upon request) has a sporty edge, with the brand’s red-and-white-striped emblem hand-painted down the center of the bag. The Swiss-made bags are...
“Most men don’t have just one type of dress shirt,” says David Schottenstein, who started the men’s custom clothier Astor and Black, and sold it in 2011. “They have one from Brioni, one from Zegna,...
Menswear designers are reinterpreting the classic three-piece suit in new ways, making it an unexpectedly versatile item that easily goes from the boardroom to stylish casual environments. “This...
John Carnera and George Glasgow of G.J. Cleverley made headlines in the early 1990s when the British bespoke shoemakers acquired a cache of Russian reindeer hides at auction that had been resting in...
For the optimum fit and comfort, undoubtedly a custom-made suit is the first choice. But, if you're short on time or simply have a body type that doesn't require special-fit needs, a made-to-measure...
It’s not unusual for John Jones, one of three owners of George Greene ( www.george-greene.com ) in Chicago, to first guide a distinguished businessman through the process necessary to order a bespoke...
The designer Franco Eyramian’s buffalo-horn sunglasses (top, $3,500; middle and bottom, $5,500 each) lend polish to even the most casual beachwear. Featuring dramatic architectural lines that hark...
As a response to the rise in wireless identity theft, the luggage maker Tumi has introduced the Ticon Collection ( www.tumi.com ), which features the company’s ID Lock technology. Identity thieves...
The traditional smoking slipper has evolved from loungewear to a stylish shoe for day or evening. Paired with jeans or evening attire, a new crop of signature slippers reflect every personality, with...
The fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna has collaborated with the renowned perfumers Frank Voelkl and Jacques Cavallier, among others, to release the Essenze fragrance collection for men ($195 per 4.2-...
For its latest scent, the House of Houbigant was inspired by the orange-blossom crown worn by its famed client Queen Victoria on her wedding day. Orangers en Fleurs celebrates the citrus blossom with...
For the man who enjoys a distinctive necktie, Title of Work—known for its art-inspired accessories—has unveiled a new series of standout neckties, including a $350 silk tie adorned with decorative...

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