WILLIAM KISSEL

Refined Denim

When Ardie Ulukaya launched the 34 Heritage denim brand in the United States just over a year ago, the goal was to create a gentleman’s pant collection that combined the casual look and feel of jeans with the comfort of a trouser. To accomplish his goal, the 42-year-old fashion veteran, working in collaboration with Istanbul-based […]

Patching Scarves from Men’s Suit Cloth

Margo Petitti was working toward her degree in landscape architecture when a friend in the men’s tailored clothing business handed her some discontinued fabric swatches and challenged her to do something creative with them. Rather than stitch the ubiquitous quilt, Petitti fashioned the wooly Prince of Wales plaid and houndstooth squares into a patchwork scarf […]

Lana Marks Unveils Exotic-Skin Men’s Accessories

Lana Marks, known for luxurious alligator handbags and accessories, is finally giving the green light to a new collection of men’s exotic-skin leather goods, which was introduced at the designer’s new shop in Shanghai, China, for fall. “This new men’s collection has been in the works since we opened our first freestanding store in Beijing […]

Doyle and Mueser: A New Generation of Bespoke Clothiers

When Amber Doyle and Jake Mueser opened their signature boutique, Doyle Mueser, earlier this year, the Fashion Institute of Technology grads were banking on the notion that young urban men (and women) would invest in bespoke clothing if it was presented in a hip, clublike environment rather than a stuffy tailor’s shop. So they took […]

Theo’s Modern Art

Theo Furniture is the latest collection by Andrew Frumovitz, whose three-year-old company had specialized in high-end fabrics until now. His 23-piece collection of sofas, club chairs, tables, and ottomans is made from a wide variety of materials, including rosewood, walnut, zebrawood, and wenge veneers, brushed and hammered brass, stainless steel, cane, stone, glass, and resin. […]

Wardrobe: Spurr of the Moment

For most of his career, Simon Spurr has been the name behind some very big names. In 1997 he began designing a clothing line for Yves Saint Laurent, under the close guidance of Hedi Slimane. Four years later, Spurr took a similar role at cK Calvin Klein, and then at Ralph Lauren, where he headed […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: The Finest Threads

The GIFT An unprecedented opportunity to select cloth from the 165-year archives of the Lanificio Carlo Barbera mill outside Milan, Italy, as well as create a signature bolt of cloth with the master weavers. A full bespoke wardrobe by Kiton, including seven suits, two topcoats, two outerwear jackets, 14 dress shirts with complementary neckties, seven […]

Skin Care Gains Oxygen

Oxygen has been thought to be a benefit to good health ever since Jules Verne envisioned the concept in his 1870 book, Around the Moon, in which the science fiction writer described rooms full of oxygen where those with weakened immune systems could go to be rejuvenated. It took more than a century for the […]

Troy Adams’ Inspiring L.A. Home Showroom

Troy Adams is widely regarded as the creator of FusionDesign, an amalgam of American, European, and Asian design aesthetics and sensibilities. Now the Los Angeles–based interior designer has opened Studio Becker by Troy Adams Design, a by-appointment, state-of-the-art kitchen, bath, and home design showroom described as an e-ticket attraction for those needing a little design […]

Novelty Neapolitan Neckwear

In the house where Vincenzo Ulturale grew up in Naples, Italy, his parents converted the family living room into a makeshift workshop where they sewed neckwear and taught their son to do the same. So when Vincenzo launched his own neckwear label, Rale’s, in the 1980s, it merely seemed like a continuation of something he […]

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