WED 9/19: 12–8pm OXXFORD CLOTHES PAUL’S HAT WORKS Two of our go-to artisans will join us in celebrating the unveiling of the new Bespoke Basement Vault (It’s looking incredible!). It will be a Chicago-style welcome replete with food, drink, billiards, and more. You probably already know Oxxford Clothes, since people can’t seem to stop calling [...]
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September 12, 2012
We’ve recently been enjoying the uman essays series, which Umberto Angeloni released in collaboration with men’s style authorities. In the sixth book in that series, “After Dark,” Nick Foulkes traces the origins of the dinner/tuxedo jacket. While exploring that topic, he also explores the development of the smoking jacket (worn at left by Oscar Wilde). First, of course, [...]
August 30, 2012
We have a very exciting event to share with you–join us, for what will be, the very first trunk show at our new space. We will be pleased to host two of our bespoke brands at the new Wingtip (550 Montgomery St.) on Wednesday 9/19, 12pm–7pm. Oxxford Clothes, of Chicago, will set you up with what the [...]
August 28, 2012
Alfred Sargent’s brogued wingtip. Make that Wingtip.
August 24, 2012
The difference between a good shirt and a great shirt is all in the details. In this blog post at Antonio Valente‘s site, they discuss pattern matching. Not matching ties with your shirts with your jackets, but just ensuring that the individual panels of a shirt line up. Details indeed. “Many brands have price tags [...]
August 18, 2012
While you’re trying on your new suit made from Dormeuil’s Matterhorn Blue, you may have brought a friend or SO along for the fitting. Or perhaps you need to rest your feet while waiting for the tailor to steam your coat. You’ll need a place to sit. A wingback chair seems appropriate. But the run-of-the-mill [...]
August 16, 2012
In 1918, a Peruvian immigrant named Napoleon Marquez, who had been reared on the Ecuadorian style of straw hat-making, emigrated to the United States, and opened City Hat Works on Geary Boulevard in the Outer Richmond. It was a boom time for hats. Take a look at this excerpt from a 1921 American Hatter magazine article: [...]
August 15, 2012
One of the most traditional shoes in Alfred Sargent’s Hand Grades collection, the Pendle is a punched captoe Oxford. Simple, classic, and guaranteed to never go out of style.
August 9, 2012
There is a star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard with the name Paul Lukas. You might not have seen any of his movies, but at his peak, in 1944, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Watch on the Rhine. His competition included Humphrey Bogart, who had a reasonably sound performance [...]
August 8, 2012
In 1883, a Milanese textile family called the Cantonis, in collaboration with Giulio Saccanaghi, started operating a textile factory on the banks of the Oglio river. Pontoglio maintains their unique heritage, but they have been forward-thinking with technology, seeking modern ways to craft velvet.