Passaggio Cravatte–Q+A with founder Gianni Cerutti

Passaggio Cravatte–Q+A with founder Gianni Cerutti

Posted on May 24, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Guest post by Grant Harris Gianni Cerutti is a passionate Italian craftsman using his talents to create handmade seven-fold ties in the heart of his home country. Styleforum recently featured Sette Neckwear in our D.C. Shopping Guide, and after talking with them for the SF10 event, they are highly recommended. However, options are among man’s ...

Styleforum first cut—May 24

Styleforum first cut—May 24

Posted on May 24, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Bruce Pask gives the T Magazine endorsement to Orlebar Brown’s photo printed shorts. Wear Slim Aaron’s sun-drenched beachside photos while lounging poolside. META. Uniqlo signs Novak Djokovic as brand ambassabor. Djok will debut his new duds at the French open–I assume Uniqlo Vintage Chinos and a +J parka. Our Legacy releases image of their fall ...

Styleforum first cut–May 23

Styleforum first cut–May 23

Posted on May 23, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Simon Crompton visits with Alan Flusser. Dressed in track pants and a suit jacket, Flusser touts a new age of Chinese manufacturing (0). Michael Williams endorses the Nike/Cole Haan Lunargrand chukka. The designs almost compensate for previous Nike/CH models, which were  a hybrid Dr. Moreau would find grotesque. Complex publishes a list of men’s style ...

The Styleforum First Cut–May 10

The Styleforum First Cut–May 10

Posted on May 10, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Ivy Style on the noreasterly direction of the costumes in Wes Anderson’s upcoming Moonrise Kingdom. Bound to be just precious. Bruce Pask sees a trend in rubberizing your shoes on the T Magazine blog. Will provide an excuse to make cheap “rubber” jokes in the office. A Continuous Lean revisits Brimfield, where vintage dreams are ...

The Styleforum First Cut—May 8

The Styleforum First Cut—May 8

Posted on May 8, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Styleforum hosted a little party over the weekend. I’m still hungover, and I wasn’t even there. Photos and summaries in the forum thread and on various tumblrs, like a bit of color or edwinzee. The Wall Street Journal goes in on the watering down of the term “bespoke.” “Made to measure” crackers just doesn’t have ...

The Styleforum First Cut–May 3

The Styleforum First Cut–May 3

Posted on May 3, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Don’t forget, Styleforum’s 10-year anniversary party is in San Francisco this weekend. Trend-driving Los Angeles boutique Fred Segal has sold rights to the brand to Sandow Media. Sandow may set up e-commerce,  which comes as good news, because good f—ing luck buying something on fredsegal.com right now. The Kentucky Derby is this weekend–Esquire reminds you ...

Nick V. talks with shoe care magnate Sergio Barange

Nick V. talks with shoe care magnate Sergio Barange

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Styleforum’s resident shoe care expert Nick V. of B. Nelson Shoes, New York, has been sharing his conversations with some of the biggest names in the footwear business. Check out his interviews with Nick Horween of Horween Leather, Paul Grangaard of Allen Edmonds, Peter Agati of Paul Stuart,  or William Church of Cheaney Shoes. Today ...

Styleforum’s “While You Were -apping”–April 26

Styleforum’s “While You Were -apping”–April 26

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Title courtesy Jian Deleon. Neighborhood‘s spring/summer 2012 line editorial from stylist Stephen Mann and photographer Neil Bedford. Put em on the glass! (stephenmann) Panta gets the GQ treatment from Stephen Pulvirent. No mention of spaghetti? (GQ) The Smiths may be reuniting. Tuck some flowers in your pocket and Mozzen up that hair. (Pitchfork) Michael Williams ...

Styleforum Swag Bulletin–April 24.

Styleforum Swag Bulletin–April 24.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 in Random thoughts | No Comments

Woolrich introduces the Woolrich Elite Concealed Carry line. Bulge only in the places you want to. (NYT) Cucinelli IPO oversubscribed! I don’t know what that means! (Reuters) The eloquent and esteemed Reginald Jerome de Mans discusses the value of character via a pair of someone else’s bespoke shoes. Careful, there’s some big words in there. ...

SF10: Learn your numbers in Italian with Peter Watkins of Sette.

SF10: Learn your numbers in Italian with Peter Watkins of Sette.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 4 Comments

Styleforum regulars won’t need a primer on terms like seven fold and bartack, places like Como, Italy, or names like Robert Talbott. Them’s tie terms. Sette specializes in limited runs of handmade ties—not everyday ties, maybe, but neckwear you can reach for when you need your “closer.”  Fok talked with Peter Watkins about Watkins’ luxury ...