Passaggio Cravatte–Q+A with founder Gianni Cerutti

Passaggio Cravatte–Q+A with founder Gianni Cerutti

Posted by 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 ...

10 Years of Styleforum–we celebrated in style

10 Years of Styleforum–we celebrated in style

On May 4 and May 5, we had a celebration for our 10 year anniversary, at the W San Francisco.  Over 400 people took part in the event, which included a screening of O’Mast, our vendor showcase, and a party. We kicked it off Friday evening with cocktails and a sneak preview of the next ...

Sartoria Formosa, Napoli.

Sartoria Formosa, Napoli.

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 2 Comments

Sartoria Formosa has perhaps one of the best reputations in Naples. The tailoring house is tucked away in the same courtyard as E&G Cappelli, right on Via Cavallerizza, between Via Mille and Via Cavallerizza. It’s a small, woody courtyard–not a lot of foot traffic. However, the workmanship brings its own clientele, and people throughout Naples ...

Nick V. talks with shoe care magnate Sergio Barange

Nick V. talks with shoe care magnate Sergio Barange

Posted by 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 ...

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

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

Posted by 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 ...

Ask the expert—shoe care with Nick V.

Ask the expert—shoe care with Nick V.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Nick V., owner of esteemed shoe repair outfit B. Nelson Shoes, NYC, knows his stitch. And his welts, and his vamps from his throats. He knows shoes. He takes abused, worn-out kicks and recrafts and resoles them–rehabilitates them. In an ongoing series, Nick will be answering some of my questions to help you treat your ...

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part II.

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part II.

Guest post by Grant Harris of Image Granted. Image courtesy Rue 14. Rue 14 1803A 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009 Owned and operated by a husband and wife tag team, Rue14 has been a fixture of D.C. shopping since it opened in late 2008.  Husband Andrew brings his experience as a buyer at Brooks ...

Catching up with Jesse Thorn and Put This On.

Catching up with Jesse Thorn and Put This On.

Jesse Thorn didn’t set out to be a menswear authority—but through happy accidents and hard work, he finds himself as the main dude of Put This On, a video series and blog about “dressing like a grownup.” Jesse and the PTO crew, including directors Adam Lisagor and Ben Harrison, comedy-type-person Dave Hill, and blogger Derek ...

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part I.

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part I.

Guest post by Grant Harris of Image Granted. Streets of Georgetown 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007 When Joseph Abboud sold his namesake label to become chief designer for HMX Group, the largest manufacturer of tailored menswear in the country, he worked with HMX CEO Doug Williams to open Streets concept stores in select ...

Shopping Naples: Magnifique.

Shopping Naples: Magnifique.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Men's Clothing | One Comment

There’s English Style and then there’s English Style, and located just a few steps away from London House is Magnifique, a store with a real Anglo sensibility about it. Magnifique is a small but densely packed shop that has been on via Filangieri for nearly 50 years. Inside, an entire wall of neatly stacked cashmere ...