SF10: Talking shop with Tom Park of Leather Soul

SF10: Talking shop with Tom Park of Leather Soul

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Leading up to Styleforum’s 10th anniversary showcase and party, we’ll be talking to some of the people who’ve helped make Styleforum what it is today. First off, Tom Park, owner of one of the world’s finest footwear sources: Leather Soul. With locations in Waikiki, Hawaii and Beverly Hills, California, Leather Soul puts Aldens, Edward Greens, ...

Shopping Rome: Jaja Camiceria

Shopping Rome: Jaja Camiceria

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 2 Comments

  By serendipity, I found Jaja Camiceria while walking around Rome one day trying to find a good lunch. I’ve always believed that when you’re in a touristy area, you’re better off searching for food off the beaten paths. So while walking down a smaller side street near the Spanish steps, I came across this ...

A visit to Panico, Naples, part II

A visit to Panico, Naples, part II

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 2 Comments

See also part I of Derek’s piece on Panico. If you know your way around, some of the best food can be had in Naples. Our dinner with Antonio Panico, for example, took place at Pizzeria Mattozzi, a modest restaurant located just a short walk from Rubinacci. I was actually there earlier that day, but ...

Hypebeast interview with Fok, co-owner of Styleforum

Hypebeast interview with Fok, co-owner of Styleforum

Our own Fok-Yan Leung talked with Alex Maeland of Hypebeast about forum history, trends in men’s clothes over the 10 years of its existence, and Styleforum’s upcoming 10th anniversary shenanigans.

A visit to Panico, Naples (part I).

A visit to Panico, Naples (part I).

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 4 Comments

Lu Tung, a Chinese poet during the T’ang Dynasty, has a poem about drinking seven cups of tea. The first cup moistens his lips and throat; the second breaks his loneliness; the fourth makes him perspire; and by the sixth and seventh, he’s called to the gods. I imagine this might happen to you if ...

Attainable style with the Knottery.

Attainable style with the Knottery.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

One of the benefits of the recent boom in interest men’s clothing has been the sprouting of grassroots companies that fulfill the niche-y desires of hobbyists—Styleforum favorite Howard Yount, for example, or startup the Knottery, which launched last summer. Based in Brooklyn, the Knottery is run by friends Jay Arem and Jack Fischman, who make ...

Shopping Rome: Battistoni.

Shopping Rome: Battistoni.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Men's Clothing | One Comment

In the Minghella film version of The Talented Mr. Ripley, the two main characters, Dickie Greenleaf and Tom Ripley, are shown riding a train from Naples to Rome. Dickie thinks Tom should get a new jacket, as he’s always wearing the same one. “Let me buy you a jacket,” Dickie says. “When we get to ...

Shopping Naples: Gutteridge.

Shopping Naples: Gutteridge.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Men's Clothing | One Comment

Should you ever find yourself in Italy and in need of the most affordable wardrobe possible, you can begin at Gutteridge. The prices at this store—which has locations across Italy, including Naples, Florence, and Milan—are near the proverbial rock bottom. For example, when I stopped by during their end-of-the-season sale, they were selling scarves for ...

A chat with Will Boehlke of A Suitable Wardrobe

A chat with Will Boehlke of A Suitable Wardrobe

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Men's Clothing | One Comment

On November 27, 2006, Will Boehlke posted the first entry at his blog, A Suitable Wardrobe (to a smattering of applause). Today it’s recognized as one of the first blogs to cover classic menswear, influencing many to follow suit and spawning a store specializing in hard-to-find men’s accessories. It’s hard to imagine that Will’s modest ...

Shopping Naples: Milord.

Shopping Naples: Milord.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Most of the good shopping in Naples is done in the seaside district of Chiaia. Here are your bespoke tailors, high-end tie makers, and ready-to-wear luxury brand shops. As you can imagine, most of this stuff is pretty expensive. There are a few affordable spots, however. One of them is Milord, which has been in ...