Impressive: A Conversation with Designer Siki Im

Impressive: A Conversation with Designer Siki Im

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Streetwear + Denim | No Comments

When Siki Im moved to New York in 2001, he had no intention of designing clothes. After graduating with honors from England’s Oxford Brookes School of Architecture, Im took a position with a New York architecture firm, but over time realized the job wasn’t satisfying him. Since high school he had liked clothes, admiring  iconoclastic ...

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 ...

A visit to Rubinacci, Naples.

A visit to Rubinacci, Naples.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 4 Comments

Mention Rubinacci to any tailor in Italy and proper deference is paid, which is impressive given how much petty sniping there can be in the trade. Gennaro Rubinacci founded the company in 1932. “It actually began as a joke,” Mariano Rubinacci told me on my recent visit to Naples. “But of course, we take our ...

A visit to E. Marinella, Naples.

A visit to E. Marinella, Naples.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 2 Comments

By Derek Guy, correspondent at large   E. Marinella’s shop is quite small. It looks out across the park towards the waterfront and its entrance is framed with imported English wood and Calabrian green marble. As soon as you walk in, there is a wrought-iron Liberty-style chandelier that hangs above your head and wooden display ...

Robert Geller fall 2012–interview and collection

Robert Geller fall 2012–interview and collection

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Streetwear + Denim | One Comment

For his fall 2012 collection, the eleventh for his namesake label, Robert Geller looked to England for inspiration. Models layered with sturdy wools, rain-repellent waxed cottons, and that most British of fabrics, tweed, walked a dirt runway that seemed to lead from an English garden. Gray, brown, and olive dominated the palette, while a few ...

Grungy Gentleman’s Pitti street style.

Grungy Gentleman’s Pitti street style.

Styleforum did not bring a dedicated street fashion photographer along to Pitti (although I think we were alone in that–the place was bristling with $1000 lenses). Fortunately Jace, a.k.a. Grungy Gentleman, agreed to pick up the slack. Pitti is the peacock enclosure at the #menswear zoo, but Jace picked out subjects that are celebrated as ...