Wednesday, January 5, 2011 9:00AM - By Simon Crompton
Bow ties are a tricky proposition for a man not accustomed to wearing them. While it is an item of clothing that could easily seem anachronistic, rather like braces or a fedora, the bow tie has the added disadvantage of being purely decorative. At least braces create the best line in a trouser leg and hats keep you warm and dry. A bow tie is mere fancy.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 9:00AM - By Simon Crompton
An image from Anderson & Sheppard's new blog, The Notebook
There’s a chance that, after you’ve had your first bespoke jacket made, you will still buy one off the rack. It’s so convenient, so quick, and you’re still used to a brand designing clothes for you, rather than doing it yourself.
But once you’re bought that jacket, and worn both it and the bespoke number, regret will start to harass your waking mind. ‘Why did I do that? It just doesn’t fit as well. And I saw some guy on the street wearing the same thing…’
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:00AM - By Simon Crompton
Panta Clothing in New York does some great unlined wools
As the seasons change and the weather gets a little cooler, wool ties are a nice way to freshen up an outfit and reflect the thicker, more substantial clothes of autumn. There are, however, a few important points to bear in mind.
Friday, March 19, 2010 3:53PM - By Simon Crompton
In style, the grass often seems that little bit shinier and slinkier on the other side of the fence. As the proverb suggests, however, that is merely a result of your vantage point.
Friday, February 26, 2010 3:02PM - By Simon Crompton
Kilgour ready-to-wear black tie
Looking back at the sales season that has just passed, it was hard to sit at home while luxury items are being reduced all over the city. But it was worth it.
Friday, July 31, 2009 11:00AM - By Meieli Detoni
There’s no need to dress up to carry your Scuderia duffle, but it does deserve to be packed with the finest of weekend things. Ultra-soft leather looks super supple even from far off, and even if you’re Bolt Bussing it instead of traveling in business class, you’ll feel better toting this modern men’s duffle. Substantially sized and detailed for $1895. [ralph lauren]
Monday, April 13, 2009 4:00PM - By Alex Ion
On April 24-26, fashion designer Ralph Lauren is going to show off his rare Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, in Italy. Worth several million dollars, the ultra-luxurious coupe (one of only three ever built) will make its European appearance for the first time in 18 years to celebrate the marque’s 100th anniversary and to headline more than 50 classic beauties. A collector’s dream to drive or just look at, if you happen to be in Italy next week, drop by and let us know how amazing it is to see them in “person”. [via Autoblog]
Thursday, December 4, 2008 8:00AM - By Joseph Penalver
For most, a run of the mill laptop case from Best Buy or what’s left at Circuit City will do. But come on, you don’t come to Stylecrave to read about cases you buy in aisle 45. You want the finer things in life and you don’t want to settle for anything but the best. Ralph Lauren has what you need. Satchels are not seen very often but Ralph Lauren manages to combine a modern day briefcase with the timeless design of yesteryear’s satchels. Crafted from calfskin with silver hardware abound, the finishing touch is the “RL” logo on different parts of the brief. This satchel makes one hell of a statement… [$2495 at ralphlauren]