Septieme Largeur Comes To North America

Founded in 2010 by creator Marcos Fernandez Cabezas, Parisian footwear brand Septieme Largeur has started a 45-day U.S. kickstarter campaign to participate in wholesale distribution and to open retail locations throughout New York City. After making waves in France and...

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Inside Look | 3×1 Denim

Inside Look | 3x1 Denim

We recently had the opportunity to visit 3×1, a fairly new shop denim brand and the third venture of designer Scott Morrison following Paper Denim & Cloth and Earnest Sewn based in New York. Being the denim fanatic that I am, Scott’s past work (especially Earnest Sewn) really had me excited to see what 3×1 was offering up. There’s only one location and it’s on Mercer St. in SoHo. The shop houses a 4,000 sq. ft. retail and gallery space, an entire manufacturing facility as well as their 3,200 sq. ft. design studio. Each pair of 3×1 jeans is created on site and tailored for the customer as Limited Edition, Custom Made or Bespoke. Yep, bespoke denim.

Mr. Bathing Ape Custom Suiting for United Arrows

We’ve seen Mr. Bathing Ape drop some notable pieces in recent months, including some formal accessories such as two-tone brogues, well-designed neckwear and more. Now, the label’s set to launch a line of custom suiting. BAPE’s creative director NIGO hand-selected...

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Gieves & Hawkes | No 1 Savile Row Bespoke Tailors USA Trip 2011

Gieves & Hawkes | Savile Row Bespoke Tailors USA Trip 2011

If you’ve ever been interested in bespoke tailoring, nothing beats the tailors at London’s historical Savile Row. Most of us may not be able to make a trip over the pond to pursue this but what if they could come to you? Gieves & Hawkes at No 1 Savile Row are turning this dream into a reality with three trunk shows for 2011 with visits spanning across Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. For reference sake, Gieves & Hawkes has some elite clientele including Bill Clinton, David Beckham, and one-half of the current Royal Wedding, Prince William.

So what’s an appointment at one of these meets entail?

The Read | Bespoke: The Men’s Style of Savile Row

The Read | Bespoke: The Men's Style of Savile Row

Bespoke: The Men’s Style of Savile Row, was released by Rizzoli last week and it’s basically a fully illustrated history of bespoke tailoring, starting right where it all began — London’s Savile Row. The street’s renowned for fine custom tailoring which has been worn by the likes of Winston Churchill, Russell Crowe, David Beckham and countless other prominent figures.

Bespoke charts Savile Row’s contribution to fashion and culture chronologically and features twenty-six profiles of today’s master tailors from historic firms such as Gieves & Hawkes and Henry Poole to more recent ones like Nutters and Ozwald Boateng, who was the first Savile Row tailor to stage a catwalk show in Paris.

The Official Online Tailor: Taylor Stitch

The Official Online Tailor: Taylor Stitch

Here’s a label that should be popping up on everyone’s radars if it hasn’t already. San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch specializes in custom online tailoring, giving users like you and I the ability to design a shirt from top to bottom through the use of an easy-to-use interface. TS is definitely cut from a different cloth, as they have been able to seamlessly blend an old school trade with new school technology. Yes, Taylor Stitch is your online tailor and the men behind the service, Michael Maher, Barrett Purdum & Michael Armenta, will sure the process is painless. They work with the finest American shirt makers to offer a wide selection of fabrics, patterns, styles and finishes. Before starting production, they carefully plan the order, inspect the pattern, and ensure that the measurements are exact. Each collar, cuff, and panel are carefully cut to assure pattern matching. 

User-Submitted Gallery of Bicycles at Boutique Cycles

boutique-cycles-affinity-masterpiece-main is a user submitted gallery dedicated to custom and boutique bikes. Two bike enthusiasts from Sydney, Australia had this bright idea and we are loving some of the submissions. Editors’ Choice awards are given to the best bikes submitted in their category, bringing some excitement to the realm.

The fixed gear bicycle pictured above is an Affinity Masterpiece and happens to be this month’s Editors’ Choice. There’s been much work put into the customization of this beauty, leaving us yearning for more goodness.

Check out Boutique Cycles for more great bikes.

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