Army officer turned tailor Tony Lutwyche wove himself into British tailoring folklore when, in 2006, he rescued a 1930s hand-tailoring workshop – artisanal employees and all – back in 2006. Now operating from his atelier in Mayfair, Lutwyche is making his mark across The Pond, having leased the entire third floor of 717-719 Madison Avenue.
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The debut collection of new Creative Director Mark Weston
The Prince of Wales is among those who relish London-based leather goods company Ettinger’s blend of timeless elegance and bold colours, a gentle paradox literally sewn together with superior craftsmanship. Whether HRH will plump for the brand’s new zipped portfolios remains to be seen, but every-day visitors to Ettinger’s Putney Bridge Road emporium will surely […]
Les Collectionneurs, a unique collection of vintage Vacheron Constantin timepieces sourced from auction houses, private collectors, and the watchmaker’s own archival department, has landed at the Swiss watchmaker’s Madison Avenue boutique. The collection is part of a travelling offering of timepieces that has already touched down in Singapore and London and recently at Manhattan’s luxury retailer Material […]
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first ever Louis Vuitton trunk – which featured a flat top and bottom, so that it could be stacked – being placed onto a steamship set to ferry some well-heeled travellers across The Atlantic. The introduction was a marked improvement on the traditional hefty wood and leather […]
Jaquet Droz has a storied history of creating automata, the ancient and technically difficult technique of creating lifelike scenes through moving mechanical devices—the precursors to modern androids. Today we have everything from iPhones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to rendered real-life experiences through technical innovation, which means the art of automata is typically seen behind museum […]
When it comes to bespoke, eyewear—beyond the obvious tailoring of prescription lenses to the wearer—is a category that often flies under the radar. That said, the sartorial power of slipping on pair of optical or sunglasses tailored to fit you exactly is every bit as transformative as lacing up a bespoke pair of shoes or fully custom suit. And no one […]
For a brand with a history like Rimowa’s, navigating the balance between heritage and innovation could prove challenging. But the German luggage maker, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year, has never shied away from change in the name of progress – revolutionizing travel with the introduction of its aluminium trunk in 1937 and introducing the first-ever […]