The Styleforum First Cut–May 10

Ivy Style on the noreasterly direction of the costumes in Wes Anderson’s upcoming Moonrise Kingdom. Bound to be just precious. Bruce Pask sees a trend in rubberizing your shoes on the T Magazine blog. Will provide an excuse to make cheap “rubber” jokes in the office. A Continuous […]

The Styleforum First Cut—May 8

Styleforum hosted a little party over the weekend. I’m still hungover, and I wasn’t even there. Photos and summaries in the forum thread and on various tumblrs, like a bit of color or edwinzee. The Wall Street Journal goes in on the watering down of the term “bespoke.” […]

The Styleforum First Cut–May 3

Don’t forget, Styleforum’s 10-year anniversary party is in San Francisco this weekend. Trend-driving Los Angeles boutique Fred Segal has sold rights to the brand to Sandow Media. Sandow may set up e-commerce,  which comes as good news, because good f—ing luck buying something on fredsegal.com right now. The […]

Sartoria Formosa, Napoli.

Sartoria Formosa has perhaps one of the best reputations in Naples. The tailoring house is tucked away in the same courtyard as E&G Cappelli, right on Via Cavallerizza, between Via Mille and Via Cavallerizza. It’s a small, woody courtyard–not a lot of foot traffic. However, the workmanship brings […]

Nick V. talks with shoe care magnate Sergio Barange

Today, the discussion is between Nick V. and Sergio Barange, CEO of Tarrago Brands International, associated with Avel (led by Sergio’s brother-in-law, Marc Moura). Avel is the parent company of Saphir, whose shoe care products are among Styleforum’s most recommended. Nick V. of B. Nelson Shoes, New York, […]

SF10: the philosophy of Revolver San Francisco.

Robert Patterson runs Revolver San Francisco, a shop and gallery that has stocked plenty of the lines Styleforum joneses for: Yuketen, Monitaly, Creep, Crate, and Journal Standard, among others. Revolver’s stock and atmosphere are very Pacific—somewhere between the Haight and Japan. But Revolver is just one among several successful […]

Styleforum Swag Bulletin–April 24.

Woolrich introduces the Woolrich Elite Concealed Carry line. Bulge only in the places you want to. (NYT) Cucinelli IPO oversubscribed! I don’t know what that means! (Reuters) The eloquent and esteemed Reginald Jerome de Mans discusses the value of character via a pair of someone else’s bespoke shoes. […]