Workshop
High quality cobbler's workshop of Aubercy

High quality cobbler’s workshop of Aubercy

A few years ago, I bought Aubercy shoes dating from the 70s at a small flea market. Despite the shoe’s small wrinkles, I immediately fell in love with them. I got the impression that I had found an exceptional vintage pair that I absolutely had to have. Unfortunately, due to lack of time, these shoes have stayed...
The House Tailor's Lab of Strasburgo

The House Tailor’s Lab of Strasburgo

In March 2015, The Japanese select shop Strasburgo opened on the third floor of his shop located in the chic neighbourhood of Aoyama, a lounge dedicated to tailoring, named the “House Tailor’s Lab“. In this “Laboratory of tailoring”, Strasburgo unveils a unique concept, an exciting offering of bespoke suits, trousers, and shirts on the same...
Parisian workshop of the house Moynat

Parisian workshop of the house Moynat

Since its rebirth in 2011, one of the oldest French trunkmakers, Moynat, has manufactured unique creations by the artistic director Ramesh Nair, and has seduced an appreciative clientele that values the discreet sophistication of an authentic and trusted name. Founded in 1849, the Parisian house Moynat has created trunks and leather travel goods in his...
Bespoke shoes of Aubercy

Bespoke shoes of Aubercy

Since last year, the prestigious house Aubercy offers bespoke service in the beautiful shop of the rue Vivienne, in the neighbourhood of the historical Paris stock exchange. Last week, I had the tremendous to talk with the young shoemaker Japanese Yasuhiro Shiota. In the workshop on the ground floor, he introduced me to some technical...
Eduardo de Simone in Naples

Eduardo de Simone in Naples

Only a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of discovering the beautiful city of Naples, Italy. Alive and vibrant, Naples is the city of the living god Diego ‘El Pibe de Oro’ Maradona, the dormant volcano Vesuvius and of course the incredible know-how of Neapolitan tailors. I was lucky enough to discovered one of...
Visit of shoemaker Walter Steiger

Visit of shoemaker Walter Steiger

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting bespoke shoemaker, Walter Steiger in Paris. The workshop of “Steiger” was founded in 1932 in Geneva. But it was undoubtedly under the vision of Walter Steiger, son of the founder, master-shoemaker and designer that the house Steiger has taken off in Paris and internationally. Currently, the most...
Bespoke tailor Liverano & Liverano in Florence

Bespoke tailor Liverano & Liverano in Florence

Two weeks ago, I escaped for two hours to the menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo to discover bespoke tailor Liverano & Liverano and his famous Florentine style. Antonio Liverano and his brother Luigi moved to Florence in 1948, at only 11 years old, to learn the craft of bespoke tailoring. The first Liverano & Liverano workshop...
Bespoke shoes of Aubercy

Bespoke shoes of Aubercy

Earlier this year, the Parisian house Aubercy welcomed the young Japanese shoemaker Yasuhiro Shiota to provide a bespoke offer. Over the past few months, I was able to witness the development of their bespoke operations, the implementation of the workshop, the research of the lasts, and luckily to see their Aubercy first bespoke shoes. Instead...
Details of Camps de Luca's Jackets

Details of Camps de Luca’s Jackets

Yesterday, I spent two fascinating hours with Julien de Luca of French house, Camps de Luca. He kindly explained to me few technical aspects of Camps de Luca. Parisian tailoring house, Camps de Luca is well known around the world for their extremely refined finishing details. Better than any words, those are my exclusive photos...
Visit of Tailored by Mr Smith

Visit of Tailored by Mr Smith

Last week, I had the chance to meet with British designer Vincent Smith, founder of “Tailored by Mr Smith”. A native Londoner, Vincent Smith is an alumnus of the “London College of Fashion”. As a fresh graduate, his first professional venture was at Uniform Clothing Company. Over the years, he became an expert creative pattern...
Visit of Richard Anderson

Visit of Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson began his career at just 17 years old as an apprentice to Colin Hammick at Henry Huntsman & Sons in 1982. His professional rise to the top has been nothing short of impressive—at 34 years old he became the youngest head cutter in Huntsman’s 150-year history. And in 2001, Richard Anderson opened his...
Visit of Chittleborough & Morgan

Visit of Chittleborough & Morgan

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting bespoke tailors, Chittleborough & Morgan in London. In the basement of 12 Savile Row, Chittleborough & Morgan creates a unique style inspired by the heritage of legendary tailor, Tommy Nutters. Mr. Joe Morgan and Mr. Michael Browne are very welcoming. Those passionate tailors make stunning high-waisted trousers with...
Bespoke workshop of Berluti

Bespoke workshop of Berluti

This week, I had the pleasure to visit tailoring workshop of Berluti, on the Left Bank, at 14 rue de Sèvres in Paris. French luxury goods company Berluti has been undergoing a major transformation since the installation, in 2011, of LVMH’s Antoine Arnault as CEO and Alessandro Sartori as artistic director. In 2012, Berluti completes the...
Visit at Kenjiro Suzuki Sur Mesure Paris

Visit at Kenjiro Suzuki Sur Mesure Paris

Mr Kenjiro Suzuki, a young Japanese tailor, took up residence in a late violin store, located at 5th of Edimbourg Street, Paris. A former graduate of the A.I.C.P (International Academy of patternmaking in Paris) in 2003, Suzuki held several positions in some prestigious houses like Arnys, Lanvin, Camps de Luca and Pierre Degang. Shortly after those...
Atelier of Bespoke shoemaker Dimitri Gomez

Atelier of Bespoke shoemaker Dimitri Gomez

I had the pleasure to meet bespoke shoemaker, Dimitri Gomez at his atelier located inside the Crockett & Jones store located at 14, Rue Chauveau-Lagarde in Paris. Dimitri Gomez creates his shoes entirely by hand. Dimitri Gomez offers the “Bottier Line” a very nice made-to-measure at 1500 € and the “Bespoke Line” the quintessential shoe...
Visit of Charvet in Paris

Visit of Charvet in Paris

Today, I had the pleasure of visiting the world’s first ever shirt shop, Charvet, in Paris. Established in 1838 by Joseph-Christophe Charvet, it’s now located at 28 place Vendôme, in a five storey building (formerly known as the Bank of America’s building). Charvet offers its exceptionally well-made men’s shirts in ready-to-wear collection, demi-mesure (made-to-measure), and...
Visit of bespoke tailor Camps de Luca in Paris

Visit of bespoke tailor Camps de Luca in Paris

In the heart of Paris, bespoke tailor “ Camps de Luca ” located in a corner of the place de la Madeleine.  In 1948, French tailoring house was founded by Italian tailor, Mario de Luca as “Maison de Luca”. Later in 1969, “Maison de Luca” merged with Spanish tailor, Joseph Camps to form the legendary bespoke tailor...
Visit of shoemaker Corthay in Paris

Visit of shoemaker Corthay in Paris

I had the privilege to visit the flagship store and workshop of the shoemakers, Maison Corthay on rue Volney in Paris. Pierre Corthay was trained at the age of 16 years old within a craftsman’s guild called “Les Compagnons du Devoir”. “Les Compagnons du devoir” was founded in the medieval ages, and regroups the best craftsmen...
Visit of Moynat in Paris

Visit of Moynat in Paris

Founded in 1849, Parisian leather goods maker Moynat became renowned for making lightweight, waterproof automobile trunks. The House of Moynat was the result of a meeting between Pauline Moynat, who sold travel goods in the Opera district of Paris, and the Coulembier family, manufacturers from the faubourgs. The business remained in the hands of the Coulembier...
Documentary " I colori di Antonio" by Gianluca Migliarotti

Documentary ” I colori di Antonio” by Gianluca Migliarotti

Produced by Hong Kong’s artisanal clothier, The Armoury and directed by documentary filmmaker, Gianluca Migliarotti, I Colori di Antonio (Antonio’s colours) captures master tailor Antonio Liverano from Liverano & Liverano. Mr.Antonio Liverano is a figure of historic proportions in the world of clothing and tailoring and one of the few masters of the Florentine tailoring...
Parisian tailoring house Cifonelli

Parisian tailoring house Cifonelli

High-toned.fr has been an independent website showcasing quality menswear for more than 4 years now. This year, I decided to create mini series to support real fine craftsmanship and explain technical values in men’s clothing. The first episode focused on Savile Row bespoke tailor, Anderson & Sheppard and his famous soft tailoring style “Drape cut”. This...
John Lobb Bespoke in Paris

John Lobb Bespoke in Paris

One of the most prestigious shoemakers in the world, John Lobb has been developing wonderful collections for almost 150 years. John Lobb excellent ready-to-wear line is made by hand in Northampton workshop, England. But this week, I had the great pleasure to visit John Lobb Bespoke atelier, based at the 32 of Mogador Street in...
Archangelo Sartorial by Peter Frew

Archangelo Sartorial by Peter Frew

I had the pleasure to visit “Archangelo Sartorial” established by Jamaican Tailor, Mr. Peter Frew in 2007. I was received kindly in the small but cute workshop located in Flatbush, Brooklyn. In 1995, Peter Frew discovered tailoring after high school with a renowned tailor, Mr. Norris Parchment in Savanna-la-Mar (Jamaica). Then to perfect his knowledge,...