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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,...
Bespoke tailoring of Duval & Nalzaro

Bespoke tailoring of Duval & Nalzaro

Duval & Nalzaro founded by the association of young talented tailor Joris Duval and designer (also trend hunter) Goldwin Nalzaro. This young Parisian fashion house endorses the tailoring expertise, while developing modern elegance. Here are some examples of beautiful bespoke jackets. Burgundy-coloured tuxedo with lapels cran parisien and pagoda shoulders. 2 buttons yellow cotton jacket with...
Visit of Cifonelli

Visit of Cifonelli

I had the pleasure to visit one of the finest Parisian tailors, Cifonelli. I was fortunate enough to meet the hard working master-tailors, Lorenzo Cifonelli and his fellow cousin Massimo Caiselli, who jointly helm the business established in 1880 by Giuseppe Cifonelli in Roma. I was astonished to see beautiful Bespoke jackets in the showroom...
Drape Cut by Anderson and Sheppard

Drape Cut by Anderson and Sheppard

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. This episode focuses on one of the finest bespoke tailor, Anderson & Sheppard and his famous soft tailoring style “Drape cut”....
David Beckham at London 2012 Olympic games

David Beckham at London 2012 Olympic games

Few reasons why Sir David Beckham was the most elegant ambassador during London 2012 Olympic games… He took the torch in Athens at Olympic handover ceremony under the rain. He brought it in the UK to start the torch relay. He gave an interview for the BBC. He drove a speed boat on the river...
Dege & Skinner Press Day

Dege & Skinner Press Day

During this London fashion week, I had the pleasure to visit British finest bespoke tailors on Savile Row. Chairman Michael Skinner warmly welcomed me into his family business the prestigious, Dege & Skinner. I had the great pleasure to observe Bespoke shirts head cutter, Mr Robert Whittaker. He kindly took the time to explain me some important points about the construction of a Dege & Skinner shirt. I also watched the outstanding embroidery skills of a young...
Huntsman Press Day

Huntsman Press Day

Last week during London fashion week Spring Summer 2013 I had the chance to visit on Savile Row the tailoring house created in 1849 by Henry Huntsman,  H Huntsman & Sons. I was amazed by the jackets on display all around the shop made of colourful tweeds, amused by the saddles in the dressing rooms,...
Hardy Amies Press Day

Hardy Amies Press Day

Those are my pictures of the fashion house, Hardy Amies at Savile Row open house during London Fashion week Spring Summer 2013. Sir Hardy Amies died in 2003, but his legacy and style continues trough his books, visionary advertising campaigns and this beautiful bespoke tailoring house. I really loved those black velvet slippers with gold embroidery letters...
Anderson & Sheppard Press day

Anderson & Sheppard Press day

During this London fashion week, I had the pleasure to visit British finest Bespoke tailors on Savile Row. My first choice was to visit the prestigious, Anderson & Sheppard. I had the amazing chance to see head cutter, Mr John Hitchcock working. Mr Hitchcock a little confused and amused by the beautiful, Alexa Chung posing...
Kilgour s tails of Fred Astaire by Del Smith

Kilgour s tails of Fred Astaire by Del Smith

Kilgour made an exquisite pair of evening tails for the legendary American film and Broadway star, Fred Astaire. He famously performed with top hat, white tie, and tail in the 1935 film ‘Top Hat’. In the beginning of this year, Kilgour’s cutter Del smith successfully recreates Fred Astaire’s tails. This amazing reproduction was an ambitious...
Oscars 2012 Tom Ford s tuxedo

Oscars 2012 Tom Ford s tuxedo

The real winner of 84th Oscars last night was Tom Ford. He successfully dressed movie stars, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper and Colin Firth. Tom Hanks was in beautiful double breasted tuxedo. Brad Pitt wore a beautiful peak-lapel black tuxedo tailored from Scabal finest fabric. Bradley Cooper smartly dressed in a midnight blue tuxedo...

Documentary O’mast by Gianluca Migliarotti

O’Mast is a documentary directed by Gianluca Migliarotti based on the Neapolitan tailoring traditions. Beautiful images, jazzy soundtrack, wise tailors (Rubinacci, Panico, Attolini, Sabino, Marinella) also storytellers on their crafts. This November 30th 2011 the documentary O’mast is screening at Casa Italiana of NYU (University of New York) and will be soon released on DVD....
Daniel Craig as James Bond wears Tom Ford

Daniel Craig as James Bond wears Tom Ford

Tom Ford is once again creating costumes for the forthcoming James Bond film, Skyfall directed by Sam Mendes set to be released in November 2012. The designer is dressing Daniel Craig for the second time, after providing the actor with a host of dapper looks in Quantum of Solace in 2008. (Actor Daniel Craig is...
Adam Kimmel tuxedo X David Blaine by Bob Talbot

Adam Kimmel tuxedo X David Blaine by Bob Talbot

“Dressed for Dinner” (crazy) short film by Bob Talbot, with legendary illusionist David Blaine outfitted in a Bespoke Tuxedo with bow tie by Adam Kimmel and swims over 40-feet deep to be surrounded by white sharks… Dressed for Dinner from adam kimmel on Vimeo. www.adamkimmel.com www.talbotcollection.com
Ryan Gosling with Gucci green olive suit

Ryan Gosling with Gucci green olive suit

Ryan Gosling walked the red carpet in beautiful green olive suit 2 buttons jacket from Gucci for the premiere of his movie ‘The Ides of March’ co-starring George Clooney. www.gucci.com
Officiel Hommes with Andrew Richardson by Andre Saraiva

Officiel Hommes with Andrew Richardson by Andre Saraiva

Inside l’Offciel Hommes of September 2011 a nice picture of André Saraiva with fashion editor, Andrew Richardson. He is in a beautiful tuxedo made by Welsh and Jefferies, bow-tie and shirt made by Budd. Off course everything is custom made ! Wow Via : www.lofficielmode.com www.welshandjefferies.com www.buddshirts.co.uk  

Jamie Hince in double-breasted Yves Saint Laurent

Newly-wed with Top model Kate Moss, Jamie Hince looked very elegant (little bit rock’n’roll) wearing an Yves Saint Laurent double-breasted light blue suit with fitted trouser custom made by Stefano Pilati. Stefano Pilati had been seen wearing a similar double-breasted suit at the end of YSL spring summer 2012. www.ysl.com

Surface Mag Yoshiaki Sekine & Alex Van Der Steen

Surface magazine editors smartly asked designers which fashion labels they like the most for this fall winter 2011. Wonderful editorial photographed by Yoshiaki Sekine and nice styling by Alex Van Der Steen. Leon Ransmeier in Patrik Evrell Matt Carr in Acne Philippe Nigro in Maison Martin Margiela Ian Collings & Gregory Buntain in Junya Watanabe...

NY Times interview of Umit Benan Sahin by Suzy Menkes

During this spring summer 2012 Milan fashion week , the New-York Times puts Fashion editor Suzy Menkes head to head with upcoming designer Umit Benan Sahin for a sit down interview. www.nytimes.com www.trussardi.com www.umitbenan.com

Documentary This is my dream on Yohji Yamamoto

The life, way of thinking and work of Yohji Yamamoto, a revolutionary Japanese fashion designer, (maybe one of the best known Japanese designers) will be celebrated in a documentary/movie called “This is my Dream” directed by Theo Stanley. Can’t wait to see this movie ! YOHJI YAMAMOTO: THIS IS MY DREAM from Huge Conglomerate on...

Jude Law in Kilgour & Ryan Gosling in Salvatorre Ferragamo

I’ve tried to find the best tuxedo during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival… but it’s kind of hard ! Jude Law looked mighty fine in his grey tuxedo from Kilgour at the Chopard party. Ryan Gosling walked the red carpet in a wonderful blue tuxedo from Salvatore Ferragamo for the premiere of his movie...

David Vivrido & Francesco Sourigues for Fantastic man

People from Fantastic Man magazine smartly asked for one week their daily recommendations to David Vivrido and Francesco Sourigues, the founding editors and creative directors of Hercules (Spanish biannual men’s magazine). Stylish editorial photographed in the streets of Barcelona. It’s a very nice collaboration between those two independent magazines.   Monday – Burberry Biker Jackets...

Documentary on Ozwald Boateng “A man’s Story”

“A man’s story” is a documentary filmed over twelve years chronicling the life of fashion icon, Ozwald Boateng.The UK premier will be on June 10-11th 2011 during the Sheffield Doc/Festival. Ozwald Boateng OBE is a British fashion designer born in 1967, in London, England. His parents were originally from Ghana. Boateng majored in fashion design...