Made in Spain, Qüero Shoes Land in NYC
Customized products do not have to equate with heart attack-inducing prices anymore. In the world of shoes, companies like Atlanta-based start-up Cobbler Union and Quoddy (who hand-sew moccasins and loafers in Maine) are making bespoke available...
Custom Scabal Fabric Coat
When winter sets in, enduring the ensuing months in a coat that fits like an ace and looks like a million bucks certainly helps ease the doldrums. Nigel Curtiss' custom wool and cashmere coat in Scabal fabric—a textile company whose history dates back...
2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost
by Sue Mead Launched in 2009 as a slightly smaller luxury model within the Rolls-Royce line-up, the Ghost is positioned below the flagship Phantom. It rocketed the marque—known for opulence and magnificence—to “verticalized success,” as Rolls-Royce...
An impeccably made shirt that fits your exact physique can be life-changing. The master shirtmakers at Turnbull & Asser create a bespoke pattern based on more than a dozen upper body measurements, and then customize every minute style detail to your...
It's certainly a lucky individual who gets to brave cold weather wrapped in warmth of the finest kind. With impeccably buffed cattle-grain nubuck leather on the outside and sheared shaved mink on the inside, Loro Piana's overcoat is made by hand with...
Pure Silver Garment Brush
For those who take their wardrobes seriously, nothing less than the finest care tools will do. Take, for example, the Pure Silver Garment Brush by Oswald Haerdtl—with tarnish-resistant silver edged in subtle ticking and all-natural fibers, the sprucing...
Normal 3D Printed Earphones
The most irritating, widely experienced issue with earphones is that they're made for the "universal ear." The one-size-fits-all approach works for many, but leaves others wondering if they'll ever find a pair that fits their ear. While brands like...
Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department
George Bamford knows what he likes and how he likes it, and has over the years customized all types of vehicles and products for his personal use. The knowledge gained through those many product experiences is what led him to create his eponymous...
Darn and Dusted Bespoke Denim Repairs
Few clothes have as much emotional value to their wearer as the perfect pair of jeans, or that denim jacket that fits just right. The fact that denim often has to be broken in means people get really attached to their favorite piece—whether that...
Cool Hunting Video: Creating a Bentley Flying Spur
From a sneak peek prior to the official launch at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show to its first drive in Beijing, the Bentley's all-new Flying Spur's development has been closely followed by the CH team. Along the way, we stopped by the headquarters in...
Inside Airtight Cycles' Brooklyn Studio
Just over two years ago, Mathew Amonson began toying with the idea of building himself a custom bicycle. Research turned to experimentation, which then led the Brooklyn-based enthusiast to travel to Colorado to study under legendary bicycle builder...
L'Atelier du Bracelet Parisien
Choosing the perfect watch can be a challenge: from price point to design, functionality and complexity, many factors can dictate a direction or even unhinge a commitment. There are plenty of worthy brands out there; some for everyday wear and others...
Indochino Traveling Tailor
The confidence a well-fitted suit can provide in any business or social setting is arguably worth every penny invested in this wardrobe staple. Indochino's modestly priced custom suits have been a terrific option for men over the years, and recently...
Vinegar and Brown Paper
by Elyssa Goodman After working in advertising for over a decade, Britain-based designer Andy Poplar was burned out—he decided to quit his job and be a stay-at-home dad. Then one day, two years ago, he decided to teach himself how to etch glass...
Interview: Max Schmidt
A quality, individually tailored suit is perhaps one of the few things to have escaped the tsunami of online shopping. Although, according to Max Schmidt and Tom Daguanno, the Detroit-based duo behind 1701 Bespoke, men will soon be able to experience...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Superba Coffee
In the first of our videos to air at this year's 99u conference we took a trip to Torrence, CA just outside of Los Angeles to talk to the folks behind Superba Coffee. Through the boom of independent coffee roasters Superba stands out for their incredible...
A master of bespoke tailoring, Duncan Quinn can typically be found presiding over the bold interior of his atelier on Spring Street in NYC. The ambience fits Quinn, who made a name by importing Saville Row techniques with the color and flare of a...
Donkey & Friends
After studying architecture together at the Vienna University of Technology, friends and designers Maik Perfahl and Wolfgang List went their separate ways. List continued his architectural education, working for different firms and focusing on...
Creative director Aaron Black offers the urban gent a truly bespoke, handmade tailoring experience that nods to the ideals of Savile Row with his new boutique in New York's SoHo neighborhood. His brand White Chalk (the name a tribute to one of...
CH Zambia: Geren Ford Safari Jackets
For our first Cool Hunting Edition travel experience we brought 24 friends and readers on safari in Zambia. Over the course of eight days CH Zambia guests experienced the wonders and wildlife of Africa with a few surprises from our brand partners...
Having navigated the uncertain world of online made-to-measure services, we were delighted to receive the fruits of our recent test run with J. Hilburn. The men's clothier was one of the pioneers of online MTM, and their experience shows both in...
Smoking fish, gun-toting octopuses, cupcake-eating lizards—these are just a few of the anthropomorphic animals portrayed in the intricate ink drawings by the eccentric British artist Rory Dobner. His ingenuous penchant for animals and maximalist...
The Competition Bicycle
The bicycle has seen numerous incarnations since rolling onto the scene well over a century ago, but the natural human desire to race them on the road and off has remained constant. In his new book "The Competition Bicycle", Bicycle Quarterly editor...
When it came time for a concept to drive new design consortium Broached Commissions, rather than turn to exotic, far-flung influences, the firm looked to much more provincial sources—literally their backyard. Founded by Creative Director...