Bespoke the chic and the cool

Bespoke the chic and the cool

No. 18

Bespoke the chic and the cool, is a magazine dedicated to quality',to the authentic exclusivity,to the stories of people and companies behind the scenes of this world, so selective but at the same time fascinating. Not only Saville Row, The Madeleine or via Condotti but rather the research of things, products, stories around the world chosen  carefully, exclusively for our readers.

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3 min.
editorial bespoke

Dear readers, it is such a pleasure for me to resume this habit. As Stephen King’s first collection of short stories said “Sometimes they come back”. I believe, however, that beautiful and valuable things never have an end. This is the case of Bespoke - the chic & cool. We’ve had a period of reflection in which I tried to understand in which direction I would like to go. The passions, the real ones never end and Bespoke has been my companion for a long time and now she will be my lover, my transgression. A magazine not so different from the past, in terms of concept, but updated now to be more transversal, contaminated and more immediate with images and texts in the wake of tradition and in the search for…

2 min.
future is a classic three pieces

In response to the explosion of the digital world, society has entered a new era that requires suitable codes. Young tycoons just have not just rewritten economic models but also the male wardrobe, revolutionising the aesthetic rules of the businessman. The freedom of dress-down Friday now looks like an outdated concession. The entrepreneurs behind newcos have gone beyond the jacket-and-tie formula in favour of more intriguing designs. Within this perspective, Kiton has embarked on a unique approach, adding a more experimental section to its more formal collection. KNT, the acronym of Kiton New Textures, has been created in Italy by the twins Mariano and Walter De Matteis, the third generation of the family who are now about to present the third phase of the project. The brothers have “laid seige”…

2 min.
talon zipper

Telling the story of Talon is like recounting the story of mankind over the last 127 years. It all started in 1893 with the granting of U.S. Patent 504,038 to Whitcomb Judson for the invention of the ‘clasp locker’. The following year, Whitcomb set up Universal Fastener Company, with Colonel Lewis Walker and Harry Earle. They produced press advertisements showing how their fastener could be applied to ladies’ skirts and gentlemen’s trousers, even producing an ‘Instructions for use’ ad. The very idea that anyone could not know how to use a zip seems incomprehensible to us today. However, it just proves what a revolutionary invention the fastener was back then. Another ongoing issue was what this clever little invention should be called. This was obviously troubling the inventors, because in…

2 min.
wolf scent

The first fragrances dedicated to the sacredness of the wolf. The first fragrances with an all-Italian soul, a refined and noble Made in Italy! The wolf summarizes well the wild spirit, its positive characteristics are so numerous that it is not surprising to see how the Native Americans and us Italians and other peoples have practically deified him: The wolf represents the true spirit of wild-life, free and invilolate. Wolf Scent fragrances symbolize its characteristics. Lovers of freedom, the creators have followed their path and studied their path. They saw in activity the Italian Sacred Wolf and the Arctic Wolf. They used raw materials that the wolf himself smells and uses. The Wolf shows himself to remind us not to waste and to keep our spirit alive. The sense of…

4 min.
mark maggiori

Mark Maggiori, you were born in France in 1977 and you’re a multidisciplinary artist. For example you’re an extraordinary painter, can you tell us about your inspirations, your evolution and also your techniques? Thank you. It’s hard to tell in a few words. I have always been inspired by the American West. But it took me 36 years to find my favorite subject! I was directing music videos before and did a lot of photography. Painting was just a Sunday hobby once in a while. I discovered Western Painting at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in OKC in 2012. Since then all I wanted to do was paint The West. Can you describe to us your story, your studies and your first experiences in Paris? My story is pretty long and I am…

2 min.

Hidetaka Fukaya, also known as Il Micio, is Japanese but a Florentine citizen, artist and craftsman who has been working for over ten years in his artisan shoe workshop between Via della Vigna Nuova and Via della Spada, in Florence, with the company of his big black cat. Il Micio was born in Nagoya in Japan, where he studied fashion and then had an experience as a stylist in Tokyo, but in 1997 he decided to move to Italy. The reason is simple: Fukaya has always been fascinated by the manufacture and the hand-made production technique of the shoe. “When I started my career, there was no such manufacturing in Japan,” he explains. “I have always been fascinated by the European manufacturing that basically is divided into the Italian and the…