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ONLINE SHOPPING A WHOLE NEW E-TAIL EXPERIENCE COMING SOON!

THE POWER OF STYLE WHAT YOU WEAR AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT YOU

UNABASHED BAY AREA STYLE


WELCOME

GREETINGS FROM TYLER AND WILKES

OUR UNIQUE BRAND OF CUSTOMER SERVICE… COMING ONLINE!

E-COMMERCE, WITH OUR OWN SIGNATURE TWIST It’s been a few years in the making… As a retailer and brand committed to exceptional personalized service and exquisitely edited inventory, we have taken our time in considering how to best offer the convenience of electronic shopping while also delivering on our standards for selection, quality and service. As we strive to offer a unique experience in our stores, rather than launching “just another e-commerce site” our mission has been to deliver an extension of our services... online. We have an extraordinary new site in the works, with never-before-seen features. Soon, we will be launching a true e-tail complement to our stores. We look forward to seeing you online! With hugs,

Tyler Mitchell & Wilkes Bashford


CLICK & SHOP SOON. WILKESBASHFORD.COM

Stay tuned late fall...


Wilkes Bashford 375 Sutter Street San Francisco

FEATURES 26 Profile: Brunello Cucinelli 60 The Faran Magic 81 The Diamond: A Timeless Icon 113 Anniversary: Soundtrack of Our Lives

415.986.4380

450 Stanford Shopping Center Palo Alto 650.322.7080 RETAIL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Wilkes Bashford CONCEPT /CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Mitchell-Namdar MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR

FASHION 20 What’s New: Buyers’ Picks 28 The Power of Style 52 Street Signs 61 Travel in Style 72 Glamour Juxtapose 90 Texture 98 The Nature of Luxury 114 6 Fall Essentials 122 Tailoring: Inside a Suit

Tyler Mitchell EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Karen Alberg Grossman DESIGN DIRECTOR

Hans Gschliesser MANAGING EDITOR

Jillian LaRochelle PROJECT MANAGER

Lisa Montemorra DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

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John Frascone WILKES ART DIRECTION & COPY

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DEPARTMENTS 2 Welcome Letter 6 Happenings 50 World Scene 70 Travel: Bhutan 96 Culture: Dueling Documentaries 121 Wheels: Designed to Thrill 124 At Your Service

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LLUN LU LUNCHEONS UN & FASHION SHOWS & CHARITY EVENTS & MORE!

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART...TO SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Above: Kathleen Dughi’s Shahasp Valentine and Wilkes Bashford’s Hank Julian Stenner share a moment at the jewelry trunk show. Left: The Wilkes Bashford townhouse on Sutter Street displayed gorgeous windows that highlighted the Swarovski heart.

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Hearts in San Francisco series for the San Francisco General Hosptial, Wilkes Bashford displayed a magnificent tabletop heart designed by Swarovski with more than 12,000 Swarovski crystals. Judy Guggenhime, Pam Baer, Lisa Hauswirth, Schuyler Hudak, Connie Shanahan and the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Board invited guests to celebrate prior to their Heroes and Hearts Luncheon at Wilkes Bashford San Francisco. A percentage of sales from the evening benefited the hospital’s foundation.

Guests enjoyed shopping the beautiful townhouse, with sales benefiting the San Francisco General Hospital.


THE C OBBL E S TONE C OL L E C TION


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THE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA GUILD’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY

Above left: Wilkes and Fati Farmanfarmain. Above right: Event co-chairs Teresa Medearis and Cynthia Schreuder. Left: Patou gown, circa 1939.

Monique Lhuillier’s exquisite gowns astonished guests and were red-carpet ready for the upcoming Opera Gala!

Guests enjoyed the Best of Wilkes fashion show featuring must-haves and evening trends for the spring season. They were amazed at the intricacy of the beading and fabrics of the evening gowns by Monique Lhuillier and diamonds and jewels by master jeweler Kwiat. Stylish luncheon guests were treated to salmon and Champagne as they shopped the extraordinary trunk show featuring a stunning collection of gala-worthy gowns. The ladies selected their own for the upcoming Fall Opera Gala, with Wilkes Bashford himself hand-picking favorites for many of the guests.


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BRAVISSIMO! A TASTE OF ITALIAN LIFE THE BRUNELLO CUCINELLI WAY

Above: Layered looks as only the Italians can do!

Guests took photos of outfits to try on after the luncheon, with advice from the Brunello Cucinelli representatives.

SAVOR A TASTE OF ITALY AT THE

Fashion Show & Luncheon discover the luxurious Brunello Cucinelli Spring & Fall 2014 Women’s Collections

Friday, March 1st 11:30 am to 1:30 pm wilkes bashford townhouse 375 sutter street, san francisco

a slice of italian life with fine italian fare & wines & fashion from the incomparable italian designer

rsvp to sfrsvp@wilkesbashford.com

Brunello Cucinelli wowed our clients at the exclusive luncheon and fashion show on the 4th floor of the Wilkes Bashford San Francisco townhouse. Cucinelli’s own Andrea Simnowski offered trend information as she commentated the Cucinelli fall fashions on the runway. Guests were transported to Italy with flavors, fashion and expertise. Cucinelli, known for expert craftsmanship and luxurious fabrics and textures, pulled out all the crowdpleasing stops!


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FASHIONABLE AFFAIR BENEFITS THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM Left to right: Jeff Garelick, co-chair Nanci E. Nishimura, Wilkes Bashford, co-chair Elizabeth Pang Fullerton and museum director Jay Xu.

Above: Guests enjoy the event. Below: Models present the latest spring fashions.

Wilkes Bashford poses with runway models in colorful spring designer collections.

A pre-gala cocktail event for the Asian Art Museum took place at Wilkes Bashford this spring. The beautiful venue held a crowd of 100-plus who enjoyed their glamorous visit to the townhouse in San Francisco. The special night helped to raise additional funds prior to their June fundraiser, Gorgeous Gala, which is a provocative celebratory benefit at the Asian Art Museum in support of the continued presentation of world-class exhibitions and educational programs. Chairs for the Gala, Elizabeth Pang Fullerton and Nanci E. Nishimura, were thrilled to enhance the buzz for the main event and a percentage of guests’ purchases from the evening benefited the Asian Art Museum.

Wilkes Bashford’s Tiare Osborne and chic friend of the store Joy Bianchi. Wilkes addresses the pre-gala crowd gathered at the Wilkes Bashford San Francisco townhouse.


ASSAEL the most magnificent pearls in the world endangered species collection by julie parker


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WILLIE BROWN, BRIDGE-BUILDER Willie L. Brown Jr. celebrates with SF Giants president Larry Baer.

Wilkes Bashford and the store’s entire staff congratulate former San Francisco Mayor and California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown on the honor of having the western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge renamed The Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge.

Willie with members of the award-winning Pacific Boychoir Academy who preformed in honor of the occasion.

Willie, a personal friend of Wilkes Bashford for over 45 years, is a longtime client and supporter of the store. Left to right: California Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, Mayor Ed Lee, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Willie L. Brown, Jr.

Wilkes Bashford with Willie’s son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Isabella Brown.

HAPPY 80TH, WILLIE! The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. celebrated his 80th birthday at a place that is very meaningful to him: Pier 24—the site under the newly renamed western span of the Bay Bridge, now the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge. Over 400 movers and shakers from California’s political, business, Hollywood and social scenes came to pay homage to the bridge-builder and San Francisco icon. Happy Birthday, Willie!

With his namesake bridge span in the background, Willie poses with Gina Moscone, lifelong friend Wilkes Bashford and Charlotte Schultz.

Willie was shocked when, in the middle of his speech, the music came to an abrupt halt and close friend Bill Cosby walked in carrying a massive birthday candle. Mr. Cosby then shared hilarious anecdotes on aging and wisdom with Willie and all those present.

Left: Willie L. Brown, Jr. with his daughter Susan Brown.

The Brown family: Blanche, daughter Susan, Willie, son Michael and daughter-in-law Isabella.


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LUNCHEONS & FASHION SHOWS & CHARITY EVENTS & MORE!

FALL 2014 TRUNK SHOWS 8/20-21 8/22-23 9/5-6 9/5-6 9/6-7 9/19-20 9/20-21 10/9-12 10/10-11 10/10-11 10/15-18 9/19-20 10/24 10/24-25 10/25 10/31-11/1 11/1 11/5-6 11/7-8 11/7-8 11/14-15 12/10 12/11

BOGNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO BOGNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO BRIONI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO JOHN LOBB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO BRIONI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO KITON MEN’S & WOMEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO FINAMORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO SARTORIA PARTENOPEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO KITON MEN’S & WOMEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO DANA KELLIN PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO PAUL MORELLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO BRUNELLO CUCINELLI MEN’S & WOMEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO PAUL MORELLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO BRUNELLO CUCINELLI MEN’S & WOMEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO ISAIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO MEN’S SPORTSWEAR POP UP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO MEN’S SPORTSWEAR POP UP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO MICHAEL KORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO WES GORDON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO PAUL MORELLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO PAUL MORELLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO

SPECIAL EVENTS 8/27 9/5-6 9/7 9/18 9/18 9/26 10/17 11/10-15

49ER ACADEMY FASHION SHOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ATHERTON BRIONI MASTER TAILOR EVENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO BRIONI MASTER TAILOR EVENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO MUST-HAVES LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO RUTH ROSS BOOK SIGNING WITH AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION . SAN FRANCISCO MOAD EVENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO HILLSBOROUGH FASHION SHOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PALO ALTO BOGNER SKI WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO/PALO ALTO

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what’s NEW

Our buyers’ picks on what’s trending this season... FALL 2014

BOGNER MEN’S & WOMEN’S TRUNK SHOWS: SKI JACKETS, PANTS & ACCESSORIES! NOVEMBER 10-15

For over 80 years, Bogner has been rockin’ sportswear with fierce, fearless, high-functioning fashion both on the slopes and aprés ski. This season, Bogner Sport designer Gotthardin Thylmann went exploring, from Brazilian beaches to far-flung mountains, to create a rainbow of color, body-conscious shapes and classic Bogner exotic embellishments.

ALPINE

RUNWAY


BESPOKE JEWELRY

YOURS & NOBODY ELSE’S! What could be more exciting and special than collaborating with some of the world’s finest jewelry designers to create a signature piece to commemorate a special occassion or to celebrate life?! Whether you come in and describe an idea from your mind, bring in a sketch, are inspired by a piece you’ve seen in a magazine or want a one-of-a-kind variation on an existing piece, we can make it happen, with unsurpassed standards for quality and craftsmanship. Set up a meeting with one of our Jewelry Specialists in a private room and they will help you choose the appropriate design studio to work with.

INTRODUCING...

HERNO Hi-Tech Fashion In 1948, Giuseppe Marenzi, founder of the legedary house of Herno, set out to design the perfect men’s raincoat — one that would combine practical functionality with cuttingedge style. Over the past few decades, the legendary design house has expanded its range of outerwear to include both men’s and women’s. Still dedicated to the perfect marriage of form and function, come see our collection of Herno’s new packable puffer coats in fresh and striking silhouettes.


STRAIGHT FROM ITALY: D-EXTERIOR

EXPANDED COLLECTION! Blending long-standing Italian tradition with fresh contemporary styling, designer Nadia Zanola’s new label was born in her family’s generationsold knitting factory in Brescia, Italy. D-Exterior’s collection of knitwear and pants is ideal for the woman who wants cozy, feminine and sophisticated pieces, suited for her international lifestyle.

Edie Parker: RETRO SOUL

Drawing inspiration from the handbags favored by socialites of the 1950s and 1960s, designer Brett Heyman has brought retro back. Edie Parker, a line of unique and beautiful acrylic clutches, lets you channel your inner starlet, whether you’re in jeans or on the red carpet.


Valentino

RED

(REINVENTED) The classic Valentino Red that you know and love has been re-imagined, and despite the camo motif, you won’t be hiding in it. Patchwork leather on canvas camouflage in totes, clutches, pumps and sneakers will ensure you stand out from your surroundings.

Derek Lam TRAVELS WEST...

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Lam’s modern fashions, that blend minimal designs with feminine sensuality, have expanded to our Wilkes Bashford stores. “I am interested in what it means to live a contemporary life,” says Lam. “I always consider what will work for women at this moment, and to me this moment is about luxury without formality. Even at their most feminine, my clothes are not precious or staid.”


AVANT

TOI

THE SCARF AS FINE ART Extraordinary silk prints emblazoned onto luxe cashmere canvasses make Avant Toi scarves true works of art... collectable pieces that transform any outfit into something impossible to forget.

Yossi Harari HEAVY METAL

mother OF ALL DENIM

Introducing denim as you’ve never seen it. Yossi Harari grew up surrounded by beautiful objects and ancient artifacts that inspired him from a young age. After training in Gemology and Jewelry Design from The Gemological Institute of America and in

Exploring new boundaries in fabric-making technology as well as

History of Arts from Tel Aviv University, in 1992, he opened his atelier in

design, Mother is as soft

Istanbul, where his works are still created today. Harari’s designs blend a

as it is stark and sexy, in

variety of metals and are hand-fabricated using centuries old techniques.

runway-ready styles!


ANYA HINDMARCH:

WHIMSY OUT WEST Whether it’s a satchel with a place for all of your “bits and bobbles” or a metal Crisp Packet developed from the real deal (a chip bag), you can count on a blend of creativity and humor from this British designer. From designing her very first bag to critically-acclaimed London Fashion Week shows, Anya Hindmarch always delivers wearable whimsy that you can’t help but love. Launching in October at Wilkes Bashford.

Vince, known for its casual vibe and relaxed silhouettes in luxurious materials, has been a longtime favorite at our East Coast stores. Vince is making its awaited debut this fall at Wilkes Bashford San Francisco and Palo Alto.

vince luxe lounge NOW@ WILKES

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SOUND VISION Founders/brothers Laurent and Arik Bitton channel their love of music and their background in the music industry into fashion. Inspired by fashionable women from their inner circle, they created a clothing line that has

a distinct vintage feel and at the same time mirrors a nonchalant, easy-chic style.

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hroughout the ages, men’s clothing designers have tried to create suits that convey both power and comfort, yet too often it’s a tradeoff. Power suits are frequently rigid and/or overly structured so the wearer looks uncomfortable; soft suits can lack shape and substance meaning the wearer loses the presence and panache that a proper suit conveys. But with his recent foray into tailored clothing, Brunello Cucinelli is reinventing the suit as a luxury garment that men can live in! The new Cucinelli tailored cloth“THE JACKET’S ing is crafted in the recently purHALF-LINED chased D’Avenza factory, reputed to INTERIOR be the finest in the world. MINIMIZES THE “Expanding into fine tailoring was a WEIGHT.” natural evolution of our menswear Brunello Cucinelli collection,” Cucinelli explains. Since suits require a different level of expertise than sportswear, he sought out, purchased and collaborated with this highly respected clothing facility, working carefully with the artisans to ensure that the suits have his particular fit and relaxed sensibility. These are full-canvas garments, entirely hand-made. It’s the shoulder that’s particularly unique: semi-constructed so that there’s enough structure for shape (so it doesn’t look like a sweater) but not so much to make it stiff and unnatural. “The broad but soft shoulder paired with the trimmer waist and shorter length of the jacket creates a modern aesthetic. The minimal construction allows for easy wear; the half-lined interior minimizes the weight and allows the jacket to conform to the body,” Cucinelli explains. While the company has always been known for elegant sportswear, the new emphasis is on clothes with a more tailored image. Even outerwear has a more sartorial touch: overcoats are about six centimeters longer. Fabrics are less tech-y and more sartorial, many in fine wools and cashmeres. The look is still relaxed, but definitely more professional. Brunello Cucinelli started out in 1978 at age 25 with a small workshop, evolving his business into an international luxury brand with more than 1,200 employees. Based in the 14th-century hamlet of Solomeo, Cucinelli restored a castle to its ancient splendor and purchased a second facility at the foot of the town. In addition to his world-class fashion, he is recognized for his humanistic ideals, placing people at the center of his enterprise, always with respect for the environment. In 2013 he received an award from the Ministry for Cultural Heritage for contributing to the moral, cultural and civic growth of his country.

Brunello Cucinelli has been recognized as a custodian of beauty and creator of a humanistic business based on respect for his workers, and for the environment.

Reinventing THE SUIT

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI IS CHANGING THE WAY MEN LOOK, AND FEEL, IN A SUIT. BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

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BY DONALD CHARLES RICHARDSON

Experience life’s little luxuries. BALLET BECOMES YOU Ballet Hispanico is the foremost Latino dance company n the United States. This dazzling young group of wonderfully talented dancers, with a repertoire of over 100 works, creates a brilliant theatrical experience performed to sold-out audiences in America, Europe and South America. “We combine the artistry, technique and physicality of the dancers and imbue ballet with contemporary and Spanish dance,” explains artistic director Eduardo Vilaro. “It’s the passion of the Latino world.” In 2015, Ballet Hispanico will be appearing across the country in cities including Chicago, New York and Washington D.C. To get the insider experience, sign on as a Patron: you’ll meet the dancers, watch rehearsals and even travel with the company.

Near the markets and not far from the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, secluded on a quiet, narrow street, a modest door opens to an elaborate atrium lined with balconies in rich wood. A former 19thcentury palace, the Riad Ayadina is a mixture of light and shadows, cozy nooks and open spaces. The three rooms and six suites have four-poster beds (strewn with rose petals to celebrate your arrival) and copper baths. There’s a swimming pool, hot tub and a spa offering massages, facials and a traditional Moroccan Hammam bath. The charming French owner oversees accommodations and personally arranges the lavish menus. Have breakfast on the roof terrace with views over the old city into the mountains, and dine by candlelight on a three-course fusion of French and Moroccan cuisine in your own private courtyard.

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THE MUSIC GOES ON AND ON n 2015, New York City’s legendary Duplex Cabaret Theatre will be celebrating its 65th year. Here, where stars such as Barbra Streisand, Joan Rivers and KT Sullivan honed their skills, the legacy of superb nightly entertainment continues with well-known cabaret performers as well as unique first-time acts taking the stage. “The Duplex has always been a place of beginnings,” says program director Thomas Honeck. “We love helping newcomers get their start in New York City, as well as providing a home for award-winning composers and singers.” The Duplex starts its celebration this New Year’s Eve with a show by the great Natalie Douglas, who’s returning to the Greenwich Village club after performances at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, the Café Carlyle and a critically acclaimed show in London. Life is a cabaret.

I NEED A LIFT? Davos, Switzerland is the highest city in Europe, home to the amazing Parsenn Mountain (a favorite of freestylers and snowboarders), and nearby, the new InterContinental Davos. This opulent hotel with a unique golden egg design by Oikos has spacious rooms, each with a balcony overlooking Davos and the mountains. There are three restaurants (at the Capricorn, an alpine brasserie, culinary director Alex Kroll has created a surprisingly delicious hay soup, featuring a Champagne/white wine base and hay grown at or above 2,000 meters). The Alpine Spa uses La Prairie products and indigenous herbs. And after a day on the slopes, the hotel will bring tired skiers home in a horse-drawn carriage that serves warm mulled wine.

THIS DESK IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND If you work hard at your desk, it might be time to choose one that works as hard as you do. Incorporating the principle that human beings feel better when they move around periodically, the Stir Kinetic Desk can “learn” your habits and remind you when it’s time to change positions. It can be programmed with your standing and sitting height preferences (a simple double tap will move it up or down), and can even sense and track your standing time and the calories burned while you’re on your feet. Plus it’s WiFi and Bluetooth enabled. Now sit. Good desk.

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Top: IRO Skirt: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

PHOTOGRAPHY: SERGIO KURHAJEC HAIR: MARCELINO @ L’ATELIER using LE MIEUX MAKEUP: YUMI LEE @L’Atelier NYC using MAC cosmetics STYLING: COURTNEY EVERTON


Tee: RAG & BONE Blazer: HELMUT LANG Vest: IRO Jean: J BRAND


Jumpsuit, Vest & Jacket: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI


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SIGNATURE STYLE

COLLABORATING WITH CLIENTS & DESIGNERS ALIKE

“THE FARAN MAGIC” FARAN SHIEKH ENCHANTS CLIENTS BY DELIVERING CUSTOM HEAD-TO-TOE LOOKS

For Faran Shiekh, being an associate at Wilkes Bashford Palo Alto is about much more than sales. It’s a labor of love… even a calling. Faran, as her clients will tell you, will stop at nothing to procure exactly what they want, even if it doesn’t yet exist. Working closely with Kiton in Italy, as well as with all of Wilkes Bashford’s design partners, Faran helps imagine exquisite custom clothing, jewelry... even shoes. Her goal is to help clients cultivate their unique signature style. As a Kiton specialist, Faran has been working with the designer since 1997. She credits Massimo Bizzocchi and Ciro Paone with instilling in her a passion for the clothing and the process. Together, they “play” and change things up to deliver a product of unsurpassed quality. “My customers are my priority and everyone in the process must respect that. They are elegant, down-to-earth, understated people. My job is to make sure everything is perfect for them.” Faran’s style of working with each customer is as unique as the client himor herself. “I feel the energy of each individual and work off of that energy to collaborate in a way that suits their lifestyle,” she says. Several hours each week she works outside the store, in clients’ homes, offices, closets: whatever it takes to make her magic happen. Personal styling can be very... personal, fostering close bonds. Faran’s clients often come in when they return from traveling, not just to shop, but to catch up. “I’ve really enjoyed the support of the Mitchell family. They share the vision and passion of the designers and our customers. I’m so lucky to do what I love!”

Faran Shiekh with Massimo Bizzocchi (head of Kiton USA) and Ciro Paone (founder of Kiton) at the Kiton factory in Arzano, Italy.

“WHEN WE’RE DONE AND EVERYTHING IS PERFECT, JUST LOOKING AT MY CUSTOMERS IS MY GREATEST REWARD.” —FARAN SHIEKH


TRAVEL IN STYLE PACKING FOR YOUR NEXT GREAT GETAWAY NOW MADE EASY WITH MPIX!

Got vacation plans? Too busy to pull together just the right looks? We’ve got you covered! Just shoot your favorite associate an e-mail or log onto mitchellstores.com, let us know where you’re off to and your associate will send you the perfect pieces to review. Then... come into the store and we’ll have them set up in a fitting room, or click “buy” to order online. Traveling in style has never been easier...


PACKING FOR THE

LONDON THEATRE DISTRICT

ST. MARTIN’S LANE

For guests looking to immerse themselves in London’s vibrant theatre scene, the St. Martin’s LONDON, ENGLAND Lane is centrally located in the West End surrounded by exciting nightlife and the city’s most acclaimed productions. Designed by Philippe Starck, this modern and minimalist hotel is a trendy destination not to be missed. St. Martin’s Lane’s all-white decor is the ideal backdrop for the hotel’s ubiquitous colored lights. Sleek but playful, this boutique hotel attracts a stylish crowd, from fashion industry insiders to high-profile celebrities.


SIGHTSEEING WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN! RAINCOAT... CHECK! UMBRELLA... CHECK! WATERPROOF BOOTS... YOU GET THE IDEA! SHÉREE CHAMBERS SAN FRANCISCO

VK NAGRANI NECKTIE • 865289

AKRIS DRESS • 880130

OSCAR HEYMAN EARRINGS •907343

ETON DRESS SHIRT • 880730

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI DRESS • 884265

NANCY GONZALEZ BAG • 897731

PT01 WOOL PANTS • 868896

AQUATALIA TALL BOOTS • 794631

OSCAR DE LA RENTA FUR • 877415

BOGLIOLI SPORTCOAT • 841537

WHEN IN LONDON...

CHANNEL YOUR INNER BRIT BY MIXING A CHIC OUTFIT WITH THE POP OF AN ECCENTRIC ACCESSORY! ARNAUD GEBLE SAN FRANCISCO SHEDRAIN UMBRELLA • 858792

CARTIER WATCH • 852726


HOT LOOKS FOR COLD WEATHER

KEEPING WARM IS NO EXCUSE FOR LOSING YOUR STYLE. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE COLD WITH LUXE SWEATERS, COZY FURS & MORE. NADINE MARTIN PALO ALTO AGNONA TURTLENECK • 888747

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI VEST • 884200

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI DUFFLE • 894060

BOGNER COAT • 892995

EMILY & ASHLEY NECKLACE • 872751

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI BOOTS • 894091

LORO PIANA VEST • 881706

CANADA GOOSE JACKET • 759751

OSCAR DE LA RENTA FUR •908415

BOGNER SWEATER • 892997

GET YOUR WARM ON!

QUILTED JACKETS & VESTS, KNIT CASHMERE HATS, LINED BOOTS AND GLOVES KEEP AWAY MR. FROST. HESS ROUHAFZA PALO ALTO BRUNELLO CUCINELLI HAT • 792231

THE ROW TURTLENECK • 887779


PACKING FOR THE

SKI (& APRÈS SKI) TRIP

AMANGANI

Part of the high-end Aman Resort chain, Jackson Hole’s Amangani redefines the ski weekend. JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Surrounded by stunning vistas of the Grand Tetons and the vast Wyoming mountains, Amangani truly exemplifies rustic elegance. The resort’s lodge decor and floorto-ceiling windows create an opulent yet cozy atmosphere with breathtaking views. Just a short shuttle ride away from its namesake ski lodge, skiers can easily travel to some of the best mountains in the country. U.S News and World Report’s #1 Hotel in the U.S.A. marries extravagance with the natural beauty of the West for the ultimate ski and lounge experience.


PACKING FOR THE

NEW ENGLAND FOLIAGE JAUNT

TWIN FARMS

A quirky yet indulgent resort, Twin Farms provides guests with unprecedented luxury and BARNARD, VERMONT plenty of New England charm. Nestled in the scenic hills an hour from Burlington, Twin Farms is the ideal spot to relax and watch the leaves turn. Guests stay in a variety of cottages and guest rooms, each designed uniquely in its own eccentric theme by a variety of featured interior designers and architects. Twin Farms is allinclusive, but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t skimp on amenities. With a comprehensive art gallery including pieces by Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns, outdoor activities, spa and talented chefs, Twin Farms lives up to its continuous Forbes 5 Star rating.


FALLING IN LOVE WITH FALL

LET THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON INSPIRE YOUR WARDROBE. WARM COLOR PALETTES & RUSTIC TOUCHES FEEL COZY & LOOK GREAT. LOTTA VELGER SAN FRANCISCO LANVIN HI-TOP SNEAKER • 886744

BOGNER JACKET • 893040

W KLEINBERG BELT • 873549

RALPH LAUREN VEST • 883547

TRAFALGAR WALLET • 788475

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SWEATER • 887562

AG JEANS • 894826

CHLOE HANDBAG • 825855

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI PULLOVER • 890700

HESCHUNG BOOT • 779830

LEATHER FOR THE WEATHER OUR EXTENSIVE LEATHER COLLECTION OF JACKETS, BOOTS & ACCESSORIES TAKES THE NIP RIGHT OUT OF THE AIR. ALEXANDER KOUTSOYANNIS PALO ALTO TEMPLE ST. CLAIR CUFF • 480641

DEREK LAM SWEATER • 887961


OUTDOORSY CHIC

DISCOVER FABULOUS NEW PIECES THAT WILL HAVE YOU LOOKING AS STUNNING AS THE SCENERY! ERIKKA PASCUAL PALO ALTO ANYA HINDMARCH BAG • 872440

ZEGNA SWEATER • 878193

SYLVA & CIE EARRINGS • 881851

AVANT TOI SCARF • 875882

J BRAND CARGO • 894943

JASON WU SKIRT • 887006

PROENZA SCHOULER JACKET • 885603

GRAVATI BOOTS • 796197

LORO PIANA COAT • 881692

KIMBERLY MCDONALD BRACELET • 788755

LET NATURE INSPIRE YOU

OUTDOOR VACATIONS ARE ALL ABOUT TAKING IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS. LOCAL FLORA AND FAUNA CAN INFLUENCE YOUR DESIRED LOOK. STEVEN COX SAN FRANCISCO RAY BAN SUNGLASSES • 899682

YIGAL AZROUËL CARDIGAN • 888845


PACKING FOR THE

PACIFIC NORTHWEST ADVENTURE

THE INN AT LANGLEY

The Inn at Langley is the ideal getaway for the adventurer to hike and kayak the Puget Sound LANGLEY, WASHINGTON by day, and return to understated luxury each night. Guests can relax in one of 26 charming rooms, boasting 180-degree mountain and coastal views, or explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The Inn is a short stroll from the quaint and historic town of Langley, which is home to a multitude of shops, galleries and bookstores. After a long day of activities, indulge in a locally sourced, multicourse meal at Chef Matt Costello’s critically acclaimed in-house restaurant. Relaxing, but never boring, this Whidbey Island treasure is a refreshing escape.


travel

THE CHARMS OF BHUTAN ARE NOT WHAT YOU’D THINK. By Andrew Isaacs

MAGIC KINGDOM The sole surviving Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom, Bhutan is a tiny land of big surprises. Instead of GDP, they believe in GNH: gross national happiness. Cut off from the rest of the world until the 1960s, this remote, pristine nation has recently opened its doors to civilization. But just a crack. Still, it is said there’s been more change in Bhutan during these past eight years (cell phones, satellite TV, tourists!) than there had been in the past 800. Observing the havoc wreaked by industrialization (and Western materialism) in neighboring India and China, Bhutan clings tightly to its Buddhist identity, and to the values its people have treasured for centuries. Still 80 percent agricultural, neighbors help neighbors in the fields. Traveling from town to town with our driver and a guide, we were told that the oldest daughter inherits the family house and farm. “I feel sorry for the younger daughters,” I quipped, trying to be clever. “Oh no, it’s not like that,” my guide explained. “We don’t chase wealth; we would never think that

way…” In one town, installing a traffic light to replace the crossing guard caused such an uproar that the signal was removed, the guard reinstated. Plan for low-impact hikes along a river’s edge rather than intense rock- or mountain-climbing, considered disrespectful to the mountain. Plan to experience a society based on caring for one another, one with minimal stratification, with equal access to education and health care. Plan to meet gentle people in traditional garb who will reinforce your belief in human kindness. Getting there is tough: there’s one airline with infrequent flights. And the food is just okay. But you don’t go to Bhutan for such superficial pursuits; you go for a cultural and spiritual experience unlike any you’ve known. For more info, contact Aman (the Sanskirt word for peace) Resorts, with beautiful lodges across the country. They will customize a trip to meet your needs and fulfill your dreams.

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Pictured on previous page: The “Bird’s Nest” is one of Bhutan’s holiest temples and a cultural icon.

“I expected to love the majestic views, the peaceful hikes, the Buddhist temples. But what I most adored was the people, their culture, the integrity of their lives.” INTERESTING FACTS ON BHUTAN History: Was a collection of warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, when unifed by a leader fleeing religious persecution in Tibet. Location: Between the Tibetan Plateau and India. Size: 46,500 square kilometers. Population: 970,000. Topography: From 23,000-foot-high peaks in the north to low-lying plains and deep valleys separated by high mountain passes. Government: In 2008, transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy; held its first election. Religion: Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism. The Pharrell Factor: In 2006, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia.

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Jacket: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Shirt: ISAIA Pant: PT01


Jacket: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

GLAMOUR JUXTAPOSE PHOTOGRAPHY: SERGIO KURHAJEC HAIR & MAKEUP: CLAIRE BAYLEY STYLING: WENDY MCNETT, WILLIAM BUCKLEY

On the Cover: KITON


Jacket: SARTORIA PARTENOPEA Sweater: KITON Jean & Sneaker: RAG & BONE


RUSTIC LUXE

Boot: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI


Jacket: BRIONI Shirt: KITON Pant: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

EDGY TRADITIONAL


MODERN VINTAGE

Tuxedo, Shirt & Bow Tie: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI


Dress: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI


the DIAMOND [ A TIMELESS ICON ]


our ENDLESS INFATUATION with the WORLD’S MOST COVETED GEM


presenting AN ICONIC SELECTION of FINE DIAMOND JEWELRY Since 1993, our diamond collection has featured exquisite works of art from some of the world’s most renowned jewelry houses. Whether you seek everyday earrings or a true heirloom, our Diamond Specialists will help you find just what you want. The mythical diamond is a gem you will cherish forever, as fashion icons have proved over the ages.

KWIAT LOUIS NEWMAN OSCAR HEYMAN FRED LEIGHTON KATHLEEN DUGHI JEWELER

& more


DIAMONDS an eternal statement of love & commitment Regardless of the carat, color, or cut, a diamond is a legendary symbol of love. Our selection of wedding bands and solitaires is as endless as love itself. Choose from the worldwide inventory of our diamond partners including Graff and Kwiat, or work with our specialists to create the piece of your dreams...


More than a GIRL’S BEST FRIEND? We’re not sure how much this trend will catch on... but Johnny Depp is wearing the oval diamond ring, with which he proposed to Amber Heard. When Depp realized the ring didn’t fit on his fiancée, he decided to keep it for himself!

Johnny Depp’s oval “man-gagement” ring, weighing in at approximately 5 carats.


WHEN TO GO BASIC... elegant & ladylike Simple or extravagant, no outfit is complete without diamonds. Day or night, a diamond is just the piece to express any style or mood. Diamonds are an undeniable wardrobe staple.

A classic diamond can balance a busy pattern or finish off a polished look. When wearing an intricate neckline, it is best to keep your jewelry simple. Anne Hathaway’s timeless diamond studs fit with her sophisticated sense of style. Basics like studs, hoops or tennis bracelets are pieces that will take you everywhere.


Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better way to make a statement than with a showstopping piece. A bold diamond necklace can completely transform an understated dress. Or, you can make an outďŹ t with vibrant colors and patterns even more exciting by adding playful bangles, chandelier earrings or other intricate pieces.

WHEN TO GO BOLD... striking & signature


who wore the MOST CARATS?

Angelina Jolie’s Robert Procop round-cut diamond drop earrings: 42 carats

winner

Princess Diana’s oval-cut sapphire and diamond engagement ring: 18 carats

Heiress Evalyn Walsh McLean’s Hope Diamond necklace: 45.52 carats

Elizabeth Taylor wins the competition with her iconic Taylor-Burton diamond, weighing in at 69.42 carats. Husband Richard Burton, who had purchased the gem for $1 million, gave his wife the pear-cut diamond as a gift.  Dame Elizabeth Taylor was no stranger to diamonds, however; she eventually cultivated one of the most valuable collections of precious gems of all time. In 2011, her jewelry was auctioned for a total of over $100 million dollars, solidifying her place as the most legendary diamond owner of all time.


red carpet COLOR Julianne Moore pairs Elizabeth Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed diamond and emerald necklace with a red gown. The pairing of complementary green and red creates a vibrant color palette ďŹ t to wow on the red carpet.


FRINGE FUR CASHMERE CABLE MOHAIR SEQUINS SKINS SUEDE TWEED SATIN VELVET EYELET PLEATS

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PHOTOGRAPHY: SERGIO KURHAJEC MAKEUP: YUMI LEE @L’ATELIER NYC FEATURING MAC COSMETICS HAIR: MARCELINO @ L’ATELIER NYC FEATURING LE MIEUX STYLING: COURTNEY EVERTON

T E X

U R E

SHEARLING SHIMMER BEADS RUCHING SILK LEATHER LACE SHEEN DENIM ALPACA METALLICS NEOPRENE CHROME RUFFLES


Fur: MICHAEL KORS


Fur Jacket & Dress: BARBARA BUI


Fringe Sweater: DEREK LAM


Mohair Cape: DEREK LAM


Fringe Gown: YIGAL AZROUテ記


CULTURE

FILMS FOR THE FASHIONISTA

DUELING DOCUMENTARIES

TWO FILMS ON CONTROVERSIAL COUTURIER YVES SAINT LAURENT DEBUT IN 2014 A set of biopics on larger-than-life designer Yves Saint Laurent, who passed away in 2008, are hitting the States this year, sparking conversation and controversy amongst fans and critics alike. Saint Laurent’s longtime lover and business partner, Pierre Bergé, sanctioned the first film, Yves Saint Laurent by Jalil Lespert. Bergé lent the production 77 vintage outfits from the Fondation Pierre Bergé —Yves Saint Laurent’s official archives — which contains 8,000 garments by the designer. Bergé, however, did everything in his power to stunt production of the second biopic, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent, allegedly because Bergé had already aligned with the other film and Bonello and his backers wanted more creative license. Bergé prohibited Bonello’s team access to the archives, forcing costume designer Anaïs Romand to laboriously recreate the couture looks herself, based on publicity photos and items in the public domain. This set their production team back and slowed down filmmaking significantly. In addition, Bergé threatened to sue if Bonello’s team even copied the designer’s outfits or sketches. Jalil Lespert’s sanctioned version, Yves Saint Laurent, which opened in France

earlier in 2014, provides new insights into the man behind the legend. Early in the film, Yves Saint Laurent, later to become one of the most respected designers of all time, is depicted as withdrawn and self-conscious. Saint Laurent got a head start on the fashion game, landing a job as Christian Dior’s assistant at a mere 21 years of age. Saint Laurent became Dior’s successor, but was later fired after business heads of the house became disenchanted

with the new direction Saint Laurent’s collections were taking, marked by looser shapes inspired by artists from Paris’ Left Bank. Saint Laurent was then drafted into the army but left after 19 days, suffering a nervous breakdown from being bullied for his homosexuality. He was committed to a mental institution in Paris where he was visited by love interest Pierre Bergé. Bergé later became his lifetime lover and protector.


WE CARRY A STUNNING SELECTION OF SAINT LAURENT’S FALL SHOES & HANDBAGS AT MITCHELLS OF WESTPORT, AS WELL AS READY-TO-WEAR, SHOES & HANDBAGS AT RICHARDS OF GREENWICH.

Stills and promotional poster from Yves Saint Laurent, directed by Jalil Lespert and starring Pierre Niney.

Saint Laurent became famously enmeshed in the 1960s party scene and began a downward spiral, abusing drugs and alcohol, which was to become a lifetime pattern. In contrast to the slow-moving nature of the film are the decadent party scenes in which Saint Laurent is seen doing cocaine with a fast crowd at clubs and dallying with other men. This glamorous life of partying contrasts deeply with Laurent’s private struggles and inner pain, which is portrayed sensitively by actor Pierre Niney. Both Niney and Guillaume Gallienne, who plays Bergé, are spot on in their portrayals of the two men and their complex relationship (even according to Bergé). The film focuses primarily on the

romantic relationship between the two and Saint Laurent’s self-destructive lifestyle, at the expense of elaborating on Saint Laurent’s prolific and legendary career. The exception is the last few scenes, which feature little dialogue and let the clothes speak for themselves. For the fashion purist, Yves Saint Laurent has set the bar high for the competing film, Saint Laurent, at least in terms of its original fashions. There’s nothing like seeing Saint Laurent’s iconic creations on the big screen. Whether Bergé’s cooperation will skyrocket Yves Saint Laurent to success and set Saint Laurent up for failure is yet to be seen. May the best film win.


THE NATURE

of

LUXURY PHOTOGRAPHY: SERGIO KURHAJEC MAKEUP: CLAIRE BAYLEY HAIR: MARCELINO STYLING: WENDY MCNETT

TAKING OUR CUE FROM NATURE AND SOME OF HISTORY’S GREATEST NATURAL MINDS, THIS SEASON WE PRESENT A SPECTACULAR ARRAY OF SUPER-LUXE FASHION… SET AGAINST THE ENDLESSLY INSPIRING LUXURY OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS…


BR UN E L LO C U CI NE L L I


BR IONI


WI TH NATURE, ONE RE CEIVES FAR MORE THAN HE SEEKS .”

-John Muir

BOGNER

“ I N EVERY WAL K


“K EEP YOUR EYES ON THE STARS A ND FEET ON THE GROUND.”

J I M MY C H OO

-Theodore Roosevelt


MIC HA E L KO RS


AG NON A


“SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION.”

-Leonardo da Vinci

AG N ON A


ASSA EL


“T HERE ARE ALWAYS FLOWERS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE THEM.”

- Henri Matisse

OSCAR DE LA RENTA


“LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER.”

-Albert Einstein

VINCE.


AG AV E


SY LVA & CI E

“LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE. THE CREATION OF B EAUTY IS ART.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Y IGA L A ZR O U Ë L


“IT’S NOT WHAT YOU

PAULE KA

LOOK AT THAT MATTERS, IT’S WHAT YOU SEE.”

- Henry David Thoreau


anniversary COURTESY OF MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY: BEATLES IN SURF BY CHARLES TRAINOR; BEATLES IN LIMO BY CURT GUNTHER

Soundtrack of Our Lives THE JOYS OF YOUTH, THE MAGIC OF MUSIC, CAPTURED IN PHOTOGRAPHS. BY WAYNE MAIBAUM

A recent exhibit at Soho’s Morrison Hotel Gallery, curated by Julian Lennon and showcasing some never-before-seen photographs of The Beatles, reminded me of why we still love them. For 50 years, The Beatles have been credited with social change, from setting fashion trends to spurring the fall of communism! But for most of us, their importance is more personal: simply put, their music makes us feel good, restoring the promises of youth and providing a universal connection that transcends age, race, religion, politics and all such superficial barriers. (Imagine!) Our basic human emotions— love, loss, longing, regret, remorse, elation—continue to resonate in each resounding melody. And mysteriously, the older we get, the more we seem to get it. “What would you think if I sang out of tune Would you stand up and walk out on me Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song And I’ll try not to sing out of key I get by with a little help from my friends...” “Saving up your money for a rainy day Giving all your clothes to charity Last night the wife said Oh boy, when you’re dead You don’t take nothing with you but your soul…”

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FALL ESSENTIALS THIS SEASON’S MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS— AND HOW TO WEAR THEM. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GMD THREE STUDIOS / ART DIRECTION & STYLING BY WILLIAM BUCKLEY


1. THE SOFT COAT This jersey jacket takes the bulk out of layering. You can move easily, stay cool, and look put together all at the same time. Because of its softer expression, it’s much more at home with jeans, cargoes and 5pocket pants than your stiff, structured sportcoats. It’s a versatile alternative to a sweater or can easily be layered over one. You’ll be 10 times more comfortable but look just as appropriate.


FALL ESSENTIALS

2. THE CUTAWAY

COLLAR SHIRT Formerly seen only on solid dress shirts, cutaway collars can now be found as a dressier detail on patterned sport shirts. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine to skip the tie, or try one in knit, wool or cashmere for a fun departure from the standard silk.


3. THE SLIM SUIT Before fabric or even brand, the first thing others will notice about your suit is the fit. With its narrower leg, shorter jacket, and all-around trim look, the slim suit can complement any man, no matter his age or size. Aim for a very slight break in the pants; the hem should just caress the top of your shoe.


FALL ESSENTIALS

4. THE

TRAVEL BLAZER Made of the finest wool, this jacket has tons of resilience and a natural performance factor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lightweight, packable and ideal for taking you through changing climates. With a soft shoulder and even softer fabric, Boglioli has truly mastered the travel blazer.


5. THE WOOL

5-POCKET PANT The wool 5-pocket pant is dressier than a jean, but just as comfortable. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warmer than a chino or twill, but just as elegant. It can be dressed up or down to take you from the office to a nice evening out. Trust us: youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be living in this style all season.


6. THE BOOT You’ve got dress shoes and sneakers, but what do you wear with those casual in-between looks? This boot is the answer. Mid-height boots keep you warm while still looking fashionable, and suede or leather can be worn throughout the winter except on the wettest of days. (Don’t forget to waterproof them before the first wear.)

COPY BY SHYAM PATEL. FASHION ASSISTANTS LOUISA BLASIER AND SHYAM PATEL. GROOMING BY EMILEA MAUS. MODELS EDUARDO RAMOS AND CHRIS MOSIER @ FORD.

FALL ESSENTIALS


DESIGNED TO

Thrill

A LOOK INSIDE THE MASERATI QUATTROPORTE ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA LIMITED EDITION. BY DAVID A. ROSE

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wheels

Italy is renowned for many fine products: cuisine, wines and luxury fashions instantly come to mind. But high on the list of Italian gems are its exotic sports cars. Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati set the bar for fast and exquisitely designed racing machines. Every so often this automotive world crosses paths with the world of high-end fashions, but rarely have the results been so intriguing. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Maserati marque, the company has collaborated with top fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna to offer a limited series of 100 Maserati Quattroporte highperformance luxury cars. The 100 numbered cars represent each year Maserati has been in production. When two highly respected global companies of this caliber work together on a project, it becomes a celebration of Italian production and design not just from a standpoint An exclusive Owner’s of mechanical know-how, but also of fabric Collection kit is Ermenegildo Zegna’s innovation. Ermenegildo Zegna was estabgift with purchase. lished as a fine woolen mill in 1910 and today The kit includes is known not only for its clothing designs, but personal accessories and 10 yards of Zegna also for its unparalleled creation of original silk in the same chevron pattern used fabrics. on the car’s seats. Reminiscent of the finest Zegna suit, the silk fabric used for the car’s roof lining exhibits a tasteful and classic touch. The combination of leather and silk appears in soft shades of gray and cappuccino, which exude the tone of a Zegna menswear collection and give the vehicle its strong masculine identity. The exterior shade, developed exclusively for the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition, is called Platinum Silk. The exterior appeal of the car is further enhanced by the stunning 20” polished wheels. To drive a beautiful car is very satisfying, but the experience would be quite lacking if the car’s performance did not match its elegant looks. In this regard, the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition will not disappoint. Thanks to its twin turbo V/8 and 530 horsepower, the car can catapult from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 191. Not only will the owner turn heads as he cruises along Main Street, but the vehicle’s speed and handling will impress even the most accomplished driver.


tailoring

Poor Fit Stiff shoulders and a full, boxy cut look unnatural and out of date. You deserve better!

Uncomfortable Low armholes make moving uncomfortable: every time you lift your arms, the entire body of your jacket lifts with you.

Inferior Fabric Generic, utilitarian fabric is rough and wrinkles easily.

BARGAIN SUIT CONSTRUCTION

Cheap Interlinings Shoddy inner workings are glued into the suit, so after only a few cleanings, the glue will begin to wear down and come through the fabric in unsightly patches.

Inside a Suit At first glance, these two dark gray suit jackets appear to be similar. But take a closer look (or feel) and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll quickly see that color is the only thing they have in common. The jacket on the left is made by Ermenegildo Zegna, produced in its European factories from one of its proprietary high-performance fabrics. On the right is a scratchy, boxy bargain version, available at a national menswear chain famous for its price-slashing promotions. Sure, you can get three for under $500â&#x20AC;Ś but you get what you pay for.

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Exceptional Interlinings Zegna suits are full-canvas and made with the best interlinings in the world. This allows the jacket to lay beautifully against your body and ensures longevity.

Superior Production

Quality Buttons

In all, 500 hands from the familyowned, vertically integrated company contribute to the making of each suit, from acquiring the wool to weaving the innovative fabrics to the final finishing work on your barchetta breast pocket.

Buttons are made of highquality Corozo, genuine horn or mother of pearl and color coated in-house to perfectly match the hue of your garment.

LUXURY SUIT CONSTRUCTION

Modern Fit

Fine Fabric

The slightly shorter jacket and a softer, more sculpted silhouette will make you look and feel like a million bucks.

IMAGES BY BRIAN KLUTCH, JACKET COURTESY ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT SHYAM PATEL, SPECIAL THANKS TO TIM PAIT

The fine wool fabric “breathes,” so it’s cool and comfortable even in overheated office buildings.

In a spoof that aired earlier this year on SNL, comedian Vanessa Bayer suggested that “affordable and absorbent” suits from this national chain were better suited to wiping spills and soaking up bacon grease. Because of the chain’s “innovative buy-one-get-three-free pricing,” she explains, “they’re effectively cheaper than paper towels” and “I can feel good about throwing them away when I’m done.” We cringe at the idea of a disposable wardrobe and prefer to invest in classic clothing that’s made to last. Come into the store and see for yourself why top-quality tailoring is the obvious choice.

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at your service CLOSET CLEANING

EXPERTISE

PICTURE PERFECT

In order to help you better integrate your new seasonal purchases with the old, we offer our clients a complimentary closet consultation. One of our professional sales associates will personally visit your home to inventory your closet, providing suggestions on how to creatively mix and match your existing wardrobe. One of our experienced tailors can also be on hand, to provide any fitting or re-adjustments you may need. And if you so desire, we will provide a photographic catalogue of your wardrobe for further reference.

Our long-term sales associates have been with us for an average of 16 years, and are passionate about counseling our customers and advising them on all clothing and accessory matters. They are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your shopping experience is a pleasant one, and they’ll even take a trip to your home or office to give you a personal closet consultation, providing suggestions on how to creatively mix and match your existing wardrobe.

Trust our professional sales associates to put together the ultimate outfit and coordinate you from head to toe. To alleviate confusion when you get home, we will happily photograph your ensembles, providing a catalogue you can refer to time after time.

BUTTON UP

GIFT CARDS

COMPLIMENTARY ALTERATIONS

A loose thread or button can be just the thing that unravels your day. Bring in any suits or outerwear with buttons that need assistance, and we’ll re-attach or tighten them for you, on site and free of charge. We like to see you looking your best, down to the details.

A Wilkes Bashford gift card is the gift that always fits! Our gift cards are available for purchase in store or over the phone, in any denomination. If you can’t make it to the store, just give us a call — we’ll wrap the gift card up and ship it to the recipient for you!

In order to ensure that the fit is just right, we offer complimentary alterations on all of our clothing. Down to the detail of the stitching, we ensure each article is tailored specifically to you. Our onsite team of world-class tailors is ready to assure that you always bring home a perfect fit.


SERVICE IS PARAMOUNT. COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP

RETURN POLICY

We offer complimentary gift-wrapping for your purchases, on any day you want. You concentrate on choosing the perfect gift; we’ll do the rest.

We have a liberal return policy, where you can bring your purchases back if you are not satisfied with them within a reasonable period of time. We want to make sure you love your new items when you get home, as much as you do in the store.

CLOTHING DONATIONS Service is important to us, not only in our store, but also in our community. We will help you clear out those unwanted items that have been cluttering up your closet, while providing for a good cause. All discarded items will be donated to a local charity — we will coordinate the donation and make the delivery ourselves.

BUTTON UP

FAMILY FRIENDLY

BY APPOINTMENT

As a family business, we feel that it is essential to create a shopping experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family. At Mitchells, Richards, and Marshs we provide interactive play areas so that your time with us can be more relaxed, and your children can still have fun.

Our personal shoppers are available to make your experience here as effortless as possible. For your convenience, they will pre-select a wardrobe to fit your clothing needs, placing the garments in a private fitting room. Once our associates have learned your style and needs, they can keep an eye out for specific items you might be looking for in the future. Call Debbi O’Shea at 203.622.0551 for more information.

IN AN EMERGENCY If you find yourself in a pinch after hours, dial the main store number and follow the prompts to be connected directly to one of our family’s home numbers. We’re always available to come to your rescue!

A loose thread or button can be just the thing that unravels your day. Bring in any suits or outerwear with buttons that need assistance, and we’ll re-attach or tighten them for you, on site and free of charge. We like to see you looking your best, down to the details.

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It impacts every facet of our business, from our ability to bring you worldclass fashions to the friendly, knowledgeable sales associates who help and guide you. You, our customers and friends, are ultimately at the heart of all that we do, and we strive to constantly exceed your expectations. If for some reason you feel that the level of service we provide does not meet your expectations, please let us know.


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