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Accessories: Perfect Details

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Jaspare specializes in skinny suspenders, pocket squares and ties handmade from soft matte python. Allow six weeks. From $150;

Hat Trick

Milliner Orlando Palacios, founder of Worth & Worth, apprenticed in Ecuador with Montecristi and creates hats in straw, cashmere, rabbit fur and much more. From $225;

Looped In

Metalsmith Mark Kelty does the belt buckle, and master leatherworker Bill Niemczyk cuts the alligator belts. Color, edging and details are the client’s choice. From $250;

Urbane Cowboys

J. B. Hill, an El Paso, Texas, atelier for the bespoke cowboy, is run by James Hill, who measures for a perfect fit and lets clients choose the material, the stitch pattern and all manner of inlay details. From $825;

Frame Work

Scott Urban, owner of Urban Spectacles, carves eyewear from specialty wood like ebony and koa and develops original frames. One client asked for glasses shaped like grand pianos. From $750;

Perfect Square

At Bangkok’s Sam Hober, David and Noina Hober raise their own silkworms and handweave the fine material into custom ties and pocket squares. Allow two hours. From $25;

Fine Points

Mike Breslin, owner of Texas’s McKinney Pens, can make a pen out of rose petals for a gardener, from bullet shells for a hunter or with a cross inlay for a minister. From $55;

Cuff Luxe

Created by James de Givenchy, Taffin cuff links are made with Venetian beads and misshapen pearls. One set, called the Fingerprint, is a mold of a client’s fingertip cast in silver or gold. From $4,500;


Art & Sole

Los Angeles designer George Esquivel’s handmade shoes are classic but not conservative: A brown oxford might include a splash of pink. From $650;

It’s All in the Wrist

At Atelier du Bracelet Parisien, Jean-Claude Perrin’s watch straps are personalized by color, stitching and material: Shark, lizard, ostrich, emu, llama or stingray, anyone? From $220;

Walk this Way

Staffordshire’s William Constantine Cort and Stephen P. Fox make walking sticks from exotic materials like antler and buffalo horn and accommodate clients’ requests. From $95;

Taking Cover

Maglia Francesco, a Milanese family business, has crafted bespoke umbrellas in stripes and tartans since 1865. From $105;

Case Study

Founded in 1856, Tanner Krolle can still create a set of suitcases to fit perfectly in the trunk of an Aston Martin, or a roller trolley in your favorite shade of purple. From $4,980;


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