Whether you’re after the perfect fit, or just something that’s uniquely you, investing in custom clothing and accessories ensures that the final product is something unable to be replicated. With an experience that is both exclusive and luxurious, the act of customization allows you to bring more of your own character into the design. From handcrafted shoes to personalized jewelry, the advantages of custom clothing and accessories is that they are one-of-a-kind items that speak to your individual style.
With their sights set on reviving the lost art of shoemaking, Awl & Sundry specializes in custom made men’s shoes, all of which are personally designed by you. A well-balanced integration of technology and fashion, customers are able to design and customize their perfect shoe online, specifying anything from style, color, material, and even the shoe shape, also known as the last. Ensuring quality for life, each shoe is handcrafted down to smallest details such as stitching, sewing, and drafting. Made from only the finest materials, each pair of Awl & Sundry shoes are an undeniable example of craftsmanship and style, a sought-after combination by any modern man. If you’re interested in trying on any of their shoes in person, you can set up an appointment at their New York Studio.
Less than a year ago, international jewelry brand Katie Diamond opened their first storefront in Ridgewood, NJ featuring an array of customizable fine, fashion, and bridal jewelry. Diamond’s store doubles as her studio, where her personal designs are brought to life, an infusion of bohemian and luxe style that is inspired by travel, textiles, and architecture. Gemstone variations are able to be requested for bracelets, necklaces, and earrings or custom rings are also an option for weddings and engagements. Bridging the gap between traditional and modern, classic and edgy, the bold colors and detail-oriented aesthetic of the Katie Diamond brand are what make it one-of-a-kind.
Enforcing the motto “suits should fit,” DeCarlos Bespoke of Jersey City specializes in suit design and tailoring, making sure that the final product is appropriate for your body and style. Old school in both atmosphere and technique, DeCarlos Bespoke emphasizes the experience from beginning to end, showcasing an appreciation for luxury fabrics, impeccable construction, and a lasting bond with clientele. Shedding new light on traditional menswear, DeCarlos Bespoke considers no detail too small and by the end, it’s not just a garment you’re getting but rather an introduction to a new way of life.
Sal Lauretta for Men are experts when it comes to all things menswear and tailoring. While still keeping up with the trends, they are able to maintain the exquisite and traditional craftsmanship they are known for and have practiced for generations. The advantages of custom clothing and accessories is that each item is fitted to the individual, both physically and stylistically. Sal Lauretta for Men puts their own spin on the classics, highlighting elements which are considered timeless and guaranteeing a product that is both effortless and luxurious in look and feel.
Advocates for the quality and importance of sound, Axel Audio creates custom headphones that are not only custom by design, but in the actual listening experience. In order to personalize your headphones, their website allows you to choose the headband, insert, cable, ear cup, and soundscape. The soundscape refers to your “acoustic fingerprint” (pure, core, or deep) which is generated through their app. Designed to analyze your audio preferences through Spotify, each soundscape corresponds to your desired musical profile, such as songs that are more orchestral, bass driven, or well balanced. From the audio, to the physical product, and the experience as a whole, you are given the creative reins to build and design your own look and sound.
Made exclusively for travel, Saintly Bags are fully customizable online and are manufactured start to finish in New York City. The premise behind their design is that as travellers, we all have different agendas, different journeys, and we should have travel essentials that are unique to our own voyage. Their functional leather All-American Weekenders allow you to choose which size, leather, lining, zipper trim, and stitching best suit you, and you can even configure the structure of either a shoe or laptop pocket. They’re available in two carry on editions, the One Night Stand and Weekend Fling, the latter being just a bit larger. Demonstrating how to travel with ease, these bags are not only made to match you, but also to match your lifestyle.