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Mad for Menswear

Enlisting the talents of local tailors and couturiers, modern men refine their bespoke look.

Florsheim x Esquivel's fall/winter 2016 collection introduces the double monk boot silhouette

Since 1895, Berluti Paris has outfitted the globe’s most stylish feet. The house, renowned for its custom-fitted Venezia leather shoes and exclusive clientele, founded The Swann Club in 1992, for a few select hand-picked customers. From the minds of these discerning wearers, Berluti draws inspiration for new looks, such as these Alessandro Scott oxfords designed by tattoo artist Scott Campbell ($1,940). Available at Berluti, South Coast Plaza. :: berluti.com

The most coveted trends for fall include a touch of luxury with rich velvets and deep red hues. Combine both with J. Hilburn’s burgundy velvet sports coat ($650) constructed with fabric sourced from award-winning English fabric maker Brisbane Moss. :: jhilburn.com

On October 13, Combatant Gentlemen, headquartered in Irvine, unveils its latest endeavor: high-tech pop-up shops at Bloomingdale’s stores. From SoHo to South Coast Plaza, the brand aims to attract millennials interested in made-to- measure suits by using iPads. Available at Bloomingdale’s, South Coast Plaza. :: bloomingdales.com

Designer Mark Pomerantz parlayed his love for menswear into apprenticeships at Europe’s most lofty  couturiers: Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and Armani. For 16 years, Pomerantz has designed his line of exquisite menswear such as The Quintessential British navy twill-stripe suit (price upon request). :: markpomerantz.com

Dave Welch founded b.spoke in Costa Mesa with the idea that dressing well is all about collaboration. Welch and his team, who work with men from all industries, concentrate more on individual style rather than buying into trends. His clients range from jet-setting pro athletes to tie-averse tech company CEOs to dapper businessmen. “I have one guy who told me, ‘I never want to wear a tie ever again.’ So we created a wardrobe based off of that one desire,” says Welch. :: bspokestyle.com

“Fewer men wear ties these days,” says b.spoke Chief Visionary Officer Dave Welch. “Now they show off personality and a pop of color with socks and pocket squares.” Alexander McQueen’s skull socks ($80) and Tom Ford’s floating-circle-print pocket square ($175) offer a touch of pizazz without stealing the show. Available at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island. :: neimanmarcus.com

Florsheim x Esquivel’s fall/winter 2016 collection introduces the double monk boot silhouette with a modern punk esthetic. Each artisan-painted pair is handmade and burnished in George Esquivel’s California studio. :: florsheimxesquivel.com

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