Factory Visit: Cotonificio Albini, Albino

Behind the scenes of the 139-year-old Italian fabrics enterprise

Visiting the Albini Group—a glorious Italian enterprise that specializes in fabrics for shirting—is an experience of contrast. It’s a facility that feels futuristic, while remaining in the tradition of its deep history. It’s a busy, mechanical factory located in the picturesque Italian town of Albino—in a valley surrounded by the Alps. Founded in 1876 by Zaffiro Borgomanero, today Albini is run by the fifth generation …

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Custom Presents

From bespoke fragrances to personalized skateboards, products made especially for the people you're buying for

As much as you may want to shower your loved ones with gifts, the perfect present for each can be hard to find year after year. If you’re organized enough to be thinking about stocking up on holiday gifts already, ordering a customized item is a thoughtful way to make your gift extra special. From ceramic selfies to personalized skateboards, bespoke wallpaper to a fragrance …

Eight Unexpected Ways to Wear Camo

From bright colorways to abstract versions, some non-traditional takes on a classic pattern

Whether it’s an abstract take on the classic pattern or a bright colorway, flashy fabric or unexpected texture, there are plenty of non-traditional ways to wear camouflage—for all genders. Inspired by nature and adopted by military uniforms, camouflage made its way into everyday wear a long time ago, and while its popularity has ebbed and flowed—at times even making rather iconic appearances— it’s still commonly …