Seventy-Five Years Later, Ketums is Reborn

World War II shuttered this Parisian brand, now it's been revived on the shores of California with classically styled outerwear

In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop on a leafy street on the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. As his sons took over the family business in 1940, World War II found its way to the heart of the city. The family went into hiding, eventually …

Discover New Designers at Tictail’s Holiday Pop-Up

Sweden's online sales platform finally hits the US in a shop full of carefully selected products from lesser-known brands

For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that’s truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened its first (albeit temporary) US retail location this week in NYC’s Lower East Side. The Holiday Pop-Up introduces shoppers to independent designers and brands from around the world. Think of it …

The Monocle Guide to Good Business

Valuable, globally sourced wisdom and inspiration for getting down to business

The world is rife—even overrun—with business books. Whether it’s sage management advice or dubious tips on working two hours a week from a hammock, the business section of most bookstores is full of all flavors for would-be entrepreneurs and those looking to make moves in the business world. Considering the volume and range in quality of such titles, “The Monocle Guide to Good Business“—published by …