Hadleighs | Atelier.

Hadleigh’s Is Haute Stuff.

There are plans for a storefront, but for now Hadleigh’s remains hidden in the Kessler Park neighborhood of Oak Cliff. You will need an appointment. At the door, you will be greeted by the charming Adnan “Ed” Shaikh or perhaps by his adorable wife, Gable. If you prefer, they can come to you, but then you’d miss meeting their 2-year-old daughter, the eponymous Hadleigh herself, who has the run of the place. A glass of wine? A panino? There is no rush. The Shaikhs will want to get to know you before the measuring begins. They met while working at the Ralph Lauren store in Highland Park Village. She had just moved from New York, where she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He was the third-ranked Ralph Lauren salesman in the country. They were friends at first, then more than that. Ed went on to become a buyer at Stanley Korshak, and Gable followed. By then they were engaged. Last winter, they decided to open their own atelier, Hadleigh’s, selling bespoke clothes for men and women—everything cut and sewn by hand in Italy, made to fit you and only you. You will need to take your wallet. A Hadleigh’s custom suit starts at $1,700; one by Cesare Attolini could cost five times that. To finish the look, Hadleigh’s carries Mazzarelli dress shirts ($600) and bench-made shoes from Barker Black (wing tips, $750). There are lines such as Emanuele Maffeis for women who are similarly unconcerned by price points. Ed says most of his very private customers buy by the dozen. If that sounds like you, make an appointment by visiting

THE BEST MAN CAVE IN TEXAS

These days, a house is not a home without a man cave, but the one Texas men are rating the best in town is the Atelier at Hadleigh’s in Highland Park Village. It’s more than just a place to go for interesting conversation and a new insight into what it takes to be among the best-dressed men in town. It’s a private little world presided over by Ed Shaikh, who is not only a co-founder of Hadleigh’s, but its Creative Director, a guy who understands the world of men’s fashion and knows how to adapt it to every client’s individuality.

You can experience his approach to your own potential by making an appointment to enter this special world. Whether for a fitting or for a consultation, Hadleigh’s-By-Appointment guarantees you’ll have Ed’s undivided attention and plenty of time to explore suiting prototypes, run your hands over luxurious Italian fabrics and explore a unique collection of shirtings and accessories. It’s all waiting for you up on the second floor under the Highland Park Village clock tower.

Ed and his team are committed to giving you the very best— from the finest fabrics to the latest in design. By combining the best components, down to the buttons and the lapel style, end result is a suit, a tuxedo or a sports jacket that is completely different from any other because it has been created just for you. The careful measurements are taken by Ed himself, which he double-checks in a second fitting before returning the garment for finishing. It is an exhausting process, but you’ll be surprised how little time it takes from your first visit to the Atelier to the first compliment about your outstanding good taste.

Brioni | The Art of Tailoring.

MASTERS AT WORK

The Brioni Tailors are the boundless heralds of the men’s tailoring art. They are the men and women who achieve the highest level of sartorial excellence. Their artistry is imbued in all the unseen details that distinguish Brioni garments. From the initial cutting to the final ironing phases, they impart expertise to all the steps that bring a Brioni men’s suit to life, rendering it an unmatched creation and an emblem of the expertise handed down from generation to generation. Every suit is the result of the Brioni method, a process unique to the company that requires 220 steps and more than 22 hours of effective workmanship. Under the supervision of our tailoring experts, each suit comes to life thanks to more than 6000 meticulously hidden stitches made by hand. With the manual skill as its pivot, Brioni suit caresses the body lightly and molds the silhouette with absolute precision. In this process of sculpture, the Brioni Master Tailors work with each client to create unique masterpieces in a harmonious dialog between body, personality, needs and desires.

GENIUS OF THE LAND

Penne is Brioni and Brioni is Penne. With its cobblestone streets, dramatic castle, enchanting landscape, and its long winters and quiet summers, this calm town in the Abruzzo region provides the perfect environment for craftmanship and dedication. Penne is home to the heart of the Italian men’s tailoring tradition. In fact, tailoring has always run in the blood and in the unsurpassed manual expertise of Penne’s population. In 1959, Nazareno Fonticoli – one of Brioni’s founders and among Rome’s most renowned tailors – and his business partner Gaetano Savini pioneered the idea of prêt-á-couture, creating a tailoring atelier of industrial proportion in Penne. For this ambitious endeavor, Fonticoli cogently opened it in his hometown, gathering the most skilled of the local tailors. They christened it Brioni Roman Style, with its Roman perspective and endemic Abruzzian values.

TREASURE OF KNOWLEDGE

Tailoring is a cultural legacy that takes decades to transmit from a seasoned master to a young talent. Brioni’s founders faced the importance to safeguard the Brioni tradition with a bold intuition: invest in the schooling of new generations. It was 1985 when the Scuola di Alta Sartoria opened in Penne, the sole existing tailoring high school in Italy. It quickly turned into an institution of Abruzzo and a crown jewel of Italian savoir faire. Having its very own tailors trained in its very own school is what sets Brioni apart in the firmament of men’s tailoring. Only sixteen pupils are rigorously selected every four years to attend the courses at the school, housed in a stern historical building in the town center. With an ethical and artisanal mission, the Scuola di Alta Sartoria exceeds the mere training of the next Master Tailors: it is imbued with the belief that a meaningful future comes from the transmission of a deep-rooted heritage.

Camper & Nicholsons |

Luxury Yacht Charter.

Destination Places.

A luxury yacht charter is the perfect platform for exploring some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the world. Our yacht charter brokers can advise you on which luxury yacht to charter that fulfills your individual yachting needs.

For today's man. Aboard all of our luxurious charter yachts, from the performance sailing yachts to the new breed of charter megayachts, there is more on offer than mouth-watering cuisine, exemplary service, diverse destinations and world-class accommodation.

Imagine… a hotel with a ratio of one staff to every guest; a restaurant where you pick up gourmet cuisine of your choice, a resort where you can have the company of your friends any time for as long as you are there; a holiday itinerary that enables you to decide where and when to go, at your own pace; or a luxury villa where you can relax undisturbed by outsiders…

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Whether it is provisioning the yacht with your favourite wine, arranging a surprise anniversary party, or organising transfers, excursions, restaurant reservations or a game of golf, your yacht charter broker, captain and crew will ensure that once you step on board you have the time of your life.

Camper & Nicholsons charter brokers have an intimate, first hand experience of each yacht – its food, décor, crew, facilities and accommodation – and excel in ensuring they select the ideal yacht and destination for each client. Drawing on more than 180 years of experience between them, they have inspected every yacht Camper & Nicholsons represents, as well as most of the superyachts available for charter, and make it a priority to know each captain and crew, therefore providing clients with expert opinions and references. They are also widely travelled and able to offer clients advice on specific cruising grounds, along with personal recommendations on the best restaurants, clubs, boutiques, and even unknown beaches and coves, providing an innovative flair for inspired itineraries.

Unlock the World of Camper & Nicholsons.

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