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Mens Accessories and Hand-Made Scarves

Hot accessories for cool dudes and a local scarf-weaving maven.

Dapper Duds
Boys, spice things up with exotic skin accessories, bold jewelry, and powerful potions.


Sauro bracelet ($945/Eiseman Jewels, NorthPark Center)
Photography by Abel Sanchez
CH Carolina Herrera ostrich wallet ($535/CH Carolina Herrera, NorthPark Center)
Photography courtesy of Carolina Herrera










Tom Ford sunglasses ($360/Forty Five Ten)
Photography by Abel Sanchez
Martin Dingman lizard-skin belt ($375/Stanley Korshak)
Photography by Abel Sanchez










Coach Hamptons Shearling Hobo Duffl ($1,498/Coach, Galleria)
Photography courtesy of Coach
Dries Van Noten python shoes ($760/Forty Five Ten)
Photography by Abel Sanchez











Photography by Andy Lai

Wonder Weaver
Brooke Rydman creates wearable works of art the old-fashioned way: by loom. But her scarves are hardly stodgy. The 26-year-old tells us how her knits got so hot.

D: How did you get started?
BR: I went to the University of Kansas to study fine arts and majored in textile design. As part of our major, we were required to learn the technical art and design of weaving. For a final project I decided to create a small line of scarves.

D: Why work on a loom, rather than knit?
BR: I chose the loom because it’s a relatively fast way to create a work of art, and it’s an ancient and symbolic form of textile production. I enjoy taking an old, traditional technique and reinventing it by adding my own unique patterns and colors.

D: How did you get into the top stores so quickly? That’s impressive.
BR: Someone in Dallas noticed a scarf I was wearing at a holiday party. It was the scarf I’d made for the final project in my first weaving class. She worked at Forty Five Ten and recommended I talk to one of the buyers. I was shy, so she paved the way for me. A similar situation happened with Neiman Marcus. Getting into two iconic stores and having a successful sell-through opened more doors for me and helped me gain the confidence to approach others.

D: Tell us about your exclusive line at Forty Five Ten.
BR: Forty Five Ten and I have collaborated on a private-label brand, Forty Five Ten by Brooke Rydman, using carefully selected colors and materials. We did four very long, skinny scarves with a bold pattern woven throughout.

D: Now you have a new men’s line.
BR: I felt there was a similar niche market for men’s scarves. It was a new avenue for me. My patterns for men are more angular and simple, and the colors are more subdued and earthy. They look best when worn with a blazer or coat, draped without a wrap.

D: What’s next?
BR: A new line of home linens, including place mats and table runners. Soon we hope to start a line of pillows. In the accessories department, we plan to make a line of belts and winter caps.

D: Do you create custom designs?
BR: Yes. I have a studio full of yarn, and anyone can schedule an appointment. It’s always fun to collaborate.

Brooke Rydman’s scarves are available at Elements, Krimson & Klover, Forty Five Ten, Neiman Marcus, and Pockets. Her home line can be found at At My Table. Prices range from $170-$280. For custom orders, call 214-564-0825.

Photography courtesy of Barneys

Barneys for Boys

Last month, to the delight of style slaves all over town, Barneys New York reopened its doors in Dallas, bringing gents more choices when it comes to fashion. From classic to contemporary, some of the highlights include Barneys New York Italian-made tailored clothing collection, composed of exclusive fabrics and custom details, such as suits, overcoats, and the best-selling washed cashmere blazer. Straight from Saville Row, Richard James’ modern suits made of wool, silk, linen, or mohair are a great addition to any man’s closet. Barneys also carries made-to-measure shirts from Hamilton, the legendary (since 1883) Texas shirtmaker. Exclusive footwear lines such as Berluti, Bettanin & Venturi, and Crockett & Jones put a spring in any guy’s step, and Tod’s has a shop-in-shop of leather goods. Walk-ins welcome.

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