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Fashion: New York Times Declares Vienna „A Paradise for Modern-Day Dandies“

March 8, 2011

Knize, Muehlbauer & Co.

Austrian custom tailor KNIZE, shoemaker Rudolf Scheer & Söhne, Mühlbauer, maker of much-celebrated custom hats, or Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe, famous for their fabrics - all these traditional producers of fashion and impeccable design are featured most favorably in a recent New York Times travel article titled In Vienna, a Bespoke Tradition Thrives .

In a journey that would take author Kimberly Bradley from chapel-like showrooms and oak-lined walls to a cozy office overlooking Am Graben’s Baroque fountains, she tells the story of the Viennese tradition of custom tailored clothing for men and women alike that stems from the times when storefronts would boast the lable  “k.u.k. Hoflieferant,” meaning imperial and royal court purveyor, with much pride.

She continues to point out Rudolf Scheer & Söhne's role as the Austro-Hungarian imperial court’s cobbler, and chats with KNIZE owner Rudolf Niedersuesz about the companies signature line.


The article is accompanied by the not-to-be-missed slideshow Vienna, a Paradise for Modern-Day Dandies , that features 18 beautiful images contributed by Austrian photographer Josef Polleross (Picture).