Initial Here: Classic Pieces to
Make Your Own
No longer strictly a preppy mainstay, the monogram has become a popular—and incredibly stylish—way to stand out from the crowd. We’ve put together a round-up of everyday essentials—from a cozy pullover to silky PJs and a classic trench and loafers—all of which you can give your own spin.
Personalized Gold Ring goop, $700
Choose your favorite word, your favorite person’s name, your dog’s name—whatever you want, really, within ten characters—and wear it on a one-of-a-kind 14k gold ring. (Less painful or permanent than a tattoo; arguably more chic.)
LINGUA FRANCA Cashmere
Embroidered Sweater NET-A-PORTER, $360
A team of sewers hand-stitches playful hip-hop lyrics like “Uh Huh Honey,” “Old School,” and “Original Gangsta” onto super-soft cashmere crewnecks. (They take requests.)
TOD’S My Gommino
Mocassino Tod’s, $510
Everything from the leather color to the stitching, insole, and even the “gommino” studs on the bottom of the shoe tailored to your liking.
Rayes Boxing Gloves DTLAcustom, from $395
The wizards at DTLAcustom can hand paint anything leather. So why not boxing gloves?
OLIVIA VON HALLE Coco
Ivory Silk Pyjamas Olivia Von Halle, $495
We have it on good authority that the fastest way to sweet dreams is monogrammed PJs.
Horizon 55 My LV World Tour Louis Vuitton, $3,850
Straight out of a scene from Darjeeling Limited , these retro-inspired patches are part of Louis Vuitton’s latest customization offerings-which includes brightly colored initials, numbers (so you can make note of a special date), and even old-school hotel patches inspired by the golden age of travel.
Correspondence Cards Smythson, from $332
Smythson has a stronghold on super pretty personalized stationary—it’s one of those things you always want to have a stash of for any last-minute correspondence situation. The lined envelopes seal the deal.
The Jean Clutch Edie Parker, $1,795
Your pick of hardware, font, and a rainbow of color choices—eighteen, to be exact—plus, a pretty cool yet subtle glow-in-the dark option.
Bespoke Stud Box Anya Hindmarch, $380
English designer Anya Hindmarch’s bespoke offerings take personalization one step further: Instead of just picking from a selection of font styles, you can have your own handwriting embossed on just about anything.
Classic Trench Cuyana, $395
A true classic gets a modern-day calling card with one of these pebbled leather patches that goes inside of your coat.