Tony was a much-loved sales exec in the menswear industry who was adored and respected by all. Friends describe him as warm, generous, personable, charming, and always smiling.
MR’s Editor in Chief recalls sharing memories and insights with the late founder of Oxxford clothing, who passed away suddenly earlier this month.
Despite the precarious state of retail, the menswear market looked fabulous at the fall ‘17 shows, with lots of great items and collections designed to accommodate changing lifestyles, changing dress codes and changing weather patterns.
Adding to the show’s success is its charming and personable co-host: Mark’s son Jesse, a lawyer, consultant, legal analyst for Fox News and aspiring actor who adds a definite millennial perspective to the programming.
Among his many notable accomplishments, he is credited with changing the dress shirt industry by creating a new way to size sleeve lengths, thereby reducing inventory requirements.
With a new luxury line targeted to better (and best) specialty stores, separate from their more moderate collection, Beretta is certainly a brand to watch in this age of authenticity.
At the Project show last month in Las Vegas, we randomly stopped a few retailers to discover what’s on their minds and what they’re buying for fall. Here’s what we discovered.
We caught up with the menswear expert, now president of international consulting firm Akari Enterprises, last month in Las Vegas to gather a few insights on the industry.
If anyone knows how to create a little excitement at retail, it’s LT Salinas of Elton’s Men’s Store at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas.
One of the highlights of our Vegas trips over the years has been the semi-annual dinner at Circus Circus Steakhouse hosted by retail consultant Marshall Kline and always attended by interesting industry personalities.
Spencer Hays, the intrepid self-made leader of Oxxford, IAG and Tom James, died on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 80.
By many industry estimates, men’s ties are about a $700 million business in the U.S., down from $1.8 billion at its peak in the 1980s, $1.2 billion in the 1990s. Not a pretty picture by any standards.
Cold weather helped, but innovative product, lighter weights and value made for a successful season. A bit less price-cutting would improve the bottom line.
Here, we ask a few of our favorites where they like to eat, drink, sleep, and party in this infamous city of secrets.
Having joined Johnnie-O back in October, Peter Millar founder Chris Knott has added his signature touch to the brand’s new fall collection.
After 27 years at Nordstrom, David Witman, EVP/GMM of the Seattle-based retailer, is moving on. Here, we catch up with Witman to ascertain his feelings and future plans.
Among the many joys of MRket and Project, running into old friends in the aisles.
We’ve all got problems; most are best solved with a bit of integrity, optimism and courage.
Petruzzi was a top fashion industry executive who ran GFT USA for ten years before becoming president of Bidermann Industries in 1990, creating a near-billion dollar company with the acquisition of Cluett-Peabody.
The wine was exceptional, the people gracious, and the mood celebratory, reflecting a joy for life that the Italians are wise to keep front and center in these trying times.