Harry Sheff talks to Durand Guion at Macy’s and Glen Hoffs at Brooks Brothers about the tailored clothing boom.
Six leaders in the young men’s business, including Karmaloop’s Greg Selkoe, discuss the youth culture market. By Elise Diamantini
Elise Diamantini: A few factors are driving the high single-digit increases that contemporary merchants have achieved year to date: 1) a surge in non-denim bottoms; 2) more affordable pricepoints; 3) slimmer styling; and 4) a new focus on shorts and swimwear.
After a modest but promising uptick in sales at retail, tailored clothing is bracing for another hurdle. It’s the same issue for tailored clothing as it is for every other apparel category: rising costs. Cotton is way up, so is wool and even synthetics. And Chinese manufacturers have ceded more …