Dress shirts are doing well, but neckwear is a more complicated business: down some places, up in others, and full of intriguing niche opportunities. Although most retailers are loathe to admit it, furnishings business has been tough for many, both large and small, over the last year. PVH’s David Sirkin …
Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.
Shirt and tie business at better men’s specialty stores is in stasis: good, but not growing. By Harry Sheff
Harry Sheff: Neither Austin nor Madison are known for formal dress, but they each have an innovative menswear retailer that does a fairly good neckwear business. A casual one.
Harry Sheff: The furnishings business grows market share by going after men’s leisure time.
Elise Diamantini talks to a group of guys who started wearing bow ties as a way to thumb their noses at a new dress code, and then found themselves office trendsetters.
Harry Sheff: Shirts and ties have been evolving fast to meet the needs of a younger market.