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.
The brand celebrated bow ties, which now account for more than 10 percent of the total neckwear market.
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 …
Knit ties have done well editorially but haven’t quite broken into the mainstream. We asked several brands how they see the trend. At the January trade shows, a half dozen brands were excited to show me something new: knit ties. Culturata, an Italian-made brand known for sport shirts, introduced knit …
G-III has licensed PVH’s Insignia Design Group to launch neckwear under the Vilebrequin brand.
Harry Sheff talks to Robert Talbott CEO Bob Corliss about the state of the neckwear business.
Harry Sheff looks at some innovative neckwear at Liberty: Cotton toile from Glendon Lambert, burlap from Descendant of Thieves and variations on camouflage from Dibi.
Shirt and tie business at better men’s specialty stores is in stasis: good, but not growing. By Harry Sheff
Armstrong & Wilson’s ties and pocket squares have just the right amount of detail.
Harry Sheff: Few brands as young as Glendon Lambert pack this much fun and innovation into a collection.
Robert Talbott is getting serious about auto racing, from sponsorships to CEO Bob Corliss’s six-race tour in a carbon fiber Formula Atlantic race car.
Flynt’s Brent Kestin has solved a perennial problem in casual neckwear: how to pair a plaid shirt with a patterned tie.
“This is the first season ever that we’ve had a total sellout,” Forsyth of Canada’s Harris Hester said of his colorful spring neckwear collection.
Harry Sheff: If the ESPN brand is powerful enough to prompt some people to name their children “Espn,” LND Neckwear’s ESPN tie collection will probably do quite well.
2012 was a big year for The Tie Bar: the online men’s accessories retailer doubled sales, hired 28 new people and launched a collaboration with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Neckwear designer David Hart staged his first fashion week show with a full collection of tailored clothing, dress shirts and knitwear.
The mainstream tie business is much more than wide silk ties, with continued growth in unexpected places.
How much did the neckwear business contract since its 1995 peak and has it stopped shrinking? Harry Sheff looks into what few numbers are available.
Online furnishings retailer TheTieBar.com launched a limited edition bow tie line with Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson last week.
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.
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