NEW YORK—JA Apparel has licensed West Coast Hosiery Group, Inc. for men’s hosiery in the U.S. and Canada for its Joseph Abboud brand. Set to hit stores for fall 2011, the hosiery collection will cover dress, casual and athletic socks under the names JA Collection Blue label and JA White Label.
“We’re delighted to work with a company that has established itself as a leader in the accessories industry who is focused on delivering quality product and superior customer service,” commented JA Apparel president Kenton Selvey. “This partnership underscores our strategy to work with best-in-class licensees as the Joseph Abboud brand continues to expand.”
West Coast Hosiery Group’s Dan Brussell added, “We’re very excited to work with the Joseph Abboud team. We are launching innovative hosiery programs using high quality yarns to compliment the distinctive style of Joseph Abboud. Combining our sourcing and their design direction, Joseph Abboud hosiery has unlimited opportunities for growth.”
West Coast Hosiery Group, Inc. produces hosiery under license for the English Laundry, Steve Harvey and Adolfo brands and private label for retailer.