Vividbraille: Risk taker

Brock Willsey

Breaking the rules: New contemporary stores redefine the men’s specialty business — part one of ten. Vividbraille, Chicago. By Elise Diamantini

Mohawk General Store: Rare finds

Kevin and Bo Carney

Breaking the rules: New contemporary stores redefine the men’s specialty business — part one of ten. Mohawk General Store, Silver Lake, Calif. By Elise Diamantini

Snapshots from NYFW

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Elise Diamantini: Highlights from New York Fashion Week

Brandon Svarc’s been Naked & Famous for five years

Brandon Svarc

Brandon Svarc created Naked & Famous out of his frustration with the celebrity-endorsed premium denim market.

Footwear finds

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Elise Diamantini finds footwear for fall ’13.

MR Q: Oliver Spencer

Oliver Spencer

British sensibility: Designer Oliver Spencer on and off the runway.

All shapes and sizes

Fjallraven

While there’s no one trend in bags, the entire category is on fire!

Made in America: Taking hold

Northern Grade. Photo by Mark MacMillan

Elise Diamantini: For many menswear retailers, it’s increasingly important to support vendors who are creating American jobs.

Menswear markets

Northern Grade. Photo by Mark McMillan

Pop-up markets featuring American-made goods are gaining popularity across the country.<

OUTERWEAR WEEK: Casual outerwear at retail

Moose Knuckles

Based on early fall 2012 selling the key word in outerwear is items.