Vegas Highlights: Ambsn

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Elise Diamantini: Ambsn, which started as a T-shirt line to raise money for an injured friend, has expanded into a full menswear offering.

Vegas Highlights: Shaq Attack

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Elise Diamantini: NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is back in the Reebok family.

Welcome Stranger: Three’s (not) a Crowd

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Catherine Chow and Corina Nurimba opened Welcome Stranger in San FRancisco as an off-shoot of their original boutique Azalea.

Mortar: Specialty store re-imagined

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Mortar owner Sacha Nelson Chapel: “In Houston, contemporary menswear didn’t really exist, so we saw an opportunity to open a store.”

Moonlight Graham: A Home Away from Home

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At Moonlight Graham, Bart Silberman is giving the men of Orange County a place to shop, hang out and maybe even catch a live concert.

Indigo and Cotton: Hand Picked

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When Brett Carron moved from Manhattan to Charleston, S.C. he couldn’t find any contemporary menswear shops — so he opened his own.

Las Vegas show preview

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How many times have we heard retailers moan that “there’s nothing new in the market?” So we asked Capsule, MRket and Project for a few new exhibitors at the Las Vegas shows.

Vividbraille: Risk taker

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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

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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