’90s Throwback

Vintage

Elise Diamantini: ’90s-inspired style was a strong trend in contemporary at the Las Vegas trade shows.

Ones to Watch: Raleigh Denim Workshop

Raleigh Denim

Husband and wife team Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko launched Raleigh Denim Workshop out of their living room in 2007.

Contemporary roundtable: Growth spurt

Roundtable

Elise Diamantini talks to Bloomingdale’s, Blackbird, Need Supply, Park & Bond and Saks about contemporary business.

Ones to Watch: BucketFeet

BucketFeet

Elise Diamantini: BucketFeet’s Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani, who met volunteering in Argentina, seek out emerging artists for the designs on their canvas shoes.

Midwest style

Akira

Elise Diamantini visits Chicago retailers, including Akira, Sir & Madame and Haberdash.

Catching up with: Jason Ross, JackThreads

Jason Ross

Elise Diamantini: A lot has changed since JackThreads founder Jason Ross started his menswear flash sale site in 2008: he now does $20 million in annual sales.

Whimsical but wearable

Faconnable

Elise Diamantini: Young guys are buying and styling suits in a totally different way.

MR Q: Donwan Harrell

Donwan Harrell

Elise Diamantini: Prps owner/designer Donwan Harrell aims for authenticity.

Three quick questions: Jeff Block, Block Industries

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Elise Diamantini talks to Jeff Block about his new showroom, New York market and what every man needs in his closet.

Spring accents

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Elise Diamantini shares highlights from NY market week, including sunglasses from Sunpocket and watches from WeWood.