The bolder the better

Colored denim

Elise Diamantini: Retailers build off the momentum of colored denim for 2013.

Clothing king: Sid Shapiro

Sid Shapiro

Elise Diamantini: Chicago’s Syd Jerome has the deep dish on suits.

The denim Standard

The G-Star Q-Store in Standard ATL

Elise Diamantini: Farshad Arshid talks about how he opened a G-Star shop-in-shop in his denim- and footwear-driven Atlanta store, Standard.

MR Q: Richard Chai


Elise Diamantini: Designer Richard Chai explores new territory through collaborations with Target, Penguin, Palladium and now Filson.

Ones to Watch: Bespoken


Elise Diamantini: Liam, Sam and James Fayed of Bespoken grew up working in Turnbull & Asser’s stockroom, learning from their dad.

Ones to Watch: Ovadia & Sons

Ovadia and Sons

Elise Diamantini: Ovadia & Sons, which Shimon and Ariel Ovadia launched in 2010, is classic tailored clothing, updated for today’s contemporary man.

The urban tourist


Elise Diamantini: Urban Outfitters teams up with the Burkman Brothers on The Tourist.

Teaming up

Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Bodega collaboration

Elise Diamantini: Limited-edition collaborations add up at retail.

What’s trending: denim jackets


Elise Diamantini on denim jackets: As workwear-inspired fashion continues to trend in menswear, it’s not too late to stock this iconic item in your store for fall ’12 or spring ’13.

History repeating


In menswear, the heritage trend is about authenticity, both real and perceived. Elise Diamantini talks to retailers about how they’re cashing in.