Calling all the shots

Randy Brewer

Elise Diamantini: Randy Brewer, a longtime buyer for San Francisco men’s stores, opened his own shop in Berkeley in 2010.

Ahead of the curve

Photo by Mari Nishimura

Elise Diamantini talks to Karamloop’s founder, Greg Selkoe, about his new projects, including the YouTube channel he created with Pharrell Williams.

Fall 2012: The dollar’s in the details


Every season, before I start the tradeshow circuit, I make an appointment with Doneger’s Tim Bess to check out his trend forecast presentation. Tim’s charismatic personality and thorough assessment of the market always gets me pumped to enter the next round of shows. Over the past few seasons menswear has seriously cleaned up and gone […]

Colored bottoms: Get ’em while they’re hot!


Elise Diamantini: There’s no doubt about it, colored bottoms are at the top of retailers’ fall ’12 hit lists.

Great expectations


Elise Diamantini: We asked Joey Gonzalez of Fred Segal Man, Eric Jennings of Saks and Ryan Eccles of Union what’s new, next and what they hope to find for fall 2012.

Contemporary: Denim direction


Elise Diamantini: Bootcut styles and color are triggering new interest in denim.

Ones to watch: Stepping out

Spring 2012 looks from Marlon Gobel

These three emerging designers, Marlon Gobel, Ian Velardi and Todd Snyder, started their careers working for big names. Now they’re now showing their own visions.

Blazing new trails

Nanshan compound in China

Elise Diamantini: The Nanshan Group, a huge Chinese manufacturing conglomerate known best to the American market as the maker of Paul Betenly suits, recently celebrated 30 years in business.

Movin’ on up: By Robert James

Newlyweds Robert James and his wife Michelle

Editors, bloggers and fashion-insiders found shelter from the torrential rain storm in NYC Wednesday night at the By Robert James store opening party.

Banking on bow ties


Elise Diamantini talks to a group of guys who started wearing bow ties as a way to thumb their noses at a new dress code, and then found themselves office trendsetters.