Betting on Belts


Inspired by Happy Socks, Andrew Heffernan and Anna Lundberg decided to cash in men’s accessories — but opted to focus on belts.

Denim for Days

PRPS jeans

Elise Diamantini: A shift from basics to fashion is breathing new life into the denim market.

Ones to Watch: Marwood

Becky French

Becky French, a designer who’s worked at Ralph Lauren and Aquascutum, launched Marwood with a collection of U.K.-made neckwear in 2011. By Elise Diamantini

Neighborhood Shop: By Robert James

By Robert James

After finding a strong neighborhood following in NYC’s Lower East Side, Robert James is hoping to recreate his formula with two new stores in Brooklyn. By Elise Diamantini

Transparent Mission: Everlane


Online retailer Everlane makes its direct-to-consumer model totally transparent, explaining costs and markups to customers.

Marketing by the Box

Birchbox Man

Birchbox, a subscription-based service that sends boxes of men’s or women’s grooming samples each month, is also an aggressive marketer and online retailer.

Dual Purpose: Mise en Scene


Former Project president and Kiki de Montparnasse co-founder Andrew Pollard opened Mise en Scène, an experimental retail concept in Venice Beach.

Unionmade Opens New Store in Los Angeles

Unionmade's Todd Barket in front of the San Francisco store

Unionmade is sharing the love with Los Angeles on Valentine’s Day by opening its fourth store.

Modern Interpretation


Haspel, a brand known for its seersucker suits, is back with a contemporary collection designed by Shipley & Halmos for 2014.

New York Market FW14: New and Noteworthy

English Utopia

Elise Diamantini looks at six noteworthy brands from the New York menswear trade shows.