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About Harry Sheff

Web Editor Harry Sheff also covers the furnishings and men’s grooming markets for MR Magazine. He is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and although he has lived in Brooklyn, New York for five years, he still hasn’t lost his quaint Midwestern patois. His first memories of the menswear business come from the long defunct Sims Ltd. in downtown Minneapolis, where his father bought suits in the 1980’s. He is an avid home bartender and collector of men’s colognes, two subjects he blogs about in his spare time.

Hardwick Clothes Gets New Owner, New CEO

Bruce Bellusci

Allan Jones has acquired Hardwick for $1.9 million out of bankruptcy and hired former Hart Schaffner Marx executive Bruce Bellusci to lead the company.

In Other News: Professionals Embrace Backpacks

A J. Campbell backpack by Unified Accessories

Advertising Age reports that professional men are eschewing traditional briefcases and even messenger bags in favor of backpacks.

Epstein Joins Unified as EVP of Sales

Eric Epstein 2014

Unified Accessories has hired former RGA and Swank exec Eric Epstein as EVP of sales for North America.

Martin Greenfield: The Suit Doctor

Martin Greenfield in the factory

Martin Greenfield came to America with nothing, started as a floor boy in a Brooklyn suit factory and worked his way up to be one of the most celebrated tailors in the world.

Alpha Design Group Names Tom Mintal VP, Merchandising

Tom Mintal and Lori Pulichino

Alpha Design Group has hired former Nordstrom clothing buyer Tom Mintal as its new VP of merchandising.

Lori Pulichino Joins Alpha Design Group as VP

Pulichino joins Alpha Design Group from David Donahue, where she was director of sales.

Fred Segal Expanding to Tokyo, Las Vegas

Fred Segal's new CEO Paul Blum

Fred Segal will open in Las Vegas in August and in Tokyo in spring 2015.

Sunny Diego Rejoins Saks as Men’s Sportswear DMM

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sunny Diego, who spent 18 years at Saks, returned as VP and DMM for men’s sportswear.

Harry Rosen: The Canadian Edge

Larry Rosen

Uptown/Downtown Awards — 10 Most Influential Retailers: Harry Rosen is one of the best retailers in the world, and it just happens to be in Canada.

In Other News: Seven Retailers Searching for CEOs

HSN's Mindy Grossman is being courted by retailers.

American Apparel, American Eagle Outfitters, Bon-Ton, Dollar General, Gordmans, JCPenney and Target are all in various stages of CEO searches.