Cone Denim adding more vintage looms

Cone Denim Shuttle Looms

Cone Denim has begun installation of a number of vintage American Draper X3 shuttle looms to increase selvage denim capacity in its White Oak mill in Greensboro, N.C.

Robert Talbott promotes two, hires four

Robert Talbott

Robert Talbott has made some new hires and promotions in its merchandising and design teams.

Samuelsohn buys Hickey Freeman

Samuelsohn has acquired the assets and factory for the Hickey Freeman brand from W. Diamond Group and begun a 40-year license for the brand with its owner, Authentic Brands Group.

Men’s Wearhouse acquires Joseph Abboud

Joseph Abboud

Men’s Wearhouse will buy J.A. Apparel and the Joseph Abboud brand, for $97.5 million in cash. Joseph Abboud will exit the wholesale business and become an exclusive Men’s Wearhouse brand.

The multiplier: Len Druskin

Len Druskin and Michael Druskin

Michael Druskin has expanded Len Druskin’s business on little more than great instincts and word of mouth.

Family matters: The Foursome

The Foursome

Humility and faith in God have guided Gordy Engel and his family to succeed at The Foursome.

A need for speed

Sean Rayhall

Robert Talbott is getting serious about auto racing, from sponsorships to CEO Bob Corliss’s six-race tour in a carbon fiber Formula Atlantic race car.

Neckwear Notes: Flynt’s casual ties

Flynt

Flynt’s Brent Kestin has solved a perennial problem in casual neckwear: how to pair a plaid shirt with a patterned tie.

Obituary: Target founder Douglas Dayton

Douglas Dayton

Douglas Dayton, who founded the retail giant Target as a division of the Minneapolis-based department store chain Dayton’s in 1960, has died at 88.

Seattle’s Blackbird closing its doors

Nicole Miller

Blackbird, the celebrated Seattle men’s contemporary store, is closing its doors to focus on its wholesale business.