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.

Bloomingdale’s names Eilert DMM men’s sportswear

Bloomingdale's

Kristen Eilert has been named operating VP/DMM of men’s classic sportswear, Polo and basics at Bloomingdale’s.

Barbour x Norton & Sons

Patrick Grant

The Barbour Beacon Heritage line’s new collection was designed with Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons under creative director Patrick Grant

Tommy John and the ever-innovating underwear market

Tom Patterson

Harry Sheff gets a quick education on the underwear market, starting with Tom Patterson of the growing Tommy John brand.