Neckwear Notes: General Knot & Co., Four Years On

Andrew Payne

Now in its fourth year, General Knot has fans in places that a few years ago would have been utterly foreign to neckwear, including barber shops, coffee shops and at least one motorcycle shop.

Nordstrom Breaks Ground on East Coast Distribution Center


Nordstrom will open a fulfillment center for its online and catalog businesses in Elizabethtown, Penn. in summer 2015.

Eminence Capital Nominates Two to Jos. A. Bank Board

Eminence Capital has nominated two people to the Jos. A. Bank board: former PVH chairman Bruce J. Klatsky and former Federated president Norman S. Matthews.

Jos. A. Bank Rejects Men’s Wearhouse Offer

Jos. A. Bank has rejected the latest takeover offer from Men’s Wearhouse. The $1.6 billion or $57.50 per share offer, which Men’s Wearhouse said was a 52 percent premium over the retailer’s unaffected enterprise value and a 38 percent premium over its October 8 share price, was made on January 6. Jos. A. Bank Chairman […]

Schuyler 4 Launching Carl Gross in U.S.

Carl Gross

Schuyler 4 Ltd. is launching Carl Gross, a German better men’s sportcoat brand, in the U.S. market.

JCPenney Closing 33 Stores

JCPenney logo 2013

JCPenney will close 33 stores in 20 states by May, a move the retailer says will save it $65 million in 2014.

A Fresh Take on Ties

Brothers Bryan Goldberg and David Goldberg

Fresh Neck’s David Goldberg is one of a handful of entrepreneurs who’ve proven that young men will pay a monthly fee to rent ties online.

Robert Graham Licenses Henschel for Hats

Robert Graham

Robert Graham has licensed St. Louis-based Henschel Mfg. Co. for hats, caps and scarves.

Hedge Fund Acquires Loehmann’s Trademarks


Esopus Creek Advisors has acquired the trademarks and intellectual property of off-price retailer Loehmann’s.

Tharanco Promotes Ireland to Lead Western Sales

Greg Norman Collection

Tharanco Lifestyles has promoted Jim Ireland to Western regional sales manager for Greg Norman Collection and Dunning Golf.