Scott Norris: The team manager

Scott Norris

Men’s Wearhouse EVP/GMM Scott Norris steps up to the plate.

Neckwear Notes: Forsyth of Canada

Forsyth of Canada

“This is the first season ever that we’ve had a total sellout,” Forsyth of Canada’s Harris Hester said of his colorful spring neckwear collection.

American Apparel March same-store sales up 8%

American Apparel

American Apparel Inc. announced its preliminary figures for March, with same-store sales up 8 percent and total sales up 2 percent to $50.3 million.

Northern Grade brings its menswear market west

Northern Grade LA

From its roots in Minneapolis, the pop-up menswear flea market is becoming a traveling event; last week it showed in Los Angeles.

JCPenney fires Johnson, rehires Ullman

Myron Ullman

JCPenney’s board of directors has let CEO Ron Johnson go and rehired former chief executive Myron “Mike” Ullman.

Canadian duty program’s demise hits manufacturers

A 20-year-old Canadian apparel duty program has been unceremoniously halted and am Ontario shirt factory has closed.

Neckwear Notes: The Shelby Knot Collection

Shelby Knot Collection

Harry Sheff: Twin brothers Danny and Kenny King have launched a neckwear business inspired by a Minneapolis news anchor’s famous tie knot.

Cruz named director of Saks Fifth Avenue flagship

John Cruz

John Cruz, general manager of Saks’ Beverly Hills store, has been named director of the NYC Saks Fifth Avenue flagship.

Authentic Brands licenses PVH for HMX furnishings

PVH

PVH signed a five-year deal with Authentic Brands Group for furnishings under the Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx brands.

W Diamond promotes Bjorklund to tailored group president

W Diamond Group

W Diamond Group has made some management changes in its tailored clothing business, with Lennart Bjorklund assuming greater responsibility and Brett Schenck leaving Hart Schaffner Marx.