A royal visit

Johnstons of Elgin Royal visit 1

Prince Charles—or the Duke of Rothesay as he’s called when he’s in Scotland—paid a visit to the Hawick factory of Johnstons of Elgin this week, presenting the Royal Warrant.

The Tie Bar names Anand Shah chief executive

The Tie Bar

Online men’s neckwear and accessories retail The Tie Bar has named Karmaloop co-founder and former Threadless.com COO Anand Shah chief executive officer.

Stein Mart’s May same-store sales up 8.2%

Stein Mart

Off-price retailer Stein Mart reported May same-store sales up 8.2% and total sales up 3.6% to $107.3 million.

A new skincare game plan

Demetri Demascus and his father Dr. Kerry Demascus

College entrepreneur Demetri Demascus and his father, Dr. Kerry Damascus, launched Game Day, their men’s skincare line this spring with five products.

Northern Grade launches Gilt sale, San Francisco event

Northern Grade's Gilt sale

Traveling made-in-America menswear pop-up event Northern Grade launched an online sale with Gilt Groupe today as it prepares for its San Francisco event tomorrow.

PEI names Jeff Block VP of sales, emerging brands

Jeff Block

Jeff Block has rejoined Perry Ellis International (PEI) as vice president of sales for emerging brands.

One Gambert shirt factory closes to join another

Skip Gambert, Suzanne Gambert and VP of sales Luis Ricart

Suzanne Gambert will close the Gambert Shirt Corporation and join her cousin Skip at Skip Gambert & Associates.

MartinPatrick3’s Behind the Brand event

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Minneapolis retailer MartinPatrick3 hosted an event for customers to meet the people behind some of the brands they carry, including Cause & Effect, Pierrepont Hicks, Greenwich Vintage and The Shelby Knot Collection.

DXL: The over-sized man is under-served

DXL Shopping No Man's Land

Big & tall retailer Destination XL Group launched its first-ever big national ad campaign — but no major network would air it.

Barbour: Waxing Nostalgic

Barbour's Beaufort jacket

Harry Sheff tours Barbour’s UK factory, which produces 3,000 waxed cotton jackets a week.