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.

Emerging markets

NuOrder

Online wholesale marketplaces make orders (and re-orders) a little easier for the digital age.

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.