Catching Up With: Kevin Hansen and Michael Chilton, Badowers

Michael Chilton and Kevin Hansen

Harry Sheff talks to Badowers about tailored clothing, Barbour jackets and how a comment about “ironic shoes” fueled some profanity-laced T-shirts and belt buckles.

Vegas Highlights: Breuer and Dents

Breuer neckwear and Dents driving gloves

Harry Sheff: The Bird Dog Group’s booth at MRket showed Breuer neckwear in some beautiful silk/wool/cotton blends and colorful leather driving gloves from UK-based Dents.

Vegas Highlights: Well Bred

Well Bred Pepin boot

Harry Sheff: Put Well Bred, the newly launched Rochester, Minn.-based shoe brand, in the category of classics done right.

Neckwear Notes: Greg Shugar, The Tie Bar

Greg Shugar

2012 was a big year for The Tie Bar: the online men’s accessories retailer doubled sales, hired 28 new people and launched a collaboration with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Six Vegas shows band together to form Modern Assembly for August

Project founder Sam Ben-Avraham’s new show Liberty will be among the six shows banding together for the August Las Vegas market.

Trainor and Cohen launch Original Max’s Garments

Original Max's Garments

Designer Peter Trainor and menswear executive Gary Cohen have launched a new collection of men’s sportswear called Original Max’s Garments.

Askov Finlayson: The trifecta

Eric Dayton and Andrew Dayton

Breaking the rules: New contemporary stores redefine the men’s specialty business — part three of ten. Askov Finlayson, Minneapolis By Harry Sheff

Ones to watch: Vincent Lai, Skinny Vinny

Vincent Lai

Brooklyn native Vincent Lai was between industrial design jobs when some sample bags he made as an experiment took off.

Ones to watch: Gilbert Chen, Barque

Gilbert Chen

Taiwanese-born Gilbert Chen cut his teeth at a number of big-name businesses after graduating from Parsons before launching his own line two years ago.

Fashion Week: The David Hart show

David Hart orange herringbone tweed

Neckwear designer David Hart staged his first fashion week show with a full collection of tailored clothing, dress shirts and knitwear.