The Tie Bar Gets New Investors

The Tie Bar

Chicago Growth Partners has taken a majority stake in online accessories retailer The Tie Bar.

Neckwear Notes: Armstrong & Wilson

Clifton Wilson and Ontario Armstrong

Armstrong & Wilson’s ties and pocket squares have just the right amount of detail.

Self Edge: Growth in a Niche Market


Seven years ago, rockabilly-obsessed Kiya Babzani and his wife Demitra opened Self Edge in San Francisco, a small denim shop dedicated to bringing Japanese brands to the American market. Three years later, he opened a Self Edge store in New York City. He thought he was done until he learned about a great 2,000 sq. […]

Barbour’s Color Explosion

Barbour Norton and Sons 2014

Barbour embraces bright colors for spring 2014, both in its Pantone collaboration and in its Beacon Heritage collection designed by Norton & Sons.

Neckwear Notes: Glendon Lambert

Glendon Breismeister

Harry Sheff: Few brands as young as Glendon Lambert pack this much fun and innovation into a collection.

Trybus Licensed for Isaac Mizrahi Tailored Clothing

Isaac Mizrahi NY

Xcel Brands has licensed Trybus for tailored clothing under the Isaac Mizrahi New York brand.

Jack Victor Launching David Donahue Tailored

David Donahue

David Donahue, the better men’s furnishings brand, is expanding into tailored clothing with a new collection produced under license by Jack Victor. The collection is expected to be in stores for spring 2014. “We’ve been in business since 1972 and over the last ten years, we’ve grown from a men’s accessory company to a complete […]

Von Maur to Carry Brooks Brothers in Select Stores

Von Maur store

Von Maur Department Stores announced a deal with Brooks Brothers that will put the brand in six Von Maur stores this fall.

Randa Licensed for Vince Camuto Neckwear

Vince Camuto neckwear

Randa has signed an agreement with Itochu Prominent and Vince Camuto for neckwear in North America.

Retail Recap, Part Two

Kevin Hansen (right) with Michael Chilton

We asked specialty store buyers from Stag, Martinpatrick3 and Badowers about what they liked in New York and what they’ll look for in Las Vegas.