The new neckwear market

Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson model their Tie the Knot bow ties

The mainstream tie business is much more than wide silk ties, with continued growth in unexpected places.

A united front

JA Apparel factory

The heavily unionized men’s tailored clothing factories of the U.S. are enjoying the popularity of American-made products.

Obituary: Edwin Wachtel, Members Only co-founder

Edwin Wachtel, one of the co-founders of the Members Only sportswear brand and a prominent horse breeder, has died. He was 81.

Paul Stuart acquired by Japanese licensee

Paul Stuart

Luxury retailer Paul Stuart has been acquired by Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd., its longtime licensee for the Japanese market.

TJX buys Sierra Trading Post for $200 million

TJX Companies

TJX Companies has acquired the privately held Cheyenne, Wyo.-based an off-price Internet retailer Sierra Trading Post for $200 million.

Men’s Wearhouse names Joseph Abboud creative director

Designer Joseph Abboud

The Men’s Wearhouse has named designer Joseph Abboud chief creative director a month after he left HMX.

Authentic Brands wins auction for HMX

Doug Williams

Authentic Brands Group has acquired HMX’s intellectual property and a second company led by HMX CEO Doug Williams has acquired the operations. The deal will keep HMX’s factories in Chicago and Rochester open.

Neckwear Notes: Ties by the numbers

Bow ties at Haberdash

How much did the neckwear business contract since its 1995 peak and has it stopped shrinking? Harry Sheff looks into what few numbers are available.

OUTERWEAR WEEK: Tailored outerwear at retail

Schneiders Salzburg

Warm weather hasn’t stopped most retailers from being optimistic about the tailored outerwear business.

Best Buyers 2012: Peter Harris, Saks Fifth Avenue

Peter Harris

Theatrical manager: Veteran Saks buyer Peter Harris knows how to move the needle.