Peter Elliot closing its Madison Avenue store

Eliot Rabin

Eliot Rabin says a huge rent increase has forced him to close his Madison Avenue Peter Elliot men’s store after more than 20 years at that location.

The casual tie

Stag Austin

Harry Sheff: Neither Austin nor Madison are known for formal dress, but they each have an innovative menswear retailer that does a fairly good neckwear business. A casual one.

Imperial-grade grooming

Pedro Zermeno and Bryan Fisher

Harry Sheff talks to Imperial Barber’s Bryan Fisher about starting a new brand, why men need their own grooming products and making in America.

Apothecary profile: Martinpatrick3

Sam Fehrenbach

Harry Sheff speaks to Sam Fehrenbach, manager of Martinpatrick3 in Minneapolis, about the store’s large and growing apothecary section.

Looking for the new and novel at the shows

Henrik Vibskov

Harry Sheff: Exotic cufflinks and pins, travel chopsticks, wild pants and hair pomade were a few of the things that caught my eye at the Las Vegas and New York trade shows.

Moods of Norway opening an NYC store

Moods of Norway

Moods of Norway, the Norwegian brand known for its colorful suits, is opening its second US store.

Neckwear Notes: When customers don’t get the product

Dion

Harry Sheff: Retailers have their work cut out for them, educating risk-averse consumers about neckwear.

Mark Shale files Chapter 11

Mark Shale

Mark Shale has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection again, the third time since 1995.

Neckwear Notes: Project Las Vegas

Dibi flame retardant camo

Harry Sheff: It wasn’t long ago that the Project Las Vegas trade show didn’t have any neckwear. These days, there are plenty of ties in greater collections, and even a few dedicated tie lines.

Mark Shale in financial trouble again?

Mark Shale

The three-store Mark Shale chain, which is more than half menswear, has reportedly put most of its buying and marketing staff on furlough.