Neckwear Notes: DiBi’s Daniel Bruce

Daniel Bruce

Harry Sheff talks to Daniel Bruce, a Chicago designer whose affordable skinny neckwear collection has a charity angle.

NY picks for LV: Würkin Stiffs iPhone and iPad covers


Harry Sheff: Würkin Stiffs’ Jonathan Boos debuted laser-etched bamboo iPhone and iPad covers at MRket NY.

Loosening the tie


Harry Sheff: The furnishings business grows market share by going after men’s leisure time.

Neckwear Notes: Wool seasonals mature

J.M. Dickens

Harry Sheff: One of the most promising trends in neckwear lately is the move toward seasonal fabrics, and vendors are getting creative with wool ties for fall 2012.

Ron Johnson discusses JCPenney’s new strategy


JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson detailed some of the retailer’s new pricing strategy, a new logo and a new store merchandising plan today in New York City.

Schmoozing: Van Heusen’s Tie One On party

Van Heusen neckwear relaunch party

PVH celebrated the re-launch of neckwear for its Van Heusen brand at the Campbell Apartment bar in Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal.

Style stagnation or just nostalgia?

Michael Gross and Michael J. Fox in Family Ties

Harry Sheff: Has men’s style really changed much in the last 20 years? Even as technology rockets forward, we still dress like we always have.

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness


The Alliance for Main Street Fairness is dedicated to closing the infamous internet sales tax loopholes that allow many American consumers to get tax-free merchandise by purchasing online, rather than in local shops.

Furnishings: Change is good

Randa Accessories is starting to put QR codes on hang tags to direct younger customers to online videos that show how to tie a tie.

Harry Sheff: Shirts and ties have been evolving fast to meet the needs of a younger market.

Syms Corp., Filene’s Basement LLC file chapter 11


Syms Corp., the operator of the Syms and Filene’s Basement off-price stores, has filed chapter 11.