Women in Neckwear: Ruth Graves, STEP USA

Ruth Graves

A few smart, talented, workaholic women are shaking things up in men’s neckwear. Here, Karen Alberg Grossman talks to Ruth Graves.

Women in Neckwear: Barbara Blank, JS Blank

Bud and Barbara Blank

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to Barbara Blank about how she got into the tie business and what she’s learned from her father.

Joseph Abboud’s Lasell College Commencement Speech

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Designer Joseph Abboud’s speech to the 2014 graduating class of Lasell College in Newton, Mass. tells a story from early in his career.

Shaping Up

Mitch Lechner

Modern dress-up means modern furnishings. PVH’s Mitch Lechner tells us what that means. By Karen Alberg Grossman

Women in Neckwear: Margo Petitti

Margo Petitti

Rhode Island-based designer Margo Petitti started her scarf and neckwear business making patchwork designs from suiting fabrics.

Women in Industry Luncheon Raises Funds for K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers co-chair Allan Ellinger, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers president Joel Newman and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers co-chair Gary Simmons.

The KIDS/Fashion Delivers luncheon honoring Celeste Gudas, Deidre Quinn and Patti Buckner, was a huge success, exceeding its $250,000 goal.

Nick Graham: He’s Back!

Nick Graham

Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham’s most recent brainstorm (in conjunction with Chuck Hellman) is colorful patterned shirts and ties, packaged together.

Editor’s Letter: Let the Trend Evolve!

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: While the modern dress-up trend has positively impacted all tiers of distribution, not all agree on what it looks like or how to sell it.

Joseph Abboud at the Algonquin

Karen Alberg Grossman, Joseph Abboud and Kim Cihlar

Designer Joseph Abboud spoke to a menswear industry group at the Algonquin Hotel in New York this week.

Art-Inspired, Attention-Getting PR, Texas-Style

Pockets founder David Smith and Dallas Cowboy DeMarcus Ware

Karen Alberg Grossman: Two Texas retailers, Pockets and M Penner, are using art and photography to to promote fashion.