A Few Good Lines

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Karen Alberg Grossman on some of her favorites from the New York shows, including Borgo 28, Age of Wisdom and Raffi.

Celebrating 50 Years at Englund’s

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Frank Englund had planned to be a gym teacher but instead, encouraged by the owner of a new shopping center, he opened a men’s apparel store in October 1964 at age 23.

Editor’s Letter: Infinitely Saleable!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Why spring ’15 could be the best season in years for menswear.

Catching Up with Kiton’s Massimo Bizzocchi

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Kiton’s Massimo Bizzocchi doesn’t like short sportcoats and tight pants. “I look at guys wearing this and they look silly! I think: okay you have a beautiful ass but I don’t have to see it…”

Schmoozing: MensWearNetwork Reunion

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The MensWearNetwork, hosted a cocktail hour celebrating spring ’15 men’s fashion with the industry’s top merchants, media, marketing and creative talent at The Lamb’s Club in The Chatwal Hotel.

Fast Lane Fashion: Andretti Autosport by Luna-C

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Karen Alberg Grossman: This cool autosport-inspired collection is a collaboration between the premier name in racing and a successful sportswear manufacturer.

The New Hickey Freeman: Authentic American Luxury!

Arnold Brant Silverstone, president and chief creative director of Grano Luxury Men’s Apparel Group

Karen Alberg Grossman: Upscale retailers seeking an authentic American luxury clothing brand don’t want to miss the newly reinvented Hickey Freeman collection.

Party at Butch Blum!

Butch Blum employees and customers moving the merchandise, conga line-style

Karen Alberg Grossman: Seattle’s Butch Blum, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, had a moving day “conga line” of more than 100 customers/friends to help move into its new store.

Lanksy Bros.: Love Me Tender

Hal Lanksy and Julie Lansky

Uptown/Downtown Awards — Readers’ Choice: With a third generation firmly entrenched in the business, Lansky Bros. is shaking things up in Memphis. By Karen Alberg Grossman

Bergdorf Goodman: Still the Pinnacle

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Uptown/Downtown Awards — 10 Most Influential Menswear Retailers | How Bergdorf Goodman is changing with the new luxury customer. By Karen Alberg Grossman