Let it Snow!

Outerwear February 2014

Outerwear: It’s a $4 billion-plus business that has two main requisites: product innovation and cold weather.

Catching Up With Russell Simmons

Me, hanging out with Argyle Culture’s Russell Simmons at the Peerless booth at MRket Las Vegas.

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to Russell Simmons about the re-launch of his Argyle Culture collection and his plan to create a post-young men’s market with diversity as the key ingredient.

Vegas Scene: Fall ‘14 Menswear Evolution

Tim Leamy sq

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to retailers and exhibitors at the Las Vegas shows, including Tim Leamy of Sebastian’s Closet, PYA, Zanetti, Kroon, Edward Armah, You & Shirt, Baroni, Andrew J and more.

MR Q: Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi puts with and wisdom into his menswear collection. Karen Alberg Grossman talks to the designer.

Luthai Textile Opens NY Office

Liu Zibin

MR talks with shirt maker Luthai Textile’s managing director Liu Zibin about his plans for the business.

Chicago, Chicago…

Brad Sherman and Bob White of Hubert White

Karen Alberg Grossman reports on the Chicago Collective: Enzone, RB Sewell, RB Sewell, Allsize Company, Paul Betenly, Report Collection, Ross Graison, Marcus Evans, Mine Apparel and Saxx.

34 Heritage: Success Secrets

34 Heritage

Growing a denim business 60 percent in an oversaturated market is no simple task. “It’s about being in the stores and educating the retail sales force about the different fits and washes. And providing exceptional service,” says Richard Binder.

Acquiring Minds Want to Know

Doug Ewert

With their largest shareholder backing their $1.6 billion offer for Jos. A. Bank, it’s not business as usual for Men’s Wearhouse CEO Doug Ewert.

Shaq Attack!

Shaq-SLIDER

Shaquille O’Neal, who’s launching a collection of tailored clothing made by Peerless for Macy’s, is as much a class act as a slam dunk. By Karen Alberg Grossman

Editor’s Letter: Apocalypse: Not!

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman finds some sage advice from menswear industry insiders about making it work in challenging times.