Brother’s: 35 years in fashion

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Lafayette, Lousiana-based Brother’s celebrates a milestone.

Robert Graham: Ten terrific years!

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A strong celebrity following is just part of the allure of this ground-breaking sportswear company, 10 years old this month.

Raffi: To Life!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: At Raffi’s 39th Street showroom, you’ll see some of the most beautiful cashmere sweaters in the world and get a dose of Raffi’s wonderfully optimistic philosophy of life.

Taylor Richards Conger: Southern Smarts

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The Charlotte, North Carolina men’s specialty store celebrates 25 years in business.

John Wagner: Well suited

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Retailer of the Year coverage: Tailored clothing is having a great year at Casual Male Retail Group, says John Wagner, due mostly to pent-up demand and a breadth of merchandise not available elsewhere.

Ken Ederle: Good sport

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Retailer of the Year coverage: Ken Ederle, SVP/GMM of sportswear for big & tall retailer Casual Male Retail Group: “The most exciting part is that the luxury customer is back; our higher-end brands are doing really well!”

November Notebook: So On & So Forth…

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Karen Alberg Grossman: One of the most promising T-shirt collections we’ve come across, So On & So Forth is the brainstorm of industry veteran Joel Fabian, founder of the Jeanery denim store in San Diego.

David Levin: The Visionary

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Retailer of the Year coverage: Says Casual Male Retail Group CEO David Levin of his DestinationXL big & tall store concept, “it’s incredibly gratifying that we were able to make it work.”

Editor’s Letter: Anything but ordinary

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Karen Alberg Grossman: There’s no unequivocal right way to run a menswear business but playing it safe is surely the wrong way.

Façonnable: Formidable!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: As we’re all hoping, spring 2012 menswear offers much promise based on a few key trends, and Façonnable has touched all bases.