Ones to watch: Jake Bronstein, Flint & Tinder

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Jake Bronstein raised nearly $300,000 on Kickstarter for Flint & Tinder, his premium underwear venture—10 times his goal.

Snapshots from NYFW

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Elise Diamantini: Highlights from New York Fashion Week

Ones to Watch: Lauren Giambalvo, Jack Henry New York

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“There’s something about a guy in a nice suit,” says Lauren Giambalvo, founder and designer of Jack Henry New York. Her suiting collection has expanded to tees and sweats with leather and sweaters to follow.

Ones to watch: Armstrong & Wilson

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Ontario Armstrong and Clifton Wilson, former Nordstrom sales associates and both finalists in Esquire‘s “Best Dressed Real Men in America“ contest, started their accessories company three years ago.

Linkin Park x Sebago

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William Buckley: Sebago launches its latest footwear collaboration, this time with the band Linkin Park.

January fashion: American spirit

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William Buckley: With each inspiring the other, contemporary brands like Rag & Bone, Billy Reid and Band of Outsiders mingle with heritage brands like Woolrich, Filson and Pendleton Woolen Mills to redefine the landscape of USA-made menswear, changing the face of men’s fashion forever.

Trade show trends

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William Buckley: Three cyclical trends stood out like sore sartorial thumbs at the shows during market week: studs, leopard print, and camo.

Footwear finds

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Elise Diamantini finds footwear for fall ’13.

Menswear markets

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Pop-up markets featuring American-made goods are gaining popularity across the country.<

OUTERWEAR WEEK: Man on the Street

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On a crisp 39 degree day in New York City, we stopped a few men on the street to ask them about the outerwear they own and their plans to purchase.