Wolverine Worldwide Q2 profit down 15.2%

Wolverine World Wide

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has posted a 15.2% decline in Q2 earnings after sales were hit by economic uncertainty in Europe.

Brendan Mullane named Brioni creative director

Brioni

PPR has appointed former Givenchy designer Brendan Mullane as creative director for Brioni.

Family Man: Pat Mon Pere Sr.

Pat Mon Pere Sr. and family

Harry Sheff: Pat Mon Pere Sr. owes his success to the perfect combination of instincts, business acumen and a large extended family.

Miller rejoins Nike as president of Jordan brand

Nike

Nike has announced that Larry Miller has rejoined the company as president of the Jordan brand, replacing Keith Houlemard.

Cotton trade projections point to low prices

Cotton

The latest inter-governmental report on the world’s cotton trade has lifted its forecast for global cotton stocks in the upcoming season.

Warnaco to review European operations

Warnaco

Warnaco is reviewing its European business, with the aim of “better positioning the company for future growth and improved profitability.”

Merchant prince: Tom Ott

Tom Ott

MR’s Menswear Hall of Fame: Saks’ Tom Ott is a merchant’s merchant.

Stefano Ricci celebrates 40 years in menswear

Fashion among the great works, with Maasai warriors flown in for the occasion

The mood was festive at the Stefano Ricci 40th anniversary runway show and party last month, one of several events surrounding the Pitti Uomo show in Florence.

Editor’s letter: Merchants, mentors and mensches

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: Merchants, mentors and mensches — if you can’t be one, learn from one.

Tom Ford to open UK flagship

Tom Ford

Designer Tom Ford has revealed plans to open his first UK flagship on London’s Sloane Street.