Attracting Young Customers Without Alienating Others


A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “How do I keep attracting younger customers without isolating my older clientele?”

Macy’s Launching Ryan Seacrest Line

Ryan Seacrest's signature style has always included suits. Photo: Sadao Turner/Ryan Seacrest Productions

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is launching a collection of clothing and furnishings through a deal with Randa Accessories.

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.

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.

Modern Interpretation


Haspel, a brand known for its seersucker suits, is back with a contemporary collection designed by Shipley & Halmos for 2014.

Shaq Attack!


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.

MRket Recap: Retail Rebound!

Butch Blum and Britt Fulmer

Much of the fun at MRket is catching up with some of the wonderful independent retailers who make our industry so special: Francois Bovet, Butch Blum, Britt Fulmer, Jim Giddon, Ted Silver and JV Johnston.

Neckwear Notes: Talking Ties with Bob Corliss

Bob Corliss with his son Bobby and daughter Shelby

Harry Sheff talks to Robert Talbott CEO Bob Corliss about the state of the neckwear business.

Oxxford: A Tradition of Tradition

Bob Denton, Tony Maddox of Norton Ditto and Chris Brueckner

Karen Alberg Grossman: I had the good fortune to meet with Chris Brueckner and Bob Denton of Oxxford Clothes during market week and was reassured to learn that some things never change.