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.

Will Fall 2014 Sales Be As Good as Last Year?


A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Last fall was pretty good — should I expect the same this year?”

Japanese Snapshots

Isetan Men's

One photographer’s take on Tokyo’s retail scene: Kal Yee visits Isetan Men’s, Bedrock, Rynshu and Lift Étage/Lift Écru.

A Fresh Take on Ties

Brothers Bryan Goldberg and David Goldberg

Fresh Neck’s David Goldberg is one of a handful of entrepreneurs who’ve proven that young men will pay a monthly fee to rent ties online.

A New Game


As menswear retailers struggle with a changing marketplace, few are as smart as they used to be.

Bosideng: Menswear’s Next Phase


Bosideng, an upscale contemporary Chinese brand that’s successful in Europe and Asia is soon to launch in the States.

Sportswear: Consumer Fatigue?

Brunello Cucinelli

While the bigger gains are coming from tailored clothing, sportswear is still what most guys wear most often. By William Buckley

Contemporary: Slow & Steady

Pendleton Portland Collection

Careful planning spells success for contemporary retailers.

The New Blackbird

Blackbird Beard Oil

Nicole Miller, who closed Blackbird last summer, has re-focused with a robust collection of Blackbird fragrances and men’s grooming products.