The Tailored Clothing Handbook

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MR’s Tailored Clothing Handbook: 40 pages of information and insight for buyers, sellers and wearers of men’s suits.

Vendor view: Evolving the dress-up trend

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John Jones: Slim suits have driven much of the recent boom in tailored clothing, but not every retailer has the assortment right yet.

Dress to impress: 2012 dress shirt retail survey

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Harry Sheff: According to our 2012 survey of retailers, dress shirt business is strong, albeit inconsistent. Still, everyone seems to be planning the business up for fall.

Wayne Drummond: Chief adventurer

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Karen Alberg Grossman: That his business card reads ‘Chief Adventurer’ tells a lot about Wayne Drummond, top menswear merchant at both The Bay and Lord & Taylor.

Revising summer sales plans

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Steve Pruitt takes a question from a retailer who asks, “Should I revise my plans downward, assuming that consumer confidence is flagging?”

Men’s brands celebrate Queen’s Jubilee

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Kelsey White: This weekend marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and British brands and designers are turning it out with exciting Jubilee-themed products.

What men’s stores can learn from the big guys: Lululemon

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Harry Sheff: How does a company that sells $100 yoga pants post 12 consecutive quarters of big growth? Here’s what menswear retailers can learn from Lululemon.

The urban tourist

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Elise Diamantini: Urban Outfitters teams up with the Burkman Brothers on The Tourist.

Competing with single brand stores

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “How can I compete with single brand stores?”

Shopping West Queen in Toronto

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Karen Alberg Grossman visits the West Queen West section of Toronto, checking out the up-and-coming trendy boutiques that boldly combine fashion, music and design.