Lightweight running shoes winning the sales race

Sales of lightweight athletic shoes have accounted for nearly 60% of the annual gain in running shoe sales in the US, with demand driven by casual wearers, according to new figures.
The latest data from market research company The NPD Group shows the m…

The Tailored Clothing Handbook


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


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

Wayne Drummond

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


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


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


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

Competing with single brand stores


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