The denim Standard

The G-Star Q-Store in Standard ATL

Elise Diamantini: Farshad Arshid talks about how he opened a G-Star shop-in-shop in his denim- and footwear-driven Atlanta store, Standard.

Making June markdowns


Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt takes a question from a reader who asks, “What level of markdowns should I be taking to get customers shopping again?”

Coming soon to a store near you: Peter Elliot Collection

Elliot in his men's store with colorful summer trousers. He tells his guys to forget about hems: just roll up the bottoms to display the contrast fabric linings as cuffs!

Karen Alberg Grossman: For 2013, Elliot Rabin will put his design talents to the test with an exciting new wholesale collection.

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

Canali dress shirts

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.