Editor’s picks: Three to see!


Karen Alberg Grossman: As you plan next week’s market coverage at trade shows all over town, cool down with these cool collections.

Mister clean

Tommy Bahama sunglasses, Report Collection shirt, Tommy Hilfiger bow tie, Corbin pants.

John Jones: Sport shirts may be too simple for their own good.

The bolder the better

Colored denim

Elise Diamantini: Retailers build off the momentum of colored denim for 2013.

Clothing king: Sid Shapiro

Sid Shapiro

Elise Diamantini: Chicago’s Syd Jerome has the deep dish on suits.

Family Man: Pat Mon Pere Sr.

Pat Mon Pere Sr. and family

Harry Sheff: Pat Mon Pere Sr. owes his success to the perfect combination of instincts, business acumen and a large extended family.

Merchant prince: Tom Ott

Tom Ott

MR’s Menswear Hall of Fame: Saks’ Tom Ott is a merchant’s merchant.

Guest Editorial: A new JCPenney

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson

Fred Rosenfeld: In his attempt to reinvent JCPenney, CEO Ron Johnson is using a clean sheet of paper with little regard for what previously existed.

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.