Joseph Abboud’s Lasell College Commencement Speech

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Designer Joseph Abboud’s speech to the 2014 graduating class of Lasell College in Newton, Mass. tells a story from early in his career.

Shaping Up

Mitch Lechner

Modern dress-up means modern furnishings. PVH’s Mitch Lechner tells us what that means. By Karen Alberg Grossman

Obituary: Alfred “Alfie” Gitman

In the center, from left: Alfred Gitman, Max Gitman and Sheldon Gitman.

Gitman Bros. co-founder Alfie Gitman has died at 85, ten months after his twin brother Sheldon passed.

Obituary: Bob Adler

Bob Adler

Bob Adler of Will Leather Goods has died at the age of 65.

Nick Graham: He’s Back!

Nick Graham

Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham’s most recent brainstorm (in conjunction with Chuck Hellman) is colorful patterned shirts and ties, packaged together.

Obituary: Ed Finkelstein

Edward S. Finkelstein, the executive who led Macy’s in the 1970s and ’80s, died last weekend at the age of 89.

Obituary: Elliot Stone

A memorial service for former Jordan Marsh and Gimbel’s executive Elliot Stone is being held in Weston, Mass. on Friday.

Joseph Abboud at the Algonquin

Karen Alberg Grossman, Joseph Abboud and Kim Cihlar

Designer Joseph Abboud spoke to a menswear industry group at the Algonquin Hotel in New York this week.

Obituary: Robin Rotenier

Robin Rotenier

Robin Rotenier, the New York-based cufflink and jewelry designer, committed suicide yesterday afternoon.

Obituary: Edward Levy

Edward Stephen Levy

Edward Stephen Levy, a longtime sales rep for Ballin, has died after a short battle with cancer.