Hat Chat with Todd Gardner

Todd with his parents (Art and Lory) his wife Marla and 12-year-old son Jacob. Not present: daughter Emily

Todd Gardner of Dorfman Pacific: “A hat is the last thing you put on but the first thing that gets noticed.”

Bluemasters, Innovation in Denim Release Party

Adriano Goldschmied and Scott Morrison

Isko, Archroma and Liberty Fairs sponsored a book release party for Bluemasters, Innovation in Denim at 3×1 in Manhattan.

MR Q: Mark Maidment

Mark Maidment

Beyond mod: As Mark Maidment enters his second year as CEO of Ben Sherman, we talk philosophy, the past and the product. By William Buckley

TVO Talks to Larry Rosen About Harry Rosen’s 60th Anniversary

Larry Rosen

Harry Rosen CEO Larry Rosen talks to a Toronto TV station about the iconic menswear retailer’s 60th anniversary — and competition from Saks and Nordstrom.

Obituary: Ruth Staiman

Ruth Staiman

Ruth Staiman, former Bloomingdale’s fashion director, Esquire director and co-founder of The Fashion Office, has died after a battle with cancer. Holly Adam, a friend and former colleague, wrote the following tribute.

Bloody Mary Mixdown

Cool in their Stoli shades: Maggie, Nick, Bonnie and Bruce Julian

Karen Alberg Grossman cheers for Charlotte, N.C. retailer Bruce Julian as he competes in the Manhattan Bloody Mary Mixdown.

MR Q: Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi puts with and wisdom into his menswear collection. Karen Alberg Grossman talks to the designer.

Acquiring Minds Want to Know

Doug Ewert

With their largest shareholder backing their $1.6 billion offer for Jos. A. Bank, it’s not business as usual for Men’s Wearhouse CEO Doug Ewert.

Obituary: Mickey Sills

Mickey Sills

Mickey Sills, a designer and founder of the Mickey’s Self Storage, P.J. Salvage and Scanty Clothing brands, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 55.

Neckwear Notes: General Knot & Co., Four Years On

Andrew Payne

Now in its fourth year, General Knot has fans in places that a few years ago would have been utterly foreign to neckwear, including barber shops, coffee shops and at least one motorcycle shop.