Men’s Wearhouse acquires Joseph Abboud

Joseph Abboud

Men’s Wearhouse will buy J.A. Apparel and the Joseph Abboud brand, for $97.5 million in cash. Joseph Abboud will exit the wholesale business and become an exclusive Men’s Wearhouse brand.

Editor’s Letter: The human factor

Karen Alberg Grossman moderating the IACDE convention panel

Karen Alberg Grossman: The new technology is mind-boggling, but not even the most sophisticated high-speed scanner can, on its own, sell a suit.

The 2013 IACDE World Convention

Joseph Abboud at the IACDE convention in Boston

Karen Alberg Grossman moderates an IACDE panel about the future of e-retailing vs. brick & mortar, featuring designer Joseph Abboud, Jared Blank from Tommy Hilfiger, Raj Sareen of Styku and Roxy Starr from Fast Fit 360.

Joseph Abboud: The creative component


In his new role at Men’s Wearhouse, Joseph Abboud combines retail, sourcing and design.

The next wave

Joseph Abboud

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to American designer Joseph Abboud on menswearʼs future. And his own.

Men’s Wearhouse names Joseph Abboud creative director

Designer Joseph Abboud

The Men’s Wearhouse has named designer Joseph Abboud chief creative director a month after he left HMX.

Designer Joseph Abboud resigns from HMX

Designer Joseph Abboud

Designer Joseph Abboud has left his position as president and chief creative officer at HMX.

Made In America: The factories

Crafted with pride While the number of U.S. factories has obviously declined over the years, the ones that remain are hanging in, some even thriving. Consider JA Apparel in New Bedford, Mass. with its 450 employees. “It dates back to 1920,” says JA Apparel’s Tony Sapienza. “GFT bought it in 1985 and converted it. They […]

Comeback: Designer Joseph Abboud


President and creative director for HMX and designer for Lord & Taylor’s private brand, Joseph Abboud’s influence keeps growing. Joseph Abboud has found his place in the universe. Relaxed and contented in his beautiful Park Avenue studio surrounded by thousands of swatches of luxury fabrics, Abboud is clearly in his element, always happiest when he’s […]

Schmoozing: HMX market week party


HMX hosted a market week party on Monday, January 17. Those in attendance included Doug Williams, CEO of HMX, and Joseph Abboud, chief creative officer. The images below are cropped thumbnails. Click on an image to expand. Roll over the image and click the arrows on the right to see the next image in the […]