Lee Leonard Retiring from DLS

Lee Leonard June 2014

After 35 years at DLS, industry veteran Lee Leonard has announced his retirement, effective of May 1st.

DLS Stores Discover Italian Excellence in Prato


Lee Leonard of DLS Outfitters talks about a trip that American retailers took to Prato, Italy to learn about Italian knitwear and accessories brands.

Nice Ties!

Chris Bosh at DLS-Square

Karen Alberg Grossman: Miami Heat star Chris Bosh talked at the DLS meeting about his neckwear collaboration with Armstrong & Wilson.

The DLS Pitti Uomo Report


Lee Leonard of DLS Outfitters shares his favorite collections and displays from Pitti Uomo.

BATA and DLS Outfitters: Strength in Numbers


he recent marriage of BATA and DLS provides Big & Tall merchants with price incentives, rebates, market insights and minimums. Here, we speak to the inspired team that makes it happen.

Pitti Uomo: Get your motors running

Retailer Group

Lee Leonard of DLS Outfitters gives us a recap of the trends he saw at this season’s Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy.

New direction for Big and Tall


DLS Outfitters has become the official directors of the BATA group.

DLS Outfitters new directors of the BATA group

DLS Outfitters has become the official new directors of the BATA group, a national member-owned consortium of about 80 retailers who feature big and tall apparel in their stores. For more information, contact Fred, Lee or Virginia at DLS. Their new address is 65 West 55th Street, NYC, 10019. Phone: 212-399-0750, email: margin@dlsoutfitters.com.

OUTERWEAR WEEK: Tailored outerwear at retail

Schneiders Salzburg

Warm weather hasn’t stopped most retailers from being optimistic about the tailored outerwear business.

Guest blog: Saluting the risk-takers

Fred Derring

Fred Derring on Hugo Boss, A Continuous Lean, The Webster, Warby Parker and Karmaloop at the Fairchild Men’s Wear Summit.