John Jones: Golf apparel adapts to appeal to a younger demographic.
Technically Speaking: What’s in your wallet? By Amy Sciaretta Consumers are saying goodbye to bulky wallets and hello to sleek and colorful styling. The category has taken a turn for the better with bold color and shape. Brights are taking the stage this season across price categories. Daring patterned linings add an element of surprise [...]
Fitting In: Today’s bags for men must work hard and look great. By Amy Sciaretta Messenger bags are a must-have for spring/summer 2012: iPods, iPads, laptops and other gadgets are all perfectly accommodated in a bag that can protect them and be fashion forward at the same time. Multipurpose bags in all-leather, leather/canvas or leather/fabric [...]
After a modest but promising uptick in sales at retail, tailored clothing is bracing for another hurdle. It’s the same issue for tailored clothing as it is for every other apparel category: rising costs. Cotton is way up, so is wool and even synthetics. And Chinese manufacturers have ceded more of their capacity to their [...]
Slim-fit fashion moves to the mainstream. Although Americas Health Rankings reports that nearly 27 percent of the U.S. population is obese, the trend towards slimmer-fitting dress shirts and skinnier ties just keeps growing. Durand Guion at Macy’s reports a solid return to dress up. “I see the slim-fit trend in tailored clothing and furnishings getting [...]
Based on what retailed during the fall 2010 season, knitwear manufacturers are banking on novelty sweaters with retro styling to ride the pendulum swing from woven to knitwear into the fall 2011 season. “We sold sweaters early,” says Durand Guion at Macy’s. “Chunkier, loftier pieces with interesting design—shawl collars and metal buttons, all in the [...]