State of the industry

Doug Ewert

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to retailers large and small about the challenging state of the menswear business.

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.

Retail overview: Recovery mode


Men’s business has rebounded, but few stores are back to ’07 levels… “Men are primed to come back; there’s still pent-up demand!” David Witman, Nordstrom We were very pleased with menswear this past fall/holiday: we beat plan, which was our goal. (Editor’s note: Nordstrom same-store sales for December were up 8.4 percent; total sales for […]

Obituary: Nancy Cesarani 1939-2011

Nancy Cesarani

Nancy Marie Cesarani, the woman behind designer Salvatore Cesarani and a creative talent in her own right, died of cancer on Tuesday. Born on May 29, 1939 in Brooklyn, Nancy graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries and did an internship at a couture house in Rome. Her father was a painter, her mother […]

New York Market Week: A Homerun!

Butterfly ties

Despite last week’s snow and sleet and frigid temperatures (and the typical retailer complaints about having to schlep all over town), NYC was buzzing with gorgeous men’s fashion. As Fred Derring pointed out at his jammed-to-capacity meeting at the MRket show, “There’s more beautiful product out there than ever before. It’s time to forget everything […]