Best Buyers 2012: Steve Ramenofsky, Garys

Steve Ramenofsky

Garys’ iconoclast: A straight shooter who’s as quirky as he is creative, Steve Ramenofsky’s vision is all about change.

Remembering Dick Braeger

Dick Braeger with his son John Braeger

Both the menswear and shoe businesses lost a friend last weekend when Cole Haan co-founder and Garys owner Dick Braeger passed away.

Dick Braeger, owner of Garys and a founder of Cole Haan, dies at 74


Dick Braeger, the founder of Cole-Haan and owner of the Garys better men’s specialty stores in California, died Friday after a long illness. He was 74.

Equilibrio Pursues Patent on “Motion D” Technology

An Equilibrio "Motion D" style for fall 2012

John Jones: Equilibrio introduced a proprietary patent-pending design dubbed “Motion D” during the New York menswear market.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dick Braeger

Dick Braeger

An ever-expanding foothold By Arnold J. Karr When John Haller was beginning his career at Robert Talbott in 1973, he was building his wardrobe and wanted a pair of black penny loafers. Dick Braeger, who then had the footwear concession at the original Garys store in Marina del Rey, Calif., worked with the young salesman […]

Gary’s: California Cool


Reputed to be one of few stores to mix traditional and contemporary in a way that makes sense, Gary’s is known throughout the industry as a truly fabulous store. Says Giles Preston from Zegna, “Their secret is that they sell the world’s finest luxury products in a friendly approachable environment. Dick and Johnny are wonderful […]