Authentic Brands licenses PVH for HMX furnishings


PVH signed a five-year deal with Authentic Brands Group for furnishings under the Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx brands.

W Diamond promotes Bjorklund to tailored group president

W Diamond Group

W Diamond Group has made some management changes in its tailored clothing business, with Lennart Bjorklund assuming greater responsibility and Brett Schenck leaving Hart Schaffner Marx.

Sansabelt headed for a re-launch


Peter Schwadel has acquired the Sansabelt license and all inventory from Authentic Brands, with plans to re-launch it.

Authentic Brands wins auction for HMX

Doug Williams

Authentic Brands Group has acquired HMX’s intellectual property and a second company led by HMX CEO Doug Williams has acquired the operations. The deal will keep HMX’s factories in Chicago and Rochester open.

IAG acquiring Coppley


Individualized Apparel Group has acquired Coppley, the Canadian custom suit business owned by the bankrupt HMX.

HMX gets new financing with help from Senator Schumer

HMX Group

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has helped the ailing HMX Group find a new lender, Salus Capital Partners.

Larry Kniola named president, dress furnishings at HMX


HMX Group has named Larry Kniola as its president of dress furnishings, a new position.

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 […]

Made in America: Yes we can


It’s a tough call. We all want to buy well-made clothes at a good price, whether we’re buying for a store and trying to achieve a good markup, or just replenishing our closets. In order to get that balance between quality and price, we’ve had to give up most manufacturing to nations whose work forces […]

Robert Graham to launch tailored clothing with HMX


NEW YORK—Lifestyle brand Robert Graham is expanding into tailored clothing in 2012, announcing a license deal with HMX. The two new tailored collections, The Robert Graham Collection (suits $1,395 and sportcoats $995) and Robert Graham (suits $895 and sportcoats $695), will debut for the fall 2012 season. The collections will be made in the US […]