IAG acquiring Coppley

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

IAG promotes four executives at Oxxford, Measure Up, Gitman and Corbin

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IAG president Joe Blair announced the promotions of Bob Denton, Jay Myers, Dana Dean and Sara Hutchison.

Vendor view: Evolving the dress-up trend

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John Jones: Slim suits have driven much of the recent boom in tailored clothing, but not every retailer has the assortment right yet.

State of the industry

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Karen Alberg Grossman speaks with a random sampling of top menswear execs for an overview of whatʼs selling, whatʼs changing, and what lies ahead.

Editor’s Letter: Making it here

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In my 21 years as editor of MR Magazine, I’ve seen my share of domestic factories. It’s America at its best: talented people from diverse ethnic backgrounds working together for a common goal.

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

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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 […]

Gitman names Dana Dean national sales manager

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NEW YORK—IAG announced this week that Dana Dean has been promoted to national sales manager for Gitman Shirts and Neckwear. He will continue reporting to Gitman president John Minahan and Gitman COO Larry Marshall. Dean, who has been with Gitman for a little over a year, was a salesman and manager at Nordstrom in Atlanta. […]