In the Market: November 25

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This week’s menswear market highlights from MR’s editors: John Varvatos, Askov Finlayson, Shinola and Satya Jewelry.

Lukas Nelson at John Varvatos’ Bowery Live

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Forty years after the legendary CBGB opened—and five years after designer John Varvatos opened a menswear store in its place—there’s still an occasional live show at 315 Bowery.

MR Q: John Varvatos

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Elise Diamantini interviewed designer John Varvatos while he was in Milan gearing up for his fall 2013 runway show.

The best (and worst) dressed men at the Oscars

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson

The red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards was host to myriad tuxedos. William Buckley nominates the best and worst of them.

Schmoozing: JohnVarvatos.com relaunch party

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Designer John Varvatos held a party to celebrate the relaunch of his website, johnvarvatos.com, at Houston Hall in New York City last night.

Lion Capital completes Varvatos acquisition

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Designer John Varvatos will remain chairman and chief creative officer under the new majority ownership of his namesake brand by Lion Capital.

Fashion Star Trek

Mentors (l-r) John Varvatos, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

John Jones: Was NBC’s Fashion Star good? Oh, no, it was a train wreck. However, I’ve got to say, I think these people are onto something!

VF Corp sells stake in John Varvatos to Lion Capital

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VF Sportswear says it has signed an agreement to sell a majority stake in its John Varvatos business to Lion Capital LLP.

Rothmans moves to new location in Manhattan

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After 25 years on Manhattan’s Union Square, Ken and Jim Giddon (MR Uptown/Downtown award winners) are moving uptown…only one block, physically, to 18th and Park, but by this editor’s reckoning, to a whole new level in terms of luxurious visual appeal. The biggest difference, notes Ken Giddon, “is that we’re mostly on one floor now. […]

John Varvatos to be Distributed by Throat Threads in Canada

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BURLINGTON, Canada—Throat Threads Apparel has signed a deal to be the distributor for the John Varvatos brand in Canada. “John Varvatos is an iconic contemporary brand in the landscape of American design,” said Throat Threads CEO Russ Fearon in a statement. “John Varvatos is a fantastic addition to our portfolio and we are very excited […]