The Tailored Clothing Handbook

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MR’s Tailored Clothing Handbook: 40 pages of information and insight for buyers, sellers and wearers of men’s suits.

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.

MR Q: Richard Chai

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Elise Diamantini: Designer Richard Chai explores new territory through collaborations with Target, Penguin, Palladium and now Filson.

Dress to impress: 2012 dress shirt retail survey

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Harry Sheff: According to our 2012 survey of retailers, dress shirt business is strong, albeit inconsistent. Still, everyone seems to be planning the business up for fall.

Like father, like daughter

Crawford Brock with daughters Laura Chandler, Leigh Friend and Helen Brock

Jillian LaRochelle: After five years at MR, I’ve finally learned the secret to getting merchants to open up: ask about their daughters.

Ones to Watch: Bespoken

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Elise Diamantini: Liam, Sam and James Fayed of Bespoken grew up working in Turnbull & Asser’s stockroom, learning from their dad.

Ones to Watch: David Hart

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Harry Sheff: Brooklyn-based designer David Hart is expanding his growing tie business to cover other accessories.

Ones to Watch: Ovadia & Sons

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Elise Diamantini: Ovadia & Sons, which Shimon and Ariel Ovadia launched in 2010, is classic tailored clothing, updated for today’s contemporary man.

Wayne Drummond: Chief adventurer

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Karen Alberg Grossman: That his business card reads ‘Chief Adventurer’ tells a lot about Wayne Drummond, top menswear merchant at both The Bay and Lord & Taylor.

Editor’s letter: Where’s the new?

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Karen Alberg Grossman: The question for the clothing industry is this: with slimmer fit suits, shirts and ties driving sales for the past three years, where do we go from here?