Rothman’s: It Takes Two

Jim Giddon and Ken Giddon

Uptown/Downtown Awards — Readers’ Choice: Rothman’s owners, brothers Jim and Ken Giddon, dream and do. By Elise Diamantini

Tailored clothing: Make more noise!


Karen Alberg Grossman: While selling dress-up in a casual universe is no piece of cake, stars are aligned for increased suit sales.

Rothman’s opens its second Peter Millar pop-up

Rothman's Peter Millar pop-up

Luxury men’s brand Peter Millar launched a spring pop-up shop at New York better men’s specialty store Rothman’s.

State of the industry

Doug Ewert

Karen Alberg Grossman talks to retailers large and small about the challenging state of the menswear business.

Whimsical but wearable


Elise Diamantini: Young guys are buying and styling suits in a totally different way.

Rothmans hosts prostate cancer awareness event

Jim Giddon, Zero CEO Skip Lockwood, Ken Giddon, Dr. Ronnie Fiine, Würkin Stiffs' CEO Jonathan Boos and Joseph Reis

Rothmans New York hosted a pre-Father’s Day prostate cancer awareness event at its new store last week with help from Zero: The Project to End Prostate Cancer and Würkin Stiffs.

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. […]

Rothman’s, Mayor Bloomberg promote Small Business Saturday


Rothman’s owners Ken Giddon and Jim Giddon hosted a press conference a press conference with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to promote Small Business Saturday, which will be in its second year on November 26.

Rothman’s moving up Park Avenue


NEW YORK—Rothman’s Men’s Clothing, which has anchored the northeast corner of Manhattan’s Union Square for 25 years, is moving to a larger space a block away on Park Avenue and 18th Street. The new space, at 222 Park Avenue South, will give the retailer 11,000 sq. ft., an increase of 3,500 sq. ft. over the […]

Obituary: Gene Lubin

Eugene Lubin

Eugene Lubin, a well-respected merchant of men’s and boys apparel, died this week at age 88. According to Ken Giddon, who recently asked Lubin’s boyswear business to join him in his Rothmans store in Scarsdale, “Gene Lubin was one of the real stars of the men’s/boys’ specialty store world, creating a business that dominated boys […]