Retail Recap, Part Two

Kevin Hansen (right) with Michael Chilton

We asked specialty store buyers from Stag, Martinpatrick3 and Badowers about what they liked in New York and what they’ll look for in Las Vegas.

Catching Up With: Kevin Hansen and Michael Chilton, Badowers

Michael Chilton and Kevin Hansen

Harry Sheff talks to Badowers about tailored clothing, Barbour jackets and how a comment about “ironic shoes” fueled some profanity-laced T-shirts and belt buckles.

Badowers: The fashion center

Michael Chilton and Kevin Hansen

Harry Sheff: Badowers has evolved, proving to both its owner and the greater world of menswear that Des Moines has a fashion customer.

History repeating

Unionmade

In menswear, the heritage trend is about authenticity, both real and perceived. Elise Diamantini talks to retailers about how they’re cashing in.