Fully charged

Crawford-Brock and daughters

Uptown Downtown Menswear Lifetime Achievement Award: Crawford Brock, Stanley Korshak<

If the shoe fits

John Malouf

Uptown Downtown Menswear Lifetime Achievement Award: John Malouf

Centennial man

Mark Werts

Uptown Downtown Menswear Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Werts, American Rag

Clothing king: Sid Shapiro

Sid Shapiro

Elise Diamantini: Chicago’s Syd Jerome has the deep dish on suits.

Family Man: Pat Mon Pere Sr.

Pat Mon Pere Sr. and family

Harry Sheff: Pat Mon Pere Sr. owes his success to the perfect combination of instincts, business acumen and a large extended family.

Merchant prince: Tom Ott

Tom Ott

MR’s Menswear Hall of Fame: Saks’ Tom Ott is a merchant’s merchant.

Schmoozing: 2011 Uptown/Downtown Awards Dinner


MR Magazine hosted the sixth annual Uptown/Downtown Awards dinner at the Four Seasons restaurant in Midtown Manhattan on Monday to honor two Menswear Hall of Fame inductees, Russ Patrick of Neiman Marcus and David Witman of Nordstrom, along with 12 retailers: Blackbird, The Claymore Shop, David Wood, Fred Segal Man, Godfry’s, Haberdash, Harley’s, Kositchek’s, Norton […]

Texas talent: Russ Patrick

Russ Patrick, Neiman Marcus

For more than two decades, Russ Patrick has shaped the business at Neiman Marcus. Russ Patrick is described by vendor colleagues as “highly principled,” “pragmatic,” “a merchant’s merchant.” “He’s very tuned into the selling floor,” says Mike Cohen of Hickey Freeman. “He digs deep to figure out why things are selling or not. He’s incredibly […]

The Visionary: David Witman

David Witman

David Witman has a clear, customer-centric vision for Nordstrom menswear. David Witman did not intend to spend his career at Nordstrom. He started out at a specialty store in San Francisco while in grad school, switching gears only because his wife Jayme (who worked for Banana Republic at the time) got transferred to Seattle. “It’s […]

MR Magazine announces Uptown Downtown Award winners for 2011


NEW YORK—MR Magazine today released the names of 12 men’s specialty retailers and two Menswear Hall of Fame honorees to be recognized at the 2011 Uptown Downtown awards for innovation, on July 18th at The Four Seasons restaurant in New York. David Witman, executive VP and GMM, menswear and kidswear divisions at Nordstrom, and Russ […]