Authentic Brands licenses PVH for HMX furnishings

PVH

PVH signed a five-year deal with Authentic Brands Group for furnishings under the Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx brands.

The new neckwear market

Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson model their Tie the Knot bow ties

The mainstream tie business is much more than wide silk ties, with continued growth in unexpected places.

Vendor view: Evolving the dress-up trend

DKNY

John Jones: Slim suits have driven much of the recent boom in tailored clothing, but not every retailer has the assortment right yet.

PVH licensed for Joseph Abboud Collection dress shirts

Joseph Abboud

The Insignia division of the PVH Dress Furnishings Group is now licensed to manufacture and distribute dress shirts under the Joseph Abboud Collection brand.

Schmoozing: Van Heusen’s Tie One On party

Van Heusen neckwear relaunch party

PVH celebrated the re-launch of neckwear for its Van Heusen brand at the Campbell Apartment bar in Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal.

Furnishings: Change is good

Randa Accessories is starting to put QR codes on hang tags to direct younger customers to online videos that show how to tie a tie.

Harry Sheff: Shirts and ties have been evolving fast to meet the needs of a younger market.

PVH announces promotions as Malcolm Robinson leaves for Maidenform

PVH

PVH sportswear president Malcolm Robinson has left the company to be president of Maidenform and Marc Schneider, Mitchell Lechner, David Sirkin and others have been promoted.

Furnishings trim down

Van Heusen

Slim-fit fashion moves to the mainstream. Although Americas Health Rankings reports that nearly 27 percent of the U.S. population is obese, the trend towards slimmer-fitting dress shirts and skinnier ties just keeps growing. Durand Guion at Macy’s reports a solid return to dress up. “I see the slim-fit trend in tailored clothing and furnishings getting […]

Catching up with Mitchell Lechner, president, PVH dress shirts

MitchLechner

One of those famous PVH “lifers,” Mitch Lechner is proud of his 27 years at the company, as well he should be. “I started out on the Macy’s training program but the opportunity arose to join PVH when they were launching The Designer Group. I had the chance to get in on the ground floor […]

Obituary: Arthur Lechner

NEW YORK—Menswear industry executive Arthur Lechner, who retired from a 35-year career in 1993, has died. Lechner began his career at Macy’s in 1958 and then went to Broadstreet’s as a furnishings buyer. He was hired by Superba Cravats in 1966 and stayed there for 10 years. He left Superba to join Sheridan Designs to […]