Tailored Clothing: What’s New Now?

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The “newness” driving tailored clothing sales isn’t all that new.

NPD: Tailored Tops Growth in Apparel Sales

NPD Group

NPD’s research says there was double-digit growth in tailored clothing in the first half of the year compared to the same time last year.

Tailored clothing: Make more noise!

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

Jim Zimmer: Clothing king

Jim Zimmer

When it comes to tailored clothing, Men’s Wearhouse’s veteran clothing buyer Jim Zimmer is the rock star.

Men in suits

Perry Ellis

Karen Alberg Grossman: Suits are enjoying a moment, but can the momentum continue?

Making & marketing U.S. clothing

H. Freeman

Karen Alberg Grossman: We’ve got the quality; we just need the cool.

Men of the Cloth

Joe Centofanti in his workroom

Producer/director Vicki Vasilopoulos is seeking funding for her film on Italian master tailors, and her Kickstarter campaign has only two weeks left.

Will the strength of the suit business continue?

AsktheExperts

A readers asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt how long growth in suit sales will last.

Whimsical but wearable

Faconnable

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

Bracing for change

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Jillian LaRochelle: Good news in tailored clothing: retailers at both ends of the spectrum have proclaimed comebacks in the category.