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Show Your Safety Pin & Protect The Vulnerable

November 14, 2016

Show Your Safety Pin & Protect The Vulnerable

We want you to help us raise $2,500 for the ACLU. In the last few months, and particularly since the…

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The Story Behind That “I Voted” Sticker

November 8, 2016

The Story Behind That “I Voted” Sticker

If you step outside today, or even open an internet browser, you’re likely to see an “I Voted” sticker. The tradition…

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J. Crew Struggles to Become Relevant Again

October 19, 2016

J. Crew Struggles To Become Relevant Again

What happened to J. Crew? Six years ago, they were the darling of every menswear blog, but now hardly anyone…

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What’s Up with Donald Trump’s Suits?

October 12, 2016

What’s Up With Donald Trump’s Suits?

Donald Trump has been an unusual politician, not just in terms of his politics and ability to survive controversies, but…

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“Bespoke”: Semantically Adrift

August 9, 2016

“Bespoke”: Semantically Adrift

For The New York Times, Jim Farber explores the watering down of one of menswear’s favorite words: For much of…

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Bill Cunningham Passes Away at 87

June 25, 2016

Bill Cunningham Passes Away At 87

Sad to hear legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham just passed away, having recently been hospitalized for a stroke. In his 40…

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Chips That Power Nuclear Bombs Power My Bottega

June 20, 2016

Chips That Power Nuclear Bombs Power My Bottega

Fashionista has an interesting article about how some brands are fighting counterfeiters. Along with scrutinizing the market and working with…

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Big Changes Ahead at Ralph Lauren

June 8, 2016

Big Changes Ahead At Ralph Lauren

The Wall Street Journal had an article yesterday on Ralph Lauren’s financial woes. The company has seen a 50% drop…

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No Gucci in the Afterlife

May 8, 2016

No Gucci In The Afterlife

The NYT has one of the most absurd stories I’ve seen about intellectual property rights in fashion. Gucci recently sent…

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Levi’s 501s: The Choice of American Icons (and 1990s Heroin Dealers in Mexico)

January 28, 2016

Levi’s 501s: The Choice Of American Icons (and 1990s Heroin Dealers In Mexico)

The Atlantic details the cachet Levi’s jeans had in Mexico in the 1990s, when they represented wealth and connection to…

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The rising backlash against loud, showy tailored clothes in Italy

January 19, 2016

The Rising Backlash Against Loud, Showy Tailored Clothes In Italy

Guy Trebay in The New York Times has an interesting piece on the rising backlash against loud, showy tailored clothes in Italy,…

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Ralph Lauren Steps Down as CEO

September 29, 2015

Ralph Lauren Steps Down As CEO

The New York Times reports that Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO of his company. An excerpt: Ralph Lauren,…

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Reshoring Textiles

August 3, 2015

Reshoring Textiles

The country we’ve insulted for the last fifty years, calling them a low-skill, low-quality manufacturer, is coming to the US…

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An Informal Announcement

June 16, 2015

An Informal Announcement

Fashion columnist Vanessa Friedman has an article in the New York Times today on how Jeb Bush announced his bid…

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Michael Kors Settles Class Action Lawsuit

June 15, 2015

Michael Kors Settles Class Action Lawsuit

More shady practices from fashion retailers. While JC Penney has been busy dealing with a lawsuit that claims they hold fake…

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