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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This is really easy

June 2, 2015

This Is Really Easy

This is really easy. Justice Antonin Scalia, announcing the Supreme Court had upheld a lawsuit filed against Abercrombie and Fitch…

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How Salad Lunches are Killing American Leather

May 28, 2015

How Salad Lunches Are Killing American Leather

Bloomberg has an interesting story on the economics behind the leather trade, and how the decline of meat consumption is…

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The Changing Face of Youth Subcultures

May 21, 2015

The Changing Face Of Youth Subcultures

As anyone over the age of thirty knows, teens used to wear their taste on their sleeve. Punks dressed one…

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“It’s like a canvas.” Stan Smith on Stan Smiths

May 6, 2015

“It’s Like A Canvas.” Stan Smith On Stan Smiths

Since the great Adidas Stan Smith revival of the last few years, spurred by new celebrity endorsements and intentional scarcity…

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Wearing a Suit Makes You Think Differently

May 1, 2015

Wearing A Suit Makes You Think Differently

The Atlantic has an article today about how wearing a suit not only changes how the world perceives you, but…

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Fashion is Becoming More Egalitarian

April 6, 2015

Fashion Is Becoming More Egalitarian

The New York Times last Friday launched a new print section dedicated to men’s fashion. Megan Garber over at The…

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The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

March 25, 2015

The Neurological Pleasures Of Fast Fashion

The Atlantic has an article today on the neurological pleasures of fast fashion. Not much new revealed here, except for…

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