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J. Crew Problem: Snuffleupagus Pants & Emperor’s Ugly Clothes

April 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

NEW YORK – One of the great books read to me by my grandmother, a Sophie Newcomb educated potter by the name of Margaret Clarkson Pollard, were Hans Christian Anderson’s tales. Perhaps the most memorable was “The Emperor’s New Clothes” about an emperor, crooked weavers, and child who dared to be honest. A line that hits […]

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His Lordship, Mad Men Nautical & Military Jewelry

February 19th, 2017 · No Comments

NEW YORK – One of the many niche defunct brands in men’s accessories was His Lordship. Back in the day when many men regularly wore cuff links, studs and tie tacks, smaller companies like His Lordship sold custom crafted jewelry. In the case of His Lordship, it was mostly nautically themed items, mostly made of sterling. In the […]

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Cohen & Sons: Bringing Back a Brand on Kickstarter

June 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

MARINA DEL REY – There are thousands of family businesses in the U.S. that were once considerable enterprises, so it is refreshing to see some of them come back, even if they are but modest start-ups. To wit, Cohen & Sons Apparel. I don’t know much about the original, but the Zach Cohen, a grandson, […]

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Vera Brand Rebirth Moves into Housewares

May 1st, 2012 · No Comments

The Vera brand is continuing its revival, with a new licensing deal.

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The Disappearing Retail Clothing Label

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

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It’s an old idea, and it is often forgotten in the rampant cost cutting in retail. It’s the clothing retailer name tag. Only a generation ago, it was a common practice, as it served as a permanent advertisement for the retailer after the piece of clothing was sold. Every sort of clothing retailer would do […]

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Tags: Department Stores · Fashion

Boast Brand Revived

November 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Boast Tennis Shirt Charlie Pasarell

Izod Lacoste wasn’t the only popular polo shirt during the preppie craze in the 1980s. Folks who wanted to be even more country club than the rest were wearing Boast, which, contrary to popular belief, did not have a pot plant on the shirt (it was a Japanese maple). Of course Americans now call them […]

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Rooster: Relic of a Great Era of American Ties

September 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

One of the great 1960s men’s fashion brands is Rooster, the tie company. Rooster ties were a cultural item, and one of the rare brands of American ties that are so interesting that they can exist on their own without being part of a full line of menswear. Illustrator Steven Guarnaccia has a collection of […]

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Tags: Department Stores · Fashion

Brand Icon: The Tretorn Nylite

September 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Tretorn. The Swedish brand still has that country club allure, made even more exotic by the fact that they are still a bit hard to find in U.S. stores, though now seem to be reappearing. Above, an old commercial for the brand that seems to date from a 1990s revival of the brand in the […]

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Tags: Fashion · Sports

Rit Dye Keeps Teens Entertained

August 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Last weekend, the teens were in the yard getting ready for church camp. They had to get a LOOK together. And what did they decide to do? Head on over to the store (I forgot to ask which one) and buy a bunch of packs of Rit Dye to do tie-dyed shirts. It made us […]

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Tags: Fashion · Grocery

Ohio Knitting Mills of Cleveland

May 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

CLEVELAND – We are indebted to the website A Treasury Of for telling us about the sweaters of Ohio Knitting Mills. The mill has closed, but some of their product samples survived. While not all are being sold, some are. It’s like a vintage store, but its all new! At right, a promotional poster from […]

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Tags: Fashion · Made in USA