MIAMI – The Miami shirt maker Ramon Puig Guayaberas “La Casa de la Guayabera,” has reopened after closing during the Covid pandemic. The 77-year-old brand, located on historic Eighth Street, or “Calle Ocho”, closed in August 2020, but has reopened on the same street. The guayabera is a button downMORE HERE

NASHVILLE – Workwear Outfitters, formerly known as VF Workwear, is now part of Redwood Capital Investments LLC. Workwear Outfitters is a supplier of work apparel and footwear employing more than 5,800 people in facilities spanning the globe. Brands under the Workwear Outfitters umbrella include Red Kap (c. 1923), Bulwark (1990), andMORE HERE

LONDON – The news that the Marks & Spencer Group Plc of the U.K. purchased (or perhaps rescued) the fashion brand Jaeger for a reported meager £5 million pounds is the result of a changing retail market that has put thousands of retailers out of business worldwide. For over 100MORE HERE

The historic U.S. watch brand Benrus has a new owner, and a new lease on life, after a failed revival by a Rhode Island entrepreneur. Investor Michael Sweeney, assisted by former Bulova exec Michael Goeller, is reviving the brand, which was founded in 1921. The current effort follows the unsuccessfulMORE HERE

SARASOTA – The brand Jack Tar Togs, which helped to popularize the sailor suit for American youths and women for most of the 20th century, has returned. The brand was originally marketed to youth and schools, and well known in school and women’s uniforms. The company’s signature garment was theMORE HERE

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, mostlyMORE HERE