Men’s wear grew at a faster pace than women’s apparel last year, increasing its take at retail 5.2 percent to $60.8 billion from $57.8 billion in 2013.
According to a tabulation of apparel sales by The NPD Group, 12 of 13 categories within men’s apparel experienced sales increases in the U.S. last year, with the largest category, men’s tops, down 2 percent, the only exception. Tops, which include woven and knit sport shirts as well as dress shirts and sweaters, accounted for $21.9 billion in sales. Men’s pants’ volume increased 12 percent to $4.8 billion, NPD said, while jeans rose 4 percent to $5.6 billion. Socks sales were up 14 percent, to $2.8 billion, with increases in price per unit accounting for 12 percent and increased units the other 2 percent of the gain.
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