By  on January 7, 2008

NEW YORK — Michael Parker has been named group president of HMX Tailored, a venerable but challenged division of Hartmarx Corp. that includes the Palm Beach, Austin Reed and Sansabelt brands, as well as licenses for Tommy Hilfiger and Claiborne tailored clothing.

An 18-year veteran of the tailored clothing and sportswear markets, Parker was most recently vice-president of national accounts at Peerless Clothing International, a behemoth in the mid-tier that seems untouched by the problems plaguing similarly positioned vendors, Hartmarx included. Prior to that, Parker was president of PBM’s Bremen trouser division, and vice-president of Lanier Clothes. He began his career as an account executive for Tommy Hilfiger sportswear.

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