Boyds, a top independent specialty store in Philadelphia, has added two executives to its men’s buying team. Steven Brudner, the former owner of the now-defunct Eatontown, N.J.-based Braddock’s Menswear, has joined the business to manage and handle the buying for men’s furnishings and sportswear. Brudner has 28 years of men’s buying experience and reports to Jeffrey Glass, co-owner of Boyds.

In addition, Joe Augustine has assumed the buying and merchandising responsibilities for the store’s new men’s contemporary department, overseeing everything from sportswear to tailored clothing. Augustine’s had worked most recently as furnishings and sportswear buyer for Andrisen Morton in Denver. He had also spent 14 years with James Davis in Memphis, Tenn., where he had been the furnishings buyer. Augustine will report to Ken Gushner, another co-owner.

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