NEW YORK —Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.has come a long way since it was founded in 1907 as a Phillips-Jones Corp. For most of its history,the firm focused on the men ’s dress shirt business,and was a significant player in that busi- ness when the big advances were self-folding collars and, later,shirts that came with the collars already attached.

How things have changed.Sportswear represented half of last year ’s $1.43 billion in sales,with footwear contributing 26 percent and dress shirts coming in last, at 24 percent.

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