DALLAS — Stylish sportswear took center stage at the Men’s Show Dallas Collective at the Dallas Market Center as buyers invested in purple, quarter-zip sweaters, patterned button-down shirts, denim jeans, V-neck T-shirts and versatile outerwear.
Retailers chopped budgets 10 to 30 percent because of soft sales in recent months and invested in proven resources while whittling down tailored clothing and marginal brands at the event, held earlier this month. Manufacturers responded to the tough business climate by keeping a lid on price, being more flexible and in some cases introducing less-expensive options, such as Martin Dingman’s crocodile shoes priced 29 percent lower than the same style in alligator.
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