Custom clothing has turned out to be a major growth opportunity for Tailored Brands — the category brought in more than $100 million in sales in fiscal 2017.And now the corporation's Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank divisions are upgrading their Made in America custom clothing program by cutting down on the time required for deliveries from four weeks to three."As one of the largest and fastest-growing custom clothing retailers for men," said Doug Ewert, chief executive officer of Tailored Brands Inc., "our brands have a distinct competitive advantage in that we can deliver beautifully constructed custom suits to our customers faster through our Made in America manufacturing process."At Men's Wearhouse, the Joseph Abboud custom line offers more than 150 fabric choices from Italian mills in various silhouettes and styles. The collection is manufactured at the Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp. factory in New Bedford, Mass. At Jos. A. Bank, custom clothing is available under the Reserve name and includes more than 120 fabric choices. This collection is also made in the U.S. and features a mold-able half-canvas chest piece and a unique natural sloping shoulder.In reporting third-quarter results in December, Ewert said the company’s ability to make custom “as easy to buy as an off-the-rack suit” has led to increased demand.
“Our research shows that men who buy custom suits from us are happier with their purchase, shop more frequently and have a higher annual spend than off-the-rack customers. I’m pleased to report that custom clothing is selling at a run rate of more than $2 million a week, over double that [of a] year ago,” he said.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim