Beauty

Angelina Jolie Fronts Guerlain's Most Lavish Launch

Jolie has known the brand since childhood, as her mother used its iris-and-violet-scented powder.

clock 3hJennifer Weil

Fashion

Clash of the Titans: Karl and Meryl

The versions of the "canceled dress" story told by Meryl Streep's publicist and by Karl Lagerfeld are both believable — and consistent.

clock 20hBridget Foley

Fashion

Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

The designer will cease the Armani Collezioni and Armani Jeans brands.

clock 20hLuisa Zargani

Tailored Clothing Merchandising Continues to Evolve

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Overview

The days of hanging reams of suits on racks are over — at least for savvy retailers seeking to attract the dapper young customer who has been the catalyst behind a change in the tailored clothing business.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Derek Mattison at his store on Melrose Place.

Designer and Luxury

Derek Mattison Jumps Into L.A. Retail

He has launched a namesake brand to dress men that share his sartorial tastes for suits with classic quality, but not classic fits.

clock December 5, 2012Rachel Brown

Looks from the Samuelsohn 1923 Black Label collection.

Sportswear

Samuelsohn Goes High-end for 90th Birthday

The Canadian men’s wear manufacturer has created a super-high-end line called 1923 Black Label that will debut for spring.

clock December 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Solange Knowles

Fragrance

Zegna Celebrates New Fragrance

Bold-faced names such as Ed Burns and Peter Facinelli feted the launch of the company’s new Essenze Collection scent.

clock December 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A look from Wolsey.

Ready To Wear

Jamey Hargreaves’ Designs on Wolsey

The brand has a rich heritage — its range was worn by British soldiers during both World Wars, by British Olympians and even by the royals.

clock December 5, 2012Samantha Conti

Dwyane Wade

Textiles

Dwyane Wade Taps Alejandro Ingelmo

The designer will serve as creative consultant for special projects for the Wade sport lifestyle brand.

clock December 5, 2012David Lipke

Mergers and Acquisitions

HMX Bidding Deadline Extended

A decision is expected to be made on the winning bidder Dec. 17.

clock December 5, 2012Vicki M. Young

Financial

Ben Sherman Weighs on Oxford Industries

The troubled division is seeking a new ceo in the wake of Pan Philippou’s exit.

clock December 6, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Saks Fifth Avenue has merged clothing and sportswear in its stores.

Retail

Tailored Clothing Merchandising Continues to Evolve

The days of hanging reams of suits on racks against a wall are over — at least for savvy retailers seeking to attract the dapper young customer.

clock December 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

Woodbury Gets New Men’s Shop

Three former employees who had worked at Thomas Miller Menswear for decades have opened their own store.

clock December 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Tailored looks will be trending in fall 2013.

Fashion Features

Men’s Trend: Gray Matter

Soft construction, trim silhouettes, luxury fabrics and an overall sophisticated aesthetic are the key trends for fall 2013.

clock December 6, 2012Alex Badia

A view outside the Men's Wearhouse store.

Financial

Men’s Wearhouse Misses the Mark

Earnings missed analysts’ expectations for the third quarter, causing the company to reduce its guidance for the fourth quarter.

clock December 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Essentialist

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Christian Louboutin

Fashion

Louboutin & the Law: Switzerland Turns Down Red Soles Trademark Request

clock 4hRobert Williams

Social Studies