A brief glimpse of the designer’s career, from his beginnings to his achievements.
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1964 Robert Feigelstock joins Simon Ackerman as a stock boy.
1966 Joins Peter Ressler as a salesman.
1970 Creates Country Britches classic sportswear.
1973 Partners with Ralph Lauren to develop Chaps.
1977 Creates Country Roads by Robert Stock collection.
1978 Wins Coty Award for Country Roads.
1978 Launches new company, Robert Stock Ltd.
1985 Adds Robert Stock Finery higher-end collection.
1986 Wins Cutty Sark Award for Robert Stock Finery.
2001 The Robert Graham brand of high-end woven shirts is launched.
2001 Neal Kusnetz joins Robert Graham as a partner.
2002 Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s become customers of Robert Graham.
2005 Women’s line is launched.
2006 International distribution begins with Canada and the U.K.
2007 Dress shirts launch under license.
2008 Neckwear and cuff links launch under license.
2008 First specialty stores install Robert Graham in-store shop concept, including Spector’s in Albany, N.Y., and Island Trends in Naples, Fla.
2009 New categories include socks, hats, gloves and small leather goods under license.
2011 Company gets cash infusion from Tengram Capital Partners.