Tailored Brands caused a few jaws to drop Tuesday afternoon when it said that Doug Ewert, its longtime chief executive officer, will be retiring from his position and his post on the board on Sept. 30. At the same time, Bruce Thorn resigned from his position as president and chief operating officer, effective Aug. 31. The company said Thorn is leaving to pursue another opportunity and his new role is expected to be revealed shortly.
Tailored Brands said that “to ensure an orderly transition,” Ewert will serve as a strategic adviser to the company until the end of the calendar year. The board is currently initiating “a comprehensive search process” to identify a new ceo.
Trevor Andrew, the artist known for his Gucci Ghost collaboration with Gucci, hit Complexcon last weekend to launch his fist line, Real Buy. The streetwear line includes jackets, short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, each with one of the artist’s seven designs, reports @ariahughes .
Kane Brown didn’t take the traditional road to country music stardom, writes @jeanpalmieri .
Instead of cutting his teeth in church and dive bars throughout the South, Brown made a splash on Facebook by releasing several covers of country classics — George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” among them — that soon went viral. “I was working at FedEx and Target and just doing it for fun,” he said of the videos. “I put it on social media and got around 50 likes. Then I woke up one day and saw that it had gone viral overnight.” Read more on WWD.com 📸: @georgechinsee