1987: The Joseph Abboud brand launches and enters the men’s wear market, introducing its first collection for spring.
1988: Abboud wins The Cutty Sark Award for Most Promising Men’s Wear Designer.
GFT USA Corp. and Joseph Abboud form JA Apparel Corp. as a venture to manufacture, market and sell Joseph Abboud-branded apparel at Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp. in New Bedford, Mass.
1989: Abboud receives Best Men’s Wear Designer award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and he wins the first Woolmark Award for Distinguished Fashion.
1990: Abboud receives Best Men’s Wear Designer of the Year from the CFDA for the second year in a row.
1992: The company introduces J.O.E. (Just One Earth) sportswear line catering to customers seeking designer casual, business casual and dressy attire at affordable prices.
1993: The designer wins the Woolmark Award for Distinguished Fashion a second time.
1995: The brand launches boutiques in Japan in partnership with Onward Kashiyama.
Abboud is honored for Excellence in American Design by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
2000: The designer sells the trademarks for JA Apparel for $65.5 million.
2002: Abboud sues GFT (USA) Corp., charging fraud and seeking to be freed from a non-compete clause in his employment agreement.
2003: Abboud sues Bob Wichser, the president and chief operating officer of JA Apparel Corp., for breach of fiduciary duty, common law fraud and tortious interference with contract.
2004: Marty Staff is named chief executive officer of JA Apparel.
2007: JA Apparel sues Abboud for breach of contract and trademark infringement.
2008: The company expands the Joseph Abboud brand internationally in China, Mexico and Latin America.
2008: JA Apparel wins judgement against the designer for the use of the Joseph Abboud brand name.
2010: On appeal, Abboud wins the right to use his name for commercial purposes.
2010: The designer is named president and chief creative officer of HMX Group.
2012: Abboud resigns from HMX Group.
2013: Men’s Wearhouse acquires JA Holding Inc., the parent company of Joseph Abboud, for $97.5 million, reuniting the designer with his brand.
2014: Abboud relaunches his label under Men’s Wearhouse and it becomes exclusive to the company’s stores.
Joseph Abboud Custom launches in all Men’s Wearhouse stores nationwide.
2015: The brand opens a flagship at 424 Madison Ave. in New York. The store receives an Excellence in Visual Merchandising and Design award from VMSD magazine.
The company launches a namesake fragrance.
The Associated Industries of Massachusetts recognizes Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp. for its dedication to the heritage of Made in the USA as the Southeastern Regional Awardee of the “Next Century” Award in marking the organization’s 100th anniversary.
2016: Joseph Abboud opens the fall 2016 season at New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
The brand launches custom shirts and a Black Linen fragrance.
The designer is named Person of the Year by the American Apparel & Footwear Association at the 38th Annual American Image Awards in May.
2017: Joseph Abboud presents his fall collection at St. Stephen’s Church in New York, as the brand marks its 30th anniversary in business.