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Men's Business Panel
Transcript of Men's Business Panel
attitudes toward their clothes.
Men are more aware of fashion;
they're not afraid of it." Carlos Campos Perry Ellis Joseph Abboud Nautica Savile Row is a street in Mayfair London and it is the home of bespoke tailoring.
The first tailor appeared on Savile Row in 1785.
The row is filled with individual houses, all who have their own unique style. Work on Savile Row Tailors learn the old fashioned way, by working one on one with an apprentice.
Takes five years to learn the basics.
"If you can hold a needle, you can hold a job."
The work force is shrinking, with fewer and fewer high quality tailors, so the Savile Row Academy was started to train the future elite tailors in genuine bespoke standards. Problems on the Row As big name companies like Abercrombie&Fitch move in, rent goes up, and the tailors may be forced out.
Young people don't appreciate the high quality tailoring nowadays and turning a profit is getting tough.
However, the clients they do have stay for life. The tailors will travel the world to meet with their elite clients. The Basics Savile Row has fitted royalty and old Hollywood glamour, such as Clark Gable and Carry Grant. Napoleon himself was fitted with Savile Row bespoke. Churchill came for pinstripes. Valentino came for riding britches. •J.Crew Group, Inc. is an American multi-brand, multi-channel, specialty retailer
•In January 2011, it operated 333 retail stores throughout the United States including 217 J.Crew stores, 27 Madewell Stores, 9 crewcut stores and 85 J.Crew Factory outlets.
•Rolled out e-commerce to over 100 countries in 2012
•Owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners
•Menswear designer: Frank Muytjens
•CEO: Mickey Drexler, who used to work for Gap
•In 2011, opened the first international store in Toronto, Ontario.
•Each year the company issues 24 editions of the J. Crew catalog, distributing more than 80 million copies
•Has 76 locations in Japan, operated under license by ITOCHU Corporation
•Company agreed to be taken private led by management with the backing of TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners
•Brooks Brothers is the oldest men's clothier chain in the United States
•Owned by private company Retail Brand Alliance
•Is headquartered on Madison Avenue in New York City
•Owner and CEO: Claudio Del Vecchio
•Synonymous with the “corporate business look”, sell a conservative look
•Ralph Lauren started out as a salesman at the Brooks Brothers In the Madison Avenues store
•In 2012, there were 210 Brooks Brothers stores in the United States and 70 in other countries, including: Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Dubai, France, UK, Chile Canada, Panama, Italy, Mexico, and Greece Began his career working for Ralph Lauren in 1983
In 1990 he moved to Calvin Klein where he was appointed head of menswear design
He oversaw the launch of the cK brand
In 1995 he returned to Ralph Lauren as head of menswear design for all Polo Ralph Lauren brands
He also created the Polo Jeans Company
In 2000 he debuted his first line in New York marking the start of his company
He also opened a freestanding boutique in Soho
In 2001 Varvatos created a line of high-end converse shoes, he continues to work with converse
In 2012 Varvatos partnered with Chrysler and designed his own car Awards: Perry Ellis Award for Menswear (2000), Council of Fashion Designers of America's Designer of the Year award (2001), CFDA'S Menswear Designer of the Year (2005), and GQ's Designer of the Year (2007) Founded in 1968 as Calvin Klein Limited, a coat shop in the York Hotel
Francisco Costa- creative designer for Calvin Klein Collection for women (2003)
Italo Zucchelli- head designer of Calvin Klein Collection menswear line (2004)
Kevin Carrigan- creative director of the cK Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein (white label) brands History
In 1947, Mitchell Cinader and Saul Charles founded Popular Merchandise, Inc., a store named as Popular Club Plan
Sold low-priced women’s clothing marketed through in-home demonstrations
The merchandise initiated its own catalog operation, focusing on leisurewear for upper-middle-class customers
It aimed for a Ralph Lauren look at a much lower price
In 1989, Popular Merchandise, Inc. became known as J.Crew, Inc.
In 1989, J.Crew opened its first retail store, in South Street Seaport in downtown Manhattan
On 2010, company agreed to be taken private in a $3 billion deal led by management with the backing of TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners
The Liquor Store
The Ludlow Shop
J. Crew’s Men Shop Mostly manufactured in United States at:
- Southwick plant in Massachusetts
- Tie factory in Long Island, New York
- Shirt factory in Garland, North Carolina
•All Brooks Brothers necktie silk is woven in England or Italy
•Brooks also has a series of books on etiquette and manners for ladies and gentlemen
•Its higher end label is the Golden Fleece, designed by Thom Browne
•Brooks Brothers is now competing with J. Crew and Gap History
•Brooks Brothers was founded in 1818 by Henry Brooks in New York City
•His goal was: “To make and deal only in merchandise of the finest body, to sell it at a fair profit, and to deal with people who seek and appreciate such merchandise."
•Was mostly known for introducing the ready-to-wear suit to American customers
•Tailored many distinctive uniforms for elite regiments of the New York National Guard
•Made uniforms for New York state troops during the Civil War
•In 1988, Brooks Brothers was acquired by the British firm, Marks and Spencer
•Retail Brand Alliance, now known as The Brooks Brothers Group, bought the company
•Brooks Brothers has dressed generations of prominent people including:
- Jimmy Stewart, Andy Warhol, John F Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, George H W Bush, Barack Obama, Will Smith, Ben Afleck
- Andy Warhol
- Official clothier of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
- Television shows: Mad Men,Gossip Girl Almost face bankruptcy in 1992, attempted to sell the company, never went public
In December 2010, CKI was sold to Philips Van Heusen for about $400 million
In June 2008, Calvin Klein sponsored America's Next Top Male Model
Brands: Calvin Klein Collection, cK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Sport, Calvin Klein Jeans, and more
Most Recent, CK one Lifestyle brand created launched in 2011