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The lost art of making perfectly fitting trousers

Dec 29, 2023
Menswear writer Derek Guy explains why men's pants don’t look like they used to.
A cutter marks out a pattern at Huntsman tailors in London, England. According to menswear writer Derek Guy, fewer and fewer tailors understand the lost art of “ironwork” in the construction of pants.
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Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy

Jul 8, 2020
The 200-year-old company has been hit hard by the pandemic. But suit sales have been on the decline for years.
A Brooks Brothers store in downtown Los Angeles in 2010. Formal menswear was struggling before the pandemic.
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How to hide a corporate jet

Jun 17, 2014
Yes, it's both possible and legal.

Contemplating the short suit

Jun 9, 2014
A menswear suit in which the pants are actually shorts.

Our national menswear nightmare is over

Mar 11, 2014
Men's Warehouse will pay $1.8 billion for Jos. A Bank

Young Wall Street bankers turn to custom suits

Feb 26, 2014
And yes, some have 'Wolf of Wall Street' quotes sewn into the lining.

Eddie Bauer suits Jos. A. Bank just fine

Feb 14, 2014
Jos. A. Bank wants to keep another suitor away.

For public good, not for profit.

Young entrepreneurs reinvigorate Hong Kong tailoring

Jan 21, 2013
Hong Kong tailoring has long had a reputation for quality but many of the tailors were old and their premises old-fashioned. Now a new breed of young clothing entrepreneurs is shaking things up.