The MR Awards is the largest and most prestigious event on the better menswear calendar, with more than 300 retailers, brands, and menswear industry insiders in attendance. In addition to the new winners, more than 50 past Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame honorees are invited to return each year. These include key execs from Neiman Marcus, Mitchells, Stanley Korshak, Harry Rosen, Boyds and dozens of other companies. 2019’s event, honoring Macy’s exec Durand Guion, East Dane, Bodega, Mr. Sid, Outland Denim, Stantt, Johannes Huebl, and Gil Szczesny drew more than 300 attendees from every corner of the world.
MR AWARDS HONORS EIGHT MENSWEAR CHANGEMAKERS
Photos by Greg Pallante
Eight of the menswear industry’s top leaders were honored at MR magazine’s 14th annual awards dinner on Monday, July 22 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Approximately 300 retailers and manufacturers showed up for the festivities, which was hosted by Wainscot Media and moderated by MR magazine editor-in-chief Karen Alberg Grossman.
In heartfelt and often humorous acceptance speeches, each of the honorees not only detailed their varied, and often unusual, paths to success, but lovingly thanked their families, their employees, and the vendor and retail communities for their support and graciousness.
This year’s award winners were Johannes Huebl (Menswear Influencer of the Year); Mr. Sid (Men’s Specialty Retailer of the Year); Outland Denim (Social Responsibility Award); Bodega (Retail Vision Award); Durand Guion (Department Store Fashion Ambassador); Stantt (Best Emerging Brand); East Dane (Online Retailer of the Year); and Gil Szczesny (Italian Style Ambassador).
As all who were there would undoubtedly agree, the energy in the room was further proof that the menswear industry is not just alive and well, but poised to become stronger than ever.
Congrats to all the honorees and the wonderful companies that make up our menswear family.