EDITOR’S LETTER: WELCOME TO MR’S FIRST-EVER DIGITAL TAILORED CLOTHING WEEK SPONSORED BY PEERLESS CLOTHING
Starting now, MR takes a close-up look at tailored clothing business from both retail and wholesale perspectives. In this week’s features, merchants share how they fared in 2021 and what changes they’re planning going forward, while five key tailored clothing manufacturers discuss the challenges they faced last year and what specific changes they’re making to remedy some serious problems.
Throughout the week, we’ll also show fabulous fall ’22 fashion (suits still dominate but the excitement is in overshirts, chore jackets, softly tailored layering pieces), a video roundtable with smart specialty store retailers who still do most of their business in suits, an interview with top execs at Macys, and more. Bottom line: tailored clothing surprised everyone with a 2021 comeback; read how long it will last, what’s next, and how you can profit from record consumer demand.
A special thanks to Peerless Clothing for sponsoring this section, to our retailer friends for sharing their stories, and to all the clothing makers who stepped up to the plate by offering fashion. How wonderful to see both fabric and design innovation and truly beautiful product, especially in the new ‘tailored sportswear’ category. All we need now is for men to start buying it!