“As the Alan Paine brand is growing so quickly, we are proud to announce that Jim Brooks will be joining the U.S. team as an independent sales representative for the Alan Paine collection for the Northeast territory,” said Jim McKenry, brand manager for Alan Paine. “Jim brings a well-respected reputation and a great following and we are confident the he will help Alan Paine grow its business in that territory. Jim will continue to represent his other collections in Samuelsohn, Pantherella, New England Shirt Co, and Drakes of London.”
McKenry, who runs Bird Dog Group and represents several brands including Breuer neckwear and sportswear and Dents gloves, added that bringing on Brooks will help him focus on product development and national growth.
Bird Dog Group, which runs a showroom in New York and recently moved its headquarters to Richmond, Va., was named the U.S. brand manager of Alan Paine in November last year.
Alan Paine is a U.K.-based luxury knitwear brand. It was founded in 1907 by William Paine in Godalming, Surrey, England.