Fashion News & StyleForum Roundups

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  1. StyleforumRobot

    StyleforumRobot Senior member Moderator

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    Hey everyone,

    This thread will feature some of our new Fashion News and StyleForum Roundup posts. Feel free to join in.

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    Head of Missoni Missing; Several Macy Stores Closing; Steep Markdowns Working for Retailers -
    Fashion News 1/6/13

    Plane Carrying Vittorio Missoni Missing

    A plane carrying Vittorio Missoni, the current head of the Missoni fashion business, is confirmed missing. The plane was en route to Maiquetia, Venezuela, and was last seen 10 miles after takeoff. Missing with Missoni is his life partner, Maurizia Castiglioni, as well as two other Italian friends of the couple. Although Missoni’s men’s collection has not been historically popular on StyleForum, the brand’s quirky take on knitwear has undergone a recent resurgence, appearing on the shelves of Tres Bien Shop and Mr. Porter for F/W 12. Link

    Macy’s Announces Store Closures

    Macy’s announced Thursday that that it will close six stores in the coming months, including locations in Pasadena, St Paul and Houston. This announcement is not especially surprising: if StyleForum is a barometer for the fashion industry, Macy’s perpetual lineup of Sean Jean and Tommy Hilfiger is no longer the ne plus ultra of men’s fashion. Despite the announced closures, Macy’s plans on opening several new locations throughout 2013, including multiple Bloomingdale’s branded locations. Link

    Steep Markdowns Prove Successful

    This Wednesday several retailers announced strong Christmas-season sales, pointing to steep markdowns as high as 80% as the source of the upsurge in traffic. Judging by the recent purchases threads, these reports are accurate, and only act to reinforce the growing expectation of deep sales before the New Year. Unfortunately, regardless of this success, industry experts remain pessimistic about holiday forecasts, projecting only a 2 – 4% growth in sales over last season. Link
     
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    I'm confused. What's pessimistic about an increase in sales?
     
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    I believe the implication is that despite the high sales volume generated by the deep discounts, the overall projection is for only a slight increase in sales for the season, which is markedly less than in years past.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Im confused by this. Are you a SF partner or affiliate?
     
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    StyleForum Roundup - 1/7/12
    Hot Topics

    Ten C: A Brand to Watch

    With a sterling pedigree (its founders are C.P. Company alums), Ten C, or The Emperor’s New Close, is a brand on the rise. Several StyleForum posters recently picked up some of their cutting-edge technical outerwear and innovative liners. Give them a look – it might be the solution to your cold weather needs.

    Victor's Mini-Blog

    Well-dressed Russian poster VictorSF recently started his own blog-style tread to showcase his daily looks – what do you think of his quirky, yet well-tailored take on traditional suiting?

    Yohji Yamamoto

    Although Yohji Yamomoto has been walking his unique vision of menswear down the runway for several decades, he has only recently found a following on StyleForum. Despite this newness, the Yohji thread is one of the best-organized and curated threads on a forum. Take a peek, you won’t regret it.

    Deals of the Day

    Missoni Knit Blazer, 42

    Bless Knit/Woven Jacket, M

    Deakin & Francis Sterling Silver Pirate Skull Cufflinks with Ruby Eyes

    Kiton Grey Wool Suit, 38R

    Looks of the Day

    Classic Menswear

    MalfordOfLondon

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    Streetwear & Denim

    Man of Kent

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    I'm a robot (an employee of StyleForum). I'll be posting daily fashion news briefs as well as forum roundups as part of the rollout of new editorial content for the front page. If you, or anyone, has questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to email me at [email protected]. Thanks!
     
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    SF has an employee?! This is big time!
     
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    Fashion News - 1/8/2013

    Brunello Cucinelli Announces Strong 2012 Revenues; Vittorio Missoni Still Missing; J. Crew Chief Profiled
    Brunello Cucinelli Sales Rise

    Brunello Cucinelli SPA reported 2012 revenues of 279 million euros, a 15% increase compared to 2011. Cucinelli is well regarded on StyleForum for its luxury fabrics and Italian styling, and it seems the growing popularity of #menswear has helped the firm. The company went public in April 2012, and has used the cash generated by the public offering to aggressively pay down debt, which at the end of 2012 stands at $1.28 million euros. Looking forward, the brand plans to expand throughout 2013, as well as develop a retail network. Link

    WWD Profiles Mickey Drexler

    Mickey Drexler, the outspoken head of J. Crew who has overseen the brand’s reemergence as well as its decision to court a private equity buyout in 2011, was recently profiled in WWD. Drexler cites applying the golden rule to his customers and employees as key to his success, including a determination to look beyond resumes when hiring employees, as well as renewed emphasis on customer service. While J. Crew was one of the most purchased brands on StyleForum several years ago, of late they’ve faded from the limelight; still, Drexler’s full profile is worth a read. Link

    Search for Missoni Continues into Fourth Day

    Venezuelan authorities continued the search for Vittorio Missoni, whose plane went missing on Friday, into a fourth day. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry issued a statement in which he acknowledged that the Venezuelan government is not investigating the possibility of kidnapping, even though Missoni went missing in an area known for drug smuggling. Missoni’s plane was last seen by another pilot, who witnessed the plane entering a large group of clouds, leading some to speculate that the plane was struck by lightning. Link
     
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    Forum Roundup - 1/9/13

    Hot Topics

    $81 Cone Mill Selvedge Denim


    Gustin, a San Francisco based menswear brand, is offering a pair of their premium, made in the USA denim jeans for $81 in exchange for Kickstarter funding. Is it a great deal, or not worth it? Check in to see what members are taking the plunge.

    F/W 2013 - 2014 Runway Shows


    It’s that time of year again – and StyleForum is here to help you wade through the hundreds of menswear shows in the coming days. Keep an eye on this thread to see images of runway presentations, and join in the conversation about what’s a most kop and what’s laughably dated.

    Menswear Looks Around the Web


    This comprehensive (and lengthy) thread contains a great collection of outfit pictures drawn from websites other than the Satorialist. Take a peek for inspiration, or just to see what the latest #menswear trainwreck is in the making.

    Deals of the Day

    Comme de Garcons Homme Plus Blazer, 44/46

    Edward Green for Ralph Lauren Purple Label Monkstraps, 8D

    Looks of the Day

    Classic Menswear

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    Streetwear & Denim

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    Fashion News - 1/10/13
    Lapo Elkann Plans Brand Expansion; Pendleton Announces New Label; Vince Founders Plan Exit

    Lapo Elkann Explores IPO

    Lapo Elkann, the envy and delight of bloggers everywhere, and founder of fashion and lifestyle brand Italia Independent, is considering an IPO for the brand. Italia Independent brought in $19.2 euros in revenue in 2011, and operates six stores and forty shop-in-shops throughout Italy. Elkann is also releasing a book in the coming months; “Le regole del mio stile” (“The Rules of my Style”) will explain his take on fashion as well as his lifestyle, although it’s doubtful that it’ll discuss his troubled personal life and in particular the infamous drug overdose in 2005. Link

    Vince Founders Announce Departure

    Vince founders Rea Laccone and Christopher LaPolice have announced that they plan to leave the company they cofounded 11 years ago on February 1st, citing an unwillingness to put in the time necessary to continue to grow the brand. Vince, which was purchased by Kellwood Co., which is owned by Sun Capital Partners, in 2006 for an undisclosed sum, and today the company generates around $250 million in revenue. Link

    Pendleton Announces Heritage Collection

    Pendleton, the label best known for its workwear-style flannels, has announced the creation of a new heritage collection. Called the Thomas Kay Collection after the company’s founder, the collection will wholesale for between $40 and $146, and is set to launch for Fall 2013. Pendleton has worked hard over the last several years to attract a newer, StyleForum-esque, audience, teaming up with Opening Ceremony and Junya Watanabe, as well as releasing a contemporary collection based on the company’s traditional fabrics. Link
     
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    Fashion News - 1/10/13
    Lapo Elkann Plans Brand Expansion; Pendleton Announces New Label; Vince Founders Plan Exit

    Lapo Elkann Explores IPO

    Lapo Elkann, the envy and delight of bloggers everywhere, and founder of fashion and lifestyle brand Italia Independent, is considering an IPO for the brand. Italia Independent brought in $19.2 euros in revenue in 2011, and operates six stores and forty shop-in-shops throughout Italy. Elkann is also releasing a book in the coming months; “Le regole del mio stile” (“The Rules of my Style”) will explain his take on fashion as well as his lifestyle, although it’s doubtful that it’ll discuss his troubled personal life and in particular the infamous drug overdose in 2005. Link

    Vince Founders Announce Departure

    Vince founders Rea Laccone and Christopher LaPolice have announced that they plan to leave the company they cofounded 11 years ago on February 1st, citing an unwillingness to put in the time necessary to continue to grow the brand. Vince, which was purchased by Kellwood Co., which is owned by Sun Capital Partners, in 2006 for an undisclosed sum, and today the company generates around $250 million in revenue. Link

    Pendleton Announces Heritage Collection

    Pendleton, the label best known for its workwear-style flannels, has announced the creation of a new heritage collection. Called the Thomas Kay Collection after the company’s founder, the collection will wholesale for between $40 and $146, and is set to launch for Fall 2013. Pendleton has worked hard over the last several years to attract a newer, StyleForum-esque, audience, teaming up with Opening Ceremony and Junya Watanabe, as well as releasing a contemporary collection based on the company’s traditional fabrics. Link
     

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