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Men's fashion industry info.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RainCityClotheshound, May 7, 2002.

  1. RainCityClotheshound

    RainCityClotheshound Well-Known Member

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    Good Day,Gentlemen. As a member of the StyleForum for the past few months,I have been very impressed with the breadth of knowledge about the men's fashion industry posted here;not only seasonal styles,but suppliers,which house is owned by whom,etc. Could you please recommend books,trade publications,or websites dedicated to men's style/fashion where one could learn more about the industry(i.e. something like "W",but for men)? Also,history,prominent menswear designers,etc. Thank you for your help. Â Â [​IMG]
     
  2. jetLab

    jetLab Well-Known Member

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    go and buy Arena Homme or Vogue Homme
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Classes at a fashion institute or design school are obviously the best. On the net, www.fashionwindows.com is a pretty good source for industry news, brief designer bios to get you started, and previews of the next season's lines (the major shows all take place about 6-9 months before the line actually comes out). However, for previews, firstlook.com is the best resource. course, you should always read Susy Menkes column in the IHT. There are plenty of good reference books out there as well. Arena Plus Homme is a pretty good periodical, but it is not a good place to learn about the industry, since it is not an industry paper. If you are at all interested in the financial side, follow the companies. A lot of companies are publicly traded, either on the NYSE or in one of the European markets. Good luck, and enjoy.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  6. RainCityClotheshound

    RainCityClotheshound Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your suggestions.DNR was suggested by a sales assoc. at a trendy place that I shop at occasionally;I'll see if I can get my hands on a copy.I'll also check out the websites you've mentioned.Mags like Arena Homme are fine for collections,but I'm looking for info on the business end.

    A lot of creative energy goes into designing and manufacturing fine menswear. Yet,it's also a business,supported by financiers,shareholders,and tied to profit & loss.We enjoy sharing our thoughts on the result.
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Completely forgot about the DNR. Yes, read it.
     

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