Uh oh. Hadn't heard about this. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5#articleTabs=article Quote: "...But following a buyout of the family-owned business late last year, Paul Stuart's quaint image is set to get a makeover. Its new owner, Tokyo-based trading house Mitsui 8031.TO -0.75%& Co., intends to heighten the label's profile among well-heeled style setters in places like Miami and Taipei. Plans call for expanding Paul Stuart's retail presence in Asia and North America and broadening its product lineup with more casual options. Currently known best for wool suits favored by Wall Street bankers, Paul Stuart is poised to go global with a subbrand it has introduced in Japan featuring golf attire called Paul Stuart Sport, Mitsui executives say." ... Uh oh. ... Quote: "Mitsui will send only one executive to Paul Stuart's global headquarters on New York's Madison Avenue, but a shift toward Asia is already happening. Suits with half inner linings developed for Tokyo's brutally hot summers, have migrated to Paul Stuart racks in Chicago and New York. Another Japanese import: premium cotton dress socks." Nervous about this. My favorite store given quality, classic style & huge selection. The last paragraph I quoted makes me especially nervous about deterioration. Is this referencing half-canvassing? Rick told me recently that all of their jackets are fully canvassed.