The Oliver Cabell Logan backpack | Credit: Oliver Cabell
Affairs

We might look back on 2016 as the year Black Friday hit an inflection point.

The tone towards the annual sales event changed in a big way this year, and several modern luxury brands vocally opposed it. Will others soon follow their lead?

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Co-founders Nick Nemechek and Tariq Dixon | Photo Credit: TRNK
Business

How TRNK is tackling the men’s living space market — one furniture piece at a time.

TRNK co-founder Tariq Dixon explains what it took to get TRNK off the ground, and how it instantly became a top resource for the male home (just by launching).

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CEO Seph Skerritt at center | Photo Credit: Proper Cloth
Business

After thriving on limitation since 2008, Proper Cloth spreads its wings with a new $1M Soho flagship.

Proper Cloth has exploded since launching as a bare-bones shirtmaker in late 2008. Its shiny, new Soho flagship is a milestone that speaks volumes about the brand’s progression.

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CEO Bayard Winthrop | Photo Credit: Zeitgeist Minds
Business

Denim Killer: American Giant just created the first real leggings designed to replace your jeans.

Countless activewear brands release yoga pants ‘just because’. American Giant has developed a pair of non-athletic leggings that have a clear reason to exist.

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Mr. Lavelle (R) with spokesman and NFL player JJ Watt | Photo: Mizzen+Main
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We don’t discount because American shoppers have an addiction to cheap junk we don’t need.

Men’s tailored performance brand Mizzen+Main is one of a growing number of modern luxury companies that don’t discount. CEO Kevin Lavelle explains why.

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Hodinkee founder Ben Clymer | NYT
Business

Capital injection: Watch publisher Hodinkee rakes in $453K in revenue in just two hours.

The watch publisher has put out two brilliant timepiece collaborations this quarter — and no one’s doing it better.

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Bjorn Borg, Fila-sponsored; 1978 Wimbeldon | Photo: Getty Images
Business

The Reboot: Relaunching Fila as the Rapha for the tennis market.

In a new regular feature, we take Fila from a low-end, discount sportswear producer, to an upmarket brand that celebrates is golden-era tennis pedigree and doubles down on technical innovation.

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Striking a pose | Photo: Lululemon
Affairs

The downward spiral: Why Everlane, Mizzen+Main, and Lululemon don’t discount.

Discounting is a drug. It’s ultimately just as bad for shoppers as it is for the brands that rely on them.

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Mr. Klingbeil himself | Credit: David Klingbeil
People

Dymant’s David Klingbeil: “Will people go back to old luxury brands if there’s better quality online at half the price?”

Winter is coming for luxury conglomerates, he says. And it should make them very nervous.

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A Grailed style shoot | Credit: Nick Maggio
Commentary

Arun Gupta’s Grailed is democratizing luxury streetwear. Still, is this actually a good thing?

In three years, Grailed has become the leading men’s streetwear resale platform. But there are grumbles about whether this is truly a positive.

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