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Friday, April 9, 2010

Local boutiques selling local designs

With fashion moving at runway speed, even the subtlest detail can make the loudest statement. A garment’s lines, the studding here, the way light plays off fabric, the feel against skin—these are the elements that designers and seamstresses get stoked about. The DIY (do-it-yourself) fad has gone
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It's been bad news lately on the business pages, and the surly mood is heard in the least likely of places. When the clerk at an exclusive Milwaukee men's store, with custom-tailored suits and shirts and normally nothing on the rack for less than $500, goes on about greedy Wall Street investors and those damn CEOs (i.e. his customers), you know business is down. The Great Recession doesn't mean that looking bad should be an option. And while Milwaukee guys have a reputation as schlubs, there have always been enough sharp-dressed men to keep menswear alive...