Joan Volpe To Moderate Panel with Guest Panelist Sid Mashburn

Editor’s Note: Joan Volpe was the Managing Coordinator of the FIT Center for Continuing and Professional Studies and continues at FIT as an Adjunct Professor in Fashion Business  Management, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. She is also a top contributor in the FB Group.

From the release:

When it comes to changes in fashion, Menswear has long taken a backseat to Womenswear. Well, now may be Menswear Fashion’s moment in the sun! The Covid pandemic changed the way all of us dressed, men and women alike. Post-Covid, any dress code that existed previously has been tossed aside. Business, business casual, and casual have all taken on new meanings, and all generations from Gen Z to Baby Boomers have their own dress codes. Complicating matters further is the channel shift that has taken place regarding where men shop for clothes.

We welcome three outstanding Menswear Subject Matter Experts: Joseph DeAcetis, Editor in Chief and Creative Style Director of; Sid Mashburn, Co-Founder of the specialty store retail chain bearing his name; and Gihan Amarasiriwardena, Co-Founder & President of the digitally native brand Ministry of Supply.  Join us as they sort out what’s going on in Menswear and what lies ahead. 

  • ​What’s fueling growth in the $575+ billion global menswear sector?
  • What channels are most important to sales of Menswear? Is there a comeback for men’s specialty stores?
  • What trends are leading the charge in Menswear retailing? How important is the new “Dressed up/ Dressed Down” trend vs Traditional Categories?
  • Where is the current fashion influence coming from, and what are the validation sources for guys?
  • What retailers and brands should we be watching and wearing?

If you are interested, more information is available here.

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  1. Interesting

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