Indochino Offering Free Pants to Goldman Sachs Employees

Men’s wear retailer Indochino is doing its part to help the guys from Goldman Sachs navigate their new, less formal way of dressing.
Last week, the investment banking firm made headlines when it said it was shifting to “a firmwide flexible dress code” to reflect the “more casual environment.”
Indochino jumped at the opportunity and is offering free custom chinos to any Goldman Sachs executives based in New York or New Jersey. The men need only visit one of the company’s showrooms in the tristate area — Madison Avenue, Financial District, SoHo, Brooklyn and Short Hills, N.J. — and show proof of employment and a photo ID to take advantage of the offer. From there, they will get measured, select chino color and customizations. Orders must be placed by Friday, April 26.
“Goldman Sachs is the epitome of the financial industry and its newly relaxed dress code is a reflection of more relaxed workplace standards and a shift toward personal choice and increased flexibility,” said Drew Green, president and chief executive officer of Indochino. “Starting with a great-fitting, casual pair of chinos, we’re inviting executives to refresh their wardrobes with Indochino so that they can be comfortable and confident in any situation.”

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Highlights From the Fall Offering at Pitti Uomo

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

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Designer: Brunello Cucinelli
Inspiration: The luxury label found the inspiration for its new collection in the elegance of the Fifties. Calling the lineup “Gentleman at Ease,” Cucinelli offered a relaxed take on classic tailoring. The brand, which this season enlarged its booth at Pitti Uomo, returned the focus to its wide offering of suits, which ranged from effortless-chic styles targeting the new generation of men to evening options. In keeping with this renewed attention on suits, Cucinelli recently introduced in key stores a made-to-measure program that enables shoppers to create customized tailoring styles while experiencing the brand’s Italian lifestyle in dedicated areas offering high-end facilities and services.
Key Styles: In the suiting range, while jackets were cut close to the body, Fifties-inspired high-waisted pants with double pleats were among a selection of wider, comfortable silhouettes. Fabrics spanned from traditional wools and cashmeres to flannels, corduroy and velvet. Knitwear took center stage with cozy crewneck and V-neck sweaters, sometimes embellished with sporty-chic tennis details that showed rich melange effects. The color palette focused on neutral tones of gray, blue and beige, enriched with accents of warm dark red and deep purple hues. — Alessandra Turra
 
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Designer: Alessandro Sartori
Inspiration: Innovation was

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Data-mining giant Palantir Technologies is weighing an initial public offering likely to be among the largest in recent years.
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This College Is Offering a Class on Anthony Bourdain (But You Don’t Have to Go There to Take It)

Anthony Bourdain‘s legacy lives on in the classroom.

Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana is offering a course about the chef, who died by suicide in June, in their spring semester.

The class, according to a course summary posted on Twitter by professor Todd Kennedy, will include lessons about both Bourdain’s writings and TV shows and the “writings and films that influenced him.”

“What he did is so unique,” Todd Kennedy tells PEOPLE. “We talk about connections between literature and film and art and politics and history, but we’re always trained to talk about them separately. He goes all in and puts all those things, along with food, in conversation to try to understand the culture he’s looking at. And that speaks to people.”

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Kennedy says that Bourdain’s death allowed him to reevaluate what he really liked about the celebrity chef, prompting the class. One of the most surprising facets he learned was how much of Bourdain’s work was inspired by classic film and literature.

“I picked up on a lot of the references,” Kennedy says. “But I wasn’t quite aware how pervasive it was. Quite often, he picked locations after he picked the movie. He was so committed, that’s how he approached a lot of his travel.”

Audiences hungry for a class about Bourdain don’t need to travel to Parts Unknown. The college will also be offering an online, accelerated version of the course.

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Kennedy tells PEOPLE that the online course makes it easier for students at other universities to get credit for taking the class. While the course is listed as a literature class, it may also become a space for aspiring chefs to pay homage to the late personality.

“One of the reasons we thought about this class is because we have a large culinary arts program at Nicholls,” he says. “We thought it would be an interesting elective for some of those students.”

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Those interested will need to act fast if they want to enroll. “So, it’s happening. For real,” Kennedy wrote on Twitter. “And I doubt they ever let me do it again.”

The twelfth and final season of the Emmy-winning TV series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown airs on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET on CNN.


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OVS Taps Massimo Piombo to Refresh Its Men’s Offering

Massimo Piombo is the new artistic director of Italian retailer OVS’ men’s line.
During a press conference held Thursday in Milan to present the capsule realized by the company in collaboration with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, OVS chief executive officer Stefano Beraldo said the designer will overlook the development of the retailer’s men’s wear offering, which will be enlarged with the creation of a still-unnamed “upper casual” line featuring retail prices 30 percent higher than regular products.
The collaboration with Piombo will start with the fall 2019 season.
The same strategy aimed at dressing customers looking for more design-oriented and high-quality products will be extended to the women’s division, which will continue to be guided by OVS fashion director Caterina Salvador.
The new labels will be sold in dedicated areas inside OVS stores and online.

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“My real ambition is to continue serving customers of every age and spending power, which means being also able to fit the needs of those who look for higher quality,” said Beraldo. “And actually, we can definitely make products with a higher value with prices that are just a little bit higher and always accessible.”
At the same time, Beraldo revealed

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Oak Ridge Boys Team With Hart Schaffner Marx on New Suit Offering

The Oak Ridge Boys are doing their part to promote American-made manufacturing and have tapped Hart Schaffner Marx to create a new line of suits under their American Made Collection moniker.
The country music group joined Liberty Legends USA, a program created in 2015 by American businesses to promote products created in the U.S. The program started with the Gatlin Brothers USA Collection of Western jackets and dress jeans made by The Sewell Cos.
Both lines are available on the Mill Town Mercantile web site. Mill Town Mercantile is the fulfillment arm of the Mill Town Music Hall, West Georgia’s largest concert and entertainment venue that opened in 2012 in Bremen, Ga.
The American Made Collection consists of two fits: the Chicago cut, a traditional two-button silhouette in worsted wool with flat or pleated pants, and the trimmer New York cut, a trimmer two-button silhouette. Both retail for $ 795 and made-to-measure is also offered as an option for both suits and sport coats. American Made was the title of one of the group’s biggest hits from 1983 and the members are nearly always seen dressed in suits.
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Tommy John Expands Underwear Offering

Tommy John is introducing its fifth underwear line.
The men’s innerwear brand, which was founded by Tom Patterson, is releasing its Go Anywhere collection, which is made from moisture-wicking, anti-microbial fabrics with four-way stretch. The underwear includes Tommy John’s signature features including the Quick Draw Horizontal Fly, the Stay-Put Waist Band and the No-Wedgie Guarantee.
“Guys are more active than they’ve ever been before, and the Go Anywhere collection is made from a fabric that can take them through the day,” Patterson said. “We’ve always focused on comfort first, soft fabrics that are smart and give a guy everyday performance.”
The line includes a jogger, a dress pant and a Henley along with a trunk and boxer brief. Tommy John first dabbled in apparel in 2015 with its ath-leisure collection. It also introduced Tommy John Labs, a platform the brand used to explore categories beyond underwear.
Tommy John is set to open its first store this October at the King of Prussia mall in Philadelphia, which Patterson said will provide its customer with a comfortable shopping experience they might not be accustomed to.
“Our take is the men’s underwear shopping experience at retail hasn’t changed in 30-plus years and guys have considered underwear as a

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Wikileaks is offering tech firms CIA files first

In a press conference, Julian Assange has said that further revelations about the CIA will go first to tech firms.
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AIG Offering Insurance for Couture Collectors

WEATHERING THE STORM: AIG is targeting couture’s big spenders with help from Garde Robe, a museum-quality garment storage service for high-end clients. Garde Robe’s Doug Greenberg conceived of the need for a niche insurance policy after sitting next to a client at a party whose Long Island home — and couture collection — was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. Afterward, the client discovered that her homeowners insurance didn’t cover her bespoke wardrobe — a common assumption. Greenberg approached several underwriters with his idea and found a match through AIG Private Client Group. Newly launched and modeled after similar polices for art collectors, AIG is currently the only insurance carrier to offer protection for valuable textiles damaged by flood, mold, moths and errant dry-cleaning. While Greenberg has been educating his clients about the need to insure their collections, he noted that the service has yet to pick up steam. Here are a few couture fans who might be interested.

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P.J. Salvage on Track to Launch Intimates, Boost Kids’ Offering

Lounge and sleepwear brand P.J. Salvage is set to launch intimates and is also preparing for a re-set of its kids’ offering under new parent Delta Galil Industries Ltd.
P.J. Salvage’s parent, Loomworks Apparel, was acquired for an undisclosed sum by the Tel Aviv-based firm in a deal revealed this month. The transaction is expected to close Friday.
Nothing changes operationally as a result of the deal and P.J. Salvage headquarters will remain in Irvine, Calif., P.J. Salvage chief executive officer Peter Burke said.
“The whole acquisition by Delta certainly opens up a whole new world for us as far as worldwide distribution and production,” Burke said.
The company thinks there’s room in the market for its assortment of bralettes, bandeaux, thongs, hipsters, shorts and kimonos — some of which can be mixed and matched with casual day looks.
“P.J. Salvage has a really strong brand following worldwide and the time is right for us to launch intimates,” Burke said. “We’re not trying to compete against a lot of the other brands putting out a basic lace, thong and panty.”
The collection includes roughly 30 stockkeeping units priced at retail, come February, between $ 18 and $ 70.
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Solid & Striped Adds to Design Team, Expands Spring Offering

EARNING THEIR STRIPES: Solid & Striped is expanding its team. Founder Isaac Ross has hired Michelle Copelman, who spent six years as a designer for J. Crew and Crewcuts, as design director, a new position at the growing brand. Copelman will oversee the men’s and women’s divisions of Solid & Striped’s design department and plans to help expand its product assortment and categories.
“Michelle has such a strong point of view and a great taste level,” Ross told WWD of the appointment. “And equally important is for a designer to know how to design into a brand that already exists — how to take it a step further, how to elevate us and push us in the right direction, but also how to respect the customer base that we need to remain very aware of and cater to.”
Solid & Striped just wrapped two collaborations on its swimwear and beachwear line — one with Poppy Delevingne and the other with Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery — and plans to expand further with a full lifestyle offering that includes accessories such as bags, towels and hats as well as potential footwear and eyewear collaborations. “Spring 2016 is a much bigger undertaking than we’ve ever done,”

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Terry Richardson Accused Of Offering Photo Shoot For Sex

WARNING: This post contains graphic language and imagery.

Terry Richardson is yet again being accused of sexual harassment.

Model Emma Appleton tweeted a picture on Sunday of what appeared to be a text message from Richardson offering a Vogue photo shoot “if i can fuck you.”

She later deleted the tweet, but told BuzzFeed that she stands by her claim. Appleton said that the message came from Terry Richardson’s Facebook account.

More of Appleton’s tweets can be found here.

Richardson’s reps denied the incident, telling BuzzFeed that, “This is obviously a fake. Terry did not send this text.”

A spokesperson for Vogue told BuzzFeed that “we have no plans to work with him in the future.”

Richardson has been accused of sexual assault and harassment a multitude of times.

Former model Charlotte Waters told Vocativ that he groped her and exposed himself during a photoshoot. Model Jamie Peck claimed that he demanded that she touch his penis. Jezebel assembled a laundry list of accusations against Richardson here.

Richardson has repeatedly denied these claims.
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