WHAT'S IN STYLE

Is Athleisure to Blame for Foot Locker's Demise?
August 23, 2017 at 10:56 am

It looks like Foot Locker is the most recent athleisure vendor to succumb to an oversaturated market. According to Barron's, Quo Vadis Capital analyst John Zolidis attributes Foot Locker's fall to a surplus of inventory, and the fact that "athletic apparel and footwear is over-distributed." More shocking, however, is Zolidis' claim that the real reason…

MLB Umpires Abandon Wristband Protest After One Day
August 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm

This has got to be one of the strangest, short-lived protests ever. The World Umpires Association banded together to wear white wristbands to protest "abusive player behavior" after Ian Kinsler, the Detroit Tigers' second baseman, was fined for verbally attacking umpire Angel Hernandez. The World Umpires Association (WUA) proclaimed that the commissioner's office should have…

Target Launches Line of Apparel for Children With Disabilities
August 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm

We've got to say, we're really excited about this apparel news from Target. According to CNBC, the retailer is expanding its children's clothing line to include apparel items for children with special needs. Following the company's success with its new Cat & Jack private label clothing line for children, Target revealed its sensory-friendly collection for…

A Hospital Gave Newborns the Most Adorable Eclipse T-shirts
August 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm

While there was much mayhem surrounding eclipse glasses, one eclipse-themed product experiencing its day in the sun (get it?) is these adorable newborn eclipse T-shirts. According to WSMV Nashville, the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital decided to take advantage of the cosmic event to gift newborn babies commemorative T-shirts to celebrate their very special birthdays. The T-shirts…

North Carolina County Schools Ban Confederate, KKK Apparel
August 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The school district of Orange County, N.C., made the decision to ban students from wearing Confederate flags, swastikas and any other KKK-associated symbols on school grounds, according to the Daily Tarheel. The clothing ban also extends to buttons, patches, jewelry and makeup. The school board made…

Pantone Honors Prince With Purple Shade
August 16, 2017 at 11:56 am

We're not sure what it takes for Pantone to dedicate a color to you, but we can tell you this: It's not easy. In fact, we can't honestly think of another time this has happened, but Prince was definitely a man who set precedents, so this is not…

Are These New Adidas Uniforms the Ugliest College Jerseys Ever?
August 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Adidas is usually pretty consistent when it comes to churning out great-looking college uniforms. However, fans are a little confused over its recent reveal of Texas State's football jerseys. The Texas State Bobcats have been on the losing end of their past two seasons, and perhaps the team is hoping a drastic jersey change will…

VF Corp Purchases Dickies for $820M
August 16, 2017 at 1:23 pm

VF Corp, the apparel and footwear maker of Timberland and Wrangler clothing, announced on Monday it would buy Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co, the parent company of Dickies and Workrite workwear. According to Reuters, VF Corp will purchase the company for about $820 million. As a result, VF Corp anticipates its 2017 revenue to rise 3.5 percent…

New American Apparel Online Store Tests Importance of Made in U.S.
August 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Last week, Montreal-based Gildan Activewear announced that American Apparel clothing items would still sell through its former e-commerce site starting Aug. 14. It looks like Gildan couldn't wait for the Aug. 14 debut, because the site is officially up and running. …

Justin Bieber Teams Up With Hanes for New White T-shirts
August 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Justin Bieber might be the subject of preteen disdain after he canceled the remainder of his tour, but that doesn't mean that the "Despacito" singer can't design a winning T-shirt. According to GQ, the pop star teamed up with famed stylist Karla Welch to design a new line of white T-shirts for Hanes. Apparently, the…