Pants and Shorts

CPSC Approves Adult Apparel Enforcement Discretion to Reduce Paperwork
March 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it will not pursue compliance or enforcement actions against manufacturers, importers or private labelers of certain adult apparel that is determined exempt from testing under CPSC's flammability standard for not having a general conformity certificate. According to a press release, the CPSC approved the new policy on…

Under Armour Reveals 2016 NFL Combine Apparel
February 26, 2016 at 4:44 pm

The NFL Combine is where the next generation of football stars show their stuff and meet with NFL team staff. So, naturally, they want to look and perform to the best of their abilities. This year, Under Armour has made the official NFL Combine athleticwear available for folks who want to look and perform like…

H&M Gives 1M Euros in Prizes for Eco-friendly Ideas
February 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

H&M is making an effort to create a more environmentally conscious apparel industry by rewarding startups with 1 million euros (approximately $1,102,695) in prize money for technological innovations that benefit the sustainable-apparel landscape. According to Fashion Times, the H&M Conscious Foundation—an independent organization to create positive change—hosted…

The Wrap: El Chapo’s Style for Sale, Amazon's Apparel Takeover and More
January 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm

El Chapo's style, Amazon's apparel takeover, NFL's Super Bowl 50 merchandise, clothing that could protect babies from the Zika virus, how to turn your denim into display art, Runkeeper joining the fitness apparel game and an announcement from Terry Town: Here’s what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Perry Ellis International Enters Partnership with United Legwear & Apparel Co.
January 4, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Perry Ellis International, Doral, Fla., today announced today that New York City-based United Legwear & Apparel Co. has become the master licensee of Pro Player, Perry Ellis International's heritage athletic brand with a 30-plus year history. Perry Ellis International will remain the licensor. In addition to selling branded apparel and accessories, Pro Player Stadium was home…

2015 Was the Year that Athleisure Won
December 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm

For years, I was resistant to wearing workout clothes outside the gym. I wore leggings and a ratty concert T-shirt to exercise, and saved my money for things like vintage dresses, expensive shoes and pants with actual waistbands. But in 2015, athleisure—also known as the wearing of pseudo-athletic gear for everyday life—became impossible to avoid.

Adidas to Raise Prices, Shift Production from China
December 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Due to rising material and labor costs, Adidas is expecting a major increase in the cost of sourcing products over the next five years. According to Fortune, the athletic wear giant hopes to make up for this by raising prices and moving production from China. The company said that higher input costs and currency effects…

Counterfeit Soccer Apparel Seized Near Dulles International Airport
November 11, 2015 at 4:09 pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 5,382 pieces of counterfeit soccer apparel near Washington Dulles International Airport on Nov. 2, according to a Nov. 10 release from CBP. The estimated manufacturer’s retail price for the haul, had the pieces been genuine, was listed at $16,791. The jersey tops and shorts violated the intellectual property…

Glenn Beck Launches 1791 Brand Apparel
October 17, 2012

Glenn Beck may be relying on the appeal of the blue-collar worker on his new 1791 Supply & Co. clothing website, but he might be hard-pressed to find many who could afford the $129 for a pair of “premium, ring-spun selvage denim” or $90 Western-style shirts.

The collection was inspired by Beck’s anger with Levi’s jeans for its ads featuring young people facing off against police, according to Women’s Wear Daily. In 1791 the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution— and Beck wants American consumers to remember their founding fathers with their clothing choices.