The 'National Suit Drive' collects gently used professional attire, but what it's really collecting is inspiration and a chance for men to feel empowered as they head into their next job interview.
It is pandemonium backstage. I straighten ties, see if their shoes are laced - and I always have to remember to check their flies just before they walk out.
The decision to divorce myself from the business side unexpectedly blew up in my face. The creative freedom I thought I was getting turned out to be anything but.
I come from a blue-collar family. My father worked at the American Can Company as a mechanic. He broke his back and was disabled, and the first memory I have of him is in the hospital. My mother was a working mother - she had two jobs. Everybody in the house had to help out.
I always loved clothes. I grew up in a blue-collar family, but I loved old movies and seeing all those dashing leading men.
Having studied at the Sorbonne, I spent my 21st birthday in Paris and celebrated with one of my professors in a cafe outside of Notre Dame.
If you can imagine what it's like to launch a business in the middle of a lawsuit - it's not an easy thing.
Not a huge fan of exaggerated, big silhouettes.
Making a strong first impression is as important as ever, especially when meeting face-to-face.
I am very excited to partner with Doug Ewert and his team at Men's Wearhouse to take menswear specialty retail to a new level and to continue with George Zimmer's vision of great quality, great service, and, of course, great value.
After all those years in the business, I asked myself, 'Am I really any good? Or am I only good because I'm with good people - a Murray Pearlstein, a Ralph Lauren?
Inspired by London's Savile Row, I wanted to bring an American curated experience for men to Madison Avenue... a place where they cannot only shop but explore.
To me, there's nothing sexier than a guy in a well-tailored suit.
The trademark Joseph Abboud style is the man first and the clothes second. The guy's the star. Everything else is a supporting actor.
Sportswear is great, but not every designer can do tailored.
I see a lot of young guys going back to the suit, but they're doing it in a way that's less of a uniform.