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Red Line becomes fashion runway to support My Block, My Hood, My City

As a Red Line train rolled south Saturday afternoon it wasn’t picking up and dropping off passengers — unless you count the models that strutted and danced down the aisles of the privately-chartered train to hit songs by Dua Lipa, Beyoncé and others.

My Block, My Hood, My City was hosting “Railways,” a crosstown fashion show to promote the youth-led, community-minded organization’s summer clothing line of branded gear.

Spectators lined a CTA two-car train that traveled between the Howard to 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line stations as models displayed T-shirts, letterman-style jackets and hoodies while singing and performing spoken word poetry.

Models prepared for their runway stroll in one car, while attendees of the show sat in another.

Models dance as they walk the runway on a Red Line train Saturday afternoon to support My Block, My Hood, My City.

Models dance as they walk the runway on a Red Line train Saturday afternoon to support My Block, My Hood, My City.
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Michael Strahan Expands Men’s Wearhouse Partnership With Latest Line, MSX by Michael Strahan

Former Super Bowl champion and current co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America, Michael Strahan, alongside his business partner, Constance Schwartz-Morini, have announced that they are expanding their existing partnership with Tailored Brands.

With the latest expansion, the MSX by Michael Strahan line will be sold at Men’s Wearhouse and Moores, building upon its successful introduction of Collection by Michael Strahan last fall. The athletic-inspired line features exclusive styles to meet the customers wherever they happen to be every day, whether at home lounging, at work, or on the go.

“I couldn’t be prouder to expand our partnership and bring MSX to Men’s Wearhouse and Moores,” says Strahan in a written statement. “The new MSX workleisure styles, combined with our Collection tailored suits and high-quality denim, provide a variety of affordable wardrobe staples for any occasion. It

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Dick’s Introduces VRST Men’s Apparel Line

Dick’s Sporting Goods  (DKS) – Get Report on Tuesday said it launched a men’s athletic apparel line, VRST.

The line will be marketed as a premium lifestyle brand for men, comparable to Lululemon.  (LULU) – Get Report

Its launch follows the success of Dick’s in-house apparel brand for women, Calia by Carrie Underwood. The Pittsburgh sporting-goods retailer said that Calia was the second-best performing athletics brand in 2020, after Nike.  (NKE) – Get Report

The new clothing line will be available online at the Dick’s Sporting Goods website as well as at a stand-alone retail site, VRST.com. It will also be available at over 400 Dick’s brick-and-mortar locations in the coming weeks, the company said.

VRST will include commuter pants, joggers, t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and quarter-zips, at prices ranging from $30 to $120. The clothing will be available in several inseam and waist

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Men’s Resort Wear Line Commas Wins Australia’s National Designer Award

SYDNEY — Sydney-based men’s resort wear line Commas has won the 2021 National Designer Award, one of Australia’s leading emerging designer trophies.

Announced Thursday morning Melbourne time at the pre-launch of the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Commas founder and creative director Richard Jarman and his wife and business partner Emma Jarman have won a prize pool that includes 10,000 Australian dollars or $7,909 at current exchange in cash, marketing support and a mentorship program with event partner David Jones. Commas also won the award’s Honorable Mention for Sustainability.

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Jarman, a former property valuer who has no formal fashion training, launched Commas in 2016 as a line of swimming shorts made from recycled polyester and has since expanded into a full men’s resort wear offering. With sustainability a key focus of the company since Day One, the ready-to-wear features organic cottons and deadstock fabrics, all freight is now

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