March 29, 2012 |
Nike and Reebok, two of the largest players in the sports gear industry, are embroiled in an unholy spat over who gets to make and sell products featuring the name of newly minted New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. Late Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan granted Nike Inc. a temporary restraining order that will prohibit Reebok International from profiting off of jerseys and other paraphernalia stamped with the football star's moniker. The order also forces Reebok to recall all Tebow-related Jets gear currently on shelves.
August 23, 2012 |
Serena Williams wowed a lot of people, including David Letterman, when she appeared on his talk show Wednesday night wearing a form-fitting (to say the least) red dress. "I think I saw your eyes almost pop out there," Williams said. "Well, I think so.... That's not the only thing," Letterman responded. (Note to Dave: After your recent history, perhaps jokes like that aren't the wisest to make.) Williams is in New York preparing for next week's U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam tournament of the year.
May 12, 2011 |
USC announced Thursday it had signed a 10-year license agreement with Silver Star Merchandising, a Texas apparel manufacturer and distributor with ties to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. The school did not release financial terms of the agreement, which takes effect in the fall. The agreement gives Silver Star Merchandising, "exclusive license to manufacture and distribute USC branded apparel and headwear in the mass, mid-tier, sporting goods, specialty and online retail channels," the announcement said.
October 29, 1987 |
J. C. Penney Co. said Wednesday that it will drop its less profitable home electronics, sporting goods and photographic equipment lines from its stores and expand its women's apparel departments instead. However, the nation's fourth-largest retailer said it does plan to continue offering the three lines in its catalogues. The company also said that it will expand women's departments in the newly available store space, grouping together merchandise for specific segments of consumers.
June 28, 1985 |
J. P. Stevens & Co. reported Thursday that about a fourth of the company's holdings are for sale, including 18 apparel plants in four states that employ 7,500 workers. The company said the move was designed to "reduce the exposure" of the company to cheap imports. If the textile giant finds buyers for the plants, it would be almost totally out of the apparel-making business, Chairman Whitney Stevens said Thursday in Greenville.
October 15, 2010 |
The look of motorcycling is largely defined by leather ? most of it in cringe-worthy designs that are long on protection and short on style, especially for women. Indeed, "motorcycle fashion" is something of an oxymoron. There are motorcycles, and there is fashion, but rarely do the twain meet. Scooters? That's another story. Rooted in European design, the small number of designers devoted to scooter wear do a far better job of equalizing form and function, merging crash-worthy materials into styles that allow riders to step off their rides and into a restaurant without looking like they've been in a race.