Business: Hart, Schaffner, Marx & Hillman

Celebrated in Chicago last week was the 50th anniversary of the best-known name in men's clothing—Hart Schaffner & Marx. Starting with a banquet, ending with a theatre party, the celebration provided a happy opportunity for more than 200 big retailers from all sections to mix fun with business, for the occasion coincided with the opening of the buying season for autumn lines. Much was the talk of rising prices in both woolen goods (up 33%) and tailored product (up 10% to 15%). Serious were the discussions of trends in colors (gayer) and styles...

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