International Formalwear Association Formal Times Newsletter
International Formalwear Association
Formal Times Newsletter
EXPO 32 Location and City Set!
Tentative plans were made at the board meeting for this summer’s EXPO 32. The
Chicago Hyatt Regency McCormick Place July 31, Aug 1 & 2!!! Save the date and
watch for details!!! Look out Chicago!!! What do you think of a roaring 20’s mobster
theme for the Black tie????
IFA Winter Board Meeting
The IFA winter board meeting was held last week in Tampa FL with the EXPO, Tuxedofit, Education, social
media, and newsletter all being discussed. Details coming soon!
We will also be looking for interested individuals who may be willing to serve on the board of directors.
Would you be willing or do you have someone to nominate???? Please contact Tom Deitte or Ken Pendley!
The Year in Review
2012 brought many advances to The International Formalwear Association began its 5th year
as a self managed organization and things just keep getting better!!!
January found the entire board of directors in Phoenix for the annual
Winter meeting. Did you know the boards of directors are all
volunteers??? They all pay their own travel expenses and people to
cover their stores while attending this event to make the organization
better than ever!!! This meeting brought about the decision on having
Expo 31 in New Orleans. We had been in Las Vegas for years prior and
through great research and consideration New Orleans was chosen!
February is a time of great planning for the EXPO. W.T. Glasgow
does much of the planning yet, to get location, costs and arrangements
made requires the constant attention of the convention committee as
well. Dates for the convention were actually changed from what was
first decided to move the event to Astor Crowne Plaza right on Bourbon from the big convention center where
originally chosen. A trip by Ken Pendley and Brian Glasgow initiated the change much for the better of our
organization and all the people who would attend.
March finds all of the retailers busy in their stores with the beginning of prom and wedding
season throughout the country. March is also the month 3 years ago when Tuxedofit was first
fully launched. Tuxedofit has grown to be a great tool especially for small operators
throughout the country. The system helps stores to compete against corporate giants by being
part of a National fitting Network of our own that your membership with the association
makes you part of!!! When a bride and groom tells you they have people all over the country
your response can now be: “We are part of a national fitting network that helps your groomsmen not only find
a place to be measured where they live, but also gives them the ability to submit measurements back here to
our store 24 hours a day!! Let me tell you about Tuxedofit!”
April/May/June/July go by in a blur of prom activity and busier wedding season in the stores and continued
planning for the Expo…..Seminar speakers were arranged and details began to emerge about events and
activities for everyone while at the show including nightly meeting places while out on Bourbon Street to
meet up with other specialists. During these months agreements were worked out with Savvi and Tuxedo
Junction to also attend expo and conduct their own event in correlation with many of the IFA sponsored
August EXPO 31 New Orleans Astor Crowne Plaza in beautiful New Orleans LA August 22, 23, & 24th!
Expo began for all Wednesday afternoon with an educational opportunity with Chris Evans. A dynamite
“boot camp” speaker presented: Attraction Marketing. The show floor then opened to all attending for the
very busy First day.
Wednesday nite was the Black Tie Masquerade and GREAT TIME!!
And after the black tie off to Bourbon Street to the Cat’s Meow Karaoke Bar!
DAY 2 of Expo started off with Nancy Haboush’s seminar ALWAYS a very popular event! Her topic was:
Now What. A
Then off to the BUSY show floor!
Chris Evans offered another WELL attended seminar at the close of the show floor
Then off to another meet and greet at Razoo’s on Bourbon
Tammy Elliott offered our Friday morning seminar entitled: Position Your Business with Passion and Power
The show floor with all the fantastic vendors new and established was again open 10-4 for the final day!
And thankfully the hurricane headed that way did not cause serious damage and did not hit until a few days
AFTER we left town…..
Brought regional shows GLITS Midwest regional was held in Chicago October 2/3, the west coast show in
Anaheim on October 7/8. The East coast Secaucus show was scheduled for the weekend the hurricane
devastated the area and was postponed until January due to the severity of the damage…
A great year for the association overall with a well received show and plans to make the next one bigger and
Do you need Tuxedofit supplies??? If so I would be happy to email or fax the form below to your store before
the BUSY season begins. [email protected]
Wants and Offerings
NEW WANTS AND OFFERINGS POLICY ADS WILL NEED TO
RESUBMIT EVERY MONTH! YOU MAY HAVE THEM IN AS LONG AS
YOU LIKE, THEY JUST HAVE TO BE RESUBMITTED MONTHLY TO
BE SURE TO KEEP LIST CURRENT! CHECK YOUR ADS BELOW!
PLEASE SEND ANY NEW ADS TO [email protected]
For all of our members who also are in dry cleaning Wants and Offerings for cleaning equipment you can
check out http://www.thelaundryforum.com/classifieds
Wants and offerings is a service to our membership that gives all specialist members the ability to buy or sell
merchandise from other members. Send your list of wants or offers to sell to [email protected] .
Member seeks advice
Does anyone have knowledge of where to find brackets like Atlas Rapid rack use to make? We moved to a
larger location and can't hang the inventory properly
Make An Offer
For Part or All
Pants - 57 pairs
Skirts - 44
Shorts - 7
Vests - 4
Pants - 66 pairs
Vests - 61
Ducky's Formal Wear
1534 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
OFFERED FOR SALE
black parisians, chaps auburns, 3-b notch coats, twilight faille shawls, after six super 100 single pleated pants, wool
pants without satin stripe, tallia micro shirts, loads of assorted shoes, fezza herringbone vests
BLACK JAGUAR COATS, 85 TOTAL, MOST BRAND NEW, AFTER SIX #800SX, $10.00. ASSORTED LARR BRIO ,
CALVIN, RALPH LAUREN, CARDI VESTS, TIES, BOWS. MANY COLORS. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD
LIKE. PRICES VERY REASONABLE. VERY CURRENT!
LOOKING TO BUY
Rental black wool pleated pants
Director of Operation
IMPORTER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF FORMAL WEAR ACCESSORIES LOOKING
FOR REPRESENTATION TO CALL ON FORMAL WEAR STORES.
PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION.
ALAN SLOANE AND CO INC
1 800 252 6266
ASK FOR ALAN
Alan Sloane & Company, Inc.
80 Kean Street
West Babylon, NY 11704-1280
OFFERED FOR SALE
Collins Formal Wear
Offered For Sale:
After Six Enchantment Vest and Solid ties: Size Scale from boys to fit all in most colors
Ralph Lauren Vintage Vest and Ties: Size Scale from Boys-2XL in most colors
Calvin Klein Ambassador Vest and Ties: Size Scale from Boys-3XL in most colors
Mel Howard Matchmaker Vest and Ties: Size Scale from Small-2XL
Mel Howard Spectrum Vest and solid Ties: Size Scale from Small-2XL
After Six 2B Lavida
Ralph Lauren 2B and 3B Notch
After Six 2B, 3B, and 4B Trilogy
Andrew Fezza Black Monacco
422 North Wood Ave
Linden, NJ 07036
Offered For Sale:
Perry Ellis Black Sterling tone on tone stripe jackets and pants
Claiborne 3 Button Black Citi Lites jackets
Oscar de la Renta 4 Button Black LaVida jackets
Andrew Fezza 5 Button Black Cannes jackets
Andrew Fezza Black Universe 41” jackets
Black Double Breasted jackets (shawl & notch)
Raffinati Black Blazer Western waist coats
After Six Black Shawl tail coats
Raffinati Silver Spirit jackets, tail coats, pants, cummerbunds and bow ties
Raffinati Silver Shadow jackets, tail coats and pants
White Shantung dinner jackets
Raffinati Ivory Amano shawl double breasted jacket and tail coats
Ivory Parisian by Christian Dior jackets, tail coats and pants
White Crosswick shirt
White and Ivory banded collar shirt
Vest and Tie collections:
Philip Stewart mandarin collar vest in Black only
Hudson full back vest and bow tie in Black & White only
Celebrations full back vest in Platinum only
Barrington full back vest in Silver only
Herringbone full back vest, bow ties and windsor ties in Black, White, Ivory, Silver, Champagne, Hunter,
Navy, Wine, Plum, Desert Blue, Sage, & Heather
Citi-Lites full back vest, bow ties and windsor ties in Black, White, Ivory, Platinum, Ruby, Hunter, Plum,
Celedon, Premier Teal, Violet, & Desert Blue
Celebrity Paisley full back vest, bow ties, and cravats in Black, White, Silver, Champagne, Sage, Heather, &
Double take full back and backless vest and bow ties in Black, White, Ivory, Black & White, Sunlight, Taupe,
Red, Ocean Blue, Plum, & Hunter
Phaze full back vest and bow ties in White, Ivory, Platinum, Gold, Burgundy, & Eggplant
Silhouette high cut vests and bow ties in Black, White, Ivory, Black & White (Silver), Gold, Hunter,
Renesance Paisley vests and bow ties in Black, White, Ivory, Red, Silver & Gold, Burgundy & Gold, Navy &
Gold, Hunter & Gold, Purple & Gold
Genesis Paisley low cut vests in Black, White, White w/ Black trim, Black & White, Charcoal, Kelly Green,
Royal Blue, Azalea, Peach, Purple, & Teal
All Styles can be viewed at http://www.bunnytuxedos.com/html/discontinued.html
3956 30th Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418
OFFERED For Sale
Bill Blass Sutton Geometric Neat Jacquard Vest: $5.00 each, Bow tie $1.50 each, Bond Stripe Cravat $1.50
Starlight Fitall Vest: $3.00 each, Bow tie $1.50 each
Jamacian/Horizon tan Coat: $65.00, Pant: $24.00
Any questions please call or email!
Thanks, Emily :)
1159 Addison Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301
WANTED TO BUY: A Better Deal Tuxedos is looking to buy a used vacuum board and gravity feed
Steam Iron. Please contact Jerry or Janet Klein at 858.551.6044 [email protected]
WANTED TO BUY: I am looking for reusable clear shoe bags, reusable clear "accessory" bags
(approx 10"x14"), and metal S or Z hooks for hanging shoes. Can anyone suggest a good supplier
for these items?
Please contact James. [email protected] (408) 946-4684
Offered for Sale
1. Ivory Wing Tip Collar Pin-Tuck Pleat
2. Ivory Laydown Collar
3. Ivory Banded Collar w/pleat
4. White Banded Collar w/pleat
5. Brocade Microfiber
6. Rythm-Black W/White stripe microfiber
7. Tempo-White W/Black stripe microfiber
8. White tone on tone microfiber
9. Chocolate tone on tone microfiber
10. Ivory tone on tone microfiber
11. Champagne Laydown Microfiber
1. Andrew Fezza Herringbone Vest Collection
2. Brandon Michael Satin Vest Collection
3. Lubiam Bellisimo Vest Collection
4. Jean Yves Diamond Vest Collection
5. Jean Yves Monaco Vest Collection
6. Perry Ellis Freedom Vest
Director of Operation
Lord West NY
3 Pockets/Framed Edge
Tone on Tone
Tone on Tone
Angled Length/No Lapel
Angled Length/No Lapel
Tone on Tone
1-800-883-1940 ext 220
Thoughts for the days Ahead!
“The more one judges, the less one loves.” — Honore de Balzac
“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but
whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.