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Alan Flusser – Part 3: Listen Up, Counsel: This One is for You

As I have shared in two prior posts, I had the privilege of sitting down with the menswear authority, Alan Flusser, in his comfortable office inside his custom tailor shop in Manhattan, to hear his point of view on the status of men’s style. This being a legal blog, the conversation inevitably came around to […]

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Alan Flusser – Part 2: The American Male and His Wardrobe

I was discussing the history of style with Alan Flusser in his office on East 48th Street in Manhattan, a convivial nook that shares the floor with his showroom and workroom. I turned to a topic about which I knew, from Mr. Flusser’s informative writings, that he had much to say: how it is that […]

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Alan Flusser – Part 1: A Question of Balance

“One of the principles that I teach is that clothes should lead the eye of the viewer to the face of the person wearing the clothes. That’s particularly important in the legal profession, where you do a lot of communicating.” Hardly had I started my conversation with Alan Flusser, who is one of the premier […]

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What You Need to Know About the Proposed New York State Legislature’s Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act

By Alan Behr Alan Behr published a New York Law Journal article on the proposed New York State Legislature’s Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act, a bill that stands to have a major impact on fashion companies operating in New York state as well as show hints of what may arise elsewhere. The bill, if signed into […]

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NFTs and Birkin Bags You Kind of Just Look At (Virtually)

By Alan Behr, Phillips Nizer Partner In their short history of being the greatest advance in art since cave painting, NFTs have raised new questions of esthetics (which sometimes interest lawyers), new questions about the art market (which interests them now and then) as well as new questions of law (which interest them compulsively). As […]

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The Story of the Iconic I ❤ NY T-Shirts (and more)

By: Phillips Nizer Partners: Alan Behr, Charles LaPolla, Andrew Tunick and Intern: Yann Rimm Those of you who remember New York City from the late 1970s do not need anyone to tell you that the City has changed drastically since then.  Back when New York City experienced its all-time high crime rate that helped frighten […]