Knit, woven sport shirts off to strong start at retail

Specialty stores report strong sales of men’s woven and knit sport shirts. Knit shirts are especially popular with younger customers including Nautica, Dockers, Polo and other brands. Retailers report strong sales of oversized camp shirts referred to as ‘Forrest Gump’ styles that have notched lapels. One retailer reported brisk sales of banded-collar shirts in linen and rayon fabrics. The peak sales seasons for sport shirts usually occurs in May and June. (more…)