Menswear designer Joseph Abboud counts Ralph Lauren as his mentor. He is good friends with former long-time Macy's (M - Get Report) Terry Lundgren. And he has been a champion of making clothes out of a facility in New Bedford, MA. for years.
Abboud tells TheStreet it has been one amazing journey, one that is far from ending anytime soon. Currently, the chief creative director for Tailored Brands (owner of the Abboud brand and Men's Wearhouse) is helping to promote the company's Suit Drive initiative.