Although the market for separates is certainly viable given promising growth in test markets, it is not a market that makes sense for Hart, Schaffner & Marx (HSM) to compete in. The trend certainly shows a divergence in how some customers view their needs with regards to semi-formal clothing, but
To begin with, the development of clothes from before the American Civil War and the early 21st century is extraordinary. “The Civil War was a pivotal event in the historical development of men’s ready-made clothing” (Source 1). The clothing before the Civil War were made from tailors, and by individuals. As the government started needing more uniforms for their soldiers tailors realized that some measurements of the men tended to reappear more frequently. After the war they started to use those measurements that they
2. Richard M. Johns (2006). The Apparel Industry. 2nd ed. UK, London: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. 1-124.
The Civil War, a defining time in the development of ready made clothing, brought about standardized sizes for men, and what drove this trend was the demand for uniforms. Each side in this war had tailors who would make them, but that was time consuming; therefore, a mass production of uniforms was needed. The author stated in paragraph one: “As the war continued […] manufacturers started to build factories that could quickly and efficiently meet the growing demands of the military.” And so, the people’s NEED for clothing that fit decently, was sturdy, and was available fairly quickly caused a demand for clothing production on a mass scale. This example of the relationship between supply and demand proves that what the people need has a direct influence on what kind of clothing is created, and HOW it is created.
For example, advertising “rose in prominence” and brought attention to women’s clothing, which led to the increased demand for women’s clothing that spurred mass production (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Moreover, after the Civil War the United States entered a period of Urbanization. Urbanization brought a new urban class and it became affordable to indulge in leisure shopping because of the availability of new public economic gains during Urbanization. Subsequently, “they no longer shopped at the town’s general store for bolts and calico fabric"; instead, "chain stores and mail order catalogs offered multiple ways to access the new clothes" (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Therefore, the development of Urbanization led to advertising and a wealthy urban class, which increased the demand for mass produced women's clothing and clothing stores that made clothing readily
The years of 1861 through 1865 are known as the Civil War. This was a time of bloodshed, broken families, and a torn nation. The United States of America had become the depressing picture of a war and politically torn nation. The number question whenever we as humans arrive to a bad scenario is, “How did I end up here?”. The causes of the Civil War were all based off of two different economic and political ideas, the acts made by the government concerning the differences, and morals.
To start off, the North was more industrialized than the South. Although the South had slaves to produce cotton and goods for trade, they were falling behind in the modern technology. Document 1 states, “...rifles, pistols, artillery, uniforms, boots, blankets, medical supplies, iron-clad naval ships, railroads and steam power. It took more than courage and determination. It took industrial might.” This quote shows that there were many factory-made products that greatly influenced the technology of the Civil War. The North had a great
The North was more industrialized, they had more resources. They had more gun factories up in the north, so they were supplied with guns and knives to fight the war. The north had a greater percentage of factory production then the south, the north had ninety-one percent of factory production and the south only had nine percent. They north also had a better wool production. They were able to keep making clothes for the men without them ever running out. The south did not have much wool because most of the war took place in the south making it hard for them to get any. At this point the south was super poor, besides not being able to get
In the war, women’s clothes were the clothes that differed a lot from the previous decade or two. These clothes were still formal and extravagant, but they were less colorful - this could be because everyone was mourning / praying for their loved ones.
In addition to the food shortages, the southern home front was confronted with other strife. In order to maintain the effectiveness of the military, the Confederate government commenced to confiscating possessions from the home front (N). Southerners already lacking the resources required to survive, also faced the destruction and pillaging of both Confederate and Union forces (N). The burning of homes along with crops became an everyday occurrence for southerners and this led to an additional loss of morale and lack of support for the war (N).
The Civil War In the United States, the southern states' economies were mainly based on agriculture, but not any normal kind of agriculture, they were based on the agriculture of slave labor. Slavery was deeply ingrained in the culture, so much that only a war could stop it. This war was a gruesome war, made far worse because of the advent of modern rifles, combined with an ignorance of advanced military tactics and lack of medical knowledge. At the time, the method common method of warfare was to line up on a big field and stand up and then shoot. The time that
“Heavy cloths were often priced for use in everyday situations” and earning a living through manual labor. The British government needed to reduce production and consumption of civilian cloths to safeguard materials and factory space. The bosses had to release the workers for the production. This was announced in June 1941 by “Oliver Lyttelton, president of the Board of Trade”. The adornments of a British service dress uniform and class A jackets of the US Army was more or less hundreds of dollars The women’s clothing was overly expensive. The black two-piece suit was $22.95, as the men's shirts were only $3.70(New Jersey, 1946). The women’s shirts were $5.40(New Jersey 1946 *wool*). After the war in Britain, America and Europe turned to them for more ideas for developing
“The era of the $4.99 dress is not going to last forever,” according to Elizabeth Cline, the author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. The people of America have jumped from making their own clothes by hand to shopping in huge malls filled with tons and tons of up-to-date clothing. America’s view on clothing, however, is starting to experience a change. People are starting to see the dark side of cheap fashion. The people of the United States views on clothing, fashion, and labor have changed over the past century due to the poor treatment and conditions the workers are facing.
I would recommend that CCL create a policy regarding Accounts Receivables immediately. The method for determining the bad debt amount should be determined by CCL management. Methods such a percentage of sales or a percentage of Account Receivables can be used. Whichever method is chosen, it should be consistent from year to year and the amount should be reasonable.
Clothing today is seen as easily assessable and creative, but that was not always the case. We are lucky to live in such a modern world of clothing. Over the course of time, the development of clothing has changed drastically as well as the style.