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Clan de Banlieue, based in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, has set its sights on a more fashion-forward approach to streetwear as it expands throughout Europe.
Sinan Karaca, Levie Merckens, and Richard Lopes Mendes founded Sinan Karaca, Levie Merckens, and Richard Lopes Mendes in 2014, and what started as a simple school project soon grew into a popular label.
Now, the company, which was previously influenced by vintage athletics, is moving forward with a more delicate type of streetwear. Visitors to Slot Zeist, a castle in the center of the Netherlands, are greeted with deep purple banners depicting models in tracksuits and hoodies on a bright August day.
Mannequins dressed in varsity jackets and jogging trousers have already entered the 17th-century Dutch castle's wood-paneled, chandelier-adorned chambers. Clan de Banlieue selected the magnificent site to signal its departure and growth from bold-logo hoodies and t-shirts for fall/winter 2021, adding a touch of luxury.
Its Luxury Grime line was inspired by the style of the underground music genre Grime, which was popular in the 1990s. In an interview, one of the brand's three creators, Richard Lopes Mendes, stated, "The collection is named Luxury Grime because we feel that streetwear is now characterized by luxury."
Clan de Banlieue began as a school project in 2014, and it rapidly grew a devoted following in the area, due in part to its ties to the sport, such as its jerseys for local team Sparta Rotterdam. The company began selling via sportswear behemoths like Footlocker and JD Sports two years ago.
Oxford Industries, Inc. reported consolidated net sales of 329 million dollars in the second quarter of fiscal 2021, up from 192 million dollars in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 302 million dollars in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, respectively.
On a GAAP basis, profits rose to $3.05 per share, up from a loss of 37 cents per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and $1.76 per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
Earnings per share rose to 3.24 dollars per share on an adjusted basis, up from a loss of 38 cents per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 1.84 dollars per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
"We are very delighted to be announcing record second-quarter results driven by outstanding success in all five of our brands-Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, Southern Tide, The Beaufort Bonnet Company, and Duck Head," said Thomas C. Chubb III, chairman, and CEO.
Double-digit sales increases across the board, coupled with a record gross margin and meticulous cost management, resulted in a record operating margin and profits per share for the quarter.
After spending many months in prison after his arrest for his behavior on Jan. 6, the man is known as the "QAnon Shaman" has struck a plea bargain with federal prosecutors and no longer wishes to be affiliated with the QAnon movement, according to his lawyer. A plea hearing for Jacob Chansley, who entered the Capitol building and the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 assault, is set for Friday.
When HuffPost inquired about the agreement, Chansley's lawyer, Albert Watkins, said that it would be "inappropriate" to comment on the specifics at this time. He did, however, send a press statement claiming that Chansley "REPUDIATES THE 'Q' MONIKER" and no longer wish to be connected with "Q."
Watkins, an eccentric lawyer who previously likened the Jan. 6 rioters to cultists who "drank the Kool-Aid" and claimed the defendants in the Capitol riots were "fucking short bus people," intends to conduct a virtual news conference following Chansley's hearing on Friday afternoon.
"Mr. Chansley, a long-avowed and practicing Shaman, has rejected the ‘Q' originally given to him and asks that the letter ‘Q' not be used in any future references to him," Watkins said in a statement.
"The path that led up to the events of January 6 spanned many years. Mr. Chansley's journey since January 6 has been a long one, including pain, despair, solitary incarceration, reflection, awareness of mental health vulnerabilities, and a realization of the need for further self-work, according to Watkins.
"It is critical that patience and compassion be shown to individuals like Mr. Chansley, who were nonviolent, peaceful, and had real mental health problems that made them more susceptible to the propaganda of the day, but who, at the end of the day, want to be held responsible for their actions."
In connection with the assault on Jan. 6, about 600 individuals have been detained. Several dozen prisoners, including Chansley, who had a mental health assessment while in custody, were ordered to be kept in jail until their day in court, despite the fact that the overwhelming bulk of the defendants were free pending trial.
According to a nationwide Emerson College poll, registered voters are divided about President Joe Biden's job performance, with 47 percent disapproving and 46 percent applauding his performance. Seven percent (7%) of those polled are undecided.
Biden's popularity rating has dropped from the February Emerson national survey when he received 49 percent approval, 39 percent disapproval, and 12 percent unsure. 60 percent of Democratic voters want Biden to be the presidential candidate in 2024, while 39 percent want someone else (n=450, +/-4.6 percent).
In a hypothetical Republican primary with seven other candidates, a majority of Republican voters (67 percent) indicated they would vote for former President Donald Trump. Governor Ron DeSantis was the only other contender who received double-digit support (10%) while Trump was mentioned as a possible candidate.
When Republican voters are given the same candidate choices without Trump, the race tightens, with DeSantis polling at 32%, former Vice President Mike Pence at 24%, Senator Ted Cruz at 13%, and former Governor Nikki Haley polling at 10%.
There were no additional candidates in the double digits (n=395, +/-4.9%). A number of potential 2024 matches were presented to voters. In the event that Biden and Trump are the final candidates in 2024, Trump has a small lead with 47 percent to Biden's 46 percent.
With a 48 percent to 36 percent lead against DeSantis, Biden has the upper hand. When Mitt Romney was mentioned as a possible Republican candidate, however, the vote split, with 42 percent voting for Biden, 23 percent voting for Romney, and 29 percent voting for someone else.
"Historically, this data reminds me of 1912, when Teddy Roosevelt failed to win the Republican candidacy from then-President Taft and formed a third party, dooming the Republican prospects against Woodrow Wilson," said Spencer Kimball, Director of Emerson College Polling.
According to the statistics, Republicans want Trump or a Trump-like candidate to be their nominee, or half of them will leave the party. "
In terms of the forthcoming 2022 midterm elections, neither party seems to have an edge in terms of excitement, with 71 percent of Democrats and 69 percent of Republicans indicating they are very likely to vote.
When voters were asked what they thought about the result of the war in Afghanistan, the majority (68 percent) believed the US had lost the war, while 32 percent believed the US had won.
When asked which president bears the most responsibility for the war in Afghanistan, the majority of voters (49%) believe President George W. Bush bears the most responsibility, while 24% believe President Joe Biden bears the most responsibility, 18% believe Barack Obama bears the most responsibility, and 10% believe Donald Trump bears the most responsibility.
When it comes to accountability and the war's result, the majority of those who hold Bush (73 percent), Obama (70 percent), and Biden (68 percent) accountable think the US lost the war, while the majority of those who hold Trump most respondents believe the US won the war (57 percent).
"This contrast shows the intricacy of long-term conflicts," says Spencer Kimball, Director of Emerson College Polling. Three presidents (Bush, Obama, and Biden) are blamed by voters for the US losing the war, while Trump is blamed by people who view his actions as the reason the US won the war. "
Half of the respondents (50%) believe the United States should not recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan's government, while 21% support this position and 30% are undecided. Voters were also quizzed on vaccination policies.
The majority of respondents (59%) believe that companies have the right to compel their workers to be vaccinated, while 32% disagree and 9% are undecided.
When it comes to vaccination mandates, there is a distinct partisan divide: 75% of Democrats believe that companies have this right, as do 50% of Independents and 47% of Republicans. Nearly half of those polled, 49%, believe the US government should mandate that everyone eligible get the Covid-19 vaccination. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree, while twelve percent are unsure.
Democrats support it by a margin of 66 percent to 25%, while Independents disagree by a margin of 44 percent to 41 percent and Republicans by a margin of 50 percent to 38 percent. Large public facilities, like music halls and stadiums, should demand evidence of vaccination, according to the majority of respondents (53 percent).
Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree, while eleven percent (11%) are undecided. When it comes to whether stores, restaurants, and workplaces should demand evidence of vaccination, voters are split: 47 percent agree, while 42 percent disapprove.
There are significant party differences when it comes to demanding evidence of vaccinations: by +44 percentage points, the majority of Democrats believe that businesses should need proof of vaccination (68 percent to 24 percent).
Republicans, on the other hand, disagree by a margin of-24 percentage points (34 percent to 58 percent), while Independents have similarly divided by-12 points (37 percent agree to 49 percent disagree).
Sirhan Sirhan, who was convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was granted release by the California Parole Board last week. Sixty percent (60%) of respondents disagreed with a statement, while 21% agreed and 19% were undecided.