PVH Corp. has entered into a license agreement with Five Star Blue, LLC to market and distribute men’s denim under the IZOD brand. The initial term of the agreement runs through 2018.
Under the agreement, Five Star Blue will produce and distribute men’s denim pants and shorts in regular and big & tall sizes. The products will be sold at major department and specialty stores throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“The new denim line is a natural extension for the IZOD brand lifestyle,” said Ken Wyse, President of Licensing for PVH Corp. “We welcome Five Star Blue onto our team of IZOD licensees, and believe it is the best company to help us establish the IZOD brand in this product classification.”
“Five Star Blue is thrilled to become the latest member of the IZOD team,” said Albert Pardo, Executive Vice President of Five Star Blue. “As manufacturers of over 10 million pairs of jeans annually, we are excited to be partnering with PVH and the IZOD brand to add a new dimension to the existing range of IZOD sportswear available to the consumer.
"IZOD is already an iconic American brand and adding denim to the mix is a natural next step to round out its already impressive sportswear offering.”
About PVH Corp.
PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., Warner’s and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.
About Five Star Apparel
Five Star Apparel is a leading men’s and children’s apparel company specializing in denim and sportswear manufacturing. Product classifications range from boutique layette baby wear, to men’s streetwear, activewear, big and tall products and childrenswear. Headquartered in New York City, Five Star Apparel’s licensed brands include Hudson Kids, WESC, Company 81, Wendy Bellisimo, Vigoss Girls, Akademiks, Enyce and NBA-licensed Zipway activewear