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Laird-Knox was established in 1960, having evolved from Ben Gershel & Co., and both at 512 Seventh Avenue, NY. By at least 1944 Robert (Bobby) Knox was designing for coat and suit manufacturer Ben Gershel, until he became a designer for and partner in Laird-Knox.
Knox retired from Laird-Knox in 1971 and died in 1973. Knox (also known as Knoxie) was born in Brooklyn and was a graduate of the Traphagen School of Fashion. He entered the fashion world in 1923, at the age of 15, as a sketcher for the New York shop Lucille.
Written by lkranieri
Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo
from a 1960s suit