Men’s Magazine Smackdown!

September was a banner advertising month for women’s fashion glossies, but men’s magazines also had a big uptick, in male apparel and grooming. Publishers are taking advantage by dusting off a couple of shuttered guy-oriented titles.

Fairchild Fashion Media Revives Men’s Fashion Title ‘M’

More good news for the 1 percent: Fairchild Fashion Media, the Condé Nast division responsible for publishing Women’s Wear Daily, is relaunching men’s fashion title M as a quarterly magazine beginning this fall. The original M, which launched in 1983, was helmed by Jane Lane and, later, by onetime Adweek editor Clay Felker.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Fairchild?

Ever since Advance Publications chairman Si Newhouse bought Fairchild Publications (now Fashion Group) from Disney in 1999, it seems he’s been trying to figure out what to do with it.