Robert Graham to be honored for Menswear Brand of the Year at the 36th Annual AAFA American Image Awards

Chief Executive Officer Michael Buckley and Founder, Co-Chairman & Chief Creative Officer Robert Stock to Accept the Award

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Robert Graham is pleased to announce today the brand will be honored for Menswear Brand of the Year at the 36th Annual Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) American Image Awards to benefit Special Olympics. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in New York, NY at the Grand Hyatt.

The Annual AAFA American Image Awards stands as an emblem to honor those who have exemplified leadership, excellence, and outstanding achievements within the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. This year, William Sweedler, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Tenegram Capital Partners, Robert Graham’s private equity partner, will receive the Man of the Year Award.

Robert Graham is proud to be affiliated with the philanthropic aspect of the event where forty percent of the event’s net proceeds will benefit Special Olympics.

Learn more about the 36th Annual AAFA American Image Awards by visiting For journal and table information, please contact or (845) 758-5749.

Robert Graham is ‘American Eclectic.’ Since its launch in 2001, Robert Graham was created on the premise of introducing sophisticated, eclectic style to the fashion market as an American-based company with an intention of inspiring a global movement.  Robert Graham creates four menswear and women’s wear collections a year—spring, pre-fall, fall and resort. Robert Graham now operates freestanding stores in locations including Los Angeles’s Venice Beach, Houston, Las Vegas, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, New York’s Long Island, Short Hills, New Jersey, Bleecker St in New York City and Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino. The brand also sells at luxury department stores and boutiques including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales nationwide, and Harry Rosen throughout Canada.  Robert Graham has retail presence in more than a dozen countries around the world and has showrooms located in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Dusseldorf. (

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market. AAFA’s mission is to promote and enhance its members’ competitiveness, productivity and profitability in the global market by minimizing regulatory, commercial, political, and trade restraints. Learn how AAFA wears our mission at