As women lighten up, men follow suit on New York’s runways

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Taking a cue from the women’s lines which command center stage at New York’s Fashion Week, looks for men waxed casual, hewing towards leisure and athletic wear, with an emphasis on colors and patterns. The perennial poor relation of women’s high fashion, menswear is nonetheless gaining momentum, as well as market share, in the high-stakes retail business, analysts say. Men’s interest in clothing and personal style is growing and they continue to move toward shopping for themselves, they say. …