"Being a great merchant is akin to building a world-class museum: You're a curator, whether acquiring Old Masters or engaging master tailors, bidding on Fauvist paintings or finding exclusive fabrics. It means you buy consciously and selectively, making choices to obtain the choicest. It's a hallowed tradition at Saks. In the 1950s the company magazine trumpeted, "Saks Fifth Avenue sends more buyers abroad, more often, than any other retailer in the world, to comb the cities of Europe for treasures... [on what are called] 'voyages of discovery.'"
This is the story of one Saks Fifth Avenue voyage, to Scotland (long a key resource), and the fruits it yielded in merchandise for the Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Collection, plus an exciting new partnership with one of that country's finest tailors.