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Shaun Tomson buys back the Solitude lable



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Shaun & wife Carla to relaunch brand next year

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 February, 2014 - Shaun Tomson, who started up the apparel line Solitude in the late 1990s, has bought back the surfwear label he sold to Oxford Industries nearly 10 years ago. Tomson acknowledged he wrapped up the deal at the end of January and is shooting to relaunch the brand in spring 2015. He declined to reveal the purchase price.

The newest edition of Solitude will be designed by Tomson’s wife, Carla Tomson, who was the designer of the menswear label sold to Oxford Industries in 2005 and distributed exclusively through JCPenney Inc.

By 2009, Oxford Industries shuttered the label, citing Securities and Exchange Commission documents that the impairment charges to exit the Solitude business and other non-Solitude costs were $8.1 million.

Deborah Belgum

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