Derrill Osborn

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Derrill Osborn
Nationality American
Occupation Senior Executive

Derrill Radcliff Osborn is a retired American fashion executive. He descends from pioneers and ranchers who settled in the Portales area.[1] After serving in the U.S. Army, Osborn started working at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1964. He stayed for ten years, working his way up from a sales person to a buyer. Osborn briefly ran a men's clothing and antiques boutique in Beverly Hills before joining Neiman Marcus where he also worked as a buyer for six years before being appointed vice-president of men's tailored clothing.[2] In 2002, Osborn retired from his position at Neiman Marcus.[3]

Osborn helped introduce Italian menswear lines such as Zegna, Brioni and Kiton to the American market in the 1980s. He also promoted a return to three button suits for men.[4] On questions of fashion, Osborn was often sought out by reporters to comment for articles in The New York Times,[5] The Wall Street Journal and other publications.

In addition to influencing fashion through his position, Osborn is known for his personal style. He wears a flamboyant mustache and often matches it with a wide brimmed hat. He's rarely seen without a fresh boutonniere. Osborn has been featured in magazines such as GQ, Vogue Hommes and Esquire.[2]