Fashion leader Perry Ellis International is to team up with Knothe in a licensing agreement that will re-introduce the Munsingwear underwear label to the retail marketplace

Under the new deal, Knothe will design, produce, market and sell Munsingwear underwear to targeted department and specialty stores.

"Since 1886, Munsingwear has created and branded garments that have virtually revolutionised the underwear industry," said George Feldenkreis, chairman and CEO, Perry Ellis International. "There is a major trend toward the re-launching of nostalgic brands such as Munsingwear. We are confident that our relationship with Knothe will enable us to continue growing the Munsingwear brand."

With a history that dates back to 1876, Knothe Corp markets men's and boy's loungewear, sleepwear, robes, boxers and underwear.

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