Leading business, casual wear and golf apparel manufacturer Hartmarx Corp on Friday posted a narrowed second quarter net loss of $500,000 compared to a loss of $4.2 million in the year-ago period. The Chicago-based company said revenue fell to $130.6m from $146.1m in 2001, with inventories down by a third to $57.5m. It added its latest results include a pre-tax gain of $4.5 from a settlement related to a systems project.