Michael Buckley, chief executive at men's wear company Ben Sherman, has quit the company due to a row over growth strategy, according to sources cited by The New York Post.

Buckley has been embroiled in disagreements with Oxford Industries - which bought Ben Sherman last year - over the brand's future expansion plans, the sources said.

Buckley is said to have wanted to sell more clothing in specialty stores and the soon-to-be-opened free-standing stores in New York City and Los Angeles, and decrease distribution through department stores, while Oxford president Michael Setola reportedly plans to sell through all three channels equally.