Clothing, footwear and accessories producer Kenneth Cole Productions Inc on Wednesday reported a 15 per cent year-on-year jump in third quarter net profit on the back of a big jump in sales and wholesale orders. The company posted net income of $6.8 million, or 33 cents per share, after a net gain of three cents a share and a 14 cent a share one-off charge for a write-down for leasehold improvements at its flagship Rockefeller Centre store. In the year-ago quarter it made $5.9m, or 29 cents per share.