Apparel chain Talbots Inc on Wednesday posted a slight rise in third quarter net profit and revealed the first three locations for its new men's clothing stores. The Massachusetts-based operator of nearly 900 stores reported income of $37.4 million, or 63 cents per diluted share, compared to $36.6m, or 58 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Total sales edged up two per cent to $401.8m from $393.9m.