Berkshire’s clothing businesses include manufacturers and distributors of a variety of clothing and footwear. Businesses engaged in the manufacture and distribution of clothing include Union Underwear Corp. – Fruit of the Loom , Garan , Fechheimer Brothers and Russell Corporation . Berkshire’s footwear businesses include . Brown Shoe Group , Acme Boots , Brooks Sports and Justin Brands . Justin Brands is made up of Chippewa Boots , Justin Boots , Justin Original Workboots, Nocona Boots , and Tony Lama Boots .  Berkshire acquired Fruit of the Loom on April 29, 2002 for $835 million in cash. Fruit of the Loom, headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky , is a vertically integrated manufacturer of basic clothing. Berkshire acquired Russell Corporation on August 2, 2006 for $600 million or $ per share.
Mr. Gluskin, a well-known industry commentator, is the co-founder and an honorary lifetime Director of Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., one of Canada’s pre-eminent wealth management firms. He served as the firm’s President & Chief Investment Officer through December 31, 2009, and as a Director and the firm’s Vice-Chairman through December 18, 2013. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Vision Capital Corporation, the University of Toronto’s Real Estate Advisory Committee, the University of Toronto’s Boundless Campaign Executive Committee, the Sinai Health System’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee, and the Toronto Symphony Foundation. Mr. Gluskin is also the former Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and is currently a member of its Investment Committee.