Cruz named director of Saks Fifth Avenue flagship

John Cruz

John Cruz, general manager of Saks’ Beverly Hills store, has been named director of the NYC Saks Fifth Avenue flagship.

Authentic Brands licenses PVH for HMX furnishings

PVH

PVH signed a five-year deal with Authentic Brands Group for furnishings under the Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx brands.

W Diamond promotes Bjorklund to tailored group president

W Diamond Group

W Diamond Group has made some management changes in its tailored clothing business, with Lennart Bjorklund assuming greater responsibility and Brett Schenck leaving Hart Schaffner Marx.

Showroom snapshots: Bugatchi Uomo

Bugatchi Uomo

Bugatchi’s showroom has so much product, you’d think you were looking at two season’s worth.

Vegas Highlights: ESPN Neckwear

ESPN

Harry Sheff: If the ESPN brand is powerful enough to prompt some people to name their children “Espn,” LND Neckwear’s ESPN tie collection will probably do quite well.

Catching Up With: Kevin Hansen and Michael Chilton, Badowers

Michael Chilton and Kevin Hansen

Harry Sheff talks to Badowers about tailored clothing, Barbour jackets and how a comment about “ironic shoes” fueled some profanity-laced T-shirts and belt buckles.

Vegas Highlights: Breuer and Dents

Breuer neckwear and Dents driving gloves

Harry Sheff: The Bird Dog Group’s booth at MRket showed Breuer neckwear in some beautiful silk/wool/cotton blends and colorful leather driving gloves from UK-based Dents.

Vegas Highlights: Well Bred

Well Bred Pepin boot

Harry Sheff: Put Well Bred, the newly launched Rochester, Minn.-based shoe brand, in the category of classics done right.

Neckwear Notes: Greg Shugar, The Tie Bar

Greg Shugar

2012 was a big year for The Tie Bar: the online men’s accessories retailer doubled sales, hired 28 new people and launched a collaboration with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Six Vegas shows band together to form Modern Assembly for August

Project founder Sam Ben-Avraham’s new show Liberty will be among the six shows banding together for the August Las Vegas market.