Like a man, part two — with a chainsaw

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In the second of Lost Boys owner Kelly Muccio’s Like a Man video series, the Washington, D.C. retailer gets a cocktail lesson from chainsaw-wielding bartender Derek Brown.

Belk launches Southern designer contest

Belk

Regional department store retailer Belk has launched a contest for Southern apparel designers in multiple categories for its 125th anniversary celebration.

Neckwear Notes: The dismal state of dimples

Brian Williams has a less than perfect knot

Harry Sheff: NBC’s Brian Williams is among those who exhibit a lackadaisical approach to the dimple below the tie knot.

Schmoozing: AG hosts Foster the People at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

AG Presents Foster The People

AG Adriano Goldschmied hosted a performance by the band Foster the People at The Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas last week.

Melissa McNally promoted to senior director of marketing at Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss VP Ward Simmons announced that Melissa McNally has been promoted to senior director of marketing for Hugo Boss.

Members Only acquired by JR Apparel World

MembersOnly

The Members Only brand has been acquired by JR Apparel World, LLC from Members Only Licensing Group.

Neckwear Notes: DiBi’s Daniel Bruce

Daniel Bruce

Harry Sheff talks to Daniel Bruce, a Chicago designer whose affordable skinny neckwear collection has a charity angle.

NY picks for LV: Würkin Stiffs iPhone and iPad covers

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Harry Sheff: Würkin Stiffs’ Jonathan Boos debuted laser-etched bamboo iPhone and iPad covers at MRket NY.

Loosening the tie

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Harry Sheff: The furnishings business grows market share by going after men’s leisure time.

Neckwear Notes: Wool seasonals mature

J.M. Dickens

Harry Sheff: One of the most promising trends in neckwear lately is the move toward seasonal fabrics, and vendors are getting creative with wool ties for fall 2012.