A brief history of men’s magazines in the recession


Harry Sheff: 2008 and 2009 were certainly the worst years for men’s magazines, but 2012 isn’t off to a good start with Antenna’s demise and cuts at Maxim.

What can men’s stores learn from the big guys: Uniqlo


Harry Sheff: Uniqlo has a reputation for employing small armies for each of its stores—and for spending a lot of time and money on training.

Like a man, part two — with a chainsaw


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


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


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


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