S&K Menswear, which sought bankruptcy protection and closed two of its four local stores earlier this year, is shutting down entirely.

The Richmond, Va.-based chain said liquidation sales began today at its remaining 105 locations in 26 states, including Northwoods Mall in North Charleston and Quadrangle Shopping Center on Skylark Drive in West Ashley. "In spite of our best efforts, the current economic climate left us with no choice but to close down the business," said Jonathan Tibus, S&K's chief restructuring officer, in a statement..

The liquidation sales will run until all the merchandise is sold. Existing company-issued gift cards will be honored during the closeouts.

For more details, see Friday's editions of The Post and Courier.