Haberdashery News – November 2021

2021 is the antithesis of 2020 This time last year the retail community had a plethora of merchandise leading into the holiday season – so much so that sales and promotions were popping up well before the usual Christmas rush. This year, exactly the opposite has happened.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – October 2021

Partners Card is coming, and so is our Partners Card Preview Party! SAVE THE DATE! This year, to celebrate Partners Card, we are changing up the brands…Reps Adam Sitzman from Stenströms, Jim Ferrell from Johnnie-O, and Suzanna and Christina from Beauty by Apothecary will be in-house.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – September 2021

Fall Showcase: Samuelsohn, Eton, Brax & Beauty by Apothecary This should get your attention – on September 23rd from 11am to 7pm, Ken’s is beginning the Fall 2021 season with an event showcasing our biggest brands! Our Samuelsohn custom event will feature all new fabrics from their suit, sport coat, slack, and formal wear swatches.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – August 2021

Welcoming New Team Members We are pleased to announce the hiring of Kramer Morgan! He will be focusing on serving our wedding clients in both our custom and rental departments. Kramer hails from 75230 and is a graduate of Hillcrest HS.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – July 2021

Harper’s Story [content warning: pet death] I met Harper when he was first brought into my friend Michael Weinstein’s home. Michael is a French trained executive chef from Dallas. I have been blessed to know all the amazing pets he’s had in his lifetime, but Harper was a special “one of a kind” animal  who could read your emotions and help you through a bad day, relationship, or time in your life.… Read the Rest

Have a Plan B, C, and D for Your Wedding

Introduction Meet Thomas and Priscilla. I am pleased to say they are now happily married.  This year we are all starting to find some normalcy again in our lives. The couples who waited until after 2020 to get married are overjoyed to plan their weddings in 2021.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – June 2021

The world continues to work in magical ways… We all have moments in life where our gut feeling says to stop, or look out, or just be open to what the universe is trying to tell us, if we are listening well enough.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – May 2021

We Are Where We Are Supposed to Be Last Wednesday evening… We are all placed in the right spot at the right time for reasons we do not know. I am grateful I was able to be present for this moment in time.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – April 2021

Ride for Health and Charity! Spring is the perfect time to focus on health and fitness, and now you can do it for a great cause! Ken’s Man’s Shop has joined forces with our landlord, Edens, and many of the small family businesses in Preston Royal Village, to organize a charity bike ride on Sunday, April 18th in support of the North Texas Food Bank.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – March 2021

A “Super” Bowl Winner Wolf & Shepherd have a new ambassador for their shoes: Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski from the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers! We have already seen Brooklyn Nets coach and former Dallas Mavericks star Steve Nash in their other advertising campaigns – this brand is teaming up with the right people.… Read the Rest

Wedding Consultations: What to Expect at Your Ken’s Appointment

So you made the appointment with a Ken’s haberdasher for your wedding. Here are some of the questions you can expect us to ask at your consultation: The date, location, and time of your wedding. Your budget for the groom and for the groomsmen.… Read the Rest

It’s Closet Cleanout Time

Overview & Purpose The point of this exercise is to create a closet that is functional, organized, and a bit fun! The goal of a closet is to set you up for success, help you save time by being organized, and promote your personal style.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – February 2021

  The 3/50 Project: How a small idea grew into a BIG project. It is now more imperative than ever to assist small businesses in your community. Can you think of three favorite shops that you love to support? Now imagine they are not there anymore.… Read the Rest

A Chat about Activated Faith

Recently Kory had a chance to interview Shannon Jamail of Activated Faith Candles! Shannon is a mom, therapist, candlemaker, and coach from Marble Falls, Texas, and she chatted with Kory about the Activated Faith origin story, intentions, crystals, and more. Enjoy!… Read the Rest

Live Live Supply Brand Launch

Today we’re excited to launch Live Live Supply at Ken’s! Kory spent a few minutes chatting with owner and designer Mario about the ethos and inspiration for the brand, the key Live Live pieces for the new season, and of course a lightning round of “hot or not”!… Read the Rest

December 2020 Haberdashery News

From PPP to SSS this Holiday Season Your haberdashers have been preparing for your holiday visits. We are still encouraging our clients (and selves) to be extra cautious this December while getting items for family and friends. Here are our suggestions for “Socially Safe Shopping” this holiday season at Ken’s.… Read the Rest

Feeling Thankful

Lessons Learned I was on a retailers’ Zoom call with stores across the country. At the end of the conference call one of the members asked the group, “what have we all learned from Covid?” There was complete silence as we absorbed the question that lingered like a right cross to the jaw.… Read the Rest

Ken’s Elevated Casual Event – Nick from NN07

We had a great time over the weekend with our three-day Ken’s Elevated Casual Event! Kory had a chance to speak with Nick from NN07 about his journey in the clothing world, the latest NN07 looks, and some hot takes on this season’s trends.… Read the Rest

October Haberdashery News

Denim Jackets are back! Ken’s teamed up with Good Man Brand to bring in our favorite jacket of the season! A simple 4-way stretch denim and microfiber jacket in a contemporary fit. This is the perfect item to pair with: BRAX trousers and 5-pocket pants Meyer stretch cotton khakis Meyer patterned cotton trousers SMN denim Complete the outfit with a  tee, v-neck, polo, or patterned shirt.… Read the Rest

We Are Your Essential Haberdashers!

This being our 57th year in business, we understand that everyone’s situation is different than it was a year ago. Let us be a guide for you during this unsettling time. Your Ken’s team of haberdashers are more than retail and custom specialists.… Read the Rest

Ken’s Man’s Shop Celebrates 56 Years

Today we acknowledge and honor the anniversary of Ken’s Man’s Shop. Since 1964, Ken’s has been a part of the Dallas community, helping men develop and refine their personal style through clothing. From the 1960s to the 2020s, we have been here through seven decades of family, fashion, and memorable times.… Read the Rest

Father’s Day 2020

The Covid Year This recent photo was the first time I was able to see my father in person since the start of the Covid-19 lockdowns. It had been twelve weeks since our previous visit. When we could finally be in the same room together again we hugged, laughed, cried a little, laughed some more, and picked up where we left off.… Read the Rest

The Heroes Among Us

Current Heroes We have been reading and listening to the heroes among us for the past six-plus weeks. The frontline hospital doctors and nurses who fight for us daily to save our families’ and friends’ lives. The police officers and firefighters who assist us when we are stranded or in peril.… Read the Rest

A Chat with Mike Kern

Our representative from Samuelsohn, Mike Kern, stopped by today to talk about our made-to-measure program. … Read the Rest

Twenty-Twenty, a Clearer Vision

Twenty-twenty vision indicates that we have a clear view of what is in front of us. Our hope is that the year 2020 will bring similar clarity: being perceptive (and hopefully receptive) not only to what we see up ahead, but to everything that we can dream for our future.… Read the Rest

When Words Aren’t Enough

“Gratitude” is a word that comes up frequently during the holiday season, along with “blessings,” “family,” and “community.” This year we are especially thankful – for each and every one of our clients who continue to support us not only year after year, but also in the aftermath of the 10/20 tornado.… Read the Rest

The Secret to Modern Smart Business Attire

Sometimes you just get a feeling when something is going to be special. We knew this would be the case when we first began selling Brax pants, and time and time again they have proven to be a great option for our clientele.… Read the Rest

How an F3 Tornado Can Unite a Community

It is truly amazing to see the transformation that is taking place every day at Preston and Royal in Dallas, Texas. Two weeks ago the haberdashers at Ken’s were heading to the Dallas Cowboys game, not having a clue what the next few hours would be like.… Read the Rest

Rebuilding in the Aftermath

We have been through this before. We have weathered financial crises, catastrophic global and domestic events, and natural disasters of all kinds. Our recent tornado and storm on 10/20, however, was a bit too close to home for Ken’s and the haberdashers.… Read the Rest

Choosing a Custom Clothier

How does one choose a custom clothier when there are so many out there? Longevity is one factor; reputation and reviews are another. Convenience of location is always a bonus, but you also need to consider whether a particular store offers all the extras you need, like shoes, neckwear, dress shirts, undergarments, sports clothes, and more.… Read the Rest

Fall Is the New Spring

Can you feel it? Things are beginning to shift below the surface, energy building for a new season. Yes, spring is about renewal, growth, and shedding off the winter.  Yet September is a time for reflection and preparation, and that’s another kind of fresh start. … Read the Rest

We Suit You

I love looking through the “hall of frame,” our scrapbooks at Ken’s. Imagine the 55 years of history that we have compiled!  It is rich in tradition with the marketing and advertising, the people and personalities, but especially the clothing history.… Read the Rest

Partnership = Community = Paying It Forward

We know it and say it all the time in Dallas: who you know is more important than what you know. Those times of trying to get in the door to make an introduction, or searching for a contact for the business deal your company is creating.… Read the Rest

Get Creative with a Custom Belt

Accessories for men have become sophisticated and nuanced, and belts are a big part of that. Just as the tie and pocket square or circle don’t need to be an exact match anymore, neither do the shoe and belt strap. That said, there are some rules. … Read the Rest

All Sizes Are Created Equal

In recent years, there’s been something of a revolution in the women’s clothing industry, driven by a chorus of voices speaking up about the lack of representation for different types and sizes of bodies. As a result of the public voicing their opinion on this, more designers and retailers are now providing better clothing options for women of all shapes and sizes, rather than just for those whose bodies are in the narrow corridor of what is considered to be “average.”… Read the Rest

The True Meaning of Success

We recently received the kind of Google review that every business dreams of: I came here to make a custom perfume and It. Was. Amazing. I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to designing my own fragrance and was afraid I was going to get overwhelmed, but that wasn’t the case at all!… Read the Rest

Wrinkle-Friendly Skies

The haberdashers at Ken’s get weekly questions about travel-friendly clothing, especially clothes for work travel. We all jump on a flight, and most of us just take carry-on luggage to bypass the hassle of airport baggage claims. The questions we get range anywhere from how to fold a garment for travel, to how to create more packing space, to what clothing pieces are best to take along on business trips.… Read the Rest

What It Means to Be Independent

This week, we as Americans are celebrating our biggest measure of collective independence – that of our entire nation. We’ll be taking time off to spend with our families, and to pause and reflect on the struggles and sacrifices those before us have made so that we can enjoy the privileges we currently have in our daily lives.… Read the Rest

Who’s On First?

At Ken’s Man’s Shop we’re always looking for ways to engage with our community, and it’s a great bonus when we can support others while assisting a charity. That’s why we were very excited when a company called Who’s On First came to us with an idea that does all of these things and more.… Read the Rest

Father’s Day Legacy

What could I possibly buy for the man who provided food on the table, clothes on my back, a roof over my head, moral lessons to live by, a work ethic that never quit, and a knowledge base of the family business that now allows me to provide for my own family?… Read the Rest

Why You Should Care about the Fragrance You Wear

How refined is your fragrance game? Do you have specific colognes that you like, or do you just wear whatever family members buy for you as a holiday gift? A lot of us don’t put much thought into what kinds of colognes we wear, and sometimes we can get stuck in a pattern of either continually wearing a fragrance we don’t even care about that much, or perhaps not wearing any at all.… Read the Rest

And the Bill Hunt Memorial Scholarship Award Goes To…

Last month we talked about the importance of tradition and community here at Ken’s, and how these values inform everything that we do, both inside and outside the store. One of the ways we demonstrate this is through the Bill Hunt Memorial Scholarship award, which is presented each year to a Garland High School senior who we feel embodies the integrity and character of Bill Hunt.… Read the Rest

Who Gives a Tuck?

To tuck or untuck, that is the question and concern. How do you know when you should tuck your shirt in, or leave it untucked? Ken’s haberdashers get these questions weekly. Let’s begin with long sleeve shirts. A shirt that is meant to be tucked in will be longer.… Read the Rest

What ‘Being a Gentleman’ Means in the Modern World

Even in these days of technology that permeates our entire existence, we must not lose sight of basic human elements. Being a gentleman is one of those. We talked before about how style is more than just physical appearance, that it’s about your attitude, your actions, and your inner confidence.… Read the Rest

How a Collar Could Change Your Entire Summer Work Wardrobe

As summer approaches, many companies will be relaxing their dress codes a little bit, perhaps not requiring ties during the hottest months of the year. That said, a “no tie required” stipulation doesn’t mean that it’s going to be an endless sea of Casual Fridays – you still need to find a way to look like you mean business while you’re at work.… Read the Rest

Why the Bill Hunt Memorial Scholarship Is So Important

At Ken’s, community and tradition are a big part of who we are, and we like to give back to our community whenever and however we can. As part of this commitment, once a year we present a scholarship to a Garland High School senior.… Read the Rest

How a Quality Wardrobe Can Give Your Career a Jumpstart

A lot of guys daydream about the wardrobe they’ll have after they’re successful, but that way of thinking is kind of like putting the cart before the horse. The clothes you wear can be the very thing that leads to success, or at least it can give you a good head start.… Read the Rest

Here’s Why Stylish Beats Fashionable Every Time

Have you ever tried to keep up with the latest fashions? It can quickly become exhausting and expensive, because those fashions can change completely with every new season, and for a man whose priority is looking his best, being fashionable isn’t even a relevant concern.… Read the Rest

Why Word-of-Mouth Is So Important

Advertising is pretty much everywhere these days. It seems like you can’t avoid it, even when you’re just browsing the web or catching up with friends on social media. For independent haberdashers, however, referrals that come through word-of-mouth are the most valuable way to make new connections and develop relationships.… Read the Rest

Style: It’s More than Just How You Look

Every single day, we help men who want to look their absolute best. While having a well-defined personal style certainly involves quality clothes and how you wear them, it’s also about a lot more than that. If you really want to hone your personal style into the pinnacle of what it can be, keep these four things in mind.… Read the Rest