Haberdashery News – Late September 2022

Never put off till tomorrow what you can put on today. Our newest Ken’s card is in the mail, or already at your house! Your haberdashers have been very busy setting up for the fall season with the perfect items throughout the shop.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – September 2022

A Trunk Show by Any Other Name Fabric, design, and fit! Our biannual private Samuelsohn Trunk Show is September 15 – 17! This is your opportunity to create custom Samuelson designs, including suits, sport coats, tuxedos, slacks, and soft jackets, all with a 20% discount per item.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Mid-August 2022

What a Buy! The buying markets for the 2023 Spring season are done, and oh, what a buy it was! There were some really terrific finds for next year on shelves and under stacks, and even some for the upcoming holiday season!… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – August 2022

Simple, Yet Interesting These are confusing times for many gents. Your business clients may tell you not to show up in a tie, but the corporate culture wants us to dress better than jeans and a polo. Where is the safe middle zone, slightly elevated but not garish?… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – July 2022

What’s new on Saturdays at Ken’s? Every Saturday for the rest of the summer, Suzanna (shown here) or a member of her Beauty by Apothecary team will be at the shop to show how to use their 100% organic skincare products, or answer any questions.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Mid-June 2022

Celebrating Dads Father’s Day 2022 was extra special in celebrating all things Dad! We had many fathers and sons drop by these past two weeks – what a great tradition to pass down to the next generation. One of the teens was even picking out his first suit from Ken’s, which was remarkable because back in the Garland days, his father also bought his first suit from us when he came in with his dad who was a client!… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – June 2022

And the 2022 Bill Hunt Memorial Scholarship Goes to…   I was honored to present the BIll Hunt Memorial Scholarship for its 30th year! I was joined by Caleb Williams, who won the scholarship in 2001. While I was speaking about Bill’s life, I was also wondering what Bill Hunt would have thought of the year 2022.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Mid-May 2022

Ken’s Private Label Custom Polo Week! Summer is just around the corner! We all know what to expect, so why not be extremely comfortable and stylish this hot season? Ken’s offers a custom polo and tee program just for this reason!… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Early May 2022

Mother’s Day Skin Care Basket Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This year we have teamed up with Beauty by Apothecary to offer Mother’s Day gift baskets. These are the perfect compliment for all of Mom’s hard efforts! This “Daily Routine” basket includes Coconut Milk Cleanser, Eye Cream, and the Lumosity moisturizer, plus a washable scrubbie.… Read the Rest

MORE Haberdashery News – April 2022

Preston Royal Pedal 2022 These happy riders rode and donated in 2021. Sunday, April 24th: 9:30am to 1pm This is the second year of the Preston Royal Pedal! Last year we had about 60 riders of all ages for the four-hour event.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – April 2022

Ken’s Custom Week! Why consider a custom-made item? There are numerous reasons why the haberdashers might suggest various custom items in lieu of choosing clothing from the rack. The obvious answer is a unique fit. Each man’s body is different, and some truly need the choices that come with a custom garment.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Spring 2022

Ken’s Italian Suits & Sport Coats Our efforts were worth it! Our newest collection of Ken’s private label suits and sport coats have just arrived! The suits are from the Guabello mill and are a Super 150s cloth. Everything was made in Italy.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – March 2022

New Dates for the Samuelsohn Custom Event! The weather last week wreaked havoc upon many businesses and individuals. Because of this we altered our plans for the Samuelsohn event. Perfect timing too, as the swatches for the event didn’t arrive until Saturday morning!… Read the Rest

How to Tie a Bow Tie

This is the Ken’s way of tying a bow tie for a special occasion. Why place the silk around your neck when it will wrinkle your shirt and create stress which could cause you to sweat? We like to be relaxed, calm, and having fun while tying a bow tie.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – January 2022

What do I wear now? This is the single biggest question we are hearing so far in 2022. The C-levels, V-levels, M’s, and even the entrepreneurs are all asking!  We’ve got the appropriate answers for everyone – it just takes a phone call, email, or text to get started on the right path!… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Farewell 2021

It was the fastest year ever… and we were right there with you! As we look back at 2021, we can all agree that it went by faster than any year ever! When pandemic restrictions began to lift, it felt like time was accelerating as Dallas experienced a surge of fresh energy.… Read the Rest

We Have Living Angels Amongst Us

Sometimes “thank you” is not enough Every story has a backstory. One holiday season many years back, I decided to place an advertisement in D Magazine. In lieu of promoting an item from our shop, we promoted our toy and book drive for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – December 2021

Easy as 1-2-3… ONLINE shopping for gifts and stocking stuffers! Your haberdashers have curated items from the sales floor, along with other gems we found while at the markets, and created a selection for our online shop. This year our online shop is part of our new website – no more being rerouted to a third party. … Read the Rest

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