Category Archives: Men’s Style

Haberdashery News – June 2024

Give It a Minute This is the slogan that we Dallasites live by. I am saying this again for those who have arrived within the last few years: With the ever-changing weather, we always need to remember to just give it a minute.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – May 2024

A Ken’s Exclusive “We can change anything but the face” was one of my father’s “Kenisms” for years. We all chuckled over this comment every time he said it. Our team has been working diligently to challenge that wisdom! Though it is next to impossible to accomplish changing the face with clothing, we finally found a way to get the job done, with no plastic surgery required.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Late April 2024

The New Business Attire From top to bottom… Sport coats that pair with denim and 5-pocket trousers. Soft shoulders, sometimes unconstructed and other times with full canvas construction. We are seeing both patch and flap pockets, depending on the gent and his position in the company.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – March 2024

Prep Early for the Derby The Thomas family from last year’s house party Preparation is always the key to any successful event. Our current trunk show week with Samuelsohn is the perfect opportunity to create an outfit for the Kentucky Derby, or a house derby party.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – February 2024

Appreciate Love Let’s have fun celebrating Valentine’s Day! Your haberdashers brought in some extra-special gifts to get you in the right mood to enjoy Wednesday, February 14th. Here are some of our favorites so far: 2Undr Heart Briefs Dead Soxy limited edition Dallas Pegasus socks Pig & Hen Bracelets Ken’s semi-custom belts Eton dress shirts in new styles and colors A gift certificate for a custom knit shirt, to spice up the polo wardrobe A custom cologne experience A MELT Mahogany Woods candle Or you could opt for our newest blazer from Jack Victor, in blue textured lightweight stretch fabric, with a 2-button patch pocket design.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – January 2024

2024: The Year of Reflection and Growth As we enter our 60th year, I have been reflecting on our role in the community and in your lives. What has made Ken’s so special for the last seven decades is you. Our relationships with you.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – December 2023

Our Annual Book and Toy Drive Is Back! Carolina’s son Alexander assists us on his days off of school! Our annual toy and book drive for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is back! In past years we have filled the pool table with items for these incredible children.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – November 2023

Are You Ready, Ladies? Starting today through November 18th, your haberdashers will be taking orders on the Fundamental Coast women’s range that we brought in exclusively for you! This is a limited-time offer on inventory that they are holding specifically for us.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Late October 2023

Join Us for Our Brax Event Our Fall 2023 Brax event is coming up soon! This year we’re hosting the event during Partners Card week — our Brax representative Rene Christopher will be in the haberdashery all day on Thursday, November 2nd.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – October 2023

Weather Your Closet Fall may officially be here, but the weather is still warm and it’s not time to put away all of your spring and summer items just yet. Each weekend, select one category of clothing to switch out, and take the time to go over each item and make sure of a few things: Have you actually worn the items you are putting away, as well as the ones you are pulling out?… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – September 2023

A Really Big Thank You — We Won! We officially won the 2023 Preston Hollow Advocate award for Best Men’s Clothing Store! Our little generational neighborhood haberdashery could not have done this without you and your support. We appreciate your loyalty, friendship, and most importantly the continual “modeling” of Ken’s attire throughout the metroplex.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Independence Day 2023

Help Prevent Crime It is not only here, but everywhere — the haberdashers have begun to mention to our clients (whom we think of as extended family) that there has been a significant uptick in smash-and-grab robberies in Dallas. We have been hearing about it in Preston Center for months, but recently there have been occurrences here too.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Father’s Day 2023

Patriarch There are many terms for a male parent: father, dad, papa, padre, daddy, and so forth. One that is not used as much anymore is “patriarch”. It does sound a bit odd to call our dads by this name, or more accurately, this title, but fathers are indeed the patriarchs of the family.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – June 2023

In Memory of Jim I would like to take a moment to honor my good friend and business associate, Jim Farrell. Jim was the rep for johnnie-O at our shop. Many of our clients met him either at our trunk shows, around town, or “hanging out” (a reference to the name of johnnie-O’s untuck shirts) at the shop with the haberdashers.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – May 2023

Faux Pas Presenting Alright, alright, alright… yes, you know this guy! I took this screenshot on my iPad while I watched Matthew McConaughey presenting an online seminar. Although the content was terrific (and similar to his book Greenlights), I kept being distracted by his outfit.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Late April 2023

A Recap of Our Trunk Show Our BRAX, Wolf & Shepherd, and Beauty by Apothecary Trunk Show was this past Saturday, April 22nd. The haberdashers hosted Rene Christopher of BRAX, Mitchell Crane of Wolf & Shepherd shoes, and Suzanna Dupuy of BBA.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – April 2023

The Year of the Belt In our 60-year history we have seen the belt evolve from a basic necessity, to a major staple, and now a modern accessory. Today’s men are using the strap as its own statement, or to complement and enhance their ensembles.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – March 2023

Lone Star Horse Racing The Kentucky Derby is seven weeks away, and this year we have a couple of clients with their horses in the races! Every year the Ken’s haberdashers put together outfits for the entire Derby weekend. To do so correctly, we need time to create the desired look and match your outfit to your spouse’s, so please contact us as soon as possible.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – February 2023

2023 Is Moving Right Along It is difficult to believe that we are already halfway through the first quarter of 2023! The news of another six weeks of winter isn’t really a surprise, as we have seen similar the past four years.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – January 2023

Keeping Up with the Times Here are some points to remember as you start assembling your wardrobe for 2023: The old adage of “dress for success” still applies. Dressing like a slob will do nothing for your confidence, nor your station in life.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Holidays 2022

2022 Is in the Books! Everyone has remarked that this year was one of the fastest ever, and we agree! Nonetheless, it was a year full of new and exciting things for the shop. We saw the emergence of brands like Manto, Hagen shirts, Naadam cashmere, and Fundamental Coast.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – December 2022

Brand Launch Event Saturday, December 10th Your haberdashers are not yet ready for 2022 to be over! We have another big event for you to experience this Saturday, December 10th, from 10am to 5pm. Ken’s Custom Denim We’re proud to be launching Ken’s custom denim program!… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – November 2022

New for your holiday pleasure! Ken’s Leather Bomber Jacket Your haberdashery can get the classic black leather jacket, or the distressed brown bomber, but we created something special for you this season. Introducing the Ken’s 2022 blue ice leather jacket. Perfect to pair with 5-pocket trousers, and the soft seasonal touches of lightweight sweaters, long sleeve Henleys, and casual shirts.… Read the Rest

No Ties in Sight at the G7 Summit

[Photo of G7 Summit Leaders can be seen here] What connection does a haberdashery have with the G7 summit? If I were Harry S. Truman before he was President (and just making a living as a haberdasher), advising the previous President and staff, then the connection would be clear.… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – Late October 2022

Partners Card: Pre-Bash Event! Join us Thursday, October 27th This pre-bash event is our annual kickoff for Partners Card week. Ken’s will be hosting Brax, Eton, and Beauty by Apothecary in the shop on Thursday, October 28th from 4–7pm, but of course you can drop in at any other time during the day as well!… Read the Rest

Haberdashery News – October 2022

Ken’s Custom Event October 13th – 22nd Ken’s semi-annual private label event begins this Thursday! For our loyal clientele, this is your opportunity to create your own stylized custom suits, sport coats, tuxedos, slacks, or a minimum of three dress shirts at 20% off.… Read the Rest

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

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 – 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

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