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What you are NOT wearing may be in danger!

By: Dave Olson, Haberdasher
August 11, 2020

Clothing worn more frequently may wear out faster, but that is to be expected. Clothing that dies a premature death because of damage, low quality materials or shoddy workmanship is another thing.   I often hear about damaged clothing. Usually it’s from getting caught on an armchair or, worse yet, being chewed on by a pet or eaten by a moth. I want to speak about the moth issue. Fi...  Read More ►

Casual Clothing for Adult Professionals Who are 40...

By: Tim Cornell, Haberdasher
July 15, 2020

When you’re over 40, and you’re dressing casually, what do you need to know? First, embrace the adult you are. You are no longer the teenager fighting for independence, and yet ironically, looking exactly like your friends. Embrace the fact that you don’t really care what other people think. Not in a disrespectful or self absorbed way, but because you know who you are and what yo...  Read More ►

Dirty cars, an unmade bed and sloppy clothes

By: Tim Cornell, Haberdasher
July 13, 2020

Why do your clients work with you?  Why should your boss keep employing you?   Why would your best employees keep listening to you? Are you worth it? What the world needs is people who care and are willing to give their best.  For a client, for a boss, or for an employee. And as we all know, what matters most is not what you say but what you do. You can tell a client you care,...  Read More ►

The Case for Dressing Well, Post Covid

How we'll return to our growth - and our senses.
By: Michele Stephens, Director of Marketing
July 13, 2020

We’ve been there before. It was 2007. The market was an all-time high (then, at just 14,164 points). The US Unemployment rate was 5 percent and the net worth of American households stood at $69 trillion. Just two years later, the Dow plunged to 6547 points…a drop of more than 50%! The US unemployment rate hit 10% for the first time in a quarter century and housing foreclosures reached...  Read More ►

How to Look Good on a Virtual Call

Make the Right Impression By Dressing the Part
By: Michele Stephens, Director of Marketing
April 7, 2020

WFH – Work from home. It’s our new norm, right? The wise company has pivoted its face-to-face interactions to virtual and our new normal now means we are inviting our co-workers and clients into our homes.  Are you ready? With a little planning and forethought you can make this pivot without sacrifice. When you consider your commute just got cut to :15, you might embrace those adv...  Read More ►

Why This Suit Salesman Loves "Dress For Your Day" Part I

By: Tim Cornell, Clothier
March 17, 2020

I sell clothing. I have for 15 years. A big portion of the clothing that I've sold is made up of suits and sport coats. Over the last few years I’ve seen a change in plenty of my client’s dress codes. People forward me articles frequently about the clothing changes we see in the workplace. I’ve realized while certain people in my industry might be running for the hills I’m...  Read More ►

5 Cornerstone Elements of Building a Professional Wardrobe

By: Zach Trimble, Clothier
February 11, 2020

Your professional wardrobe influences how you are perceived by clients, partners, and employees. A wardrobe anchored in cornerstone suits, jackets, trousers, and shirts, creates a memorable distinction to your image. When you wear high-quality fabrics perfectly fitted to your body, others notice that every element has been carefully considered. Your jackets are tailored to provide a flawless silho...  Read More ►

What Is Power Dressing?

How Power Dressing Can Improve Your Performance at Work
By: Sterling Woerner, Clothier
February 11, 2020

Power dressing is achieved by wearing high-quality fabrics perfectly tailored to your body with carefully chosen accessories that result in a cohesive look from head to toe. Combined, these elements display a mastery of your wardrobe.  While the term ‘power dressing’ became popular in the 1980s when stockbrokers and salespeople were glorified by Hollywood, the concept goes back mu...  Read More ►

How to Recognize a Perfect Fit for Your Professional Clothing

5 Ways to Tell Your Clothes Fit Properly
By: Zach Trimble, Clothier
February 10, 2020

If you’re like most men, you believe your professional wardrobe fits well enough, but doesn’t impress others or enhance your image. You never receive compliments about your attire, reinforcing your apathy toward your wardrobe. In fact, you may even believe that you will never achieve a perfect fit and assume your jackets will always bunch or your shirt collars will always be too snug....  Read More ►

How Much Did You Actually Spend on Your Clothing?

5 Reasons You're Overpaying For Your Clothes
By: Rebecca Garsys, Clothier
January 16, 2020

When we meet with new clients for the first time, we always ask about their closet. No, we’re not looking for skeletons. Instead, we seek a complete understanding of the clothing they need for their professional and personal lives. We ask about their wardrobe and style. What clothes fit the best? Which are their favorite outfits? What percentage of their wardrobe are they currently wearing?...  Read More ►

From Our Clients

"I have known Kim Keller for over 10 years. The service level and professionalism she exudes are second to none. The highest quality of clothing. The best fit. She knows exactly what I need and what I do not need. My Tom James clothing is all that I wear for both formal and casual events, whether they be professional or personal occasions. I cannot recommend highly enough the service that Kim Keller and Tom James provides to all of their clients. ."

Custom Clothier Kim Keller
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Tom James of Dallas

"Great knowledge on his products. He will go the extra mile, making sure your garments are exactly what you ordered. After the sale, he will check in with you, making sure the garments are exactly what you expected. If anything needs to be altered, fixed, or changed, he will stop by and ensure it gets completed. Give Evan a call and you will see why I recommend him."

Custom Clothier Evan Miller
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Tom James of Jacksonville
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