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Jun 3, 2021

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 te

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May 11, 2021

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 pre

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Apr 8, 2021

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 lan

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Mar 4, 2021

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 s

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Mar 1, 2021

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

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Feb 15, 2021

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 sa

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Feb 2, 2021

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

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Dec 11, 2020

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 wi

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Dec 2, 2020

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,

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Dec 1, 2020

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 De

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Nov 26, 2020

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

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Nov 23, 2020

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,

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Oct 6, 2020

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 f

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Aug 1, 2020

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

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Jul 29, 2020

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 person

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Jun 21, 2020

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 vis

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May 10, 2020

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 f

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Apr 22, 2020

The Personal Protection Plan at Ken’s

Ken’s is concerned for your safety everywhere you go, but of course the only place that we can control is inside our shop. With this in mind, Ken’s is implementing a PPP, a per

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Apr 16, 2020

A Chat with Mike Kern

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

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Dec 24, 2019

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 recep

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Nov 26, 2019

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 &#

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Nov 12, 2019

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 pro

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Nov 5, 2019

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 Da

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Oct 22, 2019

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 1

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Sep 18, 2019

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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 Septemb

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Sep 3, 2019

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 a

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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 anymo

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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 lugg

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Jul 3, 2019

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 famili

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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 knowled

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Jun 5, 2019

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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May 16, 2019

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

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May 9, 2019

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 r

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May 2, 2019

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

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Apr 25, 2019

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

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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Apr 9, 2019

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.

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Apr 5, 2019

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

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Dec 20, 2018

Your Brand is YOU

My sole purpose is to serve. It is an honor to be able to do so across so many different avenues of people, businesses, and organizations. To serve someone to the best of my abilit

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Oct 3, 2018

Samuelsohn Has Come A Long Way

Samuelsohn clothing has been making large strides in the men’s fashion industry these past couple of years. Their new design team is at the heart of the revival. It is about desi

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Aug 14, 2018

Metamorphosis Takes Time

The goal of any aging business is to continue to be innovative, evolve, and remain current while maintaining the realm of its DNA. Ken’s loves the relationships with the multiple

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May 10, 2018

Knit Pick

We live in a world where we can choose our style. Style promotes our image, our image gives us confidence, and the confidence brings success. The current men’s style for the comi

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Mar 20, 2018

Dressing for Success

The first quarter of the year is a great time for getting back to a better shape physically and mentally. It usually takes a minimum of three months to see noticeable differences i

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Mar 9, 2018

Ken’s Haberdashery News — Spring 2018

Spring Trend Report We are right around the corner from another great season! Spring trends continue to emerge each day and week within the shop. Here are some items to keep an eye

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Mar 6, 2018

A Groom’s Plan

So you popped the question, and she said “yes,” but before we get to the “I do” part there is a lot of planning. Quite honestly most of it will be with your fiancé and fam

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Feb 22, 2018

A Wedding Plan

So, you have decided to get married and now have the task of planning the wedding with the love of your life? While this may seem like a daunting task, this should be a time of gro

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Sep 14, 2017

Ken’s & VK Nagrani — Red Cross Help

In support of the devastating flood and loss of property in Texas, VK Nagrani wants to help our neighbors in the south out with a fresh start on essentials. You can help. One for O

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Aug 22, 2017

Up Your Grooming Game: Video

Looking to up your grooming game? Follow these 7 steps for a better shave. 1. Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water. Beginning your process by cleaning y

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Mar 9, 2017

Haberdashery News | March 2016

“What is the correct style and length for my pants?” is the most common question we get asked at Ken’s Men’s pants, whether they are suits, slacks, or casual have b

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Jan 11, 2017

More Than a Haberdashery

We are more than a Dallas men’s clothing store or haberdashery. We love the community in which we live and breathe. Our favorite time of year is providing for the children at

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Dec 22, 2016

From the Desk of Kory Helfman

Every year we reflect on the joys, successes, events, and people that have made this year stand out above and beyond others. This has been a year of revival in the center, wonderfu

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Dec 20, 2016

50+ Yrs An Entrepreneur: Business Lessons From My Dad

n 1964 a young entrepreneur started a high-end men’s clothing store in Garland, Texas (a Dallas suburb). 52 years later, the business is having another strong year. While it is c

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Nov 22, 2016

The Big Benefits of Small Business Saturday

There’s no denying that small businesses are essential for healthy local economies. But with the holidays around the corner, so are hundreds of large corporate marketing campaign

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Nov 10, 2016

American Strong: New Brands at Ken’s

Ken’s has a rich history of finding talent in American men’s fashion. Our belief is that young, talented designers need a plateau on which to rise, show their creative abilitie

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Nov 10, 2016

A Gentlemen’s Guide To Facial Hair

I am pleased and honored to be a part of the effort to “change the face of men’s health” during Movember (moustache November) at Ken’s Man’s Shop. This annual charity eve

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Aug 30, 2016

Haberdashery News | September 2016

The 9 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Ken’s Custom Clothing We receive a lot of questions about our custom clothing—from How long does it take to get the clothing? to H

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Jun 5, 2016

Next of Ken, Father’s Day

Ken’s Man’s Shop is celebrating in multiple ways starting this Father’s Day. Both my father, Ken, and I relish the opportunity to speak with the generations when they join us

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Apr 20, 2016

Noah Waxman Moves a Step Beyond the Typical

While strolling the streets of Amsterdam, Noah Waxman noticed a collection of unusual shoes in the window of an unassuming Dutch home. They were so beautiful, different and clearly

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Apr 5, 2016

Bringing Our Ken’s Men Some Luck

Ken’s Man’s Shop just launched the latest in men’s footwear. At Kens, we have over 50 years of experience in the men’s fashion industry and are experts in bringing talented

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Mar 16, 2016

Spring Forward

It is this at time every year that the seasons begin their wonderful metamorphosis into elegance, balance, and color. Spring washes away the color of our winter season: the dark sh

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Dec 7, 2015

We Are Well Hung with 2 Undr Underwear

I love living in the year 2015. After many years of trying to get it right in the brief department, we now live in a century where the items bought are almost customized to your na

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Oct 23, 2015

It is a Man’s World, Month

Gentlemen, prepare your faces because Movember and Beard-ember are almost upon us. Do you have the right grooming products so you can be seen in public during the month of November

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Oct 23, 2015

Entertain Yourself By Outfitting You

As I age I understand that I just will not conform to the idea of being the exact fashion being that is expected of me. Here is what I wore last week in clothing. Monday – wo

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Sep 24, 2015

Introducing the Baracuta G9 Harrington Jacket, now at Kens

Ken’s celebrates the Baracuta jacket in heritage and timeless fashion by introducing them to our Dallas store. The appeal of the jacket is it’s weight, the close (but n

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Aug 5, 2015

Understanding the Markets

Inspiration comes in all forms. Mine was a walk through Brooklyn, New York. I started in Williamsburg near the L train of Bedford and 7th. I wound my way around and around the bloc

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Jul 16, 2015

Blue is the New Black

Have you noticed in the past year that all shades of Blue are shining at award shows, work place, and especially at weddings? Blue is definitely the new Black. The safe shade of mi

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Jul 14, 2015

Carry it On

You see the business travelers in the airport and on the planes. Not just in the Dallas or Ft. Worth area, but all around the world. These are the guys who know how to travel light

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Jun 16, 2015

Haberdashery in Today’s World

Do you go to see your doctor yearly? Do you go get advice from your golf pro monthly? Do you seek the counsel of your banker or lawyer as well? If you answer yes to these, then her

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Jun 8, 2015

The Ken’s Experience

Walking into Ken’s Man’s Shop at Preston Royal Village, you notice the small things: the cheery hellos from John behind the counter and Carolina at her desk, the pair of Buddha

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Jun 5, 2015

Serum Can Save Your Face and Your Life

When a man dips into conversation about skin care at the Ken’s it is always: Shave cream or oil, and Lotion or after shave. What most men have not been told is the 3rd step which

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Jun 1, 2015

Break the habit, and get results…everywhere you go

Gents, I have been doing this a long time and have seen many mistakes. The classic one is monotony in ones closet. Go ahead and buy another solid blue shirt, or another flat gray s

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