Raleigh Denim

Raleigh crafts denim the old-school way + they take great pride in making the best jeans in the country. Badowers is proud to offer our customers such a great product.

A shout out to Todd Snyder and the creation of his iconic brand.

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About Todd Snyder
Iowa native Todd Snyder launched his eponymous menswear collection exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Ron Herman, and Neiman Marcus for Fall 2011. Inspired by Savile Row craftsmanship, military tailoring, and a distinct New York sensibility, the line has garnered wide critical and commercial praise in the US. In 2012, the line was picked up by Barneys New York and select Nordstrom stores. This success is a humbling reaffirmation of Snyder’s roots. In Dutch, his surname means “one who makes outer garments” and while studying textile and clothing design at Iowa State University, Snyder learned the art of cutting and sewing at the Des Moines haberdashery Badowers. He spent the following two decades honing his skills in New York, designing outerwear for Polo Ralph Lauren, working as Director of Menswear for the Gap, and SVP of menswear at J. Crew, where he revamped men’s styling, introduced formalwear, and launched a series of collaborations with heritage brands like Timex, Red Wing, Thomas Mason, and Alden that culminated in the popular Liquor Store boutique, opened in 2008. At the helm of his own brand, Snyder still strives to deliver on the rubric set forth by his Badowers mentor: “A perfectly fitted suit makes the man.”

Eton 7 Days, 7 Ways

The Perfect White Shirt

It’s seasonless, timeless, masculine, and goes with anything. We’re talking about the white shirt.

We’re excited to introduce our largest white shirt collection to date by fine Swedish shirt maker Eton. Visit the store for the widest range of fabrics, collars, fits and styles. Purchase 2 or more Eton White Shirts and choose from any Eton Fancy Shirt at 50% Off.

Eton 7 Days, 7 Ways

TRUNK SHOW & ONLINE SPECIALS: April 7-13

We are celebrating the arrival of spring this week with our biggest trunk show so far this year! We invite you to come shop in-store some of your favorite brands with an expanded selection and special pricing with the help of representatives from each brand.

IN-STORE SPECIALS: Thursday, April 10th: 4pm – 8pm & Friday, April 11th: 10am – 6pm

• 10%-30% OFF / All in-stock Luigi Bianchi Mantova / LBM 1911
• Up to $500 OFF / Select custom suit and sport coat fabrics.
• $100 OFF / 3 or more Eton shirts.
• Meet Edward Armah, ‘The Bow Tie King’ with an expanded selection of neckwear and accessories.
• See the full Gravati collection, place custom orders for Fall ’14 delivery.
• New shipments from Mac Jeans

ONLINE SPECIALS: Monday, April 7th – Sunday April 13th

• 10%-30% OFF / All in-stock Luigi Bianchi Mantova / LBM 1911
• $100 OFF / 3 or more Eton shirts. 

The Stanley Blazer from Barbour

Barbour has done it again. The Stanley Blazer uses the 4oz. Sylkoil Waxed Cotton, the lightest waxed cotton Barbour has ever made, meaning you get a weatherproof, trim-fit jacket that moves easily with you and is incredibly comfortable the first time you put it on. But like all Barbour waxed cotton jackets, it wears in smoothly. We have it available in two colors, but our supply is limited.

The Modern Man

You’re a man. You work hard and you’re not afraid to get dirty. That might mean you put a suit on once a year, or 5 days a week. Either way, when you suit up you want to look and feel your best. Luigi Bianchi has a history of suit making in Mantova, Italy that goes back over 100 years, and while $1000 isn’t a small amount of money, when you consider what goes into a well crafted suit, it’s a value. We stock 5 great slim fit models that are perfect whether it is your first suit or a refresh navy or grey suit or even a tux. To help you complete the outfit, we have chosen the best dress shirt on the market, Eton of Sweden. They employ a patented weave, and make use of the best cotton available for a shirt that stands up to the rigors of travel and everyday wear around the office. We also love the way the collar stands up without flaring out or flattening down.

Guest Post: The 5 Items To Buy From Badowers With Your Christmas Money

Christmas time has passed and you didn’t get a damn thing that you wanted.

You gave everyone your lists, kept it pretty minimal, but your loved ones decided to branch out to “surprise” you. While it is always the thought that counts, cool gifts are a little bit sweeter. Luckily, you have your aunts, uncles and grandparents who don’t even bother trying to buy a gift and throw you some cold, hard cash. God bless those relatives. There’s only one place you need take that dough; Badowers. Treat yourself to some of the coolest items they have in store that I just so happen to be planning on getting myself. So, actually, don’t treat yourself just yet…

Gant Rugger Winter Fly Coat- I feel like an urban version of Sir Edmund Hillary in this, but I can assure you I will be ascending no treacherous mountains. This is truly the definition of luxurious swagger. Nylon shell to keep the evil elements of Des Moines winters away with fur-lining that’s basically like turning your pinky up when you drink tea.

Filson 1912 Cruiser Shirt- A good flannel can go a long way. But a great flannel like this Cruiser shirt from Filson will take you where ever the hell you want to go. It’s limited edition so you will be one of like 8* people who own it (*not an accurate number) and ithe 24oz virgin Yukon wool is super comfy-cozy-snuggly like your favorite blanky that you still own but don’t tell anyone about.

Baldwin Ryan Navy – You will probably hear me say these Ryan pants from Baldwin are a perfect fitting pair of pants and think I’m just saying it to promote them. But I wouldn’t be promoting them here and saying they were the perfect fitting pair of pants unless they were. Did you follow all of that? These are the perfect fitting pair of pants throughout the leg and down to it’s tapered hem so they flair out like the bootcuts you wore in 11th grade.

Todd Snyder Cashmere Waffle Sweater- Cashmere, bro. CASHMERE. I really don’t know any other way to describe this Todd Snyder Waffle Sweatshirt. This sweater actually leaves me dazed and confused its so great. I blurt out things like “cranberries!” or “zoom zoom in ya boom boom” when I see them. I know, I know, who needs a $795 cashmere sweater? You do, that’s who, damnit.

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots – Everyone needs a good pair of shit-kickers this winter (I think I’m allowed to say that?) Especially ones that are a viable choice of footwear in at least two other seasons. The craftsmanship and premium materials Wolverine uses on these make them not only a sight for sore eyes, but long lasting so they’re the shit-kickingest.

GUEST POST: Todd Snyder Visits Badowers

Iowans don’t know it, but they’ve got it good, I tell ya. Todd Snyder makes his way back to his hometown at least once a year to showcase some of his newest wares and (politely) party with some regular folks at Badowers. That’s a big deal. This is someone who’s made numerous red carpet appearances, both as a stylist and just for being Todd Snyder. Someone who was one of 2013 CFDA’s Vogue Fashion Fund finalists alongside some of the most prestigious menswear brands in the country. And, of course, someone who has taken not only the style capital of New York by storm, but his collections are sweeping the nation. I got a chance to see Todd’s SS14 collection New York during Fashion Week and it was a bevy of who’s who in the fashion industry wanting to catch a long, romantic glance at what the native Iowan had to offer to the world. And now he’s here. At Badowers. With us.

Last Thursday, Snyder and crew blessed us with an appearance at Badowers to showcase his fall/winter 2013 collection, as well as to introduce his new collaboration with Champion. An array of tailored BD shirts, cozy crewnecks and the cargo pants that I can easily say Todd can be mainly attributable for making cool again. That’s a tall feat, my friend. Fabrics range from cotton fleece to cashmere that, as you can imagine, costs a pretty penny. But how much are you willing to pay for function, style and comfort? I’d be willing to pay a good chunk of my mortgage, but that’s just because I get a little silly when it comes to clothing. Not only did Todd woo the crowd with his collection, but he also gave patrons the opportunity of creating a bespoke suit. The same suits Todd has supplied to Harry Potter, that ungodly good-looking human being named Ryan Reynolds, that other main character from Inglorious Basterds and the host of all those crazy Housewives cat fights on E! Those are real, famous people wearing the same suit you could potentially pick your own fabric, measure to your own specifications and receive wrapped in a 24k gold bow. OK, that last part isn’t true, but the way the experience is presented to you, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched.

In a nutshell, Todd Snyder gave Iowa the New York treatment. Well, the good kind of New York treatment. Todd brought that bit of New York that is cool, edgy and outside of our everyday realms and perfectly mixed it with that “Iowa Nice” mantra he was born and raised upon. And we should be grateful for it because, if it weren’t for Badowers, we’d be SOL.

6 from Italy at $995 and under

We had such a great response to our slim fit grey and navy suit from Luigi Bianchi last spring that we expanded on the collection.  Along with Navy Blazer we have added a Tuxedo, grey shadow plaid, and navy plaid to the mix.   We worked with Luigi Bianchi, the oldest continuously family owned clothing company in Italy, On a fit and fabric.  We wanted to share the quality and fit that many of our clients know at under $1000.  The coat model is a 7″ drop and fits slim, but not tight.  The pant is trim with a nice taper to the leg.  If you are broad in the shoulders or chest we might recommend sizing up.  This soft shoulder jacket doesn’t look off altered down to fit.  This is the model we wear at the shop. Enjoy.

BLUE PLAID SLIM FIT SUIT – $995
ONE BUTTON PEAK LAPEL TUXEDO – $995
SOLID GREY SLIM FIT SUIT – $995
DARK NAVY SLIM FIT SUIT – $995
GREY SHADOW PLAID SUIT – $995
NAVY BLAZER – $775