One of my favorite things about Badowers is the history of the store. 50 plus years of dressing the men of Des Moines. For me it’s a source of pride and influences the way I think about our neighborhood and community. We are a Men’s store in a city that 50 years ago had dozens, and now only one. But to be honest there isn’t much of an archive of the past. Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to talk to a few customers who bought their first suit at Badowers and still shop here today. Last week Mike Badower, son of the founder and master tailor, stopped by the shop. Mike was kind enough to send us these ads and photos.
Stop by the shop on Thursday, May 30th from 5-8pm. We will have an expanded selection of Filson, Randolph Engineering, and Wolverine 1000 mile. The video and photos from our last trip will be shown that night as well. Let us show you some of our favorite gear from these great brands.
We’re excited to show you our most recent project. Badowers Sportsmen-Elkader Edition is the second part of a campaign that organically began with two co-workers who like to fish. The full length video will come out May 30 at a special in-store event you’ll hear more about soon. We’d like to thank Filson and Wolverine 1000 Mile for sponsoring our trip. A special thanks to Argo Adventures, Justin Meyer Photography, 8/7 Central, David Bartels, and Joel Fortney for all your work to make this happen.
Badowers Sportsmen-Elkader Edition from Blur on Vimeo.