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.