men's clothing has offered its private label, USA-made fashions to online shoppers for several months, and now owner Jeffrey George Boore has added a small bricks-and-mortar shop in downtown Grand Rapids.
The store is one of a collection of cool boutiques in MoDiv
(Shops @ Monroe Center & Division), 40 Monroe Center Ave. NW. And while many of MoDiv's shoppers are women, Boore isn't concerned about attracting guys to the store.
"A lot of it is going to be reaching out and getting them to go check it out as a good spot for men's clothing," Boore says. "All the clothes are made in the USA. I focused a lot on finding factories that have some historical significance. There's a big push for made-in-America clothing, and I wanted to bring that to Grand Rapids."
Boore currently works with established manufacturers in Massachusetts and New York who have been making clothing for many decades. He says he travels to their locations and sits down with their designers to design casual, all-cotton shirts, pants, and neckties. While the product is made in the states, Boore sources the fabric from Japan.
"Japan is known for making some of the best fabric there is," Boore says. "My prices are quite a bit lower than other places. Manufacturing in the U.S. is expensive, but I can sell directly to the customer and not have so many hands involved in it."
Jeffrey George shirt sizes range from S to XL; pants waist sizes range from 29 to 38 inches.
The shop opens May 22.
Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon. - Sat.
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of Jeffrey George