Strong Suit Made To Measure Event April 19th 10-6pm

Badowers 发布于 2017年4月11日


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. 

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.



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.

Badowers for Trout Unlimited


We are hosting a fundraiser for our local chapter of Trout Unlimited  today Thursday, May 2nd from 5-8pm.   Donate $100 to Trout Unlimited and receive a coupon for $100 off any purchase over $200.   The organization has played an important role in protecting and restoring the cold water streams of Northeast Iowa.  The Driftless Area, as it’s known, is one of the largest collections of spring creeks in the world.  Great fishing and scenic highways, if you’ve never been it’s worth the trip.  We are fortunate to partner TU to help raise awareness and funds for a cause that we and our customers care about.

Cause and Effect + Ruell and Ray Recap

In early November we were lucky enough to have Billy Moore and Ashley James stop by the shop for an event. A one day event turned into three days.  Billy brought with him his most colorful collection to date, along with some one -of- a- kind bags and accessories.  Ashley has perfected her fits and there are quite a few guys in Des Moines enjoying their first pair of Ruell and Ray.  I have a pair of Spence Slim in Natural that I haven’t taken off for 3 weeks, getting just the right amount of dirty for an off white Jean, and breaking in nicely.



Billy Moore and Ashley James are coming back to Badowers with their version of a traveling road show.  We are very fortunate to have Billy out of his workshop in Tennessee and making belts in the store.  Ashley has been working with some new fabrics and fits. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet one of the most interesting guys in menswear. (ladies he makes belts for you too)

Thursday, November 8th 6-9pm. Music by Scott Yoshimura and DJ John Solarz

Friday, November 9th. 10am-6pm Billy will be at the store all day making Belts, bags, and bracelets to order.