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For nearly a generation, men’s retail has been focused almost solely on technology and sports with little attention to fashion, grooming and household goods. However, with tailored fit garments finding their way back into fashion and a growing number of designers embracing the classic styles of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, men are starting to ask for more. Luckily, Roosevelt & Company has the answer.
“I think from our perspective, ever since we’ve lived in Huntsville, Alabama (a little over 10 years now), there hasn’t been a store that has met that need,” Meggan Crunkleton, CEO of Roosevelt & Company, explained.
After years of traveling out of town to cities like Birmingham, Nashville and Atlanta to do their shopping, Meggan and her husband/business partner Wesley Crunkleton have decided that enough is enough. The time has come for Huntsville to have a men’s store of its own.
Roosevelt & CompanyPartnering with Roosevelt Upton III, who will serve as the director of retail operations, and retail consultant Miranda King of Haymakers & Co. in Nashville Tennessee, the pair plans to bring a brand new, full-service men’s lifestyle store to Huntsville, Alabama this fall.
“I’m excited to open a store where the men of our community can have options. I’m excited for there to be a place that is accessible, lets them feel good about themselves and find the quality clothing and lifestyle products that they’re looking for,” Meggan said.
In addition to meeting an underserved need in the community, Roosevelt is also passionate about the store’s location in the brand new adaptive re-use development, The Garage At Clinton Row in Downtown Huntsville. “It reminds me of my hometown back in Michigan, it’s not a large city at all, but the downtown area, back then, was the place to shop. There was a men’s store there that has been around for a long time, and that is where men could be men. And that’s what we want to bring to Huntsville.”
The store, which plans to open in early November, will be a complete men’s lifestyle store carrying items such as premium denim and sportswear, sweaters, buttons-ups and tailored clothing. In addition the store will feature a curated selection of gifts and provisions including, apothecary products, candles, travel bags, leather goods, sunglasses, barware, shoes, furniture as well as feature an in-store, one-chair, master barber for a complete one-stop shopping destination.
“We want to have a place for anyone where, if they need to buy a gift for a man in their life, they know they’re going to Roosevelts. Because they know they can find something there at various price points, but at each price point, it’s going to be a quality product that they can feel good about,” said Roosevelt.
But more than just providing a space where men can go shopping, Roosevelt & Company’s vision is to create a full service environment that welcomes anyone to linger, relax and build community with one another.
From fashion, to household goods, to grooming and the perfect haircut, for Roosevelt & Company, it’s about building relationships with the men of our community along the way, growing with them, and giving them the confidence they need to go after their dreams.
To stay updated on all the new brands and products the store will be bringing to town, check out their website HERE and be sure and follow Roosevelt & Co. on, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where they’ll be making weekly updates and announcements about the store. You can also enter to win a $100 gift card to Roosevelt & Co. each month by subscribing to their monthly email newsletter HERE. The store will be drawing one lucky winner from their subscriber list each month leading up to their grand opening in November!  In addition, the first 100 subscribers will also receive a special gift at their grand opening this fall.
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  1. Lee Ingram - June 9, 2016

    Having grown up in Huntsville and having Hilding Holmberg, Bill’s Men’s Wear (the standard in men’s stores), and others over the years, I am glad to hear Roosevelt & Company is venturing into our city.
    I have no illusions that the men’s retailers form my day will be replicated, it is non the less refreshing to think the men’s specialty store is back.
    Don’t ever confuse Men’s Warehouse with a speciality store. Those are factory stores and lack the soul of a Bill’s.

    • Dewayne wheeler - March 4, 2017

      Stopped by the store last week.Great experience!! Was so impressed by the staff merchandise and store I had to bring wife back. She loved it! The items we purchased look great and feel great. Can’t say enough great things about our experience.

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