Thanks for Sharing your Stories!

By , August 8, 2013 1:32 pm

Thanks to our amazing customers & your feedback! We love to hear what you think of George’s! Feel free to email us your stories about us!

There are too many men that don’t dress to the occasion. Style coalesces with manners. – Matthew Stevens

There are very few moments in life that can top a father walking with his daughter to be married. It is clearly an emotional time filled with joy and happiness! It is even better when you feel good and look good! The suits purchased at George’s looked outstanding! The suit is high quality and durable. I wear this suit now weekly for my work and it is holding up great. Not only does it look good but it is very comfortable. The tailoring was spot on! It still looks like it did for the October 2012 wedding. I can’t say enough about it. I will continue to shop at George’s as a result of buying this suit. Customer service at the store is exceptional too! Thanks. – Mark Vrooman

Best service I have ever received at a clothing store. Plus you can not beat the fact that you are helping a small business and not a corporation! -Anthony Poole

 The service is outstanding, more importantly if it wasn’t for your store men wouldn’t know how to dress! - Jan Gaudette DiMarzio

 Gotta go with the people. The service from the staff is top notch. -Jim Aguiar

 Best service ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Inge Williams

 It’s quite simple: There isn’t another clothing store in NH that offers the kind of personal service and attention to detail that George’s does. -Alan MacRae

We Want Your Feedback! Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

By , March 12, 2013 11:20 am

Recently, Bernie went to the Project Fashion Show in Las Vegas to get some ideas for Casual Wear. While there he saw many different brands and got some great ideas of what to bring back to George’s! Now we want your feedback! We want to know what you look for when shopping for casual wear and what you would like to see us carry.

 

We put together a short survey & look forward to hearing from you! We will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to George’s to someone for filling out the survey! To enter complete the survey and fill out your name & info in the last question of the survey.

 

The survey will be open until 4/15/13 and we will pick one random winner and they will be notified by 4/20/13. 

Thank You!

By , February 12, 2013 9:57 am

Thank you all who voted for us in the Best of Business Awards from NH Business Review! We are so excited to win again for best Clothier for Men!

Join us for the 2013 BOB Awards party!

Thursday, March 7, 2013; 5:30-8 p.m.
Grappone Conference Center
Constitution Avenue, Concord

Please help us do it again with the 2013 Hippo Best Of Survey! Take a few minutes to vote for us! Click here!

Prom Tips for Guys!

By , January 31, 2013 9:56 am

Prom Season is coming up quick! Will you be going to the prom or know someone that will? This post is for them! There are many things to think about when preparing for the prom. First and foremost, who are you going to go with?!?!

Here are a few things you should be thinking about to get you ready for the big day:

  • Establish a Budget
  • Come to George’s to pick out your Tux & get fitted.
  • Talk to your friends about transportation. Will you be renting a limo with a group?
  • Think about going out to dinner before the prom if dinner is not included. Make reservations.
  • Know your parents rules and curfews.
  • Purchase your prom tickets.
  • Order a corsage for your date. Be sure to find out what color her dress is!
  • Find out what the school is offering for Prom pictures and plan ahead of time if you will be purchasing them.
  • The week prior to prom, be sure to call and confirm all reservations.
  • Pick up your tux & corsage!
  • Have Fun!

You will look fabulous with a Tux from George’s! We have many styles available to fit anyone’s taste!  Our Tuxedo packages are available starting at $139.95. All tuxedo packages include everything with your choice in tuxedo, shirt, ties, vest and/or cummerbund, cufflinks, studs and shoes.

Call or stop in today! 603-622-5441

Manchester Monarchs Ticket Giveaway!

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By , January 10, 2013 9:50 am

Would you like to win two tickets to the Manchester Monarchs? We have tickets for the January 15th game that we would like to give to you!

To enter to win please go to our Facebook Page & post your favorite fashion tip! We will pick the winner January 11th, 2013 at 12pm randomly! We are excited to hear what your fashion tip has helped you the most! For example my favorite fashion tip is Never go shopping alone! 

If you don’t have access to Facebook or have trouble posting please email us at comments{at}georgesapparel{dot}com. We are looking forward to hearing your tips!

The Patriarch of Downtown Retail

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By , December 19, 2012 11:37 am

George’s Apparel won’t budge. The booming little business on Elm Street in Manchester is a landmark that has occupied the same busy street corner for as long as most Queen City residents’ memory will serve. It’s as if 87 year old George Angelopoulos has always owned it because he’s there every day and “has been there forever!”

This author, who grew up in Manchester in the ‘60s & ‘70s still calls it home. I didn’t even remember that the store wasn’t always called George’s Apparel. While I did buy my first suits from “George’s Clothing Mart” I now remember that this store was formerly “The Clothing Mart” long before Mr. Angelopoulos purchased it in 1978. My teenage memory of “The Clothing Mart” name was jogged from a recent conversation with a store employee.

George’s Apparel has remained unchanged for several decades despite pressures to upgrade facilities, move, expand, add stores or otherwise change to meet an evolving demographic. Big box retailers and specialty men’s chain stores are prevalent in the malls and shopping districts surrounding George’s Apparel. These stores are decked out with merchandise arrayed according to the latest consumer research. Naturally this draws some potential customers away from the little store on the busy street corner. People wonder why George’s Apparel stays put and remains much the same as it’s always been.

George Angelopoulos has chosen to stick faithfully to a few principles rather than bow to conventional pressures as he frankly points out, “Focusing on the customer at the service level will beat glitz every time!”  Who can argue with that? George’s salespeople are not on commission. There is never pressure to make a sale, only eagerness to help with the hope that customers leave the store happy.

Customers will tell you that both floors, the main showroom and basement tailoring/inventory section, are always busting at the seams, yet tidy and uncluttered. There’s a fined tuned system of purchasing, inventory, merchandising, apparel sales and alterations that can move hundreds of suits and accessories efficiently through the operation every week. The customer experience is one of individualized service from dedicated salespeople eager to help, not necessarily sell. And guess what, that attitude really sells

Georges Apparel strives to give new and loyal customers the same kind of retail experience every time they walk in. “It’s consistency and predictability that matters…” according to Bernie Marchowsky, general manager and marketing director. “When customers get a positive experience multiple times, they reward you with more business. They tell other people and those new customers expect great treatment. When they come in we better give it to them!” Judging from strong sales and solid profitability year after year, George Angelopoulos’ strategy has worked. At a healthy 87, he currently has no plans to either retire or change his store much.

Downtown Manchester has gone through notable changes over the last 15 – 20 years. The retail scene looks completely different today than it did in the 1990s… except for the corner of Elm and Central Streets. Until most of the revitalization of Downtown Manchester came to fruition, retailers on Elm Street generally had a rough time. Many store fronts blossomed and withered. The financial and professional districts were at one time the only thriving sectors in the downtown area. But George’s Apparel remained on that same corner with a revolving door of customers going in and coming out happy. People from Manchester and many neighboring communities continued to pass on the mall experience and instead get suited by either George himself or one of his cheerful, loyal staff.

Dedication to sound ethics and business principles centered in service – that is something all parents would want to teach their children. There are plenty of younger business leaders and store owners out there today who could learn from their fathers and grandfathers. George Angelopoulos sets the example. Yes, the local shop who knows all its customers can still compete in our fast paced, electronic media driven world and win! Every guy buying a new suit wants to be treated like a prince.

We appreciate the Union Leader for recently publishing a story about George. Read the Union Leader Article here.

May we please have your vote in the 2013 BOB Awards?

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By , November 9, 2012 4:00 pm

Yes, we’re up for a BOB again. A Best-Of-Business award as presented by NHBR and chosen by you, the voters. It’s a free, open online ballot and TOTALLY NON-POLITICAL!

So lets cast our votes for small business – just like we’ve been hearing about! Visit wwwBobAwardsNH.com for details.

We hope to see you at the show Thursday March 17, 2013!

Georges Apparel BOB Awards

SPORT COAT & PANT SALE

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By , November 5, 2012 9:10 pm

UGLY TIE CONTEST: The Race to Save Men’s Fashion

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By , October 11, 2012 9:32 am

Gentlemen, start your men grins.  Race over to George’s Apparel in Manchester to…

…SHOW US YOUR TIES!


But only those old, ugly, loud, offensive, goofy, worn out and embarrassing lobster bibs you once tried to pass off as neckties. The one we judge to be the UGLIEST TIE of all will entitle its owner to a BRAND NEW SUIT from George’s Apparel, complete with a NEW NECKTIE of his or her choice!

Earn a $25.00 George’s Apparel Gift Card toward any future George’s Apparel purchase of $100.00 or more just for entering! Tuxedo rentals excluded.

Contest Rules:

Bring the ugliest tie you have ever worn in public, along with a picture if you have one, to Georges’s Apparel during regular business hours. In exchange for the tie, we’ll give you a $25.00 gift card toward a future George’s Apparel purchase of $100.00 or more.  Your tie will be entered into a contest to WIN A NEW SUIT AND TIE from George’s Apparel valued at up to $350.00 retail price.

  • Ties and accompanying photos may be mailed to or dropped off at George’s Apparel, 675 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101 during regular business hours Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
  • Contestants must provide Full Name, Telephone Number and Email Address to be eligible. The winner will be contacted by email or telephone.
  • The contest has a maximum limit of 100 entries.
  • The winning “ugliest tie” will be based solely on the subjective judgments of George’s Apparel staff.
  • Contest will run from October 11, 2012 to Midnight, November 14, 2012. The winner will be announced on this blog on November 15, 2012 and contacted by email and/or telephone on or after that date.
  • Each contestant may enter only one tie. Ties may not be soiled or unsanitary in any way. George’s Apparel may refuse to accept tie entries at it’s discretion. All ties submitted for the contest become the sole property of George’s Apparel and may be donated or destroyed after the contest ends.

So let’s get those UGLY ties off the street!

Bring your ugliest tie to George’s Apparel and you might just be the best dressed man around this fall – new suit, tie and all!

Why The Tie Will Never Die!

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By , September 20, 2012 6:25 am

The necktie distinguishes a man’s appearance, perhaps more than any other single article of clothing. Surely there’s been a move away from suits and ties toward “business casual” in many work settings over the years. But when you really want to impress someone, the tailored suit with just the right shirt & tie combination is the way to go.

Neckties are still mandatory in many formal settings even today. Bankers, financial advisers, attorneys, politicians, diplomats, news anchors – these are just some of the professions in which you still expect men to wear ties every day. Many sales jobs require jackets and ties. Even more casual oriented men will suit up complete with the tie when making that big presentation or speech. And lets face it. The tie is the centerpiece of the 2 and 3-piece suit. It adds a crowning splash of color and design that, combined let’s say with a matching pocket square, can completely transform the look of a particular suit.

The Exclamation Point in the Suit

There’s a subtle but powerful statement made by wearing a necktie. The tie makes any formal suit complete. There is a thoroughness to completing a man’s outfit with a tie, and therefore it is a statement of respect. We believe there will always be a strong market for neckties when you consider how well they complete a well dressed man’s look.

Ties can send a message too. The pattern, colors, backgrounds and art designs displayed on the tie can send a signal about the wearer’s mood or what kind of event he’s attending; festive, solemn or business.  The tie’s message can be safe and neutral as well. Some of the most common traditional designs are patterns such as stripes, paisley, dots, plaids, knitted and florals. Conversational ties have fashion-forward designs, themes and pictorial images. They can be great conversation starters and are just fun to wear!

So now we can see why the tie will never die.

George’s Apparel carries a large selections of beautiful neckties. We have specialists who will assist you choose the perfect ties to go with your wardrobe. Feel free to call us or stop by the store if you have any questions about men’s business and formal wear.   (603) 622-5441