PLANO, Texas, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. today unveiled its new specialty retail concept built to take the pain out of shopping for clothes for the big & tall man with the opening of its first specialty retail stores as well as the launch of its website – www.FoundryBigandTall.com. With flat screen TVs tuned to sports, an oversized poker table and comfortable seating, The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. stores offer customers a hip, yet unpretentious atmosphere where they can relax, enjoy themselves and shop some of the biggest names in menswear – in sizes that fit.
Stature should not define fashion - is the mantra at the heart of The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co.'s mission. "We simply want to provide classically styled, quality clothing for the man who has style but is frustrated with not being able to find the clothing and brands he desires in his size," said Steve Lossing, president of The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. "The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. isn't simply a clothing store for men of stature, it is a place that understands the unique challenges of the hard-to-fit man and provides him with a comfortable shopping environment, associates who are attentive and most importantly clothes that make him look good."
Fit is King – More Brands, More Choices
The store and website offer an extensive head-to-toe assortment of quality merchandise from some of the biggest, most fashionable names in menswear. Customers can find sportswear, tailored clothing, athletic, basics, shoes and accessories from brands that are often hard to find in extended sizes, including adidas®, Callaway®, Calvin Klein®, Cole Haan®, Cubavera®, Dockers®, Geoffrey Beene®, Izod®, Levi's®, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew®, Nautica®, Nike®, Perry Ellis® and Timberland®. The Foundry Supply Co.™ private brand will offer polos, tees, woven sportshirts, shorts, socks, underwear, belts, dress shirts, ties, casual bottoms and activewear.
In stores, customers can find sportswear in sizes 1XL to 6XL and XLT to 5XLT and suits up to size 54L. Footwear sizes range from 10 Regular to 16 Wide. If customers can't find their size in the store, even more extended sizes will be available on www.FoundryBigandTall.com, with sportswear up to 10X and suits up to size 60. Items are priced from $20-$35 for a tee to $175-$200 for specialty suit coats.
All Under One Cool Roof
Inspired by the look of a microbrewery, The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. stores feature an urban, industrial design with concrete and wood flooring, brick walls, exposed ceilings, modern lighting, and steel and wood fixtures. From the porch entry to the game room lounge to the large copper tanks that serve as the fitting rooms, the stores embody the places where the big & tall guy feels comfortable. The stand alone, specialty retail stores are approximately 5,000 sq. ft., and are staffed with dedicated associates committed to providing exceptional customer service with their industry-leading knowledge and custom fit solutions.
Grand Opening Celebrations
The first 10 stores will open in the Dallas and Kansas City markets with plans to expand nationwide to 100 stores by 2013, reaching a total of 300 stores over the next five years.
The Village at Allen - 190 E. Stacy Road, Suite 310 (Allen, Texas)
Center at Preston Ridge - 3211 Preston Road #12 (Frisco, Texas)
Vista Ridge Village - 2325 S. I-35, Suite 301 (Lewisville, Texas)
Northeast Mall - 1101 Melbourne St., Suite 3077 (Hurst, Texas)
South Arlington - 4245 S. Cooper (Arlington, Texas)
Cedar Hill Crossing - 436 N. Hwy 67 (Cedar Hill, Texas)
Kansas City-area Stores
Oak Park Mall - 11745 W. 95th St. (Overland Park, Kansas)
South Overland Park - 6941 W. 119th St. (Overland Park, Kansas)
Independence Center - 18801 E. 39th St. S. (Independence, Missouri)
Tiffany Springs Market Center - 8922 NW Skyview Ave. (Kansas City, Missouri)
The Dallas-area stores will celebrate with grand opening events on May 14 featuring a special appearance by Dallas linebacker Bradie James (Frisco store only) and Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader autograph signings. The Kansas City grand opening celebrations will take place on May 21 with an appearance by Pro Bowl Quarterback Matt Cassel (Oak Park Mall store only) and signings by Kansas City Chief Cheerleaders.
For further information contact: April Dinwoodie or Ann Marie Bishop; 972-431-3400; [email protected]
The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. is a specialty retail concept catering to the men's big & tall customer combining an extensive assortment of high quality merchandise with a unique shopping experience. Featuring today's most sought-after national men's brands, along with The Foundry Supply Co.™ private brand merchandise, The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. carries sportswear, tailored clothing, athletic, basics, footwear and accessories for the big & tall customer both in-store and online. For more information visit http://www.foundrybigandtall.com/.