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Ed Michtom’s Men’s Clothing Store

After working 2 years in a large Midwest department store, Ed Michtom opened a men’s clothing store at 306 East Main Street in 1947. Michtom bought his merchandise direct from the factory and offered the best brands of clothing and shoes, along with tailoring, pressing and finishing services. Michtom’s mother was from the Levy family that started Levy’s, one of the finest ladies’ clothing stores in Charlottesville.

At the store’s Grand Opening, Ed Michtom shook hands with James R. Jarman, who at age 93 was Charlottesville’s oldest merchant, having served 78 years behind the counter of his own business, Jarman’s Inc., Printers, Stationers and Booksellers, at 208 East Main Street.





Visitor Comments:

Thomas Stargell says - February 15, 2012

I remember that store and all the others very well. Classic clothing from a class guy.
I bought my prom tux there plus everything else I could save up for. What a great place!

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