BARRY'S MENSWEAR SINCE 1898OVER 115 YEAR HISTORY OF QUALITY AND SERVICE
Barry's Menswear has been a privately owned family
company for 4 generations and for over 115 years. At one time Barrys had up to 46
nationwide factory owned and operated men’s stores that sold wholesale
to the public, the company also has maintained manufacturing facilities in
the United States. The retail stores formally
operated under the names Barry Manufacturing and Zeeman Manufacturing.In 1999 global sales and distribution operations
began on the worldwide web under the trade name Barry's Menswear and Bettermenswear.com. Around that time the retail stores where renamed Barry's Menswear.Barrys has choosen, due to rising operating costs, to pair down their brick and mortar stores and focus more on direct to client selling thru this web store.By selling direct online Barrys can best continue its long history of bring unrivaled value to its clients.
Founder Abe Zeeman immigrated from Russia in 1884 at 17 years of age.
Always enterprising, Abe began selling sewing machines to homemakers
for whom he would obtain piecework from New York manufacturers. As time
went on, Abe’s reputation for dependability grew, and in 1898 he started
a wholesale men’s clothing business of his own, insisting on the finest
fabrics and using the old world tailoring he learned as a child. The
suits were so well received that before long Abe’s menswear was sold
alongside brands like Hart, Schaffner and Marx through the country’s
most exclusive men’s clothiers and department stores.
In 1932 one of Abe’s three sons Harold Zeeman moved the family
business to Allentown Pennsylvania and continued the tradition his
father had begun. During the depression, when retail customers couldn’t
pay their bills, Harold, and his brothers Edward and Jessie began
selling direct to the public right from the cutting rooms. The idea
caught on and it wasn’t long before more factory stores were opened.
During WW2 wool became too scarce of a commodity and was no longer
available for men’s clothing so the company shifted production to the
biggest customer available and began making uniforms for the US Army.
In the post war years honing the quality even further Harold Zeeman Jr. joined his father in the
business and began making private label suits, slacks and sport coats
for America’s largest department stores and hundreds of the finest specialty retailers
including names like Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Wallachs, Mason
Blanch, and Barneys of New York.
As sales grew under Harold Jr.’s direction, the company found itself
in need of added capacity, so in 1964 operations were moved to a new
facility in Gainesville, Georgia. Harold Zeeman Sr, at that time decided to change the company name to Barry Manufacturing ,hoping his grandson, Barry
Zeeman, who was then 2 yrs old ,would continue in the business. Harold Zeeman JR recently passed at the age of 86, and it is in his honer that Barry Zeeman ,the current President is dedicating this online store, Barrysmenswear.com.
As always, Barrysmenswear still maintain
the same old world hand-tailoring and quality techniques handed down
from father to son since 1898!
WHY SHOP AT BARRY'S MENSWEAR
When you shop at Barrys our goal is to provide you high quality
menswear and formalwear at everyday low prices with out a lot of
What really makes shopping at barrys a unique experience is our
attention to your needs by making sure you get the correctly fitting
garment you want.We still believe in old fashioned personal service in store and online.And
even though our values are unbeatable we strive to offer the service
necessary to insure you get a great fitting garment that makes you look
and feel great.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for wardrobe advise.
from help with finding the correct size or help finding which product
will fit your body type best.Also if you would like help finding an
exchange, our wardrobe consultants will be happy to assist you.Just tell
them what your looking for.
If you would like a call back then please include your phone # and a good time to call.
select option 1 for wardrobe advise
Some of Barry's Promises Are:
Perpetual Fit: Free re-alterations for life , on same seams previously altered, for in store clients and for online clients that choose in store delivery and or bring to the store alterations from an online purchase
Wardrobe Consultants trained to help you enhance your wardrobe in the most cost effective manner.
No rush charges for alterations for in store clients and for online clients that choose in store delivery and or bring to the store alterations from an online purchase.
FREE PRESSING for the life of your garment offered only in stores to all clients including online.
Money back and savings guarantees!
OUR SAVINGS GUARANTEE:
WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL SAVE 100'S ON THE SAME FABRICS AND STYLES SEEN IN OTHER SPECIALTY STORES!
HOW BARRYS SAVES YOU MONEY!
Most designers and private label dept stores contract their
production with factories they don’t own. Since our family has been
manufacturing direct ourselves for 4 generations we know how to select
the best factories.
Barry makes sure we source from the same factories as better dept
stores and designers and then sell the same high quality to you without
the high markups of designer labels and the high overhead of dept
stores and specialty stores.
SOME OF OUR CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
GREAT SITE! GREAT SUITS! -K Tyrone Turner Lafayette, IN
I moved to Kansas City with my job 2 years ago from
Atlanta. I have returned to Atlanta several times for business and
pleasure. Each time I have to stop at your store at Southlake to make a
purchase. 2 weeks ago I picked up a black 4 button that was really
sharp. The price was right as usual. Keep me informed of future sales. –
Tony Oglesby Kansas City, MO USA
Purchased a suit in Huntsville Alabama in July 1999. The
quality, style and the price was great. Hope to visit the store again
in the near future. –
Anthony Sanders Hopkinsville, KY USA
I’m originally from Omaha, NE but was on vacation in NC. I
visited Barry’s in Greensboro, NC and left with 3 suits and a variety
of shirts and ties. What GREAT prices and quality merchandise! I was
overjoyed to find out I can STILL purchase from Barry’s online! Ok
Barry, you got me hooked in a GREAT way! –
Larry Walker Bellevue, NE USA
Great deals on fashion clothing. – Ron Craiger Kinder, LA
Great clothing; low prices. You’re the only place I shop. - Rick Fernandez San Antonio, TX
Looking for great styles. – Eddie Lewis Shreveport, LA
Excellent quality of clothes. - Felix A. Martinez Jacksonville, FL
Barry has always exceptional quality and value. - Terry Butler Godfrey, Il USA
I been Buying menwears at Berry for a few years. I do enjoy the Store and sale associates. – Alfred Black,Jr. Tyler, TX
Barry is the only way to go if you want fine men’s clothes that are always in fashion and fit your personal style. - Joseph D Morehead Jr. Raleigh, NC
I like the tall and large sizes in the St. Louis Store. - William Blain Rolla, MO
I was very impressed with the staff of your Glenwood Ave
store. From now on I know I can depend on Barry’s to have what I need
when I need it. Thanks. -
Ebony Mattox Raleigh, NC
Barrys- I have just visited your store for the first time
(Columbus, Ga) and was very much satisfied. The selection of clothing,
the courteous workers and how they did everything to help, wow! It was
great. Keep it up and your sure to have me as a top rated customer for a
looooong time! Thanks!! –
Michael Sears, Ft. Benning, GA
You have great suits at a great price!!!! - Ronald Benjamin, Columbia, SC
The quality of the clothes are great! At my size clothes
don’t usually last long, but Barry far exceeded my expectations. Thanks
Derrick Coggin, Gainesville, GA
Needed a suit in a hurry for a wedding at which I was
officiating. Contacted your manager, Tracy Jones, at the new
Fayetteville, NC store. He shipped it to me by UPS. It got here two days
later. Great service. Great suit for a Big Man. Thanks a million! –
Rev. Jimmy Mack. Morehead City, NC
I bought my groom and my father their tuxedos from you
and all of the groomsmen’s shirt from you as well. I am very pleased
with the quality and service I received. Also the wedding party and my
parents are excited about the money we saved. Thanks! –
Jeanette Turner, Phoenix City, AL
I shop at Barry’s when ever I’m in Dallas & have been doing so for years! Second to none. – Roger Avalier, Monterey, CA
Quality second to none @ a good price!! - Ron Cathey, Greensboro, NC
Always good value! Looking for new wardrobe. – Ruben Rosario, Hampton, VA
I have had nothing but excellent service at Barry and the PRICE IS RIGHT!!!! – Jim Bell, Ooltewah, TN
Thanks for making this so easy! – Dee Ann, Plano, TX
I love the things Barry does for me. Keep up the good work. They are very concerned people and I like that as a customer. – Arthur Bell, Leesville, LA
Excellent value and quality! - Erskin Gray, Knoxville, TN
I think that Barry Manufacturing is a very good place for
big and tall men to find some very nice suits at some very reasonable
Jamile Jackson, Winston-Salem, NC
Barry has the suits at reasonable prices where a married
man with two children can look like he is single. My wife loves the
suits and that makes me happy. I thank you for the excellent service.
Elve S. Jones, III, Riverdale, GA
The savings and quality of the suits are simply
tremendous. During the past two years, I have purchased 24 suits and not
once have I been dissatisfied! Barry’s is the place to get more bang
for your buck! –
Dr. James A. Taylor, Columbia , SC
I think that Barry has the most value for the money and that’s coming from a past employee. – Paul Jones Jr., Salisbury, NC
I think that Barry’s is THE place for today’s Big & Tall man. - Jaymar Jackson, Laurel, MS
It’s always nice to be able to find a Menswear Shop while
on travel for my job. Now, I’m giving all my friends Barry’s address
and Web site to do their next shopping. –
Donald E. Bell, Harrisburg, PA
I shop with Barry often and can always count on the great personal attention that comes with every visit…Thanks Barry!! –
Todd Morse, Azle, TX