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Clothing,  Lifestyle

What’s In Your Closet?

For slimmer men, men’s shopping is basically a pain in the rear. The cuts are wrong, the legs are too wide, and if you find something that fits, the colors or fabrics suck. I’m sure if I spent some time online, I could find things I like. Recently, a facebook friend was making the same complaint and one of his friends recommended Belk.

Much to my surprise there is a Belk store near New Braunsfels. So, of course, I hopped into the car and drove to it. When you arrive, the store looks like a fancy plumbing fixture store, certainly not the entrance I expected for a retail clothing shop, but nice nonetheless.

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Blek entrance in New Bransfels










It is a bit of an odd store, not too large, and filled with vignettes of major brands, bit tiny ones with a limited selection. I will give them credit for carrying varied sizes and well-stocked with the hard to find “men’s short shorts,” 7 inch inseam. So that made me happy, particularly at a $25 (on sale) price point.

The inventory sports a number of things you won’t find at Macy’s or Dillard or Nordys. I think their buyers are bit more youthful.

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Intersting color combos
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A tartan blazer form the house brand.










I would not say to make a mad dash down there, but if in the area, it is work a quick walk-through.

Scott Ballew has lived in and around Austin for more than 25 years. Professionally, Scott works in technology and publishing while his personal life is focused on supporting the arts and charitable fundraising.