The Texas Clothier was established in 1976 by visionary founder, Dain Higdon. With an eye for quality, he assembled the very best in menswear from all over the world. In an era of polyester, Dain hand selected clothing made from the finest natural fiber fabrics and pioneered a change in the Austin fashion scene.
As Austin grew and evolved so did The Texas Clothier. The early 80s brought with it the strong power suit and a desire to "dress for success." The late 80s and early 90s brought designer clothing from Italy and the Italian silhouette and fit. As the tech boom of the late 90s hit Austin, so did a casual mindset and The Texas Clothier introduced new lines of fine casual wear appropriate for the times...the office, the golf course, or a casual brunch. Dain continues to influence the attire of Austin with the inclusion of unique items in tune with local culture today such as Dos Carolinas linen guayaberas and Southern Tide polos, perfect for a day of strolling along South Congress or a hot summer night listening to live music.
For the past ten years, The Texas Clothier has focused on finding items that are not only different by design, but also meet the needs of the Austin lifestyle and climate. Since opening 36 years ago, Dain has introduced close to 200 menswear lines to Austin - Canali, Alden, Trafalgar, Kenneth Gordon, Martin Dingman, Smathers and Branson, and Southern Tide. Sensitive to the Texas weather, Dain has also brought in items - such as unlined suits - especially made to be cooler for the Texas heat.
Over the years The Texas Clothier has remained a destination for the Texas gentleman. Dain maintains a strict commitment to true customer service and a store outfitted with the interesting and unusual. This unique mixture of attire has attracted governors, senators, captains of industry, musicians, movie stars, and many of the people who make Austin what it is today. Dain's insistence upon unrivaled quality, service, and selection continues to bring in those that require the absolute uncompromised best in men's apparel.