When you grow up in a family that is six generations deep into selling menswear, you’re pretty well set up to become an expert at it–even at the ripe old age of…wait for it….20!
Growing up the granddaughter of James Fleishman, Ariel has been around the industry her entire life. Mr. Fleishman opened his first menswear store “Fleishman’s” in downtown Fayetteville more than 50 years ago. Most recently he owned T. Alexander’s in Cross Creek Mall until it’s recent closing. “I worked in the family business from the time I was 15 and I take pride in the menswear business,” Ariel said. When the store closed, she realized that she still loved this niche market and came to Ashby’s Menswear soon after. “I just love this stuff. I love helping someone find the right fit and look for himself. Suits are supposed to look like they were made for you–and it doesn’t matter if they are custom not. We will make the right suit look like it was made just for you,” she added. With summer in full swing, Ariel put together two different looks that she likes for summer, one dressy and one casual.
Ariel’s First Pick: Gray and Pink “I love gray and pink because it just stands out. It can be business, or you can wear it out for fun. But I just love that it’s not boring,” she commented as she put together this look. Ariel’s Second Pick: Balance “When I look at this put together I just think it’s very easy-going but can still be professional with the jacket. I’m a fan of blending colors. They don’t have to be exactly the same to match–they just have to balance. That’s the secret.” For both of these looks and tons more, stop by our store at 379 Westwood Shopping Center, Fayetteville. Or go to our website, Ashby’s Menswear. We have TONS to choose from and lots of summer specials you don’t want to miss: