Best of the Boat men’s clothing store: Allen’s Clothing |

Best of the Boat men’s clothing store: Allen’s Clothing

Kris and Tod Allen at Allen’s Clothing, which again won Best Men’s Clothing Store. (Photo by John F. Russell)

It’s a good family to be in for hand-me-downs. Allen’s Clothing, which has sewn up Best Men’s Clothing Store for eight years straight, owes much of its success to its four-generation hierarchy.

The company was founded by George Allen and his son, Bill, in 1949 and is now co-owned by Bill’s son, Tod, and his wife, Robin, as well as their son, Kris.

“What’s driven us all these years is catering to locals,” Tod said. “They’ve always been our No. 1 customer.”

As far as their product mix, they cater to what the typical Steamboat resident would wear day in and day out.

“We try to carry clothing that the everyday Steamboat person wears a regular basis,” Tod said.

Adds Kris: “It’s more of a sportswear world for us here rather than a dressy style — things seem to be getting a little more casual these days. We carry brands that capture the mountain lifestyle.”

Best Men’s Clothing Store

• Winner: Allen’s Clothing
• Runners-up: Urbane and Ski Haus

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