Farmington Hills men’s shop donates in ‘Suitember’

David Elkus, owner of Baron’s Wholesale Clothiers in Farmington Hills and Todd’s Menswear in Royal Oak have launched Suitember, a national partnership of men’s suit shops to help those in need.

Phil and David Elkus
Phil and David Elkus (Contributed)

Suitember is designed to highlight both the benefits of dressing well and helping local charities in each store’s community.

Baron’s will be fundraising with the Friendship Circle of Michigan. While closed to the public, Thursday evenings in September are reserved for supporters of the Friendship Circle. Not only will they be able to buy their menswear at wholesale prices, 10 percent of their sales will go back to the Friendship Circle, a nonprofit, which supports 3,000 individuals with special needs and their families.

Friendship Circle’s innovative programming teaches children across southeastern Michigan and northern Ohio life skills through social, recreational, vocational and therapeutic programming. The organization also provides support to individuals and families struggling with isolation, addiction and other family-related crises.

Todd’s Menswear’s “Trade in Trade Up” event for Suitember provides rebates up to $50 for a fresh, new suit with each well-loved suit customers trade in. These suits will be donated to Unified – HIV Health and Beyond, formerly the AIDS Partnership Michigan, created to advance prevention and increase access to healthcare and community research in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Suits donated will be used for their Closet service providing new outfits for their clients.

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