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Mark Shale Through the Years

Since 1929, when we opened our doors as the Al Baskin Store, the fashion industry has seen a lot of changes…and so have we. The store was initially named for our founder and later changed to Mark Shale, after Al’s 2 children. The Baskin family still owns Mark Shale today. Check out some of our favorite memorabilia. 

The 1940's

During the 1940s, men’s fashion still centered on suits, but sweater vests and knitted waistcoats were also popular. Mark Shale offered each one of these popular styles to our customers to fit their specific style needs. Whether in need of casual attire or an outfit for a night on the town, Mark Shale was the place to shop. As clothing options expanded, we made sure our staff was always in the know by working with designers and understanding fit.

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