About the Clothes Post
The Clothes Post started in 1962 in the same location it holds today in downtown Petoskey, providing traditional and updated traditional menswear with an emphasis on service.
With over 55 years of experience in mens garment fitting and tailoring, The Clothes Post staff are diligent about helping customers find the right fit in quality menswear.
We also provide free gift wrapping and, if we don’t have your desired product in the store, we will special order it if it’s available.
Our Mission Statement: “Providing the right product with the best service we can provide in fulfilling your menswear needs.”
Jeff Pagel, Owner
When I started in the menswear business, leisure suits and Nehru jackets were the big rage, along with 100% polyester double-knit slacks, suits and sport coats. Flare bottom slacks were starting to take hold as well as wide ties. Some styles haven’t changed much since 1970.
It’s been fun for myself to see the changes. Since I was 12 or 13 years old, I always had an interest in mens clothing. As a young boy, I used to follow my older brother around when he worked in a local menwear store, the store where I eventually got my start and continue with my passion to this day. That store is no longer there but it was across the street from where The Clothes Post is today.
I am fortunate to be living in the town where I was born and grew up… Petoskey. I feel very fortunate to be in the business that I love. I enjoy the many relationships that I have had over the 40 years at The Clothes Post. I am also very proud of my two grown children, Lindsey and Matthew, and my grandchildren Maxwell, Jacob, and Evelyn.
My goal is to stay in this business as long as I can. If I can help my customers with their menswear needs, I’ll feel good about myself and know that I have done my job.
Bob, retired from the insurance business, has been a Sales Associate at the Clothes Post since 1994.
Mae’s bookkeeping skills have kept the Clothes Post up and running since 1976, and she also helps out as a Sales Associate from time to time.
Geoff has been a Sales Associate at the Clothes Post off and on since 1976.
Bonnie takes care of all our alterations at the Clothes Post. Bonnie has been doing our tailoring since 2003.
Lindsey started at The Clothes Post in January, 2018. She assists with the book keeping and as a sales associate.