What a great store. I had to stop in when I was in town, and I’m glad I did. M. Dumas & Sons is like two stores – a more formal side and a casual side. Both are excellent examples of the ‘Charleston style’ – traditional, but whimsical – and always comfortable. I saw one small rack of socks, if that tells you anything – they seem to subscribe to the ‘sans-socks’ mentality. While they have their own line of sport coats, suits, and formal wear, they also have Dumas labeled polos and pants, alongside quite a few newer labels – Vineyard Vines, Southern Proper, Southern Tide, Castaway, Pennington & Bailes, and Mountain Khakis (to name a few). The staff is very friendly, and the music is good. A good place off King to hang out. My haul:
(Clockwise from top):
1. Vineyard Vines Charleston Latitude/Longitude cap – you can only get it in the Holy City.
2. Vineyard Vines Club Shorts in ‘Bay Leaf’ (really a light gray/green color) – I had a pair of PRL shorts this color that I had to retire, so I was happy when Mrs. Red Clay Soul pointed them out to me.
3. Leather Man LTD ‘Big Red’ SC flip flops – Found these on the half-off rack ($17). Couldn’t resist…
Some highlights (from my iPhone camera):
The Leather Man Rounder – Simply amazing. Every belt you could think of – and some M. Dumas custom ones…
The Southern Proper PC Shorts – Very cool.
The M. Dumas Palmetto Polos – they had about a dozen colors, $39 a piece.
Mountain Khakis Lake Lodge Twill pants in ‘Summer Red’
Lucchese Alligator Boots – not the full ‘gator hide, but good looking, and a steal at $1400.
One of the four Filson shelves. Every model you could think of (including wallets). Otter Green is my new favorite color.
I tried on the Luminox 3051.BO – they had quite a few color variations in the store, but the Blackout version was top notch. This watch will be mine…it is incredible. Other than this stuff, I have to tip my hat to the Castaway selections. I don’t have much experience with that brand, but everything I saw looked really good.
So – next time you are in the Low Country, stop by and see these folks. If you do stop in, please encourage them to fix their website – so you can get any of this stuff at a moments’ notice.