Having made a career in dapper menswear, Ken Himmelstein — who owns the Samuel Parker store in Lake Falls Village — loves clothes and has a knack for putting together his own Ken-authentic look. As he stands amid cashmere sweaters and English button-down shirts, he looks elegant enough to be a mannequin in the smart shop window.
You look great Ken. But a little summery with the orange T-shirt and white shoes!
Touch my jacket. It’s cashmere.
And the shoes?
My white bucks. I wear them year-round.
So you call your style…?
How long have you been in the business?
I was on the wholesale side for 30 years. I was a Ralph Lauren rep and also worked for high-end menswear firms.
Is there anything you feel you can’t wear in Baltimore?
No, I have big (nerve). If I don’t dress like this, who will?
Who will? The customer who appreciates beautiful suits and tweed blazers, pants, shirts and a cashmere sweater in every color. And great shoes.
My customer is the professional man who likes clothes.