Folchi’s Tuxedos and Menswear is a staple in menswear here in the Tri-State. Offering everything from sharp business wear to extravagant evening wear, they also boast a variety of designers such as Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Allure for Men, Coppley, and Baronie.

Mark, Marisa, and Mike Folchi after winning ‘Specialist of the Year’ at the Savvi Formal Wear banquet in Atlanta, Georgia.

This family-owned business has been providing its customers with unique lines, an expert tailored fit and outstanding customer service for almost 45 years with big plans for the future, and a strong past that continues to inspire.

Folchi’s is what it is today thanks to Italian immigrants Adelo and Natalina Folchi. In addition to settling in and establishing a new life in Kenwood, Ohio, they also started a family, and in 1973, opened an alteration shop that specialized in both men and women’s custom tailoring. They later expanded their services to include tuxedo rentals and sales.

In 2000, their sons Mike and Mark Folchi purchased the business and expanded it even further by opening additional locations in Anderson (Anderson Towne Center) and in Liberty Township (Liberty Towne Center) offering a full array of menswear fashions featuring in stock and custom made suits, tuxedos and casual sportswear.

“We are planning an extensive expansion of our Kenwood flagship store to offer a much larger in house selection in our showroom of suits, sportswear and accessories,” according to Mike Folchi. The sky is the limit for the Folchi Family, and their goal is to offer their customers the widest range of merchandise that keeps them coming back each season.

Mike says he and his family love to be a part of life’s biggest celebrations and has dressed generations of families for proms, graduations, weddings, social events, and charity fundraisers. The staff at Folchi’s, Mike says, makes it their priority to make their customers feel welcome whether they’re a long-time customer, a passerby just window shopping or someone purchasing an entire wardrobe for the season.  

Something unique about the experience at Folchi’s, according to Mike, is the close relationship ttheir team develops with each customer.  At each store, you can be sure to be greeted by a Folchi family member and their experienced associates. Mike oversees the Kenwood Location, Mark oversees the Anderson location, and their sister, Marisa Folchi Strickland oversees the Liberty Center. 

Groomsmen outfitted in Folchi’s formal attire

“My favorite part is getting to know generations of families from attending their high school prom, graduation, first job interview, wedding, and all social and memorable events . It’s great seeing familiar and friendly faces,” says Mike.

As for current trends, Mike says you can never go wrong with the classic bow tie for business and wedding attire. Some of their favorite on-trend accessories at the moment are suspenders, cummerbunds, French cuff shirts with monograms and personalized cuff links. Pocket squares and patterned socks are also a must have at the moment.

If you aren’t the most fashion savvy guy in the bunch—have no fear! The team at Folchi’s are experts in fashion and can help with recommendations for any occasion. Whether you’re getting married or going to a job interview, Folchi’s Tuxedos and Menswear can help you look your best. Popular colors for wedding parties have been various shades of blue, including navy, cobalt, and French blue. For all those interviewing for jobs at the moment or in the very near future; Folchi’s recommends wearing a navy blue suit, crisp white shirt, patterned tie, a brown leather belt, and brown leather shoes (either a cap toe, winged tip, or lace up shoe).

If you have an upcoming event or wedding where you need to look your best, Folchi’s is the destination for you. They specialize in custom fitting out of town groomsmen and family members for suits, formal attire or sportswear. To learn more, stop into one of their three locations, visit their website at folchis.com, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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