About M. Dumas & Sons History

Founded in 1917 by Mendel Dumas, M. Dumas & Sons has evolved into an iconic men’s specialty retailer in historic downtown Charleston, S.C. Initially known as a uniform shop for service jobs, M. Dumas & Sons evolved into becoming the sole provider of uniforms for naval officers stationed in the seaside town, as well as offering an expansive array of hunting and outdoor apparel. Beginning in the 1960s, M. Dumas & Sons became known for its fashion denim, and transitioned fulltime into the men’s apparel arena in 1993 with the addition of Tommy Bahama to its product offerings, when Tommy Bahama was a little known brand. Today, M. Dumas offers our customers one of the widest assortment of men’s specialty store brands in America and is known for it deep product selection within each of the brands it selects.

In the fall of 2015, M. Dumas & Sons completed a $2 million renovation of its iconic store, solidifying its position as the Town and Country clothier of the Lowcountry. Today, Charleston locals and tourists alike still consider M. Dumas & Sons a welcoming, historic King Street specialty retailer who is a permanent staple of the city’s landscape.

About the Owner

David Dumas | Owner

Born into this industry, David Dumas grew up folding clothes for his grandfather, Mendel Dumas. Mendel, along with David's parents, Claire and Joe Dumas, provided him a great foundation in the world of retail. After graduating from American University, David studied retail as an assistant buyer at Lord and Taylor and worked in apparel manufacturing. Since coming back to Charleston in his mid 20's, David eats, sleeps, and breathes M. Dumas & Sons, as the third generation owner.

The Team

Gary Flynn | President and CEO

Gary has been in the retail industry for over 30 years. He and his family have moved to Charleston to pursue his passion for retail fashion through M. Dumas and Sons. Little known fact: Gary loves to run, but we are interested to see how the Charleston humidity affects him.

Price Ferrara | Sales Associate

Price was born and raised in Charleston, SC and attended The College of Charleston. With 15 years of retail experience and almost 4 years at M. Dumas, Price has become a valuable member of the team. Little known fact: Price can rip a Gibson.

Colin Richardson | Sales Associate

After 10 years at M. Dumas and almost 30 years in the clothing business, Colin has become one of our most popular sales associates. Little known fact: Colin can run a pool table with one arm tied behind his back.

Clark Hickerson | Sales Associate

Clark has been in the clothing industry since he was in high school. He recently graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC. Little known fact, he graduated with Summa Cum Laude distinction.

Lisa Craig | Marketing Coordinator

Lisa grew up in Anderson, SC and attended Clemson University. She joined M. Dumas in 2015 where she has become a vital part of the team. Little known fact: Lisa is awesome and has three daughters attending Clemson University at the same time.