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.
Gary Flynn | President and CEO
A veteran of the retail industry, Gary began his career with Nordstrom at the age of 18. Although new to Charleston, Gary has always been drawn to the style of the South and M. Dumas and Sons in particular. The heritage of M Dumas and Sons and what it means to the local community and overall style of the South, drives Gary and his team to constantly be searching for whats new and next! When not in the store, Gary can often be found spending time with his family on their boat, riding his motorcycle, or training for races of which he estimates he has run 100+ of!
Price Ferrara | Sales Manager
Price was born and raised in Charleston, SC and attended The College of Charleston. With 15 years of retail experience and almost 6 years at Dumas, Price has become a valuable member of the team. An avid watch and car enthusiast, Price's favorite car is a '93 Porsche 911 Turbo S "Leichtbaul". Although he loves his tattoo's (60 and counting) and guitars (15 years playing), Price says what excites him most right now is working with some of the best fabric mills and custom clothing producers in the world, to give his clients an unparalleled shopping experience in Charleston.
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
A recent graduate of Furman University, Clark joined the M. Dumas and Sons team from Greenville, SC where he has been working in the clothing industry since he was in high school. Clark's biggest style inspiration comes from classic films like James Bond. Favorite Brands In-Store: Eleventy Milano, Southern Tide, Hickey Freeman
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.
Tommy Stubbs | Sales Associate
Tommy is originally from Maryland, but has lived in South Carolina for 32 years. After spending 5 years in the military and 10 years in finance, Tommy joined the M. Dumas and Sons team where he has been the last 5 years. When not at work, Tommy enjoys spending time in the outdoors and going to live music shows. Little know fact: Tommy is an avid bowler so be careful if you see him at the lanes! Favorite Brands In-Store: Faherty, Eton, Southern Tide