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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 18

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 18

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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FpAY EVENING Crifiune MAY 8, 1931 19 SPECIAL ANNO UNCEMENT PAGE FOREMAN AND CL ARK l-ClothiersOpen. New, Store Tomorrow EXPANSION TO S31 STAHTEO STORE-TD DPEN HER QUARTERS Foreman and Clark, upstairs clothier for men. will nnrn a new store in th former Watinn tnnmrmw Congratulation from Lee Paper Co. i 555 Franklin St. EAST PLANNED CHAIN STORES Five Stores Located In California Cities Foreman Clar upstairs cloth-ing stores on the Pacific coast are located at Twelfth and- Washington streets, Oakland; Stockton and Ellis streets, San Francisco; Seventh and streets, Sacramento; Seventh and Hill and Third and Main streets, Log Angeles, and Fifth street and Broadway, San Diego. In addition to these stores, there The store upstair at Twelfth and Washington has been completely remodeled and between 5000 and 7500 new coato and suits hang upon the racb for this occasion. L. O. FOREMAN (insej) is director of the Pacific coast stores for this firm, which began 2 1 years ago with a $3 1 0 capital and now has stores from coast to coast. at ON DID SITE are about seventy authorized agents Foreman and Clark Second; Foreman Clark clothing store has had a rather romantic business history, according to officials of the company, who arrived in Oakland for the opening of the new store tomorrow. s. A little more than 21 years ago two young men with $310, a purpose and a determination to build a lasting business, rented a small back room on the second floor of a Los Angeles building and started a men's clothing business. Today the S310 capital has Floor Establishment Re Ot built Since Fire. Congratulations Foreman Clark Osgbod Drug Co; 12th and Washington 1 in as many communltiea in California and-Oregon. DAILY STYLE SERVICE Foreman Clark, say officials of that firm, provide the only dally men's style service In America with new models going forward dally from fivg Foreman Clark stores and authorized agencies from coast to coast. Joining hands with the entire employed personnel, W. A. and I O. owners of Foreman Clarke will celebrate the reopening of the Oakland store, corner Twelfth and Washington, although these two founders of the business will be in touch with the store only by long distance telephone from New York City. The two Foremans are now In the east supervising the expansion of the Foreman Clark retail system there. New stores have Just been completed in Kansas City, Chicago, and it is said that a new store in Detroit is in prospect. Ii, O. Foreman one of the founders of Foreman Clark, is In clothing stores from coast to coast. grown Into a chain of upstairs with an income In excess of 000,000. In addition to huge retail stores Another milestone will be added the history of the Foreman and Clark chain of upstairs clothing 'stores from coast to coast with the opening of the new and Improved 'Foreman and Clark store, Twelfth Washington streets, tomorrow. While Foreman and Clark, will occupy" the entire second floor of the same building they were in for 15 years It is to all practical pur-Coses an entirely new Foreman and -Clark atore which will greet vlst- all over the United States the original $310 grew Into sufficient cap Jf WASHINGTON ital to Duiid rive large clothing factories said to be turning out and shipping 10,000 garments weekly. charge of the firm's on the Pacific coast. While Mr. Foreman's headquarters are in Los Angeles, he spends much of his time The Foreman ark uostairs i tors tomorrow according to Henry MAKKJjiT J. uomoe, manager. clothing chain is said to be "typically American." in the bay district In the com Foreman and Clark hav. occu pany's Interests. He Is assisted In pled this location for about IB years. Last January a fire dam managing the six California Foreman Clark stores by J. C. Miller, well known in retail circles here. aged the building arid the firm moved to a temporary location on Broadway while rebuilding end modeling work was In progress, HAS NEW INTERIOR This renovated store, which will be re-opened to Eastbay visitors J. H. Lesser, Pres. 1 21 9-23 Washington St. TO our good neighbors, Foreman Clark, we offer sincere congratulations on the re-opening of your store. May you be as successful in the future as in the past. tomorrow, has a new front and an entirely new interior. A broad Manager Aided By Display Expert Henry J. Combe, manager of the Oakland Foreman Clark store, has been assisted In preparations for the opening of the new store tomorrow by J. I Flfield of Angeles. In discussing the windows, Flfield said: "The display windows have been deigned for the convenience of customers. The windows, which follow the stairway 100 feet from street to the second floor, may be view from the street." I I ii -w4y3 fii: tit -nay' 'riiew easy rising stairway will lead Neon Sign to Call Attention to Store One of the very latest neon signs will call attention to the Foreman Clark store at Twelfth and Washington streets, This sign, made by the Electrical Products corporation, carries out the Foreman Clark colors of blue and gold. It "Foreman gc Clark, World's Biggest Clothiers." 'to tha aecond floor a new marauee will mark the entrance, The new display windows loading from street to store, according to Combe, are the last word in "die- nlay efficiency. Inside the store the customer will find everything designed for effl clency and convenience, store offl clala declare. Daylight floods into nook and corner and tier after tier of iron clothing racks contain For' man and Clark clothing? Rent Redaction The iron racks tell a significant SMEN To Benefit Patrons atory. says Combe. svMnnr, or business I I- Reduction In rent from $1700 15 SALE TO BE ON "Upon these plain iron racks virtually hang the success of Fore per month to $760 per month will enable the Foreman Clark store to give better values than before, man and Clark, for they typify the economy with which the business has been conducted since two Claude according to II. J. Combe, manager. Extension Shoulders, otch Lapels Latest Style tips gleaned from an inspection of the new spring and summer models being shown by Foreman Clark. Include the information that notch lapels, and extension shoulders typify the smartest garments. Most coats are of the two-button stlyle, while a few double-breasteds are being shown. Grays In all tones seem to be the favored shades, although frrowns, tans and blues are still in the running. The general tendency is toward plainer cut garments and more 'subdued patterns in woolens. The reduction takes effect with young men started out 21 years ago with a capita of $310, which aince has grown into a nation-wide ten the opening of the new store at Twelfth and Washington, the same location occupied by Foreman million dollar a year business. "Tha visitors who will be wel i VV Clark since "We have always been successful comed at the store tomorrow also will not tha absence of mahogany, walnut or other hard wood fixtures that spell expense. The visi 0 When Foreman Clark open their new men's clothing store at Twelfth and Washington streets tomorrow, 15 salesmen will assist Henry "Combe, manager. In serving the first day'a visitors. The- Oakland atore has 60 permanent employees, Combe states, including porters, salesmen, tailors n. LONG COFFEE MAN 458 12th St, also 10th Street Market In this location," Combe declared today; "that Is why we have remodeled this store Instead of moving to another part of the city. After the old lease expired some and office staff. few months back Foreman Clark officials made a systematic survey of available locations in Oakland, and were finally unanimous in their choice of remaining at Twelfth and Washington." tor, however, will see a comfortable, clean salesroom done in the Foreman and Clark color acheme of erenm and blue tones. "Still further evidence of the continuance of policies that built the business is the fact that price levels actually have been materially lowered with the announced policy of a "return to pre-war prices." WlLZi HAVE LARGE STOCK "Oakland's Foreman and Clark atore re-opens tomorrow with between 6000 and. 7600 new spring and Summer suits and top coata on the plain iron racks. The suits and coata have been shipped direct from the five Foreman and Clark open testimonial Jo the Electrical Welcome Back-to 12th and Washington Science Is Used to Products Corporation, exclusive manu- Commenting on businesa conditions. Combe said today: "The last quarter of 1930 and so far In 1931 Foreman Clark have enjoyed the greatest volume of business In their 21 years' his tory," Combe declared that the above information has Just been received from Foreman Clark manufacturing headquarters In New York. Combe also declares that despite the fact that many national firms havre been letting off help Instead of hiring, Foreman Clark's payroll is the largest In the history of Test All Woolens An interesting angle on modern facturers of Claude Neon Signs, who so manufacturing, efficiency la the woolen-testing laboratory in the famed Watervliet factory of Foreman ft Clark. Here is duplicated every acientiflo device used for testing woolens at the United States bureau of standards in factories located In Watervliet, N. Corning and Troy, New York: New York City and Sayre, Penn." Combe stated today that designing departments and factories have been busy for two months planning for the Oakland opening, which will this men's clothing manufacturing and distributing firm. artistically designed and created our large new Neon display, We hereby express our appreciation for the splendid work of this company, and for the fine spirit of cooperation accorded us at all times. Washington, D. C. Every yard ft woolens that goes Into the maing of Foreman Clark garments must be tested for weave, weight, wear and color Keeping the rear window clean makes the mirror that much more display one of the most complete CORNER WASHINGTON stocks of new garments ever shown effective in knowing what Is going on in the rear of the car. In tha Eaatbay. Merchandise and salesrooms have pot received all the attention In the new store, says the general man Lease Negotiations ager. "Service facilities are Important with this firm, for Foreman Clark are known the country over for their "servlce-after-purchasef policy. Included In equipment "of the new store is a battery of factory pressing machines iiald to be unique in retail clothing atore on CONGRATULATIONS TO FOREMAN CLARK Best Wishes pritrucjp 0 Foreman Clark Foreman Clark Location Completed by COLDWELL, CORNWALL BANKER Financial Center Bldg. OAKLAND "Say nocllV voy "BACK HOME AGAIN" Corner 12th and Washington Pacific Freight Lines ari3 the Drayage Service Corporation 1640 18th Street congratulate, FOREMAN CLARK 1209 near 12th 4 Good NeighborsForeman Clark You Are Welcome! J. MESMER SMITH SHOE COMPANY 473 13th Street dGPENNlC llth and Washington Street Congratulations and best Wishes to our friends and neighbors Foreman Clark on their re -opening The J. C. Penney Company congratulates Foreman Clark on the reopening of their store at 12th and Washington streets. With best wishes for your continued success. A. SAMMON Manager Oakland Store LAV new storg mi mi This is a Busy Corner- Congratulations to Foreman Clark Hartford Fire Insurance Co. A ND a busy tenant for adjoining store, fourteen by eventy feet, with beautiful show windows, or a very light and airy loft, thirty by seventywill also be welcome; any line of desirable retailer. Congratulations FOREMAN CLARK inodeiIiaiiiesl lor Gold Raised, Letter 1 Signs by Mulvany; THE HARRISON C0RI and Hartford Accident Indemnity Co. 720 California Street San Francisco iQassHied 't East Bay Sign Co. 1333 Market Street Room 1111 Exzh-v-z E'

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