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Finding the Perfect Gift for Him: A Love Letter to Don Alans, Your Local Men’s Clothier

My boyfriend and I are celebrating our one-year anniversary next week and you know what that means! I need a gift and I need it fast! Men can be painful to shop for and in my opinion, it’s way too hard to order them a gift online. Especially if it’s any type of clothing or footwear. Who knows if they are going to like it and or is it even going to fit? I don’t know about the men in your life, but the men in mine can be extremely picky! Although I have a background in Women’s Fashion and have absolutely no problem shopping for myself I have found it quite difficult to dress the men in my life.


Many years ago I discovered the answer to all of my gift giving problems. Don Alans is a premier men’s clothier here in Pensacola, FL and has been since 2001. They are located on Downtown Palafox and are open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10-4. I adore the Don Alan owners, Courtney and Brian Fitzsimmons. They are always extremely helpful when I go in to buy my boyfriend, dad, and brother gifts and I’m usually coming in hot with no time to spare. The customer service is also top notch. My boyfriend and I needed a last minute suit for a wedding this past fall, so naturally we came to 401 S Palafox St. Brian was able to choose a flattering cut, pin his measurements, and get the suit ready in just a few days! A fantastic turnaround for a custom job!

Don Alans has seriously been a life-saver for me over the years. They are always there for me when I need them, Birthdays, (I may or may not have forgotten about until the day before…WHOOPSIES!) Anniversaries, Christmases, Father’s Days, and many more. The employees are experts in anything menswear. They know how to assemble outfits, how to best fit their clients, and what the latest trends are in the world of premier menswear fashion. I trust that when I go in looking for a gift I can rest assured I will be praised for my excellent gift giving. I mean come on, I have a reputation to uphold here!

Don Alans is staffed by experts, so If you need a more personal touch they have you covered. The store offers personal styling and tailoring services to all of their customers! This takes the stress out of the shopping process. There is nothing better than a man in a well-fitted suit. I love the polished look of a tailored paint leg at the perfect length. The staff here know how to show off the shoe while maintaining a lengthening effect that draws the eye! And I speak from experience, I’m so happy with how my boyfriend looks in his suit.

Next time you find yourself coming up on a special occasion or just want to express your love with a gift, don’t stress any longer. Don Alans is your one stop local shop for all things menswear! And if you want to shop for yourself while shopping for your man, they now offer custom sport coats for women. They also have Maui Jim sunglasses that I personally have to get my hands on. We all know your girl loves her luxury eyewear!