Pockets, the Dallas-based men’s specialty store, will celebrate its 40th year in business with a special photography installation that will make its debut tonight during the store’s anniversary event. The installation, “Men of Dallas,” celebrates local luminaries including Dallas-born actor Scoot McNairy, local NFL star DeMarcus Ware, Pockets founder David Smith, photographer Steve Wrubel and others in a new ad campaign.
Last fall, Pockets reopened under new management and relocated from Highland Park Village to The Plaza at Preston Center, about two miles away. The shop is now owned by Doug Duckworth, who had worked with David Smith, the original Pockets owner, for 36 years, and by Andy Weil, who had been with the store for nine years. Smith founded the business with his wife Margaret in 1974.
“We are honored to have these 11 men represent our community and help us as we celebrate 40 years of business. This is a huge milestone for our brand. We have been fortunate over the years to have a loyal customer following, who we credit with our ever-growing success. Each man, in his own way, has shaped the way we look at our city. There is a sense of pride with that,” Weil said.