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Kaufman's Tall & Big Men's Shop celebrates 50th anniversary

Apr '08
He opened Kaufman's first store in 1958 at 3422 S. Broadway and moved the business into its current location at 3395 S. Broadway about 20 years ago. Sam Kaufman took over day-to-day operations of the business in 1995 and opened
the Seattle store that same year.

A former Tulane college football player, Fred Kaufman saw the need for big and tall clothing -- not just for himself, but for the many Denver athletes he became acquainted with.

Fred, and now his son, Sam, have steadily built up clientele for 50 years. Together, they have sold clothing to some of the most famous names in Denver Sports.

From Basketball Hall-of-Famer Julius Irving and former Denver Nuggets Head Coach and ABA-NBA player Dan Issel to former Denver Bronco defensive line All-Pro Karl Mecklenburg to present day sports figures such as Denver Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony and Colorado Rockies Manager Clint Hurdle.

"It's my pleasure to extend a happy 50th to Sam and Fred," said Hurdle, the Rockies skipper. "You don't get to be 50 by accident; their attention to detail and service is outstanding, and the choice of brands, fabrics and designers is top shelf across the board. I started doing my shopping there in the '02 season, and I'm not going anywhere else."

Fred Kaufman acknowledged that even though it's important to cater to professional athletes, the store is also focused on serving the growing big and tall customer market.

"I've been out there 50 years, and the whole population, not just athletes, is getting bigger. We have been very
successful in picking out the right fashions and trying not to charge extra for big clothes."

Sam Kaufman believes the secret to his store's longevity and success is offering the best selection possible to his target market.

"We can't sell everything to everybody, but we can offer the best service to every customer, and we strive to treat every customer the same."

Sam also attributes his store's success to identifying the latest fashions at trade shows and working with manufacturers to translate them into big and tall clothing. And all that hard work pays off the second the customer walks into the store.

"It's all about building relationships and friendships with our customers," said Sam Kaufman. "We offer quality, value, selection and customer service we treat people right. I go home every night and I sleep well, knowing I did the right thing."

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