Our Heritage

Started in 1914 by Robert McVicar, J.H. Howard, and John Millhaubt at 210 East Douglas in Wichita, Kansas as McVicar, Howard, & Millhaubt. The name was later changed to McVicar’s Menswear.

In 1965 Jerry Johnston bought the clothing store from Robert McVicar’s nephew, Russ McVicar. The store was then located at 2714 Boulevard Plaza.

The store operated as McVicar’s Menswear until 1976 when “Johnston” was added to the name. “Johnston McVicars” moved to 808 South Hillside in 1985 at which time the name was changed to Johnston’s For Men.

In the spring of 2005, Jerry’s son J.V. Johnston and long time associate Kevin Edmundson built a 13,000 square foot store at 12111 E. 21st St. North (on east 21st at K-96). Today Johnston’s continues the tradition of providing top quality clothing for men, specializing in big and tall sizes. The expansion of the store includes “The Boutique” for top-notch women’s fashion and “Section37” offering Wichita’s best choice of contemporary fashions for men and women.

Taste is the guide to fashion, experience is the guide to quality, and dedication is the guide to service. This tradition, well known in the community, is your guarantee of satisfaction when you walk out of our store.

But excellence is more than the above. It includes the pleasures that await you when you walk into our store. It includes an exciting array of newly arrived clothes from the best labels and designers in the world, an environment that allows you to relax and enjoy your visit, and most of all it includes our professionals who will help you select outfits that reflect your individuality, project a sense of confidence, and keep you in step with the times.

We will direct you to outfits and accessories that are refreshing and practical, and suited to the occasions when you will wear them. And they will make sure that every item you select is tailored and ready to fit you perfectly in 3–5 days with same day alterations available.

There’s one more pleasure offered by our tradition of excellence. It is the pleasure we experience when we serve you. In that spirit we are pleased to invite you to visit our store, to share with us the pleasures of excellence.