The Southern gentleman and ladies of Nashville enjoyed a lifestyle
around a myriad of social events, and they demanded the latest New York
fashions. As a result, Zadoc Levy’s entrepreneurial spirit and vision, helped the
small shop grow to become a favorite of Nashville elite. By the turn of the
century, Raphael Z. Levy, one of the founder’s sons, took over the family
business, moving the store to Fourth Ave North.
However, in the 1920’s his sons, Herbert and Alfred Levy Sr, came to work to
continue the iconic family business, and by the 1940’s, the business passed
into the hands of another generation of Zadoc’s descendants, Ralph Z Levy, Sr. and A. J. Levy Jr.
Afterwards, in 1998, fifth generation owner David W. Levy, Ralph Z. Levy’s son, assumed leadership
of the family business, now located in Green Hills. Under his stewardship, Levy’s has risen to new
heights of success, presenting upscale designer apparel for men and women along with custom
tailoring services that stay true to Levy’s roots.
As a result, today, Levy’s is the oldest men’s clothing store in America and one of the best in the nation.
Zadoc Levy would surely be proud. His dream lives on, bigger than he could have ever imagined.
After all, that’s the true spirit and nature of the American dream.