The Southern gentleman and ladies of Nashville enjoyed a lifestyle
around a myriad of social events and they demanded the latest New York
fashions. Through Zadoc Levy’s entrepreneurial spirit and vision, the
humble shop grew 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. 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.
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. Today, Levy’s is recognized as 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.