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Alan B. Gaylor

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Alan B. Gaylor (August 19, 1926 – April 15, 2008) was a Houston businessman best known as the founder of Al's Formal Wear. He attended the University of Tulsa on the G.I. Bill, graduating in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and accounting. Education Gaylor was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended the University of Tulsa on the G.I. Bill, graduating in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and accounting. After graduation, he took a job with Acme Brick, who relocated him to Topeka, Kansas. At that time, he and his brother-in-law Al Sankary began talking about going into business together. Business interests In 1957, Gaylor and his wife Lillian opened their first Al's Formal Wear Al's Formal Wear tuxedo shop in downtown Houston, Texas. In 1966, after moving the tuxedo store to a larger location nearby, the Gaylors opened their first Bride 'n Formal store in the original Al's space. Bride 'n Formal offered moderately-priced bridal gowns, bridesmaid
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