Gentry Ltd was opened in the Spring of 1965 across the street from Wichita State University as a college prep clothing store for men. As styles changed and Gentry customers began successful careers, the store's target clientele changed along with its merchandise. In 1974 Gentry Ltd moved to north Rock Road and began selling business attire in place of college prep wear. As business grew, so did Gentry Ltd.
In 1983 a second store was opened at the downtown location of Broadway and William. The two locations were maintained for almost a decade, but as styles moved away from suits and sportcoats, demand for professional dress attire subsided. As business casual became the norm in the corporate world, Gentry Ltd adjusted its merchandise to match the customer's needs.
In 2005, current owner, Britt Fulmer, decided to move into the upscale Waterfront development, next door to CAs men's grooming. Moving away from the crowded Rock Road and next to the premier men's grooming store in Wichita has increased the accessibility as well as the convenience of image management for men.