File photo by The Columbus Dispatch

Trading a military uniform for business attire isn't an easy transition.

Columbus-based clothier Hunter & Lords is seeking nominations for a contest that will award a custom-tailored suit and pair of Allen Edmonds shoes to four deserving servicemen, said Jim Rieser, the company's vice president of sales.

The contest runs through July 4. Ohioans who have served in the U.S. military during the past five years are eligible. Winners will be picked from each of the four branches--Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Nominations can be submitted here: As of Friday, 30 entries had been submitted. "Based on these stories, it's going to be very challenging" to pick the winners, Rieser said.

--Dana Wilson