Architecture of a Suit
This is a Hickey Freeman suit.
Every button is fastened with silk thread — thread that’s quietly luminous in color, yet strong enough to endure the stress of daily wear. The buttons are durable, rich, and real, made of mother of pearl and water-buffalo horn. The suit is lined with Bemberg lining, the gold standard, which won’t fade or shrink. The lining of the undercollar is made of the finest Irish linen, instead of felt, and that gives the collar extra resilience.
Elegant fabrics have been washed in the mountain streams of the Biella region of Northern Italy, which has given them an exquisite softness. The Hickey Freeman team stays in close contact with the most prestigious weavers in Italy and the United Kingdom, working with these mills to make sure that all fabrics are developed to Hickey Freeman’s exclusive and exacting specifications.
Think of it as sartorial mastery matched with high-tech ingenuity: Hickey Freeman suits are cut using today’s state-of-the-art methods, and yet they uphold the standards of the world’s most revered bespoke tailors.
Shoulder sleeves are cut with a gentle forward curve to conform to the natural curve of your shoulders, while the sleeves echo the bend of your arm. Craftsmen hand-fit the shoulder pad to the armhole to ensure a perfect shape. Full Canvas Construction makes the suit soft, supple, and sculpted for a long life of supreme performance—just place the suit on a hanger and wrinkles will disappear.
The coat has been hand-pressed and hand-stitched at the company’s Temple to Fine Tailoring in Rochester, New York. All of these details create an American suit that looks and feels superior. That quality is evident in the way the suit feels on your shoulders, along your arms, and at your fingertips.
Look closely. This is Hickey Freeman. You can tell.