The QG was pleased to announce January’s Heritage Suiting Package, a trio of established brands, offered at an exceptional price. One of these brands, H.Freeman, is the oldest, continuous maker of American-made suiting.
H. Freeman opened in 1885 in the University district of Philadelphia; operated by Freeman and his wife, both master tailors from Russia. Their focus on custom tailoring led to the trademark “Ivy League” look, characterized by a soft, natural shoulder. building their trademark on the Ivy League look of a soft, natural shoulder in tailored clothing.
H.Freeman’s Flagship location is now in our backyard, in Westminster, Maryland. After visiting their factory, we chose to collaborate with them on a line of suits, sport coats and trousers. A few timeless blazers such as this olive green Harris Tweed,
this grey herringbone wool cashmere mix,
as well as, a few tasty plaid numbers.
As far as suits are concerned we opted for the basics, a grey and subtle purple pin stripe, a true blue plain wool and finally a fetching windowpane in light grey.
H. Freeman made their stamp on suiting by adding full horsehair canvas lining to the jacket. Full canvas helps keep the shape and form of the jacket, while adding to its durability. This construction gives the layers of a suit the ability to move separately, allowing for more a natural movement and drape on the body. The softer silhouette achieved by full canvas lining makes the suit more comfortable, as the garment has a natural forgiveness and can take on the shape of the wearer. The final H. Freeman touch is the hand sewn collar, armhole and chest – a trait not often found in the majority of off-the-rack suits.
To truly capture the feel of H. Freeman’s pioneer custom tailoring, we have a made to measure option. Here is an example of a custom tartan tuxedo/dinner jacket made from Holland & Sherry cloth.
Stop by the 5th floor to see the enduring quality and style of an H. Freeman suit for yourself, while supporting American manufacturing.