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Samuelsohn completes purchase of Hickey-Freeman assets

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TonyThe Tailor, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. TonyThe Tailor

    TonyThe Tailor Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Charleston West by God Virginia
  2. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    China, Mongolia and UK
    I'm not familiar with the brand, but isn't it Samuelsohn that sources some of their fabrics from North Korea? Seem to remember a couple of threads about it in CM.
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2009
    Are hickey suits stil undarted? I think adopting a more classical fit with higher armholes, darted waists, softer shoulders, and a lower button stance could sell better. (Think Zegna Mila) The hickey line and the Sterling Collection just aren't cutting it.

    Their fabrics and canvas construction are certainly worthy of attention. Now if they could just tweak the fit to be more like Samuelsohn or Zegna.

    I could care less about hand stitching. Just make a better fitting suit
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  4. Chipster

    Chipster New Member

    Nov 6, 2013
    What's interesting is that Samuelsohn and Hickey Freeman are two very similar companies. Their production methods seem quite similar (i.e. they laser cut, machine and hand stitch) and Samuelsohn obviously hopes to do with Hickey what they have done with their own brand in Canada. Samuelsohn offers a made to measure service so the fit issue probably won't be a major problem anymore. I know here in Canada most of Samuelsohn's business is done made to measure now with a few samples in store for people to look at. In the higher price point, made to measure seems to be the way to go and Hickey will probably adopt that now. So, jrd617 I'll bet you'll see the made to measure model and Samuelsohn's slightly more tapered English cut penetrating into Hickey Freeman.
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  5. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    The Arena - Centerfield
    A good first post Chipster, and welcome to Styleforum. Long live Samuelsohn.

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