Gieves & Hawkes - made in America?

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  1. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Perusing the local thrift store today, I came across a G&H suit in my size (44R). But it seemed to be work-for-hire (or just simple label-lending) done for Bloomingdales. The suit said "made in America." It was 2B, SB, fairly classical styling with pleated pants in a medium-gray flannel.

    Anyone know anything about these suits?
     


  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Found one of those a week or two ago as well.

    Was quite surprised.
     


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    Anyone know anything about these suits?


    H-F holds/held the G&H license.
     


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    In the UK, Gieves RTW & MTM are made by Wensum Clothing Co, but their US stuff is produced by Hickey Freeman.
     


  5. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    In the UK, Gieves RTW & MTM are made by Wensum Clothing Co, but their US stuff is produced by Hickey Freeman.

    Do you know if Aquascutum has some sort of similar arrangement? I have a blazer w/ 'made in USA' tag....
     


  6. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Do you know if Aquascutum has some sort of similar arrangement? I have a blazer w/ 'made in USA' tag....
    Made by H. Freeman, part of IAG (NOT Hickey-Freeman).
     


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    chorse123 Senior member

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    I've seen the G&H American suits with their easily identifiable Hickey Freeman tags. One caveat - the suits seem (if I remember correctly) to be made to HF Ltd specs, i.e. half canvas, not as high quality work.
     


  8. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I've seen the G&H American suits with their easily identifiable Hickey Freeman tags. One caveat - the suits seem (if I remember correctly) to be made to HF Ltd specs, i.e. half canvas, not as high quality work.
    Very good point. Another poster long ago pointed out that there was also a line called "Gieves & Hawkes Bespoke", which was the Hickey-Freeman RTW made to a slightly higher spec, but not in any way Bespoke. Very confusing!
     


  9. kennethpollock

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    For quite a while, both Huntsman and Gieves & Hawkes in London sold RTW suits made by Chester Barrie.
    At the same time Barney's was carrying a line named Chester Barrie, only for the USA market, which was made by Hickey Freeman. It also had suits with the Huntsman label which were actually made by Chester Barrie, apparently the same ones being sold in London by Huntsman.
     


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