Hickey freeman suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by BigRed, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    I'd say $350 for a MIA suit from a quality maker is a pretty good deal even if it is only half canvas.
     
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  2. Troilus

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    Just got the HF suit in the mail from LC. Put on the jacket, and it went right back in the box for a return.

    The jacket is very slim, which will appeal to many here but doesn't play to my boxy physique. The fabric, however, was the deciding point. Very coarse, worse than the CK suits I used to have when I was in high school. My guess is that these are made specifically for LC, not for NM. I was in Bloomingdale's earlier this week, and the cloth was completely different.

    However, the construction does appear to be full-canvas. It's a weird suit, in my opinion. It's like the HF folk did the best they could, but NM gave them crap to start with.

    It's also a drop 6, not a drop 7 like many HF suits.

    In sum, I don't think these get the SF seal of approval. It's not the worst you could do for $300, but it's not the best you can get. Much more happy with my Benjamin and BB suits I've purchased this year, which were at a higher pricepoint but definitely had better value.
     


  3. joeman

    joeman Senior member

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    I'm wondering why most of their suits online are on sale at almost half the price, won't the qualit y be compromised..
     


  4. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    Why would they make a slim suit and then decrease the drop? =/

    Glad I decided against - the stuff I saw in store was poor.
     


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    It's a hit or miss with them, I tried a few suits before but never really purchased. Some are really well made full canvas but the fabric feels rough though not at all sleek.
     


  6. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Was it the Limited line?
     


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    I bought one of these, too. The tag on mine says it is the "Milburn" line, which is the same line Bloomingdale's carries. I think it's a line made especially for department stores. LC verified to me (as they have for others) that the suit is full-canvas. The fabric is a bit coarse and not as good as the HF milburn suits at Bloomingdale's but the price is also a lot lower.
     


  8. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Nordstrom Rack always has these HF Milburn line suits available for $500. Way too often for me to believe that it is anything but a HF suit made for Norstrom Rack. That and the fact that the real HF suits from Norstrom are always marked with a tag announcing this fact.
     


  9. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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  10. TexasDan

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    Is there a guide somewhere to the different models? I looked on the website and did not see anything.
     


  11. brokencycle

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  12. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    The new HF suits @ NMLC are from the Sterling collection. It is an update to the Ltd line with a slightly more modern cut and the same half canvas construction.
     


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    patricklyons New Member

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    I see that the hickey website lists a C collection that looks like it's more fashion forward and geared toward a younger man (thinner, higher armholes, etc). Do they make their regular OTR suits in this cut? None are listed on their website at present. Am I likely to have a hard time finding said C collection suit at the kind of discount this thread suggests is ordinarily attainable? (e.g. ~400)
     


  14. ultramantaro

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    It's a plus that HF has a 39 (which fits pretty much true to my chest) as I usually opt for a 40 as a 38 will be too tight. But the ones I've tried on at NMLC look too old on me, so canvassed or not it wasn't going to work.

    Do they have a slimmer line a perhaps a slightly slimmer lapel,etc.?
     


  15. taxgenius

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    Look for the Barret model.
     


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