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Is Hickey Freeman discontinuing hickey?

beninfl

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Looks like the hickeystyle.com website hasn't been updated in a season or two... and I think the store in NYC was shut down.
 

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Yes. A similar line called Hickey Freeman "Sterling" is launching next year.
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
Yes. A similar line called Hickey Freeman "Sterling" is launching next year.


I quite like hickey. The ties were a great width at 3".
 

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Originally Posted by deveandepot1

I quite like hickey. The ties were a great width at 3".


So are RLBL's
 

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Is there a press release about this?

Were sales just lagging or what?
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Is there a press release about this?

Were sales just lagging or what?


Yeah, the press release is here
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
Yeah, the press release is here

Epic fail. None of the links mention why Hickey is being done away with.
 

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I would put the blame squarely on the shoulders of Joseph abboud. He is the design director now.
that Youthful Hickey stuff is very different then Abbouds usual vision.
 

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One question that remains to be answered is whether the Sterling stuff will be on par with hickey's quality (half-canvassed suits, nice fabrics, etc.)
 

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sad face. I wish i would have bought more. hickey was far and away my favorite brand.
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
One question that remains to be answered is whether the Sterling stuff will be on par with hickey's quality (half-canvassed suits, nice fabrics, etc.)
From the RBJ article:
The company’s new line—Hickey Freeman Sterling—will begin production in June and hit stores next spring, officials said. In addition the company is moving some production of its other brand’s garments to the Rochester facility and plans to open a factory outlet store in Syracuse..
A good sign, I think.
 

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Originally Posted by AlanC
I think the failure of marijuana legalization in California dealt Hickey a death blow.

They stopped putting pot leaves on everything last year.
 

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