The Southwick and H-F are about the same quality. The H-F being MTM wil be full canvas, but still machine made while the Southwick will be half-canvas but have more handwork than the HF. If you are looking for a modern style suit, then the Southwick Lawrence model will be great and you will be happy. Samuelsohn is better than either one, but the price reflects the difference. Congrats!