Made by Hand: Jeffery Diduch

Our head technical designer Jeffery Diduch is a truly impressive tailor. On his blog Made By Hand, Mr. Diduch discusses what he calls “the great sartorial debate,” inspecting bespoke and made to measure suits,  sometimes dissecting them and sometimes going into detailed instructions on how to complete certain stitches.

Rob Ventura, manager of the Chicago White Sox, and Jeffery doing a team fitting for their Hart Schaffner Marx suits.

Rob Ventura, manager of the Chicago White Sox, and Jeffery doing a team fitting for their Hart Schaffner Marx suits.

Mr. Diduch was “discovered” for his tailoring skills while making a suit for himself to wear for a meeting, as we learned on a feature interview with him on the Gentleman’s Gazette.

GG: What are the most important aspects in a suit for you? Shoulders, pattern, handwork…?

JD: Fit.  Above everything else, fit.  An inexpensive suit that fits well will always look better than a very expensive one that doesn’t fit; if the suit doesn’t fit, no amount of handwork will make it look right. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at the Spring 2013 Photo Shoot

It is beginning to look a lot like…Spring 2013!

After all the feasting on home cooking, ringing in the New Year and cozying up near the fire, we are finally starting to look forward to the spring season — and prepare our list of must haves to get us through the spring and summer weather!

setting up organized chaos

Organized chaos. Setting up a backdrop for the shoot, left; Organizing samples to be shot as looks, right.

Rejuvenated and ready to shed some layers, everyone here at Hart Schaffner Marx got back to work to put together our Spring 2013 photo shoot. Energy was high on set, as everyone was excited to see how the images turned out. The looks we created with our beautiful new merchandise will transport you into our vision for the new season. Click through for more behind-the-scenes shots! Continue reading