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

Enter to Win a Hart Schaffner Marx Suit

What better way to honor Presidents past than by winning a suit made by the current Chief of State’s preferred brand?

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Made Movement (who’s flash sale site MadeCollection.com we wrote about in November) is giving you the chance to do just that. Submit a photo that shows why you need a menswear makeover, along with a quick caption to campaign for their vote. The winner will receive a wardrobe consultation and an American-made suit from Hart Schaffner Marx, manufacturers of luxury tailored clothing and sportswear since 1887.

You have until March 1st, so get on it! Enter here.

Richard Avedon for Hart Schaffner Marx

We came across these amazing vintage ads by the distinguished fashion photographer Richard Avedon. They date from the late 50s to the early 60s and ran with the tagline “The Worldly New Look of Hart Schaffner & Marx.” 

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On the Road with Hart Schaffner Marx: Chicago Collective

Executive Vice President of Sales, Bruce Bellusci

Our Executive Vice President of Sales, Bruce Bellusci. Maybe he’s practicing his sales pitch.

Each season, buyers and editors flock to our New York City showroom to view the latest collection. We show them what’s trending for the next season, how to buy the trends for their stores, and how to get the customers excited about thew new merchandise. Continue reading

A Visual Evolution: The Final Product

Yesterday, we wrote about the “lost art” of rigging mannequins, or fitting them in tailored clothing. It seems almost overnight (although in reality, it took excruciating hard work) that the showrooms have been transformed, displaying our Fall 2013 collection.

Here’s a preview below, but you’ll have to wait to see more of next fall’s product. Enjoy!

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American Heritage: Hart Schaffner Marx during the World Wars

Hart  Schaffner Marx twice “went to war,” converting our factories from fashion to army and navy officers’ uniform contracts. Read on to learn about the manufacturing of the uniforms and the influence of the wars on  men’s fashion.

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