Celebrating 121 years of American and Canadian Manufacturing
The Temple — a 225,000-square-foot factory in Rochester, New York — is where it all happened for 120 years. Tailors from around the world gather in Rochester’s sartorial sanctuary to set sleeves and stitch collars and roll lapels. Each tailor has a different specialty, but they all share a common goal: to create suits that represent the very pinnacle of American tailoring.
For decades, anyone who stepped into the Temple saw the phrase “Keep the Quality Up” carved into the oak entryway. “Keep the Quality Up” was the Hickey Freeman motto — and its mission statement. It still is.
Elegant fabrics have been washed in the mountain streams of the Biella region of Northern Italy, which has given them an exquisite softness. The Hickey Freeman team stays in close contact with the most prestigious weavers in Italy and the United Kingdom, working with these mills to make sure that all fabrics are developed to Hickey Freeman’s exclusive and exacting specifications. Think of it as sartorial mastery matched with high-tech ingenuity: Hickey Freeman suits are cut using today’s state-of-the-art methods, and yet they uphold the standards of the world’s most revered bespoke tailors."
Today, the manufacturing of the Tailor Gold Hickey Freeman label occurs in Montreal at the state of the art Samuelsohn Factory.