You know that when clothing is made in a place called “The Temple,” you’re dealing with true luxury menswear . But just wear did this brand come from?
It all started when two young entrepreneurs, Jacob Freeman and Jeremiah Hickey, met and wanted to bring high quality clothing to the masses. Hickey and Freeman weren’t just interested in opening another mens fashion store, or even a mens specialty store. They wanted to create an entirely different brand that used the most modern technology, and the finest handcrafted and hand-tailored quality in every single piece.
And yes, it all happens at “The Temple.” Not an actual temple, but instead a 77,000 square foot warehouse in Rochester, New York. It’s here that the best tailors from all four corners of the world meet to create sleeves, stitch collars, and shape lapels until they’re just exactly right. Each one is a master in their own right, and eachspecializes in a different area of garment-making. This is why it’s not only each piece of Hickey Freeman clothing that defines quality, but every stitch of every piece does!
These tailors, as well as anyone who wishes to visit The Temple, are reminded of that dedication to quality each time they enter. Carved in oak above the door is the phrase “Keep the Quality Up.” This is the Hickey Freeman motto and vision statement – today, tomorrow, and always. It’s why their garments are so beautiful, and why generations of men continue to wear only the best. Only Hickey Freeman.