Freemans Sporting Club was established to pay tribute to the vanishing art of handmade American goods. Our menswear is inspired by functional, lasting workwear, timeless American style, and our great love of the great outdoors.
We believe in the value of high quality materials and thoughtful, durable design. That's a big part of why we love doing custom suiting.
Getting to build one thing - the right thing - with our client is awesome. We like it way better than mass producing a bunch of things and then figuring out how to sell them as quickly as possible.
Made Local, Buy Local
When we opened our doors, all our clothes were made within 10 miles of our store.
Our shirts were made in New Jersey by a 3rd generation custom shirting family. Our pants and Isle of Man jackets came down from the garment district in Midtown. We hunted deadstock fabric from the Lower East Side jobbers and carried it to Martin Greenfield in Williamsburg. He'd make our suits between bigger orders, and taught us what tailoring really can be.
Wanting to make good things responsibly has not changed, even as our business has grown over the years. And we learn every day how to more fully live by that commitment.
We still try to work with small, family-owned factories and mills who treat their employees well.
We still try to keep our manufacturing stages (weaving, dyeing, sewing, etc.) local to each other, even if they aren't always within 10 miles of our store any longer. (This isn't just good for reducing transportation and supporting healthy local economies, it's also better for our cost of goods and pricing to our customers).
We are also learning to use raw materials that have lower environmental impacts at both ends of their life cycles.
We strive to make clothes that will last and are useful in a range of situations.
Our rules of thumb: design garments that are functional, tailorable, and repairable; make things with high quality fabrics in durable constructions; pre-shrink as much as possible so our clothes are easy to take care of and a single washing machine mishap won't send them straight to a landfill. Pre-washing actually also makes them feel great right off the bat, too.
We are always looking for ways to improve and welcome your feedback and ideas any time.