Recently, I decided it was time to buy some new suits. When I made that decision, I had a feeling that these were going to be costly purchases. You see, I am committed to buying American, and I thought I might have to pay a substantial premium to get quality suits that are made in the U.S.A.
But I am glad to say that my preconceived notion about the cost of buying quality American-made suits was completely wrong.
After a brief internet search I came across an American-made brand of suit called Hardwick, an extremely high-quality suit that, get this, can be had for under $300. Reviews online for Hardwick suits were great, so I bought one immediately.
Let there be no mistake about this: Hardwick suits are extremely well-made. They are easily the full equivalent (if not the superior) of imported suits I have purchased in years past from fine department stores and men’s clothiers – suits for which I’ve typically paid as much as $400-$500.
The Hardwick suit I purchased is beautiful charcoal grey made of 100% worsted wool, and you can just see and feel the quality of the suit when you put it on. I’ve worn it just a few times, and I get positive comments every time I wear it.
Hardwick’s quality comes from over a century of experience in the industry and superior craftsmanship of their suit-makers. Founded in 1880, Hardwick is proud to be the oldest private-held apparel manufacturer in the United States. They make all of their fine men and women’s clothing in Cleveland, Tennessee. The company performs all cutting, sewing, and distribution from this location where they employ about 400 people (seen below).
Kudos to Hardwick for remaining loyal to their workers in Tennessee. Their product is of better quality due to the fact that it is American-made.
So where did I actually buy my Hardwick suit? I got it from an online retailer called MensSuitSeparates.com. This retailer had the best deals I could find anywhere for Hardwick suits. They’ve also got good deals on American-made Neil M shoes and American-made Gitman Brothers shirts. MensSuitSeparates.com is one-stop shopping for a professional man’s wardrobe needs.
After I found MensSuitSeparates.com online, I called them up with a few questions and got all the information I needed with quick and friendly customer service (Thanks again, Carl!). I placed my order, and had my suit delivered to my front door in just a few days. There was no charge for shipping, and the online retailer offered me 100% money back for returns in case there was any problems (there weren’t any).
I really like Hardwick suits because in addition to being really well-made and sharp looking, they offer suits sold as separates – which means you can get the specific size of jacket and pants that fit you best, instead of getting the right sized jacket with pants that are way too big. the suit I ordered fit so well when it arrived, the only tailoring I needed to have done was to hem the pants. I’ve found buying suits as separates will save you a lot of money in tailoring.
This was the first suit I have ever purchased online, and I have to say, it was a great experience. In the past, I always bought suits in stores because I thought it was necessary to try suits on before I bought them. But then I realized this really is not necessary. I buy the same size suit every time anyway, then I take the new suit in to my local tailor for small alterations. When you buy suits this way, there is literally no difference between buying a suit in a store and buying them online.
No wait. Actually, there is one difference. You can get better deals online.
My experience was so good with MensSuitSeparates.com and Hardwick that I have just put an order in for two more suits. I can’t wait until they show up. For the first time in my life, I am going to have a rotation of American-made suits.
Maybe it’s just me, but that makes me proud.
If you are in the market for a new suit, consider buying a Hardwick, and give MensSuitSeparates.com a try. You can find the link to MensSuitSeparates.com on this site at all times under “Good Vendors.”
Hardwick suits are simply a cut above the competition. You could not find a better suit for a better price anywhere. And when you buy a Hardwick, you will be putting Americans to work at a time our country needs jobs the most.
Let’s spread the word about Hardwick suits and see if we can double their business. With 10.1% unemployment in Bradley County – the county in which Cleveland, Tennessee is located – the people living in this area of the country could sure use 400 new jobs.
Until next time, here’s to doing what we can to support our country by buying American.