The Sartorial Spirit

August 14, 2017


If we can make it there...

We've had many ebbs and flows as both a brand and a business over our 137 years. Surviving Recessions and Depressions, riding out booms and busts alike - our ability to evolve to meet changes in the marketplace and ever-more dynamic customer demand is truly unrivaled. 

But even given all those successes, few have had us as proud or as excited as our new Retail partnership with legendary New York City fashion retailer, and fellow heritage American original, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.

Coming on the heels of their new store opening in the breathtaking Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan, SAKS has set about revamping their tailored clothing presentation and merchant sensibility to capture what is a growing market of younger consumers entering the market from a position of 'want' (personal fashion dressing and weekend wear) as opposed to 'need' (daily corporate workwear).

Aligning off our shared histories as legacy names in the retail game (Hardwick since 1880, SAKS since 1898), a common view of the importance of Made in America, and a shared vision of the importance of this customer for the next phase of our brands' lives, we proudly took on the challenge of creating a garment that would help them redefine their positioning and capture new market share. 

Landing our new Trim Fit (C body) was a coup for the "new" Hardwick, and proof positive that we have the garment-making, styling, and brand positioning needed to help a heavy-hitter like SAKS make a run at a new, more fashion-conscious tailored clothing consumer. 

America's Oldest...or in this case, TWO of America's Oldest. 256 years between us. And just getting started.

SAKS x Hardwick

August 14, 2017


The Chairman's Choice

In addition to being a staunch believer in the value of keeping manufacturing jobs here in America, and the value of hard work, our Chairman also appreciates the inherent value of investing in quality, and the lasting value of well sourced materials.

Such is the case with our Chairman's Collection blazers and khakis. The fruit of a personal vision quest on the part of our Chairman and Owner to create the best blazer and khakis - the go-to uniform of the Southern gentleman - in the world, the collection is painstakingly sourced from the finest, most luxurious materials available, and crafted right here in Cleveland, TN.

An heirloom quality blazer, in rich Vitale Barberis Canonico Super 150’s wool, fully lined with silken crimson Bemberg lining, with custom buttons matching the tone of our Chairman’s own 18K gold Rolex Yachtmaster, and khakis made from buttery soft Solbiati cotton, widely considered the finest cotton material in the textile world - truly the finest there is. 

In a world of increasing throwaway fashion and decreasing disposable income, the lasting value of thoughtfully-sourced, finely-crafted apparel is ever more paramount. The finest materials in the world, the best artisan grade make: our Chairman's Collection redefines the greatness of American Made.

Truly the finest...

January 19, 2017

Fox&Friends › news › video ›


Guess who was on Fox & Friends this Morning?

Allan Jones

It was our very own Chairman Allan Jones discussing business and Hardwick.com's stylish menswear blazers, sport coats, suit separates and more! Stay tuned for the video.

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January 18, 2017

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What is a soft coat?

Hardwick Soft CoatMost of us are familiar with the basic categories of men's tailored clothing such as Suits, Suit Separates, Sport Coats, Pants, and Formal Wear. So what is all this talk about Soft Coats?  Well, we're glad you asked... View full article →
November 30, 2016

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Hardwick to be featured on Fox & Friends

hardwick fox and friends

Hardwick Clothes will be featured on Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel Thursday, August 18 between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Make sure to tune-in to the show!

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November 30, 2016


Hardwick Clothes on the main stage during Olympic ceremony

Olympics

(NBC broadcaster Al Micheals being fitted for his new Hardwick Blazer.)

 

Tune-in to NBC at 8 p.m EST to catch a glimpse of our very own Made In America apparel. Check out the great new article from the Times Free Press about our time in Rio.

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August 05, 2016

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August 05, 2016


We’re not just made in America, we're made in Tennessee.

Hardwick joins NBC at the Olympics

CEO Bruce Bellusci explains how Hardwick is reinventing itself as a premier men’s suit manufacturer with an entrepreneurial attitude. As the oldest clothing manufacturer in the country, each Hardwick suit is still made in Cleveland, Tennessee. From button to cuff and lapel to hem, Hardwick Clothes truly wears innovation right on its sleeves.

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June 15, 2016


Does your Suit or Blazer Fight Criminals?

H-Tech Criminal Fighting Menswear

How does America's Oldest Tailored Maker also become one of the most innovative? Learn why we were nominated as one of the 2016 Top Innovators by Apparel Magazine for our new H-Tech Collection.

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November 19, 2015


Hardwick wins Style Category in the "Made in the South Awards"

Made in the south winnerWe are proud to announce that Garden & Gun has named us the Style Category winner for the 6th annual "Made in the South Awards". Cinching the prize for us was our Limited Edition Italian Super 150's Navy Blazer designed by our very own Jeffery Diduch. Made from Vitale Barberis Canonico Revenge 150's wool, this blazer features... View full article →

THE BEST BLAZER IN THE SOUTH ITALIAN SUPER 150'S NAVY BLAZER


Hardwick Italian Luxury Blazer"The Best Blazer in the South™"
is now available on Hardwick.com. This navy blazer couples the finest in American craftsmanship with exquisite fabric from the Vitale Barberis Canonico mill.

Established in 1663 near Milan, the Vitale Barberis Canonico mill has been a family owned business for the past 15 generations and offers some of the highest quality fabrics in the industry...

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Introducing the Hardwick Rolls Royce


Phantom 6 Rolls RoyceA symbol of our 135-year tradition of American excellence, the Hardwick Rolls Royce is a 1970 Phantom 6 series which was made from 1968 - 1990. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II used this as the official state car until 2002. The English label that Hardwick Clothes is developing features cloth made from a Royal Warrant issued to Hardy Minnis. 
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October 21, 2015

English Label ›


Hardwick English Label

Hardwick English LabelEpitomizing the historic luxury of a Hardwick Blazer is our new English label. The Super 150’s All Wool Fabric is made via a Royal Warrant for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Being made of Super 150’s wool makes this a blazer for a true connoisseur as it must be treated with the same care one treats a classic Rolls Royce. The new Blazer is tentatively scheduled for release this Spring 2016. Make sure to join our newsletter to stay up-to-date on our product launches. View full article →

Exclusive Channel 3 Interview

Hardwick's very own Chief Creative Officer, Jeffery Diduch, sat down for an exclusive interview with WRCB Channel 3. Watch the full interview after the jump! View full article →

American Made & American Football!

Hardwick Clothes on NBCSeptember 12, 2015 - Are you ready for some football? Hardwick Clothes will be providing wardrobe for NBC's NFL Sportscasters for the next 16 weeks. This deal will give national exposure to the once struggling brand. American made, Hardwick, was rescued from bankruptcy by philanthropist Allan Jones.  View full article →

New Features and a New Look

new hardwick.comSeptember 2, 2015 – We recently renovated Hardwick.com to add new functionality and a keener design aesthetic. Roger Aasheim, noted photographer, motion animator and graphic designer, reshot all of the products for the website. New product photography includes details of the buttons, sleeves, shoulder and front silhouette. In addition to the refreshed look there is new increased functionality through out the site. These UX improvements were done by UX developer, designer and marketing professional, Brandy A. Smith. New features include, dropdown navigation, a widescreen slideshow, product description and marketing automation, blog design, responsive multi-screen design and many other ecommerce improvements. These improvements were all done under the direction and design of Jake Cremer, Brand Director and Digital Strategist.  View full article →

Hardwick Featured in MR Magazine

September, 2015 - Hardwick Clothes recently received a multi-page spread in MR magazine. This industry publication discusses the numerous technological innovations (including the RFID blocking H-Tech Privacy Pocket™) that Hardwick is adding to the new Hardwick H-Tech line. 

Hardwick Clothes MR Magazine

 

Hardwick Featured in AAA's Magazine

Hardwick Clothes Blue Plaid BlazerSeptember 1, 2015 - Hardwick was featured in AAALiving magazine this fall. The 135 year old brand was highlighted as one of the many ways to enjoy Tennessee. The article featured a brief history of C.L. Hardwick as well as a look to it's future as a top menswear manufacturer. 

["Get Up and Go! Ways to enjoy Tennessee this season." AAALiving. September / October 2015: 43 ]

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Hardwick Hosts Party for the Chicago Collective

Chicago Merchandise MartAugust 8, 2015 - Hardwick Clothes played host for the opening night party for the Chicago Collective, a premiere trade show held in the historic Chicago Merchandise Mart. Read the full article on the Cleveland Daily Banner.  View full article →

Hardwick Celebrates it's 135th Birthday

Hardwick 135th BirthdayJuly 19, 2015 - Since it's purchase by innovator Allan Jones, Hardwick Clothes has emerged from bankruptcy to a business with a state of the art facility and an employer who has added 70 new positions. Read all about the 135th anniversary celebration held at Hardwick Clothes on the Cleveland Daily Banner. View full article →