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Trade Essentials: Enrique Vijande of Freemans Sporting Club

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 25, 2014
Born in Havana, Enrigue Vijande has been honing his craft since a young age when he was introduced to the art of tailoring by his grandparents. In 1980 and at 22 years of age, Vijande left for America where he worked professionally at the legendary m...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 2 – A Job Versus a Career

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2014
From the narrow perspective of a wholesaler, Japan and the United States of America may appear to share many similar buying characteristics, yet our favorite clothiers have an exceptionally different opinion. As examined in Part 1 of our discussion –...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 1 – A Buyer’s Identity

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2014
In the wake of the recent Jackson-Woodson firings in the NBA, I considered just how difficult it is for a coach to properly induce a particular philosophy or style of play, whilst inspiring and maximizing his players’ talents. More than just a strate...

Freemans Sporting Club x Grenson Pop-up Store

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 3, 2014
New York City’s Freemans Sporting Club is a one-stop shop for a gentleman’s essential needs, having everything from a three-piece suit to a barbershop service for its refined clientele. Adding on to the store’s selection is a pop-up...

Freemans Sporting Club 2013 Fall/Winter Isle of Man Parka

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 30, 2013
New York City-based clothier Freemans Sporting Club is set to reveal a cold-weather protectant in the form of the Isle of Man Parka. Named after the legendarily treacherous land between the English and Irish isles, the parka was designed for function...

A Look Inside Freemans Sporting Club’s New “Barbershop”

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 6, 2013
Having spent the early part of the year opening its first international flagship in Tokyo, Freemans Sporting Club is now working on a major consolidation of its “sporting life” concept into one that integrates the restaurant and bar, men’s apparel, a...

A Look Inside Freemans Sporting Club Tokyo

StyleComments ⋅ May 3, 2013
A month back, we announced that Freemans Sporting Club was opening a new 6500-square foot-shop, barber shop and bar/restaurant in Aoyama district, Tokyo. This time, we’re bringing you a visual update of the brand new three-story facility, with...

Freemans Sporting Club to Open Tokyo Flagship

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 19, 2013
A favorite of bearded, lumberjack types since opening its doors seven years ago, Freemans Sporting Club will be bringing its distinctly American blend of menswear, barbershop and restaurant to a new frontier next month. The Taavo Somer-headed brand,...

Dewar’s x Freemans Sporting Club Travel Roll

LifestyleComments ⋅ Nov 12, 2012
A limited edition release for Holiday 2012, Scotland’s Dewar’s has tapped Freemans Sporting Club to create a premium travel roll for its signature blended Scotch whisky. A modern take on the roll that Tommy Dewar used to carry a bottle of...

Freemans Sporting Club x Sunday / Paper “Mission Chinese” Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2012
We’ve seen plenty of vehicular and action sport videos shot at super-high shutter speeds for surreal levels of slow-motion, but what about Chinese cooking? Freemans Sporting Club and Sunday bring you “Mission Chinese,” a poetic and...

F.S.C. Barber Candle

LifestyleComments ⋅ Apr 6, 2012
The F.S.C. Barber Candle is the latest manifestation of the company’s ongoing commitment to quality, tradition, functionality and value. Inspired by F.S.C. Barber founder Sam Buffa’s youth in King’s Mountain, California, the F.S.C....

Freemans Sporting Club 2011 Fall/Winter Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 16, 2011
New York-based Freemans Sporting Club release its latest lookbook for its forthcoming Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Shot by photographer Tom Schierlitz, the collection embodies the label’s artisanal American bespoke traditions with a range of handmade...

Freemans Sporting Club x PF Flyers Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 17, 2011
Announced together with an upcoming San Francisco location, Freemans Sporting Club embarks on an upcoming capsule of footwear with fellow American brand PF Flyers. The initial range will be part of a new wholesale program with the line featuring...

Freemans Sporting Club 2010 Fall/Winter Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 15, 2010
Freemans Sporting Club recently posted this selection of images showcasing its fall/winter collection for this year. Shot by Tim Barber, the lookbook presents a series of playful images that poke fun at certain stereotypes. Focused on outerwear a...

Freemans Sporting Club Super Shacket

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 29, 2010
Winter sees the return of the shacket, Freemans Sporting Club’s innovative cross between a shirt and jacket. The unlined, single-buttoned piece features and commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the ubiquitous Harris Tweed fabric. T...