Freemans Sporting Club
Freemans Sporting Club has been a representation of New York culture with a focus on local American-made goods since 2004. Founder Taavo Somer began the brand as a private studio focused on collecting “deadstock” fabrics from merchants in the Lower East side of Manhattan and crafting bespoke suits for a select group of friends and clients in a loft space above his Freemans Restaurant. This practice of sourcing specialty materials and working with local artisans started as a necessity and a grew into a brand tradition. As the brand has evolved over several heritage cycles, FSC has maintained their position to intersect classic tailoring, traditional craftsmanship, and a modern style that reflects the heart and soul of New York art, music, and street culture. As a classic American brand that embodies the coolness and grit of the city, Freemans Sporting Club continues to produce the majority of its goods in the storied factories of Manhattan’s garment district. The brand works tirelessly with these factories to ensure quality and continues to push the boundary of product development and innovation while taking pride in producing the majority of their products within 10 miles of their Lower East Side, NY flagship.