Freeman’s Sporting Club is a stalwart in the classic menswear and Americana scene. It’s the kind of brand that appeals to guys who like traditionally masculine pursuits — hunting, fishing, and most of all, shopping. Their NYC-based boutique is full of beach blonde woods and taxidermy. The clothes are sporty and distinctively American in their style. They even have associated restaurants and barbershops for guys who want the full brand experience.
Slightly slimmed up, better-made versions of classic Americana aren’t as hard to find nowadays as they were 15 years ago. Still, I find myself checking in with them every season. FSC often uses slightly more interesting fabrics. Their collab with Loopwheeler was pretty great. I dig this camp collar, sunshine motif shirt I bought from them last year. It looks good with shorts and reminds me of 1970s book covers.
A few hours ago, Freeman’s launched an online archive sale, where you can find select items discounted by I-don’t-know-how-much percent (it’s a lot). Included are some garment-dyed, enzyme-washed sweatshirts ($40); a useful 12oz French terry navy sweatshirt ($60); and grey marled hoodies ($60, although I find I wear crewneck sweats more often than hoodies).
Their flagship outerwear product, a waxed cotton Isle of Man, which is modeled after classic mountain parkas, is $280. Pricey, but a great deal for the product, especially when compared to other boutique brands nowadays. The 60/40 version is a little cheaper at $200. I also like the buffalo plaid chore coats ($100), light blue Western denim shirts ($100), and this perfect shade of blue on a garment dyed tee ($20). Additionally, there are some lovely ties for just $20, but I wish they were a little wider (they’re workable if you have narrow-lapel sport coats).
Note, all sales are final. For that reason, unless you’ve tried on their suits and sport coats before, I recommend sticking to their casualwear. Their tailored clothing looks nice online (I have no direct experience with it). But unless you’ve tried on those models before, tailoring can be a bit more exacting, which means you have less room for error.