Hillhouse Tailors is a service-based company selling
custom dress shirts to the U.S. market.
The company has pursued three primary sales channels,
the biggest being online retail. Through the company
, customers create a measurement profile
to their specifications. To customize a dress shirt
on the site, clients have the opportunity to select
from an array of fabric, pocket, collar, cuff, placket,
pleat and monogramming styles.
Hillhouse Tailors has initiated partnerships with
established men's retail stores and has formed a
traveling sales team to travel on site to corporations
and organizations providing complimentary measurement
and ordering sessions. The company has introduced
its product offering to companies such as The Hartford,
CIGNA, UTC, AETNA an others throughout Connecticut.
Hillhouse Tailors and Michael Forde designs has
been worn by the
New York Giants special team/wide receiver
David Tyree. Tyree was outfitted in the company's
dress shirt and M. Forde suits for the 2008 New
York Emmy Awards.
Major competitors of Hillhouse Tailors include
Joseph A. Bank,
Thomas Pink and similar online retailers. The
company strives to attain competitive advantage
through pricing, quality and convenience.
In early January 2008, Hillhouse tailors teamed
Esquire Magazine's 2005 Best Dressed Real Man
New York City, designer and fashion consultant,
Michael Forde. Together, the partnership has combined
resources to launch a new line of custom tailored
suits as well as the creation of a women's dress