News about Hartmarx:
Hartmarx Tailored to Upscale in 2007
Fashion Article Posted September 21, 2007
Hartmarx Announced Acquisition of Upscale Sportswear
Fashion Article Posted August 16, 2007
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Below is for historical reference.
Hartmarx has a proud 100-year tradition of quality,
innovation, style and customer service - a tradition that is both the
foundation for their success in the past and their chief distinction
today. From high-profile, branded tailored clothing that defines the
modern workplace, to contemporary, trend-right sportswear and women's
apparel, Hartmarx brings differentiation and distinction to every
consumer segment they serve..
While their initial success was largely fueled by
the Chicagos urgent need for clothing, their reputation for quality
steadily grew. In 1879, Marcus Marx joined the partnership, but it was
the 1887 arrival of Joseph Schaffner that gave the company the name that
would follow it for more than 100 years: Hart Schaffner & Marx.
Schaffner's arrival ushered in an era of creativity and industry firsts.
Early innovations included standard pricing, selling from swatches
instead of cumbersome trunks, the first national men's apparel magazine
advertisement, and, in 1936, the first zippered pants.
Hart Schaffner & Marx survived the Great Depression and went to war
twice, turning over its plants for U.S. uniform production. In the 1950s
and 1960s the Company conquered new fronts, making its first major
acquisitions, pioneering the celebrity endorsement with brands including
Jack Nicklaus, and building upon its reputation as "America's First Name
in Tailored Clothing." In 1983, the company changed its name to Hartmarx
to reflect its diverse holdings, with Hart Schaffner & Marx remaining a
Today, Hartmarx's strengths lie where they always have, in producing the
apparel its customers seek. From top-branded tailored clothing that
defines the modern workplace to trend-on sportswear, women's apparel,
and men's apparel, Hartmarx brings style and momentum to every segment
One thing remains the same. As in 1887, Hartmarx thrives on a core
quality: the recognition of opportunity. Like the Company's Chicago
headquarters, it's at the heart of American commerce itself.
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