Reviewed by mgrif from WI on Thursday, July 10, 2014
The material quality and general finish (inner, outer and construction) of the jacket are excellent - typical Hickey Freeman - and much better than the vast majority of suits out there. My only caveat is that I would prefer it came with brass buttons which give a little dressier presentation. That said, it's an excellent jacket and the buttons easily replaceable if motivated.
Re fit. Over the years (and I have HIckey Freeman suits from 20+ years ago - which while not current in style (i.e. hard shoulders, etc.) - have aged very well. In my experience, their well made suit/sport coats look fresh and crisp for a lot longer than most, This jacket is typical of current Hickey Freeman tailoring with medium softened shoulders, medium lapels and an average chest to waist drop. Fairly typical for American suits. They are not particularly full, nor do they follow the compact fit trend. It's a very comfortable and professional fit. For reference, I have some other nice Italian suits which are also beautifully made but more compact fitting. I'm middle aged, 6'1 and 175 lbs and fit a Hickey in a 40R nearly off the rack. The sleeves and jacket length are very close. Sometimes I wish the chest and/or waist of their jackets were slightly more tailored, but most would probably prefer the fit of HF off the rack in this regard. Hope this helps.