Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl, has a rich merchant history of foreigners manufacturing products for export.
Richard Hall (far right) and McGregor Madden (2nd from right) worked alongside each other in a Shanghai export office visiting factories and conducting quality control.
Hall (right) and Madden (left) would visit factories all over China conducting quality control for retail brands.
Love for Menswear
Madden (left) and Hall (center) were introduced to the joys of having well made, well fitting clothing from the Europeans working alongside them in Shanghai.
Friends of friends started wanting the suits so Hall (pictured) and Madden began hatching the idea of starting a custom suit company.
Proper Suit Launch
ProperSuit.com launched and was a 100% online business where clients would self-measure and submit their measurements.
Having clients take and submit their own measurements was getting mixed results - in order to make a perfect fitting suit Richard and McGregor had to meet with the client in-person.
1st Office Opens (CHI)
Richard Hall and McGregor Madden open their first real office in Chicago after 2 years of doing nationwide Trunk Shows.
Richard and McGregor open offices in NYC, SF, and PDX and continue to do Trunk Shows nationwide to help with growing demand.
Richard and McGregor return to their passion of making the highest quality items for a growing customer base who want a one-stop shop.
Richard Hall (right) and McGregor Madden (left) rebrand from Proper Suit to Hall Madden, the owner's last names, to reflect the upmost pride in the Hall Madden people and products.
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