The Tom James Company Story

Our Founder, Spencer Hays

A self-made businessman, Spencer took his love for fine clothing and his fine business sense to form the world's largest manufacturer and retailer of custom men's (and women's) clothing.

He traveled a great deal. He loved fine clothing and began thinking of the advantages of having an easier and more satisfying way to shop. The concept for Tom James and "We Come To You" was born out of that desire.

On March 1st, 2017, Spencer left this world, but he did not leave it unaffected. His influence will be felt for generations, not only directly from the relationships he had with his friends, families, and colleagues, but by every employee of the companies, he lead. Tom James Company's leadership continues Spencer's legacy by keeping his principles at the basis of our business today.

Hand-sewn garments from Oxxford Clothing

A Heritage of Artisans & Authority

Over the years, Tom James Company has acquired many of the manufacturing authorities in the custom clothing industry. One of the first acquisitions in 1974 was the English American Company, a custom suit maker that traces its roots back over 100 years.

In 1994, the last hand-sewn suit manufacturer in the U.S., Oxxford Clothing, became part of the Tom James family and crafted our highest make, Prestige. In 2016, Tom James transitioned the Prestige label to the “Oxxford Finest Quality” label.

Following suit, to accompany the purchase of the finest suit manufacturer in the world, Tom James Company acquired Holland & Sherry in 2003. Holland & Sherry had long been the provider of our finest cloth in our premier makes, so it only made sense to bring them into a company that not only honors their legacy but gave them the vision to venture into the luxury interiors market with Holland & Sherry Interiors.

Our Brands

Holland & Sherry Fine Cloth PurveyorsHolland & Sherry
Coppley - Canadian Suit Custom Suit ManufacturerCoppley
English American - Custom Suit ManufacturerEnglish American
Individualized Shirts - Custom Shirt ManufacturerIndividualized Shirts
Measure Up - Custom Shirt ManufacturerMeasure Up Custom Shirts
Gitman Brothers - Ready-to-wear Dress ShirtsGitman Brothers
Corbin - Ready-to-wear trousersCorbin Trousers
Brown & Church Neckwear and Custom Suit LiningsBrown & Church Neckwear

Holland & Sherry

Since 1836, Holland & Sherry has been supplying cloth to prestigious tailors and luxury labels around the world.

From its headquarters on historic Savile Row in London, Holland & Sherry provides the world's finest Merino wool, cashmere, mohair, vicuna, silk, cotton and linen cloth.

Tom James is proud to feature the artistry and tradition of Holland & Sherry, our largest supplier of cloth.

Holland and Sherry for Tom James Company

Oxxford Clothing

Oxxford Clothes is the last manufacturer left in the United States that still tailors suits by hand. It is the standard by which all other men's tailored clothing is judged.

In 2016, Oxxford Clothes celebrated its 100th year of providing fine tailored menswear to the world’s most discerning clientele.

The motto of America's most iconic clothing brand says it all: "Always Be Faithful to Quality."

Oxxford Clothing for Tom James Company

Women's Custom Clothing

With our long-standing authority in Men’s Custom Clothing, in the mid-1990’s it only made sense with the rise of professional women in the workplace to also craft custom garments for women.

In 2015, our leadership made a decision to invest more into the women’s custom clothing part of our business and embarked on a journey to reimagine a line of women’s custom clothing from the ground up.

Not only did we design new models for women based on body shape, but we also designed an entire line of fabrics specifically for women including beautiful boucle styles, incredibly soft stretch materials, and stunning jacquards.

Women's Custom Clothing Line Release

Our Mission Statement

Tom James Company is in the people business.

We provide opportunity for our people and serve the needs of our customers by creating a product of great value.

Commitment to quality underlies all of our actions and plans.

Our focus is on meeting our customers’ increasing demands for convenience and providing world class service... over a long period of time.

We are committed to growth... for growth sustains our efforts and insures our opportunity.

We operate with integrity as it is the cornerstone of our relationships with customers, vendors, and one another.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

"Keep (up) your good work. For those who see this, Sarah has a good eye and superb taste. She can even dress us old guys!"

Custom Clothier Sarah Slaper
Clothier:

Sarah Slaper

Tom James of Washington DC

"I have had the pleasure of working with Gary LeClerc for 12 months. Gary understands what I like and provides excellent service and always makes recommendations to match my style. The quality of the Tom James fabrics are outstanding, you can feel the difference. I highly recommend Gary LeClerc and the Tom James products."

Custom Clothier Gary Leclerc
Clothier:

Gary Leclerc

Tom James of Windsor
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