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A Dallas-Based Men's Custom Clothier Expands to Sawyer Heights

Harper & Jones, known for bench-made suits, debuts its Washington Ave. showroom.

By Abby Ledoux May 31, 2018

Houston is now home to the first expansion of a Dallas-based men's custom clothier. Harper & Jones, formerly known as D. Jones Clothiers, debuted its new showroom in Sawyer Heights on May 23.

Founded in 2007, the company earned fans for its bench-made garments, which, with more than 25 measurements, require the highest level of handwork to craft a hand-cut pattern and suit. Harper & Jones counts celebrities and professional athletes among its clientele.

The store takes walk-ins and appointments and offers home and office fittings. Prices for custom suits range from $895–$3,995, and custom shirts go for $125–$400. Apparel options include casual and formal, with pants, chinos, polos, and sweaters offered alongside the custom garments Harper & Jones is known for. Ready-to-wear includes accessories like ties, pocket squares, cufflinks, and socks, plus denim from AG Adriano Golschmied.

The Houston showroom's debut included a trunk show from acclaimed French textile company The House of Dormeuil, an artisan fabric creator since 1842, and future spotlight mills at Harper & Jones will include Scabal, Loro Piana, Zegna, Ariston, and Holland & Sherry, according to a press release.

When it came time to expand out of Dallas, founder and co-owner Drew Jones said Houston emerged as the frontrunner for a second location thanks to an already strong customer base here and "talent pool to man the store," which is located at 1902 Washington Ave.

The 1,200-square-foot street-front space, leased by Houston-based Capital Retail Properties, fronts Silver Street and is flanked by In the Black Barbershop and Tacodeli. The historic structure, owned by Lovett Commercial, is also home to Platypus Brewing. The Harper & Jones space was designed to spotlight original architectural elements like exposed brick, which further adds to the "rustic modern" vibe of the showroom. Jones was also drawn to "synergy with nearby businesses," like the barbershop and swanky B&B Butchers, where it's not hard to imagine a custom suit-wearing H&J client popping in for a cut of Wagyu beef.

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