Freemans Sporting Club was borne out of a gathering of close friends playing pool, carousing, and drinking whisky above Freemans Restaurant in New York City. The regular meetings led the group to organize trips to camp, shoot, fish, and enjoy time in nature outside the concrete canyons of New York. When Taavo Somer, the defacto leader of the troupe, created his menswear line in 2004 it was only natural that the garments be named, F.S.C., after the club, ideals, and activities that inspired them.
The entire F.S.C. brand is built around the vanishing trade of handmade clothing. It is built to be durable and made to worn day in and out. In the modern landscape of disposable fashion, F.S.C. strives to create classically styled clothing to stand the test of time and last long enough to be willed to your heirs.
The F.S.C. barbershop offers traditional men's grooming services performed by master barbers and stylists. Created by Sam Buffa, the barbershop was meant to offer an alternative to high-end Manhattan salon: a causal place where men can drop by and get a haircut or shave in a traditional setting without the fuss or trouble of making appointments.
The F.S.C. Apothecary sells a wide range of men's grooming products by classic purveyors such as D.R. Harris, Mason Pearson, Proraso, GEO F Trumper, Marvis tooth paste and shaving kits by Edwin Jaeger. There is even a full news kiosk of magazines to peruse while you shop.