All of these phrases reflect the ingenuity of one man, 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 worked full time for The Southwestern Company after college. He was busy. 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 was born out of that desire.
Over the years, Hays and Tom James Company acquired the companies that made the suits and shirts and the mills that made the cloth. Other clothing companies round out the holdings of the Tom James Company.
Today there are over 100 locations in the US and internationally. Nearly 500 clothiers carry the Tom James label to successful people across the US, Canada, England, France, Australia and Dubai.
Photo By: Harry Butler Photography, Nashville, TN. Copyright, 2012.
"(Spencer Hays) personifies the power of personal presence better than anyone I know. His meticulous grooming and charming manners are complemented by his quintessential sartorial sense.
Phillip B. Miller
President, Phillip B. Miller Associactes