Our mission statement
Our aim is to provide one-of-a-kind designs with timeless yet modern appeal, while bridging the gap between affordable and high-caliber menswear. We’ve harnessed the power of our emblem, the pinecone, with its individually tailored design and symbolism of strength, to create menswear that imbues professional growth.
We seek out the best manufacturers in the world, offer impeccable craftsmanship, and tailor to the needs of stylish and ambitiously evolving gentlemen.
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How it started
Eric Hartter and David Manly met while working at a top five bank. David liked Eric’s jacket and their conversation moved from style to the struggles of shopping off the rack. David, having grown up with a fashionista mother handcrafting his clothing, expressed his affinity for that touch of personal design.
Over dinner, Eric and David jotted down what an ideal menswear company would look like. One-of-one designs. High-caliber fabric with many options. Online shopping. At-home tailoring options. Ultimately, they were brainstorming what in 2014 became HARTTER | MANLY, a menswear company providing an efficient, hybrid approach to the gentlemen’s experience.
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Eric has a B.B.A. in accounting and finance, leading him to pursue a career in management consulting. He was the recipient of Consulting Magazine’s Rising Stars award in 2020, which means he was selected as one of the top 35 consultants under 35 years old in the United States.
Eric has had an entrepreneurial spirit since childhood, selling candy at school and shoveling snow from Iowa driveways. He’s a graduate from the University of Iowa, so, a Hawkeyes fan! Eric is described as loyal, genuine, driven, and one who goes out of his way for others.
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David is a passionate and proactive fashion expert, as well as a senior software consultant. He has a B.A. in psychology, human services, and counseling; that said, it’s no wonder his favorite business moments are those spent working with clients. David owns Kawadah Farms in Liberia, a 1,500-acre cassava farm feeding 100,000+ Liberians, primarily schoolchildren.
With Eric and David’s shared love of people and community, it was a natural step to partner with Operation Gentleman, a charity providing suits to veterans seeking employment. Now, each purchase gives back.
— THE PINECONE —
The pinecone symbolizes perception, force, and generative strength. Cross-culturally, they are depicted in the hands of gods, patterned, perfect, yet each with a unique design. Here at HARTTER | MANLY we awaken you with the menswear experience of timeless designs, modern appeal, and individual tailoring. It’s a look that says, enlightened professional growth.
HARTTER | MANLY offers two choices to their clients: (1) online options for at-home tailoring, or (2) in-person consultation and fitting. Click here to start your journey! (Warning: 3k fabrics and 40+ customizations await.)