Proper Suit unites technology and tradition in custom suit-making

By: Marika Bastrmajian

What started as a small operation in Richard Hall’s garage five years ago is now a million-dollar success for Hall and co-founder McGregor Madden.  Proper Suit is a technology-based personalized custom suit-maker headquartered in Chicago with studios now in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland.

The company prides itself on its high-quality laser-cut suits using AutoCAD technology, that range from $850 to $2,800, depending on the fabric.  After reaching $1.2 million in revenue in 2013, Proper Suit has been pulling in between $130,000 to $150,000 a month in 2014.