We had a few minutes to catch up with the team at Hive & Colony and we learned about some of their cutting edge technology plus how invested they are in making each outfit uniquely yours! Keep reading to learn all about it.
Company Snapshot: Hive & Colony combines fashion and innovation to create pieces as custom as our customers are unique. We offer a rich selection of over 500 luxury fabrics, representing an array of colors, patterns and textures sourced from renowned mills all the way from Italy to Australia. We also use cutting-edge 3D body scanning technology, drawing precise measurements and diagrams to illustrate posture, pose and stance in just a matter of seconds. Along with our passionate stylists and skilled craftsmen, Hive & Colony can guarantee a perfect match to any fit, personality and, of course, occasion. If you can think of it, we can make it – from suits to shirts, coats, shoes and even accessories. Created by you, only for you.
What is unique about your business?
Every single piece created at Hive & Colony is, in the most literal sense, one-of-a-kind. Designed to the smallest detail and tailored from scratch by you and for you, respectively. It’s not about finding your fit, it’s about creating it!
How have you pivoted given the current circumstances?
The global health crisis has affected us and our communities in unimaginable ways, but love, as well as fashion, isn’t cancelled! So, we took the opportunity to turn our shopping experience into something even more personal and cutting-edge with private, one-on-one appointments and contactless 3D body scanning. We also ensure each showroom remains a safe space for us and for you, practicing social distance and providing protective gear.
How did you pick the name of the business?
A symbol of teamwork and craftsmanship, created by the single most consistent species in the animal kingdom, the name Hive & colony precisely correlates with our values – personalized, detailed, thorough and awe-inspiring.
What motivates you?
Our biggest motivation has always been, and always will be, our clients. Most of them, if not all, have already shopped in other places, but they came to us because they wanted to create something ONLY they were able to come up with. While other brands may offer the latest trends in fashion, Hive & Colony offers the ultimate chance to express yourself, like nobody else can.
If you had to give just one piece of advice to couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
First and foremost, do it YOUR way. This day is all about you, so keep it that way! But if there’s one thing we learned from all the couples we dressed, is that you can never start planning too soon. Don’t rush into any commitments (except, of course, for that big one you’re celebrating), but do spend time to do the research, explore all options and make your choices. On time, not for the lack of it.
“I’ll start by saying I never write online reviews, but Hive & Colony is an exception. I went there for my first custom suit to wear at my wedding. Brittanie was really nice, welcoming, and professional. They’re very knowledgeable and experienced, plus they scan your body in addition to manual measurements for an extra custom fit. The suits are affordable and they have variety of accessories. I would recommend them to anyone in the Greater Boston area.” Testimonial from Darryl Walker
Hive & Colony was featured in Best of Boston’s List in 2017 for Best Menswear!
Visit Hive & Colony in Copley Place at 100 Huntington Avenue, Level 1, Boston MA 02116.