For over 60 years trend setting designers, Presidents, government officials, titans of industry and Hollywood have turned to Martin Greenfield, Americas last great tailor. Martin Greenfield has been an influential face of men’s fashion in New York City – from an era where men wore suits to the ballpark to today, when only the fussiest of restaurants demand jacket and tie. Martin Greenfield is still old school in our devotion to the labor intensive, exacting and vanishing art of tailoring clothing by hand.
Martin, a holocaust survivor, learned the impact clothing can have on a person when in Auschwitz. Martin was assigned to wash clothes in the camps alteration shop. One day he accidentally ripped an SS officers shirt a transgression for which he was severely beaten. The officer threw the shirt at Martin who mended it and started wearing it instead of the uniforms the other prisoners wore. From then on, he said, the guards and prisoners began treating him with respect. Martin attributes his survival to that shirt. The rest of Martin’s family perished in the camps.
In 1947, he was hired by the clothing manufacturer, GGG Clothiers, in East Williamsburg. His first assignment was to move batches of unfinished garments from one tailor to another. He advanced to blind stitcher, fitter, supervisor and so on, until he was able to buy the business in the 2970’s, starting from scratch with six employees.
The new Martin Greenfield Heritage collection brings together 60 years of exceptional tailoring into a elegant bespoke line of clothing for todays most discerning gentlemen. Hand tailored to your exact specifications.
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