“Quality, not quantity” is a mantra Gitman Vintage aims to live by. Choosing to focus on the Oxford, one of the most iconic staples of men’s fashion, the Gitman Brothers spinoff combines classic styling and heritage fabrics to create its sharply tailored sport shirts. Founded in 1978, the label more than remembers its roots. In fact, the Vintage collection consciously pulls fabrics from its archives. (Spring/Summer 2010, for example, is a facsimile of Spring/Summer 1984.)
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This season, fabrics run the gamut, featuring antique seersucker, cotton madras, double-washed denim, and patchwork pieces. Although conventional textiles are used, the shirts themselves are constructed stateside, making Gitman one of the last remaining shirt-makers to manufacture entirely in the United States.
Gitman is one of the last remaining shirt-makers to manufacture entirely in the U.S.
If you’re nostalgic for a time when workmanship was valued over the bottom line, take heart. The line also recreates details from the past, including double-track stitching, chalk buttons, locker loops, box pleats, and even the original “Gitman Bros. Est 1978” label.
Hey, they do make things like they used to.