At Gitman, craftsmanship and technology - a perfect mix of the old and the new - go into each and every shirt we sew. More than 80 minutes and 50 steps go into the creation of a shirt, which is made of 25 separate pieces. Whether choosing one of the more than 1500 fabrics and patterns from among the finest European weavers, or deciding on which body silhouette and collar/cuff combo work best, we are constantly engaging both ourselves and our customers with what the market demands and expects. This is reflected in the range and depth of our collections.
Our neckwear operations incorporate just the right balance of technology with commitment to excellence of quality, service, and value. In an era where smart phones, computers and tablets are a part of everyday life, our most critical piece of equipment is a needle and thread. A beautiful piece of silk or other fine fabric cut on the bias to insure proper drape is carefully folded and pinned by hand around the inner lining for shape, before more than a hundred hand stitches create the life line of the tie. The slipstitch holds the shell fabric to the lining but allows the fabric to move and relax; enabling a tie to be knotted, worn all day, and then taken off and return to its original shape. Hand sewn bar-tacks secure each end to prevent the slipstitch from opening. Hand sewn labels and self loops add to the ambience of a hand-made tie. Lightly steamed and shaped by hand, to avoid creasing or shining the fabric, completes the process of producing a true work of art. Each hand sewn tie has its own personality; no two are exactly the same. The bias cutting, hand sewing and pressing allows each tie to express its self.