Martin Greenfield : Everybody’s perfect

Let’s take a break with The portrait of the day :

Today: Master Martin Greenfield, one of the best tailors in the world.

In the tailor family since his youth (he worked for the Brooks Brothers), he started working in 1947 in a East Williamsburg/Bushwick (Varet Street/Brooklyn) factory as a floor boy, and finally bought the place in 1977, to launch his  own business of custom suits, hand-tailored, union-run garment factory.

He is now running the business with his two sons Tod and Jay and does colabs with several brands like Band of Outsiders, Rag & Bone…

Designing a lot for celebrities, presidents etc. (Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton…) and now for entertainment, you can find his particular and precise “savoir faire” trough TvShows like BoardWalk Empire (Crazy work by the way!).

Have a look to “Lesson from a tailor” documentary below: Beautiful.


(c) Jake Davis

(c) Jake Davis

(c) Jake Davis

(c) Jake Davis

(c) Jake Davis


Lessons from a Tailor. Directed by Galen Summer (Dir. Galen Summer/Cin. Ed David)

Gilt MAN’s Tyler Thoreson pays a visit to the Martin Greenfield’s storied Brooklyn factory, where the legendary tailor has been making suits — including an exclusive new line for Gilt — since 1947

# You can have a look to these great pictures coming from The Selby spotted in CG Dec. 2009 :


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