Gitman Vintage has been producing shirting in the coal mining town of Ashland, Pennsylvania since 1978, but their history goes far deeper than that. In 1932 Max Gitman left New York city looking to pursue other ventures. When he ended up in Ashland, he opened his first business, a pajama manufacturer. In 1978 the direction of the company shifted focus and the Gitman Bros of today was born. Still nestled in the same factory since 1932, Gitman’s HQ is filled with the constant buzzing of sewing machines from early morning into all hours of the night. Believing in the value of expertise, many of the sewers are third and fourth generation sewers.
Today, Gitman Vintage exists to educate customers about the past. Each season they dig deep into the archives and reproduce garments from the past with new and innovative fabrics from today. The construction of the shirts remain as top priority. Utilizing time tested techniques, each shirts is produced from 25 separate pieces and takes upwards of 80 hours to produce each piece. A Gitman shirt does not fit like your average button up. A lot of thought and consideration goes into the final product. With small tweaks such as a trim body, slim sleeves, and a higher arm hole, Gitman has created a fit that is just as easy to dress down as it is the dress up."