Or who at least want to look like they do.
In the last of a series designed to introduce you to the casual dimension of all that Tom James offers, we highlight three brands that are rich in American Heritage, and all proudly made in the U.S.A., Corbin, Gitman, and…..new this season….Holland & Sherry Luxury Ready to Wear.
Having launched their business in 1947, Corbin helped to create the “Ivy League” look – a look that has defined and set the standard for clothing that is essentially conservative and enduring, and always comfortable. As R. Law, a men’s clothing retailer from Hackensack, New Jersey, put it ‘back in the day’ (1956 in this case), “The Ivy Leaguer is the man who knows that clothes are an important part of his life. Dressing properly amplifies his position in life.”
Corbin has been one of the mainstay brands that have kept this tradition alive, making clothing that emphasize quality and fit – clothes for men who know what they’re doing. In recent years, Corbin has experienced a renewal of interest from both long-time customers and a new generation of men who want to be taken seriously without appearing overly serious. Corbin’s broad selection of five-pocket and flat front trousers are dominating this category.
Since 1978, Gitman Bros. has consistently made one of the finest shirts in the world. Located in Ashland, Pennsylvania, Gitman is also one of the last remaining shirt makers that craft their products entirely in America. Many of the workers at Gitman are from families that have been sewing clothing for generations and bring all their history and skill to each individual shirt. Their experience is irreplaceable and the leadership of Gitman is dedicated to keep their manufacturing in the U.S.A. to utilize and save something that is truly part of American History.
With so many market goods now made offshore, the “Made in USA” label has not only come to represent a superior product made locally, but also to connote a new form of luxury known internationally. The Gitman identity is founded on quality in materials and construction – a particular combination of the world’s finest fabrics and master shirt making.
New this Fall, Tom James proudly introduces a new level of luxury in casual clothing: Holland & Sherry Luxury READY TO WEAR. Further employing the dedicated craftspeople at Corbin and Gitman, H&S RTW is a true luxury product. All of the shirts and pants are made in the U.S.A. from high thread count cotton, the highest quality Pima cotton corduroy, luxury wools, and 3-ply Italian denim. The sweaters are all 100% Scottish 2-ply Cashmere.
You know what you’re doing. Does your casual clothing reinforce that? Once you have a few lifestyle pieces from these iconic American brands, you won’t want to wear anything else.
Knowing it and Doing it,