How It's Made

Anatomy of a Suit

A step-by-step look at the craftsmanship that goes into a Martin Greenfield garment.
Photos: Rose Callahan

Green mock turtleneck sold separately.

Martin Greenfield is a remarkable gentleman: Holocaust survivor-turned-American success story, custom tailor to both Hollywood royalty and presidents (including the gentleman currently holding down the fort at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.), pillar of Brooklyn’s revitalized Bushwick neighborhood, which he and his factory have called home for over half a century.

The man also makes some amazing suits: impeccably crafted, perfectly cut, fully-canvased — and available only on Gilt. We’ve been working with Martin and his sons Jay and Tod, who help him run his Brooklyn operation, for three years now and — with fall approaching and a killer new assortment of suits and blazers arriving, in both of our recently launched Slim and Classic cuts — now seemed like the perfect time to take an intimate look at the craftsmanship that goes into a Greenfield garment. So, we sent photographer Rose Callahan out to Greenfield HQ with her 5D.

Click through the slideshow below for a step-by-step look at the creation of a Greenfield jacket, along with quotes from Tod explaining each step in the process, then shop our latest sale on Gilt.

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