For the finest bespoke and made-to-measure suits in the U.S., look no further than those of Martin Greenfield. In this short documentary, “Lessons From a Tailor,” Mr. Greenfield shares lessons he has learned from six decades of tailoring.
After surviving the Holocaust, Mr. Greenfield immigrated to the United States in 1947, working at GGG Clothing in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Starting as an entry-level floor boy, he climbed through the ranks to become Vice President of Production. In 1977, Mr. Greenfield bought out GGG Clothing, changed the name to Martin Greenfield Clothiers and began his company with six employees.
Today Mr. Greenfield manages the company with his two sons. Mr. Greenfield has suited presidents, and constructed costumes for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Thankfully, Mr. Greenfield still makes suits for the rest of us.