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Gitman Vintage SS13 Shirting

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Gitman, one of the most celebrated names in American Clothing, have been making shirts since 1948 and over that time have amassed an incredible archive of designs, materials and prints. Gitman Vintage have the enviable privilege of full access to this treasure trove, delving into the brands past, picking out choice cuts and reintroducing them to a contemporary audience. The SS13 collection from Gitman Vintage displays the variety on offer in the brands archive, with prints originating from renowned artists, inspired by exotic cultures and showcasing the quality of design which has made Gitman what it is today.

Each shirt pays reverence to Gitman’s history of design and construction excellence, and every shirt features the same exceptional detailing, button down three inch collars, box pleats with locker hoops and contrasting bottom button holes all reproduced on shirts with contemporary silhouettes.

One of the most distinctive pieces from the SS13 collection is the René Margitte Sky Print Shirt. Inspired by the celebrated Belgian surreal artist, it features an all over cloud print borrowed from a number of his most famous works. The range also features an artistic twist classic on the classic short sleeved seersucker shirt, incorporating an irregular striped design, in tribute to the American Minimalist painter Frank Stella.

As ever, bold repeating patterns are well represented many of Gitman Vintage’s latest offerings for SS13 are inspired by Japanese and native Pacific culture. The Kabuki Print Short Sleeved Shirt celebrates traditional Japanese theatre and the Kimono Camo shirt gives a new twist to camouflage with traditional Japanese iconography in exceptional style.

To shop this incredible collection, please head to the Gitman Vintage section.

Gitman Bros. Vintage AW12

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

With generations of manufacturing experience, Gitman Bros. have been making shirts in Ashland, Pennsylvania for over 70 years. Each season, their Gitman Vintage division pays tribute to the company’s past, selecting and recreating fabrics from the company’s unrivalled archives and producing a collection of shirts that combine authentic vintage details with a perfect, modern fit.

Our selection from the Gitman Vintage Autumn/Winter 2012 collection has just arrived, with plenty of lighter-weight options in poplin, chambray and pinpoint oxford that are perfect for the current hot and humid climate. These sit perfectly alongside a wide range of heavier-weight flannels with some amazing bold geometric patterns, that have got us looking forward to cooler temperatures in the upcoming months. As usual, we’ve also taken stock of Gitman’s classic oxford cloth button down shirt in a range of more muted colours, something no man’s wardrobe should be without.

For a closer look at what we consider to be Gitman Vintage’s best collection to date, head over to the Gitman Vintage section now.

Gitman Bros. Vintage – Summer 2012 Drop

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012


Chris Olberding’s Pennsylvania-based label Gitman Vintage have dropped their Summer 2012 range of shirting, and as usual it doesn’t disappoint, featuring Gitman’s ever-popular mix of bold prints, premium materials and considered silhouettes. Like previous collections, Olberding revisits the rich company archives, blowing the dust off old line-books to revitalise designs and prints that add a touch of authenticity, as well as a unique vantage point, to each piece.

This Summer-inspired drop is comprised of pieces from several of Gitman Vintage’s most celebrated collections from the SS12 season. The stand-out pieces are the prints, with both the Bandana Print and Floral Print shirts utilising an unashamedly bold use of pattern, which although eye-catching, is well suited to the slim silhouette and work well as a layer piece or as a stand-alone item. Another shirt with a bold print is the Tennis Print Shirt. The highlight of Gitman’s Tennis Collection, the shirt is constructed from premium cotton and bears all the hallmarks of a classic Olberding design with its box pleat, chalk buttons, locker loop and of course a simple, yet strong pattern.

Gitman also leant heavily upon archive line drawings from 1985 for this season, with two seperate ranges developing from them; the Stripe 1985 and the Madras 1985. Constructed from a lightweight Madras Check cotton, the Madras 1985 shirt is available in a subtle White & Blue as well as the more adventurous Navy & Orange, with both colours working effortlessly as a layer piece and on their own. As you would expect from a manufacturer founded in 1948, traditional shirting provides the backbone to this otherwise contemporary collection with a range of simple cotton and Overdyed Oxford shirts landing in a range of tasteful hues. The highlight of which are two bona-fide classics; the Poplin Gingham and Seersucker Stripe shirts; both of which are a staple in any man’s wardrobe.

For a closer look at the drop, please visit our Gitman Vintage section of the website…

Gitman Bros. Vintage – SS12 Collection

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Originally named Ashland Shirt Corporation, Gitman is one of the most celebrated and heralded names in American clothing. Founded in Ashland, Pennsylvania, the original company produced and manufactured shirts for a plethora of brands and stores before taking the family name in 1978 to produce their own collections.

Today, Gitman Vintage base their designs on a number of line-books from the late 70s which feature the original drawings and notes on classic Gitman pieces. Each season, they focus on shirts and fabrics from a particular year and update them with slimmer, modern cuts for their growing legion of contemporary followers. Aside from the patterns and fabric, Gitman Vintage also include key details from the original collection, such as double track stitching, chalk buttons, locker loops and the original branded inside label featured on every piece.

In a day and age where many people claim to be ‘re-imagining archive designs’, very few do it as well as Gitman Vintage, with their carefully considered approach to the production of their product. Testament to this is the fact that every piece is expertly crafted in the USA, going through 50 steps using 25 individual pieces to produce a shirt which takes around 80 minutes from start to finish. A far cry from the world of mass produced clothing.

Spring Summer 2012 sees Gitman delve into the archives to use a variety of cottons from across their collections, notably premium Japanese cotton as used in the Boat Print Shirt , Polka Dot Shirt and the Stripe Shirt. All have striking patterns which suit the slim silhouette of the shirt and work well as both a layer piece and a stand-alone shirt. If these subtle patterns aren’t enough, Gitman have produced two camouflage based pieces for the more ‘outlandish’ shirt wearer. Utilising a heavy cotton twill, the Zebra Camo Shirt is robust enough to be worn as an overshirt, while the Camouflage Shirt adds a new dimension to the classic slimmer block retaining the familiar tailored look.

As always, more traditional shirting is the backbone of the collection with the classic Oxford Shirt available in Blue, Red, White and Grey as well as the ever-popular Chambray Shirt in Blue, Green and a crinkle Linen. The collection is rounded off with the obligatory check, this time in the form of an authentic Madras Check in a Red, White and Blue colourway and the classic Seersucker Stripe Shirt in Blue and White

For a closer look at the collection, please visit our Gitman Bros. Vintage section…

Gitman Vintage AW11 – Coming Soon

Monday, June 20th, 2011

We are beginning to see AW11 styles arriving here at End Clothing, last week was Stone Island, and this week we are due to see the latest offerings from possibly the most recognised name in American shirting. Gitman Bros. have been making some of the finest shirts around since 1978, carefully selecting materials from their vast archives to create some truly iconic pieces. The craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into every Gitman shirt is unsurpassed, creating shirting that is made to last and looks exceptional.

AW11 sees Gitman once again delve into their archives, pulling out a number of fabrics and patterns that have not been seen for some time. The autumnal plaids are quintessentially American, bold colours in premium European cotton, whilst their famous oxford shirts appear in both regular and over-dyed guises, adding new colours to the classic palette. There are also a number of special editions for the new season, including a polka dot Japanese cord shirt and an oxford that has been yarn-dyed by hand.

As you can see by the preview below, the upcoming season represents Gitman Vintage and their classic American heritage shirting perfectly, and the first styles will be with us this week. Keep an eye out on the End Clothing site so you don’t miss out…

Gitman Vintage Autumn 2011 collection preview images taken at Capsule Tradeshow – Paris

Gitman Vintage – Made in the U.S.A

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Gitman Vintage is an American heritage shirting collection that pays tribute to its past, but with a distinct difference. While continuing to honour the importance of a finely crafted button-down oxford and the indispensable pinpoint, the design team at Gitman dusted off old line books to curate an authentic interpretation of the past by selectively appropriating their favourite fabrics and having them remade. The line also recreates le mode retro details, including original double-track stitching, chalk buttons, locker-loops, box-pleats and is reissued with the original “Gitman Bros. Est 1978″ label. All of the collection is of course made in the U.S.A, in the same factory, in the same way (and even by some of the same people!) as it always has been.

The Spring / Summer 2001 Gitman collection draws inspiration from the Spring Summer 1986 Gitman collection. Re-issuing basics from the past, SS11 offers an array of pastel Oxford solids and stripes, summer weight chambrays both solid and patchwork, and Indian cotton madras. Shorts have been added to the collection this season, made in the same fine fabrics are the shirts, perfect to complete your Ivy League summer look. Head to the Gitman section to view the full range.

 

Gitman Vintage Spring 2010

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

There may be a fair few shirts out there at the moment, check, oxford, madras, but for our money nobody does it quite like Gitman Vintage. Each season Chris Olberding (The main man at Gitman) searches back through the company’s impressive archive and selects a year’s fabrics to resurrect.

The Gitman Vintage Spring / Summer 2010 collection pays homage to Spring / Summer 1984. In addition to selecting classics such as washed solid and striped oxfords, Gitman have also chosen some of their favorites from the past: antique seersucker, cotton madras, cabana stripes, and short sleeve oxfords.

The attention to detail on each shirt is equally impressive as the pedigree, with perfectly aligned checks and subtle stitching details. Each shirt is of course produced in the USA.

The latest styles from Gitman are available at End now…

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Gitman Bros. Vintage Collection – Online Now

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The name Gitman Brothers may not necessary be one that is instantly recognised by everyone, but there are few names, if any, that are held in such high regard in shirt making. From their base in Ashland, Pennsylvania, these master shirt makers have been hand-crafting classic shirting using the finest materials and production methods since 1948. As a result such esteemed names as Cole Haan and Britain’s very own Burberry have chosen Gitman Bros as their shirt-maker of choice, recognising the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each US-made shirt.

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The Vintage range is based on original designs and collar-shapes, and Gitman Brothers have an unequalled archive of fabrics to choose from, with the majority coming from the 70s and 80s. The Vintage range uses premium finishing processes, such as double-track stitching, locker loops and chalked buttons, which not only give a real quality handle, but also keep to the original blueprint. We have five carefully selected checks now in stock, all in a classic long-sleeve, button down shape – perfect for the autumn.

Head to the Gitman section now to view the range…

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Autumn preview – Gitman Brothers Vintage

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Over the next couple of months we will be giving you a few little sneaky peaks of what we have lined up for Autumn here at End. We will be introducing you to a few new brands, giving you a glimpse behind the scenes, and maybe, if your lucky, a few shots of the amazing collections due to land in Autumn. First up is a bit of history behind one of the new additions here at End for the Autumn – Gitman Bros…

The name Gitman Brothers may not necessary be one that is instantly recognised by everyone, but there are few names, if any, that are held in such high regard in shirt making. From their base in Ashland, Pennsylvania, these master shirt makers have been hand-crafting classic shirting using the finest materials and production methods since 1948. As a result such esteemed names as Cole Haan and Britain’s very own Burberry have chosen Gitman Bros as their shirt-maker of choice, recognising the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each US-made shirt.

The Vintage range is based on original designs and collar-shapes, and Gitman Brothers have an unequalled archive of fabrics to choose from, with the majority coming from the 70s and 80s. Button down oxford and pinpoint collar shirts in washed cottons, faded Madras and plaid checks all coming in a great range of colours and pattern-variations, and all with the original ‘Gitman Bros. Est. 1978’ label. The Vintage range uses premium finishing processes, such as double-track stitching, locker loops and chalked buttons, which not only give a real quality handle, but also keep to the original blueprints.

With distribution of this fantastic range as selective as it is (Barneys and United Arrows are the only current major stockists) we are genuinely honored to be able to welcome Gitman Brothers to the End fold, and despite this initial drop being small, it is destined to make a big impact..

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