Martin Greenfield Clothiers
Martin Greenfield Clothiers has been creating custom suits in its East Williamsburg facility for decades. A family-owned business, it was established by Martin Greenfield after working at the GGG clothing factory for thirty years until it was ultimately shut down in 1977. Then, Martin decided to purchase the factory and start his own clothing business specializing in suits.
A Holocaust survivor, Martin has made it a point to give back to the community that welcomed him. As crime rates in the 1970s and 1980s in North Brooklyn rose and many factories started to leave the area, Martin played a pivotal role in the creation of Evergreen. He brought business owners together and helped establish the organization to serve the needs of the industrial community. He went on to serve as the board chair of the organization and also on the local community board. Today they are the last unionized suit manufacturer in New York City with most of the employees coming from immigrant backgrounds, many of them have been with the business for decades.
After thirty-five years of working side by side with his sons, Tod and Jay, Martin retired, but they’ve continued the tradition of suitmaking. Throughout the years Martin Greenfield Clothiers has evolved from a cut make and trim producer for menswear shops, department stores, and designers into a direct-to-consumer custom suitmaker. They produce suits for television shows, films, and Broadway shows including HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. They have even had the opportunity to make suits for former presidents including Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and Barak Obama.
Martin Greenfield Clothiers continues to branch out into new directions as was seen during the early stages of the pandemic when they created masks and hospital gowns. Tod Greenfield is optimistic about the company’s future as we crawl out of the pandemic saying “Evergreen was so helpful navigating through the pandemic and now on the other side it’s exciting to see our work on TV and in the movies. A year ago we measured Robert Duval and Adam Sandler via Zoom for suits featured in the new hit movie Hustle. We are still waiting to see Tom Hanks wearing our suit when A Man Called Otto comes out.” Martin Greenfield Clothiers is open for business!