The Gambert name has been synonymous with fine shirt-making since 1933 when 1st generation family patriarch, Joseph Gambert, opened the first shop on Springfield Avenue in Newark, NJ. For 80-plus years, we continue to make shirts in Newark’s Ironbound section of Newark, NJ, USA. We stock an inventory of over 1,500 shirt fabrics sourced from all around the world from Mills like Albini, Thomas Mason, Mileta and Canclini to name just a few. We are known for making a shirt as individual as the man or woman wearing it, meeting not only their fit preferences, but also their particular styling preferences!
Gambert’s system and patterns have successfully satisfied thousands of clients. We complement our product with an excellent staff to provide the best in customer service. At Mel Gambert we firmly believe that in order to be a successful manufacturer, we must work together with our dealers as partners. Our company statistics show that 65% of the orders that flow through the factory are repeats. It is our ambition for all our dealers to operate with the same success. Through our shared values, mutual support and professionalism, we can ensure that our profit, quality and growth goals are continually met.
After graduation from college in the 1960’s, Mel Gambert, having learned the business from his father and working in the factory throughout high school, began to improve the sizing techniques for made-to-measure shirts. The first variation was waist and hip tapering. Over the next 20 years, he added shoulder slopes, yoke sizing and postures to help improve the quality of fit. A true pioneer in the industry, Mel Gambert has proven himself to be instrumental in educating hundreds of dealers in using our system in sizing shirts.
Mel’s wife and partner of over 50 years, Lorraine, has been fully involved in every facet of daily operations. An ardent businesswoman and accomplished fashion consultant, Lorraine spent 20 years running our now shuttered retail store before undertaking running the office on a fulltime basis. She has incredible insight, both personally and professionally.
Mitch Gambert, who joined the business in 2001, shares his family passion for this industry, having dedicated himself to learning all the tricks of the trade from his father, Mel. Mitch was the first shirt manufacturer to serve as President of industry trade association, the Custom Tailors and Design Association, serving from 2016-2018. Never afraid to try new ideas and meet challenges, he has merged old-school artisanship with modern technology and design.
In closing, we would like to express our thanks to our dealers, partners and employees for your unremitting faith in our abilities and for the opportunity to work with you.
Proud members of International trade association, the Custom Tailors and Designers Association