Brooklyn’s Top Tailor Turns 90

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(r to l) Michael Bloomberg, Colin Powell, and Ray Kelly (former NYC police commissioner) Arlene Greenfield (Martin’s wife), and (the birthday boy himself) Martin Greenfield at the Friars Club

Martin Greenfield the founder of Martin Greenfield Clothiers and founder of Evergreen the North Brooklyn Business Exchange celebrated his 90th birthday at the Friars Club on August 10.

Martin was a Holocaust survivor who came to Varet Street in Williamsburg and found work as a floor boy in a clothing factory. In time Martin was promoted and eventually became the production manager. When the company, 3G‘s Clothing, closed Martin opened Greenfield Clothiers.  Greenfield succeed despite much adversity such as high crime and terrible business conditions.

Martin’s company and his brand help reinvent the men’s clothing industry. Lasting for over 40 years while many other local clothing manufacturers of closed, it still thrives. Today Martin and his sons continue to produce the highest quality men’s suits.

At his birthday party Martin was joined by Colin Powell, Michael Bloomberg, and former police commissioner Ray Kelly. All gave testimony to Martin’s skills as a tailor, his service to people, and his outstanding character. Martin’s wife Arlene and their sons, Jay and Todd, were all smiles at the festive celebration.

Author: The Greenline

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