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Gant clothing York

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Robert Smart Menswear in York is a prominent, upscale establishment that specializes in men’s garments. Robert Smart Men’s Wear is located in the midst of beautiful, historic York, at Low Petergate, half-way between midway the Minster and the Shambles. The York store’s inventory includes a wide range of jackets, trousers, shirts, shoes and accessories. Gant derives these from trusted sources like from Canali, Desch, Magee, Meyer, and Saint Hilaire.
Gant is a Swiss clothing brand launched, in 1949. The design of the brand’s jackets, trousers, shirts, shoes and accessories was influenced by European trends, and the corporation is now known throughout the world. Gant’s jackets, trousers, shirts, shoes and accessories are available at stores throughout the world.

Bernard Gant immigrated to the United States in 1914, and settled in New York. He and his sons, Marty and Elliot Gant, started a family business. From 1941 to 1945, Gant sold men’s jackets, trousers, shirts, shoes and accessories. Gant dress shirts were a necessity for young males in the 1960s. Gant’s shirts were different from others made at that time, because of the Gant loop at the back of the neck. Guys would sometimes detach the loop and give it to their girlfriends as a token of their esteem.

In 1964, Gant started producing making Madras shirts in the standard Gant style. The Gant Madras shirts were the most treasured. Gant opened stores in a number of locations across the country. Gant was soon the biggest shirt producer on the globe. Gant sold the business in the mid-sixties.

Robert Smart Menswear was established in 1967, in York, and the store prides itself on over 40 years experience in menswear retail. Robert Smart Men’s Wear in York sells men’s garments, including jackets, trousers, shirts, shoes and accessories. From a modest beginning, Robert Smart Menswear evolved into an international company. Robert Smart Menswear offers a comprehensive selection of jackets, trousers and shirts, shoes and accessories from leading British and continental suppliers, such as Canali, Carlo Viscontti, Desch, Magee, Meyer, Saint Hilaire and Wilvorst, all of whom produce fine tailored trousers and shirts.
Today, as on the day the doors first opened, Robert Smart Menswear provides competent and professional service, and behaves with courtesy and consideration toward their customers at all times. The York location was recently redecorated. The up-to-date ambience at Robert Smart Menswear in York encompasses two levels. An array of casual jackets, trousers and shirts is featured on the first level, with famous brand-name leaders Bugatti, Chatham, Florentino, Gant and Hackett well represented. Adjacent to these is an bounty of classic British knitwear by John Smedley & Hodgson of Scotland, including garments made of cashmere and lamb’s wool. Shirts by Canali, Eton and Eterna, provide exactly the right complement, and there is also a huge selection of silk ties to accommodate all tastes.
A personal tailoring Service is provided to ensure that the jackets, trousers and shirts fit well. In addition, Gant provides an extensive, easy-to-navigate website as well as a forthcoming ecommerce site, to showcase the store’s jackets, trousers, shirts, shoes, and accessories.
Robert Smart Menswear carries the best selection of men’s jackets, trousers, shirts, shoes, and accessories, in York. Robert Smart Menswear entwines conventional American style with the flair of Europe.
Visit, telephone, or email, for more information. Wait! Before you leave Robert Smart Menswear, be sure to visit the company’s other stores, Robert Smart Menswear and Smart Country Menswear.


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