In the roaring twenties, soon after The Great Depression, several great shirt makers, mostly first-generation immigrants, banded together to move out of New York City and away from its urban problems, high costs, and rackets. They decided upon a rural area about four hours outside of New York City in Pennsylvania. Among them was Max Gitman, a Brooklyn native who moved his family and business to the coal-mining town of Ashland in Schuylkill County. There, in 1932, the Ashland Shirt & Pajama Company was established. Now known as Gitman Brothers, it’s one of the few remaining shirt makers with its production based in the United States.