From a young age, Ike Behar began working in his father's tailor shop in Havana, Cuba. When his family immigrated to the United States, he took his first job at a small tailor shop on a trial basis. Within a week, the owner had recognized Ike's talent and offered him a full-time position. From this point on, Ike devoted his life to the craft of shirt making. By age seventeen, he was experimenting with his own designs and producing hand-crafted custom shirts to complement his father's luxury suits.
Ike joined the U.S. Army and earned U. S. citizenship.
Over the next few years, he started his first business providing alterations for fellow soldiers, and met his life-long partner - and Ike Behar co-founder - Regina (Altaras) Behar, before saving enough money to buy his own New York City based shop in 1957. In this modest shop Ike would continue to perfect his craft over the next decade, developing his own-techniques, such as the diamond-quilted collar, which he later patented.
Ike Behar's product line has expanded beyond dress shirts to include sport shirts, ties, sport coats, suits, handkerchiefs, underwear and more.
Ike Behar's firm commitment to quality and attention to detail have persisted. To this day, every product bearing the Ike Behar label is created by experienced craftsmen. They continue to use the diamond-quilted collar, single-needle stitching techniques, and luxurious high thread-count fabrics that earned their company its reputation for excellence.
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