Men’s Fashions by Gibran Hamdan
February 1, 2011
By Bill Boehlke
Let’s see… Armani, Versace… Hamdan?
Former Seahawks quarterback (2005-06) Gibran Hamdan is now the budding men’s fashion designer. Gibran’s new company, Alial Fital (Ah-lee-all Fit-all ), was created in 2010 by the now retired player. Married to Jenny Grant, granddaughter of former NFL and CFL head coach Bud Grant, Gibran started experimenting with his then future wife’s sewing machine while spending his off-seasons in Minnesota. He learned to sew his own dress shirts and polos, and he also designed and sewed a one-of-a-kind dress for his wife.
It wasn’t long before Gibran’s styles caught the eyes of his friends. They started requesting shirts of their own, which led Gibran to sew what would become the first samples for his new clothing line.
“It is with great excitement and anticipation that I announce the launch of my clothing line, Alial Fital,” said Hamdan. “I want to thank those of you who encouraged and supported me as I dedicated myself to creating a brand of distinctive, high-quality and better-fitting men’s polos.”
And don’t worry, Gibran didn’t sew your new dress polo, he needs a lot more experience before he gets to that level. But as creative director of Alial Fital, he is charged with meticulously designing each garment, right down to the careful selection of the fabrics and buttons used for each piece. His artistic nature – he draws and paints whenever he has a chance – and love of men’s fashion are the driving force behind the collections. And all items of clothing are proudly made in the United States, with the main office in Seattle.
“We are committed to our philosophy of designing distinctive garments, demanding the highest quality of workmanship, and providing top end customer service,” says Hamdan.
And where does the name “Alial Fital” came from? It happens to be Gibran’s parent’s names spelled backwards – Laila and Latif.
6103 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103