"The Alial Fital Ambassador is a true individual. He's a free spirit and confident to STAND APART from the bland fashion crowd. I design for the trailblazers, forward thinkers, and gentleman who are willing to embrace something new and interesting."
"To this end everything is handcrafted right here in the USA in limited edition quantities, never exceeding 100 per style. It's this artisanal fashion quality that assures the Alial Fital customer a quality, comfortable, and truly one of a kind look"
designed at the intersection of fashion & comfort.
After a 6 year career as an NFL QB and earning NFL Europe MVP honors, Gibran Hamdan created Alial Fital (Ah-lee-all Fit-ahl)
Gibran taught himself how to make patterns and then sew using his wife Jenny's sewing machine. Making his own dress shirts, Gibran’s friends started requesting the carefully designed and custom-made polos for themselves.
The impetus for starting Alial Fital, named for his parents Laila and Latif (spelled backwards), came from a desire for Gibran to focus on his favorite things - design, art, and creativity.
The Alial Fital Dress polo will quickly become the most versatile shirt in your wardrobe.
Sewing a woven dress shirt collar, complete with collar stays, onto a soft and luxurious knit base fabric unites 2 mens clothing staples with perfect synergy. No longer do you have to decide between the stiff and uncomfortable dress shirt you've worn to work all week and the overly casual soft collar polo.
Since launching our introductory dress polo product in 2010, Alial Fital has expanded its selection of luxurious, hand crafted, and one-of-a-kind designs.
We design at the intersection of Comfort and Style
Our apparel is designed to make you look amazing and feel great everywhere you go.
What makes our customers fall in love with us though, is how easily we integrate into their everyday active lifestyle.
Whether it be golfing, sailing, racing, running errands with the kids, or just an exciting night out - Alial Fital will have you looking good, feeling good, and playing good.
Nowhere is this more evident than our roster of pro athletes that we count as paying customers.
In Alial Fital's inaugural year of 2011 a gentleman named Robert Van Pelt was one of its best customers.
That April, two of Gibran Hamdan's (AF CEO) dearest friends, Jim and Katie Leonhard were in town on a visit of the company's then home of Minnesota. Jim an avid golfer and fan mentioned they should watch the annual Masters tournament that Sunday. Although Gibran wasn't much of a golf fan at the time he wanted to be a gracious host. As they watched the tournament and a certain Bo Van Pelt shot up the leaderboard into 8th place, Gibran casually remarked to Jim - "that's interesting our best customer's last name is Van Pelt". Immediately Jim exhaulted - "Gibran, Bo is short for Robert! It may be the same guy!".
Shortly thereafter the two cross referenced the AF database and sure enough a professional golfer was buying Alial Fital polo shirts directly from afpolos.com. It didn't take long for Jim and Gibran to imagine the possibility of AF sponsoring a PGA Tour pro.
Months passed and AF grew steadily focusing on the sale of fashion specific polos. That all changed that December. A short email from Bo himself to firstname.lastname@example.org expressed his interest in being sponsored by our American Made brand.
Needless to say we jumped on the opportunity and our Golf specific line was born. BVP charged Gibran with not only developing a high performance variation of his designs but co-ordinating his looks from head to toe for the 2012 season
Make no mistake, we are a small operation and relish the opportunity that provides.
We win by delivering a 1st class product in a way that you are unaccustomed to in today's environment. You will be treated as if you we're family from the first email, click of a buy button, or a return request.contact us
As usual, the quality of this product is fantastic. I like the look and feel. The personal touch that comes with these products makes customers for life.
Made the USA !
— Sam S. Noblesville, IN
Awesome pants. Top quality with a perfect fit. Just what you'd expect for a product made in the USA. Best of all my wife greatly approves.
— Randy J. Houston, TX
This is my second Alial Fital polo and nothing has changed from the first. I have received extraordinary customer service, the material is top of the line, and the design and fit are just as advertised. Won't be my last purchase!
— Mitchell V. St. Louis, MO
10 shirts and counting, at the golf course or at the office I always get compliments.
— Brett P. Chandler, AZ
Excellent service and quality
These products are fantastic. Well made and fits perfectly. Great packaging and delivery was on time. Well done.
— Roy S. Ridgefield, CT
Top Notch as Always!
Gibran and Alial Fital are outstanding to work with. The service he provides is the best and the product speaks for itself. Thanks as always, I love the shirts!!
— Chris P. Bloomfield Village, MI
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I've recently fallen in love with Skill Share. It bills itself as "Classes taught by expert practitioners". I made my way to the site to take a specific class by Elle Luna called Choose Must. Having designed for multiple successful startups I was intrigued by the premise of the course. 10 exercises to help you find your true passion or "must". I would highly recommend it if the topic at all appeals to you.
I feel like I am currently doing my "must" with Alial Fital - so my intentions for taking the class were slightly different. I am obsessed about improving my creative process and so I've ventured out to learn from as many designers as I can. Elle's class really helped me define and distinguish a creative process that I can use moving forward.
The class of 10 exercises culminates with what she calls "finding your North Star". When you start the process you have no idea where it will end. My final "North Star" featured the words Fashion. Travel. Design. Sport. Inspiring People. written on a 4 x 6 notecard surrounded by relevant imagery. Is stared at it for a few days wondering what I had on my hands.
Elle instructs you to create or experience something related to your "North Star" to set the journey. The thought of starting my own magazine which allowed me to dive into these themes above popped in my head. So I made one and the Stand Apart Magazine was born. I've switched over my under inspired style blog to the magazine format and couldn't be happier.