W. M. Gibson was started in 2018 by a husband and wife team. Marcus and Beca Gibson saw a problem - men’s loafers were either total garbage or exorbitantly priced (some are garbage and overpriced!). Even the icon legacy brands have lost their touch and quality. Loafers that were once perfected by hand, are now mass produced to accommodate stressed profit margins under bloated budgets.
We decided to design a beautiful loafer while trimming the fat of middlemen and overhead. (It is amazing what you can do when you don’t drink a bottle of Amarone at lunch and take a 2 hour nap).
The dream turned into reality. You guys went bananas. The biggest challenge was keeping the loafers in stock. The humble roots of handwritten thank you notes and packing orders on the bathroom sink are still ingrained into our brand to this day.
With all of the demand, a partner was needed to take the brand to the next level. Enter Matt Davis. In Matt’s junior year of college, he decided it was time to give his New Balances a break and bought his first pair of Gibbys. Matt loved the product so much that after 3 years of daily wear, he came into the business as a partner.
Matt and Marcus run the business together today. Matt handles the front of the house managing sales, marketing, and customer support while Marcus is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing and development of our product.
We are forever grateful for your support and see you as a partner. Thanks for taking the time and we can’t wait to see where you take your Gibbys!
Please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Left to right: Zoey, Beca, Marcus, & Stella