Trendy or traditional, Gary Michaels specializes men’s tailored clothing. For a man concerned with looking his best, there simply is no better place to shop. Throw in designer furnishings, sportswear, shoes, outerwear and accessories and from head to toe you’ll look the part. Gary Michaels also offer leathers, sweaters and handbags for the sophisticated woman shopper. With the addition of world-class tailoring and spectacular personal service from professional clothiers, Gary Michaels is truly the easy choice when you want to look your best.


About Us

Gary’s Bio:

Gary L. Novotny has spent 40 years in the men’s clothing industry. He established Gary Michael’s Clothiers in Hastings, NE in 1983 and opened a store in Lincoln in 1993. Gary was awarded the "Nebraska Retailer of the Year" in 1988, and in 2016 earned Nebraska's Retail Champion Award and was named America's "Top Five" retailers by the National Retail Federation in Washington D.C. He celebrates his 33rd Anniversary in business in the Fall of 2016. Over that period, Gary Michael’s has emerged as Nebraska’s Premier Store for Men. Boasting a diverse client base, Gary Michael’s serves politicians, professional athletes, Olympians, business leaders, salesmen, medical and legal personnel just the same as farmers, ranchers and servicemen.



Nate’s Bio:

Nathen Rutt is the manager at Gary Michael’s Clothier and has worked with Gary since 1993. He moved to Lincoln in 1998 to work at the new store and has been here ever since. An integral part of our small business, Nate does a little bit of everything. He focuses most of his time and energy on taking care of his customers. In addition to that, he also helps Gary with the buying, inventory and merchandising. Nate’s favorite part of working at Gary Michael’s Clothiers is the client relationships he has built over the years – some of his best friends were made through the store. Outside of work, he enjoys working out, golf, sports and cooking.




Mon – Fri: 10-6
Thurs: 10-7
Sat: 10-5
Sun & Holidays: Closed
Also open by appointment