America’s Top 5 Retailer

In 2016, we were honored to be recognized with Nebraska’s Retail Champion Award, as well as one of the top five retailers by the National Retail Federation.

Seeing Is Believing

About Gary Michaels.

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 offers fine sportswear such as cashmere sweaters, and extra fine outwear and furs. 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.

Established In 1983

Who We Are

Owner, Gary Novotny – Manager, Nathen Rutt

Gary L. Novotny has spent an illustrious 40 years in the men’s clothing industry. He established Gary Michael’s Clothiers in Hastings in 1983, and only five years later his service and attention to detail earned him the title of Nebraska’s Retailer of the Year. Novotny continued his success by opening a store in Lincoln in 1993, and not long after, he hired a manager who would soon become an integral part of the store’s next 19 years in the capital city: Nathen Rutt. Together, Gary and Nathen have sought to provide Lincoln with world-class fashion and unmatched customer service. They believe the future success of Gary Michaels Clothiers lies in maintaining those values and are excited at the opportunity to do so today.

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America’s Top Retailer

Gary Michaels Hall of Fame.

High quality tailored clothing for influentual people.

"If they can fit Suh, they can fit you!"

Ndamukong Suh2nd pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions

"It take someone special to dress royalty, and Gary Michaels, they did it."

Prince Amukamara2011 First Round Draft pick by the New York Giants

"Whether I am promoting beef in my feedlot in Pilger, Nebraska, or across the Pacific in Asia, I rely on Gary Michael's Clothier for all my wardrobe needs."

J.D. AlexanderCattleman & Rancher

"Gary Michaels has been my clothier since my Mother bought my first suit there twenty-five years ago. I have been a loyal customer ever since."

Steven DowdingAttorney, Dowding Dowding & Dowding Law Firm

"I've been buying all my clothes from Gary Michaels for over ten years. You simply can't find finer products. "

Dr. R. Ray MorrisonDoctor of Pediatrics

"I can purchase my professional wardrobe anywhere, but always come right back to Lincoln to see my friends at Gary Michaels."

Ameer Abdullah2015 second Round Draft pick by the Detroit Lions

"Gary Novotny has provided me all my business wardrobe since 1979---exclusively."

Phil GaffneySenior Management Club Car

"I wish I had half the magic Gary Michaels does when it comes to dressing me onstage."

Chase HastyMagician
Lincoln Location

Experience The Showroom

Showroom available by appointment only

Experience the Gary Michaels exclusive showroom located in downtown Lincoln at 700 R Street above the post office. Clients benefit from convenient parking located by the showroom. Whether you’re in Lincoln for work or pleasure, schedule your custom fitting before the big meeting, concert or game. Consultations are available by appointment only.



We curate a collection of designer fashion brands and styles sure to satisfy even the most particular shopper. Compare our selection to any store not just in Nebraska, but from New York to Los Angeles as well, and we are confident we will rise above.


It is not just the best selection that distinguishes Gary Michaels. No, what separates us continues to be the relationships we are able to build with our customers. Even today, in our 33rd year of business we strive to treat every customer as if they were the first to ever walk through our doors.

Located In Nebraska

Gary Michaels Clothiers is proud to be rooted in the Cornhusker State. We strive to always contribute to the community of Lincoln and the greater heartland with our diligence, hard work, and care for our customers.

How You Can Look Your Best