Founder, Fash Boulevard
Clothing With Character: Brooks in BooksBrooks Brothers clothing is woven throughout the American literary landscape. The company’s clothes were featured in novels such as F. Scott FitzGerald’s debut, This Side of Paradise; Joseph Heller’s Catch-22; and, surprisingly, William Burroughs’ Junkie. Mary McCarthy’s popular story title said it all: “The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt.”
Jim Thompson and Brooks Garrett
—Jim Thompson and Brooks Garrett
Model, Actor, Producer
Model, Founder, @ServingTheCityNYC
Brooks Brothers Repp-resent: Ties That Reverse TraditionWell before the twentieth century, British gentry sported silk ties featuring stripes running left to right (or heart to sword), which indicated the wearer’s club, school or regiment. In 1902, Brooks Brothers cheekily produced Repp ties with the stripes running right to left—creating an instant classic that has been a staple in American men’s wardrobes ever since.
Shadi Karimi and Milan Djordjevic
Attorney & Civil Engineer
—Shadi Karimi and Milan Djordjevic
Michael M. Nielsen
Government Fixed Asset Services
David Sheihan Hunter Lindez
Business development executive for a mobile software analytics startup
“I catch myself tracing a finger over the raised stitching of the monogram, one letter shared with my father, and remembering.”
—Garrett L. McCarthy
CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations North America
Ryan & Whitney O’Connor
—Ryan & Whitney O’Connor
“My father equated success with how a man dressed. And his brand of choice was Brooks Brothers.”
—Lono Brazil, Jr.
Lono Brazil, Jr.
Real Estate Consultant
Randy P. Seitz
President, CEO, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
Aileen Gemma Smith
CEO, Vizalytics Technology, Inc.
“There’s one item that I’ve kept with me for a long time: a set of blue-and-white striped Brooks Brothers pajamas that I got when I went to college, in Wisconsin. I not only wore them in my dorm room, I often wore them underneath my clothes because it was so cold.”
Senior Asset Manager
Brand Group Director, Horizon Media, Culinary Explorer
“Brooks Brothers is a truly American brand. It’s present. It’s very much a classic in our culture, in the sense that it doesn’t age. There’s a certain magic in that continuity, history and legacy that is buried in the details.”