Aileen Gemma Smith
CEO, Vizalytics Technology, Inc.
Lono Brazil, Jr.
“My father equated success with how a man dressed. And his brand of choice was Brooks Brothers.”
—Lono Brazil, Jr.
“That’s the great thing about Brooks Brothers. You can pop into the store at any time. It’s like your savior. Anything you need is there.”
Creative Director, Awesomeness TV
CEO and Founder, McDermott Investment Advisors
“As a first-generation immigrant…the Brooks Brothers stores themselves, with their beautiful wood paneling and scripted logo, seemed a bastion of old-guard American elegance.”
Model, Founder, @ServingTheCityNYC
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.”
Financial Analyst, @levitatestyle
“She told me it was from Brooks Brothers, and I said: ‘Forget eating. Let’s go get me that blazer.’”
Founder, Fash Boulevard
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.
Insurance Sales Agent
Security Officer, NetlQ | Founder & CEO, Fuzion Apps
Lenaise Clarke, MS
Jim Thompson and Brooks Garrett
—Jim Thompson and Brooks Garrett
Mikey DeMerchant (age 14)
Founder, Isaac Likes
Director of Marketing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
“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.”
“I’ve always been drawn to things that have a timeless quality to them. When I walk into the Brooks Brothers flagship store, on Madison Avenue, I feel the heritage…there’s a history in the walls that you feel when you walk in.”
Menswear Influencer, @trav_white_
—Randy P. Seitz
Randy P. Seitz
President, CEO, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
Real Estate Acquisitions
Startup Consultant and Software Engineer