Author(s): Kate Betts
A visual celebration of Brooks Brothers' remarkable heritage and how its iconic clothing has been worn and revered by cultural figures, fashionable rule breakers, and pop-culture icons.
Since 1818, Brooks Brothers, America's oldest clothing brand, has grown into a global sartorial institution that has influenced American style through its iconic fashions, which conjure intimate memories of pivotal life events--from your first navy blazer as a child to stepping into a bespoke suit on your wedding day. On the eve of its two-hundredth anniversary, Brooks Brothers remains synonymous with timeless style, the finest quality, and innovative designs that resonate with both old and new generations.
This richly illustrated book is replete with photographs of the signature heritage pieces, from the Original Polo(R) button-down oxford, gray flannel suit, and Rep ties to the camel overcoat, and features an unparalleled roster of high-profile political and cultural icons who have worn and made these pieces their own: from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy to Madonna, Lady Gaga, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Miles Davis, and Andy Warhol, as well as TV and film stars in Glee, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, and Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. The text comprises interviews and personal anecdotes from the retailer's loyal clientele--fashion designers, writers, and celebrities--each sharing treasured memories and connections to Brooks Brothers. This dazzling volume invites readers to delve into the world of Brooks Brothers, providing insight into the people, places, and historical moments that have shaped and provoked the innovative yet timeless American institution, and is a must for those interested in fashion and American style.
Kate Betts is an American fashion editor and author based in New York City. She is a contributing editor at Time and The Daily Beast, and authored the New York Times Bestseller book My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine.