Brooks Brothers’ media relations department has confirmed a rumor posted by a commenter here that the company plans to discontinue the Own Make collection. A spokesperson issued the following statement to Ivy Style:
Own Make was a small range and an even smaller part of the business sold in a handful of retail stores. We no longer felt the need to move forward with the Own Make as a stand-alone label as we felt it created confusion for our customers. However we will still be keeping the styles and will be integrating them into our mainline collection label.
As of this morning, a follow-up question on whether the Southwick factory will continue to be used, or whether the styles will be kept but outsourced overseas has not been answered yet; we will keep you updated. — CC