Frank Reilly was president of Brooks Brothers during the preppy ’80s, and retired shortly after the Marks & Spencer takeover. He died last October at the age of 90 and the news only just came on my radar. From his obituary:
After graduating from Columbia High School, he received his undergraduate degree from Lowell Textile Institute, Lowell, Mass., then his master’s of business from New York University. Frank started his career in retailing at Brooks Brothers then served as vice president and merchandise manager at Saks Fifth Avenue. He eventually returned to Brooks Brothers as president and chief executive officer where he retired in 1990 at the age of 62.