Secrets Of 346 Madison Avenue


This year marks the 100th anniversary of Brooks Brothers‘ flagship at 44th and Madison*, and yesterday Town & Country put up a fun post called “11 secrets from Brooks Brothers’ past revealed.” No mention of an internal memo to do away with collar roll. — CC

*Photo above is actually of Wall Street location.

5 Comments on "Secrets Of 346 Madison Avenue"

  1. “…standing athwart history, yelling ‘Stop!'”

  2. A floor ashtray. That’s where I want to be…right there and right then, when PC was just a fad, not a killer plague.

  3. Ezra Cornell | October 4, 2015 at 7:38 am |

    I grew up in KY, tobacco country, and I well remember smoking in the department stores and everywhere else for that matter. For some I suppose it was a glorious period, but for those of us who didn’t smoke, bringing home brand new clothes that reeked of someone else’s cigarettes — well, it wasn’t a “liberty” we particularly enjoyed. I’m glad I now don’t have to spend all that money on a BB shirt as well as add the dry cleaning bill necessary to try to get out the smoke. Just an alternative point of view.

  4. Readers might be interested to learn that L.L. Bean also once had its own brand of pipe tobacco:×600.jpg

  5. It’s interesting that, perhaps to most men who just wanted clothes when Brooks introduced pre-made garments, the ready to wear aspect was a convenience rather than having to deal with all the trouble of custom tailoring.

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