New Yorkers are no doubt familiar with the subway shuttle between Grand Central and Times Square. It was briefly in the news a few months back when the train cars were decorated with hybrid American and Imperial Japanese/Third Reich imagery to publicize the TV series “The Man In The High Castle.” People, being wonderful creatures, didn’t get the ads, and whined loud enough that even politicians chimed in on what was clearly a pressing matter.
Yesterday, as I rushed to board a shuttle on my way to an appointment, I saw that Brooks Brothers had taken the train over and covered the seats with blue university stripes and the walls with advertisements, most of them touting their newly relaunched oxford-cloth buttondowns, which, according to reports, are selling quite well.
No word yet on whether devotees of fused shirt collars have written to the Metropolitan Transit Authority demanding immediate and decisive action. — DCG