Recently the comments section has been lively with discussion about Brooks Brothers shirts. Obsessing over them is practically an institution; as early as the mid-’60s George Frazier was writing, “What the hell’s happening to the roll on Brooks Brothers buttondowns?”
There’s a reason men get so worked up about them: they have strong attachments to this particular article of clothing. Like the fellow in the drawing above.
The cartoon by Charles E. Martin appeared in the New Yorker in 1952 and is available from the Conde Nast Store.
But be forewarned: the print costs more than a new Brooks Brothers shirt. — CC