Brooks Brothers’ greatest suit

By Edward Achorn

Another American icon bit the dust this week. Brooks Brothers, the great men’s clothier founded in 1818, filed for bankruptcy.

Brooks Brothers, already facing pressures as a brick-and-mortar retailer, cited the stresses of COVID-19, which has been a nightmare for businesses all over America.

The company boasted of clothing 40 presidents. I touched on its most important suit in my new book, Every Drop of Blood.

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