Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Good, the Bad, the Brooks Brothers

On the left:
Everything that's good and fun in Brooks Brothers tradition with an east coast summer spin. Aside from the chinos being cuffed rather high, I have no complaints. The jacket and pants are trim but not tight, and the simple bow tie and pocket square finish things off nicely.

On the right: Brooks gone L.A., Brooks gone bad, Brooks gone far too far. I don't blame a company for expanding its brand image because, let's face it, it's all about the money. But the tradition of exclusivity tied into Brooks history disappears when you dress a model like a pretentious tool. Capri-looking chinos? No. Double-popped collars? Never. Seersucker slip-ons with black soles and a scarf? What the...?


  1. Ugh... those cuffs. The rest of the first picture I like, but the bottom one is confusing. Brooks Brothers or Brook's little Brother?

    1. While the polo and chinos in the second look essentially fit, there's nothing respectable about that outfit. It's like preppy hipster... a prepster.