Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Brooks Brothers, Bills, Leather Man, and Bean Tote

All Made in The United States

15 comments:

  1. Bill's aren't what they were just two years ago. Proceed with caution. This picture captures my daily uniform well, but my Leather Man Ltd. belt has ducks. GLH

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    1. Bill's went through a difficult time in the 12-18 months following the sale of their company but, in my experience at least, they have bounced back quite nicely. Their quality is still excellent and their customer service is just as good. I really like that I can count on their styles (M2 Vintage for me) and sizing not changing. Theirs are the only trousers I wear, something I've never said about any other brand.

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  2. While we're at it, is the Brooks Brothers a slim fit? The shirt you're wearing fits nicely, no extra material bulging out at the waist. JL

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  3. Love this look, fit, color combination. Perfect for summertime and the sleeves can always roll up. Wow.

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  4. Twins. My everyday uniform as well. Lol

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  5. Brooks Bros. has been on a long, but fairly swift slide to the bottom in terms of increasing pricing, lower quality and the arrogant treatment of its employees, customers and vendors by the I KNOW BETTER JERK named Claudio Del Vecchio (the scion of the Luxottica eyeglass family).

    I've shopped at BB for more than 50 years and most recently discoverd that sizing of men's polo shirts, dress and sport shirts are nowhere near to being accurate and true. CDV has instructed his Asian manufacturers to cut the amount of material in polo, sport and dress shirts so that EVERY size is smaller than one would expect.

    I recently had to return 10 polo shirts to exchnage them for the next size up because their labeling did not match the size they should have been.

    My great hope is that some other company will ome along and offer to take BB off CDV's hands. This arrogant and incompetent Italian, born with a silver spoon in his mouth has no idea of how to run a business or to keep his customers happy.

    CDV PLEASE, sell Brooks Bros. back to an American! Maybe Jeff Bezos would be inetersted; he certainly couldn't do any worse.

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    1. Too late for an American sale, I'm afraid. Prior to my exit from the company last year, BB/CDV sold an undisclosed but stated minority interest to a HK shirt manufacturer, TAL, which has been the source of BB's MTM and basic shirting for some time. TAL supplies many worldwide brands with collared shirts valued at more than $50; Ralph is another of their well-known clients. I chose to stay with BB through what I now know was the lead up to this sale. Hard lesson learned. Still love the old styles and glad to see niche US manufacturers stepping into the gap. There's always room for quality. Excellent photo.

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  6. Recently purchased 8 packs of underwear from Brooks Brothers poor quality no other way to describe them but junk

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  7. I must agree with the writer above. I taught school looking like this just add a jacket and perhaps a tie....and once First Period was over, the jacket was off....( it gets hot in Texas)

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  8. Agree with the comments about Brooks Brothers, have bought from them for over 20 years, and while several items I bought in the 90s are still in great shape, stuff I bought since 2000 mostly fell apart.

    Love to see the Leather Man belt, I just discovered these belts this year, bought a D-ring with blue crabs on them, since we love them blue crabs down here in Saltwater Texas. The Leather Man people produce such a great product and have wonderful and friendly service.

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    1. I am to your east, and are 2 minutes from the LA border. Love your site. Keep up the good work, and yes there are preps in this part of Texas. A few anyway....

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