Brooks Brothers Centenary


September 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

Around one hundred years ago, the venerable Brooks Brothers turned one hundred. The company that launched a thousand #1 Sack Suits celebrated with the publication of a true title monster, Brooks Brothers Centenary, 1818-1918 : Being a short History of the Founding of their Business together with an Account of its Different Locations in the City of New York during this period. It is now shared as part of University of Michigan’s Making of America series.

This centennial leaflet tells the story of BB, and its founding father and sons as well as a thing or two about the contemporary New York. For some moronic reason, the original scanner has decided to hide many pages from the lore-hungry reader or the virtual archives have lost them to bits. Likely a paid copy or online reading rights must be purchased before all is revealed.


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