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Topic: Have we discussed the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy?
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Have we discussed the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy?

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:41 AM
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I’m not exactly the same level of customer I was when I was in corporate America, but I am going to miss the greatest non-iron dress shirts in the universe. Also sucks to see a “made in the USA” company folding up.

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We have not. What did they do wrong where they have to


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:43 AM
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go the kind of bankrupt that makes them fold? They should do that other kind, like JC Penny.

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I think JC Penny has been closed for 10 years.

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:44 AM
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It’s just that the malls forgot to lock the doors and take their keys, and no one told the employees.

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Remember when JCP got a CEO that was all

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:49 AM
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"#### no we won't do coupons anymore!"? My dream is to get paid that handsomely to be so bad at my job.

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I think they went chapter 11, which is a reorg...


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:51 AM
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bankruptcy...normally meaning they're looking for a buyers or for someone to finance the business. That wouldn't normally lead directly to closing.

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51 stores and counting closed, and their Mass.


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:54 AM
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Factory slated to be sold. If they reopen, it will not be the same quality clothing, much like Land’s End.

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They make good looking SUV's, but their really prone to


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:40 AM
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maintenance issues. I can see why they aren't doing well.

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You’re thinking of Eddie Bauer

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:42 AM
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But yeah, he did make a nice truck.

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It has been a while since I've have bought


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:03 AM
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anything new from Eddie Bauer but I like everything I ever did get.

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Murica has been in gym shorts and wife beaters for the

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:29 AM
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past 4 months. Demand has been lessened.

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*checking in****


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 11:29 AM
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Almost all of my polos and button downs are from BB

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:44 AM
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All dress pants and I even bought myself a $400 blazer for my rehearsal dinner from them. Hopefully they can find a buyer that won't shake things up too much

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See, I love their button-Downs,


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:45 AM
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But find their polos to be garbage.

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Re: See, I love their button-Downs,


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:52 AM
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Ralph Lauren Polo or GTFO of my face!

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Said like a true Obed***


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:53 AM
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I miss when those were made in Clover.


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:56 AM
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Drive up from Greenville, hang a right at Hardees, go to Clear-Knit outlet at end of street. Boom.....polo shirts for $10.

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You drove past World of Clothes to get to


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:05 AM
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Clear-Knit?

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Absolutely man.***


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:06 AM
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I don't even know exactly when it stopped being a thing.


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:18 AM
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I also recall going there a good bit but I don't recall making purchase.

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It stopped within 12 months of NAFTA.***


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:22 AM
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That was '94. I really cannot figure out


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 3:50 PM
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why going to Clear-Knit wasn't a bigger part of my youth. That Hardee's was a large part of my youth. I spent hours in that grocery store when it was a Community Cash. Only store my grandparents would go to way back when.

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TOMMY HILFIGER OR BUST***

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:55 AM
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I saw some of their stretch pants at Costco the other day***


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 11:18 AM
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Really figured you for an Armani Exchange guy.***


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 3:27 PM
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Red just got me one a few weeks back


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:55 AM
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And to be honest, its the best one from BB I have ever had. I think the issue with the polos is the cotton is possibly a bit more harsh than other brands after multiple washes.

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Saddleback FTW***


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 4:21 PM
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Figured you'd be a Knights of the Round Table guy***


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 4:25 PM
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Just not enough preppies any more.


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:48 AM
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RIP Brooks Brothers.

This po' white boy always like your sheep logo.

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Re: Have we discussed the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy?


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:51 AM
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They are the only people that make a decent 16 - 36/37 shirt. That is all that is in my closet.

Plus, they make the absolute best bowties as well. No one compares in the bowtie market

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Ditto, except 17 36/37, slim fit.***

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:57 AM
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Re: Ditto, except 17 36/37, slim fit.***

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:01 AM
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remember when they chagned the label colors and naming structure? maybe that is why they are going bankrupt. their slim is a true slim too, not that billowy slim.

I have had luck here lately. They make some really great stuff and the prices are unreal. I was only buying button downs, but bought a suit last summer for a wedding and its the ####. Their slim is slim too and their sizing matches up with BB.

https://www.ctshirts.com/us/home

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Thats where I buy all my shirts. Because they are proper.


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:26 AM
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And always a sweet sale going on.

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Re: Ditto, except 17 36/37, slim fit.***

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:59 AM
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With everyone wearing


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:51 AM
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cargo shorts, flips flops, and t-shirts no matter the occasion, they’ve become obsolete.

See MW - Jos A. Banks closing as mentioned last night as further evidence.

I know BB is a whole ‘nother level but same style.

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they started going down hill when Ralph Lauren left.


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 8:58 AM
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now Ralph Lauren is going down hill too.

Anybody know where to get a nice collar and sleeve sized oxford cloth button down (not pinpoint oxford)
like Polo used to sell before going to S,M,L,XL?

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I’ve had good luck with lands end


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:10 AM
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But I expect their shirts to go to crap any minute now like their pants have.

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I thought I'd looked there, but you're right. That Hyde Park

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:40 AM
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heavier oxford looks promising, and good price.

https://www.landsend.com/products/mens-supima-hyde-park-oxford-dress-shirt/id_10667?attributes=32671,43307,43322,43870,44032,44255,44896,44967,45023

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heart breaking - 75% of my button downs


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:16 AM
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and all my new suit / blazer purchases have been through them. their polos are meh, and haven't gotten any of their slacks to have an opinion.


Re: Have we discussed the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy?


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:36 AM
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Bengaline said they are not made in America at Brooks Bros. Nam. I have never bought anything from there. I also have never bought anything from lesser companies like Men's Warehouse and Jos A. Bank who are closing 500 stores.

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Sh##.....better not tell the US workers that.

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:44 AM
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https://www.brooksbrothers.com/Made-In-North-Carolina/men-made-in-north-carolina,default,sc.html


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Re: Have we discussed the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy?

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:58 AM
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I think he was just referring to the actual cloth used to make their products. Those textiles aren’t made in the US but the actual products are cut and sewn here, so “made in America”. Bills Khakis pulled the same thing back in 2016 after Mr. Thomas sold out.


Yes, from Italian fabric in this case.

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 9:59 AM
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I don’t really care if they’re running a loom or a sewing machine, they’re still employing Americans to make some of their clothes.

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Re: Yes, from Italian fabric in this case.

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:09 AM
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Seems like being in the commercial real estate business for the next few years will be a stinker.

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Re: Have we discussed the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy?


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 11:13 AM
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Bill's used to be fantastic but the last two pairs I bought were such low quality that I'll never buy them again.


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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 11:35 AM
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Yeah, I’ve been very disappointed the last few years. They’ve changed hands twice from the original owner and namesake and seemingly gone downhill after each transition.

I have ten year old pants and shirts that’ve outlasted the most recent products I’ve ordered from them.


I only ever had a pair of shoes from them, about 20 years

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 11:17 AM
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ago. I see folks mentioning polo shirts, but I don't think I even own a Polo short any more. Do people still wear those?

Lets just hope that Aftco, Huk, Columbia and Olukai survive this apocalypse.

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Yeah, I'm pretty much to the point where if it's a non

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 12:14 PM
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work related event that I'm expected to dress up for, I'm just not going to go.

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Its really one of the few benefits of getting older:


Posted: Jul 23, 2020 4:06 PM
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Not doing #### you don't want to do.

You have a son now so that happened to you a little sooner than me; I didn't really take that privilege until about my early 40's when I just stopped doing stuff other folks wanted.

A couple years ago I stopped going to my wife's parents house for Christmas. I don't really want to go my mothers house, so why would I want to go to anyone else's? I get called selfish about once a week. She has no idea how selfish I can be.

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Re: Its really one of the few benefits of getting older:

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 4:24 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTiFS9g-v_o

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