I went to Brooks Brothers this weekend. In perfect timing for inauguration weekend, I discovered that the brand has been associated with the presidential office and the US military back to 1860s. Fancy pants indeed, Brooks Brothers. The brand is classic, but many of the items possess the stuffiness tailored to an elitist grandma. Having said that, Brooks Brothers makes a wonderful non-iorn french cuff work shirt that holds up well in the wash (*note - the "machine washable" sweaters do not hold up well and will be ruined in the wash) . I also picked up a deeply discounted camel work coat. I was pleasantly surprised seeing the fabric is from the renowned Italian textile wholesaler, Loro Piana. Ooh la la.
Feeling presidential? Or need fresh work clothes?