For nearly two centuries, Brooks Brothers has set the standard for American style. Since opening its doors in 1818, Brooks Brothers has become an American icon revered for the quality and classic elegance of its merchandise and services, and has grown to become the single greatest influence on men’s fashion in America.
America's highest office brings with it America's greatest responsibilities. Those whom American people have chosen have often chosen to wear Brooks Brothers.Thirty-eight of forty-four American Presidents have worn Brooks Brothers clothing in office.
While on a European buying trip in 1896, John Brooks, grandson of Brooks Brothers' founder Henry Sands Brooks, observed that polo players had sewn buttons onto their collars to prevent them from flapping up during matches. Inspired by what he saw that day, he went on to introduce the the original Polo Button-Down shirt to America, thus changing the look of menswear forever.
Since 1818, Brooks Brothers has invariably stood for the highest standards of quality, value personal service and classic style. Brooks Brothers has clothed generations of new families and first families, sea captains and captains of commerce, battlefield heroes and heroes of the silver screen. The company has grown from a single shop on Catherine Street to an international brand, recognized across the globe as an icon of American fashion. There will always be a distinctive Brooks Brothers style, with clothing innovations that has endured to become beloved classic.