In praise of Brooks Brothers

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Many readers will feel inclined to associate Brooks Brothers with prep schools and somewhat dated Joe Yale Ivy League caricatures, with old-fashioned Wall Street mandarins and Episcopalian clergyman brunching outdoors, with lawn tennis, touch football, and sailing, and, above all, with the extinct WASP mannerisms that live on as a parody at Duke frat parties and in the first-class cabins of Delta flights from BOS to ATL. This is a not altogether inaccurate impression of the clothier...


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