16 May 2012

Brooks Brothers Number One

In the exclusive photo (at left) I am shown wearing a Brooks Brothers sharkskin 3/2-roll sack suit, a blue fine-striped W.H. Taylor spread-collar shirt, and a Robert Talbott repp tie from Richards in Greenwich, CT. I bought the tie in the mid-90s for my first job on Wall Street; it's a bit slim for my tastes, truth be told. The suit is a variation of the famous Number One sack suit first introduced in 1900, and, according to Brooks Brothers,  "is the earliest and most enduring of Brooks’ innovations."

8 comments:

Tabitha said...

I love this look AC, the tie gives a hint of the naughty school boy who still lies within.

Ryu said...

Nice. Do you ever wear suspenders? I always that Gordon Geeko looked pretty cool in "Wall Street."

Anonymous said...

Perfect tie knot.

Herr Gehlen said...

Excellent photo. A BB suit is hard to find now in many business districts.

I, now, judge my bankers on their suits. I need a new one.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Tabs ~ Many thanks, darling. It's the next best thing to leather and PVC. ;-)

Ryu ~ Thanks. I don't, now, but I still have a few pairs hanging around from my early days. I'm thinking of bringing them out of (early) retirement.

Anon @11:51 ~ Thanks, but I think the knot is too small. The thing is, I detest those large Windsor knots, so this is the result.

HG ~ Thanks ol' chum. There are still a few BB traditionalists lurking around.

La Sombra Sofisticada said...

Very nice! So you favor your ties a bit wider? Me too. I want them to fill the chest, and not look like a string or something.

Mike said...

That's what I call quite a lapel!
Well done!

Anonymous said...

Nice tie. It's nice that you still wear it. If I may, it has some sentimentality attached to it.