Founded in 1818 by Henry Sands Brooks in Manhatten, H
. & D. H. Brooks & Co., which was later renamed Brooks Brothers by his sons, was the first ready to wear house in the United States. This came about out of necessity as time was of essence to those looking to make their fortune out west during the California Gold Rush and none of it could spared waiting for a suit to be made. In time the company grew to include more locations and expanded their products to include women’s clothing, ties,...
sweaters and socks.
There are currently over 210 Brooks Brothers locations in the United States and over 70 overseas. Though most of their clothing is now imported the company still manufactures their suits, sports coats and shirts domestically. Brooks Brothers has the reputation of being the premier clothier for generations of prominent people in history including political leaders, Hollywood and sports legends as well as military heroes.
Brooks Bothers introduced their first fragrance in 1950. Brooks Brothers 1818 for men is a traditional barbershop styled cologne. The scent conjures up images of hot towels, talcum powder and shaving cream but spiked with gentle woods and spices. From start to finish this scent never decomposes and maintains its clean fresh from the chair smell. The companion fragrances, New York for Ladies and New York for Gentlemen are also popular Brooks Brothers fragrances. Introduced in 2008 these scents are perfect for the couple who enjoy only the finest things a cosmopolitan life has to offer.