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Brooks Brothers 1818 Line: Made in USA in the Past, but now Italy?

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Recent 1818 suits are made in Italy. Does anyone know the manufacturer? I'm just curious. This thread provides no clear answers. (Caruso?) Also, I just acquired a new old stock 1818 suit on the B&S forum. It's USA made. Was it done by Martin Greenfield (same maker as Golden Fleece)? Also, when did BB switch 1818 production from USA to Italy?
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I believe that USA 1818 is from Southwick (owned by BB) and the Italian stuff is from Lardini.
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I believe that USA 1818 is from Southwick (owned by BB) and the Italian stuff is from Lardini.
Ah, Southwick makes sense. Lardini is surprising though! They make great stuff, of course.
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BB UAA Made Ties...does anyone know their factory source? Or is it imported and relabeled stuff?
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BB UAA Made Ties...does anyone know their factory source? Or is it imported and relabeled stuff?

North Carolina. There's a factory tour on YouTube
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I think the ties are made in NY.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/allt...e-factory.html

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All Brooks Brothers necktie silk is woven in England or Italy and the ties still are "cut and piled" at the Brooks Brothers tie factory in Long Island City, New York.


I have an 1818 Saxxon SportCoat that was made in Canada, any ideas on the manufacturer?
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I have an 1818 Saxxon SportCoat that was made in Canada, any ideas on the manufacturer?

Samuelsohn?
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I think the ties are made in NY.

Correct. The shirts are made in Garland, North Carolina.
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Samuelsohn?

That would be my guess too.... but it's just a guess
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