Has anyone ever replaced the bow on formal pumps?
I have a pair with good looking leather but a sad-looking, faded bow on one. If both bows looked bad, it might not be so noticeable; but one bow is blacker than the other.
This is a tough question, tougher than you may think.
Brooks Brothers is a quintessential American brand. They invented the OCBD. So, depending on which country you're talking about (I'm not sure there would be one for all of Europe), you'd need to think of some brand that truly represents that country's sartorial heritage.
If you're just looking for a European brand that makes clothes that look similar to Brooks Brothers, I'm sure it's not hard to find some companies that make OCBDs, sweaters, suits, etc. i.e. more traditionally-skewed menswear.
I know about Boggi. Can Boggi be compared to BB in terms of quality?
Doesn't Caruso just make suits and jackets? Yeah, Caruso makes some (or all of the) Purple Label suits.