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Brooks Brothers needs...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jason.wu.05.09, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. jason.wu.05.09

    jason.wu.05.09 Senior member

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    ...more colors in their online shirt selection. Really guys, white and blue (and a few pinks)?
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    brooks got to add some edge into their clothes. a little bit of 'either will love it or hate it' type of zing. they are so middling as in style. well, i guess they have black fleece. but still.
     
  3. WRAdvisor

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    BB has always been like that. That is their bread and butter. Known as a very traditional company, I wouldn't hold my breath on some drastic change to dress shirts. They tend to leave that to Kiton and RL
     
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    Master-Classter Senior member

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    trad, it stands for traditional I believe.

    next?
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    BB has always been like that. That is their bread and butter. Known as a very traditional company, I wouldn't hold my breath on some drastic change to dress shirts. They tend to leave that to Kiton and RL

    yeah i guess you are right. brooks + bite = RL

    however brooks is american. rl is more english looks
     
  6. jason.wu.05.09

    jason.wu.05.09 Senior member

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    Of course they're traditional, but they have made some concessions to the times -- witness the Milano-cut line of suits, for example. I'm just saying I'd like that trend to extend to their dress shirts.
     
  7. Grenadier

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    Of course they're traditional, but they have made some concessions to the times -- witness the Milano-cut line of suits, for example. I'm just saying I'd like that trend to extend to their dress shirts.

    You can get any color you want MTM.
     
  8. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I think it's actually more of an inventory problem. To offer something online they need to make sure it's in stock at the warehouse and probably available for a while. They probably have a lot more options but just in store because they'd rather you go to a store where you can try it on, be upsold by the SA's, etc.
     
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    if you include their luxury line, they have some less "boring" offerings as well.
     
  10. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    BB needs a lot more than fixing their shirt colors.

    I do own purple and orange BB shirts, so cant knock them for that. Their suits though [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. zizou

    zizou Well-Known Member

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    shoulder pleats on dress shirts instead of box pleats.
     
  12. thoogsby

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    ..to make the extra slim cut in non-iron.
     
  13. jason.wu.05.09

    jason.wu.05.09 Senior member

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    ..to make the extra slim cut in non-iron.

    Hear hear!

    And I know they have more colors in store, but it kills me, I live in a college town without a Brooks Brothers (and no transportation!).
     
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    +1 above. The extra slim fit is one of the best decisions BB has recently made. It's a great shirt!
     
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    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    ... to implement some QC on their Cordovan shoes or to have some stock on hand to replace your defective non-QC'd Cordovan shoes.
     
  16. jabreal00

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    ..to make the extra slim cut in non-iron.

    Their slim non-iron is still too boxy. I bought four non-iron slim shirts this year and had to take all to the tailor to take in the sides and sleeves.
     
  17. spudnik99

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    a Made in the USA trad "store within a store". All the archival classics rotated through every couple of years (peach OCBD, Polo and Winchester overcoats, tweed sack suits, etc.). Call it the "Makers" shop. Offer this at 346 Madison, SF, LA, Chicago, Boston, Altanta, maybe Dallas.

    Also, I'd dump Black Fleece in favor of offering more quality items (like RL Purple Label) via Golden Fleece. Make Golden Fleece another "store within a store". Offer this as above.

    Well done Trad and well done European tailoring are very distinctive styles that cut through the vast sea of shoddy blandness that is men's clothing.
     
  18. Pei Hide

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    BB should expand all their lines to include slimmer fit. I really like their extra slim shirts. I wish they carry more trousers in slimmer size.
     
  19. anon

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    shoulder pleats on dress shirts instead of box pleats.
    true
     

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