Brooks Brothers needs...

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  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 grrrrrrrr!!

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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.
     


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    WRAdvisor 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
     


  4. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    trad, it stands for traditional I believe.

    next?
     


  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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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.
     


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    Grenadier 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.

    You can get any color you want MTM.
     


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    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.
     


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    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]
     


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    zizou Well-Known Member

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    shoulder pleats on dress shirts instead of box pleats.
     


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


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