- Apr 7, 2021
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This has been an interesting thread. I find myself needing to spend my last BB rewards (earned buying all of the good stuff on sale last summer at 70% off) before they expire at the end of the month. After exhausting them on the last appealing Garland OBCDs in my size, I really doubt that I will buy anything from Brooks in the future. This makes me feel somewhat sad. I recall my great memories of the past, similar to what so many others have written about. But I will not miss what Brooks has been becoming over the past few years. I suspect that when I see it in the mall, the feeling will be similar to seeing a Joseph A. Bank store, remembering some ancient warm memories but otherwise only entering if I was traveling and suddenly needed a belt or tie due to a packing error. I will happily go to the stores mentioned in this thread and the other lesser known menswear stores that one can still find in most cities and which sell many of the products and provide much of the same excellent service and shopping experience as Brooks did in the past. What I will miss is the extremely discounted prices that none of these other places can match, but which Brooks could not continue to provide and remain the same place.