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The Inspiring History Of Brooks Brothers

This section of our site is called “Origins Of Top Businesses.”  

It features interesting facts about the early years of well-known businesses.

These facts are given to you for fun and inspiration.
Fun because how many top businesses started out is really surprising.
Inspiring because it will help you as a business owner see that if they can do it, so can you.

Now for today’s facts:






  • The company was founded by Henry Sands Brooks in Manhattan.
  • Brooks Brothers is the oldest clothing store in the U.S.
  • The current name came into existence in 1850 when Henry Brooks three sons inherited the business.
  • The Brooks family sold the company in 1946.
  • You might not know this, but Brooks Brothers is not known just for fine men’s suits, but its also know for creativity and innovation. 
  • If you’ve ever worn any of these things: a wash-and-wear dress shirt, argyle socks or a button-down collared shirt, well it’s all thanks Brooks Brothers.

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