Friday, October 16, 2009

Gentlemanly Affairs (a.k.a Man Stuff)

After the San Francisco Brooks Brothers absolutely butchered the tailoring job on a new suit I had (almost) purchased last year I thought it was over between the two of us. It was a ridiculous scene. I was pretty bummed too because it was my first suit and I dig the Brothers; their gear is well made, timeless and reasonably priced. If you need a nice suit and you're not Rockafella (said like my folks, with a New England accent) you might as well buy a BB suit. I thought.

Anyways, they say time heals all wounds and I'm thinking it might be worth another shot. Brooks Brothers has teamed up with the costume designer for Mad Men and created this limited edition "Mad Men" suit. Yea yea yea I know every Dick and their dog wants to dress like Don Draper these days but there are several reasons why I'm actually thinking about buying one of these. First, everyone should dress like Don Draper. Second, everyone knows you can't miss, or mess, with gray/charcoal. Third, I'm thinking sharkskin is pretty cool, and definitely NOT the norm over here in the FiDi where I reside from 9-5. Fourth, the cut on these things looks to be RAZOR sharp and, fifth, to top it off I'd be getting a limited edition BB suit for just shy of 1, 000 buckaroos. They're only making 250 of these! This might be the cheapest nicest suit I've seen in a long time. There's 5 reasons why I should make an effort to forgive and forget. I don't know what else to say. Does it come in a 3 piece?

I'll definitely be trying one on, I suggest you do the same.


  1. dude, BB is not what it used to be. i don't give them my money anymore because i) their shirts can fit three of me, b) quality is questionable (their buttons fall off, pockets develop holes and occasional seams aren't finished), and 3) their sales people act as if they're doing me a favor by glancing my way.

  2. i hear you friend, your preaching to the choir. BUT if this suit fit me as well as it looks like it would fit me i'd take the risk because i feel there is a severe lack of suiting options in the thousand dollar range which aren't cut like a potato sack. as to the sales people, i agree, and they can suck my ass but i'm not going let a salesperson stop me from looking fly. i'm going to have them measure me, ask them a million questions, try on at least 5 suits, shoes, socks, suspenders, underwear & leave with nothing. then order the suit online and have it tailored by someone i trust.

  3. and thanks for reading Mr. Horatio McClint. stay tuned.