Brooks Brothers History

Since opening in 1818, Brooks Brothers has been a part of the fabric of America throughout the majority of our great country’s existence. Take a deeper exploration into the history of the company founded by Henry Sands Brooks.

The Making of an Icon

The story of the shirt that started a revolution in menswear: our Original Polo® Button­-Down Oxford

A Summer Tradition

Follow us into our archives, where we unpack our history of vacation style through turn-of-the-century advertisements and specialty publications.

We’re All Mad for Madras

Lightweight and vibrant, madras may just be the perfect summer fabric. Join us as we delve into the history of this celebrated summer cloth.