For more than 200 years, Brooks Brothers has defined style in America—with a history as long as ours, it’s only natural that the country’s highest office has turned to us for their fashion needs. We’re proud to say we’ve dressed 40 of our 45 U.S. Presidents, ranging from suits and ties to a custom-tailored coat for Abraham Lincoln that he wore to his second inauguration (and in which, unfortunately, he was assassinated). But now, for the first time, we’ve partnered with the White House Historical Association to bring you The Presidential Collection, an exclusive set of ties and pocket squares that combines classic Brooks Brothers style with the grandeur and prestige of the White House.
The White House Historical Association, founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, is a non-profit dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Executive Mansion. Proceeds from its storefront (including this collection) go toward the Association’s mission to preserve, protect and provide public access to the rich history of the White House.
We’re honored to support its mission with this collection of three neckties and three reversible bow ties, all set in red, blue and navy, as well as a pocket square depicting the Truman Presidential Seal. Each piece is made from 100% silk and crafted right here in the United States.
The Truman Seal was created by Executive Order 9646, which officially defined the Presidential Coat of Arms and Seal. While previous Presidential seals depicted an eagle looking to the right toward a bundle of arrows in its talon, the Truman Seal has the eagle facing toward an olive branch to its left, symbolizing peace.
New styles will be added throughout the year and are exclusively available on the Association’s website and in White House Historical Association retail locations:
WHITE HOUSE HISTORY SHOP
1610 H STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20006
WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER
1450 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20230