peterc

Super Member
Regarding American intellectuals, there is a splendid, if "old," (1987) book on this issue by Russell Jacoby titled "The Last Intellectuals." It is a powerful and incisive work. I read it when it was first published.
 

xcubbies

Super Member
The decline in Brooks Brothers is nothing compared to the decline of the American pseudo-intellectual (let’s face it, America has never generated a true intellectual, all pretenders to the title merely having been too much interested in the acquisition of wealth and power to be objective).
Does one need to be an intellectual to identify a pseudo-intellectual?
 

TKI67

Super Member
Frankly, considering how much I've spent over the years buying navy blazers, OCBDs and Clarke's Advantage chinos, not to mention the suits (Oh gawd, the suits!) I can't believe Brooks Brothers went bankrupt! Egad. :crazy:;)
Yes indeed! There was a time when the Brooks account was like a second tithe!
 

Mr. B. Scott Robinson

Advanced Member
For me, my 30 years of experience with BB was based on service.

When they transitioned to the point where their staff were no more than poorly trained 19 year old till drones, I was pretty much done.

Now, I only order basic staples online (and heavily discounted) look for a Peal & co 75% off opportunity, maybe buy a formal shirt on occasion...that’s about it.

Cheers,

BSR
 
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