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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

BROOKS BROTHERS (New York) Heeled Loafer

The old-school loafer gets a fashionable lift and ends up taking centre stage as the must-have footwear item this season.
Birthed from the menswear trend that’s going strong, the timeless staple is elevated as a heel and as a result takes on a still-preppy-yet-feminine-and-polished tone. (Call it librarian chic, if you will.)
A versatile shape, this heeled loafer from Brooks Brothers pairs well with just about outfit -- from pleated skirts to cropped pants, from prim tailored dresses to rolled skinny jeans. And of course, it’s sure to work the hardest for you when added to your office wardrobe.
(RRP US$198)

Heeled loafers stomping down and off the runways.

Founded in New York City in 1818, Brooks Brothers is the oldest surviving menswear mercantile in the United States.
In its long and venerable history, Brooks Brothers has dressed robber barons, students, Madison Avenue Mad Men, royalty (both the Hollywood and European varieties), and presidents, including Mr. Obama.
Although Brooks Brothers has a conservative-prep image, through the years they have been fashion innovators. The company was one of the first sellers of silk neckties in the U.S., and is credited with developing the button-down collar and introducing chinos, Shetland sweaters, argyle socks, madras prints and seersucker suits for North American men. Now nearly 200 years old, Brook Brothers continues to uphold its reputation as the bastion of classic American style and Ivy League casual, branching their skillful craftsmanship into womenswear, children’s line, footwear and accessories.

At his second inauguration, Abraham Lincoln wore a coat specially crafted for him by Brooks Brothers. Hand stitched into the coat's lining was an intricate design featuring an eagle and the inscription, "One Country, One Destiny." Sadly, it was also the coat Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated at Ford's Theater. For that reason, Brooks Brothers did not make black suits for many years.

It was Brooks Brothers who made Theodore Roosevelt’s uniform for the Spanish-American War.

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